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News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for October 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2013, fixing a total of 19 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 16 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Outlook 2013 may crash randomly when you search items in Outlook Address Book. This issue occurs more frequently after a laptop resumes from hibernate.
  • Outlook items are indexed too frequently.
  • Outlook 2013 may try to download the OAB.xml from an external URL instead of from an internal URL. Additionally, Outlook may prompt you for your password.
  • Increases the maximum amount of configured Exchange accounts within a single mail profile support limit to 370000 (requires a Registry modification as well).

View: More details and download information for KB2889951


KB2889953 for Office 2013
This Office hotfix contains 3 fixes which apply to specific Outlook issues;

  • After applying this update, the “Recover Deleted Items” button is shown on the Home tab when you select the Deleted Items folder. This change is also included in Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013 and a combination of the latest Outlook update KB2986204 and Office update KB2889927 (undocumented).
  • Outlook will now show the URL path of the server when it tries to download a linked image and the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box comes up
  • When additional logging modes are active, Outlook 2013 write data to the hard disk too frequently.

View: More details and download information for KB2889953


Note: These are Hotfixes and not a regular updates. You can request each of them via their respective KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for October 2014

4 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2010, fixing a total of 5 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2889900 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 3 fixes for the following specific issues;

  • Developers cannot change or add an attachment to an Rich Text Format (RTF) message during the BeforeAttachmentAdd event.
  • Changes to an HTML formatted oft-file are not being saved when using an Exchange account in online mode.
  • A text attachment is not being displayed when opening an eml-file when using an Exchange account in online mode.

View: More details and download information for KB2889900


Hotfix KB2899487 for Word 2010 and Hotfix KB2899481 for Office 2010
Interestingly enough, both hotfixes solve the same issue. The issue is that you can add (Word) comments to a meeting request and Outlook may crash when you send the meeting request.

View: More details and download information for KB2899487
View: More details and download information for KB2899481


Hotfix KB2899484 for Office 2010
After applying this hotfix, Outlook will show the URL path of the server when it tries to download a linked image and the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box comes up.

View: More details and download information for KB2899484


Note: These are Hotfixes and not regular updates. You can request each of them via their respective KB article page. They will also be included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2013 Update for October 2014

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains the latest stability and performance improvements.

Even though only 2 improvements and fixes are mentioned in the change log provided, it does also contain the 8 fixes from Hotfix KB2883074 and 6 fixes from Hotfix KB2889873.

The new fixes are:

  • Outlook 2013 may be unable to connect to an Exchange server by using the MAPI over HTTP protocol.
  • When you send an email message that contains a large attachment by using Outlook 2013, Outlook may stop responding.

View: Download information for KB2986204

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4659.1001.

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News Junk E-mail Filter updates for October 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2013. Outlook 2010 skips this month and Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2899475)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4659.1001.

News Outlook 2013 Hotfix for September 2014

This hotfix contains 6 fixes for specific issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update. Most notable fixes are:

  • When proposing a new time for a meeting request, the window does not contain enough information, such as detailed free/busy information.
  • Assume that you receive some email messages from a contact where the display name contains one or more hyphens (-). When you right-click an email message from this contact, select Find Related, and then click Messages from Sender, no result is returned.
  • Outlook might crash shortly after startup when it syncs the calendar of an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account (like an Outlook.com/Hotmail account).

View: More details and download information for KB2889873

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfix for September 2014

This hotfix includes a fix which hasn’t been included in the most current Rollup Update.

It fixes an interface issue where the dialog box is too small to display all the text and the drop-down menu when you try to change the retention policy of a folder in a shared mailbox.

View: More details and download information for KB2889833

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. This fix will also be included in the next Rollup Update.

News Windows 8.1 September 2014 update for Outlook: Fix for slow opening attachments

The optional September Update Rollup for Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT and Windows Server 2012 R2 brought 23 documented fixes and one of them is for the following Outlook scenario:

  • When folder redirection is used for saving attachments to a specific folder, opening an attachment could take a long time when the network connection latency is high. 

For example, it may take more than 30 seconds to open a small TXT file. 

As this fix is included in an optional update, it won’t be installed automatically. To install it, you must open Windows Update from Control Panel and click on the link about available optional updates. Select the update and click on the “Install updates” button.

View: KB2989677: It takes a long time to open an attachment in Microsoft Outlook in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for September 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.
Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2889914)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4649.1001.

News Exchange 2013 CU6

Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 27 documented fixes and huge improvements in Public Folder scalability.

Additional notable changes are:

  • KB2983066 Removed Default or Anonymous permission for Outlook folders cannot be restored in an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • KB2982763 Mail-enabled public folder accepts email messages from unauthorized users in an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • KB2982759 You cannot access the archive mailbox of a delegated user after enabling MAPI over HTTP
  • KB2981835 You cannot add attachments, delete or move many email messages in bulk in Outlook Web App

This Cumulative Update also contains recent daylight saving time (DST) updates.

Download: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2961810)
Download: Exchange Server 2013 CU6 UM Language Packs
View: Description of Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013
View: Released: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013

News Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 7

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 10 documented fixes.

Notable fixes are:

  • KB2983261 “HTTP 400 – Bad Request” error when you open a shared mailbox in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2982873 Outlook Web App logon times out in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2978645 S/MIME option disappears when you use Outlook Web App in Internet Explorer 11 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

This Rollup Update also contains recent daylight saving time (DST) updates.

View: Description of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
Download: Update Rollup 6 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2936871)