The Morning After: Uber receipts are crashing Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft has reported a formatting bug that freezes Outlook when opening emails with complex spreadsheets, including Uber receipts. The mistake is So powerful, it even crashes Word. The problem was first noticed in a standard version of Outlook, but existing Beta and Current Channel Preview versions face the same error when trying to open messages with spreadsheets.

Microsoft says it has developed a fix to hit beta users “soon” and will reach everyone in a patch coming August 9. If you really need to see a breakdown of that latest Uber ride, you can revert to the earlier version in Windows by following the Command Prompt instructions in Microsoft’s .

— Mat Smith

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