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!
- Activate the View Tab
- Click on “Show Focussed Inbox”.
And that is it! Now you would notice that the layout has changed to All/Unread 🙂
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-
- Go to the Calendar View in your Outlook Client.
- On the Top Navigation, Click on View and then select “Add a Time Zone”.
- Then select the Timezone that you would like to add from your dropdown.
- And then click OK.
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.