Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video What Outlook on the web is and isn't, part of Outlook on the Web Essential Training.
- [Instructor] The infrastructure for electronic mail is modeled on that of the postal system. The post office uses physical post offices and physical mailboxes, the email system uses email servers and client mailboxes. The server, which in our case is Exchange Server 2016, operates like a post office, this is where mail is received and sorted, stored and delivered. The clients are programs, that operate like mailboxes, where you both can receive and send mail.
The most popular client for Microsoft Exchange Server is a program called Outlook. Outlook is a full-featured desktop application software that needs to be installed on your local machine, and the current version is Outlook 2016. Outlook on the Desktop looks like something that we spent big money on because we did, it's a shiny, fabulous program, but it's not the only client for Exchange Server, not by any means. Outlook on the web is a powerful, universal client for Exchange Server 2016.
No matter where in the world I am, I can use Outlook on the web to send and receive mail, to check my calendar, to update my tasks, or to find information about contacts. Outlook on the web runs in a browser, and then there are Outlook on the web apps, which run on mobile phones and tablets. I can easily download these free apps for iPhones or iPads, Androids, Windows Mobile devices, and take my messages, meetings, people and to-do list on the road with me.
There's another Outlook product we need to mention, Outlook.com, now in the past, Outlook.com was not able to use the web-based applications that were built for Exchange. Outlook.com used to be called Hotmail, and it used far more limited program with fewer tools. Outlook.com is a free email program, the Microsoft competitor for Gmail but here's the really great news, if the domain for your email address is hotmail.com, live.com, MSN.com or Outlook.com, then you are in the right course because you too, can use Outlook on the web.
This course focuses purely on Outlook for the web, apps or browser, I don't need to have anything installed on my local computer to use Outlook on the web. Outlook on the web gives me power, it's universal, enabled for multiple devices and if I know how to use it on my phone, I know how to use it in a browser or on a tablet, and because I can use this tool on such a wide range of devices and a wide range of browsers, this is becoming a go-to product, for people who use Microsoft Office 365, or Exchange Server 2016.
- Working offline
- Creating messages
- Attaching files and pictures to a message
- Creating and using an email signature
- Working with Clutter
- Setting out of office options
- Modifying general and email settings
- Creating or modifying repeating appointments
- Creating and applying categories
- Displaying multiple calendars
- Creating repeating meetings
- Using contact lists
- Creating and joining Office 365 groups