Microsoft Outlook is a powerful
personal information manager. It includes an appointment calendar, forms for
entering information about appointments, contacts, and tasks, a journal, and electronic sticky notes. Use
Outlook to keep
track of your appointments and meetings, manage your business and personal
contacts, maintain a to-do list, and keep a record of your activities (files you
work on, phone calls you make, and e-mail you send and receive).
Outlook is also an e-mail
client, which means you can use it to send and receive e-mail. This enhances
Outlook’s value as a personal information manager. Here are some examples that
Outlook to store information about your contacts, including their e-mail
addresses, then use Outlook to
keep in touch with them via e-mail.
Organize a meeting by
finding a time when all your co-workers are available, then send them an
invitation to your meeting. The invitation goes out as e-mail (and if they
accept, Outlook places the meeting on their
appointment calendar for them).
Send a task request to a colleague.
Outlook will let you know (via e-mail) if your colleague accepts the task
and, if so, when he or she completes it.
Outlook's interlocking pieces work together well, and Outlook works well with
the other applications in the Office suite.
Box shots reprinted with permission
from Microsoft Corporation.
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