Its been a rough month for Microsoft, but the customers are really the victim here. The company deployed its updates as normal on Patch Tuesday, but those updates delivered new problems that Microsoft has spent the last week trying to get right before the long July 4th weekend.
One of the areas where problems were introduced, was Microsoft Outlook. Customers have had to deal with several issues with Outlook since Patch Tuesday. Microsoft delivered supposed fixed updates just a couple days ago, but now we learn that one of those updates had problems, was removed, and will be replaced (sometime).
The original KB article (KB3015545) has the updated information, though if you don’t scan the page carefully you’ll miss it. Here it is:
Note A new update for 32-bit Outlook 2010 is under development and will be posted in this article when it becomes available. The original download package for the 32-bit version was removed from the Download Center after a problem was discovered that could cause Outlook to crash when you preview messages that have attachments. If you already downloaded and installed the 32-bit update, we recommend that you remove it until a new version is available.
This only affects the 32-bit patch, the 64-bit patch (it seems) is fine.
The removal of this update could be a result of customer reports that even Microsoft second attempt at getting things right for Outlook users isn’t going so well. See: Outlook Woes for June, Take 3
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