Outlook®: Beyond Email and Calendar

Learn ways to confidently navigate Microsoft® Outlook® and maximize email communications in this half day seminar (afternoon session)

Continuing Education Credits: CEU: 0.3 CPE: 3 

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How to organize, customize and get the most out of Outlook.

Microsoft Outlook: Beyond Email and Calendar is the afternoon session that will give you the next step to taking this important program from something you use every day, to your own personal organizational and management tool it has the potential to be. This half-day, hands-off seminar covers the more advanced features of Microsoft Outlook; topics may include task and project management, productivity tools, mail merge and other program integration.

In this afternoon session, we'll cover:
  • More in-depth and advanced features of Outlook
  • How to take messages to the next level
  • Master your calendar and contacts
  • Prioritize your "to do's" and assign tasks to others
  • Manage multiple calendars to overlay schedules and better examine your availability
  • Take advantage of reminders and meeting notes
  • Make your contacts work for you by managing multiple address books
  • Learn tips on how to maximize Outlook's ability to work with other Microsoft programs such as Word and OneNote®

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Microsoft® Outlook® gives us the ability to streamline and organize our busy lives with a collection of key productivity tools.

Sometimes, communications can be daunting. It seems the more we are connected, the more complicated it can become. It can even feel that there is more to keep track of as your business and personal communications needs grow. We have meetings, luncheons, appointments at work and things to take care of at home. The more we do, the more we need organizational assistance to help us balance it all. While Microsoft Outlook is not the answer to a balanced life, it certainly is the answer to organizing the chaos that comes with a busy schedule.


Alter Outlook® to Work for You

  • Manage multiple accounts
  • Customize the navigation pane
  • Create and utilize quick steps
  • Use advanced find and search options
  • Fine tune the AutoComplete list

Take Messages to the Next Level

  • Redirect message replies and alter options for privacy
  • Delegate and limit access to others you choose
  • Set email message priority and request receipts
  • Get organized with junk email settings, customized rules and message thread cleanup

Master Calendars and Contacts

  • Overlay calendars to find schedule gaps and better examine your group’s availability
  • Schedule resources, set item times and convert messages into calendar items
  • Take advantage of reminders and meeting notes
  • Manage multiple address books to make the most out of your collected contact information
  • Use and create email forms – imagine the time you can save with form letters right at your fingertips!
  • Learn tips on how to maximize Outlook’s ability to talk to other Microsoft programs like OneNote® and Word