Microsoft Releases Update to Office for Mac 2011 SP2

Earlier this week, we noted that Microsoft had pulled its Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 from Microsoft AutoUpdate after users reported issues with Outlook database corruption. While the issues could be fixed and the update remained available for those looking to manually rebuild their databases and install the software, Microsoft opted to remove SP2 from AutoUpdate in order to protect those users who were unaware of the potential issues with the update.

Microsoft today announced that it has released an update to SP2, known as Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.1.
This update is primarily preventative and targets those who have not yet installed SP2; however, whether you have or have not installed SP2, please run this update to bring your installation of Microsoft Office:Mac 2011 to the latest version.
The downloads weighs in at 110 MB and requires a minimum of Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (14.1.0).



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89 months ago

Every time a Micro$haft product touches a Mac it screws something up. Silverlight anybody?


"Micro$haft"? Really?

I didn't think they allowed kids to go on the internet during school hours these days.

Do I use MS Office on the Mac? No. Am I an insane fanboy who thinks it's the worst thing since the Hindenberg? Also no.
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89 months ago

Every time a Micro$haft product touches a Mac it screws something up. Silverlight anybody?



You spelled Microsoft wrong.
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89 months ago

Offic£ for Mac is a joke (it's not very good for Windows either). iWork suite is all you need for the best productivity experience on any platform. I cringe whenever I see a "Mac person" using Micro$oft Offic£ applications on their Mac.


Nothing about your post is accurate.
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89 months ago

Every time a Micro$haft product touches a Mac it screws something up. Silverlight anybody?


and you would get it perfect, every time?

We are all human.
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89 months ago

Every time a Micro$haft product touches a Mac it screws something up. Silverlight anybody?


You are probably just trolling for kicks, but:

Silverlight blows flash out of the water - really, it is great.

The most recent iteration of Office is quite good too, much better than the last full release. My copy on a MBP 13" early 2011 with lion has been quite stable, and while I dont have any use for outlook I've been using excel, powerpoint and word quite extensively - large 1mb files full of tables, graphs, figures, and zotero reference manager fields.
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89 months ago

Every time a Micro$haft product touches a Mac it screws something up. Silverlight anybody?


Good thing Apple has never made a mistake or you'd look like a moron.
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89 months ago
Just installed this update.

Incredible performance increase. Nice one MS...pity I rarely use office.
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89 months ago

I would be kind of hard to beat the Nazis, the Rwanda Genocide, Céline Dion or 9/11 (etc) in the "worst thing since the Hindenberg" category...


Godwin's Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
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89 months ago

I use the free MathType Lite plug-in.


Cool! Didn't know this. Thanks for the tip. The iWork interface is still light years better than Office imho.
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89 months ago

Umm ... LaTeX. Just sayin'.


Tried that. It's just too fiddley. If you've made a mistake in office. You can just edit it. If its an additional program you have to remove what you've done and paste back in the corrected one.
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