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Connecting to social networks

From: Office 2013 New Features

Video: Connecting to social networks

Here in Outlook 2013, getting connected to your social networking sites is very easy and there are some advantages. For example, if you're able to connect to a Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account, you'll have access to those contacts and their information, which will appear here in Outlook by default, all you need to do is get connected and here is how you do it. So, there are a number of different ways to get connected, one of them is to use the View tab across the top on the ribbon. From the View ribbon, you'll notice something called the People Pane, give that a click and you'll see some different views, right now it's Minimized across the bottom of your screen, you might be seeing some icons down below representing photos for example, and if there aren't any photos showing up in those thumbnails, it's because you're probably not connected or they don't have a photo.

Connecting to social networks

Here in Outlook 2013, getting connected to your social networking sites is very easy and there are some advantages. For example, if you're able to connect to a Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account, you'll have access to those contacts and their information, which will appear here in Outlook by default, all you need to do is get connected and here is how you do it. So, there are a number of different ways to get connected, one of them is to use the View tab across the top on the ribbon. From the View ribbon, you'll notice something called the People Pane, give that a click and you'll see some different views, right now it's Minimized across the bottom of your screen, you might be seeing some icons down below representing photos for example, and if there aren't any photos showing up in those thumbnails, it's because you're probably not connected or they don't have a photo.

Click Normal if you want to be able to see a little bit more of this information, this guy named David Rivers, no photo, you can hover over it, no real information there. But go back to the People Pane now, dropdown and choose Account Settings and it's from here where you can connect to various social networks. You'll see 3 by default, Facebook, LinkedIn and SharePoint, but there is also a link to connect to other social networks as well. Clicking that link lets you get more specific. I'm going to experiment with LinkedIn, I'll give it a click, and remember I'm connecting to my own account, so if I'm receiving emails from any contacts at LinkedIn, I'm going to get some additional information from this account.

So, I'm going to type in my own User Name here and my own Password to get logged in, and when I click Connect, you'll see a check mark here. Here is where I go if I want to disconnect at any time, so I can always go back to the People Pane Account Settings and click the black X to disconnect from this account, I can connect to other accounts if I wanted to at this point or just click Finish to continue on.

I will see a little dialog box pop open congratulating me on my connection to LinkedIn. To see what's going on, you can see LinkedIn updates for your friends and colleagues, they appear here in Office and I can also control what I'm sharing with others. So, let's just click Close here and see that something has already happened, the email message I was looking at from this guy named David Rivers who is one of my LinkedIn contacts, I now see a photo, it appears down here in the People Pane as well, and I can hover over that.

Notice I can see that it's a LinkedIn account, came from LinkedIn. I also see some additional information about this person. So, a little bit of info is coming across from LinkedIn, because I've made that connection and it's so easy to do it from the View tab and the People Pane dropdown under Account Settings.

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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