"Recently, we released a small update to the software that connects the Outlook Social Connector to Facebook. If you already use the Outlook Social Connector to connect to Facebook, you can get the software update in our download center.
If you don't use Outlook Social Connector, you should try it out. It integrates your contacts and email messages in Outlook with status updates from social networks in one single place for you to view.
The really good thing about the update is that it lets you connect to Facebook over a secure network connection--called an "https" connection. That's the kind of connection that banks use when you visit their sites. So get the update today." [GD: Post Leached in Full]
"Connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and stay up to the minute with the people in your network by accessing everything from e-mail threads to status updates in one single, centralized view.
Version: 14.0 [GD: I think the full new version number is 14.0.6114.5003]
Date Published: 1/17/2012
OSCFB-x64-en-us.exe, 9.7 MB
OSCFB-x86-en-us.exe, 12.0 MB
The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook allows you to connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and obtain information about your friends and colleagues. You can see status updates and recently posted items from your Facebook contacts.
You can also use Outlook Social Connector to display a quick view of related Outlook content when you click on an email from a contact, such as recent e-mail conversations, meetings, and shared attachments to help you easily track your communications
NOTE: The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider requires Microsoft Outlook Social Connector and the related update (KB983403) to be installed. If these components are not already installed on your machine, the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook will download and install the necessary updates from the Microsoft Download Center before completing the provider installation.
I saw this update but there was nothing I could find, until today, that talked about WHY I should update, what the new features or changes were, etc.
Using https for the Facebook connection is a big deal and it would have been nice if that was made clear on the download page. But I guess better getting the details late than never.
Note that when I installed it, it's saying it's version 14.0.6114.5003
I'd say that if you have this feature enabled you should get this update. HTTPS is good...