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Special Edition Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 contains an immense amount of Outlook 2003 information you can use right now to make yourself more productive.
Unlike much of Office 2003, Outlook 2003 is a really significant upgrade. This 1,000-plus-page book has been written from scratch to reflect the latest version. You couldn’t ask for a more qualified author. Patricia Cardoza doesn’t just administer and write about Outlook: She’s earned Microsoft’s coveted Most Valuable Professional award for her leadership in the Outlook technical community.
Cardoza thoroughly covers every Outlook module: contacts, tasks, email, calendar -- even the oft-neglected Journal, immensely useful for anyone who needs to track their time. Of course, all the new stuff is here: Outlook 2003’s interface, improved junk email options, message Quick Flags, the Reading Pane, search folders, information rights management, and more. There’s even a lengthy chapter on the Business Contact Manager add-in.
If you’re connected to a corporate Microsoft Exchange Server messaging system, you have access to even more Outlook features -- and Cardoza sets aside a full section of the book for these. (There are major improvements in caching, which make it easier to work with Outlook when you’re “off the network.” There’s the Out of Office Assistant, which simplifies the task of letting email senders know you’re away. There are improvements in Public Folders, remote mail downloading, and more.)
Every chapter contains troubleshooting tips, plus a section offering new ideas for using Outlook to enhance your efficiency. Which is, after all, the point. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.