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This page lists what's new in the world of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook utilities and resources in the past month or so. Dates in parentheses on each item indicate when it was added to our database, not necessarily when it was released. Most recent items are at the top of each category.

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New Utilities

CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 CodeTwo Backup lets you perform full or granular backups of multiple Office 365 mailboxes directly to your local drives. Thanks to brick-level storage and advanced search options, you can backup and restore entire mailboxes or selected types of mailbox data - from email folders, calendars or contacts to individual items like single messages or attachments. (Mar 5)
 
Calendar Sync +This utility synchronizes Outlook calendar entries to a designated Google calendar. It allows user to choose Outlook Profile, Mailbox and Calendar. It deletes old entries from Google calendar and updates new appointments. User can Setup Sync Frequency as Hourly, Daily, or Weekly. Uses .Net framework 4.5. Outlook 2007 and above are supported. (Mar 5)
 
SqueezeMailSqueezeMail automatically reduces the size of .png, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .gif or .ico image or PowerPoint PPTX attachments. (Feb 27)
 
Lumis Calendar SyncThis outlook add-in syncs your Outlook appointments from work to your private calendar on outlook.com, so you can get reminders on your smartphone. If you use outlook at work, but cannot sync your appointment with your smartphone (e.g. because your company is not allowing your phone to sync with the companies exchange server), Lumis Calendar Sync syncs the subject and meeting room from your appointments (no participants, no content) - just enough to provide you with reminders, and only in one direction (from your default calendar to your private calendar). (Feb 26)
 
FileChimpFile emails from Outlook into project or client folders automatically by specifying the project number or client name in the subject of an email. FileChimp matches this data to a folder name located anywhere on your network! Watch as the bulk of your emails are automatically filed and finish the task with manual filing for emails that do not fall within the scope or a project or client folder.Save time and effort and ensure relevant emails are correctly filed throughout the office. Most emails are filed with ZERO clicks! (Feb 12)
 
Timed Email OrganizerTimed Email Organizer is a brand new add-in which can replace or augment your Outlook rules. Unlike Outlook, this add-in will act on emails based on how old they are, supports ANDs, ORs, NOTs and wildcards in the conditions, and has a test mode so that you can see what the effect of a given rule would be if it were run. It will even import your current Outlook rules and automatically disable them for you. This add-in is in beta. (Feb 11)
 
Scrum Tools for OutlookYou plan your sprint. You estimate, but what's your capacity for the upcoming sprint? The Sprint Capacity Tool with Outlook calendar integration gives you the answer quickly and easily. Free version: Personal Capacity Report Pro version: Team Capacity Report (Feb 11)
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Updated Utilities

Discovery AttenderAn electronic discovery tool specifically designed to perform dynamic keyword searches in Exchange mailboxes, PST files and common file storage areas. Discovery Attender can automatically execute scans of message subject, body and attachments through customizable search criteria. Content searches are transparent to end-users and can be targeted to specific groups or users. Once critical information is located, it can be moved or copied to a secure location. (Feb 16)
 
Mail AttenderMail Attender provides comprehensive content management in PST files (personal storage folders) on desktops/servers, mailboxes and public folders. With MA Enterprise, administrators can distribute/enforce common policies, archive data and search content in multiple information stores from a central web interface. Also, can track statistical information such as total message/attachment count, size and type while tracking usage of individual users. Works with Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and Office 365. (Feb 16)
 
eFiler The eFiler toolbar for Outlook enables you to use file system folders as mailboxes, making mailbox size limits and public folders redundant. Search, open, reply to and forward saved emails or share them as zipped attachments or by hyperlink. Emails are filed in msg format with definable filenames with filing references. File using a predictive list, the Drop Panel, or automatically using the eRules feature to make filing transparent. Cloud Sync extends drag and drop filing via IMAP to phones. Supports Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 (32 and 64-bit). (Feb 16)
 
TaskCracker for OutlookManage tasks VISUALLY within native Microsoft Outlook interface using intuitive Urgency/Importance matrix. Build the right agenda for the day considering both Urgency and Priority of tasks. Ensure long-term success by singling out Important but not Urgent tasks. Save your time by sorting out not Important tasks to get rid of at all. Powered by Stephen Covey's, Getting Things Done, and Inbox Zero task management methods. (Jan 29)
 
Time Tracker Outlook Add InThis Outlook add-in makes it possible to record the time spent by the user on processing mail or tasks, and can be exported as report. (Jan 29)
 
PROMODAG ReportsPROMODAG Reports for Exchange Server provides you with control of your Exchange-based messaging systems. Its comprehensive and versatile range of traffic analysis, message tracking and planning tools simplify and automate the process of managing email usage, ensuring compliance and optimizing the performance of mission-critical email systems. Promodag Reports supports all versions of Exchange server including 2013. Version 9.5. (Jan 27)
 
CodeTwo Email SignaturesCodeTwo Email Signatures is an easy to use signature manager for Outlook, Office 365 and Outlook Web App (OWA). The program will let you create email signatures in HTML, RTF and plain text formats, and deploy them to many users with one click. Thanks to this application, unified and great-looking signatures can be distributed to multiple Microsoft Outlook, OWA and Office 365 users at once. The program is capable of removing old signatures created by users, and defining font-styles in messages. (Jan 23)
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Also New

Create a New Message using an HTML File or StationeryHow to create a new message using Stationery or any HTML file using the standard commands of More Stationery or Insert > Insert as Text command. You can also use a macro to create the message. (Jan 26)
 
Categorize Messages using Contact CategoryUse a macro to apply categories assigned to a contact to the messages they send you. (Jan 25)
 
Apply Outlook Stationery to Replies and ForwardsAlthough Outlook doesn't include a way to use stationery with replies and forwards, you can use a macro to insert stationery into a reply or forward. You can also use the macro to insert a boilerplate text file. (Jan 25)
 
How to Reply using the Correct AccountHow to configure Outlook to reply from the correct email account when a Gmail account is configured to download mail from your other email accounts. Includes macros to reply using the email address the message was sent to and macros to create new messages from your addresses. (This method may work with other email servers; Will not work with Outlook.com at this time.) (Oct 28)
 
Rename Exchange Mailbox and Account in Outlook 2013How to change an Exchange mailbox account name (the name in the From field when composing a new message) and the Exchange mailbox data file name shown in the navigation pane. (Oct 28)
 
Ignore conversations in OutlookUse Outlook's Ignore command to delete messages in threads or the Move Conversation command to move threads. (Aug 25)
 
Use Outlook's Contacts, not Contact CardsTo open a Contact instead of a Contact Card when you right click on a sender's email address in Outlook 2013, enable the Legacy GAL Dialog. (Aug 25)
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Administrator Resources

Google Apps Sync For Outlook Great news for Google Apps users who want to use Outlook 2013 "Click to Run": the latest Google Apps sync utility works with the click to run version. (Nov 25)
 
Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization ToolGroup Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool files for use with Office 2013 applications. Includes an \Admin folder with an Office Customization Tool, and ADMX and ADML versions of Office 2013 system Administrative Template files. Updated September 19 2013 (Sep 19)
 
Microsoft Remote Connectivity AnalyzerMicrosoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a web-based tool that provides administrators and end users with the ability to run connectivity diagnostics for servers to test common issues with Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Office 365. The tool started as Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer, and tests connectivity with Lync and Office 365, and tests for Outlook Anywhere, Exchange Web Services, outbound SMTP, Office 365 Single Sign-On test, and support for 10 additional languages. (May 1)
 
PST CapturePST Capture 2.0 is used to discover and import Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) File Format files into Exchange Server and Exchange Online. PST Capture helps an organization that wishes to gain more control over their email data repositories by placing them into Exchange. From Microsoft. Now supports Exchange 2013. (Feb 25)
 
Create Shared Mailboxes with GUI-based ToolMicrosoft created a GUI-based tool for Office 365 administrators to use to create and configure a shared mailbox, and then assign permissions to a security group so members can open the shared mailbox and send messages from it. (Jun 12)
 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is available. (May 11)
 
Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2655203)Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 resolves a number of issues. (Apr 19)
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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. (Sep 4)
 
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)
 
RedemptionUpdate added support for Outlook 2013. Version 5.5 (May 1)
 
OutlookSpyThis update adds full support for the final version of Outlook 2007. It has a new hex viewer and editor for the binary (PT_BINARY) MAPI properties, a new script editor ("Script Editor" window and "Script" tab for the IDispatch-derived objects), along with several new symbolic MAPI property tags. Supports Outlook 2013 and Windows 8. (Mar 12)
 
Copy Outlook Journal Entries to OneNoteThe Journal is on life-support in Outlook 2013 and one option for replacing Outlook's Journal is to use OneNote. If you go this route, you can use VBA to copy selected journal entries to OneNote pages. (Aug 25)
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Other Resources

Replace the Google Calendar Sync UtilityThe Google Calendar Sync utility stopped working on August 1 2014. (Aug 25)
 
Moving Outlook to a New ComputerStep by step instructions for upgrading from Outlook 2003 on Windows XP to a new computer and newer version of Outlook. (Apr 17)
 
Messages are stuck in the OutboxThere are several reasons why Microsoft Outlook won’t send mail and before you can fix the problem, you need to identify the cause. (Mar 27)
 
What you need to know about Outlook 2013An introduction to some of the features in Outlook 2013. (Dec 12)
 
Office 365, Office 365, and Office on DemandUnderstanding the different Office 365 product offerings: Office 2013 and hosted services such as Exchange Online. (Dec 12)
 
How Safe is the Reading Pane?How safe is Outlook's reading pane? The fact that there have been no preview pane exploits in more than 10 years shows how safe the preview pane really is. (Dec 5)
 
Command Line Switches for Outlook 2013How to use command line switches to control how Outlook 2013 starts or to create Outlook items. (Nov 7)
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