Introducing the To-Do Bar

To help people get a handle on their time and tasks, we are introducing the To-Do Bar into Outlook. Outlook 12 Instead of looking at scraps of paper, notepads, planners, and the Outlook Inbox, you can see everything you need to do simply by looking at the To-Do Bar. The To-Do Bar shows a Date…

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Defer It

A big part of the flagging in Outlook 12 is about forcing the question: When am I going to deal with this? This question is forced when right clicking on the flag column in mail and getting the following menu. Outlook 12 Flag Menu Making a selection here marks the mail with a start date…

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4 Ds

This is just a short post about a general way to deal with mail that many time management philosophies espouse: 1.      If it isn’t important, delete it. 2.      If it can be done in 2 minutes or less, do it. 3.      If it isn’t for you or if you can, delegate it. 4.      If you…

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Tenets of task management

Before delving into Outlook 12’s task management system, I want to describe my three tenets: reduce your To-Do lists to one; keep your personal and business tasks together in one place; and get your tasks out of your head. (These are not to unique to me, but come from nearly all of the task management…

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