Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Work with Outlook items while ofline.
▪ Manage download options for slow connections.
▪ Automatically reply to messages.
▪ Work with SharePoint site content.
An active Internet connection is not required to access the information you have stored in
Microsoft Outlook 2013; you can work with messages, appointments, and other Outlook
items while your computer is ofline, by using the Cached Exchange Mode feature. By
using this feature, you can read messages and compose responses ofline; for example, while
you’re on an airplane. When you’re working online but have a slow Internet connection, you
can configure Cached Exchange Mode settings to restrict the amount of information that
is downloaded with each message so that you can dedicate the available bandwidth to the
tasks you most urgently need to complete.
When you travel or will be unavailable to respond to incoming email messages for a period
of time, you can use the Automatic Replies feature to inform message senders of your status
and to set expectations for message response times.
It’s increasingly common for people in geographically disparate locations to work together,
with a collaboration site that provides a central location to store and distribute information
and to manage team processes. Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies provide
a simple and effective way for team members to share information and collaborate on
projects. If your organization uses a SharePoint site to facilitate collaboration among team
members, you can connect Outlook to SharePoint document libraries, lists, and calendars.
Then you can work with the information stored on the SharePoint site from within Outlook,
when you’re online or ofline.