The Outlook 2013 update is more extensive this month, with some feature changes and a number of issues fixed.
New features include: Adds the Message Preview section so that users can change the font of email message preview in Outlook 2013. It updates the interfaces to rename Apps to Add-Ins and Add-Ins to COM Add-Ins and adds translations for some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
The issues that are fixed by this update include one of my pet annoyances: the default reminder time varies depending on how you create the new event. They used the default 18-hour reminder in some cases and a 12-hour reminder other times. It's now 18 hours everywhere. Note that this does not fix an complaint some users have that a reminder is not set when you create a new entry by clicking on a date in the month view and begin typing.
Other issues this update fixes are:
- When you have multiple .pst files attached to your profile, Outlook may crash.
- When you use the Recover Deleted Items function to recover a folder, the folder name is truncated to the first character.
- When you complete a recurring task on different computers, the task is duplicated.
- Outlook may crash when it synchronizes date with Exchange server in the background.
- When you cancel a meeting by using the BeforeItemMoveEvent event, Outlook may crash.
- When your profile has an Exchange account and your computer is joined to a domain, you are repeatedly prompted for credentials if the domain of the Exchange account is different with the computer domain.
- When you view free/busy information in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2013 may crash intermittently.
- You can still start Outlook in safe mode after setting the DisableSafeMode key (and have the June 9, 2015, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3054855) installed).
- When you edit a contact and then reopen the contact in Outlook, the contact photo is deleted.
- When you try to send a meeting request that has an attachment in Outlook 2013, the save operation is called by the ItemSend event, and you receive the following error message: The operation failed.
To read more about it or to download the update (if using a volume license), see October 13, 2015, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3085579) Note: Most users will have this update installed automatically.