You can use the Outlook 2016 calendar to organize your daily activities and to remind you of important tasks and events. This chapter from Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to scheduling and changing appointments, events, and meetings; responding to meeting requests; and displaying different views of a calendar.
If you’re a busy person and use the Outlook calendar to its fullest potential, it might at times seem as though the calendar runs your life—but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Using the calendar effectively can help you stay organized, on time, and on task. You can schedule and track appointments, meetings, and events, and block time as a reminder to yourself to take care of tasks. And because you can also set up Outlook on your mobile device, you can be assured of having up-to-date schedule information available wherever and whenever you need it.
If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server account, a calendar is part of that account. Some Internet email accounts also have associated calendars. When you configure Outlook to connect to a different type of account, Outlook also connects to the associated calendar. If you don’t have a calendar as part of your account, Outlook creates a blank calendar for you. You can easily schedule appointments, events, and meetings on any Outlook calendar.