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New Utilities

Auscomp KanBan - Your "Can Do" Task Board for Outlook“Stop Starting and Start Finishing” all those tasks, goals, jobs and to do’s. Auscomp KanBan will help you achieve that by visually display and organize all your Outlook Tasks on a board of neat, color coded cards and columns which you can drag & drop. See at a glance what your workload is. A powerful tick-list then enables each item to be broken down into more manageable sub-tasks, so the job gets done more quickly and efficiently – empowering you to get the jobs done, all from one central place - Outlook (Jun 22)
 
SetDeliveryTime for Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013/2016SetDeliveryTime allows users to set the default value for the "Do not deliver before:" parameter in Outlook. (May 25)
 
Office365 Email ViewerDesigned for Office365 Administrators, provides full access to all Users E-Mails, Calendars, Tasks and Contacts as an Office365 Administrator. Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013 on premise compatible. (May 25)
 
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)
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Updated Utilities

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. Review and merge duplicate Outlook contacts. 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. (Jun 22)
 
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. (Jun 22)
 
Auto-MateAuto-Mate is an Outlook utility that allows you use define rules to move mail from your Inbox (or other folders) based on several criteria, including the age of the message. While Outlook rules only run as messages are downloaded or when you click Run Rules now, Auto-Mate rules run on a schedule, enabling you to apply rules to messages that have been in your Inbox for a given number of hours, days or weeks. Available in Standard or Pro Version. Supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013. Now supports Windows 10 and Outlook 2016 / Office 365. Version 10. (Jun 15)
 
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. Import and export OST and PST files, data from and to Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail and G Suite. Using Enterprise Edition convert and transfer all OST files which are orphaned or connected to Microsoft Outlook. Make your Exchange emails, calendar, contacts accessible through Microsoft Outlook. (Jun 15)
 
Archive Manager Exchange EditionMetalogix Archive Manager for Exchange is email archiving software that simplifies and speeds up the process of archiving and retrieving email allowing them to be recovered with a few simple clicks. Single Instance Storage (SIS) removes duplicates, stores the original email and its attachments onto a cheaper storage unit and leaves an optional link on Exchange. It reduces email storage costs by up to 80% and shrinks backup and recovery times by 50%. FREE trial available. (Jun 8)
 
AdolsignAdolsign creates AD-aware Outlook signature files. Adolsign can scan signature templates in html, rtf or plain text format, replace scan codes with equivalent fields in Active Directory and places processed templates into Outlook's signature directory. It now offers vCard support and multiple signatures via domain group membership specified in the configuration file. It is a command line based utility, making deployment easy via login/startup scripts or software distribution systems. Version 2.6.5 (Jun 5)
 
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)
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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

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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