A new Outlook update is available fixes a problem in which a calendar item that is marked as private is opened if it is found by using the Search Desktop feature. The update also fixes performance issues that occur when you work with items in a large .pst file or .ost file.

The update also addresses an issue when you start any Microsoft Office 2007 program (Excel, PowrPoint, Publisher, or Word) on a computer that is also running Microsoft Office Oulook 2007 Business Contact Manager (BCM). Users received the error message:

"Office application version does not match."

Important Information for BCM users: 

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE BEFORE INSTALLING THE UPDATE:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935569

 

Where do I get it:

The Outlook update can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Browse.aspx?DisplayLang=en&nr=20&productId=50663FD1-DBAD-4705-B915-E4CF683E70FE&sortCriteria=date

 

The BCM patch can be found here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b1fadb55-e4e1-4f67-a69a-3e6bf9b130f0&displaylang=en

 

KB Article information:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933493

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932086

 

 

What people are saying about the new update:

 

“I installed it earlier today and can attest to a much snappier performance so I highly recommend all Outlook users apply this patch.”

“Whoah! It is faster! And that's just the startup!”

http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/04/microsoft_relea_1.html

 

“My .ost file is 2.5 GB, since applying the patch I've noticed considerable improvements...”

http://peterodowd.blogspot.com/2007/04/performance-problems-with-outlook-2007.html

 

“I downloaded it and tried it out.  The change was dramatic: Outlook now starts up markedly faster, and all operations with messages -- opening, moving, deleting, previewing -- are far speedier than they used to be.  If you're running O2K7, go get it.”

http://www.thegline.com/windows/2007/04/a-better-outlook.html

 

“It used to take my Outlook ~15 seconds to startup and be in a usable state. Now, after the patch, it came up in 4 seconds. This is a highly recommended fix, so make sure to grab it ASAP!”

http://geekinparadise.com/2007/04/14/is-your-microsoft-outlook-2007-slow/

 

“Wow... it almost feels like Outlook 2003!”

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=39465