News Outlook 2007 Update for August 2013

An update has been released for Outlook 2007 and can be downloaded and installed manually, but is also being offered via Microsoft Update.

Update KB2768023 for Outlook 2007
This is a non-security update which solves the following issue:

Assume that you connect to some alternative mailboxes, such as auto-mapped mailboxes, modern public folders, and archive mailboxes, on an Outlook 2007 client that is connected to a domain. In this situation, Outlook 2007 only uses the external host name.

View: Download information for KB2768023

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 August 2013

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2013. Outlook 2010 skips this month.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817666)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817642)
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.

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HowTo Record gas mileage for Appointments, Meetings, Contacts and Tasks

Even though Outlook has a field to record mileage for various items, aside from the Tasks item, it is nearly impossible to fill it out quickly.

While you could customize your Appointment and Contact forms or create a Form Region to make the field more readily available, those solutions are a bit of overkill just for this field alone. Another way to enter it would be to use a list view and enable in-cell editing but that would be quite cumbersome when you need to do it on a regular basis.

This guide contains a code sample which you can use to quickly log and retrieve your mileage for a selected or opened Appointment/Meeting, Contact item or Task.

Continue reading: Record gas mileage for Appointments, Meetings, Contacts and Tasks

News Exchange 2013 CU2 v2

Cumulative Update 2 v2 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download.

The v2 release fixes an issue with got introduced with the original release of this update when you are in a native Exchange 2013 environment and are using Modern Public Folders. Upon moving a public folder mailbox, the permission structure on some public folders could be lost.

If you had not yet deployed the original release, then you can update your servers as normal. If you had already deployed it, then you need to update it via the command:
setup.exe /m:upgrade /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

The new update model of Exchange 2013 not only brings you the regular fixes and improvements but also new features or major changes to existing ones.

For CU2, the highlights are as follows:

  • Per-server database support
  • OWA Redirection
  • High Availability
  • Managed Availability
  • Cmdlet Help
  • OWA Search Improvements
  • Malware Filter Rules

Download: Cumulative Update 2 v2 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2859928)
View: Release Notes for Exchange 2013 CU2
View: Exchange Blog post about Exchange 2013 CU2
View: Exchange Blog post about Exchange 2013 CU2 Issue
View: Exchange Blog post about Exchange 2013 CU2 v2

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