Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 Update. (113.6 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update if running an earlier version of Office for Mac 2011.

According to the new update’s description it addresses the Inbox Invisible bug on OS X Yosemite (10.10) systems introduced with the 14.5.0 update. Continue reading Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 Update

‘Inbox Invisible’ plagues Outlook 14.5.0 users running Yosemite

Microsoft released the Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 update this past Tuesday and customers who’d installed the update on any version of Yosemite (OS X 10.10) began reporting their Outlook Main Window was invisible. Reverting to Office for Mac 14.4.9 by first uninstalling Office and then installing up to 14.4.9 is so far the only supported fix.

Dubbed Inbox Invisible by Rich Trouton on Der Flounder, Microsoft developer Erik Schwiebert posted an unofficial explanation for this behavior in his Twitter feed.

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 Update

Yosemite users, do not update to 14.5.0!

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 Update. (113.6 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update if running an earlier version of Office for Mac 2011.

According to the new update’s description it addresses a security vulnerability that could allow code to run when opening a specially crafted Excel, PowerPoint or Word document. Typically, these vulnerabilities do not affect Macs, however, an update may correct issues in the Office for Mac applications to prevent crafting malicious documents.

This update does break Outlook for Mac 2011 running on Yosemite (10.10.x). Mavericks (10.9.5) and earlier supported systems are not affected.

Users should quit all Office applications and web browsers prior to updating. This update is also available via the Microsoft AutoUpdate application. Select Check for Updates from the Help menu. It is also available for immediate download.

Location of Outlook 2016 Profile (Identity)

In Outlook 2011, your Identity was located in Documents > Microsoft User Data folder. Identities are now called Profiles in Office for Mac 2016 (now available in preview). Your profile is no longer stored in Documents but in your User’s Library folder.

The User’s Library folder is hidden by default. To unhide: Select the Finder in the Dock. Under Go in the Menu bar > hold down the Option key and you’ll see the Library.

More info: Finding the User Library Folder

In your User’s Library folder, scroll down to Group Containers. You’ll find your profile nested in this location: Continue reading Location of Outlook 2016 Profile (Identity)

Add iCloud account to Outlook v15

You can add your iCloud email to Outlook v15 but there still is no sync for CalDAV and CardDAV. This mean no sync for contacts and calendars with  iCloud, Google, Yahoo, AOL or any account that uses CalDAV and CardDAV. If you want sync for contacts and calendars, get a Microsoft online Exchange account for $4/month for 50 Gb. Exchange will sync message, contacts, calendars, notes and tasks.

Currently, Outlook v15.9 does not auto setup iCloud accounts.

Add iCloud account to Outlook

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Create a new Profile (Identity) in Outlook v15

Outlook v15 uses the term Profiles not Identities.

In Outlook 2011, you could hold down the Option key when launching Outlook to open the Database Utility to create a new Identity. In Outlook v15 (Office for Mac 2016 Preview) see the following steps to create a new Profile (Identity).

Create a new Profile.

  • To create a new profile, in Finder, browse to the Application folder.
  • Press CTRL and then click Microsoft Outlook to see the contextual menu, and then click Show Package Contents.
  • In the Contents > SharedSupport folder, double-click Outlook Profile Manager (previously called Database Utility).
  • In the Outlook Profile Manager window, click the Add (+) button and give the profile a name.
  • Next, click the Options button and click Set as Default.
  • Open Outlook

TIP: You might want to select Keep in Dock to make it easy to get back to the Profile Manager.

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Daylight Saving Time reminder for US

The US makes the switch to Daylight Saving Time Sunday, March 8, 2015. If you use Entourage or Outlook for Mac, you’ll need to quit  and relaunch before it recognizes the time change.

Check when your location makes the change: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html

Posting Outlook for Mac Exchange Setup script survey results

Microsoft released Outlook 15 for Mac 3-1/2 months ago to its Office 365 Exchange Online customers. Prior to that I had some foresight this new version would break a script I wrote originally for Microsoft Entourage and later Outlook for Mac. The script enabled administrators to help their users configure Exchange settings in environments where Autodiscover didn’t work.

In early September 2014, I posted a survey and solicited responses from Mac admins who used this Exchange setup script in their environments. My goal was to learn how many organizations and users may be impacted and then communicate that to my contacts at Microsoft who developed Office for Mac.

Below I describe the issue, present the survey results and include some information about what happens next. more

Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.4.8 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.8 Update. (113.6 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update if running an earlier version of Office for Mac 2011.  According to the new update’s description it includes functional improvements for Outlook and PowerPoint. It does not address any security issues.

Fixes include:

  • Outlook  Addresses an issue with repeated prompts for Office 365 Exchange Online accounts.
  • Outlook  Addresses an issue with RTF messages imported from .pst files (Outlook for Windows personal folders files) that don’t display correctly.
  • PowerPoint  Addresses an issue with using the keyboard to manipulate text boxes while using multiple input methods.

Users should quit all Office applications and web browsers prior to updating. This update is also available via the Microsoft AutoUpdate application. Select Check for Updates from the Help menu. It is also available for immediate download.

Add profile picture to Lync for Mac for Office 365

Lync contact photoMy organization is making the move to Office 365 and with it we have access to Lync Online services. Most of us are Mac users but the Lync for Mac client is a little lacking in some areas.

One of the features it lacks is the ability to allow users to add profile photos for themselves. They can’t even choose from pre-selected canned images. Instead, they’re relegated to gray, faceless placeholders. Even worse, all their contacts appear as the same faceless image. Continue reading Add profile picture to Lync for Mac for Office 365