Yet again, Microsoft sent customers a faulty Office update which needs fixing.
This time it’s Office 2016 perpetual licence customers affected or, strictly speaking, anyone who has installed Office from a .msi file instead of ‘Click to Run’. Click to Run is the standard option for Office 365 subscribers,.
The latest debacle started with an 1 August patch to fix a wrong password expiry notification.
Bugs added by Microsoft
When that patch was installed, customer’s may have also received one of these bugs for their trouble:
- Hyperlinks may stop working in Excel 2016.
- For the 32-bit version of Outlook 2016, Office Store redirects you to the web store instead of opening the in-client store.
- Editing languages and Help languages may be changed unexpectedly. For example, a display language may be missing from the editing languages list even if you have not removed it.
It took Microsoft three weeks to admit to the bugs and supply a patch.
If you have the affected software AND are striking one of these bugs, use this KB4011093 update. Don’t apply the patch unless it’s necessary.