Searching in Outlook has improved greatly over the years as newer versions of the ubiquitous email software have been released. But there’s more to searching than just typing something in the Search Box at the top of your messages list. Use these tips to dive deeper into your Inbox and email folders to quickly find those hard to locate messages. Read more
If you’re planning to move to Office 365, here are some things to consider that’ll help you prepare your business for life in the cloud. Read more
By Susan Carlow
Microsoft Outlook’s auto reply (AKA out of office assistant) is a convenient and easy to use tool that automatically notifies folk who email you when you’re out of the office and may not be able to read or reply to their message for a period of time. It’s particularly useful when you take leave or go on holiday. Read more
If you have Office 365, you’re able to access your emails, calendar and documents from any device as long as you have an internet connection. So, if you travel far or stay close to home over holidays, you can use a laptop, desktop, tablet or phone to access your work files and information. Read more
PROBLEM: wasting time answering emails when you should be working on something else.
SOLUTION: have your Calendar displayed first when you open Outlook. That way you will start the day focusing on what needs to be achieved and won’t be tempted to waste time on emails. Read more
PROBLEM: wasting huge amounts of time collating masses of Yes/No, Accept/Reject type replies to a broadcast email.
SOLUTION: learn how to add voting buttons to a message and let Outlook do the counting for you.
PROBLEM: when an Outlook email alert notifies us of new mail we often read the message and reply to it later. The problem is we’re reading (and thinking about) those messages twice.
SOLUTION: save time by dealing with the email once! To avoid temptation turn the email alert off!
PROBLEM: having to retype text when you have left your CAPS LOCK on?
SOLUTION: quickly change the text typed in capitals back to the proper case without having to retype it.
PROBLEM: Wasting time filling out a new Outlook Contact form for
someone who has just sent you an email message.
SOLUTION: Save the sender’s name and email address in just 3 clicks. Read more
PROBLEM: Needing more screen and less Ribbon (great for tablets).
SOLUTION: Gain more screen “real-estate” by changing your display settings.