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Microsoft Outlook.Com: A Hands On First Look

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft rolled out, one million people are already using the service. Here's what you need to know if you join them.

Microsoft Debuts 'Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes'

Microsoft hopes that new features built into the web-based Outlook client will draw web users away from competing services like Gmail and Yahoo.


Three Ways to Make Outlook Easier to Live With

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and tolerate Microsoft's mail client/information manager.

Access Your Gmail Contacts Offline

Robert Conner keeps his friends' phone numbers and snailmail addresses in Gmail. He asked me how he can access this information offline.

How to Quit Microsoft Outlook, Part III: Finding a New Home

There are numerous alternatives to Outlook, but I've narrowed it down to two: EssentialPIM Pro and eM Client 4. Dark-horse candidate: nothing at all!

Office 2013: What We Still Don't Know

As the dust settled on Microsoft's Office 365 and Office 2013 announcements, questions about what the company didn't tell us began to percolate.

Microsoft Office 2013: A Tour of the New Office Suite's User Interface

Microsoft has added some great new features to Office, including a tablet-friendly user interface. Let's take a look at what's new in Word 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, and OneNote 2013.

Microsoft Outlook 2013: Hands On

Power users of Outlook will be interested in what Microsoft has in store with Outlook 2013. Here are my first impressions after using the new software for a few days.

How to Quit Microsoft Outlook, Part II: Back Up Before You Pack Up

Don't make your move until you find and archive Outlook's PST file, which contains all your important data.

How to Quit Microsoft Outlook, Part I: Why I'm Jumping Ship

Some users love Outlook, but I can't stand it any longer. It's slow, bloated, buggy, and not particular good at syncing with smartphones. Read my farewell note.