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News Security and Rollup Updates for Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 (MS13-105)

Due to the MS13-105 security bulletin, all currently supported versions of Exchange got a Security Update or a Rollup Update. The only change in each update is the inclusion of the security updates identified in MS13-105.

This security update resolves three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server. The most severe of these vulnerabilities exist in the WebReady Document Viewing and Data Loss Prevention features of Microsoft Exchange Server.

These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution in the security context of the LocalService account if an attacker sends an email message containing a specially crafted file to a user on an affected Exchange server. The LocalService account has minimum privileges on the local system and presents anonymous credentials on the network. 

View: MS13-105 security bulletin
View: Exchange Team Blog Post about these updates
Download: Update Rollup 12 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2903911)
Download: Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2903903)
Download: Update Rollup 4 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2905616)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2013 CU2 (KB2880833)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2013 CU3 (KB2880833)

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for December 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 (KB2863822)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2850085)
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 Exchange 2013 CU3

Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 23 documented fixes.

The most notable fix is that Internet Explorer 11 no longer loads OWA Light instead of OWA Premium.

Additional notable fixes are:

  • KB2874216 Security issue that is described in Security Bulletin MS13-061 is resolved by an Exchange Server update
  • KB2888315 Event 2112 or 2180 is logged when you try to back up a database in an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • KB2902938 You cannot preview Office documents in shared folders by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

CU3 also adds the following new features and improvements to Exchange 2013

  • Rights Management Connector
  • Groups enhancements
  • Viewing the administrator audit log

Download: Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2892464)
Download: Exchange Server 2013 CU3 UM Language Packs
View: Description of Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013
View: Release Notes of new features for Exchange 2013 CU3
View: Exchange Blog post about Exchange 2013 CU3

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News Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 24 documented fixes.

The most notable fix is that Internet Explorer 11 no longer loads OWA Light instead of OWA Premium.

Additional notable fixes are:

  • KB2840454 “The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange” error when you manage rules by using Outlook 2013 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2879736 Office 365 users cannot retrieve an on-premises user’s free/busy data in an Exchange Server 2010-based hybrid deployment
  • KB2899146 You cannot drag email messages to other folders by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

View: Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
Download: Update Rollup 3 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2891587)

News New Poll: Do you still use Outlook Today?

Outlook TodayQuite some Outlook versions ago, the Outlook Today page was quite popular. It was even that popular that many people had it set as their default startup folder and used its dashboard like appearance to plan their days.

Well, times have changed and so has Outlook. Over the last couple of versions, Outlook has had various feature additions and changes which makes the Outlook Today page redundant. Most prominently these new features are the Favorites section, the To-Do Bar and Peeks.

As of Outlook 2013, Outlook Today officially got the “deprecated” status. This means as much as that Microsoft spends little to no resources anymore on the feature and it could be removed in an upcoming version (especially when the code breaks or gets in the way).

For you, this means that you should no longer base new work processes on it and when you still rely on it, move away from it and get on terms with the new features.

A description on how the new features made Outlook Today redundant can be found in:
Outlook Today, meet Favorites, Peeks and the To-Do Bar

So, do you still use Outlook Today? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you still use the Outlook Today feature?

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News MS13-094: Security updates for Outlook 2007/2010/2013

A security update has been released for Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 (including Outlook 2013 RT) to address a vulnerability which could allow information disclosure.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could ascertain system information, such as the IP address and open TCP ports, from the target system and other systems that share the network with the target system.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that Microsoft Outlook parses specially crafted S/MIME email messages.

Note: The Outlook 2013 version of this update also contains the fixes mentioned in Hotfix KB2825677 which includes the To-Do Bar showing appointments for upcoming days.

View: More details and download information for KB2825644 (Outlook 2007)
View: More details and download information for KB2837597 (Outlook 2010)
View: More details and download information for KB2837618 (Outlook 2013)
View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-094 – Important

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for November 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 (KB2849999)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2825642)
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 Hotfix for October 2013 brings back Appointments for upcoming days in To-Do Bar

Hotfix KB2825677 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains fixes for 9 specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Appointments for up to 7 upcoming days (when space permits it) are now displayed when you have the Calendar Peek enabled in the To-Do Bar instead of only Today’s appointments (View-> To-Do Bar-> Calendar).
    Appointments for upcoming days are now also displayed when you hover on the word “Calendar” at the bottom of your Outlook window.
  • When you mark an email message as read or unread in the Inbox folder in Outlook 2013, the position of the Inbox folder is changed in the Folder pane.
  • When your user account is in a different forest than the Exchange server, the email configuration test fails and setting an automatic reply results in the error message: “Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later.”
  • When you try to update the meeting in Outlook 2013, you receive the following error message: “Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.”

View: More details and download information for KB2768340

Update:
The fixes included in this hotfix are also included in update KB2837618 which is being offered via Windows Update and automatically distributed with Office 365 (Click-to-Run version 15.0.4551.1005 or higher) installations.

Obtaining the hotfix
This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. Note that Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 Home Premium and other Office 365 installations. This update will soon be available to these installations as well though (within a month) and update automatically.

News Outlook 2013 Update for October 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 KB2896300 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which has been released without a change log. However, it also contains the fixes of the Out-of-Bind update KB2825632 to solve the Empty Folder Pane issue.

View: Download information for KB2896300

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 2010 Hotfix for October 2013

Hotfix KB2825795 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains fixes for 17 specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • The unread or read count for email messages is not updated in folder trees in Outlook 2010.
  • When you start Outlook 2010, the Favorites folders for additional mailboxes are not displayed.
  • Assume that you implement a Cisco Unity voice mail form for Outlook 2010 in a Citrix environment. When you scroll through an email message, Outlook 2010 crashes.

View: More details and download information for KB2825795

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