Opening Outlook 2007 for the first time, it may not be apparent that this is one of the applications to benefit from the new Fluent user interface, with the Ribbon and Office Button. However, create a new message, appointment, contact etc and the ribbon becomes apparent, with all the commands associated with the task displayed in the ribbon, see right.
As it may not be immediately obvious as to where a command is in Outlook 2007, Microsoft have put together an interactive Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 command reference guide. Fully interactive, simply point to the menu or button in Outlook 2003, and the animation will display the new location of the command in Outlook 2007.
Combine RSS feeds with all your other information.RSS feeds can now be added to Outlook 2007. An RSS feed provides a convenient way to provide information in a standard format. Currently LJMU offer a number of RSS feeds, covering information such as News Update, Computing Announcements etc.
Find your Outlook information quickly and easily
Outlook 2007 allows you to quickly find the information you're looking for, be it an email, contact, calendar entry or task. Simply use the Search box and all information matching the criteria will be displayed.
Enhanced calendar functionality
Previous calendar functions, such as sharing your calendar with your colleagues, are enhanced further in Outlook 2007. It's now much easier to share your calendar details both inside and outside of the university, simply by sending a snapshot. If you regularly access another persons shared calendar, then the new overlay function allows you to easily compare busy / free times with the minimum of fuss.
To-Do Bar and Categories.
Pulling together your calendar, tasks, and any flagged emails in to one common location, the To-Do Bar allows you to quickly and easily see your tasks for the day ahead. Categorise your email, tasks and calendar entries by category - either use the predefined options, or create your own.
We have compiled an extensive range of support material covering Outlook 2007, including paper based documentation and online interactive guides. In addition, Learning and Information Services will provide training during the coming academic year. Find the information you need by using the links in the Help and Support column on the right hand side of this page.
All student PCs will automatically be upgraded to Office 2007 over summer 2008, and will be available to staff from June. If you're a member of staff and would like to install Office 2007 on your home PC, then visit the Home Use software pages to find out how.