Outlook 2007 December 2012 cumulative update
The hotfix in KB2596845 addresses an issue with read receipts when you use the DisableTNEF registry key to disable Outlook's ability to send RTF formatted documents. When the TNEF is disabled, and you receive a message containing a read receipt, the receipt is corrupt and can't be delivered. You won't be able to send message and may receive a send and receive error:
Task 'account name - Sending' reported error (0x800CCC13): 'Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem.'
Outlook is sending winmail.dat attachments
Delete Stuck Read Receipts using MFCMAPI
November 15, 2012
Both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 have updates out this week (along with junk mail updates for Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010).
The Outlook 2007 update does nothing. Considering the recent track record of updates causing more problems than they fix, it might be a good thing that it doesn't fix anything. I'm kidding about it doing nothing; this update does the same thing the Outlook 2010 update does: it fixes the password expiry problem and the connection status dialog, and increases stability and performance. At this point in the product cycle, we shouldn't see many Outlook 2007 bug fixes, leaving only generic "stability and performance" updates.
Support could do a better job with the content in the KB articles, but hey, it's good for a lame attempt at humor. (Better titles would be helpful too.)
October 30, 2012
In the October 25 2012 issue of EMO, I mentioned a problem caused by the updates for Word exploits mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2012
With this update installed, Outlook would add duplicate extensions to attachments. For example, .pdf was added to an existing .pdf filename, so filename.pdf became filename.pdf.pdf.
To fix this issue, Outlook 2007 users need to install the Word 2007 hotfix in Description of the Word 2007 hotfix package (Wordconv-x-none.msp, Word-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012
A second hotfix for Outlook 2007 was released on October 30. For the complete list of fixes contained in this hotfix, see KB 2687540 A short list of the issues addressed in this hotfix is below.
- If the first day of the week is set to Monday in the calendar of Outlook 2007, the first week of the year is skipped in the week numbering for the year 2013.
- When you rename a subfolder in a shared mailbox in cached mode and restart Outlook, the folder name reverts to its original name.
- Similarly, when you change the default form for a shared folder, the default form reverts to the original setting when you sync with the server.
- Private meetings or appointments are visible on a shared calendar when using the overlay mode.
- A memory leak occurs when you use the object model to create a table object that includes the Category column.
- Outlook 2007 crashes when the Autosave feature tries to save both a task with an email attached and the email message.
- When you sync a large mailbox or the folder and restart Outlook before the sync is completed, the sync process starts from 0.
- When you use a document library as the home page for a folder you may receive a script error message.
- When you use a right-to-left language, such as Arabic or Hebrew, and open the Connection Status dialog, the content is not displayed as expected in the Microsoft Exchange Connection Status dialog box.
Outlook 2007 August 28, 2012 Hotfixes: Updated holidays and Office 365 expired password notifications
Two Outlook 2007 hotfixes were released on August 28, 2012. One hotfix "fixes" the Holidays that are missing after 2012. I haven't had a chance to check this holiday file for accuracy but I'm assuming all of the errors in the Outlook 2010 HOL file are not in this new file. (I also have updated holiday files at Outlook’s Missing Holidays, no registration required. )
The second Outlook 2007 hotfix covers several issues, including the problem where the Office 365 Exchange password expires and Outlook neglects to mention it. With this hotfix, Outlook will alert users that their password expired and links to the Office 365 password change web site.
Other issued addressed by this hotfix include two SharePoint issues:
- Syncing a SharePoint calendar with a large number of items results in a lot of duplicated items.
- Adding then removing attendees from a meeting that has a meeting workspace also removes the newly added invitees from the workspace.
- Meetings copied from Outlook's calendar to a SharePoint calendar are not synced to the SharePoint calendar if the PstDisableGrow value is set to 1. Only meetings are affected; appointments, tasks, and other items are not affected.
- Desktop alerts do not work as expected when you use online mode against Exchange 2010.
- When you reply to a message that contains several pictures and have the Automatic Download settings blocking external content, Outlook is slow.
- Auto-configuration does not work as expected when the Active Directory structure has an organizational unit (OU) that contains a slash mark (/) character.
Request the holiday hotfix here The second hotfix is available at Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): August 28, 2012
Outlook 2007: June 26 2012 Updates and Hotfix
A hotfix for Outlook 2007 was released this week and addresses issues affecting Exchange server users. Two of the issues address involve meetings and appointments, including one where the organizer is not prompted to send cancellation notices for a canceled occurrence. An issue with the Out of Office Settings was also addressed.
Get the hotfix from Microsoft: Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): June 26, 2012
For a list of updates to other Office 2007 applications released this week, see 2007 Office system cumulative update for June 2012
Outlook 2007 Hotfix - April 24 2012
A hotfix for Outlook 2007 came out this week. It addresses a handful of issues, nothing earth-shattering, unless you happen to be affected by the problems. The issues this hotfix fixes include one where temp files created by opening an .eml file in Outlook are not removed until Outlook is closed.
Other issues fixed by this hotfix are:
- A problem where text in the plain text portion of a 2-part MIME message is removed.
- Where messages remain in the Outbox when the SendOne registry entry is set to 0.
- When you reply to a message, you receive an error message that the message exceeds the allowed message size. You cannot close the message or close Outlook.
- Messaging records management (MRM 1.0) retention policy is not shown in a secondary mailbox.
Download the hotfix at Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012
March 2012 Hotfixes
This week's Outlook 2007 hotfix addresses a number of issues, including a problem where no search results are returned when the folder you are searching contains a voice mail message and a problem when dragging items to the deleted items folder when you use Online Archive.
- Other issues addressed include two where Outlook 2007 stops responding when you create a meeting request that includes an external recipient and view the Schedule Assistant page or when you use IMAP and download a large email message.
- Passwords are not saved for roaming users.
- Hyperlinks to files (file://) which contain a # (number sign) within the path don't work. Note that this does not address the issue with number signs at the end of the address.
- When you use form regions for email messages, Outlook crashes.
For complete information and a link to the hotfix, see Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): March 7, 2012