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Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beings better compatibility for Office 2016, new Emoji, and improvements to Mail

Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beings better compatibility for Office 2016, new Emoji, and improvements to Mail

by AshwinOctober 22, 2015

Apple has officially released an update for its opreating system, which bumps the version to Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan.

Mac OS X El Capitan


The update comes with quite a few changes, but most notably brings better compatibility for Office 2016.

A few weeks ago, we reported how OS X El Capitan users were suffering from a major issue in Office for Mac 2011. The latest version of the operating system caused the older productivity suite to malfunction, in that the Outlook app did not sync correctly with Microsoft’s servers, thus breaking the mail functionality, Microsoft did fix this issue after users reported the issue to the Redmond company.

However, there was another issue which I reported in my previous write up, mentioning that there was an even more major bug in the latest version of Microsoft’s Office 2016 for Mac, which affected Mac OS El Capitan users. The issue was that all of the productivity suite’s apps were crashing on Apple’s operating system.

And it appears a fix for the bug has finally arrived, but not from Redmond, instead it is from Cupertino, the Apple headquarters. Apple has begun rolling out out Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to users, which according to Macrumours, is merely a minor performance update.

The company has not exclusively mentioned how the issue impacted users (though we know it), or how it fixed it, but merely states that the update:

 Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016

That sounds very similar that Microsoft provides (or in most cases doesn’t) for its updates. Anyway, this OS X update should fix the crash issues which we mentioned earlier.

Additionally, the OS X 10.11.1 update also fixes a couple of issues in the default Mail app. The first was an issue which prevented the display of messages and mailboxes, and one more bug which resulted in the outgoing server information was missing, has also been fixed.

The OS X update brings a plethora of emoji, 150 to be precise, all of which are fully compatible with Unicode 7.0 and 8.0. The new set of  emojis include a taco, a burrito, a cheese wedge, a hot dog, popcorn, and even a unicorn head.

Other miscellaneous fixes in the update, includes improvements related to the VoiceOver reliability, installer reliability, and also a fix for an issue which prevented some Audio Unit plug-ins from working correctly.

Head over to the Mac App Store and to the software update section to download the Mac OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan update.