Writer: Jim Boyce
Published Year: 2010
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Page: 1111 Pages (Original print)
Chapter: 43 Chapter
Size: 18 MB (rar)
Fifteen years ago, the average computer user spent most of his or her time using productivity applications such as Microsoft® Word or Microsoft Excel®. In the ensuing years, users have become more sophisticated, network implementations have become the rule rather than the exception, and collaboration has become a key facet of a successful business strategy.Perhaps the most significant change of all has been the explosive growth of the Internet. All these factors have led to a subtle but significant shift in the way people work. Today, most users of the 2010 Microsoft Office system spend a majority of their time in Microsoft Outlook® 2010. That change alone signifies a shift toward information management as an increasingly important everyday task. Getting a handle on daily information management can be critical to your productivity, success, and sanity.
Outlook® 2010 is an extremely versatile program. Most of the other applications in the Microsoft Office system suite have a fairly specific purpose. Outlook 2010, however, serves as personal information manager (PIM), calendar, e-mail application, task manager, and much more. With so much power and flexibility at your fingertips, you need to have a good understanding of the Outlook 2010 features. Understanding the ins and outs will not only help you get the most from this program but will also have a positive impact on your work day.
Understanding all of the Outlook 2010 features and putting them to work is the focus of Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 Inside Out. Most Outlook 2010 books act mainly as how-to guides for users who want to learn about the software. This approach leaves out workgroup managers and administrators when it comes to deployment, collaboration, server-side issues, and administration. Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Inside Out offers a comprehensive look at the features most people will use in Outlook 2010 and serves as an excellent reference for users who need to understand how to accomplish what they need to do. In addition, this book goes a step or two further, providing useful information to advanced users and IT professionals who need to understand the bigger picture. Whether you want to learn Outlook 2010 for your own use, need to support Outlook 2010 on a peer-to-peer network, or are in charge of supporting Outlook 2010 under Microsoft Exchange Server, you’ll find the information and answers you need between the covers of Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Inside Out.
This book makes some assumptions about the reader. You should be familiar with your client operating system, whether it’s Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows Vista™, or Windows 7. You should be comfortable working with a computer and have a good understanding of how to work with menus, dialog boxes, and other aspects of the user interface. In short, Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Inside Out assumes that you’re an experienced computer user who might or might not have an understanding of Outlook 2010 and what it can do. The purpose of this book is to give you a comprehensive look at what Outlook 2010 can do, how to put Outlook 2010 to work, and how to manage Outlook 2010 at the user, work group, and server levels.