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In Outlook 2007 Power Shortcuts, author David Diskin shares an assortment of time-saving tips and tricks to maximize efficiency and productivity in Outlook 2007. The course covers tips for organizing and sending email, working with tasks, scheduling appointments, and maintaining contact lists. Also included are tutorials on email etiquette, Outlook customization, and much more. A quick reference guide to shortcut keys accompanies the course.
Heading out of the office and taking your laptop with you? That's fine with Outlook. It supports working off-line, that is, taking your email with you even if you're not connected to the network. When this happens, Outlook switches to off-line mode automatically. When off-line, you can still do almost everything you normally could. You can read and write and even organize your emails.
You can move around appointments and update your contacts, check off tasks, and do everything else you normally could when you're connected. All the changes you make are stored in Outlook and will synchronize with your Exchange server as soon as you reconnect to the network.
Emails that you've written which were waiting in your Outbox are sent. Likewise, emails that were sent to you while you were gone will appear in your Inbox as soon as you return to online mode. This happens automatically as soon as Outlook sees the network connection. Any updates that you've made to tasks, appointments and contacts will sync with the server as well. What can't you do? You likely won't be able to access any public folders or the calendars of your coworkers while offline.
Links to files on the network will probably be inaccessible and unless you have an Internet connection, any emails with linked graphics or web pages like a newsletter won't be able to load completely. Keep watching for the next video, which contains my 10 tips for email netiquette.
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