If you knew where the option was in Windows, you could turn on Automatic Updates to download and notify you when OS updates are made available.
What happens when there is a security update for Office? We now have Windows XP Service Pack 2, which enables a firewall by default.
Since the September 22 release, Microsoft has likely fielded thousands of questions regarding the new Office update system.
One of the most pertinent will concern Office 2016 adoption of the somewhat overbearing Windows 10 auto-update system.
While investigating the fixes for the recent Microsoft Office OLE vulnerability, I encountered a situation that led me to believe that Office 2016 was not properly patched.
However, after further investigation, I realized that the update process of Microsoft Update has changed.
The Office 2016 system will use a similar style to the Windows 10 update branches Failure to install the CB updates will, as with Windows 10, result in a severance from scheduled security updates rendering consumers vulnerable to attack.
CBB works slightly differently: business will be able to defer one four-month update, but Furthermore, there will be no Long Term Servicing Branch equivalent, the Windows 10 branch eschewing all but security patches over long periods of time.
To verify you have the correction version, open any Office program and go to File Account, where you'll see the Office version as 16.x.If you happened to know about the Office Update website, you could run an Active X control to check for Microsoft Office updates. Windows XP SP2 also encourages you to enable Automatic Updates for the OS. As it turns out, an enhanced version of Windows Update, called Microsoft Update, was also released in 2005.Notice that the Auto Update link is HTTP instead of HTTPS. The new Microsoft Update, instead of checking for updates for only the OS itself, now also checks for updates for other Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office.If you have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you can upgrade to Office 2016 for free either from within your Office program or through Microsoft's website.If you have an Office 365 subscription, are currently running Office 2013, and have automatic Windows and Microsoft software updates enabled, you might get an upgrade notification from within Office to upgrade to 2016.