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Microsoft Fixes Outlook Update that Broke Rules and Alerts in November

Microsoft has just released an update for Outlook 2016 users that are affected by the bug the company introduced in November. Full details here: November Security Update for Outlook Breaks the Ability to Manage Rules & Alerts Still Today The update is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and available from Microsoft’s Download Center. Download update 4011722 for 32-bit version of Outlook 2016 Download update 4011722 for 64-bit version of Outlook 2016

November Security Update for Outlook Breaks the Ability to Manage Rules & Alerts Still Today

UPDATE, December 17, 2018: Microsoft has now resolved this issue with a new update – Microsoft Fixes Outlook Update that Broke Rules and Alerts in November Original article… Microsoft has communicated a newly identified bug in Microsoft Outlook that was introduced by security updates from November. When a user attempts to use the Manage Rules & Alerts option in the Outlook application, they are confronted with the following error message: The bug affects Outlook 2010, 2013, and 2016. Microsoft’s workaround, for now, is to use the OWA version of Outlook to manage rules and alerts. The company is researching the issue and working on a resolution.

Fixing the Forced Autodiscover Callback to Microsoft in Microsoft Outlook

Recently, a Microsoft individual made a brash statement toward a customer who is still using Exchange on-premises. For Microsoft, those that are still utilizing on-premises services are archaic and a dying breed – at least the company hopes so. The company makes much more sustainable revenue when customers move to the cloud. However, the response from Microsoft was unkind and the replies from customers were incendiary. You can catch up on that here: Microsoft Draws a Line in the Cloud, Customer Calls It Predatory The problem is that Outlook calls back to Microsoft no matter what and can cause Outlook logins to fail. Outlook assumes that all customers connect to Exchange in the cloud instead of a local Exchange server. Microsoft has been planning the “feature” that caused ...

Microsoft Draws a Line in the Cloud, Customer Calls It Predatory

You had to expect this to happen eventually. A Microsoft rep responded to a customer request recently that has left some in shock. We know that Microsoft is trying to move its current customers to its Cloud, but most have thought the company would allow it to happen naturally over time. Internally though, that may not be the case. A customer recently outlined a problem due to how Microsoft is pointing to its own services even in on-premises software. Microsoft responded and then quickly closed comments on the thread because the result wasn’t what the company wanted to hear. The thread: Stop prioritizing O365 for Autodiscover Microsoft’s response: We cannot fulfill this request as we will continue to optimize for the Office 365 experience. The supported implementation of Autodis...

Microsoft Solves Outlook 2010 Crashes with an Update

For those still running Office 2010 applications, a recent update (4461529) may have caused Outlook 2010 to crash constantly on startup. Microsoft has now issued an update (KB4461585) to solve this problem. The update download is available from here: Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB4461585)    

A 2016 Security Bug that Can Steal Passwords from Microsoft Outlook Gets a Security Update

While we’re already two days beyond Patch Tuesday for April 2018, more information about a critical security bug for Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016 has come to light that needs highlighted. CVE-2018-0950 | Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability This one needs to be applied right away. According to Will Dormann at the Carnegie Mellon University, this is a known issue since 2016. He goes into great detail about how to take advantage of the vulnerability to steal passwords from Microsoft Outlook: Automatically Stealing Password Hashes with Microsoft Outlook and OLE Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Retiring OWA for iPhone, iPad and Android

A Techcommunity post by Eugenie Burrage at Microsoft states that the company will be retiring the Outlook Web App connection for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  This makes a lot of sense considering that Microsoft’s actual Outlook app continues to see feature updates regularly and is a highly-rated email client on those platforms. Its important to realize that this also applies that those companies still utilizing an on-premise Exchange server. IT will need to plan to deploy the new app and close out access to OWA on corporate devices. And, its probably better to get started now. Here’s the timeline for support… In April 2018, the OWA for iPhone, iPad and Android apps will no longer be available for download from Apple’s iTunes store and the Google Play store. Also in...

Microsoft Delivers a New Bug Fix for Outlook 2016

What should be considered abnormal, has actually become commonplace. Like it has done in the past many months, in the midst of delivering Office updates the first week of the month, Microsoft introduced a bug in a product. In this instance, Outlook 2016 was affected and would strip email attachements when a message was forwarded. This update fixes an issue in which some attachments to plain text messages are removed when you forward the message. Details: January 22, 2018, update for Outlook 2016 (KB4011123) Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Outlook Issues Introduced by Microsoft’s October 2017 Updates

If you’re noticing some strange occurrences in Microsoft Outlook after applying the October 2017 updates from Patch Tuesday, there’s at least two known issues reported so far. Microsoft has supplied workarounds for each: Issue #1: Outlook Home Page feature is missing in folder properties ISSUE – After installing the October Public Update, folder home pages no longer appear and the Home Page feature is missing in Outlook folder properties. This feature was disabled by default to limit security vulnerabilities. Issue #2: [WORKAROUND] Outlook 2016 prompts for credentials when opening attachments ISSUE – Outlook 2016 On Premise users are prompted for credentials when opening email attachments. This occurs after updating to Current Channel build 16.0.8431.2079. Workaroun...

Outlook 2007 Support Ends Today

In addition to reaching the end of support for Windows 10 1511 today, Microsoft also ends support for its Outlook 2007 product. Beyond just a simple end of product support for Outlook 2007, customers should also be aware… Customers who use Office 365 will have noted that there is a change to the supported client connectivity methods.  Outlook Anywhere is being replaced with MAPI/HTTP.  Outlook 2007 does not support MAPI/HTTP, and as such will be unable to connect.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Apple Issues iOS 11 Fix for Mail Connecting to Exchange, Outlook and Office 365

When Apple released iOS 11 to the masses, both Microsoft and Apple released corresponding warnings that the new version of the Mail app on iOS was incompatible in certain scenarios with Exchange, Outlook, and Office 365. Read through that HERE. Today, Apple is delivering iOS 11.0.1. The company has, as yet, delivered a full account of what’s included in the update, but it’s original incompatibility announcement page states that those affected by the introduced Mail bug should upgrade to this current release. Incidentally, Apple is calling the 11.0.1 update a security update. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

New personalized experiences on the web with Office.com and the Office 365 app launcher

A first look at the improvements Microsoft has made to bring you a more personalized experience on Office.com and in the Office 365 app launcher.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!