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Download our free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Thinking about making the change to Office 2013? Changes bring exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite software can take a bit of getting used to. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together nine handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio. Read on to learn how to download the guides and…

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Your top 10 favorite Outlook posts of 2012

Email is all about communicating with people–whether you’re sharing a photo, or scheduling a meeting or phone call. Some of last year’s most popular posts about the new Outlook show you how it’s been designed to put people first. When too many people communicate with you about too many things, your inbox can feel overwhelmed. Most of the popular posts about the current version offer simple ways that Outlook helps…

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Outlook Weather Bar: Is it raining cats and dogs?

If you’re running Outlook Customer Preview, you may have noticed the Outlook Weather Bar that sits on the top of your calendar. We’ve heard from you that it’s helpful to see the weather daily as you plan your day, so we’ve added it to the calendar. Below are some of the ways you can use the Weather Bar. Having lived in Boston previously, I know that sunny skies outside the…

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Reorder your folders, any way you like ‘em

Sometimes, it’s the little things that really make the day easier. We understand this really well. The Outlook team gets lots of suggestions for a convenience here or a shortcut there, to make the edges of your day go more smoothly. One thing we’ve noticed is that some people like their folders in a non-alphabetical order. This allows you to have important or frequent ones near the top of your…

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Put the power of Outlook 2013 behind your Outlook.com email

Outlook 2013 uses newly-added support for the rich Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol that has become the gold standard used by smartphones and other mobile devices. EAS will sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks from your Outlook.com account! We’ve heard many requests from users who want to sync their tasks from an Outlook.com account, and now you can.

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Easier collaboration with Site Mailboxes

Are you working in a team that has information interspersed amongst SharePoint document libraries, emails, and message attachments?  If so then you can relate to the problems around keeping your team’s knowledge organized in a centralized location, and trying to comply with your company’s information retention policies. This is a common situation for many teams in organizations large and small.  With Site Mailboxes for Office 2013, teams can now bring…

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Quicker replies in the new Outlook

One of the new features in Outlook 2013 that I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about is Quick Response, which lets you write replies or forwards without leaving your inbox. This feature came about when we observed that people using Outlook often have a number of reply windows open, taking up screen space and complicating their experience of using Outlook. To simplify the experience of responding to email, Outlook 2013…

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The New IMAP in Outlook 2013

IMAP is an important protocol for many of Outlook’s customers, and we’ve heard from many of you that Outlook’s IMAP support is not at the level of quality that you expect from a product like Outlook.  We heard your feedback, and this release we made a significant investment in IMAP. Read on to see what improvements we’ve made in Outlook 2013.