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HowTo Downloading Outlook 2013 from Office 365 after March 1, 2017

Download Office buttonSupport for the Office 2013 versions of Office 365 has ended and are no longer being offered for download in the download sections of Office 365 Home and Office 365 for Business.

If you still have it installed, you will receive Security Updates until April 10, 2018.

Upgrading to Office 2016 is highly recommended and also already part of your Office 365 subscription. However, common reasons why you might still need Office/Outlook 2013 are;

When you still need to (re-)install Office 2013 as part of Office 365 for whatever reason, you can still download it by using a direct link or by using the Office 2013 Deployment Tool.

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HowTo Autodiscover: Some quick methods to get it working

Autodiscover.xml buttonThe Autodiscover service is a required service for Outlook-Exchange connectivity since Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2007 but for whatever reason, in some Exchange environments this still hasn’t been implemented correctly.

In some part, this was due to the fact that you could still get basic Outlook-Exchange connectivity by using some legacy Exchange 2003 RPC over HTTP dialog in Outlook. This (unsupported) method now no longer works in Outlook 2016 due to the removal of this legacy dialog since Outlook doesn’t support Exchange 2003 anymore since Outlook 2013.

Unfortunately, this leaves enthusiastic Outlook 2016 users disconnected when Autodiscover hasn’t been provisioned correctly by your company.

This guide contains some reasonably quick and easy and some less elegant methods for end-users but also for Exchange administrators to get your Outlook connected to Exchange again. All discussed solutions are fully supported configurations by Microsoft and do not require any changes to Exchange or the need for a new SSL Certificate.

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HowTo Upgrading to Outlook 2016

Outlook 2016 iconPlanning to upgrade to Outlook 2016? This guide contains a lot of preparation and other information to get yourself ready to ensure a smooth transition

Aside from the preparation steps, this guide informs you about what to expect when you start Outlook 2016 for the first time after you upgraded and how to troubleshoot several issues you may encounter during or after the installation.

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HowTo Slipstream Office 2013 setup with SP1

When you slipstream Service Pack 1 with your Office 2013 installation media, Office 2013 will be directly installed at Service Pack 1 level, saving you the trouble of applying it afterwards. All you need is Office 2013 Service Pack 1 and the installation file or DVD of Office 2013.

Optionally, you can also modify the installation to already accept the EULA, fill out your Product Key and customize some additional settings.

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HowTo Upgrading to Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 iconPlanning to upgrade to Outlook 2013? This guide contains a lot of preparation and other information to get yourself ready before you double click on that setup.exe file.

Aside from the preparation steps, this guide informs you about what to expect when you start Outlook 2013 for the first time after you upgraded and how to troubleshoot several issues you may encounter during or after the installation.

Furthermore, for those of you who need some transition time, you’ll find a Ribbon-Customization-file in this guide to make the Outlook interface look similar to the one found in Outlook 2007.

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HowTo Slipstream Office 2007 setup with SP3

When you slipstream Service Pack 3 with your Office 2007 installation media, Office 2007 will be directly installed at Service Pack 3 level, saving you the trouble of applying it afterwards. All you need is Office 2007 Service Pack 3 and the installation file or CD/DVD of Office 2007.

Optionally, you can also modify the installation to already accept the EULA, fill out your Product Key and customize some additional settings.

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HowTo Deploy Outlook mail profile settings via GPO or script

When an end-user starts Outlook for the first time in a managed environment, he or she usually expects that Outlook is fully configured already and simply opens to the Inbox. Being a good administrator, you obviously want to create this experience for your users as well.

AutoDiscover in Exchange 2007 and later together with Auto Account Setup (or AutoConfigure) in Outlook 2007 and later alleviates some of this pain already by presenting the user with dialogs for which they only have to click Next and Finish or prompt them to supply commonly known information such as their email address and password. Outlook then figures out the technical configuration itself and has the user quickly up and running.

As this still requires end-user interaction, which could lead to confusion or errors, you can take this a step further by deploying Outlook mail profile settings. The Office installation offers various options for this.

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HowTo Slipstream Office 2010 setup with SP2

When you slipstream Service Pack 2 with your Office 2010 installation media, Office 2010 will be directly installed at Service Pack 2 level, saving you the trouble of applying it afterwards. All you need is Office 2010 Service Pack 2 and the installation file or DVD of Office 2010.

Optionally, you can also modify the installation to already accept the EULA, fill out your Product Key and customize some additional settings.

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HowTo Upgrading to Outlook 2010

Planning to upgrade to Outlook 2010? This guide contains a lot of preparation and other information to get yourself ready before you double click on that setup.exe file.

Aside from the preparation steps, this guide informs you about what to expect when you start Outlook 2010 for the first time after you upgraded and how to troubleshoot several issues you may encounter during or after the installation.

Furthermore, for those of you who need some transition time, you’ll find a Ribbon-Customization-file in this guide to make the Outlook interface look similar to the one found in Outlook 2007.

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HowTo Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook

Migrating from Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Office Outlook is a relatively easy process but there are a few things you should be aware of. It also makes a difference if Outlook is installed on the same machine or not.

In addition to mail, this guide will also discuss how you can migrate your Contacts and Calendar.

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