Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279 Insider
I think MS are referring to incompatibilities with 3rd party add-ins.
Cliff S said:
Whatever the reasoning, FJK, I've never had any problems with 64 bit Office from Office XP (if it even came in 64 bit) to O365 today.
Other than in this particular build, which I'm beginning to suspect is a real problem; I'm still getting the occasional glitch with Outlook.
Yes, but, Outlook is still by far the best email client. Maybe in the future people will not care about email but now in 2016 you need Outlook unless you want to waste your time making up for your second choice email clients shortcomings.
I like it obviously (except the Mac version of Outlook which is rubbish )
I'm pretty sure that with the next Windows 10 Build, O365 issues will be sorted out.
Just for posterity, you should always run 32 bit Office. There are only a few valid reasons to run 64 bit, as it has some severe compatibility issues.
This from https://support.office.com/en-us/art...-6C6F49B8D261:
A normal user (includes average beta testers) never has a reason to install and use a 64 bit Microsoft Office.
The 64-bit version of Office has some limitations, but is the right choice when:
- You work with extremely large data sets, like enterprise-scale Excel workbooks with complex calculations, many PivotTables, connections to external databases, PowerPivot, PowerMap, or PowerView. The 64-bit version of Office may perform better for you.
- You work with extremely large pictures, videos, or animations in PowerPoint. The 64-bit version of Office may be better suited to handle these complex slide decks.
- You work with extremely large Word documents. The 64-bit version of Office may be better suited to handle Word documents with large tables, graphics, or other objects.
- Youíre working with files over 2GB in Project, especially if the project has many subprojects.
- You want to keep the 64-bit version of Office that youíre already using. The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office programs arenít compatible, so you canít install both on the same computer.
- Youíre developing in-house Office solutions, like add-ins or document-level customizations.
- Your organization requires Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP) be enforced for Office applications. DEP is a set of hardware and software technologies that some organizations use to enhance security.
If none of these situations apply to you, the 32-bit version of Office is probably the right choice.
: The 32-bit version of Office works well with both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of Windows. If you are installing the 64-bit version of Office, you need the 64-bit version of Windows. If youíre not installing on Windows, you donít need to worry about 32-bit or 64-bit options. Which version of Office do I have?
That may be, Kari, but I'm too old to change my habits now. O365 32 bit absolutely would not work, but O365 64 bit is working almost as well as it did before.
I suspect that most of your Office issues (as you have told us), both in installing and using it are related to the fact that you use the 64 bit Office.
I am absolutely sure that if you by next clean install of Windows 10 installed a 32 bit version, you would no longer have any issues. In that sense, your Office issues are in my opinion caused by user.
My original post on this issue Kari:
Clean install of Build 14279 and reinstalled O365, but grabbed 32 bit instead of 64 bit! Outlook would no longer run properly; I could read one message and the thing would hang. I almost went for another clean install, but at the last minute, I decided to uninstall 32 bit O365 and install O365 64 bit. Things seem to be OK for now, but I'm holding my breath and turning blue!
The original clean install had nothing to do with Office 365 64 bit, which was working flawlessly up to that point; instead it was because I needed to get rid of multiple mis-installed HP drivers for my wide format HP printer and that was the easier route to take.
I am still getting the occasional glitch, but nothing like 32 bit O365.
FWIW, I have had no problems with O365 64 bit until yesterday, which leads me to believe that most of what I'm experiencing is caused by Build 14279, not O365 (of any bitness).
One question Wynona: are you perhaps using the insider version of Office?
I have had so many problems with it (on Windows Insider as OS), that I had to switch to my regular Windows system with regular Office 16. At least for some time, to finish some work, which is to important to play with.
Sort of, Andre. I'm using O365 ProPlus for Business First Release. As I understand it, the "Insider Version" of O365 pertains to O365 Home. Which may or may not equate to the same thing as First Release. At any rate, we business users aren't able to join the Insider Program, but with First Release, we get to go to the front of the line.
I just checked and I'm on version 16.0.6741.2014, which was released on March 8. However, having said that, it could well be that O365 hadn't updated on my computer before the clean install. It sometimes takes a few days before an O365 update will automatically happen. Which sort of makes sense . . . If there's a flaw in this "First Release" version, it could well have shown up for the first time with my installation of O365 32 bit.
I'll check my Yammer account and see if there are some conflicts with this latest version of O365 and/or Build 14279 happening.
Looks like the old "Bit happens" is on the loose!
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