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Consider the following scenario:

  • You configure the language settings in Microsoft Office Outlook Web App (OWA) to French in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) environment.

  • You receive a meeting request.

  • You edit a response to the meeting request before you send the reply by using OWA.

In this scenario, the grammar of the meeting response information is incorrect. For example:

  • If you click Yes, the information displays "Oui, je participera." Instead, the information should display "Oui, je participerai."

    Note "Oui, je participerai" means "Yes, I will attend."

  • If you click Tentative, the information displays "Oui, je participera peut-être." Instead, the information should display "Oui, je participerai peut-être."

    Note "Oui, je participerai peut-être" means "Yes, I might attend."

  • If you click No, the information displays "Non, je ne participera pas." Instead, the information should display "Non, je ne participerai pas."

    Note "Non, je ne participerai pas" means "No, I will not attend."


This issue occurs because an incorrect grammar template is used in French translations when the subject is “I.”


To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:

2582113 Description of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about how to configure language settings for OWA, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about how to configure language settings for Outlook Web App

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