January 16, 2007
New Thing Four: Automatic Configuration in Outlook 2007

Today's new thing is brief because it's so easy there isn't much to say about it.

The instructions for setting up Outlook in Office 2003 looked like this:

outlook 2003 instructions.jpg

Four pages, several screens, a number of questions to answer.

The new instructions look like this:

both screens.jpg

That's right just two simple questions:

  1. Do you want to set up e-mail?
  2. Is this your name?

Since all your current email is stored on the server, Outlook automatically loads that for you. You will still need to copy over your archive files if you're switching from an old computer to a new one, but at this point you're ready to receive, read, and reply to your email. For new staff (once they've received their Net-ID and Exchange accounts) these are the only steps they'll need to complete.

Posted by dcoates at January 16, 2007 09:25 AM
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