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Tuesday
Nov092010

Microsoft Issues Important Update for Office for Mac 2011

 

Microsoft has released an important update to the Office for Mac 2011 suite to patch vulnerabilities and improve compatibility.

This update contains improvements to security, stability, compatibility, and performance. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

Details of the update 14.0.1:

  • Office for Mac includes forms-based authentication 
    This update includes forms-based authentication in Office for Mac for connecting to Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers. Forms-based authentication transmits user credentials through HTML forms that users complete. A token that contains the user credentials for the server is stored as a cookie in Office for Mac. The cookie can also be stored in the system Keychain and Safari’s cookie store if the user selects Remember Password or a similar option in the HTML form. 
  • Images that are copied from an Office for Mac application back to ChemDraw can be edited 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Office for Mac applications to lock images after they are copied back from an Office application to ChemDraw, a molecule editor.  

Improvements for Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when a macro is enabled. 
  • Excel-calculated cells are updated when revisions are made to related data 
    This update fixes an issue that sometimes causes Excel-calculated cells not to update automatically after a change is made to related data until the pointer is positioned on the calculated cell. 
  • Reliability is improved when the FORMAT macro command is used
    This update fixes an issue that causes Excel to produce incorrect results when the FORMAT macro command is used. 

Improvements for Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved when you build equations
    This update fixes an issue that causes Word to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes when you build an equation. The issue specifically occurs when the user clicks the Convert selection to professional or Convert selection to linear buttons on the Equation Tools tab to format the equation into a one-dimensional form for easy editing or a two-dimensional form for professional display. 

Improvements for Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011

  • Stability is improved during slide shows 
    This update fixes issues that cause PowerPoint to crash or close unexpectedly sometimes during a slide show. 
  • Compatibility with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 is improved  
    This update fixes issues that cause numbered lists in PowerPoint 2007 and in PowerPoint 2010 not to be displayed correctly when the presentation is viewed in PowerPoint for Mac 2011. 

Improvements for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Reliability is improved when you delete messages from multiple IMAP accounts 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete only one message even after you select and delete multiple messages from different IMAP accounts in the unified inbox.
  • Sync Services stops when you install a new update 
    This update fixes an issue that forces you to exit the Sync Services Agent manually, if it is enabled, before you install a new update.  
  • Email passwords are retained in the keychain after new accounts are imported into Outlook 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete passwords from the keychain when new email accounts are imported into Outlook.
  • Mailing list records are retained after a database rebuild 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to delete all mailing list rules after a database rebuild.  
  • Reliability improved when importing Office 2008 identities into Office 2011 
    This update fixes an issue that causes Outlook to end the import process when Outlook imports identities that have a category called Untitled

For more information and download link follow go here. Size of update is 110Mb.

Source: Microsoft website

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