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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

Attachment Save for ExchangeAttachment Save for Exchange is a solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, designed for automatic processing of emails and attached files. Use it to save or delete messages and attached files based upon specified criteria directly while messages are sent and received through Exchange server. Using this exchange attachment manager, you can block, remove, or save attachments easily. It provides a system of rules with conditions, actions and exceptions, for processing both incoming and outgoing messages and attached files. Attachment Save for Exchange consists of two components: Management Console and transport agents set on Exchange servers. (Jul 15)
 
Calendar Sync for Outlook and Google Calendar Software to sync Outlook Calendar appointments with Google Calendar events. Allows you to sync one-way with either Outlook or Google as master as well as 2way sync by last changed appointments/events. Option to schedule a sync at regular intervals. (Jul 14)
 
Contacts Sync for Outlook and Google ContactsContacts Sync - Synchronize Outlook Contacts with Gmail - Freeware and Pro version. 2way contacts sync, sync Outlook Categories, pictures, notes, sync by last changed contact, skip Outlook Category, sync Outlook Contacts to 2 Gmail accounts, Preview Sync with option to download entire Outlook/Gmail contact list as single CSV file and more. (Jul 14)
 
NoMoreDupes for OutlookNoMoreDupes for Outlook is a super fast duplicate remover for Outlook. NoMoreDupes detects and removes all duplicated Outlook items both in an Outlook pst file, a public folder or in an Exchange account. With an easy to use interface it shows the found duplicates in a preview for the user to decide which duplicates to remove. The user can set the criteria how a duplicate should be detected. You can either move the duplicated Outlook items to your folder "Deleted Items" or to any other folder you specify. NoMoreDupes uses a special algorithm which detects the Outlook duplicates blazing fast. This Outlook-Add-In works with all versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2010/2013 32bit and 64bit. (Jul 11)
 
Pause OutlookPause Outlook is the ideal solution if you need to concentrate on your work and you don't want to be disturbed by any new e-mails. Similar to InboxPause.com you can switch to your Outlook Pause for a specific time. After this time your Outlook will switch back to the Online mode and new e-mails will come in again. This free Outlook-Add-In works with Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 (32bit and 64bit) (Jul 11)
 
QS DisclaimerQS Disclaimer is an Exchange or IIS SMTP signature and disclaimer management solution for a Windows Server. QS Disclaimer can add disclaimers to mail sent from any client, such as Outlook, Mail, Outlook Web Access, Apple Mail or even handheld devices and Smartphones, as long as the message is sent via Exchange or the SMTP Server. A disclaimer and signature editor is included which lets you add images and HTML to make disclaimers or signatures that stand out. You can also add Active Directory fields to make a signature specific to a user. Disclaimers and signatures can also be controlled by groups of users. A fully featured free trial is available. (Jul 7)
 
Kernel for Outlook DuplicatesFind the duplicates email items of Outlook Mailbox and easily remove, mark or flag them. You can also move duplicate items into subfolder and control on the unnecessary growth of pst file. (Jun 27)
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Updated Utilities

SynchPst for OutlookSynchPst for Outlook synchronizes data between personal folders. Choose either single or multiple folders, with or without subfolders, and synchronize them quickly and efficiently. (Jul 11)
 
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. (Jul 6)
 
Promodag's freeware: StoreLogStoreLog V.4 is a FREEWARE that imports the full content of Exchange message tracking logs from all versions of Exchange into an SQL or an Access database. What's new? It allows you to retrieve message tracking logs from Office 365 so that you can, in a simple way, retain these logs for an indefinite period of time and analyze data in the long run. (Jul 6)
 
Kernel for Exchange Server Quickly recover permanently deleted, compressed and encrypted mailbox data and save the recovered Exchange mailbox items in PST, MSG or EML files as per your requirement. (Jun 27)
 
OnTrack PowerControlsOntrack PowerControls provides IT administrators the ability to search, collect, restore, and export data from Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint environments. In addition to migration support for the latest versions of Exchange and SharePoint, Ontrack PowerControls addresses the legal and technical complexities associated with forensic collections. IT administrators can identify, and collect potentially relevant metadata from live environments, as well as backups. Ontrack PowerControls works directly with your backups and allows you to extract and restore only the items that you need, providing an easier process than maintaining a recovery server. (Jun 26)
 
Kernel for OST to PSTKernel for OST to PST is an advanced solution to deal with OST files that have become inaccessible or unusable due to Exchange server corruption or user account deletion. It effectively repairs OST file and saves its email data to PST format to make it easily accessible and usable with MS Outlook. Individual email items along with their attachments can be saved to PST, DBX, EML, or MSG format. It supports all versions of MS Outlook and MS Exchange for repair and conversion. Free trial version of OST to PST tool is also available. (Jun 26)
 
Kernel Attachment ManagementKernel Attachment Management is an add-in utility that processes and saves attachments of incoming and existing emails as per specified criteria and also leaves a link to the saved location for easy accessibility. Fully functional free trial of the software is also available for the period of 30 days. Product Name: Kernel for Attachment Management (Jun 25)
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Also New

Outlook cannot synchronize subscribed folders in Gmail: Error 0x800CCC0EAs of today (July 15 2014), Gmail turned off basic authentication. Anyone NOT using two step verification is receiving send and receive errors today. You have two choices: enable two step and use app passwords in clients that don’t support pin codes or turn basic auth back on. Two step auth is more secure and is recommended (but it can be annoying). (Jul 15)
 
Convert an Exchange mailbox to a shared mailboxHow to convert an Exchange mailbox to a shared mailbox and remove the license. (Jul 7)
 
Create Birthday Events for Public Folder ContactsHow to use a macro to create recurring birthday events for contacts in shared calendars in Microsoft Outlook. (Jun 26)
 
Automatically Add a Category to Accepted MeetingsUse a run a script rule to add a category to an Outlook meeting when the attendee accepts the invitation. (Jun 26)
 
Outlook Online mode creates an OST fileWhen Outlook is using Online Mode, an OST (offline file) is created. This behavior can be controlled using registry values. (Jun 26)
 
Inserting Outlook 2013 Contact Addresses into EnvelopesWhen you Insert an Outlook Contact's mailing address into a Word document using the Envelope Wizard, the company name may be inserted along with the person's full name. (Jun 26)
 
Run all Outlook Rules on StartupHow to Run Rules Now, using a macro, either at startup or manually. (May 23)
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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

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)
 
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 27)
 
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

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)
 
Outlook Categories, Flags, and IMAP AccountsAlthough the Categorize button is missing from IMAP items and folders in Outlook 2013, you can add them to appointments, tasks, and contacts using keyboard shortcuts or a VBA macro. (Sep 25)
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