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An Outlook Calendar to Help You Stay on Top of Your Life

Here is another Microsoft blog post detailing some changes in calendaring in the new Microsoft Outlook 2013:

“by Outlook Team – October 16

Have you tried out the Calendar in the Outlook Customer Preview yet?

We know many of you use the calendar to schedule meetings and appointments with each other. We also know another common usage is to help track small reminders. Let’s take a look at what’s available to help you with those small reminders.

Calendar Quick Entry

We’ve heard that most of you like to use Month View both to see your appointments for today and also to look ahead to get a sense of what’s coming up. Maybe you see that Paula’s bake sale is next week, and you want to bring your infamous banana bread, so you jot down a reminder to yourself to get some bananas for next week. If you’re in Month View, we’ve made it easy for you to add notes to remind yourself of things to do. Just click on a day and type away!

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Quick Entry

Calendar Item Peeks

And if you’ve forgotten when Paula’s bake sale ends, you can remind yourself with a glimpse of the Calendar Item Peek by hovering your mouse over the event.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Calendar peek

 Looking Ahead

In addition to helping you stay on top of things in your life, we’ve also added the following features to help you plan ahead.

In the left Folder Pane, we now show two months by default so that it’s easier to plan into the next month, especially when you’re at the end of the month.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Month View

If you’re like me and you work in Week View because you have a busy calendar, you may have noticed the horizontal blue bar that goes across your calendar view. The bar indicates the current time (e.g. 3:30pm), and helps you quickly identify future events that occur at that same time.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Current time

-Jenny Liu, Outlook Program Manager”

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