Outlook Security updates for September 2010

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-64 which applies to a security vulnerability in Outlook 2002/XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010. Previous version of Outlook are likely to be vulnerable as well, but no update will be released for these versions.

August Hotfixes for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010

Several hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010.

The Outlook 2007 hotfix contains 12 fixes.
The Outlook 2010 hotfix contains 9 fixes.
In addition, language generic hotfixes have been released for Danish and German version.

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 update adds support for Outlook 2010

BlackBerry has released an updated version of their Desktop Software which also adds syncing support for Outlook 2010. This applies only to the 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 (and previous). Support for the 64-bit version is expected to be added later.

Download: BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

Download: Blackberry Desktop Software User Guide

View: Comparing Desktop Manager 5.0.1 and Desktop Software 6.0

View: BlackBerry 6: Inside the New BlackBerry Desktop Software v6.0

If you are not using a BlackBerry, take a look here for an overview of synching applications for some popular mobile phone brands.

Calendar Printing Assistant 2.0 adds support for Outlook 2010

A new version of the Calendar Printing Assistant has been released which adds support for Outlook 2010.

To install this new version, you must first uninstall any previous version of the Calendar Printing Assistant from your system.

Sadly, nothing seems to have changed and even the application installer and the application itself are reporting still that it is meant for Outlook 2007. It does work with Outlook 2010 now though, so it really appears that they only added support for Outlook 2010 and changed nothing else in the application.

Download: Calendar Printing Assistant 2.0

June Hotfixes for Outlook 2007

A new Hotfix has been released for Outlook 2007 that solves 17 issues in total.

The most notable fix is for people who see new messages being delivered directly to the Deleted Items folder instead of the Inbox folder.

This hotfix also incorporates a design change; all files that are in Outlook’s SecureTemp folder are automatically deleted when Outlook closes. While this means that you no longer would get any errors after opening over 100 attachments with the same name, it also means you no longer have the option to rescue a modified attachment you accidentally saved to this folder. Therefore I’d really recommended to force Outlook to open all attachments as Read Only or to save an attachment to disk first if you intent to modify it.

For the full list of issues solved see KB983316

In addition to this language generic hotfix, 1 language specific hotfix has been released to solve an issue with the Italian spell checker in Outlook Web Access (OWA).

KB983308 : Update for the Italian proofing tools of Office 2007 (it-it).

Since these are hotfixes and not regular updates, you won’t be offered this update via Microsoft Update but will have to request it. You can do this at the information page of each hotfix.

If you are not (seriously) effected by any of these issues, it is recommended to wait for the next Service Pack or regular Rollup Update which will most likely contain all these fixes as well.