One year in: 7 urgent trends for leaders in the shift to hybrid work
In April 2020—just a month into a global pandemic that triggered a worldwide move to remote work—my team and I shared early research on how work was changing. There was so much we didn’t know back then, but we did know there was no going back. As I said at the time, “This moment will change the way we work and connect with each other forever.”
To succeed in a new world of work, leaders need to embrace extreme flexibility. Here’s how.
At Ignite this week, we're announcing many new features and capabilities to help everyone thrive in a new hybrid world of work.
We have learned over the past year that no business is impervious to everything. We also learned—or were reminded—how critical manufacturing ecosystems are to our daily lives.
In a time of hybrid work business leaders want to empower people to come together and share their best ideas. We want to help with solutions that are fluid, dynamic, and cloud powered to enable collaboration from anywhere. Over the past year, we’ve learned a lot about working remotely, but recognize that spontaneous creativity and…
In the northern hemisphere, spring is upon us. Spring is often a time of anticipation for warmer weather and long days spent outside. And the anticipation is greater this spring as some parts of the world make progress against the COVID-19 pandemic, creating the possibility of increased mobility and social interaction later this year. For…
Millions of people rearranged their lives to work from home and on the frontlines in 2020. Among those millions were the thousands who work right here at Microsoft—and our challenges aren’t so different from yours. How do we stay connected, informed, and motivated as we transition to the new hybrid work reality?
Even before COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, a new generation of digital tools was opening up new possibilities for the future of work. What we didn’t expect was that this future would arrive almost overnight last March, as millions of businesses around the world responded to the pandemic by moving to remote and hybrid…
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is an important protocol for many of Outlook’s customers, and we’ve heard from
many of you that Outlook’s IMAP support is not at the level of quality that you
expect from a product like Outlook. We
heard your feedback, and this release we made a significant investment in IMAP. Read on to see what improvements we’ve made in Outlook 2013.
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.
Outlook add-ins provide lots of interesting features that customize Outlook for a particular scenario. Even if you don’t purchase third-party add-ins, you might already be using the add-ins that are installed with Outlook such as the Outlook Social Connector 2013. While we make every attempt to ensure that add-ins integrate seamlessly with Outlook, some add-ins behave in a way that detracts from your Outlook experience. We’ve listened to customer suggestions and added a new feature in Outlook 2013 to help you manage add-ins that cause performance or crashing problems.
Ever wonder what’s going on with the person you haven’t spoken to in a while? Want to find out what’s new with someone before sending them an email or giving them a call? If you do, Office 2013 is the product for you.
Office 2013 brings all the people you care about in one place. You can view contacts from multiple email accounts, and updates from social networks, including Facebook and LinkedIn. Office 2013 makes it easy for you to get things done with people.
If you are like most people, you have contact information spread across multiple different sources. For example, Wendy is a Facebook friend, a LinkedIn connection, and I have her personal mobile number saved in Outlook. In Office, I can see all of Wendy’s data from these various sources in one place:
I mentioned in our previous post that while designing the new message list, we focused on the way most people read their email. Reading is only half the story – acting on messages you receive is equally important. We analyzed data to learn as much as we could about what people do after reading emails in their message list.
Delete is far and away the most common action people take on their mail. In fact, it’s so common it accounts for around three quarters of all actions! The most common way to delete has been with a keyboard, but mouse users head straight for the ribbon. In the new Outlook, we’ve put a delete button right on your message list. As you hover over each message, a single click is all it takes to delete, and you don’t even need to select the message first.
You’ve probably realized that the person at the desk next to you uses Outlook differently than you. Some folks view Outlook as a task system, others use it to collaborate on documents with public folders, and still others use it to manage other peoples’ calendars. But almost every Outlook user reads their email in Outlook. And to do it, they use the message list.
Sure, we aren’t getting any points for creativity on that name, but the message list, put simply, is the list of emails you read in Outlook. Like other parts of Outlook, it’s highly customizable, and yours might look different than your manager’s. In Outlook 2013, we overhauled the message list, focusing on the way most people use it.
Here on the Outlook team we’re always listening for feedback from users like you. We know that some customers on Office365 have had difficulty getting their mail when their passwords expire, and we wanted to help you avoid that problem. We have released an update for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 that allows you to…
With the upcoming launch of Windows 8, we designed Outlook to work great on the new breed of touch devices that will become mainstream over the next few years. Outlook 2013 adapts itself based on the device you are using while still being the Outlook that you are familiar with. When you boot Outlook on…
In this week’s webinar, we crack open Outlook 2013, something you can also do right now during our free Customer Preview. See below for links.
What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar:
New ways to organize and control your schedule and email
Take a peak at a calendar…
A stream of messages most likely flows into your inbox from co-workers and friends, and from all those enewsletters and notifications you signed up for. You need a quick way to track down specific messages without having to wade through all of them. To help you cut through the clutter, we’ve compiled four tutorials that show you some ways search in Outlook.