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News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for April 2014

3 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2013 fixing a total of 36 issues.


 
Hotfix KB2878323 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 31 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • You get an unknown error when trying to categorize an item in a shared Calendar folder.
  • When you are connected through a virtual private network (VPN), you cannot synchronize Outlook 2013 data to SharePoint.
  • When you move the pointer over a person’s name or a contact card in an email message that is created by a mailto link in Outlook 2013, another compose email message appears. (I had this issue a couple of times and thought I was getting crazy :D )

View: More details and download information for KB2878323


 
Hotfix KB2863897 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 4 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Excel may crash when you send a workbook as an email attachment directly from Excel, save the message and then return to Excel.
  • Room finder cannot provide rooms lists, rooms, or suggested times when you are connected via RPC over HTTP and the internal EWS URL is valid but the external EWS URL is unreachable.

View: More details and download information for KB2863897


 
Hotfix KB2738001 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix solves an issue where meetings and appointments are not correctly saved in a pst-file when exported from an IMAP mailbox store.

View: More details and download information for KB2738001


 
Obtaining the hotfixes
These are a Hotfixes and not regular updates. You can request them via their KB article page. Note that hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually installed automatically after about a month.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfix for April 2014

This hotfix contains 6 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Fix an issue that you can view the details of the private items from a shared calendar in a specific case.
  • Folder names of an IMAP account which begin with “Inbox” in a non-English version of Outlook will be translated to a non-English language and fail to sync.
  • After you install this update, Outlook will not log the “Synchronization of some deletions failed.” sync errors in the Sync Issues Folder.

View: More details and download information for KB2878254

Obtaining the hotfixes
This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page.

News Outlook 2007 Update for April 2014

An update has been released for Outlook 2007 which fixes a SharePoint synchronization issue with got introduced in the February hotfix KB2760822.

This update also contains all the 7 fixes which are mentioned in that hotfix.

View: Download information for KB2863811

This update is being offered via Microsoft Update when you have it configured to also update other Microsoft applications or has already been applied automatically for you.

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News Junk E-mail Filter updates for April 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

This means that Outlook 2003 got its final Junk E-mail Filter update in December 2013 as it is now out of support. Outlook 2007 should receive a Junk E-mail Filter update again next month.

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

If you have Microsoft Update configured to also update other Microsoft applications, then this update will also also be offered via Microsoft Update or has already been updated automatically for you.

News Outlook 2013 Update for March 2014

An update has been released for Outlook 2013 which applies to both SP1 and non-SP1 installations. It can be downloaded and installed manually, but is also being offered via Microsoft Update.

Update:
Installing this update without having Service Pack 1 installed may result in a solid blue square for the Outlook 2013 icon on the Start Screen in Windows 8. While you could uninstall the update to solve the issue, better would be to install Service Pack 1 for Office 2013.

Update KB2863911 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update and contains a fix for the issue where Outlook can’t connect to a mailbox on an Exchange 2013 server after it has been moved from an Exchange 2010 server and Outlook is configured with Cached Exchange Mode enabled.

View: Download information for KB2863911

If you have Microsoft Update configured to also update other Microsoft applications, then this update will also also be offered via Microsoft Update or has already been updated automatically for you.

Note: This update does not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but maintenance updates are usually installed automatically within a few days or can be installed manually via the Update Now button.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for March 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010.

These are the first Junk E-mail Filter updates of the year. Outlook 2003 will probably receive its final Junk E-mail Filter update next month as after then it be out of support. Outlook 2013 will receive a Junk E-mail Filter update again next month too.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2878234)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)

If you have Microsoft Update configured to also update other Microsoft applications, then this update will also also be offered via Microsoft Update or has already been updated automatically for you.

News Office 2013 Service Pack 1 released

The first Service Pack for Office 2013 has been released just a little over 1 year after its original release.

If you have installed Office 2013 via a msi-installer, then you can install it by using the standalone installer listed below or via Microsoft Update when you have it configured to also check for Office Updates.

When you are using Office 2013 as part of an Office 365 subscription, then the update will be installed automatically after a few days, or you can force the update detection by temporarily disabling Automatic Updates in the File-> Office Account section and then directly enabling it again.

For instructions about how to create an installation DVD containing Office 2013 with Service Pack 1 slipstreamed into it see: Slipstream Office 2013 setup with SP1

View: Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Download: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 32-Bit Edition
Download: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 64-Bit Edition
Download: Microsoft Office Language Interface Pack 2013 Service Pack 1 (32- and 64-bit)
Download: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 Changes (Excel sheet)
Download: Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Microsoft Office 2013 (coming soon)
Download: Office 2013 Policy Templates (SP1 release)
View: All other available Office 2013 SP1 packages for Desktop products
View: All other available Office 2013 SP1 packages for Server products

News Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 is now available

The eagerly awaited Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2013 is now available.

It comes with various new features and improvements such as:

  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Exchange Admin Center Cmdlet Logging
  • New communication method for Exchange and Outlook: MAPI over HTTP
  • Enhanced text editor for OWA
  • Apps for Office in Compose
  • S/MIME support for OWA
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) support for OWA
  • ADFS for OWA
  • Edge Transport server role
  • DAGs without Cluster Administrative Access Points
  • SSL offloading

View: What’s New in Exchange 2013 SP1
View: Description of Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2926248)
Download: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

News Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 5

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 13 documented fixes.

Notable fixes are:

  • KB2913999 Meeting request body and instructions are lost in delegate’s auto-forwarded meeting request
  • KB2924971 RPC Client Access service stops when you select an inactive search folder in Outlook 2007 in an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 environment
  • KB2892257 Email items are lost when you move items between shared folders by using EWS delegate access

View: Description of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
Download: Update Rollup 5 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2917508)

News Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 13