Microsoft released the July 2021 non-security Microsoft Office updates with enhancements and fixes for bugs and issues affecting Windows Installer (MSI) editions of Office 2016 products.
KB5001980 addresses intermittent crashes when Outlook 2016 reconnects to an Exchange server, as well as some graphics and performance issues in long-running Outlook sessions.
Of this month KB5001971 The update also enables dBASE files with longer file names to work with the Microsoft Access database management system in the Standard, Professional, Professional Plus, Office Home and Student, and Home and Business editions of Office 2016.
A week ago, Microsoft resolved updated issues and features for Microsoft 365 Business Apps, Microsoft 365 Business Apps, and subscription versions of the desktop apps for Project and Visio.
Issues addressed in current channel updates for Microsoft 365 applications include Outlook errors causing performance issues on ARM64 devices and translation options are disabled for some users.
Last month, on Patch Tuesday June 2021, Microsoft also patched several remote code execution security vulnerabilities that affected the entire Microsoft Office suite, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint.
Some non-security Office updates may require a restart
These updates apply only to Microsoft Installer-based Office products (.msi) and do not apply to Office subscription or Click-to-Run editions of Office 2016 such as Microsoft Office 365 Home.
After installing some of this month’s Microsoft Office updates, you may also need to restart your computer for the installation process to complete.
If your Office installation starts to malfunction after installing the July Office updates, you can uninstall them by following these steps:
- To go start, Enterokay View installed updates in the Search Windows and then press Enter.
- In the list of updates, find and select the offensive updateand then select Uninstall.