Outlook Updates and Hotfixes November 11 2014
November 11, 2014 update for Outlook 2013 (KB2899504) addresses two issues:
Outlook displays certificate errors when it tries to obtain Exchange settings using AutoDiscover. With the update installed, the connection silently fails instead of displaying the certificate error dialog.
Outlook may be unable to download the Offline Address Book (OAB) from the Exchange Server, due to the OAB Download thread running in a loop unable to authenticate. This can prevent email from synchronizing, especially when you have multiple accounts all trying to download an OAB at the same time.
Outlook 2013 January 14 2014 updates
In with this month's security updates was one non-security update for Outlook 2013 MSI installations. This update addresses the following issues affecting users connecting to Exchange 2007 mailboxes after installing the Outlook 2013 November 2013 security update.
This update fixes these problems:
When you try to configure the Automatic Replies (Out of Office) feature, you receive an error message that states your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable. Additionally, you cannot retrieve Free/Busy data for calendar scheduling, and add-ins that use the Account.SmtpAddress property no longer work. This occurs because Autodiscover fails for Exchange 2007 configurations.
After you install the November 12, 2013 security update for Outlook 2013 or the October 2013 cumulative update, when you start Outlook, Outlook crashes.
Please note: these updates are installed automatically when you use a click to run installation. If you disabled automatic updates in File, Office Accounts, you can check for updates by clicking the Update Options, Update Now command.
Among the issues that the Outlook 2013 hotfix that came out this week addresses is one that annoys many users: the Calendar Peek displays appointments for the selected day only, not the next several appointments.
No more! The hotfix restores the behavior of the Calendar Peek to the behavior users were used to with the To-do Bar in older versions: it display appointments scheduled over the next 7 days.
Other fixes included in this hotfix:
When you mark an email message as read or unread in the Inbox folder in Outlook 2013, the position of the Inbox folder is changed in the Folder pane.
When you enable Touch Mode in Outlook 2013 on a touch device then hover the mouse pointer over a calendar item to see the information about the item, no information is displayed.
Issues affecting developers:
When try to add attachments to an email message that is an inline reply by using the Outlook Object Model (OOM) in Outlook 2013, the body of the email message reverts to the text of the original email message.
When you install a plugin that associates a form region together with the Reading pane in Outlook 2013 and open an inline reply then switch to another folder, two form regions are displayed for the email message.
Issues affecting Exchange server users:
When you set up an automatic reply, you receive and error message: Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later.
When your account password expired less than ten days ago and you log on Outlook 2013, you do not receive a password expiration notification.
When you synchronize Outlook 2013 with SharePoint Server, an alternative URL is used instead of the primary URL.
The administrator configures a resource forest that contains an Exchange server and configures a user forest that contains user accounts, and one of the user accounts is associated with a computer that has Outlook 2013 installed. When an email configuration test is run, the test fails.