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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

PythonMailerUse PythonMailer to send recurring and repeat scheduled emails, with a visual calendar interface also available to display an overview of scheduled messages. Emails can be delayed, randomized, and even exported and imported with a .CSV function included in the upgraded versions. A free demo version is available. (Jan 27)
 
Sherpa Altitude IGSherpa Altitude IG uses established practices and policies to automate compliance, legal, HR, records management, and IT policies. Search and discover content on file servers, workstations or Exchange servers. Monitor space on desktop hard drives or network file shares. Evaluate messages based on subject, content, age, and more. Copy or move messages between folders, mailboxes, archives or PST files. Delete or export messages and attachments. Migrate message user data to a mailbox. Supports Exchange mailboxes and archives, PST Files, Network File Shares, Windows desktops, SharePoint, and Office 365. (Jan 26)
 
Trello for OutlookThis tool provides Trello at your fingertips. Outlook is already one of the most important tools in your daily work life and having Trello nearby is just plain efficient and convenient. (Jan 14)
 
Outlook TouchOutlook Touch is a whole new way of interacting with Outlook. An innovative multi-mode UI will speed up the way you process emails and navigate within Outlook. The TouchBall is useful whether you work with a mouse or have touch-enabled hardware. It's always floating above your main Outlook window, positioned where you want it and always ready to be easily accessed. Or drag it and tuck it away in a corner when you don't need it (or turn it off and on via the Ribbon). It's transparent design allows you to view the content of the email behind it or the messages in your folder (Jan 7)
 
Stellar Outlook ManagerWith Stellar Outlook Manager you can back-up your important emails, compact large PST file, identify and remove duplicate emails, get back lost password, repair corrupt PST files and even split large PST files. All these functions can be managed conveniently in just a few clicks through a central console. (Dec 26)
 
Proxy Manager Proxy Manager lets you send emails using any proxy SMTP address from your Exchange account. There are no server components, everything is done on the client side - just install Proxy Manager, and you are ready to go! Select the address to send from and click the Send button. For Outlook 2010 and up. (Dec 26)
 
PermissionMe AD Core HRPermissionMe AD Core HR allows entering credentials and editing just user contact info and distribution groups. Simple editing of one user or bulk update many users at one time. Grid interface allows filtering to create hundreds of views that can be exported to Excel for reporting. Keep employee directory information up to date, simply. (Dec 22)
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Updated Utilities

Time Tracker Outlook Add InThis Outlook add-in makes it possible to record the time spent by the user on processing mail or tasks, and can be exported as report. (Jan 29)
 
TaskCracker for OutlookManage tasks VISUALLY within native Microsoft Outlook interface using intuitive Urgency/Importance matrix. Build the right agenda for the day considering both Urgency and Priority of tasks. Ensure long-term success by singling out Important but not Urgent tasks. Save your time by sorting out not Important tasks to get rid of at all. Powered by Stephen Covey's, Getting Things Done, and Inbox Zero task management methods. (Jan 29)
 
PROMODAG ReportsPROMODAG Reports for Exchange Server provides you with control of your Exchange-based messaging systems. Its comprehensive and versatile range of traffic analysis, message tracking and planning tools simplify and automate the process of managing email usage, ensuring compliance and optimizing the performance of mission-critical email systems. Promodag Reports supports all versions of Exchange server including 2013. Version 9.5. (Jan 27)
 
CodeTwo Email SignaturesCodeTwo Email Signatures is an easy to use signature manager for Outlook, Office 365 and Outlook Web App (OWA). The program will let you create email signatures in HTML, RTF and plain text formats, and deploy them to many users with one click. Thanks to this application, unified and great-looking signatures can be distributed to multiple Microsoft Outlook, OWA and Office 365 users at once. The program is capable of removing old signatures created by users, and defining font-styles in messages. (Jan 23)
 
Outlook 2013 Add-In (To-Do Bar) This To-Bar Bar add-in adds extended appointment calendar to see events for several upcoming days, and enhanced new email notification system to delete/flag incoming emails. (Jan 7)
 
Power Rule ManagerSperry Software's Power Rules Manager, an add-in that allows you to view and edit your rules from a grid window, received a small but significant upgrade: You can now drag and drop Outlook rules right in the grid window for simple control over Outlook rule execution order. And, if you hold down the Shift key while the grid is scrolling as you drag your rules, it goes into "turbo mode" in case you have hundreds (or even thousands) of rules. It also now has several other nice enhancements including support for non-default sets of rules. (Jan 7)
 
DirectifyDirectify gives the typical end user the ability to update their directory information (telephone number, office location etc) using their web browser browser. Object creation as well as updating group membership is possible as well. All LDAP directories are supported. (Dec 17)
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Also New

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)
 
Rename Exchange Mailbox and Account in Outlook 2013How to change an Exchange mailbox account name (the name in the From field when composing a new message) and the Exchange mailbox data file name shown in the navigation pane. (Oct 28)
 
Ignore conversations in OutlookUse Outlook's Ignore command to delete messages in threads or the Move Conversation command to move threads. (Aug 25)
 
Use Outlook's Contacts, not Contact CardsTo open a Contact instead of a Contact Card when you right click on a sender's email address in Outlook 2013, enable the Legacy GAL Dialog. (Aug 25)
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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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