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New Utilities

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)
 
janusSEAL for Outlook's SafeDomain ExtensionjanusSEAL for Outlook's SafeDomain Extension provides users with a security policy safety net when sending messages from Microsoft Outlook. Warn when sending sensitive messages to a large number of recipients; Prevent users from sending sensitive messages to a large number of recipients; Remove recipients from sensitive messages; Correct email addresses when the sender accidentally uses a recipient's public email address for a sensitive message when they should have used their private network address. (Apr 7)
 
CoolDraft for Microsoft OutlookCoolDraft is an outlook utility to save Draft messages in the Drafts folder of a shared mailbox. (Mar 11)
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Updated Utilities

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)
 
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)
 
Outlook Google Calendar Sync Outlook Google Calendar Sync is completely free and syncs between any Outlook calendar and a Google calendar of your choice - either in a single direction or two-way. Attendees, reminders, free/busy attributes are all synced, events can be merged with existing if necessary, and even words in calendar subject's can be obfuscated if you have security concerns. Syncs can be configured on an automatic schedule, or simply upon request. It does not need to be installed (can just be unzipped) and works behind web proxies. Supports Outlook 2003 right through to Outlook 2016 64-bit! (Apr 14)
 
vCard WizardvCard Wizard is a simple vCard converter and .vcf converter software that allows you to transfer, import/export and merge your Gmail, Android, iCloud, iPhone/iPad and Microsoft Outlook contacts to the destination of your choice. Export contacts from iPhone, Android and Microsoft Outlook or merge contacts. If you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android or transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, vCard Wizard is the software to choose. Version 4.03 (Apr 4)
 
Outlook Duplicate RemoverDuplicate Remover allows you to find and remove Outlook duplicates and junk contacts in one click. Search duplicate items and merge Outlook duplicates automatically. Remove Outlook duplicates, such as duplicate Email, duplicate Contacts and Calendar events and Junk contacts. It is an automatic software add-in for Microsoft Outlook without any settings to configure. Duplicate Remover is compatible with latest Windows 10 and Outlook 2016 (including Outlook "Click-to-Run" versions) as well as Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007. (Apr 1)
 
Topalt Mail Merge for OutlookQuickly send mass emails while retaining the individuality of each message. The specialized Outlook plugin button acts immediately to display only the individual receiver's name when they get their mail. (Mar 25)
 
Topalt ScheduledSend for OutlookUse ScheduledSend for Outlook to send emails on a schedule. Set a schedule and recurrence as Outlook appointment and send emails on a later date. The add-in adds a separate calendar where all your scheduled emails are displayed in a familiar fashion. (Mar 25)
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Also New

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)
 
Save Messages and Attachments to a New FolderUse a macro to save a message and attachments to a new folder on your hard drive. (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

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)
 
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)
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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)
 
Dual Time Zone & DST Calendar Display BugThere is a limitation in the dual time zone display when daylight time goes into effect. When you use dual time zones in Outlook and the default zone is west of the secondary zone, an extra hour is added to the time scale for the Sunday DST goes into effect. If you view multiple dates and begin with that Sunday, the (incorrect) scale is used so it appears Outlook has the times wrong. Open appointments and reminders will be correct, only the Day and week views are affected. (Mar 13)
 
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)

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