News Office 2010 Service Pack 2 released

The second Service Pack for Office 2010 has been released just a little over two years after SP1.

You can install it by using the standalone installer listed below or via Microsoft Update when you have it configured to also check for Office Updates.

Update:
After applying SP2, Outlook 2010 may log multiple Warning events in the Event Viewer.
See: Event ID 27: Calendar property is missing or empty

For instructions about how to create an installation DVD containing Office 2010 with Service Pack 2 slipstreamed into it see: Slipstream Office 2010 setup with SP2

View: Description of Office 2010 SP2

Download: Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition
Download: Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 64-Bit Edition
Download: Service Pack 2 for Language Pack 2010 (KB2687449) 32-Bit Edition
Download: Service Pack 2 for Language Pack 2010 (KB2687449) 64-Bit Edition
Download: Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 Changes (Excel sheet)
Download: Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Microsoft Office 2010
Download: Office 2010 Policy Templates (SP2 release)
View: All other available Office 2010 SP2 packages

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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.