Release history for Microsoft Auto Update (MAU)

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.

Note

  • 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:

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

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.31 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

209B444D2831B879BB73C92041A1C7318C1D5BA58B4689F6C4FC842B0930B532



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:

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.30 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

9F4C49BE4FCC82DED7BD394F4F2057912B40D0083F754D15495B7BDE9E58EAC4



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:

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.29 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

7EDE97D524CE7E7869A4033D25270057E670588886F7A0E02628CC7FCB4F7851



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:

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.28 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

80171D842C59BA3B26A085DD3AB6E63E32102088078848C95AEBECF4C91B0438



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:

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.27 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

7AF6ACDC5E1278CF4D227F305A127A6FE5A275094D945C1504DC108C2090F2CB



August 2020 release

Release Date: August 11, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.26

Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • 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:

Download Microsoft Auto Update 4.26 Package

SHA-256 Hash:

E81CEADF900A0C7E7D593720D08146DBC1C55868D5B21C7E7A175AA36DFE0178



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.).

SHA-256 Hash:

B8E3D4391E48732F42217589784D8B3417F6F14489D9DE04395198A01BFDFA46



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.

SHA-256 Hash:

EEA059A348F7807DE4C0FD18D480F410B28FB729CB2604D9AD8C63484B0EA1E0



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.

SHA-256 Hash:

7DAB76D11427BACF30D3DBD87374CE755C618262E68FC3CA85B3FB8F3F3750AD



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.

SHA-256 Hash:

2D672B377C6A1115FDC509E45E6AFF663D8F15412D4EB77E033085700DC1B72B



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.

See CVE-2020-0984

SHA-256 Hash:

2E202B0B65AC093BDBFDA47F2A62758E44E0FBC09383B121EAA76206CF2B3EAB

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

9AF2FAF4854BF06F33322A8530275F8D32965C91D446C45A0CD8BC4C5DF04F44

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

SHA-256 Hash:

80DD0637AA60007310FB7B68C01926F6CA0F2771DBB42166C191626607D89B56

January 2020 release

Release Date: January 14, 2020

Microsoft Auto Update 4.19

Feature Updates:

  • Bug Fixes and enhancements

SHA-256 Hash:

D480D4FD23BDC07852DEFBADCE4CCBEF00265500E6595FE8B299444EB8F90C3F

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

11D051503067DB9819C84C8D1EBE29435A781D29C6B1FE3173DB03DC88F1B4C3

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

0F8BECB34385711F3D5E54B2944D9C30567B37352C5E59E0A7BC74B83371AB0A

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

5BEA94F8AA2BD4F4398B3E5EDE0EA2F406440B8ACAD46B3DACE904824B41052C

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

E5D4EADF632745115CD4819DAB3B1A1838FA8263ECDDC6E621AEA19A3C84F6F7

August 2019 release

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Microsoft Auto Update 4.14

Feature Updates:

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

SHA-256 Hash:

76FA706E9E5B717D333B7EFB5AB95FCF9EE3E571A7FF171CA25E77CA6E9EBD97

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

9FDCEAFA05AB070531ECEE50E1E977839C1E2DE2312569F816C59F35DE162B08

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

85ce26ece89a256711f082e61b313c1ed6a22bfc402d4789a78a08022a96f6fa

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

ABCC7D58DA7DB1B8B24B9B1BE6B1DB93BDC97AE487EFB615EC5695B9E1CC0FC9

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

EE3403B79E536191E545E70708A99D3A33B384372F65C028490AFFB551CD1EE2

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.

SHA-256 Hash:

FF676870D5B3521202095810B85DEF36538B59E00AEA44A2ED0D7EA8B3B99D6C

Release history

Release date Version More information
September 10, 2019
4.15

August 13, 2019
4.14

July 18, 2019
4.13

June 27, 2019
June 9, 2019
4.12

May 14, 2019
4.11


April 16, 2019
4.10


March 14, 2019
4.9.0
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February 26, 2019
4.8.0
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January 16, 2019
4.7.0
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December 11,2018
4.6.0
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November 14, 2018
4.5.0
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October 16, 2018
4.4.0
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September 11, 2018
4.3.0
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August 14, 2018
4.2.0
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July 10, 2018
4.1.0
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June 12, 2018
4.0.0
May 15, 2018
4.0.0
April 10, 2018
3.18
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March 13, 2018
3.17
February 13, 2018
3.16.0
Release notes

January 18, 2018
3.15.0

December 17, 2017
3.14.1
Release notes

December 12, 2017
3.14

October 10, 2017
3.11

September 12, 2017
3.9.3
Release notes

August 15, 2017
3.9.2

July 11, 2017
3.9.1

June 13, 2017
3.9.1

May 9, 2017
3.9.1
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April 11, 2017
3.9
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February 16, 2017
3.8.4
Release notes

January 11, 2017
3.8.3
Release notes

December 13, 2016
3.8.2


November 15, 2016
3.8.1


October 11, 2016
3.8.0
KB 3193438

August 22, 2016
3.6.0
KB 3179163

May 10, 2016
3.5.0
KB 3155777

April 12, 2016
3.4.0
KB 3142577

January 5, 2016
3.4.0
KB 3133674