Best practices for Outlook for Mac 2011 guide from Microsoft

Microsoft has released a guide titled Best practices for Outlook for Mac 2011 and it is now available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre.

Outlook for Mac 2011 is a tool to help you manage your email messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks. As such, it is at the center of not only your communications but also your time-management.

This guide is not a comprehensive guide. The guide solely represents advice on how to get the most out of Outlook for Mac 2011. Also this guide covers a few core scenarios to help you leverage Outlook for Mac 2011 into your information management needs.

Topics covered in the guide includes;
– Basic principles of good time management
– Setting up Outlook for Mac 2011: The layout
– Folders
– Rules
– Notifications
– Categories
– Tame your Inbox with the four Ds
– Daily review: Managing your time and tasks
– Tasks: Doing your work
– Find that message: Searching effectively
– Write great email messages
– Calendar and meetings
– Contacts
– Frequently asked questions
– References

Intended audience for this guide are people who:
– Work for a large company with an IT department.
– Receive more than 30 email messages a day.
– Spend lots of time every day using Outlook for Mac 2011 to send and receive messages and to set up or attend meetings.
– Are using Outlook for Mac 2011 with a Microsoft Exchange Server account.

Best practices for Outlook for Mac 2011 (.pdf)

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