Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Patch Tuesday Update Corrupts Office 2013

Microsoft has always released patches and updates needed for its applications that help to run the software without any glitches or errors. However, this was not the case with the recent Tuesday patch released by Microsoft for Microsoft Office 2013. Many of the users who have installed the Tuesday patch for Office 2013 noticed that it corrupted their applications following its installation. As a result, many of the users were unable to run the Office 2013 suite on their systems. News regarding this was confirmed on the company’s Friday blog post.

The Microsoft Office engineering team wrote that, “Shortly after the release of the June Public Update, we received notification of a potential issue affecting a subset of Office 2013 Click-to-Run users.” They added, “In some cases, users running Office 2013 may not be able to launch Office products after the June Public updates are installed.”

To virtualize the aspects of the Office experience, Office’s ‘Click to Run’ technology completely depends on internet streaming. This will help the users to start using the Office suite right after you start the download process. Click to Run installations are completely different from the traditional software installations and the tech giant used to release update for the same automatically. To install Office on PCs, both the downloaded versions of Office 2013 software and Office 365 mainly depends upon the Click to Run technology.

According to the reports coming from Microsoft, it is said that only one percent of the Office 365 users are affected by this problem. But, according to Computerworld, when we take in to account the number of users, this one percentage signifies thousands or more of Office 365 users, who will be affected by this. Studies conducted by Microsoft found out that in the month of April, there has been 4.4 million Office 365 Home subscribers, whose one percent will be equal to nearly 44,000 people. Also, these numbers do not include the users, who have purchased this application as a standalone one.

If you are the victim of this bug, then your corrupted Office 365 suite can be easily fixed by following the steps given by Microsoft. According to the steps detailed by the Microsoft technicians, it is necessary to uninstall the Office  2013 suite from your computer using the Fix It solution and from the Office's My Accounts page, you need to reinstall it once again. To do so, you need to first sign in to your Microsoft account.

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