Description of the Outlook Social Connector update: September 14, 2010

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released an update for the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC). This article lists the changes that are in the update.

Resolution

When you apply this update to the OSC, the storage location for the social network provider settings has changed. Therefore, the previous social network provider settings are not migrated. Additionally, when Outlook requests information about recipients from a social network provider, the recipients’ email addresses are hashed. In this situation, only the hash is sent to the social network provider.

Profile specific settings

The social network provider settings from version 1.0 of the OSC are not migrated during the version 1.1 upgrade process. The storage location for these settings has changed. The settings are now stored on a per-Outlook profile basis. This change enables distinct social network settings and connections for each Outlook profile.

Social network settings are stored under the following profile-specific registry subkey:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\<ProfileName>\{SocialNetworkGuid}
Note OSC generates the GUID for the social network (SocialNetworkGuid) dynamically.

On-demand hashed email addresses

When you view an email message, the OSC may ask the social network provider for information about everyone in the To and the Cc lines. This occurs if on-demand user lookup is implemented by that social network provider. The email addresses of those people are hashed before they are sent to the social network provider to prevent disclosure of email addresses. To support on-demand user lookups, the social network providers must support hashed email addresses as outlined in the OSC SDK.

For more information about the OSC SDK, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:

Installation details

Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

How to determine whether the update is installed

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
32-bit update for Outlook 2010
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Patch_cab.cabNot Applicable1,060,88331-Aug-201021:17
Socialconnector.dll14.0.5120.50002,461,05621-Jul-20104:16
Socialprovider.dll14.0.5117.500032,16029-Jun-201022:28
64-bit update for Outlook 2010
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Patch_cab.cabNot Applicable1,356,63531-Aug-201021:13
Socialconnector.dll14.0.5120.50003,289,47221-Jul-20104:18
Socialprovider.dll14.0.5117.500037,28029-Jun-201022:38


To determine which versions of the files are installed on the computer, follow the steps for the operating system that you are running.
Windows 7
  1. Click Start, and then click Computer.
  2. In the Search Computer box, type Socialconnector.dll, and then press ENTER.
  3. Right-click Socialconnector.dll, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, note the properties of the Socialconnector.dll file that is installed on the computer.
Windows Vista
  1. Click Start
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    Start Button
    , and then click Search.
  2. Click Advanced Search.
  3. In the Location box, click Local Hard Drives.
  4. In the Name box, type Socialconnector.dll, and then click Search.
  5. In the list of files, right-click Socialconnector.dll, and then click Properties.
  6. On the General tab, note the properties of the Socialconnector.dll file that is installed on the computer.
Windows XP
  1. Start Search Companion. To do this, click Start, and then click Search.

    Note If Windows Desktop Search starts, click Click here to use Search Companion.
  2. In the Search Results window, click All files and folders in the Search Companion pane.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Socialconnector.dll, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click Socialconnector.dll, and then click Properties.
  5. On the General tab and on the Version tab, note the properties of the Socialconnector.dll file that is installed on the computer.

How to uninstall this update

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Use one of the following procedures, depending on the operating system that you are running.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, select update 2289116, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, select update 2289116, and then click Remove.

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Article ID: 2289116 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
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