Top 5 Reasons to use the Outlook App on iOS

A question we frequently get from customers is: “Why would I use the Outlook app on my iPhone versus the built-in Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps?” It’s a great question and the answer is: there are times when it makes sense and there are times when it may be better for you to stick with the onboard apps.  This article is going to focus on the use cases where it makes sense to use Outlook (stay tuned for a post that will address the times when it doesn’t make sense to use Outlook).

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How to Add Additional Time Zones and Holidays to Your Outlook Calendar

If you frequently work with people outside of your time zone or country, you know the scheduling hurdles of dealing with different time zones and holidays.

Buried in the Calendar settings in Outlook are a few ways to make this a little easier.

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Four Things You Didn’t Know You Could Insert Into an Outlook Email

If you’re like most professionals, email takes up a lot of your day (probably too much of your day), and there is a good chance you’re using Outlook to do it. Outlook actually has a lot of features that can make email a little less annoying. But a lot of people don’t use these features—mostly because they don’t know about them.

Some of the most convenient features that a lot of people don’t know about are in the “Insert” tab in the email compose window. There is a lot you can quickly insert into email when you’re writing them without having to switch windows or use an outside program.

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Our Favorite Features for Saving Time in Outlook

When is the last time you said to yourself “I wish I could spend more time dealing with email – I just love sorting through it.” Probably never, right? For most people, email is a necessary evil.

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How to Prevent Common Mistakes in Outlook

If you’re a human, you’ve probably had at least one embarrassing moment in your career involving email. Maybe it was an awkward typo, or you called someone by the wrong name. Or you missed an email from a prominent client or your boss.

If you’re using Outlook for email, though, there are a few features and add-ins you can use to help check yourself – or at least give yourself a little extra time to catch your mistakes. 

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How to Publish Your Outlook Calendar Online

Scheduling meetings with people outside your organization can be a pain, to say the least – especially if you’re in a role like sales, where you frequently meet with people from other companies.

Thankfully, Outlook in Office 365 has a few features to make it a little easier on you, including the ability the publish your calendar to the web. Being able to send someone a link to your calendar, showing your free times, can save a lot of the back and forth of trying to find a time that works for both of you.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to Set Up Text Alerts for Calendar Changes

One of our favorite productivity tips is to simply turn off your email. While vital to most businesses, email (especially email notifications) can be a huge source of distraction for many employees and logging out for a while can make it easier to get other work done.

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Why you should use Clutter in Office 365

One of our favorite features in Office 365 is Clutter. It’s an awesome tool for cutting down on the amount of email (and distracting email notifications) you get in your inbox every day.

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4 Tips for Cutting Down on Email Clutter

Email is a huge source of distraction in most businesses. That’s probably not a shocking statement considering that the average worker sends and receives 121 emails every day. That’s a new email every 4 minutes in an 8-hour work day. Here are a few things you can do both as an organization and as an individual to cut down on the distraction that is email.

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7 Things to Try During Your Office 365 Trial

Moving to the cloud can be a big change for any business, no matter the size. Office 365 can be an incredibly powerful service for your business – the key word here is can. It isn't always right for every company. If you're considering Office 365 (or another cloud service), doing an Office 365 trial is your best bet for figuring out if it's right for you.

Here are few things to try during your trial to see if it’s a good fit for you.

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