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

News

The November 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 8 security updates for Excel (3), Word (3) and Office (2).

In addition, it contains 6 documented non-security fixes related to Outlook Monthly Enterprise Version 2209 , and 2 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2202.

  • Version 2209
    • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when submitting feedback.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users who disabled service notifications to see a deprecated UI showing notifications service disabled.
    • We fixed and issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly shortly after boot.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly on bringing up some persona cards.
    • We fixed an issue that caused emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when switching views in the calendar module.
  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when clicking on “Feedback.”
    • We fixed an issue that caused mails outside of the client sync window to be lost when moving a folder from a cached Outlook profile to the Online Archive.

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 2210 (Build 15726.20202)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2209 (Build 15629.20258)
    Version 2208 (Build 15601.20286)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2208 (Build 15601.20286)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20806)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.21200) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20416)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10392.20029)

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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Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for November 2022

News

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

The updates fix the following vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2022-41040: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-41082: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-41078: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-41123: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2022-41079: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-41080: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Note that this Security Update also addresses the zero-day vulnerabilities of September 29 (CVE-2022-41040 and CVE-2022-41082). If you have the mitigations for those applied as instructed in a previous blog post by the Exchange Team, you can keep those applied or remove them after installing the updates.

Even with these mitigations applied, it is important to apply these updates with the actual code-level fixes as soon as possible as these vulnerabilities as actively exploited! Also, 3 of the other vulnerabilities have a rating of “Exploitation More Likely”.

The updates also contain the following non-security issues;

  • Delivery Report search from ECP might fail with IIS logs showing SEC_E_BAD_BINDINGS in a cross-site scenario after enabling Extended Protection
  • Export-UMPrompt could fail with InvalidResponseException

View: Exchange Blog: Released: November 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, and 2013: November 8, 2022 (KB5019758)

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


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for October 2022

News

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

This month’s update is very minimal when it comes to Outlook as there is only 1 highlighted bug fix and again no new features.

  • We fixed an issue that caused emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.

Excel got a much more exciting update this month with the following new feature;

  • Get data for your workbooks by importing an image
    Turn images with text into content you can edit in Excel. With the Data from Picture feature, you can convert the information in an image to data on a worksheet.

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 2210 (Build 15726.20174).


Outlook 2016 (MSI) Security Update for August 2022

News

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2016. It resolves the following vulnerability;

  • CVE-2022-35742: Microsoft Outlook Denial of Service 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 KB5002051

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 16.0.5257.1000. This update does not apply to Perpetual (Retail) and Microsoft 365 based installations of Office 2016.


Outlook 2013 Security Update for August 2022

News

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

  • CVE-2022-35742: Microsoft Outlook Denial of Service 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 KB5001990

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 15.0.5399.1000.


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?


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 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 October 2022

News

The October 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 4 security updates for Word (3) and Office (1).

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fixes related to Outlook Current Version 2209, 12 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2208, and 6 fixes for Semi-Annual Preview Version 2208. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2209
    • We fixed an issue that caused emails to get stuck in the outbox for some profiles with multiple Exchange accounts configured.
  • Version 2208 (Monthly Enterprise and Semi-Annual Preview)
    • We fixed an issue that caused Modern Groups related dialogs to be heavily broken.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly on bringing up some persona cards.
  • Version 2208 Enterprise
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to load linked images when replying to or forwarding a message.
    • We fixed an issue where Outlook couldn’t open a message that was sent using Outlook on the web and contained a comment that was copied from Word.
    • We fixed an issue related to rendering SVG graphics in Outlook.

One of the fixes mentioned for Monthly Enterprise Version 2208 could actually be considered a new feature instead;

  • Every Meeting Online option for third party meeting applications
    This change enables the Every Meeting Online option for third party meeting applications.
    • File-> Options-> Calendar-> Add online meeting to all meetings: Add Meeting Provider…
    • Supported are; Zoom for Outlook, Cisco WebEx Scheduler, BlueJeans Meetings, GoTo for Outlook, Google Meet, and JioMeet for Outlook.

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 2209 (Build 15629.20208)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2208 (Build 15601.20230)
    Version 2207 (Build 15427.20308)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2208 (Build 15601.20230)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20764)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.21186) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20400)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10391.20029)

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 October 2022

News

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

The updates fix the following vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2022-21979: Microsoft Exchange Information Disclosure Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-21980: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-24477: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-24516: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-30134: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-34692: Microsoft Exchange Information Disclosure Vulnerability

None of the vulnerabilities are currently publicly disclosed nor being exploited. However, for 3 of the vulnerabilities the exploitability assessment is regarded as “More Likely”, so it is important to update as soon as possible.

You might have recognized that these are the same vulnerabilities as from the Security Updates for August. That re-release is due to address a known issue.

Note however that this Security Update does not address the zero-day vulnerabilities of September 29 (CVE-2022-41040 and CVE-2022-41082). You’d still need to have the mitigations for those applied as instructed in a previous blog post by the Exchange Team.

In addition to installing the update, you must also enable Windows Extended Protection to protect yourself from the vulnerabilities. This is unfortunately not a simple thing to enable as it is not compatible with all configurations. Therefor, make sure you carefully read the Extended Protection documentation and use the provided script to enable it.

The updates also contain the following non-security issues;

  • KB5019807: Can’t finish the E-discovery process for an on-premises mailbox
  • KB5019808: E-Discovery search fails in Exchange Online

View: Exchange Blog: Released: October 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 and 2016: October 11, 2022 (KB5019077)
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: October 11, 2022 (KB5019076)

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


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for September 2022

News

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

This month’s update is again a bit unexciting for Outlook as there are only 5 highlighted bug fixes and no new features.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when switching views in the calendar module.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Modern Groups related dialogs to be heavily broken.
  • We fixed and issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly shortly after boot.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users who disabled service notifications to see a deprecated UI showing notifications service disabled.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to close unexpectedly when submitting feedback.

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 2209 (Build 15629.20156).


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

News

The September 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 3 security updates for PowerPoint (1) and Visio (2).

In addition, it contains 2 documented non-security fixes related to Outlook Current Version 2208, 4 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2207, 3 fixes for Semi-Annual Version 2202, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual Version 2108. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2208
    • We fixed an issue that caused the Customization Quick Access Toolbar file (.exportedUI) to not import when the simplified ribbon is in use.
  • Version 2208, 2202, and 2108
    • We fixed an issue related to rendering SVG graphics in Outlook.
  • Version 2207
    • We fixed an issue that caused Exchange 2019 users to see Outlook not display the reply indicator icon on messages in search results.
    • We fixed an issue where an Outlook (WordMail) message would flash with a white background while zooming in or out.
  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue where references and reply-to headers were removed when replying to an email and the subject was changed.

Version 2208 has now also been released to the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) and contains 4 highlighted new features and 37 fixes which have been made available already to the Current release channel too. The new features are;

  • Use suggested replies in Outlook
    When you receive an email message that can be answered by a short response, Outlook can suggest three responses you can use to reply with just a couple of clicks.
    • Suggested Replies can be turned off via; File-> Options-> Mail-> section: Replies and Forwards-> toggle option: Show suggested replies
  • One-click writing suggestions
    Apply writing suggestions with a single click. Editor corrects spelling and grammar and gives you ideas for refining your writing.
  • Grammar checking’s got your back
    Outlook marks grammar errors as you type, so you can apply suggestions with a single click.
  • Show multiple mini-months in Calendar To-Do Bar
    This feature allows you to show multiple mini-months both horizontally and vertically in the Calendar To-Do bar.

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 2208 (Build 15601.20148)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2207 (Build 15427.20284)
    Version 2205 (Build 15225.20422)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2208 (Build 15601.20148)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20724)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.21142) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20375)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10390.20024)

Note: Monthly Enterprise Version 2206 will not be serviced since it was an out-of-band update that was only available on-demand. Instead, Monthly Enterprise Version 2205 will still be supported this month.

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 August 2022

News

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

This month’s update isn’t that exciting for Outlook unless you are using a 3rd party meeting tool. There are 4 highlighted fixes that apply to Outlook, although I’d consider the aforementioned fix a new feature.

  • Every Meeting Online option for third party meeting applications
    This change enables the Every Meeting Online option for third party meeting applications. Supported are; Zoom for Outlook, Cisco WebEx Scheduler, BlueJeans Meetings, GoTo for Outlook, Google Meet, and JioMeet for Outlook.
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook can sometimes close unexpectedly when right-clicking on an app in the new app bar.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to load linked images when replying to or forwarding a message.
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook couldn’t open a message that was sent using Outlook on the web and contained a comment that was copied from Word.

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 2208 (Build 15601.20088).


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

News

The August 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 3 security updates for Excel (1), Outlook (1) and Office (1). The details about the Outlook vulnerability can be found below;

  • CVE-2022-35742: Microsoft Outlook Denial of Service 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.

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fixes related to Outlook Current Version 2207, 2 new features for Monthly Enterprise Version 2206, 2 fixes for Semi-Annual Version 2202.

  • Version 2207
    • We fixed an issue that caused some people to experience an unexpected close shortly after boot.
  • Version 2202
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a profile corruption issue that results in symptoms such as synchronization failures in shared folders and calendars, receiving NDRs for messages that have been delivered, and search failures in shared folders. Users experiencing this issue will need to re-create their profile to restore normal operations.
    • We fixed an issue where users were not able to add room mailboxes to the calendar.

The new features in Monthly Enterprise Version 2206 are;

  • Use suggested replies in Outlook
    When you receive an email message that can be answered by a short response, Outlook can suggest three responses you can use to reply with just a couple of clicks.
    • Suggested Replies can be turned off via; File-> Options-> Mail-> section: Replies and Forwards-> toggle option: Show suggested replies
  • Add SketchUp files to Office creations
    SketchUp is a popular 3D graphics program that makes it easy to create shareable conceptual designs, such as fully textured architectural models and other graphics used in industrial design, product design, and civil and mechanical engineering. Now, for the first time, SketchUp graphics (.skp files) can be integrated into your creations in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook!

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 2207 (Build 15427.20210)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2206 (Build 15330.20298)
    Version 2205 (Build 15225.20394)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20660)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2202 (Build 14931.20660)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.21096)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21582) 
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20358)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10389.20033)

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 August 2022

News

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

The updates fix the following vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2022-21979: Microsoft Exchange Information Disclosure Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-21980: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-24477: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-24516: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-30134: Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability 
  • CVE-2022-34692: Microsoft Exchange Information Disclosure Vulnerability

None of the vulnerabilities are currently publicly disclosed nor being exploited. However, for 3 of the vulnerabilities the exploitability assessment is regarded as “More Likely”, so it is important to update as soon as possible.

In addition of installing the update, you must also enable Windows Extended Protection to protect yourself from the vulnerabilities. This is unfortunately not a simple thing to enable as it is not compatible with all configurations. Therefor, make sure you carefully read the Extended Protection documentation and use the provided script to enable it.

The updates also contain the following non-security issues;

  • KB5017261: Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup fails with BlockedDeserializeTypeException 
  • KB5017430: E-Discovery search fails in Exchange Online

View: Exchange Blog: Released: August 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 and 2016: August 9, 2022 (KB5015322)
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: August 9, 2022 (KB5015321)

Download: Security Update for Exchange 2019 CU11 and CU12
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