December, 2005

  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    Introducing the To-Do Bar

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    To help people get a handle on their time and tasks, we are introducing the To-Do Bar into Outlook. Outlook 12 Instead of looking at scraps of paper, notepads, planners, and the Outlook Inbox, you can see everything you need to do simply by looking...
  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    Defer It

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    A big part of the flagging in Outlook 12 is about forcing the question: When am I going to deal with this? This question is forced when right clicking on the flag column in mail and getting the following menu. Outlook 12 Flag Menu Making a selection...
  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    4 Ds

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    This is just a short post about a general way to deal with mail that many time management philosophies espouse: 1. If it isn ’ t important, delete it. 2. If it can be done in 2 minutes or less, do it. 3. If it isn ’ t for you or if you can, delegate...
  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    Tenets of task management

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    Before delving into Outlook 12’s task management system, I want to describe my three tenets: reduce your To-Do lists to one; keep your personal and business tasks together in one place; and get your tasks out of your head. (These are not to unique to...
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