Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.2 Update. (113 MB) Installation requires first installing the 14.3.1 update. According to the update’s description it addresses one security issue and includes multiple bug fixes.
The update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for Mac that could allow Internet-based images to be downloaded without the customer’s consent. This would allow the site to know the message has been received and viewed.
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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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Support personnel who attempted to follow instructions for filtering Exchange logs with Outlook for Mac more than likely found the results far from useful. This was because the original instructions were incorrect. Microsoft has updated its Turn logging on or off in Outlook for Mac 2011 page with corrected information.
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Update: After a few comments from folks saying they are not seeing issues I retested syncing on a clean install of Mountain Lion and Office 14.2.3. Indeed, they’re correct. Syncing between Outlook for Mac and Mountain Lion’s Calendar and Contacts applications is working as expected. Although, I made efforts to test carefully the first time I can only assume I made a mistake in my efforts. Apologies to anyone I’ve misled.
Today, on my . . .
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Autodiscover has two purposes:
It helps an email client such as Entourage, Web Services Edition, or Outlook for Mac automatically configure a user’s account based on the email address and password he enters during account setup. It helps maintain a connection to the Exchange server or update settings in the mail client when these settings are changed on the network.
This feature was introduced in Exchange Server 2007 as part of the Exchange Web . . .
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Update [ April 16, 2012 ]: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0) corrects this issue.
Outlook for Mac users who have upgraded their systems to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) are noticing excessive logging information in their Console applications found in /Applications/Utilities. Under the All Messages section of SYSTEM LOG QUERIES, they see the same message repeated frequently:
7/27/11 11:28:24.917 PM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithBytes was passed these invalid URLBytes: ‘/ews/exchange.asmx’ (a file . . .
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With the new unified Inbox option in Outlook that groups your Inboxes, Drafts, Deleted Items and Junk folders, some users are confused over mail that is downloaded to their computer or mail that is on the server. More info on the unified Inbox.
What are folders “On My Computer”?
Messages that are in folders under “On My Computer” are stored on your computer. Exchange users often archive messages from their Exchange account to “On My . . .
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Autodiscover in Outlook is a big improvement when creating our account settings. If your company’s DNS settings for Autodiscover is not set correctly, Autodiscover will reset your custom settings under Advanced Settings. When this happens Outlook will fail to connect.
For example, a user reported the following:
I set the Exchange Server to be: https://mail.microautomation.com and after it connects, the URL changes to: https://mail.microaut.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
The fact that this is happening implies that the Autodiscover response for this user’s server . . .
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Softhing has released Outlook Exchange Accounts Optimizer (OEAO) for Outlook 2011. Entourage users can check out Entourage Exchange Accounts Optimizer.
Exchange users that have limits on how much mail can be left on the server should check out this handy application. It’s easy to setup and automate your backups.
This utility automatically moves old mail from your Outlook Exchange account to a replicated structure within Outlook local folders. You select how many days of mail . . .
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Since the announcement about Office for Mac 2011′s release date, I’ve had quite a few enterprise administrators asking if I’d be updating my Entourage Exchange Setup script for Outlook for Mac. I’ve just posted version 4.0 of the script.
For the most part, the script is the same as its predecessors, but quite a bit had to be rewritten to accommodate Outlook’s new AppleScript definitions and behavior when creating a new Exchange account. I’ve also . . .
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