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Outlook News, Issues and Articles of Interest

The Future of Exchange Server Public Folders 
This article discusses the future of Exchange Server Public Folders, as at October 2008. Recently Microsoft has restated its position on public folders for its next version of Exchange Server. Although Microsoft has been trying to get IT shops to change users' habits and move content to its SharePoint platform, Public Folders continue to be one of the most popular features in Exchange Server. Read more on-line...

Outlook Tips and Tricks

This tip describes how to configure an Exchange Server Public Folder with an e-mail address so that e-mails can be directed to the folder from anywhere (internal users or external sources like a web site). This includes the instructions on how to configure Exchange so that e-mails received in the folder are opened as IPM.Note (E-Mail) items as opposed to as Post items. Read more on-line...

Outlook and Exchange Server Add-On Products/Services, Tools and Utilities

Using Outlook with Skype and Skylook
If you're a Skype user and maintain your contacts in Outlook, Skylook is the perfect add-in for Outlook. Skylook allows you to make Skype calls directly from your Outlook contacts, and record the conversations, chat and SMS messages automatically. Read more on-line...

Every WebSite (Home) should have one!
Email2DB is an e-mail parser and message processing automation solution. You can use it to parse and extract data from e-mail messages to integrate with your business data and send auto-responses. If you need to process ecommerce orders, support enquiries, web response forms, or any sort of form based message, EMail2DB will save you time and money. Read more on-line...

CRM, Contact Management and Sales Automation

Use Outlook as the Front-End Contact Manager for your Corporate Database
Microsoft’s earlier promotion of Outlook as a “Personal Information Manager” created the impression amongst users that Outlook was only intended to manage one’s personal contacts and was not suited as the basis for a corporate-wide Customer Management System. However when synchronized with a back-end SQL database that the majority off the office-based organization has access to, Outlook can be a powerful tool that satisfies most of the requirements for basic contact management. Read more on-line...

MX-Products - Outlook and Exchange Add-Ons and Utilities

Use MX-Sync to Synchronize Exchange Server Mailbox or Public Folders with your back-end SQL Database
MX-Sync is an Outlook synchronization utility which synchronizes data bi-directionally (i.e. two-ways) between standard Microsoft Exchange Server folders (both Private Mailboxes and Public Folders) and a Microsoft SQL Server database. So you can sync Outlook data to SQL or SQL Server data to Outlook/Exchange Server folders. MX-Sync caters for scenarios where data is being updated in either or both databases. Read more on-line...