The Office 12.1.1 update is now up on MacTopia. The 12.1.1 update is not yet available through auto-update. MacBU seems to have set a pattern of releasing via direct download only prior to releasing via AutoUpdate. In the past this has resulted in some changes to make the updater more reliable. It’s too early to say yet if this update will be problematic.
If you are concerned about updating, archive (zip) your Office for Mac . . .
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