If you are a Hangout user, now you can start making video calls from the platform to Outlook users. The new feature has been enabled by Google with the release of the new plugin for Hangout. As both Hangout and Outlook have large number of users, the new move is certainly going to help millions of users of both the platforms. Earlier, we had seen Microsoft releasing a plugin for the Skype users that allowed them to keep in touch with Outlook the users.
The Google tweet on the new plugin says, “Schedule meetings in the blink of an eye with Google Apps shared calendars.” The description further says, “Schedule a Hangouts video call with other Outlook users in your company with a single click. Join a scheduled Hangouts video call by opening the meeting in Outlook and clicking the Hangouts video call link.”
According to Outlook help desk, with the new plugin installed, Outlook users do not need to move out of the window and open Hangout to initiate a video call. Instead, users can make calls directly from the Outlook window. The new move is certainly going to help business users a lot. However, please note that earlier, Microsoft had released a similar plugin for Google Talks, which was not welcomed by one of the bosses of Google, Larry Page. According to him, the move from Microsoft did not have any benefits for Google.
Outlook.com was founded in the year 1996 and then had the name Hotmail. Microsoft purchased Hotmail from its developers and later changed its name to MSN Hotmail and then Windows Live Hotmail. Microsoft was making constant changes to Hotmail during this period and in 2012, released Outlook.com.
All the existing users of Hotmail were moved to Outlook.com It is estimated that there are more than four hundred million active users for the account and therefore, each addition for the program is going to be a great help to the users.
Google Hangout is a chat platform developed by Google. It was released in 2013. With the release of Google Hangouts, the company is making replacements for its three applications, Google+ Messenger, Hangouts and Google Talk. Hangout too has millions of users around the globe. Gmail users can move to Hangout by choosing the Hangout option in their window.
According to Outlook help desk, users can find more information about the plugin from the official website of Hangout. Users may download and install this plugin to make communication more effective.
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It is a known fact that everyone in a corporate environment makes use of the Outlook email manager program for managing emails efficiently. The program will help the users to easily and effectively organize the emails they receive in their inbox. One of the major issues that a corporate user faces is the abundance of emails he/she receives each day. Of these emails, some of the emails have to be forwarded to other users. This forwarding of emails will need many man-hours, however with the new Outlook 2010 Rules in place, this can be easily done.
You can configure Outlook setting rules for automatically forwarding emails received in your inbox. The procedure is simple and once you have setup an Outlook Rule, there is no need to forward the emails manually as the Outlook program will automatically forward the same to the selected recipients. Outlook allows the users to easily select the contacts from the Outlook address book and add to the list of recipients. Here we discuss the simple steps required for forwarding emails by creating a new rule.
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to create rules for forwarding emails in Outlook 2010.
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Outlook lets you send automated replies to your email senders when you can’t access your email account. You can set this in two ways; temporarily or part time. When you set up this feature for part-time, the application sends the automated replies to all the emails or emails from specified senders during the stipulated time when you are out of the office or away from the computer. The temporary auto-reply is quite similar to this. You can set it up when you are away from the office or computer for a few days, say on a trip. Outlook will be sending auto replies and keep those who contact you by emails informed about your status.
By making the above described changes in your Outlook setting, you would be able to set up an automated reply in your Outlook application. You can contact our Outlook help desk for any further assistance.
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If you have to send out frequent emails that include information that have exceedingly similar body, you can cut short your work by creating a template. By composing a message and saving it as a template, you will be able to use it every time you need it. By filling in new information onto the template, you can create the new e-mail message and send it in an extremely short while.
To create a template in Outlook 2003, you can contact our Outlook help desk or make the following changes yourself:
You can use Microsoft Word to create templates in the same way. This way, you can create the template and then add new information before sending the template as an email message. To create a template in Microsoft Office, you can either contact our Outlook help desk or do the following steps yourself.
Once you follow the instructions stated above, you can create Outlook templates and use them to send out emails in Outlook 2003 whenever you want. If you have any issues or need further assistance, you may contact our Outlook help desk.
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Similar to Outlook Calendar, Google calendar is a calendar app that also acts as a day planner where you can create and manage schedules. When at work, this tool is extremely useful when you have to manage deadlines. It is linked to your Gmail account and can be accessed anywhere, using your computer or your mobile, wherever you want provided you have an internet connection. Contact our Outlook help desk to know more about Google Calendar.
Although Outlook 2010 does not support syncing your Google Calendar with its own Calendar app, you can make minor tweaks to the settings. Previous versions like Outlook 2003 and 2007 versions had a sync option and it is surprising to see more advanced Outlook versions missing such a key feature. Once you sync your Google Calendar with Outlook, all your calendar events present in the your Google Calendar account will automatically migrate to your Outlook email client program. Successive entries to the Google Calendar will also be available in your Outlook account letting you use the Calendar program to its optimum use no matter where you are.
Here’s how you make the changes in the settings to sync your Outlook 2010 program to work with Google Calendar.
Contact our Outlook help desk if you have any trouble synchronizing Outlook with the Google Calendar.
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