The desktop version of Outlook is not the only client for Microsoft Exchange Server. This course focuses on Outlook on the web as a powerful, universal client for Exchange Server. No matter where in the world you are, you can use Outlook on the web to send and receive mail, check your calendar, update tasks, or to find information about contacts. Outlook on the web runs in a browser or there are Outlook on the web apps, which run on mobile phones and tablets.
- [Narrator] The infrastructure for electronic mail is modeled on the infrastructure of a postal system for physical mail. The post office uses physical post office buildings, and physical mailboxes. The email system uses email servers and client mailboxes. The server, which in our case is Exchange Server is just like a post office. This is the place where mail is received and sorted, where incorrectly addressed mail is sent back to the person who sent it, and where mail is stored and delivered, and the clients are programs that work just like the mailbox at the end of your driveway, where you can both receive and send email.
The most popular client for Microsoft Exchange Server is a program called Outlook, and the current version is Outlook 2019. Outlook is full-featured desktop software that needs to be installed on your local machine. Outlook looks like something 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. No matter where in the world I am, or what I have with me, I can use Outlook on the web to send and receive mail, to check my calendar, invite people to meetings, update my tasks or find information about my contacts.
Outlook on the web runs in a browser, which means that any place that there's a hotel or internet cafe, I can get to my Outlook content using Outlook on the web. We also have Outlook apps that run on mobile phones or tablets. You can easily download these free apps for iPhones or iPads, Androids, Windows mobile devices, and take your messages, your meetings, your people and your task list on the road with you. There's one more Outlook product I need to mention, and that's called Outlook.com Outlook.com started its life as Hotmail, and it was a very limited program.
It's free email, Microsoft's competition for Gmail. But here's the really great news. The domain in your email address is hotmail.com or outlook.com or, in my case, live.com, then you are in the right course, because outlook.com also uses Outlook on the web. This is the last time you'll hear me talk about Outlook for the desktop, because this course focuses on Outlook on the web primarily, and spends a little time on Outlook apps, and remember that you can use Outlook on the web and Outlook.com.
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 on a browser or on a tablet, because I can use Outlook on the web on such a wide range of devices. This is becoming a go to product for people who use Microsoft Office 365, or Exchange Server.
- Identify three apps that are included with Outlook on the web.
- Recognize what digits next to a folder indicate.
- Recall three ways to add a recipient to an email message.
- Name the feature that allows users to delete messages based on a rule.
- List three things automatic replies allow users to do.
- Determine which Outlook items users can assign multiple categories to.
- Summarize the two options users have when changing the time for a meeting.
- Explain what a filter dropdown does.