Before you connect to your Outlook 2016 desktop application to any calendar services, you should leatn about these basics first.
Watch these videos to get familiar with the calendar in Outlook 2013. You can keep things simple, or use Outlook to manage complex meetings and schedules.
Inside this course:
Create an appointment (3:38)
Start by adding a new appointment or a new meeting. The only difference is that a meeting includes other people.
Calendar views (2:09)
In this video, learn how to get a handle on your schedule by changing how you view the calendar.
Create a meeting (2:16)
All we have to do is invite people to the appointment we created in the first movie, and then we can turn it into a meeting.
Use the Scheduling Assistant (2:33)
This video shows you how to use the Scheduling Assistant to help handle complex meetings with lots of attendees.
Share your calendar (4:14)
In the previous movie, you saw one example of calendar sharing in the Scheduling Assistant. But you can do even more.
Manage Scheduling in Microsoft Outlook 2016
This chapter from Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to scheduling and changing appointments, events, and meetings; responding to meeting requests; and displaying different views of a calendar.
In this chapter
- Schedule appointments and events
- Convert calendar items
- Configure calendar item options
- Schedule and change meetings
- Respond to meeting requests
- Display different views of a calendar
You can use the Outlook 2016 calendar to organize your daily activities and to remind you of important tasks and events. If you’re a busy person and use the Outlook calendar to its fullest potential, it might at times seem as though the calendar runs your life—but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Using the calendar effectively can help you stay organized, on time, and on task. You can schedule and track appointments, meetings, and events, and block time as a reminder to yourself to take care of tasks. And because you can also set up Outlook on your mobile device, you can be assured of having up-to-date schedule information available wherever and whenever you need it.
If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server account, a calendar is part of that account. Some Internet email accounts also have associated calendars. When you configure Outlook to connect to a different type of account, Outlook also connects to the associated calendar. If you don’t have a calendar as part of your account, Outlook creates a blank calendar for you. You can easily schedule appointments, events, and meetings on any Outlook calendar.
This chapter guides you through procedures related to scheduling and changing appointments, events, and meetings; responding to meeting requests; and displaying different views of a calendar.
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