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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
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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
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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.

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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.

News New modern look for the Outlook.com Calendar

Today, the Outlook.com Team started to roll-out the new “modern calendar experience” for Outlook.com. By the end of the week, all Outlook.com accounts should have been migrated over to this new design.

The new design fits right in with the new look of the already redesigned Mail section of Outlook.com (previously known as Hotmail), People (Contacts) and SkyDrive.

View: Calendar – Outlook.com
View: Blog post Outlook.com Team about the modern calendar experience

News Exchange 2013 CU1

Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download.

This is the long-awaited update which brings co-existence support with Exchange 2007 (SP3 RU10) and Exchange 2010 (SP3).

CU1 also adds the following new features and improvements to Exchange 2013

  • Address Book Policies
  • Groups can once again manage groups
  • Public Folder Favorites Access through Outlook Web App
  • Exchange Admin Center Enhancements
  • High Availability and Monitoring Enhancements

If you are monitoring your Exchange environment via SCOM, don’t get too excited yet; the release of the Exchange 2013 management packs for SCOM 2007 R2 and SCOM 2012 are still awaiting RTM status and will be released at a later date.

Download: Cumulative update 1 for Exchange Server 2013
View: Release Notes for Exchange 2013 CU1 (might not be live yet in your region)
View: Exchange Blog post about Exchange 2013 CU1

News Poll: Which Office 2013 theme do you like best?

Now that Outlook 2013 has been out for a while, it’s time find out which of the included themes you like the best.

Which Office 2013 theme do you like best?

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In case you haven’t discovered the themes yet, or if you want to take out some of the brightness of Outlook 2013 in another way, see the guide: Making the Outlook 2013 interface less white and bright

News Outlook 2013 Update for March 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 KB2727079 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update and has been described as “contains the latest stability and performance improvements”.

This update contains the 5 fixes which were released in hotfix KB2752007 and KB2752039 of February 2013. It also contains 10 new fixes which weren’t released in the hotfixes. Most notable are:

  • When you use an Outlook.com account in Outlook 2013 on a device, you cannot sync your Outlook account. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    There are too many devices syncing with this account
  • Various fixes for fuzzy images and display issues when using Outlook 2013 with a high DPI setting in Windows.
  • You are being prompted to save changes when opening and closing a calendar item from an EAS account, even when you did not make any changes.

View: Download information for KB2727079

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 March 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 (KB2768025)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2768024)
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 Hotfixes for February 2013

Hotfix KB2752007 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains a fix for all emails being deleted and re-downloaded for Outlook.com and Hotmail accounts which are connected via Exchange Active Sync (EAS).

View: More details and download information for KB2752007
 

Hotfix KB2760231 for Outlook 2013
This Office hotfix contains 2 fixes for Outlook. The first addresses an issues where status messages in the People Pane are being truncated. The second issue is where the Gregorian date is displayed as an incorrect lunar date.

View: More details and download information for KB2760231
 

Hotfix KB2752039 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 4 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Credentials are not being saved when connecting to an on-premises Microsoft Exchange server for a domain joined computer.
  • When you choose “Tentative and Propose New Time” in a meeting request and click the “Propose Time” button, you receive an error message.

View: More details and download information for KB2752039
 

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