Office updates into the installation

after installing Office 2016 there are still loads of updates from WSUS, can I download a single cumulative update patch and slipstream it or similar into the Office install?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
That's the nature of WSUS and always has been.

February's update has everything in January's update.  But some I.T. Pros prefer to wait a month before installing an update, WSUS has Janurary *and* February in the database.  So the pro can approve either one.  Then in March, March's update comes out, and includes everything in January and February.  But may be it has a small nagging calendar bug.  So I.T. Pro approves the update for kiosk machines, but not for information workers.  But they should still get February's update because it has important fixes.  Then April comes up....and so on and so forth.

The point of WSUS is that it allows the I.T. Pro to approve different updates for different machines, based on need, aversion to problems, needs to test, etc.  So *every* update for a product gets pulled into the database.  If you look at the update itself in WSUS, you can see what other updates it "supercedes" ...but until a superceding update is installed, or a superceded update is declined, a machine will report that it needs all of the (because technically that is true....it needs January, February, and March since none of those fixes are installed yet.)  But installing March will meet the needs of the previous two, and the next detection will say that January and February are not applicable...as long as March was installed.  

WSUS is *very* granular, but that comes at the burden of managing updates that may be superceded.  Your original question was about needing to *install* hundreds of updates though, and that is not necessary.  The hundreds of updates are just there to give you options for different groups of machines.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The latest update released includes all previous updates.
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Can you post a link? after I install office theres about 100 updates, why not just a few?
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that great reply, can you please send a link to the latest office 2016 update, I can't find it...
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
That is why Microsoft has the UPDATES folder you put the updates there and update the installation media
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