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MacBU explains Office update mishap

updated 10:05 am EST, Tue December 19, 2006

MacBU explains accident

The development lead for Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) sustained engineering meta-team has offered an explanation for the company's recent accidental release of some Mac Office updates via the team blog. The slip occurred last Tuesday, December 12th, when Microsoft mistakenly posted pre-release binaries of an Office 11.3.1 update that were staged internally as part of the company's testing for a forthcoming release. "Things were a little crazy here on Wednesday and Thursday working out what happened and how we should resolve the problem," the blog post read. "We need to test the actual download process to make sure we've got the right URLs in place, that the right bits are up on the server, etc. On Tuesday, while testing that download process for an upcoming Office patch, we accidentally released the bits to the live servers." The blog notes that the patch included some normal stability issues as well as prepatory work for an upcoming security release. The Redmond-based company has posted detailed instructions on how to uninstall the un-released code, and is working on a utility to automatically remove the patches.




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  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Quick Fix

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15797

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    noobz.

    i'm sure they'll get the hang of those tricky MS servers eventually...

  1. Person Man

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Link?

    A link to the blog posting would be nice...

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Ok, MacBU...

    ...now explain why after three years, Entourage is still not as good an Exchange client as Outlook 2001.

  1. macassemble.com

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I second that

    i'm sure they'll get the hang of those tricky MS servers eventually...

  1. Michael Burton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Blog Posting

    The link in the article seems to be incorrect. The posting on the Microsoft blog is here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2006/12/17/now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t.aspx

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