If you're using an earlier macOS, such as macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, or earlier,* follow these steps to keep it up to date. Open the App Store app on your Mac. Click Updates in the App Store toolbar. Use the Update buttons to download and install any updates listed. Jan 18, 2018 - Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. (though it does get some security updates, like fixes for the CVE-2018-0792.
- Microsoft Issues Security Updates For Office For Mac
- Microsoft Issues Security Updates For Office For Mac 2011
- Office For Mac 2011 Update
Further Reading The Mac version of Office has often lagged behind Windows in features (some periods have been better than others). But this change could lay the groundwork for better parity moving forward. A shared codebase doesn't necessarily mean everything will be the same, but it does mean that supporting all platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android) will be simpler on Microsoft's end. Real-time collaboration is long overdue in Office for Mac. Users have been calling for it for quite some time. A major selling point of Google Docs and several other Office alternatives, it has been a slow rollout for this feature in Office regardless of platform.
Microsoft Issues Security Updates For Office For Mac
Limited live collaboration was, but Excel for Windows, for example, didn't get true real-time collaboration until. Now, users on Mac and Windows can see each other's changes in real-time. As in Google docs, thumbnails show which users are collaborating with you on a document.
Flag icons indicate where they're working, and their changes appear to collaborators in real time as they work. Here's how Microsoft describes its implementation of the other major feature of the update, real-time cloud saving: We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others’ updates in seconds.
Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions. Word doesn't get any notable new features besides those that apply to all applications (though it does get some security updates, like fixes for the CVE-2018-0792 and CVE-2018-0794 remote code execution vulnerabilities).
But Excel gets some more charts and functions, better support for PivotTable charts, and faster formula calculation. PowerPoint gets the ability to use your mouse as a laser pointer in Slide Show and the ability to trim video and audio clips right in the application. Outlook gets support for swipe gestures and, critically, Google Contacts and Calendars support.
Microsoft Issues Security Updates For Office For Mac 2011
Office For Mac 2011 Update
The update became available to all Office for Mac users today. It replaced December 17, 2017's version 15.41.0, which fixed a bug with Microsoft AutoUpdate and applied some security updates.