Setting up ongoing access to another inbox in Outlook 2010 – Is this the best way?

Folks, we all know how easy it is in Outlook  to switch on and off your view of a shared Calendar, once sharing has been set up. You just click a check box, if you still have permission, you see the Calendar.

So we come to sharing Inboxes. In Outlook 2010, once sharing permissions have been given to you, you just go to the File tab and choose Open, Other User’s Folder. Every single time you need to access the Folder.

The question arises – how do we do this on an ongoing basis?

So based on an article on the Microsoft web site and bits I picked up in discussions on this point around the web, I have pieced the following rough outline together: Outline of process for feedback and comment (PDF)

And now I take my first steps into two way conversation using Twitter and LinkedIn. Crowd-sourcing, perhaps. Is the process I have outlined the best way??? – your comments please!


Showing Contact Linking in Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007

In Outlook 2003 it is easy to associate an activity (meeting, task or event) with a Contact by using the linking button at the bottom of the meeting or task form.

It is then easy to see a history of activities for that contact. In Office 2007 and Office 2010, this is still possible by right clicking on the contact and choosing Create from the short cut menu. But what if you are in the calendar or task area already? Continue reading “Showing Contact Linking in Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007”