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FAQ New and Changed in Outlook 2016

Outlook 2016 buttonUpgrading to Outlook 2016 from Outlook 2013 is easy and you’d probably need very little time to adjust yourself to it. In fact, if it wasn’t for the new default “colorful” theme, you’d hardly notice the upgrade to Outlook 2016 at first sight.

This is actually part of the Office 365 strategy where major new features are also introduced during the main lifetime of the current version, as we saw with Office 2013. In the old strategy, these features were held back for the new version. Office 2016 will get the same treatment so future updates can introduce new features as well.

Until then, there are still plenty of new features in Outlook 2016 to use and discover.

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FAQ Windows 10 (April 2018 Update) and Outlook

Windows 10 buttonThinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 10 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 10 computer already and are being offered a major Windows 10 update?

What should you be aware of when you heavily rely on Outlook?

The upgrade process from Windows 7 and Windows 8 is actually quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations. Things are even easier when applying a major update to Windows 10. However, for either upgrade, there are still a couple of attention points before you start.

This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 10.

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FAQ Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Outlook

Windows 8 logoThinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 8 computer already? The process is quite streamlined and trouble free for most configurations, especially when upgrading from Windows 7, but there are still a couple of attention points before you start.

This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 8.

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FAQ 36 Short questions and tips for Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 iconThis guide discusses the main changes and new features of Outlook 2013 and provides several tips on how to work with or around them.

If you want to give Office 2013 a try yourself, you can sign up for a free 1 month trial for Office 365 Home Premium or a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.

While both suites give you a different set of options and applications, the version of Outlook 2013 included in either suite is exactly the same.

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FAQ Windows 7 and Outlook

Thinking about upgrading your computer to Windows 7 or are you using Outlook on a Windows 7 computer already? The process seems to be less troublesome as with Windows Vista upgrades so far but there are still a couple of attention points before you start. This guide contains not only upgrade preparation and troubleshooting steps but also various tips about the changes that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 7.

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FAQ Where do I find…?

Changed Outlook version and can now no longer find your favorite feature? Or have you heard of a feature but don’t know where to find it in Outlook?

This guide will help you on your way. It contains a list of most commonly used features and options that have been shifted around or renamed between Outlook versions and are sometimes hard to find back. In addition, a couple of options have links to them to find out more about how to use the feature.

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FAQ Top 10 Best Practices for Outlook

Outlook is a very powerful program but can go weird at times as well. When working with Outlook, there are a couple of things to keep in mind and when you do, you’ll find that Outlook runs more stable and more pleasant to work with.

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FAQ Outlook 2007/2010/2013/2016 and Word HTML

Starting with Outlook 2007, Outlook uses only the Word engine to display and create HTML-formatted emails. There had been quite some fuss about this before its release and again before the release of Outlook 2010.

So what is this really all about? Well, to put it short; because it breaks some stuff… But really, trust me, it’s not completely a bad thing that it does so.

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FAQ What is the Winmail.dat file?

The Winmail.dat file holds information for the Rich Text message format. When you send a message to someone whose mail client doesn’t support Rich Text format (basically any other mail client which is not developed by Microsoft) or when it is improperly converted on the mail server, they will receive the message with the Winmail.dat file as an attachment.

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FAQ About mailboxes, addresses and aliases

Aliases buttonNormally a mailbox only has one e-mail address. However, nowadays, several e-mail providers allow you to set multiple addresses on just one mailbox.

In the corporate world, it is also not uncommon to have addresses from ex-employees or special projects assigned to your (Exchange) mailbox.

This guide describes the definitions and affects of aliases on Outlook.

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