As I mentioned in the Current Cumulative Updates for Office -Q3 2012 post, each quarter I will post information on the latest updates for the Office for Windows and Office for Macintosh products.
The information below is being provided regarding the most currently available updates available for the supported Windows and Macintosh versions of Office as of October 1, 2012.
As a reminder on why I'm providing this information and how it should be used, please see my Keeping Up with Office Updates post which discusses the cumulative updates for Office (and Outlook in particular) that companies need to be aware of and push out to their users.
Note: Each of the KB articles includes the list/links for all the Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc). Most of you focus on Outlook and that’s the only ones required and is also provided separately but I wanted to provide the larger “Office” list in case you want it.
As a reminder, Microsoft Update does *NOT* make the cumulative updates available to users. These have to be downloaded and either installed independently or deployed using tools such as WSUS, SCCM, etc.
Note: Each of the KB articles includes the link for downloading the package which updates ALL Office Products…there are not separate updates for each of the various components of Office as there is with the Windows releases.
"Note: Office 2007 is now in Extended Support as of April 10, 2012."
Second Tuesday of October 2012, actually.
"No new cumulative updates will be released as Office 2003 is out of mainstream and extended support."
If it was, no more security updates would be released. Extended support ends April 2014.
Yuhong, thanks for correcting me...they changed the dates and I didn't notice it.
The latest and most up to date information on our support lifecycle information can be found at http://microsoft.com/lifecycle.