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Connecting with SkyDrive

From: Outlook 2013 Essential Training

Video: Connecting with SkyDrive

SkyDrive is Microsoft's online cloud file storage service. If you are currently a SkyDrive user, you can access your files that are on SkyDrive right from Outlook. Now programs like Word and PowerPoint will let you save files directly without having to download an app. But to use it with Outlook, you need to use it in what's called Desktop mode. So you first need to go to apps.live.com and download the SkyDrive app. Now I have already done that so I will show you what we can do with it.

Connecting with SkyDrive

SkyDrive is Microsoft's online cloud file storage service. If you are currently a SkyDrive user, you can access your files that are on SkyDrive right from Outlook. Now programs like Word and PowerPoint will let you save files directly without having to download an app. But to use it with Outlook, you need to use it in what's called Desktop mode. So you first need to go to apps.live.com and download the SkyDrive app. Now I have already done that so I will show you what we can do with it.

I have got an email up that currently has an attachment in it. The first thing I want to do is save the attachment to my SkyDrive. Now we will talk a little bit later about how to actually work with emails and attachments, but this is just to show you what SkyDrive can do. So I am going to click on this attachment, right-click and choose Save As. Now this should look familiar to you, but on the left-hand side, we now have a SkyDrive link. I can double-click on any folder in my SkyDrive and click Save.

And now that attachment has been saved to my SkyDrive account, so any computer where I can log in to SkyDrive, I can now access that file. I can also come over here and click on New Email. If I want to insert an attachment from SkyDrive, it works kind of the same way. I can click on Attach File and in the same dialog box that comes up, I can find SkyDrive on the left-hand side. I can come in to my folder structure, choose the file I want and click Insert.

It is pulling this file right from SkyDrive. Now there is one last thing I want to show you. I am going to close out of this email. I can actually connect up to my Office account with SkyDrive and insert pictures directly into my emails. I am going to click on File and come down to Office Account. From here, I can Sign in to Office. If you already have a SkyDrive account, that means you have an Office Account and you can use your SkyDrive account to Sign in.

So I am going to click Microsoft Account and sign in with the same sign in that I used to sign in to SkyDrive. Click Sign in and I've just signed in to my Office Account. And you can see that I have already connected up to SkyDrive. Now let's suppose that you had already signed in to Office using Outlook and later signed up to a SkyDrive Account. It would not show up here, but that is okay. You can just come down to Add a service, choose Storage, and Sign in to SkyDrive right from here.

I am going to hit the Back button and show you what we have done. So now I can create a New Email, I can come to the Insert tab and choose an Online Picture. Now I can actually choose from my SkyDrive Account. I can click on it and it is going to browse directly to the Pictures folder. I can choose anything in my Pictures folder, choose Insert and it has pulled it directly from my online SkyDrive Account. If at any time I want to remove SkyDrive and stop using it in Outlook, I can just go back, I am going to close out of this email first, I can go back to File, click on Office Account, and choose Sign out.

It is going to remind me that once I sign out, I cannot actually get in to any of these services anymore from Outlook and that is okay, I am going to choose Yes. I hit the Back button and now I am no longer connected to SkyDrive. So that's how you work with SkyDrive in Outlook.

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Outlook 2013 Essential Training

58 video lessons · 24836 viewers

Jess Stratton
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  1. 43s
    1. Welcome
      43s
  2. 14m 45s
    1. Getting started
      2m 16s
    2. Touring the Outlook interface
      3m 54s
    3. Exploring the Ribbon
      4m 50s
    4. Exploring the Navigation and Status bars
      3m 45s
  3. 19m 40s
    1. An overview of adding accounts
      55s
    2. Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account automatically
      1m 55s
    3. Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account manually
      3m 22s
    4. Adding a Facebook and LinkedIn account using the Social Connector
      3m 18s
    5. Adding an RSS feed
      3m 28s
    6. Connecting to an iCloud account
      2m 57s
    7. Connecting with SkyDrive
      3m 45s
  4. 23m 14s
    1. Reading mail
      4m 54s
    2. Customizing the inbox
      5m 45s
    3. Saving attachments from a message
      3m 25s
    4. Searching mail
      3m 23s
    5. Flagging messages as junk mail
      3m 4s
    6. Finding messages quickly
      2m 43s
  5. 27m 22s
    1. Using conditional formatting to change font and color
      3m 43s
    2. Creating follow-up flags and color categories
      5m 49s
    3. Organizing mail into folders
      3m 42s
    4. Using Quick Steps to process messages
      4m 26s
    5. Using mail rules to process messages
      4m 40s
    6. Cleaning up your mailbox
      5m 2s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Creating a new message
      3m 17s
    2. Replying to and forwarding a message
      3m 12s
    3. Formatting a message
      3m 43s
    4. Creating voting buttons in a message
      1m 57s
    5. Adding signatures
      2m 27s
    6. Sending an out-of-office or autoreply email
      4m 11s
    7. Exploring delivery options
      2m 39s
    8. Creating personal stationery
      4m 5s
    9. Exploring other mail settings
      1m 1s
  7. 22m 15s
    1. Introducing the Address Book
      51s
    2. Creating a new contact
      5m 17s
    3. Creating a new contact group
      2m 48s
    4. Assigning a category to a contact
      2m 38s
    5. Searching for contacts quickly
      3m 23s
    6. Moving and copying contacts into folders
      2m 1s
    7. Sharing contact data with others
      3m 38s
    8. Getting driving directions to a contact's address
      1m 39s
  8. 31m 22s
    1. Introducing the calendar
      4m 59s
    2. Creating an appointment and a reminder
      5m 44s
    3. Creating a meeting
      5m 5s
    4. Chairing a meeting
      2m 50s
    5. Responding to a meeting invitation
      3m 6s
    6. Opening other calendars
      3m 58s
    7. Printing, emailing, and sharing the calendar
      4m 7s
    8. Setting calendar preferences
      1m 33s
  9. 6m 24s
    1. Introducing tasks
      2m 6s
    2. Creating and assigning tasks
      2m 17s
    3. Creating notes
      2m 1s
  10. 13m 35s
    1. Exporting PST and OST data files
      3m 12s
    2. Reusing text by creating Quick Parts
      3m 14s
    3. Inserting pictures, charts, and screenshots into messages and calendar entries
      3m 24s
    4. Setting language preferences
      2m 19s
    5. Setting advanced general Outlook options
      1m 26s
  11. 27s
    1. Next steps
      27s

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