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New Utilities

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)
 
SetAccount for Microsoft Outlook 2016If you have more than one email account collecting email and always want to send replies using the default account, Outlook always uses the receiving account when you reply. You can select the correct sending account when you reply, but it's easy to forget to do this. This utility also fixes the Outlook.com bug where the Outlook.com account is used for all replies. (Nov 8)
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Updated Utilities

InLoox PM for OutlookInLoox PM for Outlook - your professional solution for efficient project management. Plan, manage, budget and communicate directly in Microsoft Outlook. More than 30.000 users worldwide. Get a head start on realizing projects today with a free 30 day trial. Supported in Microsoft Outlook 2016 (32 & 64-Bit), 2010, and 2007. (Feb 15)
 
4Team Duplicate KillerOutlook Duplicate Killer is add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Find, merge and remove Outlook duplicates. Compare, assign category, flag and move duplicates to selected folders. Find and remove duplicate contacts, emails, calendar events, tasks and notes automatically. Merge Outlook contacts and other items. Manage duplicates in any Microsoft Outlook folder, including Microsoft Exchange and Public folders. Preview duplicate search results prior to processing. Use with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (Feb 7)
 
4Team SendLaterSendLater is a free Outlook add-in e-mail scheduler with recurring email option. Prepare all your email notifications and reminders, greetings in advance and schedule their delivery. Re-send email automatically if a reply is not received. Use SendLater Pro Edition to set up repetitive follow-up emails at comprehensive time intervals, attach documents to the scheduled delayed e-mail with DocTrack feature. Emails will be sent even when Microsoft Outlook is not running. (Feb 7)
 
4Team OST2Free OST 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. (Feb 7)
 
4Team Outlook Duplicate RemoverDuplicate Remover will find, merge and remove duplicates in 3 steps using simple search wizard. Search duplicate items and merge Outlook duplicates automatically. We create a list of similar contacts for you to review, this way you will not delete sensitive contacts. Remove Outlook Inbox duplicates, duplicate Contacts and Calendar events and Junk contacts. Quickly clean up all your contacts. Automated inbox scanning and duplicates removal. (Jan 31)
 
Vamsoft ORF (Open Replay Filter)ORF integrates with Exchange and the IIS SMTP Service to filter email using domain and URL blacklists (DNSBLs and SURBLs). It also supports Attachment Filtering, with the option to quarantine, reject, or neutralize using attachment replacement; Greylisting (an aggressive, but efficient anti-spam technique); Reverse DNS-based sender validation; Keyword Blacklist (supports regular expressions); HELO Blacklist with standard conformance check; email Character Set Blacklist; Honeypot/Spamtrap support. Supports Exchange 2016. (Jan 12)
 
GFI MailEssentials for ExchangeAnti-spam, disclaimers (with variables), archiving Internet mail, Internet mail usage reports. Includes a POP downloader and personalized server-based autoreplies that can include attachments and tracking numbers. Can archive to an ODBC database. Current version includes Overall improved anti-spam technology, an additional anti-spam engine called SpamRazer along with improved performance and a real-time dashboard. GFI MailEssentials now supports GFI Directory, enabling administrators to manage users just like they would with Active Directory when installed in a DMZ. (Jan 12)
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Also New

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)
 
Embed Images in New Messages using a MacroHow to use a macro to embed images in a new Outlook email message. This is a variation of the macro that inserts attachments. (Dec 10)
 
Update Contacts with a New Company Name and Email AddressIt can be a real hassle to update contacts when a company changes their name and domain. While it's actually really easy to change the company name by using group by company view and dragging contacts to a new group, you can't change the email address field using this method. This version of my super-duper bulk contact code updates the Company name and email domain on contacts. As written, it assumes all contacts from that company use the same exact company name and the new addresses will keep the same alias (part before the @). (Sep 30)
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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

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. Version 5.11 (May 24)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
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Other Resources

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)
 
Downgrade Office 2016 to Office 2013Office 365 (consumer or business) subscribers who upgraded to Office 2016 and want to revert to Office 2013 are now able to downgrade to Office 2013. (Oct 29)
 
Special offer for customers with Office 2016 and Office 2013 standalone applicationsOffice 2016 and stand-alone Office 2013 applications (purchased separately and not part of a suite of applications) cannot be installed on the same device. To resolve this issue, you'll need to upgrade your standalone applications to the Office 2016 version of the products. Contact the Microsoft Answer Desk to obtain a free upgrade for qualifying standalone applications. (Oct 2)

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