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News Outlook 2016 Update for January 2017

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 10 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are:

  • When you have more than 30 calendars in a calendar view in a Citrix environment, Outlook freezes. To fix this issue, you’ll need to set the ResetViewThrottle Registry value.
  • Assume that you right-click an email message from a distribution list and select to create a rule for email messages from the distribution list. When you receive an email message from a member of the distribution list, the rule does not work as expected.
  • Synchronization issues of email, calendar, and contacts for upgraded Outlook.com accounts. Attachments and email messages may be missing.
  • The “Download Public Folder Favorites” setting does not work in Outlook 2016.

View: Download information for KB3141453

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4483.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.7571.2109 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Update for January 2017

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains 8 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are:

  • When you access certain IMAP mailboxes, Outlook 2013 crashes occasionally.
  • Assume that you right-click an email message from a distribution list and select to create a rule for email messages from the distribution list. When you receive an email message from a member of the distribution list, the rule does not work as expected.
  • Synchronization issues of email, calendar, and contacts for upgraded Outlook.com accounts. Attachments and email messages may be missing.

View: Download information for KB3141466

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 15.0.4893.1000.

News Exchange 2016 CU4

Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange 2016 is now available for direct download. It contains 11 documented new fixes or improvements and all previously released fixes and security updates for Exchange 2016.

Notable fixes and improvements are:

  • Added: Support for .NET 4.6.2. The next CU will require this version of the .NET Framework to be installed.
  • New: Refreshed new email compose experience for Outlook on the web which mirrors the current experience in Office 365.
  • Required: To install Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016, you’ll need to have update KB3206632 installed.
  • KB3199270: You can’t restore items to original folders from Recoverable Items folder in Exchange Server 2016.

Download: Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange Server 2016 (KB3177106)
Download: Exchange Server 2016 CU4 UM Language Packs
View: Description of Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange Server 2016
View: Blog post of the Exchange Team about CU4 for Exchange Server 2016

News Exchange 2013 CU15

Cumulative Update 15 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download. It contains 16 documented new fixes or improvements and all previously released fixes and security updates for Exchange 2013.

Notable fixes and improvements are:

  • Added: Support for .NET 4.6.2. The next CU will require this version of the .NET Framework to be installed.
  • KB3202691: Public folders indexing doesn’t work correctly after you apply latest cumulative updates for Exchange Server.
  • KB3209018: Results exported through the eDiscovery PST Export Tool never finishes in an Exchange Server environment.

Download: Cumulative Update 15 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB3197044)
Download: Exchange Server 2013 CU15 UM Language Packs
View: Description of Cumulative Update 15 for Exchange Server 2013
View: Blog post of the Exchange Team about CU15 for Exchange Server 2013

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News Outlook 2016 Update for December 2016

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 11 documented improvements and fixes. Office 365 subscribers also got 2 new features this month.

Most notable fixes are:

  • When you change the recurrence pattern of an appointment in a SharePoint calendar, the SharePoint calendar is out of synchronization, and the appointment isn’t changed.
  • The display names of root folders in the navigation pane are displayed in lowercase letters instead of the capitalization of specified letters.
  • When you view the Free/Busy information, Outlook crashes occasionally.

All Office 365 users in the Current Channel now also have support for SVG graphics in emails and have a new Insert Icons command.

View: Download information for KB3127988

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4471.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.7571.2072 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Update for December 2016

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains 14 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are:

  • Assume that you create a new conditional formatting that filters items by a specific category. In this situation, the conditional formatting may not work for the items that contain one or more categories except the given category.
  • You cannot synchronize an Office 365 account in Outlook 2013. Additionally, you receive an “80040600” error message in the sync logs.
  • Assume that you receive a meeting request in Outlook 2013, and the meeting request is created in Outlook 2016 and contains tables, or embedded images, or attachments. In this situation, the tables, or images, or attachments are missing or corrupted. To fix this issue, you’ll additionally need to set the AllowHTMLCalendarContent Registry value.

View: Download information for KB3127975

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 15.0.4885.1000.

News BCM becomes OCM: Outlook Customer Manager

Outlook Customer Manager (OCM) buttonFor the people that were still stuck on Outlook 2013 because of lack of support for BCM in Outlook 2016, the wait is finally over; Microsoft has released Outlook Customer Manager (or OCM for short).

More than just the acronym has changed as OCM has been build from the ground up or actually; From the Cloud up (or would it be down then?).

With OCM you can centrally manage various data on your customers and deals that you have made with them. It also conveniently shows a timeline of past interactions you had with them like emails, appointments and calls.

Although the current feature set is a bit smaller than the original BCM, it also has some massive benefits over BCM. Most prominent are the extremely simple setup (it no longer relies on a local SQL installation) and that it can be accessed from anywhere and by multiple people as the data is stored in special (group) mailboxes in Office 365. New features will be added over time and can also be requested via UserVoice.

OCM is currently rolling out to Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions at no additional cost and it will soon be made available to E3 and E5 subscriptions as well. When it has been made available to you, the Customer Manager button will automatically show up in Outlook and is directly ready to use.

There is also an app for iOS so you can access the data on an iPhone or iPad. Apps for Android and Windows Mobile are also being developed and will be made available as soon as they are ready.

View: Introducing Outlook Customer Manager—relationships made easy for small businesses

News Outlook 2016 Update for November 2016

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 10 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are:

  • Adds the ability to specify the “Warn me before downloading content when editing, forwarding, or replying to e-mail” option through the ForceWarnAboutExternalContent Registry key.
  • You can’t forward a meeting from the calendar to another recipient.
  • Assume that you enable the Never send a read receipt option in Outlook 2016. When you empty unread items that has the Request a Read Receipt option enabled, the Not read message is still generated.

All Office 365 users in the Current Channel should now also have the @mentions feature enabled.

View: Download information for KB3127912

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4456.1003 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.7369.2038 (Office 365 based installation).