Office Apps Updates: What’s New in Outlook – Tech Tip for April 6, 2021
As a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Staying on top of these changes can be tough. In this month’s Tech Tip series we are going to review some of the latest updates to the Office Apps. First up is Outlook…
Get Meeting Suggestions When You Search for a Person
Every Meeting Online
End Meetings Early or Start Late
You can now have Outlook end your meetings a few minutes early or start late. This can help you build in travel time between meetings. You can choose a different duration for meetings under one hour and meetings over one hour.
- Select File > Options > Calendar > Calendar options
- Check the Shorten appointments and meetings checkbox and select End early or Start late depending on what you want.
- Use the drop-down to select the number of minutes for meetings less than one hour (or longer than one hour), then click OK.
Natural Language Search in Outlook
With Natural Language in search, you simply type the way you would ask a question/statement – no fancy syntax is needed.
1. Select the Search box at the top of Outlook, and use your own naturally formed queries. Here are some examples you could try:
|Find mail from someone||From John|
|Find email where someone is either on the To or CC list||To John|
|Find emails from someone to someone||From John to Mary|
|Find email sent within a specific date range||From John last weekend
From John last month
Emails from previous week
From John on Monday
From John in June
From John between 8/5 and 8/15
From Mary after June and before July
|Find email from/to someone with attachment||From John with ppt
Excel shared by Mary
To John with attachment
Attachment from Debra last week
|Find emails from someone about a keyword||Emails from John about planning|
|Find emails with attachments||Emails with attachments|
|Find unread emails||Unread emails|
To learn more about upcoming updates to the Office Apps, check out What’s new in Microsoft 365.