Upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010
Benefits of upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010.
Microsoft® Outlook® is an efficient tool that simplifies your daily communication activities. Whenever Microsoft® launches a new version of Microsoft® Outlook®, there are a lot of features to look forward to. Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 also comes with a lot of features compared to its older versions. The main screen looks different because of the introduction of Ribbon. Prominent improvements include Quick Steps that automates the tasks you perform frequently, e-mails arranged as conversations, superior searches, and easy connection to social networks, among others. Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 allows the users in an organization to share calendar, exchange public folders, schedule meetings, and so on. Social Connector is an important feature of Microsoft® Outlook® 2010.
Some topics related to upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 are:
- Benefits of upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010
- Issues while performing the upgrade
- Tips to keep in mind while performing the upgrade
Benefits of upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010
E-mails from different mail boxes can be managed easily due to better connectivity of Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 with Microsoft® Exchange Server. Using the Quick Step feature you can save and create custom actions. Multistep tasks can be done easily with a single click. You can easily search large volumes of e-mails, contact lists, and calendar using enhanced search tools. Outlook® Social Connector helps you to get connected with your friends and family. The Mail Tips feature can be used to alert when to send e-mails to office or people outside the organization. Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 is also very fast.
Issues while performing the upgrade
Once Microsoft® Outlook® 2007 is upgraded to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 and you want to revert to Microsoft® Outlook® 2007, you have to reinstall and recreate the user profile. Otherwise, the user profiles will not work. The 64-bit Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 cannot be installed if any 32-bit applications are already present in your system.
While upgrading to Microsoft® Outlook® 2010, the operating system and hardware should meet the minimum requirements. Before installing Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 uninstall the previous version. Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 is compatible with its older versions. There is no need of recreating or migrating Microsoft® Outlook® data files. Those who use versions before Microsoft® Outlook® 2003 have to change non-Unicode files to Unicode files. The Outlook® profile file format of Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 has also changed. So, those files should be recreated using the Microsoft® Office customization tool.