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IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Identify new features of Outlook 2013.
▪ Connect to email accounts.
▪ Troubleshoot connection problems.
▪ Work in the Outlook 2013 user interface.
▪ Get help with Outlook 2013.
Bill Gates’s dream of “a computer on every desktop” is becoming more and more of a reality
—many people today work (and play) on computers both at work and at home. However,
the digital world is rapidly expanding beyond that original dream—desktop computers
turned out to be only the beginning. Laptops, netbooks, tablets, slates, and other
portable computers, as well as smartphones such as Windows Phones, iPhones, and Android
phones that run mobile applications are becoming a standard part of the productivity
package. Electronic messaging—whether email, social network updates, instant messages,
or text messages—keeps many of us in contact with colleagues, clients, friends, and family
members for a dizzying portion of each day. For people who are dependent on electronic
communications—and even more so for those who work in enterprises that use Microsoft
Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Lync to manage collaboration—Microsoft Outlook 2013
offers an ideal solution. Outlook 2013 not only provides email functionality, but also
integrates with instant messaging programs and Microsoft SharePoint resources. Outlook
enables you to manage messaging and information—address books, calendars, task lists,
and more—in one attractive interface. More importantly, Outlook makes this information
immediately available to you when and where you need it. From one place, you can quickly
store, organize, manage, and retrieve many types of information.
In an enterprise environment, Outlook interacts with Microsoft server products to provide
unified communications services including real-time presence and status information,
specialized functionality for internal messaging, access to fax messages and voice mail
messages, ofline access to SharePoint site content, and many other useful features.