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New Utilities

emPass®emPass is an enterprise Active Directory password synchronization tool with full encryption support for security. Passwords are synchronized in real time to one or multiple destination domains. (Nov 17)
 
Active Subscriber 2017Active Subscriber 2017 is an integrated list server for Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016, which provides full list server functionality on top of native Exchange distribution groups. Features include multilingual operation and one-click command emails. One-month free trial available. (Nov 16)
 
CleanOut for OutlookCleanOut is a virtual AI assistant that guides you through your messages, one conversation at-a-time in order of priority, providing you with tools to quickly deal with them making sure nothing 'slips between the cracks'. Through this process, CleanOut is an order-of-magnitude more productive, considerably less stressful and ensures you deal with the most important business first. Available as a Win10 app or Outlook add-in in English, German and Spanish. (Oct 24)
 
COMPANY CONTACTS: OUTLOOKCompany Contacts addin gives you access to a powerful shared address book as a replacement for the Microsoft Exchange 'Global Address List'. Company Contacts makes it possible to create additional address books by just saving Outlook contact items and/or vCard files (.vcf) to a sub folder (the name of each folder is the address book name) in a specified file share. Company Contacts lets you automatically import the global address list to a sub folder of your personal Outlook contacts, making them available on iPhone or Android mobile device. (Oct 23)
 
AdminDroid Office 365 Auditing and Reporting Tool for Exchange OnlineAdminDroid gives you the insights and statistics about the mailbox size, mailbox usage, active & inactive mailboxes, incoming and outgoing mail traffic, spam emails, malware emails, non-owner access, mailbox login etc. Keep your auditing data beyond the retention period defined by Microsoft. The exchange reports provided in this tool helps you to meet security and compliance. You don't need to write your own script using PowerShell cmdlets like Get-MessageTrace and Get-MailboxStatistics. Just download and install this GUI tool. Access 100+ Exchange online auditing reports along with visually appealing dashboards. (Oct 20)
 
MacroView MessageSave, navigate, search and manage emails / documents in SharePoint all directly from Outlook. Integral to Macroview is the ability to drag and drag from anywhere to everywhere using the intuitive folder tree structure. The folder tree contains comprehensive right click menus which can be further extended by using configurable plug-ins and custom add-ins. Free 30 day evaluations. (Oct 20)
 
CB Exchange Server SyncUse CB Exchange Server Sync to synchronize multiple Exchange / Outlook accounts, including emails, tasks, contacts, calendars, folders and more. All of that across multiple Exchange servers, accounts and domains, and within different Exchange / Outlook versions. One or bi-directional, fully customizable. Exchange data are synced to server, not in the client or device. Available in the cloud, on-premises or as a hybrid solution. All synchronized data can be visualized on any client interface, for instance, Thunderbird, Mail OS X, Outlook, Outlook for mobile. 30-days Free Trial available. (Oct 20)
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Updated Utilities

EmailMerge Pro for OutlookCreate and send personalized individually addressed e-mail messages using an easy Wizard in Outlook - plain text, HTML or rich text. Your recipient list can be in Outlook, Exchange Global Address Lists, Excel or Access files. You can use Categories or Distribution Lists to keep mailing lists. You can even defer and batch send your emails to get around ISP restrictions. Outlook based solution for e-mail newsletters, business announcements and sales & marketing emails. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32 and 64bit). (Nov 20)
 
QuickFile for OutlookFile 90% of your emails at the click of a button. Manage your Inbox and Sent Items folders. Move emails out of the Inbox to the correct folder at the click of a button. QuickFile remembers the folders used for each person and presents a short customized list each time. Use the same list to Send&File in one step instead of having to go back to your Sent Items folder. Plus many more email management features such as one-click creation of task/appointments from emails, newsletter processing, deferred non-urgent emails and much more. (Nov 20)
 
EmailNotes for OutlookAdd notes to your email in Outlook with the click of a button. The notes do not change your original emails in anyway so you can safely reply/forward emails with no risk of unintentionally passing on confidential notes. Your folders will display which emails have notes attached for your quick reference. EmailNotes also adds buttons to Outlook so you can send notes with emails when you want to. Notes are saved inside Outlook so they get backed up every time you backup your Outlook data. Free Evaluation Copy Available. Supports Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32 and 64 bit) (Nov 20)
 
Smart Schedules for OutlookCapture YOUR standard work flows by creating templates of entire series of appointments and tasks. Click a button to use the templates to accurately calculate and schedule all your appointments and tasks for a project. See the full picture by viewing all appointments and tasks for a project in one place. Finally when a deadline changes, Easily and Accurately reschedule ALL affected appointments and tasks. This is your complete Outlook based scheduling and project management tool. (Nov 20)
 
eeminders for Outlookeeminders gives you an uncluttered inbox that shows you what you need to work on, in the order that you want to work on them. Defer/snooze emails out of your inbox and have them magically appear back when you actually need them. Get email reminders to follow-up on important emails right in your inbox. Get reminders for non-email actions in your Inbox. Prioritize or schedule your emails in the order that you need to work on them and more... Supports Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32bit and 64bit). Free 30 day trial available (Nov 20)
 
itrezzo Unified Contact Managementitrezzo is an all in one, unified contact management solution for Microsoft Exchange on Premise. By utilizing active sync in Outlook, users are able to sync the GAL, Public Folders, Shared Calendars and more from their company database to all users smartphones at the push of a button. Supports Exchange server, Office 365, and Azure AD. (Nov 17)
 
ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookReliefJet Essentials for Outlook is a set of more than 130 tools for processing email messages, contacts, appointments, meetings, tasks and other Outlook items as well as Exchange Server folders and mailboxes. Command line support provides the ability to use any utility in batches and scripts. The latest version 4.7 introduces three new utilities for exporting and converting Outlook emails to HTML files with attachments, enhances existing utilities and enables working with root folders of mailboxes and PST data files. (Nov 10)
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Also New

BCM Errors after October 2017 Outlook UpdateHow to fix BCM error message: 'Business Contact Manager for Outlook could not complete your last action or action. Please try again' after installing the October 10 2017 security update. (Oct 21)
 
Survey Request for System Admin A student researcher from the University of Maryland is working with the Princeton Computer Science department on a project studying the decision making processes of system administrators for applying software updates. They are trying to reach more System Administrators, as they 150 or more for actionable data points. Are a system admin or know someone who might be interested in participating? (Oct 5)
 
Reminder: RPC over HTTP in Office 365 (and Outlook.com) is endingAs of October 31 2017, Outlook 2007 will no longer work as an Exchange client with Office 365 and Outlook.com as RPC over HTTPS will no longer be supported. Outlook clients on Windows will only be able to connect to Office 365 servers using MAPI over HTTPS protocol. Outlook 2007 users will need to upgrade, use Outlook on the web, or switch to IMAP (which is email only, no calendar & contacts sync). (Sep 21)
 
Outlook.com: Switch Account to Microsoft Exchange NowAnyone who is using Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 to connect to their Outlook.com account who has not removed the Outlook.com EAS account from their profile and added it back using auto account setup, will need to make the change ASAP. EAS accounts have stopped working as Microsoft blocked Outlook desktop as an Exchange Active Sync (EAS) client for Outlook.com users. (Mar 9)
 
Outlook.com Migration StatusI know everyone is anxious for their Outlook.com account to migrate to the new servers on Office 365… because people are always asking me about it. (Sep 22)
 
2016 Office App Awards ContestNominate your favorite Office apps for Microsoft's 2016 Office App Awards for recognition as one of the best of partner add-ins and apps that leverage the Office platform. Nominations are open from June 15th, 2016 thru August 15th, 2016. Winners receive promotion in the Office Store and recognition at Microsoft Ignite. (Jul 6)
 
The Best Outlook Store Add-ins ContestOffice 365 Exchange and Outlook.com users: share your favorite Outlook add-ins (formerly known as Apps). (Jun 23)
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Administrator Resources

Outlook Folder Homepages are missingIn the Outlook update released on October 10 2017, the Folder Homepages setting was deprecated and removed to close a security vulnerability. Removing the folder home page capability "broke" a lot of applications; this can be fixed by setting a registry key. (Oct 23)
 
Custom Form Security ChangesIn the September 12 2017 security update, Microsoft disabled custom form script functionality. Forms with code behind them generate this error message: To help prevent malicious code from running, one or more objects in this form were not loaded. For more information, contact your administrator. If you need scripts enabled, you'll need to set two keys, one to enable scripting and a second one with the message class name of each form that has code behind it. (Oct 23)
 
June 2016 Quarterly Exchange UpdatesThe latest Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013 are available in the Microsoft Download Center. In addition to normal fixes to customer reported issues, these releases also include updated functionality. (Jun 30)
 
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)
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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 7)
 
RedemptionOutlook Redemption works around limitations imposed by the Outlook Security Patch plus provides a number of objects and functions to work with properties and functionality not exposed through the Outlook object model. Redemption supports Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit) (Outlook 97 is not supported by the Safe*Item objects) as well as the standalone version of MAPI (no Outlook installed). (Feb 23)
 
OutlookSpyOutlookSpy is the ultimate Outlook developer tool. New Features: AddedSave and Copy as Text / Copy as Hex toolbar items to the IStream editor and "Edit Binary Property" dialog. Copy between the Hex editor and the Visual Studio binary editor. Added IMAPITable.SortTable popup menu item to all IMAPITable tabs. OutlookSpy supports all versions of Outlook, from 97 to 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit), running on any version of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 10. (Feb 23)
 
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)
 
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)
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Other Resources

Outlook tips & tricks (Microsoft) Quick tips for Outlook from Microsoft's Office Training Center. Also includes sections for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. (Oct 23)
 
Office Quick StartsOffice 365 training videos, covering the Office applications. Also included is a video for managing Office 365 Home and Business accounts. Downloadable guides for the main Office 2016 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint) are available. (Oct 22)
 
Ignite 2017 Sessions: Outlook & ExchangeLinks to some of the sessions recorded at Ignite 2017 that pertain to Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server, including Office 365. (Oct 20)
 
Fixes or workarounds for Office issuesIssues affecting Office application on Mac and Windows that Microsoft is tracking. (May 28)
 
Office 2013 removed from the Office PortalAs of March 1 2017, Office 2013 is no longer available for download in the Office 365 portal or at office.microsoft.com. You will be able to download the setup file using a direct link or the Office 2013 Deployment Tool and we show you how. (Mar 10)
 
Mail from Mac Excel 2016 with Outlook 2016Ron de Bruin has sample workbooks and a add-in for mailing with Excel/Outlook 2016 for Mac. Other Excel 2016 for Mac macro examples on the site. (Oct 4)
 
FREE Microsoft eBooksMicrosoft's Eric Ligman is giving away a bunch of free eBooks, reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources for Microsoft products, including Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server, and more. (Jul 14)

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