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Outlook on the Web

Personal information management application12 H 14 M

Learn all about Microsoft Outlook for the Web. Master managing emails, contacts, tasks, calendars, and other tools to get the most out of your email.

Episodes
Episodes
  • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Introduction to Outlook on the Web
    • Email Terminology
    • Setup Email Account
    • Outlook on the Web Interface
  • Mail
    • Mail Interface
    • Mail Basics
    • Mail Basics Part 2
    • Mail Basics Part 3
    • Format Message Body
    • Format Message Body Part 2
    • Format Message Body Part 3
    • Advanced Mail Features
    • Advanced Mail Features Part 2
    • Signatures
    • Organize, Customize and Search
    • Organize, Customize and Search Part 2
    • Junk Mail
    • Rules and Automation
    • Archive Messages
    • Share and Manage Multiple Mailboxes
  • People
    • People Interface
    • Create and Manage Contacts
  • Calendar
    • Calendar Interface
    • Create and Manage Appointments
    • Create and Manage Meetings
    • Share Calendars
    • Share Calendars Part 2
  • Tasks and Notes
    • Tasks and Notes
    • Groups

Overview

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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

WWhether using for personal email or work email as large business organization, this course covers everything one needs to become a skilled and informed user of Microsoft Outlook on the Web. Our hosts start with explaining the basic terminology and setup of email accounts and continue on to all areas of Outlook including managing email, contacts, calendars, and tasks. This course is specifically for using Outlook through a web browser with either a paid subscription to Office 365 or a free mail account with Outlook.com.

[MUSIC] Hello, welcome to OfficeProTV. I'm Von Smith and in this course overview we're gonna be discussing the topics in this show which is Outlook on the Web. We're also gonna talk about who is this show targeted for, what is our target audience? What should you know before you get started? And any extra tidbits to help you along the way. So why don't we go ahead and talk about the topics that we are going to be covering in this series. We're gonna start off with, well, an introduction. Gonna be going over some terminology. What is an email server, what is a pop, and what's an iMap? And all of different things that you might be hearing when people talk about emailing. And especially some of those IT professionals that you might be working with in your help desk. So just gets you a little bit more familiar with the area of emailing, an exchange servers, and Office 365 and free accounts in Outlook.com. So we're also gonna be talking about the interface of your mail in your browser because this is out on the web. So we will be taking some time to go ahead and compare and contrast between having the Outlook in your web interface. And then also your local ones with this show is targeted to Outlook on the web. I will also gonna go ahead and talk about your account set-up which honestly, they're really isn't much set-up to do because you're already online. And so, that's kinda of the nice thing. We're also going to talk about some emailing, all right. That's probably a lot with Outlook is known for so we're going to send and receive emails. We're also gonna be formatting our messages. We're gonna go over how to organize and customize your Outlook environment and how to be best effective and efficient for your needs. We'll also talk about, ooh, good old junk mail, right. That can always be a pain in our sides. We'll hopefully we'll try to alleviate that and be able to show you all the different options you have through junk mail. And we'll go over rules and automation that can be really, really handy to making more efficient. We're also gonna talk about people. Now if you're from back in the day, what are people? It's your contacts, they're really the same thing. We'll be creating new contacts, we'll be editing contacts. And all the different things that you can do within that particular area of Outlook on the web. And doing some comparing and contrasting in that area, specifically, because there are some decent amount of difference between the local installation the online version that you have in Outlook, on the web. We'll also talk about our wonderful calendar. Keeping ourselves organized by creating appointments, creating meetings. And then also being able to share calendars within your organization. Also outside of your organization by going ahead and publishing it. And then we have our other topic, that's where we're going to talk about some tasks. And what you have on local installation which are known as notes and where they are on the outlook for the web. And any other miscellaneous items that we would like to go ahead and include we'll go ahead and put it in that other area. Now who was this for? It's all Office users. This is Office with a capital O mean that you are using Office, the suite of application. You have either an Outlook, or sorry an Office 365 subscription, you have an account that you have paid for, and have a paid version of that. But this show also covers the outlook.com, your free version of using Outlook. So that's why we have Office, it doesn't mean, Office with a capital. It does not mean you have to be In an office environment or in a large organization, you can be in an organization of two, one, or 20000. So it doesn't matter what size of the office that you physically obtain or where you actually work from and use Outlook. But you can see that I do have using Outlook online. So this is where your gonna be using the web interface and not the local installation. If you have access to it, that's great but I do take it from the standpoint that you're only gonna be using it online. And yes I will compare and contrast but that's why we have this entire series where out gone the web. And this is for a basic user, I would say taking from like some basic skills up into an intermediate level of using this particular product. Now what do you need to know before we get started? Having some Windows basics with your operating system is going to always be handy. So know where your start menu, you know where your browsers, do you know what browser you're going to be using. Are you using Chrome, are you using Firefox? Are using Edge? And I actually kinda cover quite a few of them, kinda jump back and forth in between them with the different users within this particular series. We're gonna be using our good old Justin and Joey and Lance. If you haven't watched any of my other series, well get ready, they are coming at you. And so that's where we're going to be using those. So having some familiarity with some other Office products is always a helpful leg up for you but it's not required. If you've used Excel before, or you have Word, you know a little bit about Office products, that's great. Or maybe you've been using Google, or you've been using Yahoo for your mail and now you're kind of familiar with those interfaces. That might go ahead and give you a little bit of something to start with when you start using Outlook on Web. But again, not required. I start from the very beginning and go on. Extra things to always keep in mind, there are always other options. Maybe not as many of them on-line because of course this is a, I would call almost like a slimmed down version of what is capable within Outlook. Because it is on the web and you are limited to how the browser is going to respond. So sometimes right clicking is not always going to work in your low section of products, that's always an option. There's usually like six or seven ways to do something. Maybe here you might only have two or three. So do keep that in mind, but there could always be other ways of getting to perform different tasks, that I'm showing you the way I go about it. You might have some other ways that you might be able to do it. And I did throw in here the browsers. While there might not be too many options it could make a difference of whether you're using Outlook through the Edge browser. A Microsoft product, versus let's say Chrome, or even if you're on a Mac with a Safari browser, that could Have something to do with it. If you do any type of searching, and you can see that's one of my bullet points right there. Searching for the answers, there's always something that's gonna come up or like, why is it doing that? You go out and you search for the web. And a lot of those forums that come from the Microsoft Help, they'll be like what browser are you using? They're always gonna ask the people who are asking questions in those forums, tell me what browser you're using because it could make a difference. Maybe there are certain features that are not available within that particular version of the browser that you're using. And another one that's always happening, updates. Updates can throw things all out of whack sometimes. That's actually happened to me right in the middle of one of my episodes where there's an Office update and it's completely reconfigured everything. So it could happen, it will happen. And it might have some changes in what you're looking at at the time that you're watching this as opposed to the time that I did the tutorial. And of course anytime we had any major changes, we will always go ahead and update those episodes for you. And of course everybody has a different reason for using Outlook, and you might not use it the same way that somebody else uses it. But that's okay to eat its own, and so I wanna try and give you all the different options. So just keep that in mind, like I don't wanna use that feature, then don't, it's okay, you use it to your advantage. But the most part, but the most important thing, try to have fun, or at least watch these episodes. We try to keep it light, and have some playing around and making some jokes here and there to try to keep your learning fun. Because I will tell you, I get just as frustrated sometimes when something doesn't work. And so that's where you have to kinda sit back and just kinda take a breath. And make sure that you always say, this will figure it's self out, I will learn how to do this, and just have fun with everything. And I hope to see you in some episodes really, really soon. [MUSIC]

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