Microsoft Outlook: Uses and how to install?

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Microsoft Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office suite which stores personal information. It was originally created for sending and receiving emails but now it does many other functions too. It is available both in Android and IOS.

How is the 2016 version different?

The 2002 version had MSN Messenger, Hotmail, Lunar Calendar Support and many other features.

The 2016 has Office 365, Online Archive Support , Master Category list Support and many features.

So the main changes have been in the features that it provides. It has updated with time for user convenience.

Outlook for IOS and Android:

Before January 2015, Outlook was only available for PC and laptops.Now, it’s available in android and IOS. It has the Office 365. The Mobile version is quite similar with the PC version as they both have calendar, contacts and emails.

Outlook’s Helping Programs:

Social Connector:

With this feature an individual can connect their Linkedin, Facebook or Windows Live Messenger to their Outlook. This feature came in November 18, 2009 but was actually put in the 2010 version and it is an important part of Outlook.

CardDAV and CalDAV Connector:

There are many softwares that help the users contact with CalDAV and CardDAV protocols. Cal Connect has a list about it. But originally, Microsoft Outlook does not support both of them.

How has Microsoft evolved?

Outlook was first constructed in 1997. Back then the only free version of Outlook Express was Windows XP. After that, each year Microsoft has supplied the public with new version that contained better features than the previous one.

A large amount of websites in Microsoft office application suites have the Outlook installed in them. Even the varied number of Microsoft office versions have Outlook (For Example- 2007, 2010, 2013). However, it is generally mistaken that all versions have Outlook but that is not true. Student 2016 and Office home does not have Outlook. It was not included in every version.

What is the requirement of Microsoft Outlook?

To understand the need of Outlook we need to recognize what it is in general. The Mail application can also be added to it that also includes Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Emails are stored in Email Provider’s Website but anything more than that cannot be done in it and needs to have a better email management program.

How to Install Microsoft outlook?

Many computers , phones and tablets have Outlook already installed in them. However before buying it you should understand the whole thing. To find out if you already have Microsoft installed on your device is a very simple procedure. You just have to go to the Search Window which is present in the taskbar in Windows 10 or the Start Screen if you are using Windows 8.1 or the Search Window if you are using Windows 7 and simply type Outlook in it, Hit the Enter button and wait for the results. If there is Outlook, it will show there.

Atlast, make sure you don’t have Outlook if you are going to install because if you don’t then it will just waste your time. There is a type of subscription called Office 365 but in this subscription you have to pay monthly. But here’s the good news for those who would hate to pay every month, there is another way and it is Microsoft Outlook outright.

The Microsoft Store has all the updated versions and even the older ones. So the Offices Suites where Microsoft Outlook is available are Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal Office 2019 Home ,Business for PC or Mac and Office Home and Business 2016 for PC (It is available in Mac also).There is also an option of buying different Outlook for PC or Mac. After you buy Outlook, you will just need to follow some steps for the installation of files.

Other names of Outlook:

Even though the names mentioned below were just result of confusion between people.

Other names or nicknames that are used for Outlook to be called are Outlook 365, Outlook Express, Outlook Online , Outlook Hotmail, Microsoft Office email (This is an obvious one) and there are many more. It is fun to realise that Outlook has more names than many humans.

Why should you use Outlook?

Receiving and sending emails are not what we do on a daily basis anymore but that does not mean that you should not use Outlook. It has many uses.

  1. You can have multiple accounts so it’s not that limited. The same amount of folders can be used with unlike protocols. Example- POP3 and IMAP. It is your own personal that if you want to have seperate folders in an account
  2. Outlook has a very strong security. Here we are talking about the version after 2007 especially. It has many updated features such as it automatically clears up all the junk and blocks certain content that can be dangerous. This is surprising since Microsoft has got a bad reputation related to security.
  3. Outlook contains many handy features like Calendar, Tasks and many more.Outlook can even help a small business entrepreneur if they have the version having Microsoft Business Contact Manager.
  4. There is an option for online voting. So it is more than just sending emails. So Outlook workflows for this various functions.
  5. Logging on is easier than ever. Active Directory stores the email address of an individual so that they don’t have to enter the information too many times and logging in becomes less hectic.

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