To make the most use of Outlook on the web, it helps to know how it works. In this video, learn about the key features and uses of Outlook on the web.
- [Instructor] The infrastructure for email is modeled on that of a postal system. The post office uses physical post office buildings and physical mailboxes, while email systems use email servers and client mailboxes. The sever, which in our case is Microsoft Exchange Server, behaves just like the post office. This is where mail is received and sorted, this is where it's stored, and from where it is delivered. (recording skips) operate like mailboxes where you can both receive and send mail, and the most popular client for Exchange Server is a program called Outlook. Outlook is full-featured desktop application software that needs to be installed on your local computer, and the current version is Outlook 2019. Outlook on the desktop looks like something we spent big money on, because we did. It's shiny, it's fabulous. But it's not the only client for Exchange Server, not by any means. Outlook on the web is a powerful universal client for Exchange Server. No matter where in the world I am, I can use Outlook on the web to send and receive mail, to check my calendar, update my tasks, or to find information about contacts. Outlook on the web runs in a browser. And then there are Outlook apps, technically, Outlook on the web apps, which run on mobile phones and tablets. I can easily download these free apps for iPhones or iPads, Androids, and take my messages, meetings, people, and to-do list on the road with me in my pocket. There's another outlook product we need to mention, Outlook.com. In the past, Outlook.com was not able to use the web-based applications that were built for Exchange. You see, Outlook.com used to be called Hotmail, and it was a far more limited program with fewer tools. It's free email, the Microsoft competitor for Gmail. But here's the really great news. If you use Outlook.com, if your domain is at hotmail.com, live.com, msn.com, or Outlook.com, then you are in the right course, because you too can use Outlook on the web. This course focuses purely on Outlook for the web, apps or browser. I don't need to have anything installed on my local computer to use Outlook on the web. Outlook on the web is powerful, universal, enabled for multiple devices, and if I know how to use it on my phone, I know how to use it in a browser or on a tablet. And because I can use this tool on a wide range of browsers and many devices, Outlook on the web is becoming a go-to product for people who use Microsoft Office 365 or Exchange Server.
- Identify the ways to access Outlook on the web.
- Review options for sending emails and copying other recipients on emails.
- Describe methods to reply to emails that best utilize the features of Outlook on the web.
- Explain the various processes in creating calendar items.
- Distinguish between the three ways to create meetings in Outlook on the web.
- Differentiate between the various functionalities of Outlook on the web in utilizing lists.