Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for June 2022

News

The June security and rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 1 security update for generic Office components.

In addition, it contains 5 documented non-security fixes related to Outlook Current Version 2205, 12 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2204, 1 fix for Monthly Enterprise Version 2203, 8 fixes for Semi-Annual Preview Version 2202, and 2 fixes for Semi-Annual Version 2108. Most notable fixes are;

  • 2205
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when opening an Online Archive or Shared Mailbox.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to see multiple copies of a shared calendar rendered in certain circumstances.
  • 2204, 2203, 2202, 2108
    • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when replying or forwarding an email while an Event-Based Add-In is running in the background.
  • 2204
    • We fixed an issue where calendars not selected in the navigation pane when using “Open Shared Calendar.”
    • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly during launch when connected to a OneDrive for Business endpoint with no service URL.
    • We fixed an issue that caused EU users to see information missing from person cards.
  • 2108
    • We fixed an issue where a meeting, after it was autosaved, would be sent to attendees but not saved on the organizer’s calendar.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2205 (Build 15225.20288)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2204 (Build 15128.20280)
    Version 2203 (Build 15028.20282)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20494)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.21018)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21418) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20324)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10387.20023)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


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Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for May 2022

News

Microsoft released the May feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel.

It comes with 1 new feature for Outlook and 5 highlighted fixes.

  • Read Aloud just got better
    The new Read Aloud Toolbar features new, natural sounding voice options.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the error “Cannot perform the requested operation…” when attempting to expand a local contact group.
  • We fixed an issue that caused delegates to be unable to open a shared contacts folder despite having the correct permissions.
  • We fixed an issue that caused “No response required” to show on all forwarded meeting invites for delegates of room mailboxes when the Shared Calendar Improvements feature is enabled.
  • We fixed an issue where calendars not selected in the navigation pane when using “Open Shared Calendar.”
  • We fixed an unexpected stop responding in Office rendering code.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2205 (Build 15225.20204).


Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for May 2022

News

Security updates have been released for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019.

The updates fix the following vulnerability;

  • CVE-2022-21978: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

The vulnerability is currently not publicly disclosed nor being exploited. The exploitability assessment is regarded as “Exploitation Less Likely”. However, it is still important to update as soon as possible.

After applying the update, it is required to run /PrepareAllDomains once in your environment as well or otherwise you’d still not be protected from the vulnerability.

Also note that all Security Updates are now released as .exe files instead of .msp files. The main reason for this is to ensure that the installation runs with the required permissions and preventing that your Exchange installations ends up in a bad state. The .msp file can still be extracted from the .exe file or obtained via the Microsoft Update Catalog by extracting the .cab file.

View: Exchange Blog: Released: May 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and 2019: May 10, 2022 (KB5014261)
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: May 10, 2022 (KB5014260)

Download: Security Update for Exchange 2019 CU11 and CU12
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2016 CU22 and CU23
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2013 CU23


Exchange 2019 CU12 and Exchange 2016 CU23

News

Cumulative Update 12 for Exchange 2019 is now available as well as Cumulative Update 23 for Exchange 2016.

With these releases there major changes to the release model of future CUs.

First of all, the is the last CU for Exchange 2016 as it has reached its Extended Support phase. This means that from now on, it will only received Security Updates.

Second, Exchange 2019 CU releases have shifted to a cadence of 2 times per year. These are targeted for March and September but as they are quality driven, their actual release could be off by a month if needed.

Exchange 2019 CU12 also includes the following major changes;

  • Exchange Management Tools Update
    When you’ve only installed Exchange on-premises to manage all your Exchange Online mailboxes for your Synced Active Directory users, you can now install the updated Management Tools on a domain-joined workstation, shutdown your last Exchange server, and manage your recipients via PowerShell.
  • Hybrid Experience Updates
    • Licensing has been updated to add a product key for Exchange 2019 hybrid servers at no additional charge.
    • Support has been added for using MFA-enabled admin credentials with Hybrid Agent cmdlets. The Hybrid Management PowerShell module now works with MFA-enabled admin accounts.
  • Support for Windows Server 2022
    CU12 also introduces support for running Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2022 and in environments that use Windows Server 2022 Active Directory servers. For more information see the Exchange Server supportability matrix.

Additionally, for both Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019, parameters that take UNC paths as inputs will no longer be usable in Exchange Server PowerShell cmdlets or the Exchange Admin Center. For more info and the newly supported methods see; Changes in Exchange Server PowerShell cmdlets and Exchange Admin Center for UNC path inputs (KB5014278).

This release does not include new updates to the Active Directory Schema for Exchange 2019 nor Exchange 2016.

As mentioned before, the next planned Cumulative Update for Exchange 2019 is in September 2022. Exchange 2016 is not expected to receive any new CUs anymore.

Exchange 2019: CU12 KB5011156Download
Exchange 2016: CU23 KB5011155DownloadUM Language Packs
View: Blog post of the Exchange Team about CU12 for Exchange Server 2019 and CU 23 for Exchange 2016.


Partial word, string or wildcard search in Outlook

Search buttonOutlook’s indexed search is fast as long as you know the exact beginning of the word or string that you are looking for.

If you want to search for only a part of a word, like the middle or ending, you’ll have to use the much more cumbersome Advanced Find.

For instance, when searching for “write”, Outlook’s indexed search will only find messages containing “write” but Advanced Find will also find “rewrite”.

A similar situation exists when searching for product codes or reference numbers were people could leave out prefixes, spaces or dashes.

Or what about names?
Katerina or Caterina? Kristian or Christian?

With an Advanced Find macro we can make these type of searches quick and easy again.

Continue reading: Partial word, string or wildcard search in Outlook


Windows 11 and Outlook; An easy upgrade?

Windows 11 buttonThinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 11?

There are a couple of things to be aware of when you heavily rely on Outlook.

The upgrade process from Windows 10 is actually quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations; It is almost like applying a major update to Windows 10. However, there are still a couple of attention points to go through before you start and afterwards.

This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 11.

Continue reading: Windows 11 and Outlook; An easy upgrade?


Outlook 2016 (MSI) Update for October 2021

News

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains the following documented fix;

  • This update fixes an issue in which the “Join event” button doesn’t display in the notification email of the Microsoft Teams meeting that’s delivered through an attached .ics file.

View: Download information for KB5001998

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 16.0.5197.1000. This update does not apply to Perpetual (Retail) and Microsoft 365 based installations of Office 2016.


Reply and keep original attachments

Reply with Attachments buttonWhen you reply to an email in Outlook, the original emails are not included. This is because it is assumed that the original sender still has access to the original attachments.

There are however various valid scenarios in which it makes sense to keep the attachments. A common scenario which would benefit from this, is in longer mail threads where Reply All is used and where new people are being added.

Although there are various workarounds available, having this option integrated in Outlook is more efficient.

Continue reading: Reply and keep original attachments


Outlook 2013 Security Update for June 2021

News

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2013. It resolves the following vulnerability;

  • CVE-2021-31949: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
    • This vulnerability is currently not publicly disclosed nor exploited.
    • The Preview Pane is not an attack vector.
    • The Exploitability Assessment is rated: Exploitation Less Likely.

View: Download information for KB5001934

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 2013 Click-To-Run and updates Outlook to version 15.0.5353.1000.


Outlook 2010 Security Update for April 2021

News

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2010. It resolves the following vulnerability;

  • CVE-2021-28452: Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability.
    • This vulnerability is currently not publicly disclosed nor exploited.
    • The Preview Pane is not an attack vector.
    • The Exploitability Assessment is rated: Exploitation Less Likely.

Important!
This is an extra Security Update for Outlook 2010 as it has already reached the end date for Extended Support. It is highly recommended to update to a later version of Outlook or an alternative mail client as soon as possible.

View: Download information for KB4493185

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7268.5000.


Check sending account address before sending email

Select Sending Account buttonNowadays, it is quite likely that you have multiple email accounts configured in Outlook.

Especially when working from home, you don’t want to end up sending your business emails via your private account or vice versa.

Also, when you have access to a Shared Mailbox or are a delegate for the mailbox of a colleague, you could find yourself inadvertently send from these mailboxes or forget to select it when needed.

By adding this simple VBA macro to Outlook, you can prevent sending emails from the wrong email address.

Continue reading: Check sending account address before sending email


Add Teams, Skype, Zoom and other chat, call or meet now links to your signature

Chat & Meet in SignatureCommon signatures include a greeting, your name, your company name and possibly a website address and a phone number.

Since nowadays people contact each other a lot more via online meeting tools such as Teams, Skype and Zoom, you can also add special links which will allow the receiver to directly contact you via one of those methods as well.

With the use of recognizable icons, you can easily include these references without making your signature look huge.

This guide starts off with an example of a signature which is small but contains several instant communication links as well. After that, an overview is given of the instant communication links that can be used with commonly used IM and video conferencing clients.

Continue reading: Add Teams, Skype, Zoom and other chat, call or meet now links to your signature


Edit the HTML source code while composing a message in Outlook

Edit HTML Code buttonWhen composing a message in the HTML format in Outlook, the HTML code is automatically generated by the WordHTML engine. Unfortunately, Outlook does not provide a direct way of editing this generated HTML code.

With the EditHTML macro from this guide you can edit or completely replace the HTML of a message you are composing. This makes it much easier to make specific modifications or use the HTML code that you’ve created in another HTML editor.

This way you can make sure that your carefully created design, like for a newsletter, isn’t being modified again by WordHTML and remains compatible with other mail clients.

Continue reading: Edit the HTML source code while composing a message in Outlook


Schedule a recurring email with Outlook and PowerShell

Recurring Email buttonDo you need to send the same emails on a recurring basis like daily, weekly or monthly? Sending out reminders, forwarding reports or the latest offers and prices can be a tedious task.

Outlook doesn’t natively have this feature but with some PowerShell code or add-in, it can be done quite easily .

The PowerShell code in this guide allows you to send an email template, that you’ve created in Outlook. Optionally, it can look for a specific file to attach at the moment of sending to make sure you are always sending the latest version of the file. This guide contains step-by-step instructions to fully automate this process via the Windows Task Scheduler.

Scripts aren’t your thing? We’ve got you covered with some recommended 3rd party add-ins that can bring this functionality to Outlook as well.

Continue reading: Schedule a recurring email with Outlook and PowerShell


S/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

S/MIME buttonS/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) used to be only available in Internet Explorer but it is now also possible to add this to Google Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge browser.

However, adding the required extension isn’t (currently) possible via the traditional means of using the Chrome Web Store or the Microsoft Edge Addons page.

This guide explains how you can manually install or deploy the Microsoft S/MIME Control for Outlook on the web.

Continue reading: S/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge


Executing PowerShell Scripts FAQ and Tips & Tricks

PowerShell Script buttonThere are several guides containing PowerShell scripts on HowTo-Outlook.com. PowerShell is a powerful scripting language which can be used by many applications including Outlook and Exchange. For end-user usage, it can be seen as the successor of vbs and batch scripts.

PowerShell scripts are easy to use but there are a couple of things to be aware of, especially when it is the first time you use such scripts.

This guide contains frequently asked questions regarding the use of PowerShell scripts and some additional tips and tricks to get you started.

Continue reading: Executing PowerShell Scripts FAQ and Tips & Tricks


Importing eml-files into Outlook

Import EML buttonIf you’ve ever used Outlook Express, Windows (Live) Mail, Thunderbird, Lotus/IBM Notes or basically any mail client other then Outlook, chances are that you have some eml-files stored somewhere as well.

While Outlook does support opening eml-files, it doesn’t offer a way to import them into Outlook.

This guides contains instructions and 2 scripts to import eml-files into an Outlook folder of your choice.

Continue reading: Importing eml-files into Outlook


Autodiscover: Some quick methods to get it working

Autodiscover.xml buttonThe Autodiscover service is a required service for Outlook-Exchange connectivity since Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2007 but for whatever reason, in some Exchange environments this still hasn’t been implemented correctly.

In some part, this was due to the fact that you could still get basic Outlook-Exchange connectivity by using some legacy Exchange 2003 RPC over HTTP dialog in Outlook. This (unsupported) method now no longer works in Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 and Outlook for Office 365 due to the removal of this legacy dialog since Outlook doesn’t support Exchange 2003 anymore since Outlook 2013.

Unfortunately, this leaves up-to-date Outlook users disconnected when Autodiscover hasn’t been provisioned correctly by your company.

This guide contains some reasonably quick and easy and some less elegant methods for end-users but also for Exchange administrators to get your Outlook connected to Exchange again. All discussed solutions are fully supported configurations by Microsoft and do not require any changes to Exchange or the need for a new SSL Certificate.

Continue reading: Autodiscover: Some quick methods to get it working


Windows 10 (21H2 / November 2021 Update or earlier) and Outlook

Windows 10 buttonThinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 10 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 10 computer already and are being offered a major Windows 10 update?

What should you be aware of when you heavily rely on Outlook?

The upgrade process from Windows 7 and Windows 8 is actually quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations. Things are even easier when applying a major update to Windows 10. However, for either upgrade, there are still a couple of attention points before you start.

This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 10.

Continue reading: Windows 10 (21H2 / November 2021 Update or earlier) and Outlook


Outlook can’t connect to Gmail: Password incorrect

Gmail buttonWhen configuring your Gmail account in Outlook (or other mail clients such as Thunderbird and Mail apps on (older) smartphones), you may run into continuous password prompts or sync errors.

This is because Google has turned off Basic Authentication (which they refer to as Less Secure App Access) for all accounts since May 30, 2022. It now only lets you authenticate via the OAuth 2.0 standard.

As a result, you’ll get Send/Receive errors (0x800CCC0E) and could get prompted for your Gmail password again in Outlook and the login could fail even when you supply the correct password.

Continue reading: Outlook can’t connect to Gmail: Password incorrect


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for May 2022

News

The May security and rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 2 security updates for Excel (1) and Office (1).

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fix related to Outlook Current Version 2204, 1 new feature and 9 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2203, 4 fixes for Semi-Annual Preview Version 2202, and 5 fixes for Semi-Annual Version 2108. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2204
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to see “No response required” specified on all meeting invites forwarded from delegated room mailboxes.
  • Version 2203
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to see only a subset of the messages to get moved when moving multiple mail items from Focused to Other or Other to Focused.
    • We fixed an issue that caused shared calendars to be in an unselected state after adding them.
  • Version 2203, 2202, and 2108
    • We fixed an issue that prevented Outlook Event-Based Add-Ins from functioning properly. (Access)
  • Version 2203 and 2108
    • We fixed an issue that caused EU users to see information missing from person cards.
  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue where a meeting, after it was autosaved, would be sent to attendees but not saved on the organizer’s calendar.
  • Version 2108
    • We fixed a scrolling performance issue with documents with a large number of merge fields. (Word)
    • We fixed an issue where Outlook may stop responding scrolling through an email message. (Word)
    • We fixed an issue in the Outlook preview pane to allow SVG images to render properly. (Office)

The new features in Monthly Enterprise Version 2203 is;

  • Save time while composing messages
    Outlook shows you writing suggestions that help you compose messages quickly. To accept the suggestion, just use the Tab key.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2204 (Build 15128.2022)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2203 (Build 15028.20248)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20392)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20392)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20962)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21334) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20303)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10386.20017)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for April 2022

News

Microsoft released the April feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

There are no new features this time but it does include 6 highlighted fixes of which 2 apply to Outlook’s integration with Access.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly during launch when connected to a OneDrive for Business endpoint with no service URL.
  • We fixed an issue that caused EU users to see information missing from person cards.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when trying to respond to certain contacts.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when deleting a folder.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Outlook Event-Based Add-Ins from functioning properly. (Access)
  • This change helps users find the correct settings for managing the default online meeting options for third party meeting providers. (Access)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2204 (Build 15128.20178).


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for April 2022

News

A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 2 security updates for Excel.

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fix for Outlook Current Version 2203, 17 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2202, 9 fixes for Semi-Annual Preview Version 2202, 1 fix for Semi-Annual Version 2108, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual Version 2102.

Some notable fixes are;

  • Version 2203
    • We fixed an issue that caused the “Move to Other” functionality to stop working properly.
  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue that caused the membership list to not display properly for contact cards.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience performance issues when switching folders due to a corrupt view setting.
    • We fixed an issue that caused some toggle-type options to sync incorrectly when using Cloud Settings.
    • We fixed an issue displaying some SVG files.
    • We fixed an issue where removed shared calendars reappeared when the REST shared calendar feature was enabled.
    • We fixed an issue that caused shared calendars to be in an unselected state after adding them.
  • Version 2202 and Version 2108
    • We fixed an issue where a received email would not include a link to open the message.
  • Version 2202 and Version 2102
    • A data change was made to include a new United Kingdom holiday in UK-based calendars.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2203 (Build 15028.20204)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20274)
    Version 2201 (Build 14827.20246)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20274)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20910)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21278) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20281)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10385.20027)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for March 2022

News

Microsoft released the March feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

There are no these features this time but it does include 9 highlighted fixes.

  • We fixed an issue that caused messages using the Encrypt Only and Do Not Forward templates to return unexpected permissions through the object model.
  • We fixed an issue that caused some toggle-type options to sync incorrectly when using Cloud Settings.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the “Index out of date” message to display too often.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to expect a stop responding in Outlook in some diagnostic scenarios.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see only a subset of the messages to get moved when moving multiple mail items from Focused to Other or Other to Focused.
  • A data change was made to include a new United Kingdom holiday in UK-based calendars.
  • We fixed an issue where removed shared calendars reappeared when the REST shared calendar feature was enabled.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly during shutdown under some circumstances.
  • We fixed an issue that caused contact cards to not show properly.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2203 (Build 15028.20160).


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for March 2022

News

A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 5 security updates for Visio (3) and Word (2).

In addition, it contains 3 documented non-security fix for Outlook Current Version 2202, 1 new feature and 5 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2201, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual Version 2108.

  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience performance issues when switching folders due to a corrupt view setting.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the default icon to be displayed for attached messages when a custom icon was expected.
    • We fixed an issue that caused the membership list to fail to display for contact cards.
  • Version 2201
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to open messages with Digital Rights Management policies applied.
    • We fixed an issue where a received email would not include a link to open the message.
    • We fixed an issue that caused a stop responding when loading personas.
    • We fixed an issue that caused certain Smart Link callouts to be inaccessible to screen readers.
    • We fixed an issue where the folder hierarchy did not synchronize all folders for very large primary mailboxes with more than 10000 folders.
  • Version 2108
    • We fixed an issue that caused the scroll bar on the appointment view in meeting invitations to be shrunk horizontally.

The new features in Monthly Enterprise Version 2201 is;

  • Use your voice to send email and @mention
    New voice commands let you send mail and @mention others while dictating.

Version 2202 has now also been released to the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) and contains 11 highlighted new features and 38 fixes which have been made available already to the Current and Monthly Enterprise release channels. Some notable new features are;

  • Expanded GAL people suggestions for mail and calendar compose
    Outlook will now return results from the complete GAL when suggestions people for email and calendar compose.
  • Read messages with fewer distractions
    Make it easier to focus on messages with custom text spacing, page colors, column width, and line focus, by turning on Immersive Reader.
  • Turn on shared calendar improvements
    For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. Turn on the preview for faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20132)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2201 (Build 14827.20220)
    Version 2112 (Build 14729.20360)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20132)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20852)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21214) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20255)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10384.20023)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for March 2022

News

Security updates have been released for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019.

The updates fix the following Vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2022-23277: Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2022-24463: Microsoft Exchange Server Spoofing Vulnerability (does not apply to Exchange 2013)

None of the them are currently publicly disclosed nor being exploited. However, the exploitability assessment of CVE-2022-23277 is regarded as “Exploitation More Likely”. It is therefor important to update as soon as possible.

The update for Exchange 2013 also contains a critical change for continued support for add-ins. Without this update, you will not be able to install or start any new Office add-ins.

  • KB5012925: RFC certificate timestamp validation in Exchange Server 2013

View: Exchange Blog: Released: March 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 and Exchange 2016: March 8, 2022 (KB5012698)
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: March 8, 2022 (KB5010324)

Download: Security Update for Exchange 2019 CU10 and CU11
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2016 CU21 and CU22
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2013 CU23