The new Outlook contact card, explained.

Some people find the new Outlook contact card difficult to use. They prefer the full card with room to add attachments and notes. Don’t fret - you can still get to the full contact card easily. The new Outlook contact card has two main purposes: It brings together contact information from multiple sources It gives quick acces…

Receiving updates for Office 2013 via Office 365

I have Office 2013 installed on my laptop, using the Click-to-Run installation method.  This means I downloaded Office 2013 directly from my Office 365 portal. Installing updates for Office 2013 is simple.  But it isn't as seamless as you'd expect  The applications I was running at the time needed to close.  I expected that the update ‘…

Go minimalist with Outlook 2013

Computer desktops can get very cluttered with open windows. We have many programs open as we work with them. It's not too far from the paper and note covered desktop before we had computers. But now we have a virtual cluttered mess AND a physical mess on our Desktops.  At least with our virtual desktop, we can perform the one-button-clean-up and t…

Lync Tip 366 | Remind yourself to get back to that person

You know, the person who you should have responded to a while ago.   The person who when you get to the end of the day you remember that you were going to call them or respond to their email.  Prompt yourself to get back to this person with a gentle but persistent reminder. Even better than a nagging task alert or calendar re…

Outlook Reading Pane In-line Reply and Signatures

A new feature in Outlook 2013 lets you can reply to messages, 'in-line' from the Reading Pane. Instead of opening a reply to an email in a separate window, your reply is crafted within the Reading Pane. Personally, I like this feature because it helps me reduce the number of windows I have open on my desktop. If I need to open my reply in a separat…