The Best of Both Worlds—Sync IE and Outlook RSS Feeds

In my last post I talked about how great it is to be able to use RSS feeds in Outlook. Well, it’s also great to use them in Internet Explorer, because there you can add a new feed quickly and view it directly from its website. You know what’s the greatest? Having both capabilities—synchronized. By…

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Have a Blissful Day—RSS Feeds in Outlook

When blogs first started to go big, it was exciting to checkall your favorites for updates. Then you found even more blogs you loved and itgot to be a long list of sites to check, and they didn’t all updateconsistently so sometimes there was nothing new. And then there was that blissful day when you…

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No More “Who’s Doing What?” with Assigned Tasks

Working as a team means dividing up the work. Clearly dividing project tasks and assigning roles is essential to making sure everything gets done. Everybody hates that awkward silence when you realize you all thought someone else was supposed to do a particular task. You can use Tasks in Outlook to assign action items not…

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Viewing a SharePoint calendar in Outlook

Using a calendar out on your SharePoint team site has a fewadvantages: Everyone on your team can access it and addappointments. Security is managed through SharePoint. If the calendar’s creator leaves the company,the calendar still exists. This is an advantage over sharing calendars inOutlook. However, because I use Outlook to manage most of myappointments, I…

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Give yourself more room to work in Outlook

Depending on what you’re working on throughout the day, you may want to de-clutter your view in Outlook to focus just on the task at hand. To hide the Ribbon, just click up arrow on the right side of the Ribbon or press Ctrl+F1: Don’t worry, you can quickly toggle it back when you need…

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Add popular commands to your Office 2010 ribbons

The Office team has compiled customers’ favorite commands across all Office 2010 applications, which you can download to add as a Favorites tab in Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, and Word. For example, the Favorites tab in Word puts Save, Send, Properties, Spelling & Grammar, Quick Print, Word Options and other…

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Let Office read documents to you

Too busy to read all of the documents on your To Do list? If you want, you can have your Office applications read them to you. This will work in any Office 2010 program except Access. First, click the arrow icon to the right of your Quick Access Toolbar on the Office application for which…

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Save time with OneNote 2010 linked notes

One of the best features you may have missed in Office 2010 is the tight integration between Outlook and OneNote. Open up an appointment in Outlook 2010 and you’ll see a small OneNote button: Click it to open a linked meeting notes section (the first time you use it, you’ll be prompted to select where…

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Save time with Outlook shortcuts

If you’ve been using Outlook for a long time, you probably know the basic shortcuts: New message: Ctrl+N Mark message read: Ctrl+Q Mark message unread: Ctrl+U Delete item: Ctrl+D or Delete Check for new mail: Ctrl+M or F9 And if you’ve been reading this blog, you know about the two useful shortcuts involving the V…

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Using Actions in Office 2010

If you’re an old pro at Office, you may be wondering what happened to Smart Tags when you upgraded to Office 2010. They have been renamed Actions, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you use them. Actions are also less obtrusive. There’s no longer an icon that pops up when Office detects…

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