Microsoft Office Updates (January 4, 2022)

[German]On January 4, 2022 (first Tuesday of the month, Office Patchday), Microsoft releases non-security updates for still-supported versions of Microsoft Office. This month, however, there is only one update for Microsoft Office 2016. Here is 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 for Project 2016 (KB4504713): Assume that a calendar is associated with a task that is in progress, and the calendar includes non-standard working times. If the project is opened from Microsoft Project Server and then saved as an MPP file, unwanted splits are introduced into the task. The unexpected splits extend the task's finish date, and may also extend the project's finish date.

The update is provided automatically via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center and installed manually. The download addresses can be found in the linked KB article. By the way, Office 2016 is out of mainstream support on October 13, 2020, but will still get security updates until October 14, 2025. From there, I find it amazing that such functional fixes to bugs are still happening. Details as well as instructions for downloading and installing the updates can be found in the linked KB articles.

Not fixed was the still, as a result of the December 2021 security updates, occurring Access bug that blocks database access by multiple users in network environments (see Status of the access bug after December 2021 update (2022/01/03)).

Office 2013

There were no updates for this Office version. Office 2010 has been out of support since October 2020 and has also not received an update.

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