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.

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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.

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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.