How to get back the old view in Outlook?

Office 365 Users would have experienced a change in the layout of the way emails are listed in their Inbox. Previously the Inbox had two Categories All and Unread. But recently they made a change to declutter the Inbox. Mails that Outlook deems as Important or personalized emails come under the Focussed Category. And Mails that are related to promotions or subscriptions come under the Other Category.


There might be some of you who have not embraced this new change with the feeling that they might miss out on emails. Outlook would not send you desktop notifications on emails that belong to the Other Category. They would only send notifications to the emails that come to the Focussed Category. Fortunately there is a way to go back to the old view. Here is how to do it!

The Steps

  1. Activate the View Tab
  2. Click on “Show Focussed Inbox”. Outlook-2


And that is it! Now you would notice that the layout has changed to All/Unread 🙂




How to add a new Timezone in Outlook?

In one of my recent blogs, I talked about the new features of Outlook. One of the new features is the ability to add a Timezone to your Outlook Calendar.

This is the way to add a Timezone to your Outlook Calendar-

  1. Go to the Calendar View in your Outlook Client.
  2. On the Top Navigation, Click on View and then select “Add a Time Zone”. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.10.46 PM
  3. Then select the Timezone that you would like to add from your dropdown. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.11.02 PM
  4. And then click OK.




Importing an ics file to Outlook 2016 Mac

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.

  1. Make sure you have the ics file with you.Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.22.57 PM.png
  2. Open Outlook Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.24.36 PM
  3. Click on the highlighted Icon above. This should open up the calendar. Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.32.31 PM.png
  4. Now drag and drop the ics file to the calendar.Outlook.png

So here you go! You have now Imported an ics file to your Outlook Calendar 🙂


Setting up Timezone in Outlook Web App

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. 🙂

The How?

You would have to go to this link and then select your Timezone and format.

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