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New Utilities

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)
 
Email to PDF for OutlookEquip Microsoft Outlook to convert emails and attachments (of 70 file types) to PDF. Combine multiple emails and attachments to generate a single merged PDF file or append to an existing PDF file to maintain a single PDF file or e-book. Forward emails as PDF, convert attachments to PDF in outgoing email or meeting request. Automate Outlook to save incoming emails and attachments to PDF. Use email metadata to name generated PDF files. Make Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016 a PDF authoring app and do more than just email. (Jan 31)
 
ADEtuning for Microsoft Outlook ADEtuning allows users to set the default values for the All day event "Show as" status (Free/Tentative/Busy/Out of office) and the All day event reminder time. This COM Add-in is works with Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013/2016. (Jan 12)
 
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. Sync Outlook with iCloud, Google, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 accounts. Synchronize Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007. (Nov 9)
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Updated Utilities

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)
 
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 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. (Mar 9)
 
ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookReliefJet Essentials for Outlook is a straightforward tool that consists of a large set of useful and easy-to-use tools for every Microsoft Outlook user. The product seamlessly integrates with Outlook and includes Outlook add-in, standalone and Windows command line applications. Utilities can be run in manual and automatic modes as well as on a scheduled basis. This major update includes new utilities and features as well as performance and reliability enhancements. Imports email messages from MBOX files into Outlook/Exchange folders with Internet headers. Converts MBOX files to MSG for EML. (Mar 8)
 
4Team OST2OST to PST Converter. Convert OST to PST file, even if files are inaccessible. Free OST2 lets you convert orphaned OST file to PST, but only up to 5 items in each folder are converted. Using Enterprise Edition convert all OST files which are orphaned or connected to Microsoft Outlook. Make your Exchange emails, calendar, contacts accessible through Microsoft Outlook. To prevent Offline Storage .ost file's data loss, back up data as a PST file. OST2 is a perfect migration tool that can be customized to your needs. (Mar 8)
 
Outlook PasswordOutlook Password allows you to recover Outlook PST files' passwords. These PST (Personal Storage) files may be part of your MS Outlook Profile or just independent files - whatever the case, Outlook Password will recover your password. Outlook Password also recovers e-mail account passwords and server settings saved in MS Outlook records. All Outlook versions are supported: 97 - 2016. Windows 10 Compatible. (Feb 23)
 
Copernic Desktop SearchCopernic Desktop Search (CDS) allows to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on your PC's hard drive. Outlook PST files do not need to be open the profile to be indexed. The application executes sub second searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDFs, multimedia, etc. Supports OneNote document indexation. CDS is available in three versions: Home, Professional and Corporate. (Feb 23)
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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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