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New Utilities

Encryptomatic OpenPGP for OutlookEncryptomatic OpenPGP for Outlook installs easily, and integrates with the Outlook toolbar. Send encrypted and signed emails using the OpenPGP standard. Compatible with GPG and Enigmail. Support for key servers and key revocation. A single signed installer package with MSI available for wider deployment. Key strengths supported up to 4096 bits. For Outlook 2016 through 2007, 64 and 32 bit versions. Free for personal use. (Jan 22)
 
Appointment ReminderAppointment Reminder is an Outlook Addin that allows you to schedule sms appointment reminders direct from Outlook Calendar. (Jan 4)
 
XE2 MobilityXE2 Mobility provides mobile device users with secure access to shared Microsoft Exchange contacts / calendars / delegated mailboxes. Works with all iOS, Android and BlackBerry (v7) devices. (Nov 19)
 
oConnectoroConnector.com is a connector app for Microsoft Outlook Calendar. This scheduling productivity tool allows you to securely exchange free/busy availability with *external* company contacts and makes scheduling meetings a breeze. Your contacts availability is integrated into the Scheduling Assistant tab of an Outlook meeting request, just like an internal company employee – no more sending back-and-forth availability times by email or referencing some shared calendar. (Nov 18)
 
MailMerge for OutlookPersonalized email marketing enhances your corporate image and reduces the chance that your message will be viewed as spam and deleted unread. Send personalized newsletters to your customers. Send invitations/cards to friends and customers with their names right on them. Send personalized thank-you e-mails to your staff or team members. Using existing address source from Outlook contacts and distribution list (group). Send on behalf of any account in your Outlook. No dependent components, small in size, quick to download (Oct 30)
 
TimeflexTimeFlex for Exchange brings Exchange calendaring into the 21st century with seamless access from any platform. TimeFleX goes well above and beyond the basic features and functionalities that are provided in Outlook calendars, making your organization’s users more productive, efficient and responsive. (Oct 30)
 
MailNotes for OutlookWrite down thoughts, phone conversations, status and reminders beside the email you are reading in Outlook. View, modify and print the notes anytime later. MailNotes is NON-DESTRUCTIVE! The original email remains unchanged. Notes are safe from data loss. MailNotes saves the notes in the main Outlook data file... so that they are automatically backed up when you backup Outlook data files. Very small in size, quick to download. Supported Outlook Versions: Outlook 2007 and newer versions. (Oct 30)
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Updated Utilities

FileChimpFile emails from Outlook into project or client folders automatically. Match email addresses, project numbers, client names or references to a folder name located anywhere on your network. Watch as the bulk of your emails are automatically filed (ZERO clicks!) and finish the task with manual filing for emails that do not fall within the scope of a project or client folder. Organize filed emails into relevant sub-folders within your mailbox and auto purge dated email over time. Supports Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016 (Feb 2)
 
AgendaXGives managers, secretaries and co-workers an instant, web-based view of where people are, what they are doing, and when they are next available. AgendaX will seamlessly manage multiple time zones and allow global views of staff availability and resource allocation. AgendaX incorporates many features that allow you to take advantage of Outlook calendaring, Active Directory attributes and web views to give you the ultimate corporate resource portal. No client installation necessary and nothing is installed on Exchange Server. Supports all Exchange Server versions. New Version 6 available now! (Jan 26)
 
Priasoft Migration Suite for ExchangePMSE 6.5 is our latest stand-alone solution that has been built on over 15 years of Exchange experience and assisting businesses with navigating the complexity of a migration. We remain focused on delivering the industry’s most flexible and highest performing solution for businesses of all sizes. The software comes easy-to-deploy and use, even if it is your first migration. In this release you can migrate from Exchange 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013 directly to Exchange 2013, 2016, or Office 365 (Cross-forest). (Jan 14)
 
FewClix for OutlookFind ANY email in your mailbox in SECONDS with FewClix, a FREE search and productivity Add-In that is integrated inside the Outlook mailbox. FewClix has a simple, user-friendly interface and helps you narrow down your search results to locate the one message that you need, with just a couple of clicks. No more wading through hundreds of vague search results or building complex search queries to find what you need. This easy-to-use, ultra-fast inbox search is yours, for FREE! (Jan 14)
 
PermissionMe AD Core HRALLOW HR AND NON-ADMINS TO UPDATE ACTIVE DIRECTORY EMPLOYEE CONTACT AND DISTRIBUTION LIST INFO, SIMPLY. Simple interface to maintain Active Directory User information, with individual and bulk update capabilities. Allows non-admins to maintain Distribution Group membership only. Enter elevate credentials that are stored securely without having to maintain delegation within Active Directory. Update all contact information including Employee Photos. (Jan 14)
 
PermissionMe ADUC Core AdminPermissionMe ADUC Core Admin is a feature rich, simple to use, Active Directory Users, Computers and Groups Management Tool. Fast Bulk Updates to many users at once – Unlock, disable, reset password, change address, move users to new OUs, add to a group and more. Quickly identify and fix group membership issues. View group membership in grid by Manager, Department, Title and see anomalies in group membership that might be inappropriate. Find and update missing or inaccurate user contact information, upload photos and more. (Jan 14)
 
Sync2 for OutlookSync2 is a tool to synchronize Outlook with Google, on several PCs, tablets or smartphones. Sync Outlook folders, email, calendar, contacts, tasks and etc. between multiple PCs without a server. Sync Outlook Calendar, Contacts and Tasks with Google, smartphones and tablets. Two way sync ensures that all changes made on any of the devices, will be moved to others. Latest version of Sync2 comes with full Outlook 2016 support and important fixes related to synchronization of large number of contacts. Version 2.64.2674 (Jan 4)
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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

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)
 
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)

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