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www.office.com/setup Blogs: After a bobbling start, the patches are available in Windows Update and WSUS

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Yesterday, in keeping with the usual first-Tuesday-of-the-month cadence, Microsoft released 12 nonsecurity patches for Office 2013, 19 nonsecurity patches for Office 2016, and a new build 7571.2072 for the current channel (version 1611) of Office 365 Click-to-Run.

There was some confusion at first, as the patches appeared in some parts of the world and not in others — or even appeared, then disappeared, then reappeared in some cases — but at this point, it looks like Windows Update and WSUS are seeing all of the patches.

The full TechNet list offers links to all of the KB articles. The Office 365 client update Current Channel list shows more than 50 nonsecurity updates and minor feature updates for Office Click-to-Run version 1611, including dozens of fixes for bugs in Skype for Business.

It’s still much too early to tell if there are any major problems with the patches.

On AskWoody, ch100 reports that the buggy Oct. 4 update for Excel 2016, KB 3118373, which was pulled on Oct. 8, has finally been expired in WSUS. That’s the Excel “halt and catch fire” bug described in my Oct. 12 Woody on Windows post. Excel users were given instructions for manually removing the buggy patch. It’s completely gone now.

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