As a young kid, I was never really interested in Microsoft Outlook, but who was? (At least as a kid). As a matter of fact, I always got upset at myself whenever I clicked by mistake the Microsoft Outlook icon on the quick-start little menu that windows used to have in the earlier versions of their operating system. You know, those three or four little icons that were on the start bar, right beside the start button? Outlook Functionality
Yeah, those. The microsoft outlook was right beside the start button in my computer since my dad used outlook for his work, and so, I mistakenly clicked on that icon A LOT. I always thought Outlook was boring stuff, and something I should never really get into ever.
Once I became a real adult, and started working at my current job, loving life and all that is good because I was out of school, I learned that Microsoft Outlook is quite the tool for a working person, and anyone that is busy and has to multitask and keep things organized for that matter. It’s actually kind of a life saving tool for the multitasker and working person during this era.
I use my Outlook for not only emailing, but also storing contacts, keeping a full schedule with the things I have to do daily all organized neatly. I can set appointments and invite others to join in the appointments for a meeting, or some sort of activity or gathering. I can organize my emails by folders and categories. I can get alarms set for appointments coming up, set up my own signature with my email, or an automated reply in case I’m not checking my email for a while, email merges, etc. And this is without mentioning all the editing you can do within the text of the email: size, font, color, etc.
You are also capable of using most of the other Microsoft programs like Microsoft Word, or Excel, or even Powerpoint, and link your work or files between those programs and Microsoft Outlook. For example, when I do e-mail merges (merges mean sending the same email to different people, but having their name customized at the beginning) I do everything through Microsoft Word and Excel, and then send it all, through Microsoft Outlook’s tools included in Microsoft Word. It saves you so much time, and it’s quite simple to learn and use.