Secure and protect email using certificates in Outlook for Mac

Email is as private as a postcard. Anyone between the sender and the recipient can read it. Think about that.

Anyone could be:

An administrator of the sender’s or the recipient’s email server A hacker who breaks into an email server Someone in a coffee shop eavesdropping on network traffic A government that doesn’t guarantee privacy of its citizens’ communications The United States government . . .

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Continuing installation problems plague Office for Mac 14.2.4 update

Microsoft released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update last Wednesday and within a few hours users were reporting two installation issues. This update was the latest of multiple recent updates for Office 2011 contributing to one or more issues with security, data loss or lack of functionality.

The 14.2.4 update had two installation issues. Microsoft announced workarounds for both.

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Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.4 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.3.4 Update. (218 MB) This one update includes the 19 prior updates 12.1.1 through 12.3.3.

According to the update’s description it addresses one Excel issue. When selecting Object… from the Insert menu and then selecting Display as icon in the Insert Object dialog box, Excel could crash.

Users should quit all Office applications and web browsers prior to updating. This update should also be available via . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update

Microsoft has released the out-of-band Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update. (111 MB) Although this update includes prior updates since 14.1.0, installation issues require first installing the 14.2.3 update on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) systems due to GateKeeper.

According to the update’s description it adds support for MacBook Pros with Retina displays and includes new features and fixes for Outlook for Mac.

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Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.3 update offers improved device support

Microsoft has released its Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.3 update. This update is a hotfix that improves audio quality and applies only to Lync users with these specific devices:

Polycomm CX300 Plantronics Calisto 800 series Plantronics Calisto 540 Logitech B530 Jabra Pro 9450 Sennheiser DW Office Snom UC600 Microsoft LifeCam Studio

The hotfix does not support other devices and Microsoft does not recommend it for any other Lync for Mac users. This is a cumulative . . .

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