Microsoft Outlook


Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager tool, developed by Microsoft. Although it is most used as an email application, Outlook also provides features to manage contacts and organize tasks, keep notes and track actions in a journal.

Advantages

  • The emails are available even without an internet connection
  • It can manage multiple email accounts
  • Interacts well with other Microsoft technologies, such as: Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory
  • It has a lot of features like calendar, contacts, notes and tasks

Disadvantages

  • It's not free like its other competitors
  • It has some security problems due to the large number of users
  • It uses Microsoft Word HTML rendering and some emails will be poorly displayed

Components

  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Tasks
  • Journal

Development Tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Versions

  • Outlook for MS-DOS
  • Outlook for Windows 3.1
  • Outlook for Macintosh
  • Outlook 97
  • Outlook 98
  • Outlook 2000
  • Outlook 2002
  • Office Outlook 2003
  • Office Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2011 for Mac
  • Outlook 2013