Microsoft Releases Office for Mac 2011 Update to Fix Outlook El Capitan Bug

Microsoft today released an update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, which fixes a significant Outlook bug that Office users ran into after upgrading to OS X El Capitan. After installing the new Apple operating system, many Outlook 2011 users found themselves unable to access their mail due to a syncing issue that caused the app to hang whenever it attempted to access the server.

Users were seeing a spinning Wait cursor whenever a sync was attempted and Outlook would become unresponsive, making it impossible to fetch new emails. The new 14.5.6 update should fix this problem for Outlook users who have installed OS X El Capitan and is a much better fix than Microsoft's previous workaround, which simply suggested users run OS X Yosemite.

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Though Microsoft has fixed one major bug OS X El Capitan users are running into, there are still problems with Office 2016. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 2016 are crashing for many users, preventing them from being used with OS X El Capitan.

Microsoft has said that it is working on a fix for Office 2016, but it has not given a timeline for when users can expect the issues to be solved.

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12 months ago

Fixing the five year old software before you fix the current software? Well, that's just genius. :confused:

I imagine that there are many more people still on 2011 than there are on 2016, & looks like the 2011 bug was easier to fix than the big problems with 2016, so I think they did the right thing.
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12 months ago

Fixing the five year old software before you fix the current software? Well, that's just genius. :confused:


At least they don't drop support immediately after releasing a new version. Parallels, I'm looking at you.
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12 months ago
Bigger news, Office 2016 is available for Home Use Program for $9.95 starting today...
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12 months ago

Fixing the five year old software before you fix the current software? Well, that's just genius. :confused:

But still no Office 95 support. :(
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12 months ago

MONTHLY yes, unless I missed a very special offer.
In that case, please link me immediately.

HUP ('http://www.microsofthup.com/') has always been a one-off and it doesn't seem that this is any exception.

I have an even bigger news: iWork is free for both home & business use with great time machine feature (can go back to any previous saved version) since 2 years ago

While iWork upgrades are free, you still need to buy it (either standalone or bundled with hardware) in the first place.
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12 months ago
Thanks, HEAVENS! It worked!
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12 months ago
Where did I put my XP at?
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