Office 2013 Update Available for build 15.0.4128.1025

Microsoft apparently has been busy lately. As already announced by Neowin, Microsoft is planning to release several updates to Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 next week. In addition, these updates will address issues in Windows and other Microsoft software. There is another update available courtesy of Microsoft for Office 2013 in particular.

This update came in today via the Office Update functionality in Office 365 Home Premium. The dialog box simply states that "Updates are available. Would you like to apply the update for build 15.0.4128.1025 now?" This update came in on a Windows 7 machine, but it is assumed that this update applies to all preview versions of Office 2013 or Office 365, regardless of the version of the software or OS.

 

The dialog box gives no indication of the urgency of the update either. It asks to shutdown a particular program known as Microsoft Office Document Cache Sync Client Interface. This seems to be the only hint as to what the update is for.

After the update is completed, there is no change to the build number in Office. This may mean that the update is minor, with only tweaks to specific features of Office. Neowin has contacted Microsoft for more information on this update. The only other indication that this update is being deployed is found in this Microsoft Community thread.

 

 

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I would really love if Neowin made an article about the Click to run system. It's awesome.

Some examples:
- The whole office suite is stored in a single file (a virtual filesystem) so you get virtually non-existent overhead on your real filesystem
- You save a TON of disk space (no patches, no install cache, no MSIs around)
- Windows update doesn't have to check all the MSI/MSP files so it's unaffected by the office install (install an office even on an XP machine and you'll see the windows update times skyrocketing from seconds to even minutes)
- The updates are applied in seconds because they're stored in a binary differential file that patches the whole application and usually never require reboots because of locked files
- You can run the application while it's still downloading! If a part is required the downloader service gives priority to that part first and then resumes the download of the rest
- No slowdowns, ever because the application you have installed is always like brand new (no clutter caused by installers, patches, etc)
- All the updates are downloaded in background without ever bothering users for anything
- When you install the application it's all downloaded from internet (the installer is just a couple MBs big) and you always get the latest version

Be sure to run Office after the update, just in case the update breaks anything, allowing you to easily restore your system to before the update.

The last couple of updates for 2013 on especially x64 installations render it inoperable, and a hard core manual uninstall in needed unless you can slide back to a recent restore point

(Since most people have plenty of restore points, not an issue; however, we had a few testing system get the update and not notice the flaw, and were unable to do a restore since we were throwing new beta build of sofware on the system, erasing the 'pre-update' restore point.)

For people that forget you can simply rollback your system, if the update nukes your installation...

Click Start or Hit Windows Key
Type: Restore
Click: System Restore

Every time I get one of these updates, it fails to install properly and breaks the entire installation to the point where I cannot use it. This has happened the last 4 udpates in a row.

I then go to my Office Account online, and have to de-activate my copy of Office 365 Home, and then reinstall. Only the reinstall fails everytime until I refresh the browser. Then I reinstall and everything works. Except adding contacts to the new Favorite contacts feature. I still can't do that. Anyone else having these types of issues?

Other than that, I love it.

jimmyfal said,
Every time I get one of these updates, it fails to install properly and breaks the entire installation to the point where I cannot use it. This has happened the last 4 udpates in a row.

I then go to my Office Account online, and have to de-activate my copy of Office 365 Home, and then reinstall. Only the reinstall fails everytime until I refresh the browser. Then I reinstall and everything works. Except adding contacts to the new Favorite contacts feature. I still can't do that. Anyone else having these types of issues?

Other than that, I love it.

Easier to just use System Restore.

I have been offered this update time and time again for the last month, I always decline to accept it because it breaks my IE10 Jump List.

FoxieFoxie said,
It's at least a month old

Yeah I got this build a while ago. My exchange online mailbox is always hanging up with "updating this folder" it's obnoxious

rojorojo said,
I get an update about once every two weeks. I don't understand why this is news.

I haven't seen any Office update since I put Windows 8 on my desktop and laptop.

SoCalRox said,
Not showing up for me in Win 7 with Office 2013.

Have you tried manually triggering the update from within one of the Office programs? That's what I did.

Ideas Man said,

Have you tried manually triggering the update from within one of the Office programs? That's what I did.

How do you that on windows 8? Office 2013

Ideas Man said,

Have you tried manually triggering the update from within one of the Office programs? That's what I did.

Yes. I tried everything I could find. Windows Update, starting Word and Excel. Zip.