Three hotfixes for Outlook 2013 were released this week. The first update affects Outlook.com accounts and fixed the following issues:
- Duplicate messages were visible in Outlook. Deleting the duplicate deleted both copies.
- Using something other than UTF-8 encoding (for example, Japanese (EUC)) resulted in the content not displaying correctly. (This issue also requires the Word hotfix in KB2768007)
- Email messages that contain non-ASCII characters do not display correctly
In a quick test, it appears the problem with HTML code in the notes field of contacts might be fixed. Unfortunately, not only did the HTML code disappear, but the company was removed from the affected contacts too. The category was removed too, but I was aware of that bug. Three bugs down, more to go.
Read more about this hotfix at
Description of the Outlook 2013 update: April 9, 2013
The second hotfix addresses a problem where meeting requests do not show a room list and the Play on Phone feature (for unified messaging) does not work when used against Exchange 2013.
Description of the Outlook 2013 hotfix package (Outexum-x-none.msp): April 9, 2013
The final hotfix is applies to the German version of Office and Windows, and fixed a problem where Ctrl+Alt+Q does not insert the @ sign.
List of all Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 hotfixes released this week: