Microsoft has today detailed some new features it has introduced in Outlook. Today, a single user has his/her contact information spread across multiple sources. Therefore, Microsoft has included a new People Hub in Outlook as a part of their productivity suite making it more social than ever.
Microsoft Office People Hub
The service will not only allow you to view contacts and check emails from multiple email accounts but also check updates from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
So, as long as your privacy settings allow your friends and others to view your recent activity and contacts, they can see all the data right from Outlook.
To see a person’s data (Facebook/LinkedIn) right from the Outlook all you need to do is connect Outlook to these social networking sites. For this, just go to the File menu, choose ‘Account Settings’ and then ‘Social Network Accounts’.
Once there, you can enter the username and password for Facebook and LinkedIn and Office will gladly present you with contact data, pictures, and recent activity by that person.
A word from the Outlook team:
This clean, new UI makes it easy to quickly view a person’s contact information (from all the different sources) in the preview pane. You can also easily communicate with your contacts by just one click, right from the preview pane.
Microsoft has even updated the ‘People view’ in Outlook by giving it a cleaner interface that allows a user to quickly view a person’s contact information in the Preview Pane.
You will even like the new inline edit feature in Outlook 2013. The feature makes it easier to add a field such as a second home phone number.
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