Improvements included in the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365

Background One of the goals of Office Click-to-Run is to continue to innovate and improve the product with each new update release.  This month is no different. More Information With the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365 the following improvements have been made: Smaller Update Download Package:  Based on feedback from our…

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Managing Updates with Office 2013 Click-to-Run

The Click to Run Version of Office Pro Plus behaves differently than its MSI based counterpart. Tools like Microsoft Update and corresponding MSP files are not involved in software updates. Likewise, management tools like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and products controlling WSUS like System Center Configuration Manager 2012 are not distributing software updates to…

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MSI Restart Manager - How it relates to Office updates and application restarts

Windows Installer 4.x and later includes the “MSI Restart Manager” which is designed to reduce required operating system reboots during Installer maintenance mode operations, by restarting applications rather than rebooting the operating system. A typical Office update scenario where the MSI Restart Manager is used may be similar to the following: 1) Windows 7 machines have Office…