Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for January 2022

News

Microsoft released the January feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

It comes with 1 new feature for Outlook and 4 highlighted fixes. The new feature and fixes are listed below;

  • Improved address book search
    You can now search additional fields in the Address Book including name, title, location, and more.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a stop responding when loading personas.
  • We fixed an issue that caused applications to become unresponsive after loading a contact card.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the smart link URL to be unable to update when the user changed the permissions on the link in the message.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to open messages with Digital Rights Management policies applied.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2201 (Build 14827.20158).


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Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for January 2022

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A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 2 security updates which both apply to Office in general.

In addition, it contains 4 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2111, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual (Preview) Version 2108.

  • Version 2111
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when retrieving personas.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an unexpected close when loading people photos.
    • We fixed an issue that caused an unexpected close when displaying a contact card.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an close unexpectedly when loading personas in PowerPoint.
  • Version 2108
    • We fixed an issue where users may have experienced a delayed response to typing while an animated gif plays in the Word or Outlook canvas, either on screen or scrolled just off screen.

Version 2108 has now also been released to the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel and contains 16 highlighted new feature and 65 fixes which have been made available already to the other release channels. Some notable new features are;

  • Share to Teams
    Share messages from Outlook with a person or channel in Teams.
  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings
    Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to start 5-10 min late by default.
  • Every meeting online
    Update your calendar settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option.
  • Your Outlook settings in the cloud
    Choose your Outlook for Windows settings like Automatic Replies, Focused Inbox, and Privacy, and get to them on any PC.
  • Pick where to search
    The new search scope drop down allows you to more easily modify your search and switch between Current Folder and Current Mailbox.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2112 (Build 14729.20248)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2111 (Build 14701.20290)
    Version 2110 (Build 14527.20364)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20738)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20738)
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21106)
    Version 2008 (Build 13127.21856)
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20216)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume Licensed
    Version 1808 (Build 10382.20034)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for January 2022

News

Security updates have been released for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019.

The updates fixes the following Vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2022-21846: Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2022-21855: Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2022-21969: Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

None of the them are currently publicly disclosed nor being exploited. However, their exploitability assessment are all regarded as “Exploitation More Likely”. It is therefor important to update as soon as possible.

View: Exchange Blog: Released: January 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, and 2013: January 11, 2022 (KB5008631)

Download: Security Update for Exchange 2019 CU10 and CU11
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2016 CU21 and CU22
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2013 CU23


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for December 2021

News

Fashionably late to the New Year’s party comes the release of the December feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

It comes with 1 new feature for Outlook and 1 highlighted fix. There is 1 additional fix in the general Office Suite and another 1 in Access which also affect Outlook.

  • Improved Calendar Search
    Improvements have been made to Calendar search, largest of which is the ability to more easily find the next occurrence of a series in search results.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see garbled text in some fields when exporting contacts to a CSV.
  • Access: Implemented a change which enables full support of requirement set 1.11 and 1.9 for Outlook add-ins.
  • Office: We fixed an issue where the teaching callouts (tips) about the new look of Office did not appear in Outlook. Now, users of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are notified about the changes to the new look of Office, which includes information about what changed and how to change settings, or toggle off the experience.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2112 (Build 14729.20194).


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for December 2021

News

A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 5 security updates for Excel (1), and Office (4).

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fix for Outlook Current Version 2111, 2 new features and 14 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2110, and 4 fixes for Semi-Annual (Preview) Version 2108. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2111
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a stop responding when retrieving personas.
  • Version 2110
    • We fixed an issue that caused the appointment quick view to be cropped when previewing meeting invitations.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users who are on Windows 11 or who are using the visual refresh through Coming Soon to see;
      • some alignment issues in the ribbon area and strange visual artifacts when resizing Outlook windows.
      • misaligned text when hovering over the mini calendar date.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to see their default signatures stop being able to be inserted in new emails, replies, or forwards after a restart of Outlook.
  • Version 2110 and 2110
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to save the MP3 attachment from a protected voicemail message when the permission should have been restricted.
    • We fixed an issue where sending mail by right clicking and selecting “Send Mail” from the file system caused explorer.exe to closed unexpectedly on VDI machines.

The new features in Monthly Enterprise Version 2110 are;

  • Microsoft Search powered compose (To\CC\BCC) suggestions
    Adding people to the To\CC line is now powered by Microsoft Search.
  • Expanded GAL people suggestions for mail and calendar compose
    Outlook will now return results from the complete GAL when suggestions people for email and calendar compose. (Ex: Adding someone to the To line of a new email)

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2111 (Build 14701.20248)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2110 (Build 14527.20340)
    Version 2109 (Build 14430.20380)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20692)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21086)
    Version 2008 (Build 13127.21842)
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20204)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume License
    Version 1808 (Build 10381.20020)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for November 2021

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With a bit of delay, most likely due to Thanksgiving, Microsoft released the November feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

It doesn’t come with any new features for Outlook (nor for any of the other Office apps) but does contain 3 highlighted fixes and an additional fix for PowerPoint and Word which also affects Outlook.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an close unexpectedly when loading personas in PowerPoint.
  • We fixed an issue that caused an unexpected close when displaying a contact card.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience an unexpected close when loading people photos.
  • We fixed an issue where some pop-up UI elements could not be clicked, such as the Join Meeting pop-up in Outlook or the Welcome Back pop-up in PowerPoint. (PowerPoint and Word)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2111 (Build 14701.20226).


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Bug Fix Update for October (!?) 2021

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Instead of releasing the November Feature Update for Outlook for Microsoft 365 (Current Channel), the October release got a Bug Fix update.

This is odd, but the week of Thanksgiving Day is probably to blame why Microsoft isn’t sticking to its regular release schedule for the Current Channel.

Usually, the Feature Update for the Current Channel is released in the last week of the month (and on occasion a few days late).

So now that it is December already, seeing a Bug Fix update for the October release, probably means we’ll have to wait another week for the November Feature Update (Version 2111).

Anyway, the following issues have been resolved in Outlook;

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when expanding conversations.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download the MP3 attachment from protected voicemail messages.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see their default signatures stop being able to be inserted in new emails, replies, or forwards after a restart of Outlook.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a close unexpectedly when updating user presence information in Outlook.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2110 (Build 14527.20312).


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 Update for November 2021

News

A new rollup update has been made available for all Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2021 and Outlook as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription.

It contains 4 security updates for Excel (2), Word (1), and Office (1).

In addition, it contains 1 documented non-security fix for Outlook Current Version 2110 (and another one which was already included in the bug fix release too), 2 new features and 6 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2109, 5 fixes for Monthly Enterprise Version 2108, 5 fixes for Semi-Annual (Preview) Version 2108, 2 fixes for Semi-Annual Version 2102, and 1 fix for Semi-Annual Version 2008. Most notable fixes are;

  • Version 2110
    • We fixed an issue where sending mail by right clicking and selecting “Send Mail” from the file system caused explorer.exe to close unexpectedly on VDI machines.
  • Version 2109
    • We fixed an issue that caused calendars added to the “shortcuts” module to disappear after Outlook restarts.
  • Version 2109 and Version 2108
    • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience a stop responding when attempting to retrieve AutoDiscover settings.
    • We fixed an issue that caused users to see shared calendars that they added not be checked by default, leading them to believe that the calendar did not get added.
    • We fixed an issue that caused a sync failure to occur when generating a preview.
  • Version 2108, Version 2102 and Version 2008
    • Fixed an issue where it was possible to get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook clients into a state where we send requests against an incorrect URL endpoints.
  • Version 2108 and Version 2102
    • We fixed a performance issue with RTF formats.
  • Version 2102
    • We fixed an issue where the sensitivity labels configured to apply the Encrypt-Only encryption policy were shown in the Sensitivity dropdown menu when they shouldn’t have been.

The new features in Monthly Enterprise Version 2109 are;

  • Auto-Expanding Online Archive Search
    Enabling auto-expanding Online Archive Search.
  • Last Sign In / Suspicious Sign In
    Outlook now tells you when and where you last signed into your account, and alerts you if any suspicious sign-in activity is detected.

Based on your release channel, you’ll be updated to the following version;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail, Outlook 2021 Retail
    Version 2110 (Build 14527.20276)
  • Monthly Enterprise
    Version 2109 (Build 14430.20342)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20600)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
    Version 2108 (Build 14326.20600)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise
    Version 2102 (Build 13801.21050)
    Version 2008 (Build 13127.21820)
  • Outlook LTSC 2021
    Version 2108 (Build 14332.20176)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume License
    Version 1808 (Build 10380.20037)

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook itself or the Microsoft Store. This update does not apply to msi-based installations of Office 2016.


Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for November 2021

News

Security updates have been released for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 and Exchange 2019.

The updates fixes the following Vulnerabilities;

  • CVE-2021-42305: Microsoft Exchange Server Spoofing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-42321: Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (does not apply to Exchange 2013)
  • CVE-2021-41349: Microsoft Exchange Server Spoofing Vulnerability

None of the them are currently publicly disclosed but CVE-2021-42321 is already being exploited. It is therefor important to update as soon as possible.

View: Exchange Blog: Released: Released: October 2021 Exchange Server Security Updates
View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, and 2013: November 9, 2021 (KB5007409)

Download: Security Update for Exchange 2019 CU10 and CU11
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2016 CU21 and CU22
Download: Security Update for Exchange 2013 CU23


Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps Feature Update for October 2021

News

Microsoft released the August feature update of Outlook for Microsoft 365 Apps in the Current Channel (previously known as the Office 365 Monthly Channel).

It comes with 1 new feature for Outlook and 7 highlighted fixes. The new feature and fixes are listed below;

  • Expanded GAL people suggestions for mail and calendar compose
    Outlook will now return results from the complete GAL when suggesting people for email and calendar compose. (Ex: Adding someone to the To line of a new email)
  • We fixed an issue that caused a sync failure to occur when generating a preview.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users who are on Windows 11 or who are using the visual refresh through Coming Soon to see misaligned text when hovering over the mini calendar date.
  • We fixed an issue that caused all emails sent with Sensitivity labels to always apply the “Encrypt – Only” template which would result in incorrect behavior, allowing people to forward “recipients only” emails.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users who are on Windows 11 or who are using the visual refresh through Coming Soon to see some alignment issues in the ribbon area and strange visual artifacts when resizing Outlook windows.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to encounter a stop responding when loading the navigation pane for the calendar module.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the appointment quick view to be cropped when previewing meeting invitations.
  • We fixed an issue where the app stop responding when we opened the privacy settings window and the default dialog manager is empty.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2110 (Build 14527.20226).