A simple but useful way to stay on top of important e-mail is to have Outlook display messages from different people in different colors. Here's a quick rundown of how to set this up.
You may be able to work more efficiently with your contact information if you customize the way Outlook displays it. Here's a look at some alternative ways to view that information.
Outlook gives you control over which workdays you display in your calendar, even if you don't work a standard Monday through Friday schedule. Here's a look at the options you can use to configure the display.
By default, Outlook reminds you of appointments 15 minutes before the fact. You can change that warning time to suit your own schedule (or turn it off altogether).
Want to skip Outlook Today? Configure Outlook to display whatever window or view you want when it launches.
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