Recently Microsoft released a non-security update for its Office users who are surprised with something new from time to time. Be it a security update, bug fix, feature improvement, or a non-security update, Microsoft never fails to surprise its users with its update rollout. Hence, in this article, we are going to discuss the September update of this year.
This particular update comes with a lot of performance improvement features along with a number of fixes in Microsoft Office. Earlier users reported that something was affecting the use of Windows Installer specifically in the Office 2016 and Office 2013 editions. The update is named as KB4484511 Office update.
What comes with the KB4484511 Office update?
This update comes with the encryption of default fallback for the users who are using Microsoft Outlook 2016. Earlier it was 3DES but now it is AES256. Now, you must be thinking what does this mean as this is hard for a non-technical user to gulp. To make it clear for you, this encryption is selected if the certification of the recipient doesn’t have S/MIME capabilities. The full form of S/MIME is Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions.
In the prior update, there was a problem with OneNote. However, with this update, the crash was fixed by enabling the User-Agent string in OneNote. Other than this, there is also an update for different Skype for Business 2016 issues.
Complete list of updates
The September update includes a wide range of fixes that applies to the complete package of Microsoft Office 2016. The software update comes with certain fixes for Outlook 2016, Skype for Business 2016, as well as Visio 2013.
In case you wish to download this update, you may go to the ‘Download Center’ at office.com/setup and install it on your device. You may also opt for the option to install the updates automatically. In case you are planning to install this update, then you should note one thing. This update is specifically available for Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based Office products. Also, you may note that you may not apply it on Office 2016 Click-to-Run or Office subscription editions. This means it is not applicable to Microsoft Office 365 Home.
To install the updates:
You may update a particular app or the complete version of the Office. For updating the complete version:
- First, you need to exit all the apps.
- Then, open the Microsoft Store.
- Click on the ‘Profile’ icon at the top.
- Sign in, if you aren’t already.
- Now, click on the ‘Menu’ icon represented by three dots.
- Next up, select ‘Downloads and Updates’.
- Further, select the ‘Get Updates’ option.
Things to consider before/after installing the update
Sometimes, Microsoft users need to restart their computers in order to install these updates. If you do not restart your PC before installing the update, then you may come across hurdles while installing them on your device.
In case your device starts to behave inappropriately after installing the September 2020 update via office.com/setup, then you may need to uninstall it. To uninstall it, you may follow the procedure given below:
- First, click on the ‘Start’ menu of your device.
- Then navigate to the ‘View Installed updates’ section using the Search bar.
- Hit the enter key upon choosing it from the search results.
- Now, navigate to the ‘Updates’ section and look for the problematic update.
- Right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall’.
To give your feedback on the updates or issues with them, go to www.office.com/setup and go to the feedback section to do so.