Microsoft Office Patchday (July 6, 2021), Fix for Outlook Crashes

[German]On July 6, 2021 (first Tuesday of the month, Office Patchday), Microsoft will release non-security updates for still-supported versions of Microsoft Office. Among other things, crashes in Outlook and performance issues are lifted. Here's a brief overview.


The updates apply to the installable MSI version of Office and are delivered via Windows Update. Click-to-run packages will receive the updates through other channels. For this reason, Office 2019 no longer appears in the list below, where only click-to-run installers are available. Microsoft lists the updates on this page

Office 2016

The packages are automatically distributed via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded and installed manually via the linked KB articles. This time there were only the following updates:

Update KB5001971 for Microsoft Office 2016

Update KB5001971 für Microsoft Office 2016 enables Access to properly handle dBASE files if they have a file name longer than the 8.3 file format.

Update KB5001980 for Microsoft Outlook 2016

Update KB5001980 for Microsoft Outlook 2016 fixes two bugs that Microsoft describes as follows:

  • Fixes an intermittent crash when Outlook tries to reconnect to an Exchange server.
  • Fixes some performance and graphics issues in Outlook sessions that persist for an extended period of time.

For details and instructions on how to download and install the updates, see the linked KB articles. There were no updates for Microsoft Office 2013.


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