ARCHIVED: What is Microsoft Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook is the email client included with the Microsoft Office suite. It is designed to operate as an independent personal information manager, as an Internet mail client, or in conjunction with the Microsoft Exchange Server for group scheduling, email, and task management. It manages email, calendars, contacts, tasks, to-do lists, and documents or files on the hard drive. Outlook helps you communicate through email, phone support, and group scheduling capabilities. Outlook also helps you share information by means of public folders, forms, and Internet connectivity.
Outlook juggles scheduling, groupware, personal information (contacts, tasks), email, and documents all in one place, and allows you to create and view information using a consistent interface.
You can find information easily with Windows shortcuts, which let you navigate to any private, public, or file system folders. Outlook Journal helps you find a document based on creation date and name.
Outlook lets you arrange information any way you want to see it. You can apply any of Outlook's standard five views to information, or you can customize a view using the Field Chooser and Group By Box features.
Last modified on November 16, 2012.