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.

Top Rated Comments

macpeach55 Avatar
112 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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FelixII Avatar
112 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
112 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. :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mwxiao Avatar
112 months ago
Bigger news, Office 2016 is available for Home Use Program for $9.95 starting today...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
judelf Avatar
112 months ago
Thanks, HEAVENS! It worked!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crosscreek Avatar
112 months ago
Where did I put my XP at?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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