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.

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News Junk E-mail Filter updates for October 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 (KB2826021)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2827325)
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.

HowTo Standardize Contacts’ Full Name and File As format

Button Change Name FormatWhat does your Contacts folder and Address Book look like?
Do all names show up in the same format?
For instance: “First Last” or “Last, First”?

If you’ve been using Outlook for quite some time already or when you’ve imported your Contacts from multiple sources, chances are that things aren’t that consistent for you which could make it more difficult to find a contact.

There is no way in Outlook to quickly standardize the naming format of your existing contacts and updating them manually is very labor intensive.

With the VBA macros from this guide, you can quickly standardize the naming convention of all your Contacts to a format of your choice.

Continue reading: Standardize Contacts’ Full Name and File As format

News Outlook 2013 Out-of-Band update for empty Navigation Pane

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

Update KB2825632 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which has been released to fix the issue where the Folder Pane shows up empty after applying update KB2817630.

View: Download information for KB2825632

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.

Quick Tips Quick Tips for week 38

This week, the following Quick Tips were posted at HowTo-Outlook’s Q&A blog MSOutlook.info;

Integrating Facebook chat with Outlook
Combine and sync Outlook Calendars

Quick Tip Highlights;
Launching Outlook at startup (in a smarter way)
Gmail accounts and disproportionally large ost- or pst-files
Suggested Contacts folders holds addresses but no suggestions are being made when composing mail

These tips and other headlines can also be followed via twitter

News OutlookTempCleaner 1.2

OutlookTempCleaner 1.2 has just been released. The main new addition is that it now also supports Outlook 2013, including the Office 365 editions of Office 2013.

OutlookTempCleaner is a free support tool which gives you easy access to the Temp folder that is being used when you directly open an attachment from Outlook. Under certain circumstances, this folder can become “full” and you are unable to open the attachment.

Aside from easy access to the folder, it can also report its size and gives you the opportunity to empty it. It also supports command line switches which allows you to automate maintenance of the folder via Windows’ Scheduled Tasks or logon/logoff scripts.

To everyone who has made a donation since its last release:
Thanks for your support!

Download: OutlookTempCleaner 1.2