Microsoft Outlook is a messaging and collaborating client that combines leading support for Internet standards-based messaging systems with integrated calendar, contact, and task management features. As soon as you get connected you will communicate and share information with others. Organize and view information in one place: Outlook lets users organize and manage all of their e-mail, calendar, contacts, and task information using a single integrated application. Quickly find messages, appointments, tasks or other information with easy web style searching.
Manage multiple e-mail accounts from one place
You can easily manage e-mail messages from multiple mailboxes. Synchronize multiple e-mail accounts from services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or just about any other provider to Outlook.
Manage large volumes of e-mail with ease
Conversation View the tracking of e-mail conversations - reducing information overload - and helps you manage large amounts of e-mail with ease. Entire conversations can be condensed or categorized with a single click. And, new conversation management tools enable you to save valuable inbox space by turning dozens of e-mails into just a few conversations using the Clean Up feature. Or, use the Ignore feature to send the entire conversation to your Deleted Items.
Customize common tasks into single-click commands
Create and save custom actions in a new way with Quick Steps. You can save time by creating and defining multistep tasks that you can execute with a single click, including reply and delete, move to a specific folder, create a new e-mail to assigned groups, and more.
Make scheduling a breeze
Conveniently and efficiently schedule appointments, share your calendar availability and manage your work schedule. With the E-mail Calendar feature, you can send your schedule to others so they can quickly find time for your next appointment. And, the Schedule View provides a horizontal display of multiple calendars. Calendar management tools enable you to save frequently used groups of calendars so they can be quickly redisplayed whenever you need them.
Search to easily find what you're looking for
With Microsoft Outlook, you can easily sort through high volumes of data. The enhanced Search Tools provide you with ways to quickly find and manage large quantities of e-mail, calendar, and contact items.
Stay connected to your social and business networks
Microsoft Outlook is your hub for friends, family, and colleagues. Use Outlook Social Connector to get additional information about people, such as mutual friends and other social information, while staying better connected to your social and business circles.
Ensure that your e-mail messages get to the intended audience
For business users, sending unnecessary e-mail messages to out-of-office contacts, accidentally replying to a large distribution list, or distributing confidential information outside the company are frequent concerns. With the MailTips feature, you're alerted when you are about to send e-mail to a large distribution list, to someone who is out of the office or to individuals outside the organization.
Receive voice mail previews in your inbox
With Outlook, a voice-to-text preview of a recorded voice message is sent along with the voice mail recording directly to your inbox. Access your messages virtually anywhere using your computer, Microsoft Outlook Mobile, or Microsoft Outlook Web App.
Initiate live conversations from Outlook
Keep in touch with your contacts. By using Office Communicator, or your instant messaging application, Outlook provides presence and status information for those on your buddy or contact list. Hover over a name, see their availability and then easily initiate a conversation directly through instant messaging. With Office Communicator, you can start a voice call without leaving Outlook.
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