News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for August 2012

4 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2010 fixing a total of 25 issues.


Hotfix KB2687351 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 23 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Outlook will now display password expiration notifications when using Exchange Online in an Office 365 environment. (KB2745588)
  • You are being prompted for credentials when you have started Outlook without an enabled network connection and the network connections is available again the next time that you start Outlook.
  • Assume that you enable the Desktop Alerts feature in online mode in Outlook 2010. When you run Outlook 2010 against a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server, Outlook 2010 may randomly stop receiving new email notifications.
  • Outlook endlessly connects to the Client Access Server (CAS) server and the Public Folder (PF) server after you cancel the Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) authentication dialog box.
  • Messages are lost when you move them from a pst-file to an Exchange mailbox and during the moving process the mailbox quota is exceeded.

View: Full list of fixes and download information for KB2687351


Hotfix KB2687396 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix solves and issue with Hotfix KB2553248 (released in April) where an offline Outlook Data File (.ost) and an Outlook profile are created unexpectedly.

View: More details and download information for KB2687396


Hotfix KB2687392 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 2 fixes with the Unified Messaging add-in. In one case the free/busy information cannot be retrieved when the SMTP address of the attendee contains an ampersand (&). In the other case, a user cannot play an forwarded IRM protected voice message.

View: Full list of fixes and download information for KB2687392


Hotfix KB2687343 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix solves an issue for when you have the Spanish (European) LIP installed and you cannot see attendee free/busy information in the Scheduling Assistant.

View: More details and download information for KB2687343


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

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News Outlook 2007 Hotfix for August 2012

Hotfix KB2687336 for Outlook 2007
This hotfix contains 7 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are:

  • Outlook will now display password expiration notifications when using Exchange Online in an Office 365 environment. (KB2745588)
  • Outlook creates duplicate calendar items or crashes when you have a SharePoint list with a lot of calendar items. 
  • When Outlook is configured in online mode and connecting to an Exchange 2010 server, new email notifications might not always be shown.

View: Full list of fixes and download information for KB2687336

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

News Holiday update for Outlook 2007

A Holiday update has been released for Outlook 2007 which contains holidays for 2013 and later.

Currently the update is only available as a Hotfix but you can expect it to be included in a regular update later as well.

After requesting and installing the hotfix, you must reimport the holidays to actually get the newly added holidays in your Calendar:
Tools-> Options-> button Calendar Options…-> button Add Holidays

To prevent duplicates you can remove your existing holidays first by changing your Calendar view arrangement to “By Category” (all holidays are in the “Holiday” category):
View-> Current View-> By Category

Download: Outlook 2007 Holiday Update (KB2687329)
View: More information about updating holidays in Outlook

News Exchange 2010 SP2 Rollup 4

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 is now available for direct download (see below for links). As it also contains a security update, it’s directly being offered via Microsoft Update as well.

It includes 23 new fixes, DST updates and a solution for Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-058. The Exchange Team would like to highlight the following ones (some KB articles might not yet be available in your region);

  • New updates for August DST – Exchange 2010 – SP2 RU4 – Display name for OWA.
  • KB2685001 Retention policies do not work for the Calendar and Tasks folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • KB2686540 Exchange 2010 Messages are not delivered to Journal Mailbox
  • KB2701162 Granting Full Mailbox Access Does Not Allow Full Details of Free/Busy To Be Displayed
  • KB2724188 Information loss due to unexpected subject modification while copying a message in Outlook
  • KB2743871 Stop Forefront services in RU setup so no manual steps are required

No expected release date for the next update rollup has been made known yet.

Download: Exchange 2010 SP2 Rollup 4 (KB2706690)
View: Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

News Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 8

Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download (see below for links). As it also contains a security update, it’s directly being offered via Microsoft Update as well.

It includes 4 new fixes, DST updates and a solution for Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-058. The Exchange Team would like to highlight the following ones (some KB articles might not yet be available in your region);

  • New updates for August DST – Exchange 2007 – SP3 RU8
  • KB2701037 Store.exe crash by strcat_s() to Exchange 2007
  • KB2699574 Microsoft Exchange Information Store service may stop responding when you perform a search on Exchange mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Download: Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 8
View: Description of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for August 2012

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

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB2687403)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2687400)
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.