News Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 1

Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is now available for direct download. It contains a total of 26 documented fixes.

The Exchange Team highlights the following ones:

  • KB2561346 Mailbox storage limit error when a delegate uses the manager’s mailbox to send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2756460 You cannot open a mailbox that is located in a different site by using Outlook Anywhere in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2802569 Mailbox synchronization fails on an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2814847 Rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption in Exchange Server 2010 when a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1 or 6.1.1-based device
  • KB2822208 Unable to soft delete some messages after installing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 or SP3

View: Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
Download: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2803727)

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HowTo Display the member count of a Contact Group

In Outlook, there is no direct way to find out how many members have been added to a Contact Group (also known as Distribution Lists in Outlook 2007 and previous).

Apparently, the Outlook Team doesn’t like to count things as Outlook also can’t display the amount of selected items.

A workaround is to save the Contact Group as a txt-file and get the line count. A more sophisticated way is to use a VBA macro as demonstrated in this guide.

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News Outlook 2013 Update for May 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 KB2738013 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which solves 3 issues.

  • Some items that are displayed in the Inbox on Outlook.com are not displayed in the Inbox in Outlook 2013.
  • After you enable Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) logging in Outlook 2013, you cannot use the log files to determine which version of Outlook 2013 is installed.
  • When you add certain holidays to a calendar in the French version of Outlook 2013, the names of the holidays are displayed in Vietnamese.

View: Download information for KB2810015

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 May 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 (KB2817360)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817359)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 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.

News Updated Guide: Using Outlook.com with your own or current email address

With all the changes that came with the transformation of Hotmail to Outlook.com and the Live ID becoming a Microsoft Account, this guide wasn’t just up for a renaming but for a major rewrite!

The process for configuring Outlook.com to use your own address has been simplified a bit and wasn’t just a paintjob. For instance, the addition of detecting the SMTP server for your domain allows you to actually send out with your own address as well instead of “on behalf of” even when this is for instance a Gmail address.

Nevertheless, there are quite some pitfalls but this updated guide walks you through the entire process; from signing up to migrating over your data.

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