Outlook 2007 Essential Training
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Outlook 2007 Essential Training

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In addition to using Outlook to read your e-mail, new to Outlook 2007, you can also use it to read RSS feeds. In the Navigation pane, click on RSS Feeds, and you'll see a page in the Reading pane explaining it. It stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it's basically just a way to subscribe to frequently updated webpages, such as news and blogs and things like that, and download the content to Outlook or to any other RSS feed reader in one place. That we you don't have to go searching around on the Internet to different sites just to see it if they've got any new articles or not. The new articles, when they're available, will automatically be pulled in.
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      19s
    2. Starting Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
      1m 18s
  2. 5m 19s
    1. What is Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?
      58s
    2. Exploring the user interface
      1m 32s
    3. Learning about the Ribbon
      2m 11s
    4. Using the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar
      38s
  3. 18m 3s
    1. The Inbox
      58s
    2. Reading email
      2m 13s
    3. Flagging for follow-up
      2m 6s
    4. Categorizing messages
      2m 1s
    5. Previewing attachments
      3m 44s
    6. Organizing messages
      3m 4s
    7. Dragging messages to create other items
      1m 27s
    8. Finding messages
      1m 16s
    9. Deleting messages
      1m 14s
  4. 23m 12s
    1. Creating a message
      27s
    2. Addressing email
      3m 39s
    3. Formatting text
      2m 10s
    4. Attaching and inserting
      6m 38s
    5. Flagging
      1m 41s
    6. Proofing tools
      1m 43s
    7. Sending email
      36s
    8. Sending and receiving internet email
      1m 21s
    9. Replying and forwarding
      2m 15s
    10. Resending a message
      54s
    11. Recalling and replacing a message
      1m 48s
  5. 31m 51s
    1. Viewing the Calendar
      1m 59s
    2. The different types of Calendar items
      55s
    3. Creating Appointments
      1m 9s
    4. Setting Appointment details pt. 1
      4m 45s
    5. Setting Appointment details pt. 2
      37s
    6. Creating Meetings and inviting people
      3m 46s
    7. Responding to Meeting Requests
      4m 11s
    8. Creating Events
      2m 15s
    9. Creating Tasks
      3m 1s
    10. Adding Holidays
      58s
    11. Printing the Calendar
      1m 30s
    12. Sharing Calendars
      4m 15s
    13. Managing multiple Calendars
      2m 30s
  6. 22m 11s
    1. Viewing Contacts
      1m 6s
    2. Searching for Contacts
      1m 48s
    3. Creating a new Contact
      4m 0s
    4. Editing the details of a Contact
      5m 56s
    5. Configuring business cards for Contacts
      4m 23s
    6. Categorizing Contacts
      55s
    7. Creating Distribution Lists
      3m 9s
    8. Printing Contacts
      54s
  7. 9m 30s
    1. Viewing Tasks
      1m 26s
    2. Creating a new Task
      45s
    3. Setting Task details
      4m 4s
    4. Using Reminders
      2m 16s
    5. Completing and deleting Tasks
      59s
  8. 4m 10s
    1. Creating new Notes
      1m 36s
    2. Forwarding Notes
      48s
    3. Date/Time Stamps
      47s
    4. Categorizing Notes
      59s
  9. 32m 20s
    1. Adding additional email accounts
      3m 13s
    2. Creating and using Signatures
      3m 36s
    3. Customizing the look of your email messages
      2m 19s
    4. Polling with Outlook
      2m 51s
    5. Tracking messages
      3m 16s
    6. Directing replies to another email address
      1m 13s
    7. Configuring the Junk E-mail Filter
      8m 30s
    8. Using Rules to stay organized
      4m 35s
    9. Reading RSS feeds
      2m 47s
  10. 9m 23s
    1. Cleaning up your mailbox
      1m 3s
    2. Configuring Outlook options
      4m 34s
    3. Backing up and restoring your Outlook information
      3m 46s
  11. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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Outlook 2007 is the latest full-featured emailing and contact management software from the Microsoft Office suite. Instructor Sean Conrad explains each of Outlook 2007's components and new features in detail, from the basics of the main interface to the more advanced elements of the application. Sean covers the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar as well as the ins and outs of reading and writing email. He delves into using the advanced filtering features to prioritize incoming mail and avoid unwanted spam or files. Sean also explains how to integrate Outlook's Calendar and Notes features for increased productivity.

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Reading RSS feeds

In addition to using Outlook to read your e-mail, new to Outlook 2007, you can also use it to read RSS feeds. In the Navigation pane, click on RSS Feeds, and you'll see a page in the Reading pane explaining it. It stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it's basically just a way to subscribe to frequently updated webpages, such as news and blogs and things like that, and download the content to Outlook or to any other RSS feed reader in one place. That we you don't have to go searching around on the Internet to different sites just to see it if they've got any new articles or not. The new articles, when they're available, will automatically be pulled in.

Now, lower down on this page, there's some feeds you can subscribe to. There's a couple of other ways to subscribe to a feed. But we'll start with this one. Let's just subscribe to the Inside Office Online blog. You just get a warning here that you should only subscribe to sources you know and trust. If you want, you can click Advanced to make some settings here, so you can change the name of it, change where it's stored, choose to automatically download Enclosures in the full article if you want as well. That might be useful if you're using a laptop and you want Outlook to go and get everything you need in the feed so that you don't need to be connected to the Internet to read the articles.

Click Yes to add the feed. And we'll connect to the feed and go out to the internet and download the various articles. So notice, it's grouped by day, so yesterday, Monday, so on and so forth. And this one is titled, " In case you didn't know..." Here's the first few lines of the article. If I want to read more, I can click on this link, and it will open up my web browser and take me to that article in the Office Online blog. You can also add RSS feeds by right-clicking on RSS feeds and choosing Add New RSS Feed.

Of course, you'll need the URL or a link to the feed. Another way to do it is from the Tools menu. You can go to Account Settings, and one of the types of accounts you can add is RSS Feeds. Notice the Inside Office Online one we've already added. We can click New to add another new feed. Where do you get these URLs with these links? Well, when you're surfing popular websites, you can look for the RSS icon, that orange icon, and it will give you the link to that feed so you can subscribe to it.

So you can just go Copy that link and then Paste it into the feed here and click Add. You can then choose to modify the settings if you want and click OK to add the feed. Now that we've added it, if you look beneath RSS feed in the Navigation pane, we can see 40 articles in here from digg. Digg updates very frequently, so there's a lot articles from digg at one time. In this way, you can use Outlook, not only to read and manage your e-mail, but manage your news sites and things like that as well and have all the stories you need in one convenient place.

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