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2003 and Messaging
Much of what we communicate is information about information. We write
messages, memos, and reports and create spreadsheets, presentations, and Web
pages to show others—down the hall or around the world—what we want
them to know about our businesses, products, plans, and people. But evolving
technology in the increasingly connected world has brought about changes that
continue to streamline and expedite the way we view and use information—
and the way we communicate—in our jobs and lives.
Today communication is information; the notes we jot down, the words
we speak, the sketches we draw, and the circles and boxes on a presentation
whiteboard all contribute important data bits to the larger whole. The ability to
capture and save that information in a usable form, and share it instantly with
coworkers or team members, ensures that our best ideas can be preserved and
applied as quickly as possible, which can make a difference in the way we do
business over the long term. Innovation, the sharing of ideas, and the smart use
of technology—all are good things.
This chapter explores the additions and enhancements in Microsoft
Outlook 2003—and there’s a lot of ground to cover. Because communication
and collaboration is one of the focal points of the far-reaching changes in
Microsoft Office 2003, Outlook is the application sporting the most noticeable
modifications. Let’s begin where it’s most apparent: in the user interface.