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News Outlook 2013 Updates for March 2015

A Rollup Update and an update for the Social Connector have been released for Outlook 2013, containing a total of 18 improvements and fixes.


Update KB2956170 for Outlook 2013
This is a non-security update which contains 17 improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Improves user experience by excluding unnecessary syncing between Outlook and Exchange servers.
  • Nonrecurring calendar appointments that are created in Outlook Web App (OWA) cannot be auto-archived.
  • The Color Category information is removed when you edit a contact with a Color Category assigned stored in an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) mailbox like Outlook.com.

View: Download information for KB2956170


Update KB2737996 for Outlook 2013 Social Connector
This is a non-security update which removes the LinkedIn Social Connector Provider from loading automatically. This change can be undone by modifying the Registry.

This change has been made since LinkedIn stopped supporting the Social Connector as of March 9, 2015. When you have an Exchange 2013 account, you can use the LinkedIn for Outlook app as an alternative.

View: Download information for KB2737996


Note: These updates are also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install these updates manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. These updates are included in version: 15.0.4701.1002.

News Outlook 2010 Updates for March 2015

A Rollup Update and an additional update have been released for Outlook 2010, containing a total of 6 documented improvements and fixes.


Update KB2965290 for Outlook 2010
This is a non-security update which contains 5 improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • After you migrate from Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, a user’s Offline Address Book does not download.
  • When a user opens an .eml file in cached mode, a Reply, Reply All, or Forward operation results in an empty header block in the body instead of correctly propagating the To and Cc fields.
  • In configurations in which many people use shared folders, members are removed from a large, shared personal distribution when you modify the contents of the distribution.

View: Download information for KB2965290


Update KB2956203 for Outlook 2010
This is a non-security update which contains a fix for the following issue:

You can’t disable the “Empty Deleted Items Folder” command in the File-> Cleanup Tools drop-down list by using Group Policy or the DisabledCmdBarItemsList Registry key.

View: Download information for KB2956203


Note: These updates are also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for March 2015

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions. Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2956104)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB2956207)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2956172)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4701.1002.

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News Outlook 2013 Update for February 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains 15 improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Improves user experience on slate or tablet devices as email items open by using the most recent window size and position.
  • This update enables copy-protection for the Facebook contacts folder in Outlook 2013 so that it integrates better with the Facebook contacts sync feature of Office 365.
  • When you search items in the current mailbox for an IMAP email account in Outlook 2013, you just receive the “Searching…” message, but no search result is returned.

View: Download information for KB2956087

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4693.1001.

News Outlook 2010 Update for February 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains 8 improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • Outlook will not attempt to use the MAPI over HTTP protocol on a Windows XP-based computer as this is not supported by Windows XP.
  • RTF-formatted Outlook templates (oft-files) may be opened in HTML format when connecting to an Exchange 2010 mailbox in online mode.
  • Nonrecurring calendar appointments that are created in Outlook Web App (OWA) cannot be auto-archived.

View: Download information for KB2956128

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for February 2015

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.
Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2956096)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB2956079)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2920752)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4693.1001.

News Outlook 2010 Update for January 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update and adds support for MAPI over HTTP to Outlook 2010. This is also the first Outlook Rollup Update since May 2014 and replaces the retracted December Hotfix KB2899591.

Aside from MAPI over HTTP support, it also contains 5 additional fixes and 24 fixes from the following previously released Hotfixes which are only available by request:

Most notable new fixes are:

  • You cannot synchronize an Office 365 account in Outlook 2010. Additionally, you receive an “80040600” error in the sync logs.
  • Assume that you have a calendar in a public folder. Then, you search items in the calendar in Outlook 2010. When the search result is returned, Outlook may crash if you try to open the calendar by clicking it on the Navigation pane.

View: Download information for KB2878264

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.

News Outlook 2013 Update for December 2014

An Office update has been released which also affects Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains 12 improvements and fixes.

The fixes that involve Outlook are:

  • Outlook may crash when you have an iCloud Internet Calendar added to your Outlook profile. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
    ”Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened.”
  • When you try to connect to your mailbox by using the MAPI over HTTP protocol through an authenticated proxy, you may be prompted to enter your credentials.

View: Download information for KB2920734

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4675.1002.

News Outlook 2010 Update for December 2014

An Office update has been released which also affects Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains 2 fixes.

  • The spell checker may skip a sentence which contains a word that is composed by more than one language script.
  • Outlook may crash when you have an iCloud Internet Calendar added to your Outlook profile. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
    ”Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened.”

View: Download information for KB2889818

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.

News Exchange 2013 CU7

Cumulative Update 7 for Exchange 2013 is now available for direct download.

This Rollup Update contains a security update, 32 additional fixes, updates for recent daylight saving time (DST) updates and all previously released fixes and security updates for Exchange 2013.

The main focus of this release is on the following scenarios:

  • KB3011140 December 2014 security update for Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 and Cumulative Update 6.
  • Support for Public Folder Hierarchies in Exchange Server 2013 which contain 250,000 public folders. If you are still hosting your PF database on Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2007, also read this post.
  • Improved support for OAB distribution in large Exchange Server 2013 environments.

Download: Cumulative Update 7 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2986485)
Download: Exchange Server 2013 CU7 UM Language Packs
View: Description of Cumulative Update 7 for Exchange Server 2013
View: Blog post of the Exchange Team about CU 7 for Exchange Server 2013