Big-Time Collaboration with Outlook
IN THIS CHAPTER
Collaborating with Microsoft Exchange
Viewing two calendars side by side
Managing your out of office message
Understanding all those Address Books
Setting up a Skype meeting
Microsoft is a big company that writes big programs for big companies with big bucks. As you’d expect, some parts of Outlook were originally for people at big companies. But these days, people in small organizations also need tools to improve teamwork and collaboration. That’s especially true in a world of far-flung virtual teams whose members communicate almost exclusively via phone and email.
Companies that use Outlook often have a network that’s running a program called Microsoft Exchange Server in the background. Exchange teams with Outlook to let you do things that you can’t do with Outlook alone. Outlook users with Exchange can look at another employee’s calendar, for example, or give someone else the power to answer email messages on that person’s ...