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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

CRM for OutlookOutlook CRM is a cloud solution that is built specifically for Outlook. It provides all aspects of a traditional CRM solutions including, accounts, contacts, pipeline, issue tracking, campaigns, reporting, workflow, as well as QuickBooks integration and more! Also, works on MACs, Windows PCs or any Web Browser. (Oct 5)
 
File to PDF for WindowsFile to PDF for Windows equips PDF production feature right in your Windows Explorer. Produce PDF documents from your files, Outlook emails or folder instantly with a single-click without the complexities and time consuming steps with expensive PDF software suite. Exploit your Windows Explorer to combine just about any files to one PDF - all from the ease and comfort of your Windows Explorer. Secure your PDF contents with password, permission limitations and add watermark on your published material to give a professional touch and identify ownership. (Sep 28)
 
DejaDesktop Calendar WallpaperSee today's schedule, this month, contacts and tasks on imprinted on your Desktop Wallpaper. Fully automatic and refreshes every day. Free Monthly Calendar with look ahead months. Data feeds available for Google and Outlook calendars and others. Available for Windows and Mac. Free trial available. Free trial available. (Sep 21)
 
Hitask Project and Task Management SoftwareHitask is a unique project and task manager for teams. It helps to focus on team collaboration, getting tasks done and manage an entire project. Hitask integrates with Outlook calendar which helps with project and task management. (Sep 7)
 
Delay Loading Outlook Add-in ManagerThe Outlook Delayed Loading of Add-ins Manager is an option for enterprises to select specific add-ins that they wish to have load after Outlook has loaded all other add-ins and from 1 to (n) seconds after Outlook has fully loaded. (Aug 31)
 
CodeTwo Out of Office ManagerUse CodeTwo Out of Office Manager to centrally design and deploy professional automatic replies and to eliminate mishaps such as lack of crucial information, users forgetting to turn automatic replies on or off, etc. The application allows you to create unified out-of-office message blueprints for your Exchange organization and furnish them with Active Directory data on the fly. When out-of-office messages are triggered, they contain users' personal data. An ideal solution for HR specialists, team leaders or IT administrators. (Aug 8)
 
SaleHandySaleHandy is a service you can use for mail merges, including the ability schedule follow up emails. Also supports email and document tracking, so you can see who opened the message or document. Works with Outlook and Gmail. (Jul 13)
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Updated Utilities

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. (Oct 18)
 
FewClix for OutlookFind ANY email in your mailbox in SECONDS with FewClix, a FREE search and productivity Add-In that is integrated inside the Outlook mailbox. FewClix has a simple, user-friendly interface and helps you narrow down your search results to locate the one message that you need, with just a couple of clicks. No more wading through hundreds of vague search results or building complex search queries to find what you need. This easy-to-use, ultra-fast inbox search is yours, for FREE! (Oct 12)
 
Sumatra Double-Booking cmdletA solution to the problem of surprise double-booked resources in Exchange / Office 365 in the enterprise. The cmdlet can report double booked meetings, send email notification to each meeting organizer about those upcoming conflicts and ask them to resolve the conflict, remove conflicts by cancelling conflicting meeting occurrences, preferentially keep conflicting bookings for company VIPs, and, receive piped input from other cmdlets (e.g., Get-Mailbox). (Oct 5)
 
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. Quick synchronization cycle is added to synchronization process to ensure all merged data is in sync. Sync Outlook with iCloud, Google, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 accounts. Synchronize Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. Try automatic synchronization for 7 days for free. Sync2 Cloud version number: 1.50 (Oct 2)
 
4Team PST MergerMerge selected folders from PST files, such as, Inboxes, Calendars, Contacts, Journals, Tasks etc. to another PST file. Combine data from files created in different Outlook versions. All your data stored in original PST files will be preserved and merged without making any changes to the original files. Merge, move or copy specified Outlook data from one PST file to a selected PST file without the need to merge all content from both PST files. PST Merger is compatible with the latest Windows 10 and Outlook 2016. (Sep 28)
 
CodeTwo Outlook SyncCodeTwo Outlook Sync allows you to synchronize Outlook between two PCs. Use it to share all Outlook items with your assistant, workmate, secretary or partner. You can also use it to backup Outlook files to another computer. It enables syncing calendars, contacts, tasks, email, documents and many more in a local network. The program is amazingly easy to install and configure. Freeware. (Sep 17)
 
Apps4.Pro PlannerApps4.Pro Planner is an Outlook add-in that works on top of Outlook and makes your life easier with its integration with Planner into Outlook. This add-in uses the Planner Graph API which is currently in beta. Features: Convert email to Planner task, Sync Planner tasks assigned to you with your Outlook tasks / To-Do, Create and assign new tasks, List all Plans and Manage tasks that are assigned to you. Requires subscription for Office 365 Planner. (Sep 17)
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Also New

Survey Request for System Admin A student researcher from the University of Maryland is working with the Princeton Computer Science department on a project studying the decision making processes of system administrators for applying software updates. They are trying to reach more System Administrators, as they 150 or more for actionable data points. Are a system admin or know someone who might be interested in participating? (Oct 5)
 
Reminder: RPC over HTTP in Office 365 (and Outlook.com) is endingAs of October 31 2017, Outlook 2007 will no longer work as an Exchange client with Office 365 and Outlook.com as RPC over HTTPS will no longer be supported. Outlook clients on Windows will only be able to connect to Office 365 servers using MAPI over HTTPS protocol. Outlook 2007 users will need to upgrade, use Outlook on the web, or switch to IMAP (which is email only, no calendar & contacts sync). (Sep 21)
 
Outlook.com: Switch Account to Microsoft Exchange NowAnyone who is using Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 to connect to their Outlook.com account who has not removed the Outlook.com EAS account from their profile and added it back using auto account setup, will need to make the change ASAP. EAS accounts have stopped working as Microsoft blocked Outlook desktop as an Exchange Active Sync (EAS) client for Outlook.com users. (Mar 9)
 
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)
 
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)
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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

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 7)
 
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. Redemption supports Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit) (Outlook 97 is not supported by the Safe*Item objects) as well as the standalone version of MAPI (no Outlook installed). (Feb 23)
 
OutlookSpyOutlookSpy is the ultimate Outlook developer tool. New Features: AddedSave and Copy as Text / Copy as Hex toolbar items to the IStream editor and "Edit Binary Property" dialog. Copy between the Hex editor and the Visual Studio binary editor. Added IMAPITable.SortTable popup menu item to all IMAPITable tabs. OutlookSpy supports all versions of Outlook, from 97 to 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit), running on any version of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 10. (Feb 23)
 
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)
 
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)
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Other Resources

Fixes or workarounds for Office issuesIssues affecting Office application on Mac and Windows that Microsoft is tracking. (May 28)
 
Office 2013 removed from the Office PortalAs of March 1 2017, Office 2013 is no longer available for download in the Office 365 portal or at office.microsoft.com. You will be able to download the setup file using a direct link or the Office 2013 Deployment Tool and we show you how. (Mar 10)
 
Office Quick StartsOffice 365 training videos, covering the Office applications. Also included is a video for managing Office 365 Home and Business accounts. Downloadable guides for the main Office 2016 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint) are available. (Mar 7)
 
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)

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