Category Archives: Office

July 2018 Patchday issues, KB4018385 pulled – Part I

[German]Here is my Friday post with a short collective article about some of the issues surrounding the Microsoft July 2018 patchday. Microsoft has admitted the installation error 0x80092004 as known for the.NET-Framework Update KB4340558. Update KB4018385 has also been withdrawn.

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An undocumented Office 365 REST api for Outlook activities

[German]It’s an interesting discovery for administrators. Microsoft Office 365 has an undocumented API that allows administrators to read the activities of Outlook email accounts.

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Microsoft Office Patchday (July 3, 2018)

[German]On the first Tuesday of each month (Office Patchday) on July 3, 2018, Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013 und Office 2016.

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Microsoft intends to push Office 365, but that thing is slow

[German]Microsoft intends to tighten the ‘thumbscrews’ at Office and force enterprises customers to subscribe to Office 365. On the other hand, a large number of companies using Office 365 complain about performance issues.

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Outlook 2016: Search doesn’t returns results

[German]Microsoft Outlook users may run into the issue, that a search in all  mailboxes or address books no longer return results. This is probably due to a recently installed update. A search in contacts that doesn’t return results could be … Continue reading

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Office 365: Zero-Font bypassing weakens email security

[German]Cyber criminals are currently using a well-known zero-font bypassing technology to trick Office 365’s Microsoft security filters on emails and smuggle spam onto systems.

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Hotfix for Excel 2013/2016 Chart dll crash bug

[German]Users of Excel 2013 and Excel 2016 have been suffering since April 2018 patchday from a bug that crashed the program when accessing charts . But there are hotfixes to fix the problem.

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WSUS synchronized 45 updates (06/16/2018)

A brief information for administrators. Blog reader Markus K. informed me that 45 updates for Windows, Office etc. were re-synchronized in WSUS on Saturday, June 16, 2018..

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (June 12, 2018)

[German]On June 12, 2018 (second Tuesday of the month, patchday at Microsoft) Microsoft released various security-relevant updates for still supported Microsoft Office  versions.

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Microsoft Security Update Summary for June 12, 2018

[German]Microsoft has released a series of security updates for various Microsoft products  (Windows,  Microsoft Office, .NET Framework etc.) on June 12, 2018 (Patchday). Here is a short overview.

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