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News Outlook 2013 RT for Windows RT and Surface RT

If you have a Windows RT tablet such as the Surface RT or are holding off from buying one because it doesn’t come with Outlook… Great news! The upcoming Windows 8.1 Update for Windows RT will also include Outlook 2013 RT.

Currently, Windows RT already ships with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote but the request to include Outlook was strong enough to get it included in the package now as well.

The Office RT family of applications are exclusive to Windows RT devices (tablets). This version is visually the same when compared with the regular Office 2013 applications but is optimized for the ARM processor, has Touch Mode enabled by default and contains various other battery life increasing and disk space usage reducing changes.

View: Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

News Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 1

Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 26 documented fixes.

The Exchange Team highlights the following ones:

  • KB2561346 Mailbox storage limit error when a delegate uses the manager’s mailbox to send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2756460 You cannot open a mailbox that is located in a different site by using Outlook Anywhere in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2802569 Mailbox synchronization fails on an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2814847 Rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption in Exchange Server 2010 when a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1 or 6.1.1-based device
  • KB2822208 Unable to soft delete some messages after installing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 or SP3

View: Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
Download: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2803727)

News Outlook 2013 Update for May 2013

An update has been released for Outlook 2013 and can be downloaded and installed manually, but is also being offered via Microsoft Update.

Update KB2738013 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which solves 3 issues.

  • Some items that are displayed in the Inbox on Outlook.com are not displayed in the Inbox in Outlook 2013.
  • After you enable Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) logging in Outlook 2013, you cannot use the log files to determine which version of Outlook 2013 is installed.
  • When you add certain holidays to a calendar in the French version of Outlook 2013, the names of the holidays are displayed in Vietnamese.

View: Download information for KB2810015

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 Junk E-mail Filter updates for May 2013

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817360)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817359)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 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 Updated Guide: Using Outlook.com with your own or current email address

With all the changes that came with the transformation of Hotmail to Outlook.com and the Live ID becoming a Microsoft Account, this guide wasn’t just up for a renaming but for a major rewrite!

The process for configuring Outlook.com to use your own address has been simplified a bit and wasn’t just a paintjob. For instance, the addition of detecting the SMTP server for your domain allows you to actually send out with your own address as well instead of “on behalf of” even when this is for instance a Gmail address.

Nevertheless, there are quite some pitfalls but this updated guide walks you through the entire process; from signing up to migrating over your data.

Continue reading: Using Outlook.com with your own or current email address

News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for April 2013

Hotfix KB2760562 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains a fix for an issue where the “Show a room list” dialog box isn’t shown and the “Play on Phone” feature doesn’t work when Exchange 2013 has been set up without an external ECP (Enhanced Capability Port) URL.

View: More details and download information for KB2760562

Hotfix KB2768352 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix corrects an issue where the CTRL+ALT+Q shortcut doesn’t produce the @ sign in the German version of Outlook 2013 on a German version of Windows 7 or Windows 8 configured with a German keyboard layout.

View: More details and download information for KB2768352

Obtaining the hotfixes
These are a Hotfixes and not a regular update. You can request them via their KB article page.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfix for April 2013

Hotfix KB2791026 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains the following 2 fixes;

  • After you create a new folder in the Inbox in Outlook 2010, the new folder is not selected.
  • When you run the “Publish to GAL” function in Outlook 2010 and then send an encrypted message, recipients cannot open the encrypted message.

View: More details and download information for KB2791026

Obtaining the hotfixes
These are a Hotfixes and not a regular update. You can request them via their KB article page.

News Outlook 2007 Hotfix for April 2013

Hotfix KB2799874 for Outlook 2007
This hotfix contains a fix for when the JunkMailProtection policy is being ignored by Outlook 2007.

View: More details and download information for KB2799874

Obtaining the hotfixes
These are a Hotfixes and not a regular update. You can request them via their KB article page.

News Outlook 2013 Update for April 2013

An update has been released for Outlook 2013 and can be downloaded and installed manually, but is also being offered via Microsoft Update.

Update KB2738013 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which solves 3 issues all related to Outlook.com accounts.

  • The content of Outlook items may not be displayed correctly when composing them with anything other than UTF-8 encoding. This update also requires update KB2768007 for Word 2013 to be installed.
  • Mail items may appear as duplicates in Outlook. Deleting the duplicate in Outlook will however also delete the original on Outlook.com.
  • Email messages that contain non-ASCII characters are not displayed correctly.

View: Download information for KB2738013
View: Download information for KB2768007

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 Junk E-mail Filter updates for April 2013

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. It looks like Outlook 2013 is skipping this month.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2810049)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2768021)
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.