Today, we have released updates for Office:Mac 2008 and Office:Mac 2004.
Office:Mac 2008 update 12.1.9 contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. Additionally, it readies the Office 2008 suite for the upcoming official release of the Entourage Web Services addition, and must be installed before the final release of that application. 12.1.9 is a combo updater; you only need to have Office 12.1 installed first. For those users who are using the public beta of Entourage Web Services, you should continue to use 12.1.5 and not install this update. Full details about this update are available in our Knowledge Base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971822Description of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.9 Update.
Office:Mac 2004 update 11.5.5 also contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. Full details about this update are available in our Knowledge Base article Description of the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.5 Update.
To download the latest and greatest, you can either fire up Microsoft AutoUpdate (in any Office app, go to the Help menu and select "Check for Updates") or download it manually from Mactopia.
Edited on 12 June 2009 at 12:30pm to add in links to KB articles and to specify that 12.1.9 is a combo updater.
The 12.1.9 updater continually loops when trying to install it.
It downloads fully (?), but then just returns to the notification screen.
11.5.5 worked fine
(intel iMac running 10.5.7)...
We've had a few reports about this and are looking into it. I'll let you know what I come up with.
Have you rebooted to see if that makes a difference?
Indeed the auto-update for 12.1.9 runs in a loop, and effectively rendering Office 2008 inoperable... I am still seeking a work around so I can continue my interrupted documents...
If you downloaded it immediately when it came up, you might have gotten a corrupted version. Please try re-downloading it now.