Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update

Microsoft today released Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update.

According to Microsoft, “this update fixes a calendar issue in versions of Microsoft Entourage that were updated with the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update. The issue prevents Exchange accounts in Entourage from sending meeting invitations and responses. This issue can occur when an Entourage identity is configured with more than one mail account.”

Microsoft “strongly recommend that all Entourage users who installed Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.3 Update install this update.”

Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update applies to: Office 2008, Office 2008 Home and Student Edition, Office 2008 Special Media Edition, Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008, Entourage 2008.

More info and download link here.


  1. As usual, Microsoft lies!

    1. MS Autoupdate says “No Update Available”.
    2. Standalone Updater says “No software installed”.

    Why is it that every time MicroShrub comes out with an update I have this exact same problem??

  2. Did you scrub the language files from your MacOffice 2008? If so, you need to remove I believe 2 lines of code from the installer file manually. I believe if you search MacFixIt you will find the solution you need.

    Once I am done with my dissertation ALL Microsoft crap-ware comes off of my MBP

  3. I’m downgrading from Office 2008 to 2004 because of all the incompatibilities and formating changes introduced in 2008. Colored fonts don’t translate correctly, graphic imports also have issues up to and including 2008 wants to tell you certain formats can’t be imported that were suitable for 2004. ALL in ALL 2008 is crap-tastic and highly restrictive ….. especially if you have some very old Office files as they are a threat apparently.

  4. @ I’m an iWork junkie

    when you say you could care less… how much less could you care? a lot less, a little less? shouldn’t it really be i couldn’t care less, which would clearly state that you were at the lowest point of caring, rather than there still being some lower levels of caring that you could descend into. i’m sorry, but that kind of thing bugs me…

    oh and people who spell definitely “definately”. that really gets my goat.

    as does the improper use of apostrophe’s (that was irony by the way)

    other than that, everything is fine and microsoft sucks

  5. @elgarak,
    This update might only apply if you installed their last piece of malware… I mean the last update that broke Entourage for 20 of my users. Thank you MS! Thank you!

    My frustration, Microsoft’s fault.

    The Dude abides.

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