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Microsoft Outlook 2010 offers premium business and personal e-mail management tools to more than 500 million Microsoft Office users worldwide. With the release of Outlook 2010, you get a richer set of experiences to meet your communication needs at work, home, and school.
From a redesigned look to advanced e-mail organization, search, communication and social networking features, Outlook 2010 provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and in touch with your personal and business networks.
Meets needs and exceeds expectations!
Pros: This product is fully compatible with a Windows computer, and the Mac version is pretty much the same in that respect. It is quite complicated and thus wonderful when working in a large business environment. You can control anything you want to, set any setting you desire, and the way Outlook presents information is very accessible and easy to manage. I've never had a complaint about the ribbon in Outlook because it is the one Office program I feel is conducive to being intelligently loaded with function presets across the ribbon tabs that are relevant to whatever the user is trying to accomplish.
Cons: Setup is extremely unintuitive for its ostensible main purpose: connecting to an Exchange server. My iPhone and iPad did it seamlessly and quickly popped up with the fields it didn't know, which I could provide. Outlook refused to accept what I was giving it and then closed down completely after a few erroneous entries on my part, leaving me to figure out that mail settings (including accounts) are set from within the Mail applet of the control panel.
Other Thoughts: Outlook is the de facto industrywide (as in all industries that use computers) e-mail program for a reason. Yes, there are exceptions to it being the perfect solution for everyone, but it certainly is a good product with which to begin your search. Outlook 2010 is more user-friendly and accessible than ever with all the same power features that Office users have come to expect from it. New features that I cannot begin to understand or integrate into my limited workflow seam intuitive and helpful, but that's hard to gauge without a personal need for them or the support of my Exchange server.
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