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Take control of your Outlook 2013 add-ins

  Outlook add-ins provide lots of interesting features that customize Outlook for a particular scenario. Even if you don’t purchase third-party add-ins, you might already be using the add-ins that are installed with Outlook such as the Outlook Social Connector 2013. While we make every attempt to ensure that add-ins integrate seamlessly with Outlook, some add-ins behave in a way that detracts from your Outlook experience. We’ve listened to customer suggestions…

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The new People Hub in Outlook 2013

Ever wonder what’s going on with the person you haven’t spoken to in a while?  Want to find out what’s new with someone before sending them an email or giving them a call? If you do, Office 2013 is the product for you. Office 2013 brings all the people you care about in one place. You can view contacts from multiple email accounts, and updates from social networks, including Facebook…

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Act on your mail faster with Outlook 2013

I mentioned in our previous post that while designing the new message list, we focused on the way most people read their email. Reading is only half the story – acting on messages you receive is equally important. We analyzed data to learn as much as we could about what people do after reading emails in their message list. Delete is far and away the most common action people take…

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A Modern, People-First Inbox in Outlook 2013

You’ve probably realized that the person at the desk next to you uses Outlook differently than you. Some folks view Outlook as a task system, others use it to collaborate on documents with public folders, and still others use it to manage other peoples’ calendars. But almost every Outlook user reads their email in Outlook. And to do it, they use the message list. Sure, we aren’t getting any points…

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Four how-to’s on finding stuff in your inbox

A stream of messages most likely flows into your inbox from co-workers and friends, and from all those enewsletters and notifications you signed up for. You need a quick way to track down specific messages without having to wade through all of them.  To help you cut through the clutter, we’ve compiled four tutorials that show you some ways search in Outlook.

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Email stuck in your outbox? Try this.

“What do you mean you didn’t receive it? I sent it last night!” At least you thought you did. Now you’re red-faced in a meeting set up to review the PowerPoint presentation that never made it to your recipients.  You check your Outbox and there it is. If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are some reasons why and some steps you can take.

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Can’t find that email message? These three tips can help.

(This post was first published in 2010.  It’s obvious from the number of hits this page gets that people’s inboxes are still overflowing. We thought we’d share it again to help you out.) Hi, I am Roby Kurian, Product Manager for Outlook. How often do you ask yourself, “Where’s that message?” Whether you are a filer (you keep messages carefully organized in folders) or a piler (you keep all of your…