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New Utilities

MailChimp-SubscribeSubscribe senders to your MailChimp lists as you read your email. Check if sender is subscribed. View the contact details stored in the list. Subscribe the sender to a list. Add contact details as you subscribe. Subscribe any email recipient. MailChimp-Subscribe is a new kind of add-in designed for Office 365. Use it in your browser with Outlook Web App, and on your desktop with Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016. (Oct 2)
Office 365 Endpoint Testing ToolFree utility for testing Office 365 speed and latency. The application will display which GEO data center you are receiving from DNS and then test all known data centers to make sure you are receiving the best recommendation from GEO DNS. If it’s shown that another data center is a better choice, you can then implement any required changes. (Sep 30)
Topalt Sync for Google and iCloudAutomatically synchronize your Outlook calendar and contacts with Google or iCloud. Access Outlook calendar and contacts on your Android phone or iPhone/iPad. (Sep 23)
Topalt Save PDFUse this timesaving add-in to save Outlook emails or any other items to PDF format for easy organization, storage, and access. Save and share Outlook items, preserving all images, graphics, links and more. (Sep 20)
TeamViewer Outlook AppThe TeamViewer app for Outlook allows you to connect directly to others using TeamViewer. You can see if other participants of an email conversation are online in TeamViewer and connect to them right away. For Office 365; works in Outlook desktop and Outlook on the Web. (Sep 17)
EnableDisableExperiencing slow Outlook (or other Office application)? Would you like to speed it up? That is where EnableDisable helps you - enable or disable add-ins for Office with just one mouse click. (Sep 10)
Syncsi PortableSyncsi for Outlook allows synchronizing, share or backup Outlook data in an easy way. Use portable storage devices (USB flash drives, memory cards, external hard disks) to transfer Outlook data. (Sep 10)
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Updated Utilities

PROMODAG ReportsPromodag Reports now supports Office 365, Hybrid and On-Premises environments. It provides you with control of your messaging systems whether it is in the cloud on-premises or hybrid. 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. (Sep 25)
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 4.0 (Sep 20)
Sync2 for OutlookSync2 is a tool to synchronize Outlook with Google, on several PCs, tablets or smartphones. Sync Outlook folders, such as email, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes and journal 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 features an automatic Contact and Calendar folder backup and instant synchronization of changes made on Outlook folders. Version 2.63.2662 (Sep 17)
Vamsoft ORF (Open Replay Filter)ORF integrates with Exchange and the IIS SMTP Service to filter email using domain and URL blacklists (DNSBLs and SURBLs). It also supports Attachment Filtering, with the option to quarantine, reject, or neutralize using attachment replacement; Greylisting (an aggressive, but efficient anti-spam technique); Reverse DNS-based sender validation; Keyword Blacklist (supports regular expressions); HELO Blacklist with standard conformance check; email Character Set Blacklist; Honeypot/Spamtrap support. (Sep 10)
Companionlink for OutlookCompanionLink synchronizes Outlook data with phones and other supported desktop applications and web-based services (like Google). Companionlink supports all versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2013 32-bit and 64-bit, and Windows 10. (Sep 10)
SimpleSYNSimpleSYN provides synchronization of Outlook data on several computers automatically and in real-time. The data synchronization is carried out via network or, in the business version, optionally over the Internet. All e-mails, notes, tasks, appointments, contacts are updated and immediately available on all computers. SimpleSYN is flexible in its setup with the direction and mode of the synchronization (new, changed and deleted items) set individually for each Outlook folder. SimpleSYN Business version can run as a Windows service. Compatible with Windows 10 and Outlook 2016, 2013 (32-/64-Bit) and Outlook 2007. Uses the .NET Framework 4.5. Free trial available. (Aug 4)
Safe PST BackupBackup Outlook PST files automatically using Safe PST Backup, a Free tool to back up and archive email. Create backup of Contacts, Calendar, Tasks or other Microsoft Outlook Personal folders with a few clicks. The backup will be done in the background regardless of whether Outlook is running or not. Safe PST Backup solution uses incremental backup model to back up and transfer only changes made to Outlook items. Schedule and automatically back up Outlook at specified time intervals or back up selected PST files manually. Multi language support. Get more with Enterprise Edition. Version 2.50 (Jul 29)
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Also New

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)
Outlook Error Ox800CCC13 in Windows 10We're seeing a few errors from Outlook users after upgrading to Windows 10, specifically a message reporting problems sending messages. The affected users receive error 0x800CCC13. (Aug 26)
First look: Outlook.com on Office 365Microsoft started moving Outlook.com users to the Office 365 interface earlier this week. Learn about the features and changes you can expect to see when your account is moved. (Jun 5)
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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

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)
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)

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