Get all your security updates from Microsoft Update

Do you get your operating system updates from Microsoft Update? Did you know that you can update your Microsoft Office programs at Microsoft Update too?

That’s right, you don’t have to use Office Update to update Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and all your other Microsoft Office programs.

In fact, starting August 1, 2009, Microsoft discontinued support for Office Update and the Office Update Inventory Tool. To continue getting the latest updates for Microsoft Office products, use Microsoft Update.

Your best bet: Automatic updating

If you don’t want to waste time trying to figure out where to go, just use automatic updating. You’ll get all the updates for Microsoft Office and for your operating system and you don’t have to think about it.

For more information, see About Microsoft Office Update: Frequently Asked Questions.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »