I have used Microsoft Outlook for many years and find it to be very user-friendly and an extremely useful business and personal tool. I am sure I do not know everything there is to know about this software program, but I would like to discuss some of the highlights. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the versatility of this program, which I have found to be very valuable in my own practice.
The calendar function integrates with email, contacts and other features. You can create appointments and events, schedule meetings, view group schedules, view and/or manage other user´s calendars within your organization.
The task function is very handy. You can make your tasks public or private. You may set start and due dates, recurring tasks and calendar events. There is a reminder feature which includes a pop-up window as well as a chime if you choose that you may set for a specific time before your task is due or your meeting is scheduled.
Another feature within Outlook is "notes". Notes are the electronic equivalent of paper sticky-notes. You can leave notes open on the screen while you work, then store for later use. When you reduce your screens or move to other screens, the notes always stay in place.
There is an auto-responder feature in Outlook email which allows you to let people know you are out of the office. Also included is spell check, junk mail prevention, electronic signature set-up, and numerous other features.
Microsoft Outlook is one of the features within Microsoft Office. A free trial version is available at http://www.microsoft.com/office/testdrive/default.mspx.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any questions about this software. I absolutely recommend it for businesses large and small.
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