This one-day course covers the basic functions and features of Outlook. Students will create e-mail accounts and send e-mail messages using several techniques. They will also learn how to manage e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and meeting requests.
Finally, students will customize Outlook for maximum efficiency. Designated as Approved Courseware for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist program. For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Outlook: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
After completing this course, students will know how to:
Topic A: The program window
Topic B: Outlook Today
Topic A: Reading messages
Topic B: Creating and sending messages
Topic C: Working with messages
Topic D: Handling attachments
Topic E: Printing messages and attachments
Topic A: Setting message options
Topic B: Organizing the Inbox folder
Topic C: Managing junk email
Topic A: Working with contacts
Topic B: Address books
Topic C: Using contact groups
Topic A: Working with tasks
Topic B: Managing tasks
Appointments and events
Topic A: Creating and sending appointments
Topic B: Modifying appointments
Topic C: Working with events
Topic D: Using Calendar Views
Meeting requests and responses
Topic A: Scheduling meetings
Topic B: Managing meetings
Unit summary: Meeting requests and responses
Before taking this course, you
should be familiar with personal computers and the use
of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course
assumes that you've completed a Windows Basic course or have equivalent experience.
Thetarget student for the course
is an individual who wants to learn the basic features
of Outlook to create and use messages,
appointments, tasks, and other Outlook items.
For comprehensive training, you should complete all of the following courses: Outlook: Basic and Outlook: Advanced.
Outlook 2016 for Windows has all the tools and
functionality you've used before, as well as new and
improved features for professional email, calendar,
contacts, and task management to help you communicate
faster and easier.
Here are some of the top new and improved features you'll find in Outlook 2016:
With Outlook 2016, you can save time by easily attaching documents that you most recently used to your emails from the Ribbon. When you attach files from OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, you can share them as View only, or give the recipients Edit permissions, which helps them collaborate easily on one copy that everyone works on.
With Outlook 2016 you can use Groups instead of
distribution lists to communicate and collaborate with
your team members.
Groups are the better way to collaborate because:
You can create groups with a few clicks and organize them around topics and conversations to work with your teams.
With Groups in Outlook 2016, teams now have a shared place for all their email conversations with full history, allowing teams to engage with members right from the Group’s inbox, create team events, join existing Groups or create new ones.
You can add a group as a favorite just like a folder. Adding a group as a favorite gives you full access to conversation history when you are offline.
Get access to past conversations and history for Groups you have joined or added as a member.
Within the Groups shared space, messages are grouped together for each conversation to facilitate quick communication with your team. You can "Like" a message within a conversation and post a quick reply to have a quick back and forth conversations with your team.
You can also receive social notifications in Outlook when someone "Likes" your message.
Schedule meetings on a group calendar that everyone in group can update.
You can access a group’s conversation in your Inbox by subscribing to a group. This makes it behave like a distribution list. You can also unsubscribe at any time.
Manage groups from Outlook by adding or removing members.
Outlook 2016 email search is faster, more reliable
and provides improved performance. You can seamlessly
search email across your local computer, Exchange 16
server or Office 365 Mailbox.
Outlook makes it easier to find email by offering keyword and people suggestions based on your mailbox content from Exchange 2016. You can quickly find email from someone that you've been exchanging emails with or a project you’re working on. Simply start typing someone's name or a keyword in the search box to see suggestions from Exchange 2016.
Clutter helps you move low priority messages out of
your Inbox so that you can easily scan for important
messages. Clutter analyzes your emails, and based on
your past behavior, determines the messages that you’re
most likely to ignore. It then automatically moves those
messages to a folder called Clutter so that you can
review them later.
You can even help Clutter learn your preferences faster by manually moving items in or out of the Clutter folder.
In Office 2016, existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts have been updated with a Unified modern look and feel across the primary authoring apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Mail and OneNote.
EAI is a Outlook 2016 feature that enables you to send mail to, or receive mail from any email addresses regardless of the language of the email address. International addresses work just like English email addresses, so you reply, send, and compose emails the same way.
If you own international email addresses, you can configure them and use all the features of Outlook 2016. Office 365 doesn’t support creation of international address at the time of the release of Outlook 2016. However, if you're an Office 365 user, you can send mail to and receive email from any international address. We recommend that you use Unicode Outlook data files (pst and ost files) when using EAI.
Tell Me brings features and help topics to your
fingerprints, and saves you the time you would normally
use to look for a specific function on the Ribbon. You
can type what you’re looking for in the Tell Me what you
want to do box at the top of the Ribbon, and see results
as soon as you start typing. Every keystroke refines the
results so that you can choose what you’re looking for
as soon as you see it. It will also give you the option
to read help topics on the feature you're looking for,
if you need more information. For example, type Reading
in the box and Tell Me will bring back the Reading Pane
command, which lets you choose your reading pane
options. Or try typing Print and choose one of the
When you click in the Tell Me box, you'll also see a list of the last five commands you ran from within Tell Me, saving you time getting to the feature you want faster.