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New Utilities

Auto Print Pro for OutlookSperry Software's Auto Print Pro for Outlook add-in is similar to their Auto Print tool, except that instead of being forced to print to a single printer, this add-in will allow you to set up a number of different “rules” so that emails from this person go to this printer, emails from that person go to that printer, etc. And just like the original add-in, this one will allow you to print just the emails, just the attachments, or both…with an unlimited set of rules. (May 7)
 
MBExport365MBExport365 is a thin command-line utility that allows the export of Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange Online) email accounts. It is possible to export whole mailbox data of multiple accounts, or select one or more folders of a single (or multiple) account, or a combination of the above elements. Mbexport365 is implemented as an executable and configuration file, that can be scheduled multiple time in a client or server machine. The data exported are in PST (Microsoft original) file format. (May 4)
 
ChimpySyncManage your MailChimp lists from within Outlook. * Subscribe Outlook Contacts to MailChimp lists * Synchronise Outlook Contacts with MailChimp lists * Easily see contacts who unsubscribe * Check if email addresses are on MailChimp lists * Subscribe and update email addresses as you read emails * (May 1)
 
Email ParserEmail Parser is used to retrieve emails from Outlook PST files, Exchange servers or Office 365 accounts and extract the data contained in them. It supports exporting to an Excel file or Google Sheets. C# Scripting and PowerShell is also possible to integrate Email Parser with your existing tools. It has a wide range of examples available at the website and is free to try. (Apr 26)
 
Priasoft Public Folder SyncPriasoft has created the first, and currently only toolset for synchronizing Public Folders between an on-premises deployment of Public Folders and Office365. This same solution is also able to support cross-forest synchronization between one or more on-premises environments, or between multiple on-premises deployments and Office365. (Mar 16)
 
RestrictExtRecipsRestrictExtRecips application allows you to limit the number of external recipients a certain group of people can send to. You can create the following rule: if john.doe@yourcompany.com is a member of a group RestrictExternal, he cannot set more than 5 external recipients in his message. If he places 6 or more external addresses his message will not be delivered and he will get a non-delivery report message: "Too many external recipients". (Mar 16)
 
Priasoft Collaboration SuitePriasoft provides a solution for pre-staging objects and synchronizing address book attributes between two or more Exchange environments. The CS (Collaboration Suite) helps with co-existence migration plans and can also be used to migrate and synchronize Distribution Lists and their members between environments. The tools provided allow for the creation of various types of objects as needed such as contacts, mail-enabled users, mailbox-enabled users, linked-mailbox users, and mail-enabled groups. (Mar 16)
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Updated Utilities

4Team Sync2 for OutlookSync Outlook using Sync2 for Microsoft Outlook without a server. Sync Microsoft Outlook with Google Calendar, iPhone and Android phone. Synchronize Microsoft Outlook between multiple PCs using external USB device, shared network folder of FTP. Share Outlook Calendar with Google Calendars. Sync Outlook Calendar, Contacts and Tasks folders. Sync2 can synchronize Outlook when it is closed, so when you open Outlook on other devices your calendar events, tasks and contacts will be up to date. (May 10)
 
Companionlink for OutlookCompanionLink synchronizes Outlook data with phones and other supported desktop applications and web-based services (like Google). Companionlink supports all versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2013 32-bit and 64-bit, and Windows 10. (May 10)
 
SalesOutlook CRM SalesOutlook CRM is a complete Outlook based CRM software solution built upon the Microsoft Office System. (Apr 11)
 
ConvertMyEmailConvertMyEmail is a Windows based software application that converts email data between the most popular email programs on PC and MAC. Converts all email, email folders, attachments, contacts, tasks, notes and calendar items for import into your new MAC or PC email program. Compatible with stand-alone PCs or PCs using Microsoft Exchange Server. (Apr 5)
 
4Team OST2OST2 Free Edition can convert up to 5 items in each folder of orphaned OST file. Use Enterprise Edition to convert and transfer all OST files to Microsoft Outlook. Import and export OST and PST files, from and to Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Google and G Suite. Updated version adds Recovery Mode, which is dedicated to get as much data as possible from source file. In addition to usual conversion OST2 Recovery Mode un-hides items that are hidden in each folder of original file when saving them to destination and Recovers items from "Deleted Items" and more. (Apr 5)
 
ContactMonkeyContactMonkey brings advanced email tracking and Salesforce integration to Outlook. Use Mail Merge to track email campaigns by bringing all the tools you need to track your emails directly to your Inbox. (Apr 5)
 
SetDeliveryTimeSetDeliveryTime has been created to allow users to set the default value for the "Do not deliver before:" parameter in Outlook. (Mar 16)
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Also New

Forward email messages by dateHow to forward messages to another address during a specific period of time using Outlook's Rules or Automatic Replies. (Mar 28)
 
Open multiple Outlook windows when Outlook startsHow to use VBA to automatically open up Outlook windows in a particular order (mail, calendar, contacts and tasks) with each in a specific size and screen position. (Mar 28)
 
Calendars aren’t printing in colorHow to fix: Outlook stopped printing calendars in color. (Feb 19)
 
The primary account cannot be removed from OutlookWhen you have multiple Exchange accounts in your profile, you can't remove the "primary" account added unless you remove all accounts. This is by design but a simple registry edit will allow you to remove the first (primary) Exchange account in your profile without removing the other accounts. (Feb 14)
 
Filter the To-Do list to show only TasksIf you don't like that the To-Do folder shows flagged messages and would like to delete the To-Do list or set the Tasks folder to open by default, you can create a custom view that hides the flagged messages. (Feb 12)
 
Outlook Tasks are missing from the To-Do ListTasks disappeared in the To-Do Bar and To-Do List after installing the January 2018 Outlook update when using a group by date view. (Jan 29)
 
Outlook automatically opens when the computer bootsWindows 10 has a new feature: reopen all applications that were open when Windows was shut down. (Jan 29)
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Administrator Resources

Custom Form Security ChangesIn the September 12 2017 security update, Microsoft disabled custom form script functionality. Forms with code behind them generate this error message: To help prevent malicious code from running, one or more objects in this form were not loaded. For more information, contact your administrator. If you need scripts enabled, you'll need to set two keys, one to enable scripting and a second one with the message class name of each form that has code behind it. (Oct 23)
 
Outlook Folder Homepages are missingIn the Outlook update released on October 10 2017, the Folder Homepages setting was deprecated and removed to close a security vulnerability. Removing the folder home page capability "broke" a lot of applications; this can be fixed by setting a registry key. (Oct 23)
 
June 2016 Quarterly Exchange UpdatesThe latest Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013 are available in the Microsoft Download Center. In addition to normal fixes to customer reported issues, these releases also include updated functionality. (Jun 30)
 
What's new for administrators in Outlook 2016 for WindowsThis TechNet article for administrators explains about the new Outlook 2016 features that admins should be aware of before rolling out Outlook 2016 within your organization. Two important changes: Exchange 2007 is not supported and autodiscover must be configured, as Outlook no longer uses PRF files. (Sep 30)
 
Office 2016 Deployment Guides for AdminsProvides admins with information about how to deploy Office 2016, Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 2016 for Mac to users in their organizations. For administrators and other IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain deployments of Office in their organizations. (Sep 24)
 
Office 2016 Deployment ToolThe Office 2016 Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2016 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help administrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. (Sep 22)
 
Office 2016 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool This download includes Group Policy Administrative Template (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OPAX/OPAL) files for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus 2016 apps. (Sep 10)
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Development Resources

MFCMapiMFCMAPI uses Microsoft's published APIs to provide access to MAPI stores through a graphical user interface. Its purpose is to facilitate investigation of Exchange and Outlook issues and to provide developers with a canonical sample for MAPI development. Updated frequently. (Mar 19)
 
RedemptionOutlook Redemption works around limitations imposed by the Outlook Security Patch plus provides a number of objects and functions to work with properties and functionality not exposed through the Outlook object model. Redemption supports Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit) (Outlook 97 is not supported by the Safe*Item objects) as well as the standalone version of MAPI (no Outlook installed). (Feb 23)
 
OutlookSpyOutlookSpy is the ultimate Outlook developer tool. New Features: AddedSave and Copy as Text / Copy as Hex toolbar items to the IStream editor and "Edit Binary Property" dialog. Copy between the Hex editor and the Visual Studio binary editor. Added IMAPITable.SortTable popup menu item to all IMAPITable tabs. OutlookSpy supports all versions of Outlook, from 97 to 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit), running on any version of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 10. (Feb 23)
 
Empty Multiple Deleted Items Folders using a MacroThe scenario: You have several email accounts, each with their own data file and you want to empty the deleted items in every data file with one click. If you have one data file in your profile, you could use AutoArchive, but it doesn't work with multiple data files. (Aug 26)
 
Bulk change Contact's FileAs format to match Outlook's default settingAn updated version of the Bulk Change FileAs macro that gets the default FileAs format and applies the format to the contacts in the default contacts folder. (May 12)
 
Office 2013 VBA Documentation The Office 2013 VBA Documentation download provides an offline version of the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) developer reference for each of the Office client applications, as well as the VBA reference content shared amongst all Office client applications (Office Shared). (Oct 7)
 
What's new for Outlook 2013 developersA top-level view of the additions and enhancements for developers in Microsoft Outlook 2013, including mail apps, third party weather data services for the Weather Bar, and inline response. The document also describes changes to the Outlook Social Connector, Office Mobile Service, support for Outlook 2013 Preview coexisting with a previous version of Outlook, and new performance criteria for add-ins. (May 6)
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Other Resources

Adding an Image to a SignatureHow to add images to signatures in Microsoft Outlook. (Mar 26)
 
FREE Microsoft eBooksMicrosoft's Eric Ligman is giving away a bunch of free eBooks, reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources for Microsoft products, including Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server, and more. (Feb 17)
 
Syncing Outlook with an Android smartphoneHow to sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with an Android smartphone or tablet. (Feb 14)
 
Outlook's Signature button doesn't workAfter installing Outlook 2016's January 2018 update, some users are unable to edit signatures. Microsoft has identified the cause as having the Windows app store version installed as well as a "normal" version. (Feb 14)
 
Outlook tips & tricks (Microsoft) Quick tips for Outlook from Microsoft's Office Training Center. Also includes sections for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. (Oct 23)
 
Office Quick StartsOffice 365 training videos, covering the Office applications. Also included is a video for managing Office 365 Home and Business accounts. Downloadable guides for the main Office 2016 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint) are available. (Oct 22)
 
Ignite 2017 Sessions: Outlook & ExchangeLinks to some of the sessions recorded at Ignite 2017 that pertain to Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server, including Office 365. (Oct 20)

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