Thank you for all of the comments and suggestions

Dear readers, Thank you for all of your suggestions and feedback to this blog. There will not be any new posts to this blog in the near future. To see more about what is going on now in Outlook, I highly recommend the Outlook Team blog, where my collegues and I post regularly. Thanks, Melissa


OneNote and GTD

I recently was passed a blog that I thought might interest some of you about how to use OneNote as part of a Getting Things Done system. Check it out: If you are interested in how to use Outlook and OneNote together, check out Olya’s Post. -Melissa


New Outlook Team Blog

The Outlook Team has just created a new blog: Going forward, the Outlook Team blog will be the place to find out more about Outlook, beyond just tasks and time management in Outlook.   Below is a list of topics that you will see on the Outlook Team blog:   –       Explanations of new features…


Outlook2007 Performance Update Now Available!

Hey everyone, please get the latest update for Outlook 2007. It has several performance improvements and should improve the general responsiveness of Outlook when reading, moving, deleting and downloading e-mail messages for users who have large mailbox files (.pst and .ost files) stored on their computers.  It also has a fix for a delegate/manager calendar…


Interesting PI article

Saw this article in the Seattle PI this morning and thought it might interest some of you: It talks about how we are all overloaded with information, and steps we can take to cope with all that we have coming at us. Have a look. -Melissa


The Outlook Gadgets are here!!!

I am excited to announce that the Outlook 2007 gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar have just been posted to the web! Check them out: ·         Outlook Upcoming Appointments – shows you your upcoming appointments. ·         Outlook Tasks – shows you your tasks and flagged mail all in one place, plus gives you an easy…


Office 2007 has been Released To Manufacturing!

I am happy to announce that on Friday, November 3 the 2007 Microsoft Office system was released to manufacturing. You can read the official press release here.  Thank you to everyone that helped to make this great event happen! YEAH OFFICE!  


Don’t Delete: Mark it Complete

I have heard of a few instances where people love the To-Do Bar, but can’t figure out how to get tasks off of it. So here is a little explanation.   Because the To-Do Bar is a collection of tasks, flagged mail and flagged contacts, when you delete a flagged mail in the To-Do Bar,…


Give me your best scenario

Hey you! I am looking for some good scenarios around lightweight project management (hierarchical task lists, sub tasks, dependent tasks, etc – you choose.) Please help me help you by adding a comment on this blog with your best lightweight project management scenario that you feel isn’t well supported in Outlook as it is now…


Project Server Tasks in Outlook: Part 1

The following is the first in a series of two posts from Jon Kaufthal, a program manager from the Project team. – Melissa Hi Outlook task fans–I’m excited to introduce you to Project Server’s integration with Outlook. Tasks are a big part of the Project/Project Server experience, and our integration is all about putting you…