Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

Thank you for all of the comments and suggestions

Dear readers, Thank you for all of your suggestions and feedback to this blog. There will not be any...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 05/31/2008

OneNote and GTD

I recently was passed a blog that I thought might interest some of you about how to use OneNote as...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/20/2007

New Outlook Team Blog

The Outlook Team has just created a new blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook. Going forward, the...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/13/2007

Outlook2007 Performance Update Now Available!

Hey everyone, please get the latest update for Outlook 2007. It has several performance improvements...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/17/2007

Interesting PI article

Saw this article in the Seattle PI this morning and thought it might interest some of you:...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 01/23/2007

The Outlook Gadgets are here!!!

I am excited to announce that the Outlook 2007 gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar have just been...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 12/05/2006

Office 2007 has been Released To Manufacturing!

I am happy to announce that on Friday, November 3 the 2007 Microsoft Office system was released to...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 11/17/2006

Don't Delete: Mark it Complete

I have heard of a few instances where people love the To-Do Bar, but can't figure out how to get...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 10/26/2006

Give me your best scenario

Hey you! I am looking for some good scenarios around lightweight project management (hierarchical...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 10/18/2006

Project Server Tasks in Outlook: Part 1

The following is the first in a series of two posts from Jon Kaufthal, a program manager from the...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 10/09/2006

Project Server Tasks in Outlook: Part 2

The following is the second in a series of two posts from Jon Kaufthal, a program manager from the...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 10/09/2006

Olya's latest post: Assigning Tasks from Shared OneNote Notebooks

Check out Olya's latest post on Assigning Outlook tasks from OneNote shared notebooks. She details...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 10/05/2006

Make your To-Do Bar only show tasks

For some of you, flags may have had a whole different meaning, and the fact that the To-Do Bar is...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 09/29/2006

Olya's OneNote Blog

For all you OneNote fans out there, Olya has just started her own OneNote Blog. Her blog will...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 09/26/2006

Beta 2 Technical Refresh is out!

An update (technical refresh) for Beta 2 has been released. As this is an update, it needs to be...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 09/19/2006

Make that PST show up on the To-Do Bar

Do you have a pst or an archive that has tasks and flagged mail it, but the tasks and flagged mail...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 07/31/2006

Outlook 2007 and Getting Things Done

Every now and then someone asks about how to use Outlook 2007 with the Getting Things Done (GTD)...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 07/19/2006

E-mail Etiquette

Since starting work in Outlook, I have begun to think about the unwritten rules of e-mail etiquette...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/30/2006

OneNote and Outlook Task Syncing - OneNote notes as context for your tasks (from Olya Veselova)

Here is a post from Olya Veselova of OneNote. A few of you have mentioned in comments How I work...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/13/2006

From Hank Leukart: Working at Microsoft is the most fun when we get to fulfill customers’ dreams –...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/09/2006

How I work with Outlook 12

Now that Beta2 is out, it seems like high time I explain how I use the new time management system in...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 06/01/2006

Beta2 has been released!

Hooray! Beta2 is out! Checkout http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx for more...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 05/23/2006

Internet Calendars

There is a good post on internet calendars written by Can Comertoglu, Outlook PM on Michael...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 05/16/2006

Addendum to How to show tasks from some folders and not others in the To-Do Bar - a how-to guide

Andrew Coates was kind enough to point out that there is another way to hide a folder that is much,...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/19/2006

How to show tasks from some folders and not others in the To-Do Bar - a how-to guide

Recently, I received the following e-mail and I thought I would post my response: Hi Melissa, Since...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/18/2006

The electronic time management revolution will not be televised

Here is a post from Hank Leukart about the Outlook 12 Calendar. -Melissa Over the past 15 years,...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/14/2006

Office Blogs

If you came to my website looking for the Office Blogs, here they are: General Office Blogs:...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/13/2006

Office Live - what is it?

As you might have guessed from my post on March 31 about dragging mail to the Date Navigator to make...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/11/2006

NAPO

Two weeks ago, I attended the 18th Annual National Association of Professional Organizers...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 04/05/2006

Make that mail an appointment

How often have you received an e-mail that is about something you want to put on your calendar? For...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 03/31/2006

Andrew Ash on SharePoint Tasks

The following is from guest blogger Andrew Ash. Enjoy! -Melissa Hi! My name is Andrew Ash and I am a...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 03/21/2006

Beta1 Technical Refresh is Out!

Now that Beta1 Technical Refresh (B1TR) has been released, so are many of the new pretty visuals. I...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 03/16/2006

Beta Testers: Please Reset Your To-Do Bar

A similar message has already been posted to the newsgroups, and appears in the readme for Beta1...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 03/15/2006

Tips for the Outlook Tasks Module

Below are some tips for the Tasks Module (most are oldies (will work in most versions) but goodies):...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 03/02/2006

The Tasks Module

Click on Tasks in the Navigation Pane to get to the Tasks Module Outlook's Tasks Module is the place...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 02/24/2006

Hank Leukart on Color Categories

The following is from guest blogger and fellow PM, Hank Leukart. Enjoy! -Melissa Greetings! My name...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 02/17/2006

Send and Track

How often have you sent an e-mail to someone and thought to yourself “I better follow up with them...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 01/26/2006

More on subtasks

In this release of Outlook, we considered adding subtasks, but decided that the primary problem that...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 01/26/2006

A word about subtasks

Let me start by saying that the next version of Outlook 12 will not have sub-tasks. However, there...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 01/13/2006

The Daily Task List: Tasks on the Calendar

Part of efficient time management is making time for one’s tasks. To help our customers get an...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 01/05/2006

Introducing the To-Do Bar

To help people get a handle on their time and tasks, we are introducing the To-Do Bar into Outlook....

Author: mmacbeth Date: 12/20/2005

Defer It

A big part of the flagging in Outlook 12 is about forcing the question: When am I going to deal with...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 12/14/2005

4 Ds

This is just a short post about a general way to deal with mail that many time management...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 12/09/2005

Tenets of task management

Before delving into Outlook 12’s task management system, I want to describe my three tenets: reduce...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 12/02/2005

A word about Color Categories and Outlook 2003 Quick Flags

I already posted this to the Beta1 newsgroup, but it seems appropriate to post here as well. While...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 11/30/2005

How did we get here?

In our research for Outlook 12, we* found that less than 30 percent of Outlook users use the Tasks...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 11/30/2005

Welcome!

Hi, My name is Melissa MacBeth and I design features for Microsoft Office Outlook. Specifically, I...

Author: mmacbeth Date: 11/28/2005