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News Outlook 2010 Update for December 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains 5 documented improvements and fixes.

Update:
This update is no longer available due issues. After installing it, Outlook may only start in Safe Mode and doesn’t save any changed configuration settings.

This issue has been corrected in update KB3114560. You don’t need to uninstall KB3114409 first but can either install it directly by downloading the update via the KB article or via Windows Update.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Adds administrative support to prevent Outlook 2010 from booting into safe mode via the DisableSafeMode Registry value.
  • When you send a message programmatically, the email address of the recipient isn’t being added to the AutoSuggest cache. You can now set the EnableNicknameWithOM Registry value.
  • If an appointment or a meeting length is less than 24 hours but it spans across midnight, it’s displayed as two appointments or two meetings in the Month view.

View: Download information for KB3114409

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7164.5000.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for December 2015

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB3114427)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB3114412)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB3114350)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Junk Email Filter (KB3114371)

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365. This update is included in Office 365 version: 15.4779.1002 and 16.0.6001.1043.

News iCloud adds compatibility with Outlook 2016

Apple has released a new version of their iCloud Control Panel for Windows which also adds compatibility with Outlook 2016 (both 32-bit and 64-bit installations) via an add-in.

After installing iCloud version 5.1, use the iCloud Control Panel to configure it to sync Outlook 2016 with your iCloud Mail, Contacts and Calendar.

Download: iCloud for Windows

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News Windows Update KB3097877 crashes Outlook

A recent update for Windows may cause Outlook to crash.

The update that causes this is KB3097877 and it appears to be limited to only some Windows 7 installations when downloading online images for a HTML message. The version of Outlook that you are using doesn’t seem to matter and other applications may also be affected.

Update:
Microsoft has rereleased update KB3097877 and it no longer crashes Outlook. Check Windows Update and you should be offered it again.

Otherwise, click on the “Installed Updates” link in the bottom left corner of the Windows Update dialog, uninstall KB3097877, restart your computer and rerun “Check for updates” in Windows Update.

When it comes to Outlook, it mainly appears to affect messages that download images from the Internet, so a workaround is to disable the exceptions for the option to automatically download images as shown below:

Automatic Download - Do not download anything.
These settings can be adjusted in Outlook’s Trust Center and is the most secure configuration at any time.

However, note that this setting doesn’t apply to messages which already got permissions to download their linked images from the Internet.

If Outlook still crashes then, you can uninstall the update via Windows Update in Control Panel. However, it is a security update so make sure you read the KB article so you are aware of the vulnerability and make sure you re-apply the update  as soon as Microsoft releases a fix or workaround for the issue.

News Outlook 2016 Update for November 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 2 documented improvements and fixes. 

  • Some user names are displayed incorrectly in some Outlook 2016 group notifications if these names are input right-to-left.
  • After you select “Add to my Calendar” for a meeting of a group, a duplicate meeting is created in the group.

View: Download information for KB3101517

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 16.0.4300.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.6001.1038 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Update for November 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains 17 documented improvements and fixes.

Update:
This update has been superseded by KB2975838 which contains the exact same fixes and a fix for a crashing bug caused by the original November update KB3101488.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • After you experience certain http errors such as a time-out in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2013 may not connect to the mail server.
  • Email messages in an IMAP account may display a size of 0 bytes and no attachment icon even when the message has attachments.
  • This update prevents the automatic upgrade from Office 2013 to Office 2016 for Click-to-Run (Office 365) installations when are connecting to an Exchange 2007 server or an Exchange environment without a properly configured AutoDiscover service.

View: Download information for KB3101488

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 15.0.4771.1000.

News Outlook 2010 Update for November 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains 3 documented improvements and fixes.

  • After you import a webcal calendar, the reminder of the webcal calendar isn’t created automatically. You can now set the AllowReminderCreation Registry value.
  • Email messages may disappear in the Inbox folder when Outlook runs specific AutoDiscover responses.
  • When you open an exception on some recurring meetings, Outlook may crash.

View: Download information for KB3101535

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7162.5003.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for November 2015

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB3101557)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB3101540)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB3101493)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Junk Email Filter (KB3101508)

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365. This update is included in Office 365 version: 15.4771.1003 and 16.0.4300.1000

News Outlook 2016 Update for October 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 6 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Outlook module navigation buttons aren’t displayed in touch mode in high contrast themes.
  • When you create a folder in the Inbox folder, the folder isn’t replicated to the server, and it’s only displayed locally.
  • Email message in the search result isn’t displayed in the Reading Pane if the Use Classic Indented view option is selected. This issue only affects accounts that are hosted by Office 365 or Exchange 2016.
  • Migrates the weather service from being provided by the Office RLID service to the Office configuration service for Office 2016 applications.

View: Download information for KB2910976

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 16.0.4288.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.6001.1033 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Update for October 2015

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

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Adds the Message Preview section so that the font of email message preview can be changed.
  • Fixes a crashing issue when you have multiple .pst files attached.
  • When you open Outlook 2013 that has an Exchange account set on a computer that’s joined to a domain which is different from the Exchange account domain, you’re repeatedly being prompted for credentials.

View: Download information for KB3085579

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 15.0.4763.1002.