The ‘Softies who labor mightily over Windows and Office fixes must be out at the local pubs watching the World Cup soccer matches in Brazil.
I’m not sure whether that’s good or bad, but it does gives us an opportunity to quickly catch up on past updates — and then get out and enjoy a bit of summer.
Nonsecurity updates ready to install
I’ve had no reports of problems with June’s numerous nonsecurity updates. Most of the patches are for Office 2013, which since its release has received an extraordinary number of fixes.
Some Office 2013 Click-to-Run users were not so fortunate this month — they suddenly couldn’t open their Office apps. The problem arose from one of the silent updates Microsoft had sent out. If you’ve run into this problem, I recommend reviewing last week’s (June 19) Patch Watch Update. Jump down to the section titled “An Office Click-to-Run error truly is worrisome.”
Keep in mind that nonsecurity updates are mostly optional. The really annoying updates are those described simply as “stability and performance improvements.” If you want some idea of what the update does, go to its MS support site and jump down to the section typically titled “Issues that the update resolves” — if it’s there. For example, if a patch simply adds to Outlook a language that you’ll never use, why install it? Again, it’s your call. You can always follow the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” concept.
June’s nonsecurity updates include the following:
- KB 982726 – Office 2010 Junk Email Filter
- KB 2880524 – Office 2010; table properties error when tracking changes in Word
- KB 2880529 – Word 2010
- KB 2881065 – Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter
- KB 2760587 – Outlook Junk Email Filter
- KB 2850074 – Lync
- KB 2878313 – Office
- KB 2880457 – Office; email subject display when switching to Thai language
- KB 2880458 – OneNote; issues with large print jobs
- KB 2880991 – Office; lexical improvements
- KB 2881000 – PowerPoint
- KB 2881005 – MS Word; mistranslated words
- KB 2881014 – MS Excel; crash when accessing cached copy
- KB 2881027 – Office Web Apps
- KB 2881035 – Office
Other MS application fixes and updates:
- KB 2850073 – SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013; copy/paste data display in KPI report
- KB 2878322 – Microsoft Visio 2013; improved visuals
- KB 2880516 – SharePoint Server 2010
- KB 2880988 – MS SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013; lexical improvements
- KB 2881018 – OneDrive for Business
What to do: Consider all June nonsecurity updates safe to install.