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.

10 Things to Know About the OS X El Capitan Update

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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5 Comments

  1. Mike

    10/19/2015 at 9:36 am

    There is a big problem for some people who upgraded to El Capitan and it’s affecting me! First off Capitan worked great for a couple weeks then one day I turn my system on, boot up and log on. It took a crazy long time to load my desktop and when it did it was still crazy slow in operation. I restored from a backup and that fixed the slowdown problem but unfortunately now I have a problem where it hangs at boot up, the progress bar gets up to about 3/4 of the way then it stops. Holding the power button to shut down and then trying again and it works, WEIRD! and I’m not the only person with this problem. Google “el capitan stalls at boot” and the first link will be Apple’s discussion page about it. I hope this update fixes this problem!!

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    • Erik the Dane

      10/21/2015 at 8:20 am

      There is a known bug in 10.11 which causes the Finer process to go absolutely bananas and consuming all the power and draining the batteries. If you are using BoxCryptor, PathFinder or Parallels Access, disable these products and it will run smoothly again. I have the beta of 10.11.1 on my MB Air and the problems are solved in that version, so if you have one or more of the mentioned programs, disable them and wait for 10.11.1.

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  2. Jim Huse

    10/19/2015 at 4:56 pm

    I am a huge mac fan– I am not sure who is the source of the office 2016 stability problem on El Capitan and don’t really care. Apple/Microsoft– Just fix the problem in 10.11.1. BTW Apple, can you help a brother out and provide an ETA on the release?? Finally had the best of both worlds– development freedom on a mac and collaborating with the biz users with the MS office apps. Stop the insanity and fix the software.

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  3. Wendy

    10/20/2015 at 7:27 pm

    The Microsoft fix stopped Outlook freezing for me and I can now use it. Unfortunately, I now have Word doing the same thing, where it worked fine before. How hard can it be to sort this out?

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  4. kevin

    11/03/2015 at 3:01 pm

    The 10.11.1 installed, but i still have excel crashes when copy/paste loops run > 215 lines. Almost like the memory is being used up (however performance monitor indicated that was not the problem). All macros run fine on Win10.

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