Microsoft Office non-security updates for January 2020


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Here’s the bug fixes and changes in Office 2016 just released by Microsoft with a summary of what caught our eye.

Outlook 2016 – secure email changes

KB 4484212

The default hash algorithm for S/MIME changes.  The default is SHA1 except when a new registry key is present. Details in the KB.

Bug fix: “When an email message that has a signed email message as an attachment is also signed, Outlook breaks the digital signature of the attached message.”

PowerPoint 2016 – comments with Office 365

KB4484168 and KB4484216

“The new commenting experience is available only in subscription versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2016 users will be able to work with these comments by using PowerPoint on the Web.

This update adds a business bar notification to let users know that a file contains comments that they can’t access in PowerPoint 2016.”

UNC troubles in Word and Outlook 2016

KB4484219

“ When you paste a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path that contains a left or right single quotation mark (“U+2018” or “U+2019”) in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Outlook, “U+2018” or “U+2019” is changed to “U+0027” in the address that is created by the automatic hyperlinks feature. The change in the character causes the hyperlink not to open the file from the UNC path. “

Access Database Engine – Office 2016

KB4484218

“This update fixes an issue in which the ODBC Data Sources application terminates after you create an ODBC DSN (Data Source Name) that connects to a source through the Access Database Engine (for example, .accdb or .xlsx files).”

Not forgetting …

Office 2016 KB 4464586

Project 2016 KB 4484140

Visio 2016 KB 4464575

Visio Viewer 2016 KB 2920709

Skype for Business 2016 KB 4484213

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