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As a salesforce.com administrator of an organization that has used
Connect for Outlook within the last three months, we want to notify
you of an important change to the availability and support of the
What is changing?
With the Winter ‘16 release*, we will retire and end
support for Connect for Outlook. After the release, the application
will no longer save your emails or sync your contacts, events, and
tasks between Outlook and Salesforce.
Currently targeted for October 2015; date subject to change
What do we recommend?
We understand that this retirement will cause
some disruption for customers using Connect for Outlook, and we are
here to help. Prior to the Winter ‘16 release, we encourage you to
migrate to Salesforce for Outlook, the application with enhanced
features that brings salesforce.com directly into your Outlook
environment. There is no cost to migrate, and you can learn more about
it in the video here. To get started, please see the Salesforce for
Outlook Quick Start page. In addition, you can find more information
in this Knowledge Article.
Why are we retiring this product?
Salesforce for Outlook supports the
latest versions of Microsoft’s operating systems and Outlook. Moving
forward, we will continue focusing our development efforts on
Salesforce for Outlook.
To understand salesforce.com’s philosophy on retiring functionality,
please see our feature retirement philosophy here.
Where can you go for more information?
If you have any questions,
please reach out to salesforce.com support by logging a ticket on the
Help & Training portal.
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