Category Archives: Office

Microsoft Office Updates (February 13, 2024)

[German]On February 13, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for Microsoft Office 2016 and other products. A critical vulnerability in Outlook will be closed in February 2024. Below you will find an overview … Continue reading

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Warning about critical Outlook RCE vulnerability CVE-2024-21413

[German]I'll pull it out again separately: In Microsoft Outlook, a CVE-2024-21413 classified as critical has been disclosed, which will be closed with the February 2024 security updates. The remote code execution vulnerability is almost trivial to exploit. Here is some … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft Security Update Summary (February 13, 2024)

[German]On February 13, 2024, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office – and for other products. The security updates eliminate 73 vulnerabilities (CVEs), two of which are 0-day vulnerabilities that are already being exploited. Below is … Continue reading

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Outlook: Update from December 2023 triggers .ics security warning

[German]Outlook users may be startled by a security warning when they try to open a calendar file (.ics). The cause is probably an update for Office 365 from December 12, 2023. Advertising

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Outlook 365 Version 2401 (Build 17231.20194): Exchange ActiveSync connection broken

[German]Short message for users and administrators with Outlook 365 version 2401: Microsoft is investigating a problem that ActiveSync connections, e.g. with Microsoft Exchange, Zoho, Kerio Connect etc., no longer work with this version (build 17231.20194). Currently, the only option is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Teams 2.0: Fix for missing Outlook add-in

[German]Administrators who install the new Microsoft Teams 2.0 client in companies tell me that the Outlook add-in is missing afterwards. It can be installed with a trick, but this is a lot of work. One reader got in touch afterwards … Continue reading

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Office: Project Update KB5002530 (February 6, 2024)

[German]On February 6, 2023 (first Tuesday of the month), Microsoft released a non-security update for Microsoft Project 2016. It is the update KB5002530, which is intended to fix a startup problem of previous updates. Here is some information about this … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 services collide with Google Chrome third-party cookie blockade

[German]Google has been blocking third-party cookies in Google Chrome since the beginning of 2024 – and Edge is also likely to be affected. However, this will lead to collisions with Microsoft 365 services such as Teams, which will then no … Continue reading

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Libre Office 24.2

The Document Foundation has released its Libre Office 24.2 on January 31, 2024. It is a free office package with spreadsheet, word processing and presentation program. Advertising

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Outlook and other apps cannot connect to Outlook.com

[German]Microsoft is investigating a problem in which Outlook and probably other apps or applications are unable to connect to outlook.com or sporadic connect errors occur. It affects mail clients that want to access Microsoft mailboxes via POP or IMAP and … Continue reading

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