Quick Tips Quick Tips for week 39

This week’s new and updated Quick Tips highlights from HowTo-Outlook’s Q&A blog MSOutlook.info:

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News Outlook 2013 Hotfix for September 2014

This hotfix contains 6 fixes for specific issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update. Most notable fixes are:

  • When proposing a new time for a meeting request, the window does not contain enough information, such as detailed free/busy information.
  • Assume that you receive some email messages from a contact where the display name contains one or more hyphens (-). When you right-click an email message from this contact, select Find Related, and then click Messages from Sender, no result is returned.
  • Outlook might crash shortly after startup when it syncs the calendar of an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account (like an Outlook.com/Hotmail account).

View: More details and download information for KB2889873

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfix for September 2014

This hotfix includes a fix which hasn’t been included in the most current Rollup Update.

It fixes an interface issue where the dialog box is too small to display all the text and the drop-down menu when you try to change the retention policy of a folder in a shared mailbox.

View: More details and download information for KB2889833

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. This fix will also be included in the next Rollup Update.

News Windows 8.1 September 2014 update for Outlook: Fix for slow opening attachments

The optional September Update Rollup for Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT and Windows Server 2012 R2 brought 23 documented fixes and one of them is for the following Outlook scenario:

  • When folder redirection is used for saving attachments to a specific folder, opening an attachment could take a long time when the network connection latency is high. 

For example, it may take more than 30 seconds to open a small TXT file. 

As this fix is included in an optional update, it won’t be installed automatically. To install it, you must open Windows Update from Control Panel and click on the link about available optional updates. Select the update and click on the “Install updates” button.

View: KB2989677: It takes a long time to open an attachment in Microsoft Outlook in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for September 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.
Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2889914)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4649.1001.