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New Utilities

Mail MinderHave you ever sent an email that you wish you hadn't? The Mail Minder Add-In solves several problems related to sending email. It looks at each email before it is sent and applies the following solutions: With Delay Send the mail will be delayed by the number of minutes you specify in your settings. SafeBcc will split the BCC list into individual emails before sending. Safe Reply warns you if you are about to Reply All to an email that you were BCC'd on. This keeps your identity safe from other recipients of the email. (Jul 29)
 
SyncPlus RedactSyncPlus Redact protects company reputation by identifying and reducing incidents of data ex-filtration via ActiveSync. SyncPlus Redact detects sensitive information such as credit card information, and government identification numbers, and can be customized to detect other sensitive data. SyncPlus Redact “redacts” sensitive content in emails by blocking the specific sensitive content, or blocking the affected area where the sensitive content exists, or blocking the entire message. NEW: SyncPlus Redact can now report on incidents of synchronization of sensitive content, not only in email messages, but also calendar, contacts, and notes. (Jul 24)
 
SyncPlus RevealSyncPlus Reveal will show mobile users important properties of messages that the ActiveSync client may not show. Mobile clients may not show the sensitivity of the mail message (e.g. personal, private, and confidential), the classification of the mail message (e.g. official, top secret), the importance of the mail message (e.g. high, low), whether a delivery receipt or read receipt was requested, and more. How would your user’s handling of the mail message be affected by the sensitivity? Some properties could be unwittingly forwarded on to the next user. (Jul 24)
 
ControlPlus TimeLockAre your employees working late, and you need to restrict that due to company or governmental policies? ControlPlus TimeLock enforces time-based access rules to Exchange Server, enforcing corporate policies around access to company resources outside business hours. (Jul 24)
 
Active Directory change trackingActive Directory change auditing solution. A Windows Service that stores selected AD change events from the Security log of all Domain Controllers to an SQL database. (Jul 21)
 
Exclaimer Cloud With Exclaimer Cloud - Signatures for Office 365, all email is guaranteed to get a full, dynamic and professional email signature when sent from any device, including Macs and mobiles. It also allows for easy management of specific email signature elements including social media icons, promotional banners and legal disclaimers from one intuitive web portal. Sign up for a free 14 day trial today. (Jul 16)
 
Outlook 2013 Backup Add-InOutlook 2013 Backup Add-in works with Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010. You can choose which pst files you want to backup. A configuration window is added to outlook to set the backup interval and destination directory. When outlook is closed, the program checks the last backup date and triggers the copy process if necessary. (Jun 30)
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Updated Utilities

MailXaminerThe forensics email analysis tool MailXaminer emerges as a great standalone utility that assists techies to examine and extract evidence from both web-based as well as desktop-based email clients. With the versatile features of Mailxaminer, investigators can carve all the related evidence and create a comprehensive report of the case. (Jul 29)
 
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)
 
itrezzo Unified Contact ManagerSync contacts between the global address list and Outlook Contacts to access on smartphones and tablets. Unify data from multiple sources in the address books of employees mobile devices. Supports Exchange server, Office 365, and Azure AD. (Jul 27)
 
AdaxesAdaxes is a solution for Active Directory management and automation that also allows to control and enhance Office 365 workflow, i.e. automate licenses assignment and revoking procedures, execute rule-based user updates, manage Exchange Online mailboxes, etc. — all that from a single web interface. (Jul 22)
 
ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookThe updated version of ReliefJet Essentials for Outlook adds many new features including importing, exporting, and converting auto-complete lists. All utilities can be integrated with Outlook Rules. A command line tool for Outlook professionals and administrators is also provided. More than 70 tools and utilities are included. New utilities and features as well as performance enhancements. Improved compatibility with Outlook 2013, Office 365, and Windows 8.1. (Apr 30)
 
OnePlaceMailOutlook to SharePoint Integration is possible by simply dragging and dropping emails or attachments directly to SharePoint. Email Attributes are automatically captured (To, Cc, Date Received, Date Sent, Category and others). Version 7. (Apr 22)
 
Sync2 for OutlookSync2 is a Microsoft Outlook sync 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 2.62.2638 (Apr 21)
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Also New

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)
 
Use VBA to Create a List of Exchange GAL MembersQuestion: How do I print a list of everyone in the Exchange Global Address List (GAL)? Solution: Use a macro to create an email message containing the name, alias, email address and phone number of members in an Exchange Global Address List or members of an Exchange Distribution Group. Once in Outlook, the list can be printed or copied to another program (such as Excel or Word.) (Apr 30)
 
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)
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Administrator Resources

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)
 
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)
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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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