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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

Mail Flow MonitorEveryCloud has launched a Free Mail Flow Monitor, that checks an organizations Email is flowing 24/7 and alerts users to problems. Current services like this cost around $30 Per Month ($360 Per Year) Per Domain. Free for Partner and End Users. (May 11)
 
OnePlaceMail Office Add-inWith the OnePlaceMail Office Add-in users can save email from Outlook for iOS to Sharepoint. (Apr 20)
 
Sumatra Double-Book Script and cmdlet for Exchange ResourcesA 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). (Apr 12)
 
Power Toys for OutlookOutlook plays a vital role in term of office productivity in communication. However, there are some features missing, such as auto-BCC, Gmail Push Notification, and standardized import/export on contacts, calendars and tasks. Power Toys for Outlook is a collection of Outlook add-ins that provides these useful features. Auto BCC for sends blind carbon copy to recipients. Export Outlook Contacts to a single vCard (.vcf) and Excel. Export Outlook Appointments and Tasks to ICAL (.ics). GGNotify enables push notification from Google upon new e-mail arrival. (Mar 23)
 
Stellar Merge PSTUse Stellar Merge PST software to merge or join multiple Outlook PST files into a single file. Merge or join all data items such as Emails, Contacts, Notes, Calendars, Tasks, and Journals without altering the data of the original PST files. Eliminates duplicate data while merging. Removes deleted and junk folders. Supports password-protected Outlook PST files. Free Trial. (Feb 15)
 
Audio for OutlookThis tool provides Audio at your fingertips. It's very easy to include audio: 1) Record, 2) Play - if needed to verify your recording, and 3) Send. The audio file will automatically be added to the mail during send. Outlook is already one of the most important tools in your daily work life and having an Audio option nearby is just plain efficient and convenient. (Feb 7)
 
HC ADSync ToolHC ADSync Tool performs a one-way synchronization of identity data (users, groups,contacts) between an on-premise Active Directory Server and your hosted Exchange AD, providing a single point to create, modify or delete Exchange mailboxes, SharePoint users and service users. (Feb 7)
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Updated 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. 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. (May 11)
 
OLKeeperOLKeeper reliably prevents users from closing their Outlook and thus possibly missing reminders or e-mails. When you click the X button to close Outlook, OLKeeper asks you what to do: minimize, close or cancel. You will never again miss an important appointment or e-mail just because Outlook was accidentally closed or waste your time with unnecessary, long waits during Outlook restarts. Supports Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 (32bit, 64bit) (May 11)
 
4Team Sync2 for OutlookSync Outlook using Sync2 for Microsoft Outlook without a server. Sync Microsoft Outlook with Google Calendar, iPhone and Android phone. Synchronize Microsoft Outlook between multiple PCs using external USB device, shared network folder of FTP. Share Outlook Calendar with Google Calendars. Sync Outlook Calendar, Contacts and Tasks folders. Sync2 can synchronize Outlook when it is closed, so when you open Outlook on other devices your calendar events, tasks and contacts will be up to date. (May 11)
 
4Team SendLaterSendLater is a free Outlook add-in e-mail scheduler with recurring email option. Prepare all your email notifications and reminders in advance and schedule their delivery. Re-send email automatically if a reply is not received. Set up repetitive follow-up emails at comprehensive time intervals. When sending recurrent emails, you can set path to CSV file and load recipients from that CSV file automatically. Send recurrent "Daily" and "Weekly" emails on custom times. Emails will be sent even when Outlook is not running. (Apr 12)
 
Proxy Manager Proxy Manager lets you send emails using any proxy SMTP address from your Exchange account. There are no server components, everything is done on the client side - just install Proxy Manager, and you are ready to go! Select the address to send from and click the Send button. For Outlook 2010 and up. (Apr 4)
 
4Team PST SplitterA free tool to split PST files and archive Microsoft Outlook data automatically even is Microsoft Outlook is closed. Automatically organize Outlook data by splitting a large PST file into smaller files. Split PST files by selected criteria and filters using PST Splitter Pro Edition and move or copy Outlook data. Using PST Splitter files will be archived by schedule regardless of whether Outlook is running or closed. Compatible with Windows 10 and Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002. (Mar 9)
 
4Team vCard WizardvCard Wizard is a simple vCard converter and .vcf converter software. Transfer, and merge your Gmail, Android, iCloud, iPhone/iPad, Microsoft Exchange (Office 365), CSV and Microsoft Outlook contacts to the destination of your choice. Export contacts from iPhone, Android and Microsoft Outlook. If you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android or transfer contacts from Android to iPhone, vCard Wizard is the software to choose. Transfer, import and export Microsoft Outlook Contacts. (Mar 9)
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Also New

Deprecation of RPC over HTTP in Office 365 (and Outlook.com) As 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). (Mar 23)
 
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)
 
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)
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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

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)
 
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)

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