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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

ParseurEasy-to-use email parser to automatically extract data from your emails. Send the data to Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, or other applications. (Feb 11)
 
OWA ClassifierBoldon James OWA Classifier puts labelling at the heart of data loss prevention by giving users the ability to apply relevant visual labels to Microsoft Outlook Web App email messages and to embed labels within the email metadata. OWA Classifier applies labels to enforce the organisation’s rules on handling and release of email, accurately invoking downstream technologies such as gateway-based encryption or email archiving. (Jan 19)
 
Exchange ClassifierOperating within Microsoft Exchange, in the form of an Exchange Transport Agent, Exchange Classifier enhances endpoint classification solutions by applying policy to every message sent and received within your organisation, internal or external, inbound or outbound - closing the gaps left by boundary-only or outbound-only solutions. Exchange Classifier simplifies collaboration with external partners and other organisations by tailoring safeguarding instructions and automatically mapping the classification labels of your partners into your own classification scheme. (Jan 19)
 
Email ClassifierBoldon James Email Classifier empowers users to assign a value to their Microsoft Outlook messages, by applying a visual and metadata classification label, helping prevent sensitive data being sent to the wrong recipient and improving security awareness. This provides organisations with the ability to not only ensure that they are complying with data protection and industry regulations, but also it adds significant value and boosts the return on investment of other security and data management technologies. (Jan 19)
 
HiriA complete alternative for Microsoft Outlook. Supports calendars, tasks, email and contacts. Hiri uses EWS (Exchange Web Services) to support Exchange/Office 365 properly. (Jan 10)
 
SysTools Office 365 Backup & Restore ToolSysTools Office 365 Backup & Restore software has the ability to download single as well as bulk Office 365 accounts to PST and EML files. A few of the features of the Office 365 Backup and Restore Software: Take complete backup of Office 365 mailbox to PST & EML files. Filters to download selective data from Office 365. Maintains the mailbox folder structure even after the Office 365 backup is complete. (Jan 6)
 
AD HelpDeskManage Active Directory natively from your iPhone or iPad using AD HelpDesk. Available in Free lite version and full featured paid version. (Dec 31)
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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. Try automatic synchronization for 7 days for free. (Feb 16)
 
Apps4Pro Planner Outlook Web Add-inApps4.Pro Planner Outlook Web acts as a central hub to manage all your tasks from different task management systems such as Microsoft Planner, SharePoint, Outlook Tasks and extends Apps4.Pro Planner capabilities to Web, OWA, Mac and Mobile. (Feb 15)
 
ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookReliefJet Essentials for Outlook 4.8.1 includes three new utilities for converting MSG, EML and MBOX files to PST data files. Many utilities provide macro picker making it easier to use the power of macros. New utility "Export Outlook MSG to PST" converts Outlook messages, contacts, appointments, meetings, tasks and other Outlook items from MSG to PST data files. New utility "Convert EML/EMLX to PST for Outlook" works with email messages in EML and Apple EMLX formats, retains folder structures and provides many options. New utility "Convert Emails from MBOX to PST Format" converts email database files from MBOX to PST for Outlook. Supports headers, Gmail labels and more. (Feb 12)
 
Mailbox CentralMailbox Central provides your organization with the unique possibility to implement and ensure a company-wide standard email signature and identity. With Mailbox Central your email will stand-out, while effectively distributing your contact information and corporate brand. Mailbox Central automatically generates an email signature with each individual's contact information, which is inserted into all outgoing emails. Mailbox Central is integrated with Active Directory and receives the contact information directly from it, thus eliminating typos while creating a uniform email signature (Feb 11)
 
VBOffice ReporterVBOffice Reporter is an easy to use tool for data analysis and reporting in Outlook. A single click allows you to see the number of hours planned for meetings the next month, expenses for a specific project in the last month, and many things more. Features include the ability to create reports for all tasks, calendar, and journal items. Create a report with a single click and then sent via e-mail or open it in Excel. Trial available. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016. (Feb 10)
 
IMF TuneThe MS Exchange Intelligent Message Filter is bottled in an interface exposing minimal functionality. WinDeveloper's IMF Tune changes this, rendering it a full featured, commercial grade, anti-spam solution. Insertion of SCLs in email subjects, Rerouting, auto-replies, attachment stripping, detailed logging, archiving, and a lot more. (Feb 10)
 
Merlinia OutbackAn advanced in/out board with Outlook calendar integration giving the receptionists a complete overview of "who's out and who's back", both now and in the near future. Request-and-respond facility improvements:better display of who are currently considered to be potential responders; use of "standard locations" to determine which request type (alarm) a user is registered to; ability to send an SMS to a potential responder when an alarm is activated (Feb 10)
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Also New

Calendars aren’t printing in colorHow to fix: Outlook stopped printing calendars in color. (Feb 19)
 
The primary account cannot be removed from OutlookWhen you have multiple Exchange accounts in your profile, you can't remove the "primary" account added unless you remove all accounts. This is by design but a simple registry edit will allow you to remove the first (primary) Exchange account in your profile without removing the other accounts. (Feb 14)
 
Filter the To-Do list to show only TasksIf you don't like that the To-Do folder shows flagged messages and would like to delete the To-Do list or set the Tasks folder to open by default, you can create a custom view that hides the flagged messages. (Feb 12)
 
Outlook Tasks are missing from the To-Do ListTasks disappeared in the To-Do Bar and To-Do List after installing the January 2018 Outlook update when using a group by date view. (Jan 29)
 
Outlook automatically opens when the computer bootsWindows 10 has a new feature: reopen all applications that were open when Windows was shut down. (Jan 29)
 
Attachments are deleted from plain text messages after the January 9 2018 UpdateThe latest Office 2016 update for Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based version of Office has a bug: attachments are removed when you forward plain text messages. The fix: remove the January 9 2017 update. (Jan 10)
 
BCM Errors after October 2017 Outlook UpdateHow to fix BCM error message: 'Business Contact Manager for Outlook could not complete your last action or action. Please try again' after installing the October 10 2017 security update. (Oct 21)
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Administrator Resources

Outlook Folder Homepages are missingIn the Outlook update released on October 10 2017, the Folder Homepages setting was deprecated and removed to close a security vulnerability. Removing the folder home page capability "broke" a lot of applications; this can be fixed by setting a registry key. (Oct 23)
 
Custom Form Security ChangesIn the September 12 2017 security update, Microsoft disabled custom form script functionality. Forms with code behind them generate this error message: To help prevent malicious code from running, one or more objects in this form were not loaded. For more information, contact your administrator. If you need scripts enabled, you'll need to set two keys, one to enable scripting and a second one with the message class name of each form that has code behind it. (Oct 23)
 
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)
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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

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. (Feb 17)
 
Syncing Outlook with an Android smartphoneHow to sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with an Android smartphone or tablet. (Feb 14)
 
Outlook's Signature button doesn't workAfter installing Outlook 2016's January 2018 update, some users are unable to edit signatures. Microsoft has identified the cause as having the Windows app store version installed as well as a "normal" version. (Feb 14)
 
Outlook tips & tricks (Microsoft) Quick tips for Outlook from Microsoft's Office Training Center. Also includes sections for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. (Oct 23)
 
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. (Oct 22)
 
Ignite 2017 Sessions: Outlook & ExchangeLinks to some of the sessions recorded at Ignite 2017 that pertain to Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server, including Office 365. (Oct 20)
 
Fixes or workarounds for Office issuesIssues affecting Office application on Mac and Windows that Microsoft is tracking. (May 28)

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