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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

FewClix for OutlookFewClix for Outlook is a productivity add-in for Microsoft Outlook that is integrated inside the mailbox and provides you with the following capabilities: Search, Prioritize, Personalize. Since it is integrated into the Outlook mailbox, FewClix for Outlook displays search results in Outlook's native view. It also indexes email and attachment content, so that you have the added capability to search for emails using these options. (Apr 8)
 
Exselo Desktop Exselo Desktop is a Business Productivity Search tool that helps users with their day-to-day informational and operational needs. Exselo recognizes the challenge to effectively understand and use the vast amount of information available. Exselo Desktop is a modern tool to help you find the information you have in Outlook and your computer to get your job done. Supports Office 2010 and higher, preferably the 32-bit versions. (Apr 8)
 
CompanionLink for MacCompanionLink for Mac keeps Outlook for Mac contacts, calendars, tasks, and categories synchronized with either a Google account, smartphone, or tablet. You can choose your destination in the Settings menu of the software. Two-way direct sync. (Apr 8)
 
Stellar Active Directory ManagerThe Stellar Active Directory Manager is used to manage Active Directory services. It helps you to manage multiple computers, users, and OU in bulk. In addition, you can assign rights, schedule events and tasks, manage accounts and audit policies, and manage security policies and resources on objects. (Apr 3)
 
Altsync Automatically share Microsoft Outlook folders on multiple PCs in an easy way. Share all types of folders (calendars, contacts, emails, journals, notes and tasks). Just add email addresses which should receive the folder and you are all set-up. No extra work is required. (Apr 3)
 
Topalt Emoticons for OutlookTopalt Emoticons for Outlook add-in adds a one click button to your Microsoft Outlook email compose window. Next time you need to say something special or funny, simply open the drop down box and choose the smiley face that helps you get your message across. (Apr 2)
 
Topalt ReportsTopalt Reports allows you to create various Outlook usage reports: Count received emails during certain time frame, Extract email addresses that you have received emails from. Many reports available (sender name, sender email address, sender domain, recipient/to, cc, subject, category, importance, sensitivity). (Mar 29)
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Updated Utilities

Akruto SyncUse Akruto Sync to synchronize your Outlook Contacts and Calendar directly with Windows Phone, iPhone or iPad, and Android. Akruto Sync runs on your computer and makes your computer appear to mobile devices like a reduced functionality Microsoft Exchange server. Just run Akruto Sync on your computer and tell your phone that there is an Exchange Server in your house. Syncs via Wifi. Note: It does not sync Google Calendar and Outlook directly; it syncs Outlook with unlimited devices. (Mar 31)
 
Attachment2FileTopalt Attachment2File is a simple and easy to use tool for extracting attachments in Microsoft Outlook. It removes Outlook attachments (saves them to files) and replace them with links to the files. (Mar 29)
 
vCard ImportExportTopalt vCard ImportExport is simple and easy to use tool for importing and exporting vCard files (*.vcf) to/from Outlook. It can import and export multiple entries vCard files as well as files containing only one entry. Additionally, vCard ImportExport can split/combine multiple vCard files to/from one vCard file even without Outlook installed. You can export vCard files using build-in Microsoft Outlook engine and manage duplicates when importing duplicated contacts. However, unlike generic Outlook import/export it can export and import multiple entries file or import or export all contacts to vCard files at once. (Mar 10)
 
Deduper - Outlook Duplicate RemoverDeduper does exactly as the name suggests, it searches and removes all duplicates - including appointments, contacts, notes, tasks or emails. (Mar 10)
 
LookeenLookeen Desktop Search with an optional Outlook add-in enables Windows users to quickly and easily browse all data in documents, e-mails, attachments, contacts, appointments, tasks and notes. Relevant information is at the user's fingertips within a few seconds, and search results are always up to date with real-time indexing. Advanced search queries and filter options allow users to easily narrow down a search. View & edit documents, reply to or forward emails and more from within Lookeen. Supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and Office 365, and Windows Vista, 7,8, and 10. (Mar 9)
 
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)
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Also New

Categorize Yammer Messages by GroupThe problem: You're receiving email notifications for multiple Yammer groups but it's difficult to know which messages are from the groups that are more important to you. The only clue is the text at the end of the message: "You received this email because you're subscribed to the {group name} group." but you need to view each message to see it. The solution: a macro that gets the group name and uses it for the category. (Mar 9)
 
Scheduling Drafts in OutlookUse a macro and a specially crafted subject line to schedule draft messages to be sent at a specific time. (Mar 9)
 
Transfer Outlook Notes to OneNoteAn Outlook user relies heavily on Outlook’s Notes module but because he needs the notes synced to his phone, he’s decided to use OneNote. His problem: getting hundreds of notes from Outlook into OneNote without a lot of copy and pasting. I'll show you how. (Mar 5)
 
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)
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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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