Microsoft Outlook

  • The story behind Microsoft Outlook's terrible CTRL + F shortcut

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    Wth? Ctrl + F doesn't search Outlook, it forwards an email message
  • Outlook ties in Office Web Apps for document collaboration

    Posted July 2, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    When you collaborate on a presentation over email, there's annoying back-and-forth involved. Outlook's Web app hopes to cut that down.
  • Buggy Microsoft update hamstrings Outlook 2013

    Posted September 11, 2013 - 3:32 pm

    An Office 2013 non-security update, part of yesterday's massive Patch Tuesday, blanks the folder pane in Outlook 2013, the suite's email client, drawing complaints from users.
  • Microsoft to patch dangerous Outlook hack-by-preview bug next week

    Posted September 6, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Microsoft today said it will ship 14 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and SharePoint, its enterprise collaboration platform.
  • Launch of Outlook RT testifies to Microsoft's app troubles

    Posted June 6, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    Microsoft's announcement Wednesday that it will add Outlook to Office on Windows RT says as much about the company's app problem as it does about customers clamoring for a business-grade email client.
  • 10 tips for mastering Microsoft Outlook 2013

    Posted May 13, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    Microsoft's mail and calendar software introduced new features that change the way you can zip through your inbox, calendars and contacts.
  • Five surprisingly great things about Outlook 2013

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 9:54 am

    I've made no secret of my dislike for Microsoft Outlook. In fact, last year I announced my plans to "divorce" Outlook in favor of a smaller, faster mail client.
  • Use Outlook as an automatic time tracking tool

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    This hidden feature in Microsoft Outlook can log your tasks, emails, Office documents usage, and more
  • Microsoft plugs, knocks Google after Sync death notice

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Microsoft yesterday pitched its email service to users of Gmail dismayed by Google's decision to abandon a popular enterprise synchronization service next month for new customers.
  • Security Manager's Journal: Closing off a hole in Outlook

    Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    With Outlook Anywhere, users can download their mail to untrusted PCs and leave sensitive documents behind.
  • Microsoft Outlook.Com: a getting-started guide

    Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Hotmail users and newbies are flocking in droves to, Microsoft’s latest Webmail overhaul that will eventually replace Hotmail. Less than 24 hours after Microsoft rolled out, one million people were already using the service, according to an official tweet from Microsoft. The new Outlook continues Microsoft’s overhaul of all its Web properties to the new touch-centric Metro feel -- the same look that’s coming to the Windows 8 Start Screen and is already on Windows Phone.
  • Three ways to make Outlook easier to live with

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:12 am

    Or: How I learned to stop worrying and tolerate Microsoft's mail client/information manager.
  • How to quit Microsoft Outlook, part III: finding a new home

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    If you've been following along, you know that I'm divorcing Microsoft Outlook and finding a new home for my contacts, calendars, tasks, and email. Before doing so, however, I made sure to back up all my important Outlook data.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013: hands on

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    The preview of Office 2013 was launched today, but I've had a few days to work with the new software. Here are my first impressions of Outlook 2013--the new e-mail, calendar, and contact hub of Microsoft Office.
  • How to quit Microsoft Outlook, part II: back up before you pack up

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Last week I announced my plans to "divorce" Microsoft Outlook, a program I've used for many years to manage my contacts, appointments, notes, and email.
  • How to quit Microsoft Outlook, part I: Why I'm jumping ship

    Posted July 13, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Some users love Outlook, but I can't stand it any longer. Read my farewell note.
  • Review

    Find out what happens to your Outlook emails with Track Your Sent

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:40 am

    The folks at Caelo Software, makers of some excellent tools for organizing your Outlook email, are at it again with Track Your Sent. Unlike the company's NEO Pro, Track Your Sent is not an overall email organizer. Instead, it takes aim at a narrow part of your email experience: the messages you send. Although plenty of email utilities help bring order to your inbox, your sent items folder is often overlooked, left to drown under the weight of its own unorganized mess. Not anymore.
  • Outlook 2010 cheat sheet: Quick reference charts

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    New to Microsoft Outlook 2010? Find your favorite commands from earlier versions of Outlook with these charts.
  • Outlook 2010 cheat sheet

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Whether you're upgrading from Outlook 2007 or an earlier version, we've got the goods on how to find your way around Microsoft Outlook 2010 and make the most of its new features.
  • Review

    Microsoft Outlook Social Connector

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    Email once ruled as the supreme commander of computer-based communications, the fastest and most effective way for people to exchange messages and information. That's no longer the case; for better or worse, social networking services such as Facebook increasingly seem to be supplanting them. The free Microsoft Outlook Social Connector tries to merge the power of social networking with that of email, giving you access to the social networking services Facebook and LinkedIn from right within Outlook. To a large part, it succeeds.
  • Microsoft email programs explained

    Posted July 14, 2011 - 11:28 am

    There are four commonly-used, Windows-based, local email clients from Microsoft -- although only two of them are currently available. Their names are similar enough to invite confusion. To help limit that confusion, here's a run-down on which is which.
  • Microsoft takes second shot at fixing Outlook 2007 bugs

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    Microsoft will take yet another crack this month at fixing a December update for Outlook 2007, the company said last week.
  • Microsoft yanks Outlook 2007 update

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 10:25 am

    Microsoft pulled an update for Outlook 2007 just two days after it was released, citing connection and performance problems for the unusual move.
  • Gmail Delegation: Another reason to ditch outlook

    Posted December 15, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Google has introduced Gmail Delegation, a new feature that allows multiple users to access one Gmail account. Gmail Delegation isn't specifically for business -- families sharing one e-mail account will find it useful -- but its collaborative nature is perfect for companies looking to ditch Microsoft Outlook's glitchy saddlebags and adopt Gmail as their e-mail system.
  • Outlook 2011 tips that owe a debt to Entourage

    Posted November 2, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    Microsoft's Outlook 2011 ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) isn't just the same old Entourage 2008 e-mail program repackaged with a sleek new surface. From consolidated inboxes to Quick Look support, there are just as many improvements under the hood as there are on the surface. But despite the redesign, Microsoft made sure to retain many of the bonuses and shortcuts that made Entourage a power user tool. Here are some favorites you might have missed:
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