New Outlook.com chat with Skype

Outlook renewed the chat by a Skype app. New messenger system lets you make calls, video calls and text conversations with older friends and Messenger contacts and Outlook ones.

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You can also use Skype Root to find people who use Skype and are not on our contacts.

Not so long ago, Outlook.com removed messenger services of Google and Facebook. New Skype app lets you use the videocall service and send sms.

To use new chat, you must click on Skype logo which is located on the inbox. There you will find a contact list to start a conversation. Then you must click on the mark located on the upper side of the window.

Select the telephone button if you want to make a call or the camera one if you want a videocall. If you would like to send an sms, write on the white space located on the lower side of the window.

If you wish to search for a contact from your lists or find a person who uses Skype who is not included on your contacts, click on the button shaped as a magnifier and write the name. If the person is not included on your lists, click on ¨Search on Skype Root¨.

What do you think about new Outlook.com chat?

Outlook.com included in Office 365

Outlook.com will be included in Office 365 accounts but will keep the name Outlook.com. Accounts will include new Office 365 techs without the benefits of a paid version.

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Microsoft´s idea is to create a main platform joining Outlook, Exchange and Office 365.

 Users mustn´t be worried about platforms. They can enjoy as usual with new benefits included.

Outlook.com migration to Office 365 will include the creation of worldwide complements to mobile apps, desk ones and Outlook web.

Nowadays, there is not an official announcement but closest sources to Microsoft say that the migration process will start soon.

Edit a connected address on your Outlook.com account

Outlook.com lets you import and connect many mails addresses on your main account. Therefore, you can send and receive messages crom these addresses when the receiver gets the mail, sees the name that is also in your main account.

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If you want all sent emails from connected address include another name, you must edit the link info. For example: Main account: [email protected],  Connected account: [email protected]. The reveiver gets a sent mail from connected account and sees this info:

Mail from John Smith from [email protected].

 If you change the connected account info you can send a mail and the receiver can see:

Companies email from address [email protected].

 Now we will learn how to edit info from connected accounts. To start, you must sign in your Outlook.com account and follow these steps:

  1. On your inbox, click on setup wheel and the select ¨Options¨
  2. Then click on ¨Your mail accounts¨
  3. All your connected accounts are displayed. Click on ¨Details¨ and then on ¨Edit¨.
  4. To finish, change the name and then click on ¨Save¨.

We hope this tutorial helps you to improve your experience on your main account and connected addresses.

Apps for Outlook.com (Build Conference 2015)

Outlook.com will have new apps similar to those offered for browsers. On Build 2015 Conference organized by Microsoft, were introduced many details about Mail apps for Outlook. Until now, Office 365 users are having these apps on their mail accounts.

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Extensions can be added to Outlook.com and also Outlook for phones. Developed apps for Office 365 are focused on companies but there are many which let you improve the experience on personal accounts.

On Build 2015 Conference some of the apps were displayed: A LinkedIn extension for users so they can get more info about the profession of the contacts, A new app of CRM Salesforce service and an extension to add reminders with Uber.

Therefore, you can achieve a smarter and customed management of your emails on Outlook.com.

Add or remove Birthdays on Outlook.com

One of the most interesting functions on Outlook.com is the Birthday alarm. To see Birthday contacts you can visit Birthday Calendar and the day before the party you´ll receive an invitation in your Outlook.com inbox. Then you can answer with an email.

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There are 3 ways to add a Birthday:

  1. Add the birthday date to the contact card and the birthday will be added automatically
  2. Add the birthday to the Calendar and if the name of the birthday matches with the name of the contact, it will sync online
  3. If you link your Outlook.com account with a social network and contacts report birthdays, they will be added to Outlook.com Calendar. If users never added birthday date to contact info, it will also join to Calendar.

Then you can Able, Disable and Remove Birthday Calendar. You can also disable inbox invitations.

To enter to Birthday Calendar you must sign in Outlook.com. Then select the apps launcher and click on Calendar.

Once you are on Calendar, click on the setup wheel to enter to all calendars. Calendars are marked.

To disable invitations, click on ¨Options¨.  A new setup page is opened, so click on Birthday calendars.

Then go to invitations section and unmark the option ¨Get reports for events and tasks¨.  Finally, if you want to remove birthday calendar, click on ¨Remove¨.

We hope this tutorial is useful to manage birthday contacts.

Threats on Outlook.com

Outlook.com reported a fraudulent practice focused on users. Here are some tips to detect this tech that cyber pirates use to steal account data.

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An Outlook.com email prevents that mail service will be suspended and your account will be deleted if you don´t click on a link.

This is FALSE. Outlook.com won´t close any account.

Outlook.com won´t ask personal data via emails. False link sends to users a page where they must log in account data. So cyber pirates keep users information. Then, it redirects you to real Microsoft page.

Outlook.com is working to combat this threat. So please, don´t open suspicious messages, especially if they are on not wished mails folder.

If you had any similar experience anytime, you can share with your comments below the page.

New Outlook design based on Windows 10

Outlook.com will have a new design based on Windows 10 and the Sway tool will be incorporated as an app launcher.

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Recently, a new Outlook.com image design apps launcher will add a bigger live tile where you can see the last activity of your account. Contacts icons, Calendar and OneDrive will be modified. Office apps will leave the word Online. Also Outlook.com name will be changed to Outlook Mail. Continue reading

Open and save Dropbox docs with Outlook.com

From Outlook.com you can enter to Office Online to create docs on Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Now you can also add a Dropbox account.

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Dropbox and OneDrive are two storing services on the cloud which are mostly used by all over the world with Google Drive as well. You can have 15 GB of storing space offered by OneDrive plus 2.5 GB offered by Dropbox. So you have 17.5 GB and more if you count users invitations and camera album of OneDrive.

Here´s a tutorial that shows you how to add your Dropbox account to Office Online. First of all you must create a Dropbox account on Dropbox.com and then enter to Outlook.com. Follow these steps: Continue reading

Working with Contact Groups on Outlook.com

Many times we share our time with different groups of people. For example, our family, job parteners, ex school partners, neighbours, etc.You can create many Contact Groups and make an easier task sending group emails. You can also send particular emails as well.

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Working with Contact Groups has many advantages. First of all, you won´t have to remember each name of the members anymore. For example, if you have to send an email to all your work partners, you won´t have to worry if any person is included or not on the group, or write each mail address.

If you want to work with groups only, you must create them and then check your contacts and place them on the group they belong to. When you add new contacts to your account, just remember the group. Doing this, you will take profit of Outlook.com advantages when you send group messages. Continue reading

Send a CV from Outlook.com

Here´s an Outlook.com tutorial  that shows you how to send a CV from your Outlook.com account and store it on OneDrive so you can have it at hand any time you want.

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Your CV on Outlook.com is very important if you are looking for a job, also if you have it and a better one comes, it is so much useful to have your CV at hand.

First thing to have in mind is the address: email address is very important. The address is like an opening letter, so you must create a very trustfull address. If your address isn´t too much trustfull, you can create an Alias. An Alias is an alternative address which Outlook.com lets you create (up to 10 alias per account), so you can receive emails from different contacts to your different alias names.

Next step is create a CV. You can create a CV by using Word Online. You can create your CV on a white doc or use a Word screen. Using the template, you can save time and search for a customed template design that fits to your personal needs. Continue reading