Microsoft Outlook is the email client included with the Microsoft Office suite. It is designed to operate as an independent personal information manager, as an Internet mail client, or in conjunction with the Microsoft Exchange Server for group scheduling, email, and task management. It manages email, calendars, contacts, tasks, to-do lists, and documents or files on the hard drive. Outlook helps you communicate through email, phone support, and group scheduling capabilities. Outlook also helps you share information by means of public folders, forms, and Internet connectivity.
Outlook juggles scheduling, group ware, personal information (contacts, tasks), email, and documents all in one place, and allows you to create and view information using a consistent interface.
You can find information easily with Windows shortcuts, which let you navigate to any private, public, or file system folders. Outlook Journal helps you find a document based on creation date and name.
After you set up Microsoft Outlook, you can import the contents of the Microsoft Schedule+ data file (file name extension .scd if you use Schedule+ 7.x, .cal if you use Schedule+ 1.0). The Schedule+ file stores your appointments, events, meetings, to-do list, and contacts (Schedule+ 7.x only). The .scd or .cal file is not modified or deleted during the import process. See your system administrator before you set up Outlook for use with Schedule+ files. Outlook 2002 and later does not support Schedule+ as a Primary Calendar, so in order to view your Schedule+ data files you must import them into Outlook.
Outlook imports the following types of Schedule+ data into the following Outlook folders:
- Appointments and events are imported into the Calendar folder.
- Tasks are imported into the Tasks folder.
- Contacts (Schedule+ 7.x only) are imported into the Contacts folder.
- Notes (Schedule+ 1.0 only) must first be imported into Schedule+ 7.x, where they are converted to events, and then imported from Schedule+ 7.x to Outlook as events in the Calendar folder.