In my previous blog I talked about the new features in Outlook. One of the features is the ability to Insert a table Into an Outlook Email. Let’s see how we can do this?
- Click on “New Message”.
- Activate the Message tab.
- Click on Table
- Select the Rows/Columns that you need
- And then click on “Insert Table”
An ics file is what you would use to Import events to a calendar. So, Incase you are registering for an event, the event organizers would ask you to download an ics file that you could Import to your calendar. Once you do that, the calendar would then list the event that you are attending along with the time and location.
In case you happen to use the Mac version of Outlook 2016, here are the steps on how to Import an ics file.
- Make sure you have the ics file with you.
- Open Outlook
- Click on the highlighted Icon above. This should open up the calendar.
- Now drag and drop the ics file to the calendar.
So here you go! You have now Imported an ics file to your Outlook Calendar 🙂
Outlook Web App is the Online Version of the Outlook Client. This obviously runs in the browser of choice. New or fairly new users of Office 365 might receive notifications Informing them that the Timezone has not been set in Outlook. This notification comes in a regular basis and it might get annoying. So, before this gets Into your nerves, here is how one would set up their Timezone in the Outlook Web App. 🙂
You would have to go to this link https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?path=/options/regional and then select your Timezone and format.
Today one of the users in our organization was telling me that she was not able to schedule Skype Meetings from Outlook. She was getting an error message which appeared to be like this-
The message states that “You cannot schedule the Skype Meeting because you are not UC enabled or there may be configuration Issues with your account. Make sure you are signed in to the same account you use for Microsoft Outlook. If the problem continues, please contact your support team”.
Normally one would get this error message if the account you sign In with Skype for Business is different than the one that you are signing for Outlook. In this case, this was the reason. The employee had two accounts in her Outlook Client, one was a hotmail account and the other was the Organization Account. So, when she pulls up a calendar to schedule a Skype Meeting, it was inadvertently pulling out the calendar from the hotmail account rather than the organizational account. Naturally there will be a conflict between Skype for Business and Outlook since the accounts are different.
In order to resolve this, I had to make sure that only the calendar for the Organizational account shows up when clicked and to close the calendar for the other account. Once done, she was able to successfully schedule a Skype Meeting from Outlook.
Outlook is a mail client from Microsoft. As any other mail client it helps you Integrate all your mail accounts to one place so that you can access your emails without having to move around.
There are often times when you need to search for an email or a set of emails from the past. The obvious way to go about this is to search for some words or keywords that you think might have been in the content of the email. If it is a single word, one could just type that word in the search bar and search for it. But, if your search contains more than one word and you think that the words go together then you definitely need to put them under double quotes. This is done so that Outlook knows that it needs to match the whole set in order to qualify for a successful search result.
If the words are not in double quotes, Outlook might come to a conclusion that the words need not be together and it would search for them separately. For Instance if you are searching for two words and an email contains those two words but in different places, Outlook would list that in the search result.
So, the next time you are searching for something in Outlook and especially if you are trying to search for words that belong together, do not forget to “put them under quotes” !!
Add-ins in Outlook help the end user to connect to different applications of Interest. Those applications might be a plugin for a CRM tool or anything that would help in Improving the productivity of an end user.
There may be times when Outlook has too many add-ins which consequently might cause it to crash or run slowly. The email client has an inbuilt mechanism to disable add-ins that are possibly causing the crash. This would be the done automatically without the permission or approval from the user.
The next time you would open Outlook, you might find that some of the add-ins that you see everyday are apparently missing! Now there is no reason to panic, fortunately there is an easy way to bring them back to life and I will show you how!
- Click on the File Menu located in the top left hand corner.
- Click on the Info tab on the left and scroll down.
3. Scroll down and click on Slow and Disabled COM Add-ins.
4. Click on the Add-in that you want to enable.
And now you have brought your add-in back to life 🙂 !