We recommend that you always update to the latest version of Microsoft Auto Update (MAU).

The following table provides release history information for Microsoft Auto Update. The table is ordered by release date, with the most recent release date listed first. All update packages are 64-bit.

Microsoft Office 2016. As with previous versions, Office 2016 is made available in several distinct editions aimed towards different markets. All traditional editions of Microsoft Office 2016 contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote and are licensed for use on one computer. The Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for Mac teams have started publishing release notes, too. We’re still getting notes for some of the apps fleshed out, but here are links for your reference: Release notes for Insider Fast builds of Office 2016 for Mac. Outlook for Mac Insider Fast builds; Excel for Mac Insider Fast builds. Here are the release notes for Office 2016 for Mac. How To's: If something goes wrong - you can easily go back to a previous version of Excel by moving 'Microsoft Excel.app' from your Applications folder to the Trash, and then download and install the previous version from Update History for Office for Mac.


  • Download links are only provided for the most recent release of Microsoft Auto Update
  • Microsoft Auto Update provides updates to various Mac products from Microsoft. Therefore, you might receive a notification to update Microsoft Auto Update even if you're not running Office for Mac.

To view release notes, see Release notes.

January 2021 release

Release Date: January 13, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.31

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

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  • For devices which are not on automatic updates, Microsoft Auto Update will now inform about new updates via notification instead of opening MAU UI.

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December 2020 release

Release Date: December 15, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.30

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Adds Universal app support for Macs with M1.

MAU Update Link:

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November 2020 release

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.29

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Updated channel names for Microsoft 365.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented certain OneDrive installs from getting updates.

MAU Update Link:

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October 2020 release

Release Date: October 13, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.28

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • MAU UI: Summary View now shows user attention is needed on errors
  • Both MAU UI and Update Assistant now self-terminates after 72 hours of no action.
  • MAU UI: Now comes with a Windows menu

MAU Update Link:

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September 2020 release

Release Date: September 16, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.27

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • The MAU Update Assistant will now initiate updates behind a locked screen even if the regular check cycle is not reached.

MAU Update Link:

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August 2020 release

Release Date: August 11, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.26

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

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  • The MAU icon in the dock will now display the number of available updates.
  • MAU will now launch in minimized state when updates are detected.
  • Added a new “IgnoreUIOpenAfterInstall” preference that can be used for preventing the MAU UI from launching after install.
  • Solved a permissions issue that caused an “Incorrect installation” message to be displayed
  • Extended the persistence of the MAU “Update deadline” notification message from 60 seconds to 1 hour.

MAU Update Link:

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July 2020 release

Release Date: July 14, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.25

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Detect app termination and automatically remove displayed dialog related to 'open app'.
  • Reverted the feature introduced in the April release where users with Automatic Updates off would see the Microsoft Auto Update UI only once per week.
  • Fixed an issue where Update Assistant terminated before install began, after downloading updates.
  • Fixed an issue where Update Assistant did not terminate after a prolonged duration when user notifications were pending.
  • Fixed an issue where the MAU UI reopened (or did not reopen) after install. The UI should open after install if the update is initiated from the MAU UI itself, or if an update is explicitly initiated by the user (via Finder, Terminal, etc.).

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June 2020 release

Release Date: June 18, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.24

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Customer Messaging Campaign: Office for Mac 2016 will be out of support in October, 2020.
  • Security fix for MAU's Helper Tool XPC connection.

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May 2020 release

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.23

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • For devices using MacOS 10.13 or above and Office 2016 versions, users will see notifications of Office 2016 reaching end of support.
  • If the apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint do not have a window open, and the device is in Microsoft Auto Update's Automatic mode of updates, users will not need to quit these apps to apply updates. 3. Microsoft Auto Update will now automatically refresh it's Update Dashboard with the latest releases on the CDN, without the user having to refresh it or launch a new Auto Update Session.

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April 2020 release

Release Date: April 21, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.22

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Microsoft Auto Update UI will not be displayed on devices which are updating their Office apps via Microsoft Auto Update in 'Automatic' mode as well as for devices taking updates in non-Automatic mode when there are no new updates available.

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Release Date: April 14, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.22

Feature Updates:

  • Security Fix: Microsoft Auto Update will be preventing any insecure connections from older versions.
  • Users with Automatic Updates OFF will see Microsoft Auto Update UI only once per week.
  • MacOS machines with SSD will experience faster updates and negligible app downtime due to updates.

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March 2020 release

Release Date: March 10, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.21

Feature Updates:

  • State Restoration Enabled for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, running without any windows open, or running the Docstage state, in automatic updates mode of Microsoft Auto Update. Now updates will be even more silent for end users in Automatic Updates mode, as they don't need to quit their apps that qualify for Update via State Restoration.

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February 2020 release

Release Date: February 11, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.20

Feature Updates:

  • Microsoft Auto Update UI launches only if at least 1 app on the device is registered with MAU
  • Bug fixes and Enhancements

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January 2020 release

Release Date: January 14, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.19

Feature Updates:

  • Bug Fixes and enhancements

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December 2019 release

Release Date: December 10, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.18

Feature Updates:

  • Channel Per App: Mac Admins can now subscribe to different channels or rings of validation per app.

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November 2019 release

Release Date: November 12, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.17

Feature Updates:

  • What's New in each major update can now be viewed on the Microsoft Auto Update dashboard.
  • Minimum OS requirements for Office 2019 updates has changed to macOS 10.13 with the release of Catalina and we are notifying users to upgrade to get latest Office Updates.

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October 2019 release

Release Date: October 15, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.16

Feature Updates:

  • Starting Microsoft Auto Update 4.16, the all new improved end-user experience is now available for all customers.

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September 2019 release

Release Date: September 10, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.15

Feature Updates:

  • MAU Update Deadline Notifications will now display time of deadline to end users in their local device's time format.
  • MAU AU Daemon is now called Microsoft Update Assistant.
  • Fixed an issue where focus was stolen from the foreground app when running the 'msupdate' command.

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August 2019 release

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.14

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  • Fixed various issues for improving voice over translations, update performance and UI.
  • Added telemetry and fixes for troubleshooting.

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July 2019 release

Release Date: July 18, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.13

Feature Updates:

  • Privacy Changes for MAU: A Required Data Collection Notice will be shown to end users as part of compliance.
  • MAU Update Deadline: Mac Admins can now set a deadline within MAU to enforce updates across their Mac users. Learn more
  • Various Bugs and performance fixes.

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June 2019 release

Release Date: June 27, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.12

Feature Updates:

  • Fixed an issue with Apple OS beta causing failures in MAU updates for full updaters.

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Release Date: June 9, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.12

Feature Updates:

  • Binary Delta Updates: For SSD devices, rolling out smaller updates, thereby reducing the bandwidth consumption due to updates.
  • Support for Accessory Apps: MAU now supports accessory apps such as Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Install on Clone enhancements: Updating clones is now more robust and failproof.

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May 2019 release

Release Date: May 14, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.11

Feature Updates:

  • Privacy Changes for MAU: A Required Data Collection Notice will be shown to end users as part of compliance.
  • MAU Update Deadline: Mac Admins can now set a deadline within MAU to enforce updates across their Mac users. Learn more
  • Various Bugs and performance fixes.

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April 2019 release

Release Date: April 16, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.10

Feature Updates:

  • Install On Clone Feature Enhancements: For SSD devices, rolling out updates on clone for apps in use, thereby reducing the app downtime due to updates.
  • Installation Optimizations: The update process will use parallelized cloning, so app downtime due to updates will be reduced.

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