Outlook for Office 365 Feature Update for November 2019

News

Although we are already a few days into December, Microsoft has just released the November feature update of Outlook for Office 365 (Monthly Channel).

There are no new feature for Outlook this month, but there are several notable fixes;

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an “OK” button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.
  • When using the Brazilia time zone in the year 2019, recurring meetings and appointments are displayed in the wrong timeslot for the year 2020. This change is relevant for clients set in the Brazilia time zone or for meetings and appointments set in that time zone.
  • Addressed an issue that caused users to see a “The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange” prompt when opening the Rules dialog.
  • Corrected an issue with SMIME algorithm selection.
  • Addressed an issue that caused the Location field in meetings to get updated unexpectedly.

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 1911 (Build 12228.20332).


 


S/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

S/MIME buttonS/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) used to be only available in Internet Explorer but it is now also possible to add this to Google Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge browser.

However, adding the required extension isn’t (currently) possible via the traditional means of using the Chrome Web Store or the Microsoft Edge Addons page.

This guide explains how you can manually install or deploy the Microsoft S/MIME Control for Outlook on the web.

Continue reading: S/MIME support for Outlook on the Web (OWA) in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 365 Update for November 2019

News

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

It contains 4 security updates for Excel (2) and Office (2). In addition, it contains 2 documented non-security fixes for Outlook Monthly, 7 for Semi-Annual (Targeted) 1908, 2 for Semi-Annual 1902 and 1 for Semi-Annual 1808. Most notable fixes are;

  • Monthly: Addressed an issue that caused users to see the location field in meetings change unexpectedly.
  • Monthly: Addressed an issue that caused users to see an empty message box with an “OK” button when trying to contact support from the Account Creation context.
  • Semi-Annual 1902: Addressed an issue that caused users to observe memory leaks when toast notifications were enabled.
  • Semi-Annual 1902: Addressed and issue that caused customers to notice a memory leak in Outlook.
  • Semi-Annual 1808: Addresses an issue that caused users with a “mail to keep offline setting” of anything other than “All” to see data loss when moving items outside of the sync window from a local store to Exchange Online mailbox.

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

  • Office 365, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail
    Version 1910 (Build 12130.20344)
  • Office 365 Semi Annual (Targeted)
    Version 1908 (Build 11929.20436)
  • Office 365 Semi Annual
    Version 1902 (Build 11328.20468)
    Version 1808 (Build 10730.20416)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume License
    Version 1808 (Build 10352.20042)

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 installation of Office 2016.


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Outlook 2016 (MSI) Update for November 2019

News

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 5 documented improvements and fixes.

  • This update adds a PreferProvidedEmailInAutoDiscoverAuthPrompts registry key that enables Exchange administrators to specify whether users will be authenticated by using the configured account email or the user principal name (UPN) during AutoDiscover scenarios.
  • Outlook doesn’t show original URL on hover on an email message with more than 50 URLs.​
  • Fixes a memory leak when you use Outlook 2016.
  • When you save an email message to the Drafts folder after you change the sender in online mode, the sender name is changed to the LegacyExchangeDN value.
  • When you copy an attached email message from the preview pane, and then paste it in an inline reply, Outlook 2016 crashes.

View: Download information for KB4484139

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4927.1000. This update does not apply to Perpetual and Office 365 based installations of Office 2016.


Exchange 2019, 2016 and 2013 Security Updates for November 2019

News

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

  • CVE-2019-1373: Microsoft Exchange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange through the deserialization of metadata via PowerShell. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user. Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user run cmdlets via PowerShell. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Exchange serializes its metadata.

View: Description of the security update for Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, and 2013: November 12, 2019
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 23 (KB4523171)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 13 (KB4523171)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 14 (KB4523171)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 Cumulative Update 2 (KB4523171)
Download: Security Update For Exchange Server 2019 Cumulative Update 3 (KB4523171)


Outlook for Office 365 Feature Update for October 2019

News

The October feature update of Outlook for Office 365 (Monthly Channel) is now available and it comes with 2 new features for Outlook.

  • Receive a prompt to upgrade Outlook following an error
    When Outlook encounters an error that is fixed in a later version, Outlook will prompt customers to upgrade and receive the fix
  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents
    Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization’s information protection policies.

The sensitivity labels feature also applies to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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 1910 (Build 12130.20272).


Outlook 2016 / 2019 / 365 Update for October 2019

News

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

It contains 2 security updates which are both for Excel. In addition, it contains 4 documented non-security fixes for Outlook;

  • Fixed an issue with attachment blocking logic in Outlook to also block python attachments.
  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to open some instances of recurring calendar items.
  • Addressed an issue that caused users to observe a memory leak in the Outlook process.
  • Addressed an issue that caused users to experience a crash during profile creation.

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

  • Office 365, Outlook 2016 Retail, Outlook 2019 Retail
    Version 1909 (Build 12026.20320)
  • Office 365 Semi Annual (Targeted)
    Version 1908 (Build 11929.20388)
  • Office 365 Semi Annual
    Version 1902 (Build 11328.20438)
    Version 1808 (Build 10730.20386)
  • Outlook 2019 Volume License
    Version 1808 (Build 10351.20054)

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 installation of Office 2016.


Outlook 2016 (MSI) Update for October 2019

News

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains the following documented change;

  • Outlook now can block the sending and receiving of Python files (.py, .pyc, .pyo, .pyw, .pyz and .pyzw) as attachments.

View: Download information for KB4484107

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4900.1000. This update does not apply to Perpetual and Office 365 based installations of Office 2016.


Outlook 2013 Update for October 2019

News

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains the following documented change;

  • Outlook now can block the sending and receiving of Python files (.py, .pyc, .pyo, .pyw, .pyz and .pyzw) as attachments.

View: Download information for KB4484096

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 2013 Click-To-Run and updates Outlook to version 15.0.5172.1000.


Outlook 2010 Update for October 2019

News

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2010. This is a non-security update which contains the following documented change;

  • Outlook now can block the sending and receiving of Python files (.py, .pyc, .pyo, .pyw, .pyz and .pyzw) as attachments.

View: Download information for KB4475604

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7236.5000.