Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to switching from Outlook to Gmail and Google Calendar, part of Migrating from Office 2010 to Google Apps.
- If you've been using Microsoft Outlook with your Office products on your desktop, you can make the change to Gmail, Google Calendar, and the new unified contacts that you can access across all Google products. Gmail and Google Calendar do work together and that you can create calendar events from emails that contain date information. And even though you're used to using one app, that is Outlook, you can use Gmail and switch very quickly to Google Calendar by clicking the thumbnail in the top right hand side and selecting Calendar.
I already have it open in a new tab. It's just as easy as switching back and forth between tabs on your browser. In fact in Google Calendar, you can have multiple calendars. You can add a friend's calendar and you can have them all color coded on your screen. Another benefit to switching to Gmail and Google Calendar, is that no matter what device you have or what computer or laptop you have, you can always add your mail and calendar and have your data instantly. No more worrying about POP3 and IMAP accounts being out of sync on your computer and phone.
And no more worrying about backing up your email and reinstalling it when you get a new computer or a new version of Outlook. If you get a new phone or tablet, you can simply add your Google account once, and it will bring over all your data, including all your emails, all your calendar appointments and all your contacts. In the next video, I'm going to show you how you can migrate your existing Outlook data on your computer using a tool provided by Google. In the meantime, I do recommend watching our courses Gmail Essential Training and Google Calendar Essential Training to learn how to make the most out of these apps.
- Understanding security and storage space on Google Drive
- Uploading and downloading files
- Converting files
- Sharing files with others
- Suggesting edits instead of tracking changes
- Replacing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Google apps
- Switching from Outlook to Gmail and Google Calendar
- Running the Google Migration