Microsoft has released security bulletins MS12-029 and MS12-030. These security bulletins contain all the relevant information about the security updates for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. To view the complete security bulletins, visit the following Microsoft websites:
This update fixes extremely important issues and also helps improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.
Improvements that are included in the update
The Office for Mac 2011 14.2.2 Update also includes the following improvements.
- Display of large folders improved
This update fixes an issue in which the size of large folders over 2GB would not display.
- Deletion of recurring appointments improved
This update resolves an issue in which some instances of a recurring appointment could be deleted incorrectly.
- Marking of read mail improved
This update resolves an issue in which read mail could incorrectly be marked as unread again. This might occur in certain high volume scenarios involving multiple computers accessing the same mailbox.
Previously released improvements included in this update
This update includes all the improvements that were released in all previous Office 2011 updates since the release of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 Update
. For more information about the improvements in a previous update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.2 Update2598783
Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.3 Update2644347
Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1.4 Update2685940
Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.0 Update2705358
Description of the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.1 Update
Before you install the Office 2011 14.2.2 Update, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.
To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac
on the Apple
Additionally, you must install the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.1 Update before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.2.2 Update.
To verify the update that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
- On the Go menu, click Applications.
- Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then open any Office application (for example, open Word).
- On the Word menu, click About Word.
- In the About Word dialog box, compare the version number next to Latest Installed Update.
How to obtain the update
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 14.2.2 Update package now.
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Release Date: May 8, 2012
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then on the File
menu, click Show Files
- The Office 2011 14.2.2 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date.
To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.
For more information about resources for Office for Mac 2011, visit the following Microsoft website:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.