updated 04:45 pm EST, Tue November 9, 2010
Copes with freezes, crashes
Microsoft has posted its first-ever update for Office 2011 for Mac, v14.0.1. The patch is 110.5MB, and deals mainly with stability problems that could lead to programs freezing, or simply quitting entirely. Only Outlook has not received any stability tweaks.
The suite has a whole has been upgraded with forms-based authentication for connecting to SharePoint servers, and a bugfix that allows documents to be edited when copied back to ChemDraw. Other corrections ensure proper results in Excel, and allow accurate display of numbered lists in PowerPoint. Although not prone to locking up, Outlook has had several glitches eliminated, including ones with Sync Services, deleted keychain passwords and lost mailing list rules.