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News Outlook 2013 Update for July 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:
There is a known issue with this update where Outlook crashes when you try to select or open an encrypted message (Application Version: 15.0.4517.1003 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Offset: 003ac9b5 is logged in the Event Viewer).

Microsoft has confirmed this issue but the update will not get pulled.

For now, if you are affected by it, it is recommended to uninstall the update. As it isn’t a security update, not having it installed won’t leave you vulnerable to anything.

Update 2:
This issue is fixed in the August 2013 update for Outlook 2013.

Update KB2817468 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which solves 5 issues and also includes the 3 fixes of the June hotfix.

Most notable fixes are:

  • When you use a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account in Outlook 2013, the [1] suffix is appended to the calendar names in the Calendar module.
  • When you select “Calendar Details Style” before you print or print preview a calendar in Outlook 2013, all calendar items are listed two times.
  • When you change the dots per inch (DPI) setting in Windows to a high value such as 125 DPI or 150 DPI, some icons in Outlook 2013 are displayed incorrectly.

View: Download information for KB2817468

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 July 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 (KB2817523)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817563)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk E-mail 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 RT for Windows RT 8.1 Preview

If you are using a tablet Windows RT such as the the Surface RT, the Samsung ATIV Tab, the Dell XPS 10 or the Lenovo Yoga 11, you can now update your device to Windows RT 8.1 Preview and get Outlook 2013 RT for free!

Outlook 2013 RT is visually the same when compared to the regular Outlook 2013 application 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.

Due to “special needs for security and mobility” for tablets, the following (mainly enterprise level) features are not available in Outlook 2013 RT:

  • Online Archive or Personal Archive mailboxes
  • Applying Messaging Records Management (MRM) retention policies
  • Site Mailboxes
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy tips
  • VBA macro’s, COM add-ins and other custom programs or solutions (this restriction also already existed for the other Office RT applications)
  • Information Rights Management (IRM)
  • Microsoft Lync integration
  • SharePoint Integration
  • Fax providers
  • Group Policy

View: Outlook 2013 RT is here, and this is what you need to know

News Outlook 2013 Hotfix for June 2013

Hotfix KB2768340 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains fixes for the following 3 issues.

  • When you select “Calendar Details Style” before you print or print preview a calendar in Outlook 2013, all calendar items are listed two times.
  • When you open and then close a contact that is created by Outlook Web Access without making any edits in Outlook 2013, you are incorrectly prompted to save changes.
  • When an email message is marked as a junk email message in Outlook 2013, no log entry is created.

View: More details and download information for KB2768340

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

News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for June 2013

Hotfix KB2817371 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 9 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • When you configure a POP3 profile in Outlook 2010, duplicated email messages are repeatedly downloaded.
  • When you perform an advanced search in the address book in Outlook 2010, you receive the following error message: “The search cannot be completed. The bookmark is not valid.”

View: More details and download information for KB2817371

Hotfix KB2760782 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix corrects an issue where you are being prompted for credentials when creating a meeting item from an HTML message with images hosted on a SharePoint server.

View: More details and download information for KB2760782

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

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for June 2013

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available but interestingly enough only for Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 are skipping this month.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817473)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817327)

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 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.