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Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as part of the Office suite. Although Outlook is mainly used as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, and contact manager. Outlook has a web version at https://outlook.live.com, a stand-alone application for PC and also a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The current Outlook version 16 is bundled with Microsoft Office 2016, which was released in September 2015.
Outlook Sign Up
- Go to https://outlook.live.com/owa/.
- Click Create account in the upper-right corner of the page.
- Type your username and choose an email.
- Click Next.
- Enter your password and click Next.
- Provide your personal information including your birthdate, country and click Next.
- You might be asked to provide your phone number. Enter it and click Send code.
- A verification code has been sent to your phone number via an SMS. Check your mobile phone and type it in the respective box. Click Next.
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- Go to https://login.live.com/.
- Type your email address or phone number.
- Type in your password.
- Click Sign in.
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What makes Outlook such a great tool for enterprise-level collaboration is that it has all the productivity features packed into one unified application and everything can be shared, with settings for levels of permissions for each user.
Outlook is mostly used as an email application and it is similar to all other email services. Users can use Outlook as their main email account or as a third-party app to manage their emails from all other services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. all in one place. There is no need to switch between multiple accounts. Other features can be accessed by clicking the menu button on the top left.
Outlook Calendar has a similar interface to Windows 10's Calendar app and it supports files from other calendaring services for users to import their calendar entries into Outlook. It features daily, weekly, monthly and agenda view modes. It also features a to-do list function for users to keep track of their tasks. Multiple calendars can be created and shared, allowing different levels of permissions for each user. Microsoft also adds a weather forecast directly in the Calendar.
Outlook People is the contact manager component of Outlook. Contacts can be added and imported from many other social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Users can also sort and put contacts into folders for easier management. For example, a folder for people from work, a folder for family, and so on. Outlook People allows users to link one person's accounts from multiple sources (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) to one unified profile containing all the contact information of that person.
Outlook also provides a built-in to-do list. Users can create tasks, categorizing them into folders. Outlook Tasks provides the user with fields such as subject, start and end dates, percent complete, priority, and how much work was put into each task. Rich editing features like bold, italic, underline, numbering and bullet points were also introduced. Tasks can also be assigned to others by sending them as emails, all done within Outlook.
E. Skype integration
Skype is integrated into Outlook, users are able to access their Skype's contacts, conversations, and make calls from within Outlook without Skype's desktop client. To access, simply click on the Skype icon on the top right.
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