OS X 10.11.1 Release Date Nears to Fix El Capitan Problems

The OS X 10.11.1 release date is close according to a new report that includes details about a major fix for OS X El Capitan problems, including an  essential fix for Microsoft Office 2016 Mac users who upgraded to OS X El Capitan.

Since the OS X El Capitan release we’ve heard from a number of users who cannot reliably use Office 2016 for Mac. The problems include crashes while using the Microsoft Office 2016 applications, and even after patches from Microsoft the OS X El Capitan Office problems remain.

It appears that Apple is working with Microsoft to deliver a fix to systems that will allow Office 2016 users to finally run Word, Outlook and other apps on Mac without crashing.

The OS X 10.11.1 release date is coming soon to fix OS X El Capitan problems including Microsoft Office.

The OS X 10.11.1 release date is coming soon to fix OS X El Capitan problems including Microsoft Office crashes.

Although not the sole focus of OS X 10.11.1, this would be a major OS X El Capitan problem to fix for businesses and other Mac Office 2016 users.

In a report Friday MacRumors reports that the OS X 10.11.1 release date is coming soon and that it will include a compatibility fox for the Mac Office 2016 problems in OS X El Capitan.

Although Microsoft updated Office 2016 for Mac last week, the company was not able to deliver a fix for these crashing problems.

There is no specific OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 release date or time. We could see the new OS X come near the iOS 9.1 release date as both updates add new Emoji to the iPhone, iPad and Mac — including a middle finger emoji.

In addition to emoji, the update will solve other OS X El Capitan problems including missing server information in Mail and other Mail problems, as well as other fixes and performance improvements.

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OS X El Capitan First Impressions

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OS X El Capitan First Impressions

After installing and using OS X El Capitan on the MacBook, a Mac Pro and the older 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina we are impressed with the overall performance and new features of OS X 10.11 update.

A new system font and the option to run two apps side by side with a built-in snap function work well and now our iPhone Notes finally sync to the computer again with a feature-filled Notes app upgrade.

We've not noticed any slowdown on the three computers mentioned, and the MacBook may actually be a little faster with OS X El Capitan installed. Battery life after the upgrade is the same on our two Apple notebooks.

Read: OS X El Capitan Performance on Old Macs

AirDrop from an iPhone seems more reliable, with the iPhone finding the Mac Pro and MacBook Air faster than on OS X Yosemite.

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