Microsoft Office July Updates Fix Outlook Crashes and Performance Issues


Microsoft released the July 2021 non-security Microsoft Office updates with improvements and fixes for crashes 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.

This month’s one KB5001971 The update also allows dBASE files with longer file names to work with the Microsoft Access database management system in Standard, Professional, Professional Plus, Office Home and Student, and Office Home and Business editions. 2016.

A week ago, Microsoft solved issues and updated features for Microsoft 365 apps for business, Microsoft 365 apps for business, and subscription versions of desktop apps for Project and Visio.

Issues addressed in current channel updates for Microsoft 365 apps include Outlook bugs causing performance issues on ARM64 devices and translation options to be disabled for some users.

Last month, in the June 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft also fixed several remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the entire Microsoft Office suite, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint.

Some non-security updates to Office may require a restart

the Non-security updates for Office July 2021 can be installed manually from the download center or automatically using the Microsoft Update Service.

These updates apply only to Office products based on Microsoft Installer (.msi) and do not apply to Office subscription or Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions like Microsoft Office 365 Home.

After you install 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 behave badly after you install the July Office updates, you can uninstall them by doing the following:

  1. Go to Start, Enter View installed updates in the Search windows case, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, find and select the offending update, then select Uninstall.


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