Microsoft Releases March 2020 Office Updates With Fixes, Improvements

Microsoft released the March 2020 non-security Microsoft Office updates with improvements and fixes for the Windows Installer (MSI) editions of Office 2013 and Office 2016.

For instance, this month’s updates fix a Microsoft Office 2016 error caused by ADODB.Recordset objects, updates some translations, and an issue affecting Skype for Business users that will not let them stop HID devices from ringing if certain conditions are met.

Today’s Office updates are available for download via Microsoft’s Update service or from the Download Center for manual installation.

Depending on the update you want to install, you might also be required to have previous updates such as a Service Pack installed on their devices, as is the case of the Microsoft Office 2013 update that requires the Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1.

March 2020 Office non-security updates

Some of the Office March non-security updates listed below only apply to certain programs like Skype for Business. Other updates are designed to add improvements or fix issues affecting the entire suite of Microsoft Office 2016 apps.

Additionally, these non-security Microsoft Office updates do not apply to the Click-to-Run versions of the Office apps, like Microsoft Office 365 Home.

The list of updates and the Office product they apply to is available below.

Office 2016

Product Knowledge Base article
Microsoft Office 2016 KB4484247
Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack KB4484136
Skype for Business 2016 KB4484245

Office 2013

Product Knowledge Base article
Skype for Business 2015 KB4484097

Some Office updates require a system reboot

Before installing the March 2020 non-security Microsoft Office updates, it’s important to mention that a computer restart might also be needed to complete the update’s installation process.

If your Office installation starts misbehaving, you can remove the offending update using these steps:

  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select the offending update, and then select Uninstall.

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