Office Outlook 2007 helps users better manage their time and information, connect across boundaries, and help remain safe and in control. Here are the top 10 ways that Office Outlook 2007 helps users increase productivity and improve collaboration.
Instantly search all your information.
Having problems finding the information you need? Use Office Outlook 2007 to search for keywords, dates, or other flexible criteria to locate items in your e-mail, calendar, contacts, or tasks to save valuable time. Instant Search in Office Outlook 2007 is fully integrated within the interface so you never have to leave Outlook to find the information you need.
Easily manage your daily priorities and information.
Check your priorities for the day by looking at the To-Do Bar where your flagged mails and tasks are clearly laid out. The To-Do Bar also connects tasks you may have stored in other Microsoft Office programs like Project, OneNote, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services technology. Finally, the integration of the To-Do Bar items on the calendar helps you easily schedule and block off time to follow up on items.
Get better results faster with the new Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.
Office Outlook 2007 has redesigned the look and feel of the messaging interface to make composing, formatting, and acting upon information an easier and more intuitive experience. You now have all of the rich features and capabilities of Outlook in an accessible and streamlined location, making it simple to navigate your options.
Connect with people easily and effectively.
New Office Outlook 2007 calendaring functionalities provide easy ways to share your calendar with anyone within or outside of your organization, giving your important contacts immediate access to your information. You can create and publish Internet calendars to Microsoft Office Online, add and share Internet calendar subscriptions, e-mail calendar snapshots, or even send a customized electronic business card to one of your clients, making it easy to communicate with anyone.
Increased collaboration and functionality with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
Office Outlook 2007, used in conjunction with Exchange Server 2007, offers a rich and complete Outlook experience. Users benefit from a new scheduling assistant that automates time-consuming calendaring tasks, the ability to schedule and customize out-of-office communications, and managed folders that facilitate compliance needs. Office Outlook 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 also combine to deliver a new level of secure collaboration, offering multiple messaging approaches with enhanced security that are easy to use and reassure users they can be confident in the security of their messages.
Manage your shared information and content in one interface.
Office Outlook 2007 provides you a rich interaction with information stored in Windows SharePoint Services technology at any time. You can connect Windows SharePoint Services documents, calendars, contacts, tasks, and other information to Office Outlook 2007, giving you a central place to manage your information. Additionally, you have full editing capabilities, so that any changes you make to this information stored in Office Outlook 2007 will be reflected on the server version.
Enjoy new measures that help keep you safe from junk e-mail and malicious sites.
Office Outlook 2007 has taken new measures to help keep you safe from junk mail and "phishing" Web sites. To help protect you from divulging personal information to a threatening Web site, Office Outlook 2007 has an improved junk e-mail filter and has added new features that disable links and warn you about threatening content within an e-mail message.
Send text messages from Office Outlook with one easy click.
Outlook Mobile Service is a feature of Outlook that enables you to send and receive text and picture messages between Office Outlook 2007 and any mobile phone. Outlook Mobile Service also enables you to forward Outlook e-mail, contacts, appointments, and tasks to yourself or other people as text messages. You can even set Office Outlook 2007 to automatically send e-mail, reminders, and your daily calendar as text messages right to your mobile phone.
Organize your information in new, rich ways.
Using Color Categories in Office Outlook 2007, you can easily personalize and add categories to any type of information — e-mail, calendar items, contacts, or tasks. Color Categories give you a simple, visual way to distinguish items from one another, so it’s easy to organize your data and search for information.
Manage all your communication in one interface.
With Office Outlook 2007, you can now read and manage your Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and blogs right from within Office Outlook 2007, the most natural place to manage this information. Using the integrated support for RSS feeds in Office Outlook 2007, you no longer have to leave Outlook to read the latest world news, catch up on your favorite sports team, or remain up to date on interesting blogs. It's easy to get started adding these subscriptions using the built-in home page in Office Outlook 2007 provided by Office Online.