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  • 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.
  • Microsoft plugs Outlook.com, knocks Google after Sync death notice

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Microsoft yesterday pitched its Outlook.com email service to users of Gmail dismayed by Google's decision to abandon a popular enterprise synchronization service next month for new customers.
  • Microsoft Outlook.Com: a getting-started guide

    Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Hotmail users and newbies are flocking in droves to Outlook.com, Microsoft’s latest Webmail overhaul that will eventually replace Hotmail. Less than 24 hours after Microsoft rolled out Outlook.com, 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.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft Outlook pulls in Facebook status updates

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    You can now check your Facebook status updates and add friends within Microsoft Outlook, thanks to an update to the Outlook Social Connector plugin.
  • Restore Outlook After a Windows 7 Upgrade

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Bilpet, planning a clean upgrade to Windows 7, asked the Answer Line forum how to transfer Outlook 2007 data and settings.
  • BlackBerry Desktop Support for Outlook 2010 Coming in August

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Manager software doesn't currently support Microsoft Outlook 2010, which means many corporate smartphone users are unable to sync e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. between Outlook 2010 and their BlackBerrys via the application.
  • Corporate e-mail in the cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    E-mail is the third rail of enterprise IT operations. You can mess up elsewhere, but bring down people's e-mail and you'll start getting irate calls literally in seconds.
  • MySpace Extends Social Network to Microsoft Outlook

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Now under new management, MySpace is looking to reinvent itself and rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. The once dominant social networking site fell from nearly 70 percent of the social networking market, to only 30 percent in less than a year, and was plummeting on the verge of extinction.
  • Google Docs Now Syncing with Outlook

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    If you use Google Docs and Microsoft Office, you'll appreciate the new Outlook sidebar from Mainsoft. Called Harmony, and currently in beta, the sidebar lets you share, e-mail, download, upload, and edit your Google Docs right from your desktop using Outlook 2007.
  • LinkedIn Lands In Microsoft Outlook

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    The social network for business professionals, LinkedIn, released a beta version of its Microsoft Outlook add-on Wednesday. LinkedIn Outlook Connector allows you to keep up to date with your LinkedIn connections, integrates their contact information into Outlook, and allows you to add new LinkedIn connections right from your desktop.
  • Microsoft rebuffs Twitter protest over Outlook's rendering of HTML e-mails

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    Showing again the power of Twitter for quick social organizing, Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday was forced to defend itself against complaints that its market-leading Outlook e-mail program wreaks havoc on rich-HTML e-mails.
  • Google looks to woo enterprise, sock it to Microsoft

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:16 am

    In another move by Google Inc. to woo enterprises to its hosted software, the company today unveiled Google Apps Synch for Microsoft Outlook.
  • Google unveils plug-in to marry Outlook, Gmail

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    Google Tuesday unveiled synchronization technology that supports Microsoft Outlook as the front end to Gmail, giving users an option to scrap Exchange on the back end while allowing users to keep their familiar desktop client.
  • Microsoft to launch online SharePoint, Exchange on Monday

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    Microsoft may be set to offer some of its hosted business-productivity services earlier than the company expected.
  • ACT revamp focuses on Outlook integration

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 3:49 pm

    Sage Software Tuesday shipped the 11th edition of its customer contact management software, ACT, tightening the product's integration with Microsoft Outlook.
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