Do you have to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 for all your corporate email and calendaring needs? If you are like the millions of us who do, you know why many call this product Microsoft “Look Out!” The app is less than sleek. OK, it’s a real sluggard for the most part, and with random errors and lockups, a lot of us face each day wondering what joys it will bring. Well, someone at Microsoft must be frustrated too, because the software giant released a hotfix today that gives the bloaty app a well deserved angioplasty. Now, I know most of you are leary of installing any patch that comes out of Redmond, Washington, and with justification. Hotfixes can turn into Hot-brokeness. Not so here. After installing this thing, my Outlook runs like a rocket, kind of like it should have when it was originally released. The entire app is more snappy than before, and the startup is blazingly quick. Go ahead and apply this patch…you’ll be glad you did.
Download here. Oh, and because it’s delivered in a zip file, you’ll need a password: