How Do I Run Microsoft Update On Mac


Today, we are announcing the general availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac. Office 2019 is the next on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher.

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  3. Microsoft Update Catalog

Nov 10, 2014  Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.6 update. In addition to the application improvements that are mentioned in this article, Office for Mac 2011 is now available as a subscription offering. Jun 04, 2019  Applies to: Office for Mac, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac. Apple has long encouraged application developers to adopt the 64-bit runtime environment, and we've been hearing from customers that 64-bit versions of Office for Mac are desirable to enable larger address spaces, better performance, and new innovative features.

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Office 365 ProPlus, the cloud-connected version of Office, delivers the most productive and most secure Office experience—with the lowest total cost of ownership for deployment and management. However, for customers who aren’t ready for the cloud, Office 2019 provides new features and updates to the on-premises apps for both users and IT professionals. Like Windows Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) releases, Office 2019 provides a set of valuable enhancements for customers who can’t be cloud-connected or receive regular updates.

The new enhancements in Office 2019 are a subset of a long list of features that have been added to Office 365 ProPlus over the last three years. Office 2019 is a one-time release and won’t receive future feature updates. However, we’ll continue to add new features to Office 365 ProPlus monthly, including innovations in collaboration, artificial intelligence (AI), security, and more.

Office 2019 delivers features across apps to help users create amazing content in less time. In PowerPoint 2019, you can create cinematic presentations with new features like Morph and Zoom. And improved inking features across the apps in Windows—like the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects—allow you to naturally create documents.

Excel 2019 adds powerful new data analysis features, including new formulas and charts and enhancements to PowerPivot.

Word 2019 and Outlook 2019 help you focus on what matters most. Learning Tools, like Read Aloud and Text Spacing, make it easier to engage with your content. Focus Mode blocks out distractions and puts your content front and center. And Focused Inbox moves less important emails out of the way—so you can get straight to taking care of business. For a longer list of the new features in Office 2019, see our FAQs.

Office 2019 also includes new IT value for enhanced security and streamlined administration. We introduced Click-to-Run (C2R), a modern deployment technology, in Office 2013, and it’s now used to deploy and update Office across hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. With Office 2019, we’re moving the on-premises versions of Office to C2R to reduce costs and improve security. The advantages of C2R include predictable monthly security updates, up-to-date apps on installation, reduced network consumption through Windows 10 download optimization technology, and an easy upgrade path to Office 365 ProPlus. C2R offers the same enterprise-focused management capabilities as Microsoft Installer (MSI) based products and will also support an in-place upgrade when you move to Office 2019 from older MSI-based products. To learn more, refer to the Office 2019 Click-to-Run FAQ.

The 2019 release of Office products also includes updates to our servers, and in the coming weeks, we will release Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019.

Office 2019 is a valuable update for customers who aren’t yet ready for the cloud. And each time we release a new on-premises version of Office, customers ask us if this will be our last. We’re pleased to confirm that we’re committed to another on-premises release in the future. While the cloud offers real benefits in productivity, security, and total cost of ownership, we recognize that each customer is at a different point in their adoption of cloud services. We see the on-premises version of Office as an important part of our commitment to give customers the flexibility they need to move to the cloud at their own pace.


  • Commercial volume-licensed (trusted) customers can access Office 2019 starting today.
  • Office 2019 is now available for consumer and commercial customers. For consumer customers in China, India, and Japan, Office 2019 suites will be available in the next few months.
  • Certain features are only available in the Mac or Windows versions of Office 2019. For details, see the FAQ.

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Collecting diagnostic information

If you can reproduce a problem, please increase the logging level, run the system for some time, and restore the logging level to the default.

  1. Increase logging level:

  2. Reproduce the problem

  3. Run sudo mdatp --diagnostic --create to backup Microsoft Defender ATP's logs. The files will be stored inside of a .zip archive. This command will also print out the file path to the backup after the operation succeeds.

  4. Restore logging level:

Logging installation issues


If an error occurs during installation, the installer will only report a general failure.

The detailed log will be saved to /Library/Logs/Microsoft/mdatp/install.log. If you experience issues during installation, send us this file so we can help diagnose the cause.


There are several ways to uninstall Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac. Please note that while centrally managed uninstall is available on JAMF, it is not yet available for Microsoft Intune.

Interactive uninstallation

  • Open Finder > Applications. Right click on Microsoft Defender ATP > Move to Trash.

From the command line

  • sudo rm -rf '/Applications/Microsoft Defender ATP.app'
  • sudo rm -rf '/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Defender/'

Configuring from the command line

Important tasks, such as controlling product settings and triggering on-demand scans, can be done from the command line:

ConfigurationTurn on/off real-time protectionmdatp --config realTimeProtectionEnabled [true/false]
ConfigurationTurn on/off cloud protectionmdatp --config cloudEnabled [true/false]
ConfigurationTurn on/off product diagnosticsmdatp --config cloudDiagnosticEnabled [true/false]
ConfigurationTurn on/off automatic sample submissionmdatp --config cloudAutomaticSampleSubmission [true/false]
ConfigurationTurn on PUA protectionmdatp --threat --type-handling potentially_unwanted_application block
ConfigurationTurn off PUA protectionmdatp --threat --type-handling potentially_unwanted_application off
ConfigurationTurn on audit mode for PUA protectionmdatp --threat --type-handling potentially_unwanted_application audit
DiagnosticsChange the log levelmdatp --log-level [error/warning/info/verbose]
DiagnosticsGenerate diagnostic logsmdatp --diagnostic --create
HealthCheck the product's healthmdatp --health
ProtectionScan a pathmdatp --scan --path [path]
ProtectionDo a quick scanmdatp --scan --quick
ProtectionDo a full scanmdatp --scan --full
ProtectionCancel an ongoing on-demand scanmdatp --scan --cancel
ProtectionRequest a security intelligence updatemdatp --definition-update
EDRTurn on/off EDR preview for Macmdatp --edr --early-preview [true/false] OR mdatp --edr --earlyPreview [true/false] for versions earlier than 100.78.0
EDRAdd group tag to machine. EDR tags are used for managing machine groups. For more information, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-atp/machine-groupsmdatp --edr --set-tag GROUP [name]
EDRRemove group tag from machinemdatp --edr --remove-tag [name]

Client Microsoft Defender ATP quarantine directory

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/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Defender/quarantine/ contains the files quarantined by mdatp. The files are named after the threat trackingId. The current trackingIds is shown with mdatp --threat --list --pretty.

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Microsoft Defender ATP portal information

Microsoft Update Catalog

This blog provides detailed guidance on what to expect in Microsoft Defender ATP Security Center.