News Outlook 2013 Hotfix for May 2014

This hotfix contains 3 fixes for specific issues which haven’t yet been included in the most current Rollup Update

  • Assume that you are the delegate for another user, and both of you have the Personal Archive feature enabled. You right-click the user’s mailbox, then click Properties, and then you click the Policy tab. Not all content is displayed correctly.
  • When you move an email message by dragging it over a folder, the color that the folder changes to is difficult to distinguish from the other folders.
  • Programmatic changes to the email body may be lost when using the Attachment.Add method for Rich Text email message.

View: More details and download information for KB2880961

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 May 2014

This hotfix contains 2 fixes for specific issues which haven’t yet been included in the most current Rollup Update

  • The AttachmentSelectionChange event isn’t raised when you have turned off the attachments previewers.
  • No results are being returned when using Find Related-> Message from Sender and the contact’s display name contains one or more hyphens (-).

View: More details and download information for KB2880523

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page.

News Outlook 2013 Update for May 2014

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update without a change log but at least contains the 31 fixes from Hotfix KB2878323 which is only available by request.

Most notable fixes are:

  • You get an unknown error when trying to categorize an item in a shared Calendar folder.
  • When you are connected through a virtual private network (VPN), you cannot synchronize Outlook 2013 data to SharePoint.
  • When you move the pointer over a person’s name or a contact card in an email message that is created by a mailto link in Outlook 2013, another compose email message appears.
  • The Outlook 2013 icon on the Start Screen in Windows 8 will no longer show as a solid blue square when Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 has not yet been installed. This issue was introduced in the March update.

View: Download information for KB2880470

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: 15.0.4615.1001.

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News Outlook 2010 Update for May 2014

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update without a change log but at least contains the 6 fixes from Hotfix KB2863918 and another 6 from Hotfix KB2878254 which are only available by request.

Most notable fixes are:

  • In the Exchange 2013 environment, the spam confidence level (SCL) -1 is not trusted by the Outlook Junk E-Mail Filter.
  • When you have an IMAP account together with an Exchange account in the same Outlook profile and resend an email message from the Sent Items folder in the IMAP mailbox, the sent email message goes to the Sent Items folder in the Exchange mailbox instead of the IMAP mailbox.
  • After you install this update, Outlook will not log the “Synchronization of some deletions failed.” sync errors in the Sync Issues Folder.

View: Download information for KB2863819

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.

News Advanced Rules and more new features coming to Outlook.com

The Outlook.com has announced that in the coming weeks 4 new features will roll out to all Outlook.com users.

  • Advanced Rules
    Now you can create multi-condition and multi-action rules. New conditions include time constraints, email tallying, checking read/unread state of emails, and checking if the sender is a contact you know. Now you can create a rule like:
    • If an unread email is older than 3 days and is from one of your contacts, mark it as important and flag it.
  • Undo
    In the top-right corner, you’ll now see a Undo button. This button can undo the message action mistakes for delete, categorize, flag, mark as junk, or move. Pressing CTRL+Z will also do the trick.
  • In-line reply
    Similar to Outlook 2013 and OWA 2013, Outlook.com will now support In-line reply. When you now press the Reply button, the Reading Pane will change into a Compose Pane so you can write your reply without needing to open a new browser window or tab and stay within your mailbox. You still have the option to “Pop Out” if you want a dedicated compose window or tab.
  • More personal messaging
    The chat experience has received the following improvements:
    • There is a Messaging section in the bottom left of your screen with contact pictures to quickly start a conversation by clicking on them.
    • You can switch your chat between different messaging services such as Messenger, Skype and Facebook chat.
    • Filter the People section by messaging service or availability.

View: Outlook.com introduces the most sophisticated rules in webmail

News Introducing Outlook Connectivity with MAPI over HTTP

The Exchange Team has published a detailed blog post about the introduction of MAPI over HTTP for which support was added in Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 and Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1.

This post is a must-read for every Exchange administrator and Outlook IT Pro who deals with Exchange connectivity.

From an end-user perspective, this change will offer faster reconnections to the Exchange server when for instance resuming from hibernation or switching between a wired and wireless connection. In the future, it will also offer support for native multi-factor authentication for Exchange accounts.

Support for MAPI over HTTP will be made available to Exchange Online (part of Office 365 for Business) customers later this year. Outlook 2010 will also get support for MAPI over HTTP connections in a future update.

View: Outlook Connectivity with MAPI over HTTP

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for May 2014

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

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2880505)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: These updates are also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.

Quick Tips Quick Tips for week 18

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

Archiving emails to OneDrive or other Cloud storage
Contact photo order when using Facebook and LinkedIn Social Connector

Quick Tip Highlights;
Outlook and Two-Step Authentication for Outlook.com and Hotmail accounts
Change the default address list of the Outlook Address Book
Change back the message list look in Outlook 2013

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