Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q1 2016


As I mentioned in the Current Cumulative Updates for Office - Q3 2012 post, each quarter I will post information on the latest updates for the Office for Windows and Office for Macintosh products.

The information below is being provided regarding the most currently available updates available for the supported Windows and Macintosh versions of Office as of January 1, 2016

As a reminder on why I'm providing this information and how it should be used, please see my Keeping Up with Office Updates post which discusses the cumulative updates for Office (and Outlook in particular) that companies need to be aware of and push out to their users. 

Note: As of January 1, 2015 the Office product group has made a decision to no longer have both what were known as "Public Updates" (those that you could get through Microsoft Update) and "Cumulative Updates" (separate downloads) for the Office 2013 products, which has always been very confusing (and part of why I started posting this information).  Going forward, all updates will be part of the Public Update releases.  However, I will continue to post this bulletin quarterly so that you have this information to properly manage updates for desktops, etc.

Office for Windows

Office 2016

Office 2013

Office 2010

Office 2007

Office 2003

  • Office 2003 reached End-of-Life Support on April 8, 2014

Note: Each of the KB articles includes the list/links for all the Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).  Most of you focus on Outlook and that’s the only ones required and is also provided separately but I wanted to provide the larger “Office” list in case you want it.

As a reminder, Microsoft Update does *NOT* make the cumulative updates available to users (unlike the Public Updates) for products prior to Office 2013.  These have to be downloaded and either installed independently or deployed using tools such as WSUS, SCCM, etc. 

Office for Macintosh

Office 2016

Office 2011

  • Current Service Pack Level: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP5 (released May 5, 2015)
    • Office for Mac 2011 mainstream support has been extended and will now end on October 10, 2017 instead of January 12, 2016
  • Latest cumulative Update: December 2015 - 14.5.9 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3119517)

Office 2008

  • Current Service Pack Level: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac SP2 (released October 2009)
    • Office 2008 for Mac support ended on April 9, 2013
  • Last cumulative Update: March 2013 - 12.3.6 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817449)

Note: Each of the KB articles includes the link for downloading the package which updates ALL Office Products…there are not separate updates for each of the various components of Office as there is with the Windows releases.

Comments (2)

  1. turbomcp says:

    thanks for sharing and keeping it up to date

  2. Yaskar says:

    Hi Joe. Thanks for the quarterly updates.

    In our environment our management for some reason have also opted to only have Office 2010 SP2 with the latest security updates.

    One of our users is experiencing a strange problem with charts which I have seen some discussion about on a couple of forums so I was wondering if manually updating his Excel to the latest version would fix the problem. But I am somewhat confused about how
    to do this. I read the CU’s are no longer released only PU’s, I’ve followed your links but it takes me to an Excel Security Update (KB3121650), i’m confused if this SU will updated Excel 2010 with all the previous patches. I’ve searched around I was wondering
    if installing KB2956084 would update Excel to the latest version.

    Any guidance is appreciated

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