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New Utilities

Mergix Duplicate Contact RemoverThe free duplicate contacts removal service for Outlook Exchange, Office 365 Mail, iCloud and other contacts sources. A time-saving solution to clean up large contact lists and Address Books automatically. The simple cloud-based app will scan and compare contact data across the selected email services (Microsoft Outlook with Exchange accounts, Office 365 Mail, iCloud, Gmail, Outlook.com, Hotmail) and find all duplicated contacts. The web app is compatible with all Windows PCs and Macs, iOS, Android smartphones and tablets. (May 19)
 
MessageFiler for OutlookMessageFiler helps you to quickly file and triage your emails so you can "Rock Your Inbox". File, flag, and categorize your email. Filing is just a click or two away with the ability to manage lists of your most frequently used folders and categories. With MessageFiler you can File emails to any "folder-as-you-type". Add frequently filed-to folders to your Favorite Folders list. Use Suggested folders for filing based on previous filing actions by sender and subject. Create QuickFilers for one-click execution of file-to-folder, flag and category combinations. Easily set flags and categories, including the full set of flagging options that aren't available Outlook Online or Outlook.com (May 13)
 
FastTrack Outlook SignaturesUsing FastTrack Outlook Signatures, you can deploy automated signatures to all your clients. The signatures are designed in a program very similar to Word, which makes it really easy to keep all your clients signatures appear consistent and professional. Use any Active Directory (or Azure AD or Office 365) attribute, including photos, in the signatures. (Apr 25)
 
YeswareEmail and presentation tracking, email templates, and Salesforce integration for Outlook 2010, 2013, & 2016 on Windows. (Apr 21)
 
SLIM CompanionSLIM Companion is a browser-based tool that mimics SharePoint as Windows Explorer. It uses the standard functionality from Outlook to create msg files; when users upload msg files it automatically extracts email metadata and populates the corresponding SharePoint columns. Users can drag emails from Outlook to the desktop and then to SharePoint and the metadata is extracted. SLIM Companion previews msg files in SharePoint without opening Outlook, displaying it in the browser. Attachments can be opened directly without first downloading the msg file in Outlook. SLIM Companion consists of a single 200 kB html file and does not require any software installs on SharePoint or the user's computer. (Apr 18)
 
CI-Mail-PolicyCI-Mail-Policy is a rule-based email action framework which allows you to control email flow and apply policies to messages which pass the Exchange Server. Centrally manage actions such as adding email signatures / disclaimers to emails sent from any devices (including smartphones), sending auto-responders, redirecting messages, rewriting sender's addresses, rejecting or silently deleting messages and many more. Actions can be filtered on Active Directory Groups, OUs and other AD attributes. Free & fully featured trial. (Apr 12)
 
eWay-CRM for OutlookCRM solution for Outlook. Includes advanced workflow features for tasks and project management. eWay-CRM is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 as well as Office 365. (Apr 7)
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Updated Utilities

ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookA large set of useful and easy-to-use tools for every Microsoft Outlook user: Import, export and convert messages using EML, MSG and PST formats; remove, mark and move duplicates; save, add, pack, unpack, zip, unzip attachments, replace attachments with links and backwards; extract e-mail and URL addresses; simplify storage and folder handling; generate numerous reports and statistics and even more tools to increase office and home productivity. New features include: Mail Merge with Attachments, Message Response Time Statistics, Change Contact Fields. Fully compatible with Windows 10 and Outlook 2016. (May 25)
 
CCS Service RequestCCS Service Request provides a central point for tracking and managing service requests for departments such as HR, IT, Facilities, Sales and Marketing. Tickets are submitted from an Outlook form, email or web page. The ticket is routed to the department providing the service. Department staff is assigned the request. Includes full reporting, knowledge base and flexible forms. Easy to install, run. (May 24)
 
TimeCard for OutlookTimeCard for Outlook summarizes and calculates expenses and time worked, based on appointment items in the Outlook calendar. Create reports on behalf of someone else. Tag Outlook or SharePoint calendar appointments with info about customer and project (or about something else). That converts them into time cards, and you can report hours and expenses directly from the calendar. TimeCard Workgroup for Outlook has an option to share and store data in SharePoint instead of a database, and this is the option used by the SharePoint edition too. (May 24)
 
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. Enter code WD9BHK53 during checkout. (May 24)
 
InLoox PM for OutlookInLoox PM for Outlook - your professional solution for efficient project management. Plan, manage, budget and communicate directly in Microsoft Outlook. More than 30.000 users worldwide. Get a head start on realizing everyday projects today with a free 30 day trial. Supported in Microsoft Outlook 2010 (32 & 64-Bit), 2007, and 2003. (May 23)
 
Safe PST BackupFree Outlook backup tool. Back up Email archive, Contacts, Calendar and other folders automatically. Fast incremental backup will be done regardless if Microsoft Outlook is running or not. Schedule Outlook backup or back up PST files manually. Use Enterprise Edition to create fully customizable Outlook and Exchange backup on your corporate network. Monitor and manage the backup process on multiple workstations from one place using Admin tool. Version 2.60 (Apr 21)
 
Duplicate KillerOutlook duplicate remover add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Software to find and remove duplicate contacts, emails, calendar items, tasks and notes automatically. Remove Outlook duplicates. Merge Outlook contacts and other items. Compare, assign category, flag and move duplicates to selected folders. Manage duplicates in any Microsoft Outlook folder, including Microsoft Exchange and Public folders. Preview duplicate search results prior to processing. (Apr 21)
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Also New

Signup to try BCM replacementThe BCM team is currently working on something new that may incorporate some features from Business Contact Manager If you’re interested in getting a chance to try it first, please sign up. (May 9)
 
Outlook Only Starts in Safe Mode?Outlook 2010 will only open in safe mode after installing the December 8 2015 updates. All settings and customizations appear to be reset to their defaults and changes don't stick. This is caused by installing KB3114409. Microsoft removed the update, so users who haven't installed the December updates yet won't be affected. (Dec 10)
 
Embed Images in New Messages using a MacroHow to use a macro to embed images in a new Outlook email message. This is a variation of the macro that inserts attachments. (Dec 10)
 
Update Contacts with a New Company Name and Email AddressIt can be a real hassle to update contacts when a company changes their name and domain. While it's actually really easy to change the company name by using group by company view and dragging contacts to a new group, you can't change the email address field using this method. This version of my super-duper bulk contact code updates the Company name and email domain on contacts. As written, it assumes all contacts from that company use the same exact company name and the new addresses will keep the same alias (part before the @). (Sep 30)
 
Outlook 2016: No BCMBad news for Business Contact Manager users: BCM will not be updated to work with Outlook 2016. Anyone who uses Outlook 2013 and wants to continue using BCM will need to remain on Outlook 2013. This means BCM users should not update to Office 2016 and will need to block the automatic upgrades. (Sep 23)
 
Change Item Count on All Folders in a Data FileUse a macro to change the Outlook option to show either the number of unread messages or the total number of messages in a folder. (Sep 20)
 
Outlook Links Won't Open In Windows 10Users with 32-bit versions of Office 2010, plus Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2003 installed on Windows 10 are unable to open hyperlinks in email after installing Windows 10. In most cases, the user sees a Locate Link Browser window, while one Outlook 2003 user reported that Internet Explorer opened to the site's home page. (Sep 10)
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Administrator Resources

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)
 
Outlook tools: Description of sample tools for managing PST files in your Outlook ProfileIf you are managing users in a company environment, you must occasionally manage .pst files in users' Outlook profiles. This includes, but is not limited to, the following actions: Adding a new or existing .pst to the profile; Removing a .pst file from the profile; Retrieving information about .pst files in the profile. To help automate these three activities, sample tools are available on the Microsoft Download site. (Sep 10)
 
Prepare to update Office 365 ProPlus to the Office 2016 versionPlan how to update their existing Office 365 ProPlus deployments to the Office 2016 version. (TechNet) (Aug 26)
 
Outlook 2016 for Mac Administrator's GuideThe Outlook 2016 for Mac Administrator's Guide is for system implementers, IT managers, system administrators, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining Outlook 2016 for Mac in their organizations. (Jul 9)
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Development Resources

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. Version 5.11 (May 24)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
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Other Resources

Microsoft Office 365 WebinarsAsk questions, learn shortcuts and find out how Office 365 can make you and your team more productive in FREE Microsoft Office 365 training webinars. Live presentation with demos and Q&A. (Apr 7)
 
Outlook Feature Requests on UserVoiceHave an idea on how to make Outlook better? Do you want to make a feature request for any Outlook product? You can do this at Outlook.uservoice.com, for all Outlook products from Outlook desktop version for Windows or Mac to the iOS and Android apps and Outlook.com or Outlook on the web (Office 365's OWA). Microsoft considers the requests that get the most votes, so please search before posting your suggestion. Uservoice is for feature requests only, not product support. (Dec 19)
 
Office 365 Feature Requests on UserVoiceHave an idea on how to make Office 365 business and enterprise services better? This includes the Office online apps, as well as Office 365 features such as Groups, Delve, Skype for Business. Microsoft considers the requests that get the most votes, so please search (then vote) before posting your suggestion. Uservoice is for feature requests only, not product support. (Dec 19)
 
Downgrade Office 2016 to Office 2013Office 365 (consumer or business) subscribers who upgraded to Office 2016 and want to revert to Office 2013 are now able to downgrade to Office 2013. (Oct 29)
 
Special offer for customers with Office 2016 and Office 2013 standalone applicationsOffice 2016 and stand-alone Office 2013 applications (purchased separately and not part of a suite of applications) cannot be installed on the same device. To resolve this issue, you'll need to upgrade your standalone applications to the Office 2016 version of the products. Contact the Microsoft Answer Desk to obtain a free upgrade for qualifying standalone applications. (Oct 2)
 
Office 2016 Quick Start GuidesQuick Start Guides in PDF or Sway format for Outlook 2016 as well as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. (Sep 24)
 
Replace the Google Calendar Sync UtilityThe Google Calendar Sync utility stopped working on August 1 2014. (Aug 25)

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