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Help me better utilize Office for work email, scheduling, etc

I have MS Office Pro Plus 2010 at work, and I haven't used Office before. After using Gmail exclusively for a number of years, and never any scheduling tools beyond what came on my Droid from Verizon, I'm looking for ways to better utilize the email, organizational and time management options I have. I recently learned about flags and conversation view from a co-worker, but I feel like there are more features I should be using. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me learn to love (or at least tolerate) Lotus Notes.

Help me learn to love (or at least tolerate) Lotus Notes. Are there any features as a user or administrator you like? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Jul 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Email nofifications not working in Google Calendar.

After three great years my Google Calendar has simply stopped sending me email notifications. I have tried the help page here and many unhelpful forum posts here. This seems to be a prevalent problem. I wish I could switch to something else but Gmail is what I use heart and soul for work. Any others solved this problem? I am all ears. Thanks for your time.
posted by snap_dragon on May 7, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?

What's the best way to get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?
posted by grouse on Dec 31, 2010 - 12 answers

I do not want to be neutered, why is gmail inviting me to a neutering?

Why is gmail sending me calendar invites to strangers' pet grooming appointments? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 28, 2010 - 23 answers

How to send Gcal reminders to others?

Help me remind forgetful students (i.e. parents) of weekly lesson. Google Calendar and Gmail in place. Now, how to get reminders sent to them automatically? [more inside]
posted by skypieces on Sep 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Thunderbird and Lightning, very, very frightening me!

My Thunderbird/Lightning combo has been behaving oddly ever since a failed attempt to create a repeating event yesterday. It wiped out all events for March and stalls whenever I launch it now, although once launched, it seems to work smoothly. I've been able to add non-repeating events back into March and they are staying in place. My profile is backed up. What next? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Mar 12, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I get gmail to stop forwarding calendar reminders to another email address?

How do I get GMail to stop sending random reminders to the wrong email address? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 1, 2008 - 9 answers

How to aggregate emails into one text file

How can I aggregate the text of multiple received emails into one text file? [more inside]
posted by yarrow on Jun 17, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I get email notification of changes/additions/deletions to a Google Calendar?

How do I get email notification of changes/additions/deletions to a Google Calendar? [more inside]
posted by arathorn on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me get a small business network of Macs organized

Some clients of mine have a small consulting business that is rapidly expanding. What started as 1 desktop computer has turned into 4 desktops, 4 laptops (and recently 2 iPhones), and they'll soon be adding some more desktops. They're moving some of the computers out of their home office, and into a "real" office next week and I'm really trying to nail down a good setup for them. I'm looking for your advice on how you've organized a smallish network of Macs, allowing anywhere access of Files, Email, Calendar and Address Book. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Jul 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Kicking the Google habit: how?

Giving up Google: can you suggest alternatives? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on May 8, 2007 - 26 answers

How do I recover my Entourage Calendar?

How do I recover my Entourage Calendar? -- While importing my Entourage calendar into iCal, my MacBook Pro froze up, and I had to Force Quit both programs. When I restarted Entourage, my entire calendar (appointments, dates, events) was completely blank. Any geniuses out there who can help me recover it?
posted by ruwan on Feb 26, 2007 - 1 answer

Which email/calendar bundle should I use?

After years of slaving to my company's email and calendaring platform (Entourage) I now find myself not with that company anymore and free to choose what to use. [more inside]
posted by pman78 on Jan 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Automated emailing of .ics appointments

I have a .ics (iCal) calendar file hosted on webdav on a linux server. I need a script to run on the server as a cron job and email me any upcoming appointments. Does anyone know of such a thing?
posted by blacksky on Feb 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Is there an auto-scheduling app?

I'm scheduling a meeting with 17 different people via email. It's a recurring nightmare. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jan 25, 2006 - 28 answers

Synchronize OS 10.4 with MS Exchange

Can I synchronize my email/calendar/tasks with an MS Exchange server? I have Mac OS 10.4, Mail.app or Entourage 2001. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Aug 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Restoring calendar functionality in Outlook 2003 (updraged from 2000)?

My office just upgraded all of us to Outlook 2003 and I've lost functionality that I found very helpful. In Outlook 2000 I was able to display both a portion of my Calendar as well my Tasks in the main view of my mailboxes. I've gone through numerous options to find this functionality, but no luck. Any suggestions for restoring said functionality?
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 10, 2004 - 6 answers

Online Calendars

As a follow-up to this question, I'm looking for an online application that will let me set up a calendar and will email me daily reminders of the day's events. I need to do this online, because I move around a lot and am constantly using different PCs (so an Outlook/Eudora/Etc. solution won't work). I would like to be able to get a reminder the night before and one the morning-of. Google suggests there are several such services. Are there any really good ones? Bonus: Has anyone invented one that will phone you or leave your a text message?
posted by grumblebee on Dec 5, 2004 - 8 answers

Outlook Reminder Emails

I would like to have Outlook e-mail me my calendar each day around 6 AM so that my daily appointment schedule shows up in my inbox. Any way to automate this? I only see options to export to HTML, which doesn't seem terribly useful.
posted by PrinceValium on Feb 25, 2004 - 8 answers

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