There are a lot of amazing Microsoft Exchange tools out there, some are well known but others are a little less obvious. I’ve created a list which includes range of Exchange tools for a variety of uses, some are free and some are for purchase.
If you have a product that should be on the list, please add it to the comments for everyone to see!
Helpful Microsoft Exchange Tools
Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant
The first Microsoft Exchange tool is from the Microsoft team. Exchange Server Deployment Assistant is an online tool that produces a custom step-by-step checklist which you can use during a server installation or upgrade.
It begins by asking you questions about your current and desired deployment environment, such as the deployment type (on-premise, cloud, or hybrid), migration questions, desired features/functionality, and other miscellaneous caveats that impact the installation or upgrade.
Crossware Mail Signature
Crossware Mail Signature is an email signature tool made for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and IBM Domino. It allows you to design and centrally manage the email signatures of your entire company from on easy to use database.
Update the email signature of every employee with one click, and give editing rights to only those who need it. Try it for free.
Obviously as the Marketing Manager for Crossware I’m a little biased. But our email signature manager definitely deserves a spot on the list of helpful Microsoft Exchange tools!
Exchange Environment Report
This Microsoft Exchange tool is from Steve Goodman. Exchange Environment Report is a PowerShell script that automatically generates an overview of your Exchange environment. It supports Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 servers and database availability groups.
It reports the number of and details about the servers, mailboxes, roles, and versions. It also gives you useful status on the Database Availability Groups (DAG) and non-DAG databases.
Exchange PST Capture
Exchange PST Capture from Microsoft searches your network for PST files and then imports them to mailboxes in your organisation. It supports both on-premises Exchange Server 2010 and 2013 and Exchange Online.
A situation where you might use this Exchange tool would be during the initial deployment of an Exchange Server, to move local Outlook data files into the Exchange Server.
The final on our list of helpful Microsoft Exchange tools is CalendarPack by Messageware. It adds Outlook-like calendar features to OWA and provides users with the ability to manage rights from within OWA by setting permission levels to allow others to view/edit/manage calendars on their behalf.
It also provides the ability to import national/religious holidays and company events, and gives OWA Light users back missing and critical functionality, such as interactive appointment reminders, advanced searching capabilities, and different calendar views.
Did I miss any?
As I mentioned at the beginning, there are hundreds of amazing Microsoft Exchange tools out there. I’ve tried to select a wide range of tools to help you.
If you know of any helpful Microsoft Exchange tools that deserve a mention, add them in the comments below. I’m looking forward to seeing the products that you suggest.