Description of the Outlook Social Connector update: July 13, 2010

INTRODUCTION

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

MORE INFORMATION

When you apply this update to the Outlook Social Connector (OSC), the previous settings for social network providers is not migrated. This is because the storage location for these settings has changed. Also, when Outlook requests information about recipients from a social network provider, the recipients’ email addresses is hashed. In this situation, only the hash is sent to the social network.

Profile specific settings

The settings for social network providers from version 1.0 of the OSC will not be migrated during the upgrade to version 1.1. 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 The GUID for the social network (SocialNetworkGuid) is generated dynamically by the OSC.

On-demand hashed email addresses

When you view an email message, the OSC may ask the social network for information about everyone on the To and the Cc lines of the message. 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. This is done to prevent disclosure of email addresses. To support on-demand lookups, the social networks 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:
32-bit patch (use to update 32-bit versions of Microsoft Office Outlook 2010)
Download Download the 32-bit update package now.
64-bit patch (use to update 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office Outlook 2010)
Download Download the 64-bit update package now.
32-bit package for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and for Microsoft Outlook 2003
Download Download the Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

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 patch for Outlook 2010
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Socialconnectorres.dll14.0.5115.5000322,46418-Jun-201008:36
Socialconnector.dll14.0.5115.50002,461,05618-Jun-201008:36
Socialprovider.dll14.0.5115.500032,16018-Jun-201008:36
64-bit patch for Outlook 2010
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Socialconnectorres.dll14.0.5115.5000322,46418-Jun-201008:37
Socialconnector.dll14.0.5115.50003,290,49618-Jun-201008:37
Socialprovider.dll14.0.5115.500037,28018-Jun-201008:37
Package for Outlook 2007 and for Outlook 2003
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Socialconnectorres.dll14.0.5115.5000322,46418-Jun-201008:36
Socialconnector.dll14.0.5115.50002,461,05618-Jun-201008:36
Socialprovider.dll14.0.5115.500032,16018-Jun-201008:36
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, typeSocialconnector.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 StartStart 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 983403, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, select update 983403, and then click Remove.
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Artikelnummer: 983403 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 26.08.2011 – Revision: 1

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