Category Archives: Office

Microsoft disables Excel 4.0 macro support by default

[German]Good news in terms of security and Office, because Microsoft finally plugs a gateway for malware by disabling the default support for Excel 4.0 macros. This mitigates an announced and long overdue vulnerability. Advertising

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Microsoft 365: Shared Mailboxes not updating (Jan. 2022)

[German]There currently seems to be massive issues with shared mailboxes on Microsoft 365 not being able to update automatically since January 2022. A blog reader alerted me to the problem on Jan. 20, 2022, but there are more reports about … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Outlook search broken again or fixed by Microsoft? (Jan. 2022)

[German]Are you experiencing still (or again) issues with Outlook desktop search on Windows 10, after installing the January 2022 updates? I got reports from German blog readers about this issue (mails couln't be found). On the other hand, there is … Continue reading

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Access lock bug caused by Microsoft Office updates (January 11, 2022)

[German]The security updates that Microsoft rolled out for Microsoft Office in January 2022 are once again causing problems with Microsoft Access. Only one user can still access the databases. This problem already existed with the December 2021 updates for Office. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Microsoft Januar 2022 Patchday Revisions (2022/01/14)

[German]As of January 11, 2022, Microsoft has released a number of security updates for Windows and Office that are supposed to eliminate vulnerabilities. However, some of these updates caused problems, disrupting functions in Windows. On January 14, 2022, Microsoft released … Continue reading

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Patchday: Microsoft Office Updates (January 11, 2022)

[German]On January 11, 2022 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for still-supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. RCE vulnerabilities will be closed again. For Microsoft Access, the bug from December 2021 is fixed … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (January 11, 2022)

[German]On January 11, 2022, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, etc. – as well as for other products – were released. Below is a compact overview of these updates that were released on Patchday. Advertising

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December 2021 security update KB5008212 kills Outlook Search

[German]The security update KB5008212 distributed on December 14, 2021 for Windows 10 version 2004 to 21H2 has an unpleasant collateral damage. Anyone who has installed the update may find that Outlook Search no longer works afterwards. Microsoft has now acknowledged … Continue reading

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Access Lock Bug: Where the December 2021 Fixes Fail

[German]The security updates that Microsoft rolled out for Microsoft Office in December 2021 cause problems with Microsoft Access. Only one user can still access the databases. Microsoft did release fixes for the affected Office versions at the end of December … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Updates (January 4, 2022)

[German]On January 4, 2022 (first Tuesday of the month, Office Patchday), Microsoft releases non-security updates for still-supported versions of Microsoft Office. This month, however, there is only one update for Microsoft Office 2016. Here is a brief overview. Advertising

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