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Configuring Microsoft Office Updates


Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows

Microsoft Update provides updates for both Windows and Microsoft's Office Suite simultaneously. To check for Office updates, open one of the Office apps (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word).

  1. Click File tab.
  2. Click Account.
  3. In the right side of the Account window is Product Information.
  4. Select Update Options.
  5. Click Update Now. 

Microsoft Office 2016 for Macs

Microsoft AutoUpdate for the MacIntosh, comes with Office 2016 for Mac, and keeps your Microsoft software up to date automatically. There is no need to search for critical updates and information; AutoUpdate delivers them directly to your computer. However, you can also use AutoUpdate manually when you want to check for updates.

To set up AutoUpdate to automatically check for updates:

  1. Open any Microsoft Office Program (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word).
  2. Click Help.
  3. Click Check for Updates.
  4. Select Automatically.


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