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New Utilities

4Team Sync2 CloudSynchronizing Outlook data between sources made easy with Sync2 Cloud, powerful Microsoft Outlook synchronization tool. Sync Outlook folders (Calendar, Contacts and Tasks) between single or multiple sources and accounts. Sync Outlook with iCloud, Google, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 accounts. Synchronize Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. (Nov 9)
 
SetAccount for Microsoft Outlook 2016If you have more than one email account collecting email and always want to send replies using the default account, Outlook always uses the receiving account when you reply. You can select the correct sending account when you reply, but it's easy to forget to do this. This utility also fixes the Outlook.com bug where the Outlook.com account is used for all replies. (Nov 8)
 
Notes4EmailNotes4Email lets you pin an Outlook Note to your e-mails. The note is added as attachment so you will benefit from all features of Outlook attachments. (Nov 5)
 
TodoistAccess your to do list, turn emails into tasks, and collaborate on shared projects from within Outlook. Tasks are accessible from smartphones, tablet, web browser, email inbox, and more! Supports subtasks and subprojects. Free and Premium versions available. (Nov 3)
 
Kanban Task Manager Drag and drop tasks between different phases of a project. Color code tasks by project or responsible and drag and drop them between phases using kanban board for Outlook or SharePoint. Also available in a personal kanban board for Outlook, Kanban Task Manager Single. (Nov 3)
 
Wunderlist for Outlook Convert email to Wunderlist tasks or create new tasks using the Wunderlist for Outlook app. Available in the Office store for Outlook.com and Exchange Online subscribers. Works in both Outlook on the web and Outlook 2013 or 2016. (Nov 3)
 
Outlook Voice RecorderUse Outlook Voice Recorder to send a voice message. Easy to use: Click on a button and record an MP3 voice message. You can also optionally convert your voice message to text using Google or Bing Speech to Text services.Perfect for tablets or laptops with small keyboards. (Oct 29)
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Updated Utilities

Kernal for Lotus Notes to OutlookKernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook is an automated email migration tool that specializes in converting multiple number of NSF/Domino Server files to Outlook PST files or to Exchange Server platform, without any hassles. The program uses cutting-edge algorithms to flawlessly migrate data from NSF files to the desired destination with full accuracy and integrity. (Nov 8)
 
NEO ProNEO Pro is an email organizer and search engine for Outlook that indexes emails (including multiple message stores), as they are sent and received, into convenient virtual folders such as Correspondent, Date, Attachment Type and Category for instant access. NEO Pro introduces Conversation View, which allows users to expand the thread in the message list. Includes email notation so that users can add notes to individual messages for future reference. (Nov 5)
 
Track Your Sent for OutlookTrack Your Sent offers 4 ways to track your sent items: Filing, Categories, Calendar, Tasks. Re-attach your category with a reply/forward to the sent item and keep your categories local (and not expose them to the recipient) Define a default action or action(s) for just a single sent item. (Nov 5)
 
4Team Sync2 for OutlookSynchronizing Outlook data between sources made easy with Sync2 Cloud, powerful Microsoft Outlook synchronization tool. Sync Outlook folders (Calendar, Contacts and Tasks) between single or multiple sources and accounts. Sync Outlook with iCloud, Google, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 accounts. Synchronize Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 (Nov 3)
 
SureAlertsCurrent versions of Outlook do not display pop-up meeting reminders in the same way as previous versions did - they no longer display on top of other windows. SureAlerts addresses this problem and displays your reminders in a small window in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, very similar to the way Outlook displays new incoming e-mails. Alerts now display the length of time until your event or is overdue. This matches the information that Outlook displays in its reminders. If the event is in the past, the text is red. Mark a Task or Email Follow-Up item as completed via its alert. (Nov 3)
 
Kernel for Exchange Server Kernel for Exchange Server repairs corrupt Exchange databases, recovers lost, missing, and deleted EDB files with accuracy. This tool scans the entire database in one of the three powerful scanning modes - Automatic Analyze and Recover, Advance Scan and Rebuild Corrupted Database, to ensure recovery. It is capable of recovering permanently deleted emails and user mailboxes. Software can also convert exchange edb files in to outlook pst. Supports Exchange 2016 and Outlook 2016. Trial available. (Oct 20)
 
CodeTwo Office 365 MigrationUse CodeTwo Office 365 Migration to copy mailboxes from Exchange 2007, 2010 and Exchange 2003 directly to Office 365 or Exchange Online. The application does not delete data during its operation, creates detailed log files, and provides real-time information about the migration progress. CodeTwo Office 365 Migration has a 30 day trial. (Oct 7)
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Also New

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)
 
Signup to try BCM replacementThe BCM team is currently working on something new that may incorporate some features from Business Contact Manager If you’re interested in getting a chance to try it first, please sign up. (May 9)
 
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)
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Administrator Resources

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)
 
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)
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Development Resources

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. Version 5.11 (May 24)
 
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)
 
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

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)
 
Microsoft Office 365 WebinarsAsk questions, learn shortcuts and find out how Office 365 can make you and your team more productive in FREE Microsoft Office 365 training webinars. Live presentation with demos and Q&A. (Apr 7)
 
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)

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