Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
▪ Inline replies By default, message responses are drafted directly in the Reading Pane
so you don’t have to manage an extra message window. If you prefer to work in a
separate window, you can “pop out” the response draft.
▪ Module preview You can quickly peek at current information in the Calendar, People,
or Tasks module by pointing to the module link or button on the Navigation Bar. You
can pin these module “peeks” to the To-Do Bar.
▪ Multiple-source contact information In the new People Card view, a single contact
record can display contact information about a person from multiple sources,
including Outlook, Microsoft Lync, and social networks such as LinkedIn. You can initiate
many types of interactions with a person directly from the contact card.
▪ Site mailbox connections If your organization uses shared site mailboxes on a
SharePoint 2013 site, you can access messages and documents in site mailboxes of
which you are a member directly from the Outlook Folder Pane.
▪ Exchange ActiveSync support You can connect to email accounts that support
ActiveSync, such as a Windows Live Hotmail or Outlook.com account, without
installing additional software. Then you can synchronize information such as Hotmail tasks
with Outlook so that you can easily work with your business and personal accounts
from one location.
▪ Weather Bar With this fun new addition to Outlook, you can display current weather
conditions in the Calendar module. You can add multiple locations to the Weather
Bar and easily display the current conditions for a location by selecting it from a list.
As is always the case with developing technologies, some features that were available in
previous versions of Outlook are now redundant due to technological or procedural
changes. Of these, features that we have discussed in earlier editions of this topic and
that have been modified include the Notes and Journal features. If you used these
features in previous versions of Outlook, here’s what you need to know:
▪ The Notes and Journal folders are still available in the Folder List, and the Notes
module is available from the Navigation Bar.
▪ Notes and Journal options are not available in the Outlook Options dialog box.
▪ The automatic journaling functionality has been disabled. You can create Journal
entries, but only manually.
▪ You can create new notes, but only with the default color and font settings.