Add-On Products/Services, Tools and Utilities

Google Apps for Outlook
Google has announced Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a plug-in that syncs Outlook with Apps, much like Outlook syncs with Exchange.Read more on-line...

Organise your Inbox with Xobni for Outlook
Here's an ingenious little utility for Outlook that's worth checking out. And what's more it's free. Given our focus on Contact Management and CRM at OutlookWise and ExchangeWise, the fact that Xobni organises e-mail by person/contact makes it a very noteworthy product. So instead of treating e-mail conversations, contacts, and calendars as separate entities, Xobni weaves them together in a responsive, intuitive interface. Read more on-line...

Access Outlook remotely using LogMeIn 
LogMeIn is a product that can provide an alternative to Outlook Web Access for those Outlook users not using Microsoft Exchange Server, but who want to be able to access their Outlook Contacts, Calendar, etc. from a remote location. Read more on-line...

Find old E-Mails fast using Lookout 
Here's a utility that is indispensable for Outlook users. Called Lookout, it enables you to retrieve e-mails stored in multiple folders, sub-folders and Public Folders, almost instantaneously. And best of all it's free. You couldn't ask for a better price/performance ratio. But get it quickly. The company who developed it was acquired by Microsoft in July 2004, so one can't be sure how long it will remain a free download. Read more on-line...

Hosted Exchange Server / Managed Exchange Services
Many Internet Service Providers (ISP's) and Application Service Providers (ASP's) are now offering Managed Exchange. Simply put, this means that a small business can now utilise the power of Exchange without needing an in-house IT department to manage the Exchange Server for them. We look at the pros and cons of this approach. Read more on-line...

Make Skype calls directly from your Outlook contacts 
A product that is currently revolutionising the telephony industry today is Skype™, which is a free Voice-over-IP service. Skype allows you to make telephone calls to either other Skype users (which are free calls), or to non-Skype users on conventional land-line and mobile telephone numbers using their SkypeOut facility. If you're a Skype user and maintain your contacts in Outlook, either in your Personal Contacts folder or a Public Contacts folder, Look2Skype is the perfect add-in for Outlook. Look2Skype allows you to make Skype calls directly from your Outlook contacts. Read more on-line...

Free Outlook Contact Manager 
ExchangeWise is now offering the Personal Edition of its best-selling Outlook-based CRM and Contact Management program absolutely free! This is normally priced at US $ 99. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so act now to secure your very own copy of MX-Contact at no cost. The Personal Edition is a single user version and utilises a standard Outlook Data/Personal Folders folder (.PST) for data storage. You can use MX-Contact to keep track of your companies/contacts in Outlook, organise your club membership list, manage your customer base, send out newsletters to a mailing list, etc. The possibilities are endless. Download your free version here...

New Versions of MX-Contact
January 26th, 2006: ExchangeWise today announced the release of its SQL Server-based Editions of MX-Contact, its highly successful Outlook-based CRM and Contact Management system. 3 new versions of MX-Contact are now available, namely the SOHO Standard, SOHO Advanced and Enterprise Editions. All 3 have the same Outlook front-end interface as the current Personal/Professional and Workgroup/Corporate Editions of MX-Contact, but store data in a SQL Server database rather than an Outlook Data File (Personal and Professional) or Exchange Server Public Folders (Workgroup and Corporate Editions). Read more on-line...
Outlook Synchronization between Exchange Server and SQL Server using MX-Sync
This article looks at Outlook synchronization between Exchange Server Public Folders and a SQL Server database.
We look at typical scenarios where you might want to synchronize your Outlook data to and from a database like SQL Server, and the associated benefits. We also discuss the pros (and cons) of utilising Outlook as a front-end client versus your SQL application client, as well as the advantages of using SQL Server as a back-end database rather than Exchange Server Public Folders. Read more on-line... 
Using Outlook with Skype and Skylook
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If you're a Skype user and maintain your contacts in Outlook, either in your Personal Contacts folder or a Public Contacts folder, Skylook is the perfect add-in for Outlook. Skylook allows you to make Skype calls directly from your Outlook contacts. Read more on-line...