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  • Outlook 2007 KB4011086 expired, KB4011110 seems to be the replacement

    Posted on September 19th, 2017 at 16:48 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    See my Computerworld update about MS yanking one bad Tower of Babel Outlook patch, keeping the other, and messing up the instructions.

    Both Outlook 2007 and 2010 security patches for September have been implicated in switching languages — Swedish menus in the Hungarian version, for example. Outlook 2010’s patch has the additional distinction of breaking custom form print function.

    It now seems the Outlook 2007 patch that was causing the problem, KB4011086 has been expired and replaced by Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007  KB4011110.

    This update provides defense-in-depth changes to help improve security in Microsoft Outlook 2007. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Advisory ADV170015.

    NOTE: Please follow the instructions here to uninstall KB4011086 before installing KB4011110.
    NOTE: There is an error for Windows 7 and Windows Vista in these instructions. The correct patch to uninstall is KB4011086

    The 2017-09 Preview for Monthly Quality Rollup for Win 7 (KB4038803) and Win8.1 (KB4038774) have also been released.

  • Ongoing list of problems with this month’s Win10 Creators Update cumulative update KB 4038788

    Posted on September 19th, 2017 at 11:44 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    @MrBrian has been knocking them back. Officially acknowledged:

    After installing this update, some users may observe performance or unresponsiveness issues on the first launch of the Microsoft Edge browser.

    Closing and restarting Microsoft Edge will alleviate this issue.  This issue may appear periodically.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    Some users may experience a black screen on their device for 5-10 minutes upon rebooting the OS. After this time, the user will regain use of their device. This issue is triggered on every reboot.  

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. For more information see KB4043345.

    The .NET cumulative updates are a mess. As usual.

    Any others floating around?

  • Remember how this month’s Outlook security patches broke VBScript printing?

    Posted on September 19th, 2017 at 07:56 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Ends up it was a feature, not a bug.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    Tweet from @JBar3000:

    KB4011089 also breaks archived mail in Outlook 2010. You can only see a portion of the message and the link to see the rest doesn’t work.

  • Outlook.com was out for 18 hours in Europe

    Posted on September 19th, 2017 at 05:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    According to Microsoft’s Office 365 Service Health page, Outlook.com went down for western Europe and Britain at about 7:20 am UTC on Monday, and stayed down for almost 18 hours, until 1:25 am UTC on Tuesday.

    Users located in Europe may have been unable to send or receive email messages… Additionally, users may have been unable to access their outlook.com email accounts. Users may have also observed that sent emails remained in the Drafts folder.

    Reuters says

    Microsoft said the issue involved part of the company’s internet traffic load-balancing system which was gobbling up server capacity despite no apparent increase in user traffic.

    (Take the rest of the Reuters article with a coupla grains of salt.)

    It also appears as if Skype is having another bad day. One of many. Matthew Sprau on the official Skype Heartbeat site posted this yesterday:

    We are aware of issues where users are unable to send/receive messages and are unable to connect to Skype. Our engineers are actively investigating the issue and we hope to resolve it as soon as possible.

    No update as yet.