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Office and Share Point 2010 User's Guide: Integrating SharePoint with Excel, Outlook, Access and Word by Michael P. Antonovich

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Chapter 5. Using Outlook

This chapter focuses on using Outlook 2010. Although much of what I discuss here also works with Outlook 2007, previous versions of Outlook supported far fewer integration points with SharePoint. In fact, Office 2003 only allowed you to view copies of SharePoint lists such as the tasks list, the contacts list, and calendar list. You could not edit the data in these copied lists and send the changes back to SharePoint. While Outlook 2003 could receive alerts generated by SharePoint when someone made changes to these lists, it could not use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds.

Of course, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 expand on these limitations, turning Outlook into a virtual front-end client for SharePoint. Today not only ...

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