Microsoft has released an update for its Microsoft Office v.X suite.

Office 10.1.5 is available for download. The update "addresses several stability issues with PowerPoint, Excel, and Visual Basic for Applications for Office v. X," says Microsoft in brief notes accompanying the release.

In order to install the update, users need to have applied both the previously-released 10.1.2 and 10.1.4 updates to their software. The update is a 6.3MB download and is available for English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Swedish systems.

Microsoft recently released three new editions of Office v.X for Mac – Office for Mac Student and Teacher Edition, Office for Mac Standard Edition and Office for Mac Professional Edition.

All three are fully-functional versions. The Student and Teacher edition is a lesser-priced (£120) product specifically for the education market, while the Standard Edition (£369) is an upgraded version of the existing Office release. Office Professional Edition ships with Virtual PC 6.1 for Mac and a copy of Windows XP Pro. it costs £479.

Microsoft recently confirmed that Virtual PC does not work on G5 processors, because processor support for a little endian mode does not exist on the G5. Virtual PC is reportedly the only application for Mac that made use of that processor feature.