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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

MS15-115 is one to miss

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The El Reg inbox has been flooded with reports of a serious cock-up by Microsoft’s patching squad, with one of Tuesday’s fixes causing killer problems for Outlook.

“We are looking into reports from some customers who are experiencing difficulties with Outlook after installing Windows KB 3097877. An immediate review is under way,” a Microsoft spokesperson told us.

The problem is with software in one of the four critical patches issued in yesterday’s Patch Tuesday bundleMS15-115. This was supposed to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles fonts, but has had some unexpected side effects for some Outlook users.

“Today I’ve deployed latest Outlook patch to all of my clients, and now Outlook is crashing every 10 minutes and then restarting itself. I tried on fresh Win10, no AV with latest patches applied and here we go, Outlook crashing there too,” complained one TechNet user.

“Come on guys, do you EVER do proper QA before releasing anything Office 2013 related? This is the worst version of Outlook ever. Sorry for negative attitude but this is how things are.”

The break point appears to come not when an email that contains certain fonts is opened, but when it’s scrolled through. Outlook 2010 and 2007 seem affected, but the issue is reportedly fixed when the patch is uninstalled.

Read More by Iain Thomson

Anthony’s Views on Windows 10.

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Windows 10, so what happened to Windows 9?  Who knows, but Microsoft call their latest Operating Systems what they like, just like Apple and also Google, with things like Jelly Bean and Mountain Lion.  Hey ho.

Let me set the Scene, Intel 15 Laptop, 4GB Ram 500GB and Intel based Hardware, so Graphics, Network Cards etc (Installtion is going to Windows 10 Enterprise).  Decided to perform a Clean Operating System installation rather than Upgrade from 8.1, due to having 8.1 for some time and good practice.  Well, Installation went very smoothly, Normal Patition questions and off it went.  After the first screens, a new question, do I want to add to add my device to Local Domain or an Azure Domain.  For those who don’t do “IT”, do I want to connect my laptop to a Server or a New Hybrded Server, to which I opted for a Local User.  In essence if I had chosen either of the other options, I would have saved 1 user Profile and about 40 mins of deployment.  After chosen Local user, normal installation proceeded with lots of Updates / Upgrades.  Reinstalled Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint Links and One Drive for Personnel.  Maxed out my internet connection for 3 hours, oops.

New Start Menu, Looks good with interacitve Tiles (So it tells you what the weather is like outside or where you choose 🙂 )Capture

Now the Question, upgrade or not to upgrade?  In Essence it’s too early to tell, but don’t sit still, make sure that your applications will work within the new operating system.  This also includes your hardware, such as printers, Graphics Audio.  We are hearing rumors that some Anti Virus Companys don’t support it yet, so if they don’t, you know that it is that new.

I will let you know more findings in a few days or if I find something really cool.

Microsoft emits Office 2016 for Mac (psst: you’ll need an Office 365 sub)

Office 2016 Word for Mac

Or wait until September to buy a copy

Word for Mac in Office 2016

Microsoft has released a new version of Office for OS X computers: Office 2016 for Mac will include new versions of Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The Windows goliath is touting the applications’ revamped high-resolution user interface, which is designed to take advantage of Apple Retina displays.

Excel in Office 2016 for Mac

Five years in the making, thrilling new spreadsheets!

Office for Mac has been out since March as an open beta project, and has now been cleared for general use. Microsoft Office client applications and services team vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post Redmond received more than 100,000 feedback messages from Mac users during the beta test.

Read More by Shaun Nichols

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