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February 9, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3114714)

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This article describes update KB3114714 for Microsoft Project 2016, which was released on February 9, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on the Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

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Improvements and fixes

  • Enables add-in developer to receive a list of API requirement sets.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you try to import an Excel workbook into a project in Project 2016, some assignment information is lost.
    • When you try to save a project from an earlier version of Project Server in Project 2016, you receive the following error message:
      Error 9000
      Save job cancelled in the queue: Root element is missing.
    • If you save a project as an .xml file in Project 2016, custom calendar information may not be saved. Therefore, when you open the .xml file, the calendar information is not found.
    • When you open the Assign Resources dialog box in Project Standard 2016, Project Standard 2016 may crash.
    • Assume that you display the Hyperlink field in Project Professional 2016. On a task, you enter an address in the Hyperlink field to a document that's stored on a SharePoint site, and then you click the link. Sometimes in this situation, the document doesn't open, and you're redirected to the root site where the document is stored.
    • When you open an XML file and select the New project option, it's much slower than merging the XML file into an existing or blank project.
    • When you import timephased data by using XML files in Project 2016, the <WorkContour> tags are ignored. This issue occurs when the timephased actual work values exist but the remaining work timephased values aren't complete in the XML file.
    • When you open a SharePoint task list in Project 2016 and close it without saving, the %Complete fields of tasks are updated to incorrect values.
    • When you start a task before the project start date, certain time scale labels in a Gantt view such as those that work from a project's start, for example, the "W1, W2, W3, W4… (From Start)" label, show the week starting at the beginning of the task instead of at the beginning of the project.
    • In some cases, the font control shown on the Tasks tab in the ribbon within the Font group is empty and the font size is 0. When you try to select a font or size, Project 2016 may crash.
    • When you try to print preview or pint the Team Planner view of a project in Project 2016, Project 2016 may crash or the view isn't displayed correctly. This issue occurs if the project is connected to a resource pool that has more than 20 resources.
    • When you try to save a project to the Project 2007 format in Project 2016, Project 2016 crashes. This issue occurs if the project has a table defined, and the Lock first column option is enabled in the table and the locked column has a title associated with it.
    • Consider the following scenario:
      • A project is displayed in a time scaled view, such as the Gantt Chart view, in Project 2016.
      • The timescale is formatted to display either years or half years on the top and a minor timescale of quarters or less on the bottom.
      In this situation, the tick marks of the yearly or half-yearly timescale don't match with the minor timescale. For example, the year starts from December instead of January.
    • When you save a password protected file by using the Save As function in Project 2016, the file may become corrupted and then can't be opened.
    • When you scroll horizontally across the timescale in a Gantt type view, the nonworking time shading might not be displayed correctly. This issue occurs if you have chosen to display the shading in front of the bars.
    • When you import data from an Excel workbook in Project 2016, text data that is mapped into text type fields is truncated to 128 characters. For example, a task name is truncated.
If you want to fix the following issue, install February 9, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB2910954) together with this update.
When you try to edit enterprise calendars in Project Professional 2016, you receive the following error message:
This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given.

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How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

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Update information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2016 installed.

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More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI
How to uninstall this update
Windows 10
  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3114714, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3114714, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3114714, and then select Uninstall.

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Learn about the standard terminology that's used to describe Microsoft software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. 
project-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

project-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

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Article ID : 3114714
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Created on : 4/9/2020
Published on : 4/9/2020
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