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.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for June 2013

Hotfix KB2817371 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 9 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • When you configure a POP3 profile in Outlook 2010, duplicated email messages are repeatedly downloaded.
  • When you perform an advanced search in the address book in Outlook 2010, you receive the following error message: “The search cannot be completed. The bookmark is not valid.”

View: More details and download information for KB2817371

Hotfix KB2760782 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix corrects an issue where you are being prompted for credentials when creating a meeting item from an HTML message with images hosted on a SharePoint server.

View: More details and download information for KB2760782

Obtaining the hotfixes
These are a Hotfixes and not a regular update. You can request them via their KB article page.

HowTo Updating the Offline Address Book in Exchange and Outlook

Button - Download Address BookWhen you have Cached Exchange Mode enabled, Outlook by will by default cache the main Global Address List as well. This is called the Offline Address Book and is being generated on the Exchange server.

Due to various synching schedules, it can take up to 48 hours before you could actually see a change in Outlook after a modification has been made on the Exchange server or in Active Directory.

In this guide, the relevant timings are explained and instructions are given in how you can directly force an update and resync, which can be very handy when troubleshooting or when you work in an Exchange environment which sees a lot of user mailbox mutations.

Continue reading: Updating the Offline Address Book in Exchange and Outlook

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for June 2013

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available but interestingly enough only for Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 are skipping this month.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817473)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter (KB2817327)

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 and Surface RT

If you have a Windows RT tablet such as the Surface RT or are holding off from buying one because it doesn’t come with Outlook… Great news! The upcoming Windows 8.1 Update for Windows RT will also include Outlook 2013 RT.

Currently, Windows RT already ships with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote but the request to include Outlook was strong enough to get it included in the package now as well.

The Office RT family of applications are exclusive to Windows RT devices (tablets). This version is visually the same when compared with the regular Office 2013 applications 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.

View: Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update