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New Utilities

OST2Free OST to PST Converter. Convert OST to PST, even if files are inaccessible. Using Enterprise Edition convert OST files which are linked or unlinked to Microsoft Outlook. Use OST2 to transfer data from Exchange to Microsoft Outlook, make your Exchange account emails, calendar, contacts and other items accessible through Outlook. To prevent Offline Storage .ost file's data loss, back up data as a PST file. Supports 2013 and older OST files. (Oct 2)
 
Time Spent Outlook Add InThis Outlook add-in makes it possible to record the time spent by the user on processing mail or tasks, and can be exported as report. (Oct 1)
 
Kernel for OLM to PSTThere are circumstances when you require moving into Windows Outlook platform from Outlook for Mac 2011 environment. Kernel for OLM to PST provides a right solution to import Outlook for Mac data into MS Outlook by converting the mailbox. It has got “Find” feature to indicate the search criteria to locate an OLM file plus it retains the integrity of email data even after email migration. Also, the tool allows its user to save the items recovered from OLM file in PST, EML and MSG format. (Sep 30)
 
Aid4Mail MBOX ConverterUse the Aid4Mail MBOX Converter to convert MBOX, Thunderbird, or Eudora to EML files. It will also convert between Mac or UNIX and Windows MBOX. EML files can be opened by Outlook 2007 and up, Windows Mail, or Live Mail. Free. Converts email only. (Sep 23)
 
ReliefJet Quicks for OutlookReliefJet Quicks for Outlook is a bundle of handy add-ins for every Outlook user. These add-ins significantly increase Outlook user's productivity by automating routine tasks, preventing user from typical mistakes and tweaking Outlook to make it more friendly and functional. Currently the bundle contains the following products: Quick Tweaks, Quick Warnings, Quick Folders, Quick Text, Quick Notes and Quick Reports. (Sep 19)
 
Outlook Meeting Tools Outlook Meeting Tools enables you to handle the tedious and time consuming tasks easier and faster. Features: Correct view of the actual participant response status. Quick selection of receivers for follow-up mail. Quick selection of persons for participant list. Create questions for the participants - complete view each response. Free 30 days trial (Aug 17)
 
OutlookFinderOutlookFinder is a search add in for Outlook. It will find all of your email, addresses, attachments, desktop files in seconds... Just enter your search and press enter. Replaces Outlook built-in search. Searches all your PSTs at once. Search Desktop and Mailbox. (Aug 7)
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Updated Utilities

TransVault InsightTransVault Insight helps you profile PST contents according to age, size, attachment type and many other criteria, generating detailed management reports that illustrate the risk and storage burden PST files represent to your company. (Oct 9)
 
Add2Exchange Enterprise Contacts with GAL SyncAdd2Exchange Enterprise Contacts with GAL Sync syncs Exchange global address list to users so they have a local copy of your corporate address book contacts and on smartphones and mobile devices. Global Address List synchronization allows you to treat the GAL as the 'source' public folder of a relationship to be synchronized one way with one or more users' mailbox folders. Supports small attached photos and Outlook fields which are not in the GAL. Sync 1-way, not bi-directional. Can sync Calendars, Tasks, Posts, Notes, and builds relationships with the Relationship Group Manager. 21 day trial. (Sep 30)
 
Sync2 for OutlookSync2 is a Microsoft Outlook sync tool for those who want to have their Outlook synchronized with Google, on several PCs, tablets or smartphones. With Sync2 it is possible to 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 improved automatic Contact and Calendar folder backup and instant synchronization of changes made on Outlook folders. (Sep 4)
 
Lepide Exchange ReporterLepide Exchange Reporter is a comprehensive solution to track analyze and report Exchange servers traffic. For effective analysis of organizational email system usage, it generates over 80+ detailed reports on Email flow, Mailbox folders and Outlook Web Access. (Aug 22)
 
SmartTools LockOutlookUse LockOutlook to lock Outlook or specific folders so others can't view your mailbox. Lock Outlook manually as needed or configure it to lock Outlook automatically. Works with Outlook 2002-2013, 32- and 64-bit supported. (Site is in German.) (Aug 22)
 
ScheduledSend Use ScheduledSend for Outlook to send emails on a schedule. It is a great tool for sending reminders about upcoming anniversaries, birthdays, meetings or other events. Or use it to send a greeting email for such event. Use recurrence option for recurring schedule. Easy preview scheduled emails in a convenient list. (Aug 15)
 
Xobni for Outlook: Infinity EditionXobni is the free Outlook plugin that saves you time finding email, conversations, contact info, and attachments. Get lightning-fast search and learn more about the people in Outlook through information drawn from around the web. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce, Hoover's info, and more-all right inside Outlook. (Aug 7)
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Also New

Ignore conversations in OutlookUse Outlook's Ignore command to delete messages in threads or the Move Conversation command to move threads. (Aug 25)
 
Use Outlook's Contacts, not Contact CardsTo open a Contact instead of a Contact Card when you right click on a sender's email address in Outlook 2013, enable the Legacy GAL Dialog. (Aug 25)
 
Outlook 2013 Favorites: Folder Order Frequently ChangesFolders on Outlook 2013's Favorites list change positions when Outlook is restarted. (Aug 25)
 
Mapping a Contact Address or Meeting LocationUse multiple mapping services to map Outlook contacts and meeting locations and get directions to multiple addresses using a macro. (Jul 29)
 
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)
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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

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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