Quick Tips Quick Tips for week 33

This week’s new and updated Quick Tips highlights from HowTo-Outlook’s Q&A blog MSOutlook.info:

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News Outlook 2013 Update for August 2015

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

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • When you right-click and drag an item from a mailbox folder to the Desktop by using the move function in Outlook 2013, the item is copied but not moved.
  • When you receive and then accept a proposal of a new meeting time for a meeting in Outlook 2013, the meeting time is not updated to the newly proposed time. Instead, it is still set to the original time.
  • Assume that you change the format of an email message from rich text to HTML in cached mode of Outlook 2013. When you send this email message that has some editing, the email message is sent as the rich text format, and the editing is lost.

View: Download information for KB3055012

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 15.4745.1000.

News Outlook 2010 Update for August 2015

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains 9 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable new changes and fixes are:

  • When you try to move items from a primary mailbox to an online archive mailbox in Outlook 2010, you receive an error message: Cannot move the items.
  • When you receive and then accept a proposal of a new meeting time for a meeting in Outlook 2010, the meeting time is not updated to the proposed time, but stays to be the original time.

View: Download information for KB3055041

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7155.5000.

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News Junk E-mail Filter updates for August 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 (KB3055023)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB3054979)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB3055013)

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: 15.4745.1001

FAQ Windows 10 and Outlook

Windows 10 logoThinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 10 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 10 computer already? With the upgrade being free, it’s a great offer to jump into, but should you when you heavily rely on Outlook?

The upgrade process is actually quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations, especially when upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8, but there are still a couple of attention points before you start.

This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 10.

Continue reading: Windows 10 and Outlook

News Exchange 2016 Preview is now available

If you are an Exchange administrator or otherwise interested in Exchange, you can now get your hands dirty with the Exchange 2016 Preview.

Exchange 2016 will bring various features that are already available in Office 365 for Business to your on-premises environment and its final release will be later this year. Some primary changes are;

  • Simplified architecture; The Client Access and Mailbox server roles have been combined.
  • Improved reliability; Failovers are 33% faster than exchange 2013.
  • Outlook Web App (OWA) has been renamed once again; It is now called: Outlook on the web. It will get lots of new features like; Sweep, Pin, Inline Reply, Propose new meeting time, better formatting controls, ability to paste inline images, emojis, attachment improvements and more…
  • Improved add-in model which works both in Outlook on the web and Outlook on your desktop.
  • Faster and more intuitive search with search suggestion support.

Download: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 – Preview
View: Exchange Team Blog; Announcing Exchange Server 2016 Preview!
View: Exchange Server 2016 documentation on TechNet

News Send App: Email based text messaging

Microsoft has released Send; An app which uses email for text messaging.

There are quite a few text messaging or IM apps available but none of them integrate with Outlook as tightly as Send. As Send uses email as the transfer method, all the IM messages that you send and receive will also be available in Outlook and you can use your existing Address Book to send message to people.

In essence, Send is a lightweight email app with an interface that is optimized for quickly sending those short back-and-forth messages.

Currently, Send is only available for iPhone in the US and Canada and you need to have an Office 365 for Business or University email account. An app for Windows Phone and Adroid is coming “soon” and the app will become more broadly available in the coming months (Read; To Outlook.com users once they have been migrated to Exchange Online).

View: Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email
Download: Send, a Microsoft Garage project for iPhone