With the massive shift to working remotely , it can be tricky to separate when your work day begins and when it ends, making it increasingly challenging to stay organized and on top of what matters while trying to also balance your personal commitments.
Outlook can be used as your personal organizer, to help you balance that blurring line.
Take control of your (whole) day
Managing your commitments along-side those of your friends, family, and colleagues is a little easier when you can see their availability next to yours. Whether it’s your manager’s, a co-worker’s, or your kid’s calendars, it’s easy to add or share calendars in Outlook so you can see it all together.
Stay on top of what matters
On top of everything you are already doing, you also need to juggle working from home with all-day parenting and learning to be a part-time teacher, so there’s a lot you need to stay on top of.
Managing your tasks and to do lists can be a little tricky, but now that Microsoft To Do and Outlook are connected, it’s a little easier. Here’s a few ways how these connected experiences help you stay organized.
Create your shopping list in Outlook and manage it there or in the To Do app. You can share it with someone else and even assign them a task to lighten your load.
But sometimes it’s just better to plan to respond to certain emails at a later time, or read a document for a specific meeting, or take the time for a more detailed response to the email message your manager sent you. To avoid losing track of that kind of message, you can Snooze it and schedule it for when you have more time.
Snoozing an email will remove it from your inbox (but you can still search for it) until the time you schedule it to come back to the top of your inbox as an unread email with a new “received” timestamp and an icon indicating that it was snoozed.
Coming soon Microsoft will be making online meetings even easier. When you create a meeting event with someone, Outlook will automatically make it an online meeting. No more asking to add a Teams meeting after the invite was sent.
Microsoft is committed to continue to explore additional opportunities to help you further manage your time, but in the meantime, they would love to hear from you. Give them your feedback in our UserVoice channel and let them know how we can help you even more.