Office 365: Outlook 2013 Essentials

Course Overview

Microsoft Office 365 gives you the familiarity and power of Office with the flexibility of the cloud. With Office in the cloud, your applications and files are with you wherever you go, whether you’re working offline at your desktop, online, or on one of your devices.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Getting started
  • Touring the Outlook interface
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • Exploring the Navigation and Status bars

Adding and Connecting Accounts

  • An overview of adding accounts
  • Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account automatically
  • Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account manually
  • Adding a Facebook and LinkedIn account using Social Connector
  • Adding an RSS feed
  • Connecting to an iCloud account
  • Connecting with OneDrive

Reading Mail

  • Reading mail
  • Customizing the inbox
  • Saving attachments from a message
  • Searching mail
  • Flagging message as junk mail
  • Finding message quickly

Organizing Mail

  • Using conditional formatting to change font and color
  • Creating follow-up flags and color categories
  • Organizing mail into folders
  • Using Quick Steps to process messages
  • Using mail rules to process messages
  • Cleaning up your mailbox

Creating and Sending Mail

  • Creating a new message
  • Replying to and forwarding a message
  • Formatting a message
  • Creating voting buttons in a message
  • Adding signatures
  • Sending an out-of-office or autoreply email
  • Exploring delivery options
  • Creating personal stationery
  • Exploring other mail settings

Creating and Working with Contacts

  • Introducing the Address Book
  • Creating a new contact
  • Creating a new contact group
  • Assigning a category to a contact
  • Searching for contacts quickly
  • Moving any copying contacts into folders
  • Sharing contact data with others
  • Getting driving directions to a contact’s address

Working with the Calendar

  • Introducing the calendar
  • Creating an appointment and a reminder
  • Creating a meeting
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Responding to a meeting invitation
  • Opening other calendars
  • Printing, emailing, and sharing the calendar
  • Setting calendar preferences

Creating Tasks and Notes

  • Introducing tasks
  • Creating and assigning tasks
  • Creating notes

Working with Outlook Data

  • Exporting PST and OST data files
  • Reusing text by creating Quick Parts
  • Inserting pictures, charts, and screenshots into messages/calendar entries
  • Setting language preferences
  • Setting advanced general Outlook options