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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

Red Oxygen Office SMS Red Oxygen Office SMS add-in allows you to send text messages from Microsoft Outlook 2013. Messages are sent from Outlook just like emails, but are delivered to phones as text messages. Replies are delivered to your Outlook Inbox as emails (or to your mobile device). Office SMS can scan your Outlook calendar and automatically send appointment reminders and notifications to your cell phone as text messages. Recurring reminders are fully supported. (Apr 17)
SlickSchedule for Outlook 2013SlickSchedule replaces the functionality missing from Outlook 2013 to create new appointments by dragging messages to a date in the To-Do Bar calendar. Click a button in the ribbon and SlickSchedule will create an appointment from an email. (Apr 16)
Office 365Office 365 is cloud-based productivity, hosted by Microsoft. At its heart is Office itself-the familiar, rich Office applications customers use and love - now offered as a cloud service, so it's always up to date. Office 365 is about bringing enterprise-grade services to organizations of all sizes, from online meetings to sharing documents to business-class email. Per user licensing means customers can download and use Office on their favorite devices (online or off), while IT administrators keep control over the organization's workloads from a single, easy to use console. (Mar 18)
DataNumen Outlook Drive RecoveryOutlook Drive Recovery can recover all Outlook data from drives or disks, including mail messages, folders, posts, appointments, meeting requests, contacts, distribution lists, tasks, task requests, journals and notes. All properties, such as subject, to, from, cc, bcc, date, etc., are recovered. Recover Outlook data with password protection, both compressible encryption and high encryption(or best encryption). The Outlook data can be recovered even if you don't have the password. All drives and file systems supported, including hard disks, flash drives, Zip disks, CDROMs, etc., and any file systems, such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, Linux Ext2, Linux Ext3, etc. (Mar 18)
Pop3Connector Pop3Connector is designed to download mails from an unlimited number of POP3 mailboxes and relay them to any SMTP server, for instance Exchange Server, GMail, or any other mail server using the SMTP protocol. Works with any Exchange or SMTP server, allows unlimited users, supports SSL. (Mar 14)
EVO Collaborator for OutlookEVO Collaborator for Outlook: a new CardDAV and CalDAV Outlook add-in which works with both 32- and 64-bit version of Microsoft Outlook from 2007 to 2013. With this Add-in it's possible to sync Outlook address books with CardDAV servers and Outlook calendars and tasks with CalDAV servers. Works with SabreDAV-based WebDAV servers, iCloud and Yahoo and AOL(in read only mode). Sync up to 25 accounts from various CardDAV/CalDAV servers. Fully compatible with Unicode. Map your Microsoft Outlook’s default address book or calendar or task within a CardDAV/CalDAV profile. Download EVO Collaborator for Outlook (Mar 4)
Outlook Notes for EmailThe most common request for Outlook is the ability to add notes to e-mails. Outlook Notes for Email provides the ability to add a native Outlook note to e-mails. For better visibility it also adds an optional yellow category to the message. All Outlook attachment features are available like preview and searching whereby it doesn’t require separate screenspace to display its content. Outlook Notes for Email comes with a 14 days free trial period and is available for all 32 and 64 bit Outlook versions. (Feb 13)
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Updated Utilities

SafeSend Outlook Add-InSafeSend Outlook detects external recipients in outgoing emails and meeting invitations, requests users to confirm external emails recipients, expands Outlook distribution lists. Supports multiple domains within corporate structure and multiple email accounts per user. Allows custom safe-domains. Puts minimum load on your Exchange server. (Mar 31)
Auto-MateAuto-Mate is an Outlook utility that allows you use define rules to move mail from your Inbox (or other folders) based on several criteria, including the age of the message. While Outlook rules only run as messages are downloaded or when you click Run Rules now, Auto-Mate rules run on a schedule, enabling you to apply rules to messages that have been in your Inbox for a given number of hours, days or weeks. Available in Standard or Pro Version. Supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2913. Now available for Outlook 2010/2013 64-bit. (Mar 26)
Exchange CentralExchange Central is an easy and effective group scheduling tool for Outlook users who are organizing employees, meeting rooms, company vehicles or any other type of resources in Outlook. Features include: team oriented views providing the user with an optimal overview of many calendars, the ability to control and manage many calendars in one view, easily book employees and resources and move or copy appointments between calendars with drag and drop functionality. Exchange Central is a professional planning tool for the Outlook user who needs to manage and control many calendars. Exchange Central now supports Office 365 / Exchange Online. (Mar 20)
GFI FAXmakerGFI FAXmaker 2013 makes sending and receiving faxes a simple, efficient, and cost-effective process and allows users to receive and send faxes directly from their email client. Faxes sent/received are also saved in digital format as an email. Supports Exchange server, and POP3/IMAP accounts. GFI FaxMaker 2013 includes configuration options for Office 365 Exchange or Gmail environment. (Mar 20)
Outlook Todo PaneA To-Do Bar for Outlook 2013. Displays multiple calendars and several days of appointments. Select a date in the To-do bar calendar to see the upcoming appointments beginning that day. Drag and drop to create appointments. Display appointments from multiple calendars. (Mar 18)
Duplicate Email RemoverFinds and removes duplicates, even if the messages appear in different folders. Delete, move, or copy duplicates to any folder. Mark duplicate messages with a flag. Search for duplicates in the same folder, or in different ones. Process duplicates in Public folders on the Exchange Server. (Mar 10)
Open Relay Filter (ORF Fusion)ORFEE supports filtering emails on arrival, which allows delivery path analysis, keyword and attachment filtering and Attachment and keyword filtering so you can drop emails with malicious attachments or replace the attachments with a customizable warning text. Both the keyword and the attachment filtering support using Perl-compatible regular expressions and are Unicode-aware. E-mails caught by the On Arrival filtering point can be dropped, redirected or tagged (header or subject). ORFEE includes a built-in log viewer which allows easy browsing, searching and filtering the logs. Exchange 2013 supported. (Mar 5)
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Also New

Backup Calendar, Contacts, Tasks in an IMAP data fileOutlook 2013 allows users to set the IMAP data files as the default data file. As a result, appointments, contacts, tasks, and notes are stored in the IMAP data file. You should export the 'this computer only' folders daily or weekly to create a backup copy, depending on how often they change because you risk losing data if you delete the account from Outlook. to make it easier, you can use a macro to copy the folders to a backup pst. (Apr 3)
Delete older messages when a new message arrivesThis run a script sample is perfect to use with status reports and similar messages where you really only need to keep the most recent copy. For it to work, the messages need to have the same subject line (and the subject should be unique, because all messages matching the condition will be deleted.) (Apr 3)
Convert RTF Messages to Plain Text FormatUse a simple macro to convert RTF formatted messages to plain text format and reduce your risk to the new RTF exploit. (Mar 27)
Display the Recipient Email Address in the Sent Items folderUse a macro to create a field in Outlook's Sent Items folder that displays the email addresses the message was sent to. (Feb 8)
Use a Macro to Move Aged Email in OutlookHow to use a macro to move older email, meeting requests and responses, and other Outlook items to another folder. (Feb 4)
What to backup in Outlook 2013Learn what files you should back, which ones don't need to be backed up, and where to find them. (Jan 16)
Outlook 2013's Reading pane headerGreat news for users who hate the huge header at the top of messages in Outlook 2013's reading pane: the November 2013 updates for Outlook 2013 adds the ability to minimize the header block. It's not super tiny, but it is about 50 pixels smaller and is easily expanded or reduced. (Jan 16)
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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. (Mar 27)
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)
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 30)
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)
Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012Now available, Office 2013 Developer Tools. (Mar 5)
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Other Resources

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)
Outlook Categories, Flags, and IMAP AccountsAlthough the Categorize button is missing from IMAP items and folders in Outlook 2013, you can add them to appointments, tasks, and contacts using keyboard shortcuts or a VBA macro. (Sep 25)
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