Form Controls stop working after December 2014 Updates

For some users, Form Controls (FM20.dll) are no longer working as expected after installing MS14-082 Microsoft Office Security Updates for December 2014. Issues are experienced at times such as when they open files with existing VBA projects using forms controls, try to insert a forms control in to a new worksheet or run third party software that may…


Support for YouTube videos in PowerPoint returns

Updates for both PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013, were released on Tuesday (4/8) that reintroduces support for YouTube videos into PowerPoint. The feature goes live on April 15. You need to install the updates listed for your PowerPoint version to be ready.   Office 2010 KB2837579 Office 2013 KB2837627 KB2817636   History PowerPoint 2010 and…

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Unable to open PowerPoint files from a SharePoint 2010 on an iPad

Guest Blogger: Harold Kless If you try to edit an Office file (Word, PowerPoint or Excel) from a SharePoint 2010 Document Library while using an iPad with MS Office applications installed, the file will not open and there is an error “there is no SharePoint Foundation application available to openthe app.” SharePoint 2010 requires a…


"Cannot open the file because the file format or extension is invalid" opening Office files

   UPDATE:  We have identified the malware as a new family of ransomware Infection: Trojan:Win32/Bumat!rts AVSubmit Detectable with AM definitions version:  1.157.1559.0 or laterhttp://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fBumat%21rts&ThreatID=-2147341227   Infection: Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A. Detectable with AM definitions version:  1.157.1542.0 or laterhttp://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fCrilock.A   Definition Information:     Latest public Endpoint AM defs:  1.157.1542.0 (Expect several hours later for 1.157.1559.0 or higher)      http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/definitions/whatsnew.aspx     Latest Prerelease…

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Office 2013 VBA component stops functioning

We are seeing a few cases where the VBA component of the Office 2013 apps stop functioning.  The applications are working properly when installed.  Then a few days later VBA buttons no longer work.  Here are the scenarios that wehave seen: PowerPoint The Visual Basic, and Macros options are disabled/greyed on the ribbon. When opening…

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PowerPoint 2013 crashes after Click-to-run install with DisplayLinkManager driver

After you install PowerPoint 2013 or Office 2013 click-to-run and launch PowerPoint 2013 it may crash, giving you the following error: “Microsoft PowerPoint has stopped working”.   This problem can happen when the DisplayLinkManager driver is installed on the system. This problem is known to happen with DisplayLinkDriver versions 5.5.29055.0 or 5.6.30272.0.   To resolve…


PowerPoint presentations using Information Rights Management (IRM) may hang when opening

We have seen reports of PowerPoint presentations hanging whenever trying to open a presentation that uses Information Rights Management (IRM) after you apply MS12-057. Additionally, the reports go on to say that a new file may hang when you try to apply IRM protection after installing this security update. If you suspect you are running into this…


"Unspecified Automation Error" after applying MS12-060

MS12-060 is a security update that was released Tuesday, August 14, 2012. This update replaced MS12-027. Some may be seeing “Unspecified Automation Error” when running your Microsoft Office VBA code after installing MS12-060. Update: We have redeployed the MS12-060 update that contains the fix for this issue automatically built in.  The update is now available…

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New Security Update MS11-022

Hotfix for Security Update MS11-022 released publicly as MS11-036   MS11-036: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2002: May 10, 2011 Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 (KB2535802) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2535802 MS11-036: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: May 10, 2011 Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (KB2535812) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2535812   MS11-036: Description of the…

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Office 2010 Web Apps Workshops

Office 2010 Web Application Workshops and experts coming soon to a city near you… Thinking about setting up Microsoft Office 2010 Web Applications in your environment? Curious about Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word web applications? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, you should consider attending one of the Office 2010…

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