There are some things you need in order to work along with this course. In this video, learn if you have the software you need.
- Continuing on, let's make sure that you have a version of Outlook that I'm going to actually be covering in this course, because there are three different products with Outlook in their names, and four different ways you can install Outlook. The first is simply called Outlook. It's a desktop product that you can purchase alone, but more frequently you are going to purchase as part of a package like Microsoft Office. There are desktop versions of Outlook for different platforms: Outlook for the Mac, Outlook for Windows. This course focuses specifically on the Windows version of Outlook, although some of the features I cover in this course are also available on Outlook for the Mac. You may have acquired Outlook as part of an Office 365 subscription that allows you to install the Office products on your computer, and you might therefore think, oh I'm using Outlook 365, but not really. What Office 365 allows you to install is the current desktop version of Outlook. So when you install Outlook on your computer, whether it's part of an Office 365 subscription or not, you are installing a desktop version of Outlook. And here's what that looks like, it's an application like Excel or Word that has a ribbon at the top. And I want you to remember in a moment that I have an email here from Karen E. that has the subject of Heat Wave. Another possibility is that you're actually using a browser-based product like Outlook on the web, which used to be called Outlook Web App, and which some people for that reason still call OWA. Outlook on the web runs in a browser and it's also part of Office 365. It's a peer for those other Office online apps, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, Word Online. And if we take a look at Outlook on the web, it looks like this. So here's this same email from Karen E. about the heat wave. And that's because this is the same inbox, it has all of the same messages. But I don't have all the same tools. For example, no ribbon at the top. This product, Outlook on the web, has fewer features because it runs in a browser instead of on your desktop with a large operating system. Outlook on the web looks like more Outlook on the desktop with every update. So some of what you'll learn in this course would be relevant to Outlook on the web. But if this is where you get your email every single day, the Outlook on the web Essential Training course would be much more relevant for you. And there's one more possibility. It's possible if you're in a browser that you are using Outlook.com, which looks amazingly like Outlook on the web, and the reason is, it's the same email client. But the messages here in my inbox are different messages, they're messages from PayPal and messages about billing. These are my personal email messages. Outlook.com is a free Microsoft email program, it's a competitor for Gmail, for example, and Yahoo mail and other kinds of web-based mail. If you want free email for your personal email, Outlook.com is a great choice. But it's not what this course is about. Most of the features that I'm going to show you in this course will not be available for Outlook.com or Outlook on the web. You'll learn a few things you can still use, but when it comes to more advanced features for applications, they're just not available in a browser yet. And that's why people and companies pay good money to purchase the desktop version of Outlook where we'll spend the rest of our time in this course.
- Customizing and using categories
- Email management
- Adding a column to a view
- Sorting and filtering in a view
- Conditional formatting
- Using custom search folders
- Customizing and using categories
- Setting AutoArchive options
- Creating custom Quick Steps
- Creating rules from scratch or from messages