Apple yesterday released an update to OS X El Capitan intended to improve compatibility with Office 2016 for Mac.

According to Microsoft, the OS X update does successfully fix its issues with Office 2016. "Apple released an update for OS X 10.11 El Capitan on October 21, 2015," a Microsoft spokesperson told this morning. "Their update now addresses the boot-related issues experienced by some OS X 10.11 El Capitan customers using Office."

The summer revisions of Office and OS X got off to a shaky start, as Office 2016 Mac users reported significant problems with Apple's new OS.

Following yesterday's OS X update, on the Microsoft's community forums, a company representative recommended installing the fix, and initial posts on the forums report that the update does correct issues with Office.

The OS X update, version 10.11.1, is available in the App Store.

In addition to boosting compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, the release addresses some security issues, fixes several problems with Mail, and includes more than 150 new emoji characters, among other improvements, Apple said.

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Clifford Colby follows the Mac and Android markets for He's been an editor at Peachpit Press and a handful of now-dead computer magazines, including MacWeek, MacUser, and Corporate Computing.