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Demystify Outlook Mail and Calendar (PC)

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Wed Jul 10, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thu Jul 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.


Discover the true power of Microsoft Outlook. Boost your productivity when managing your time and email with this popular tool. Learn tips and tricks for Outlook scheduling and communication workflow.

Note: This is a beginner class to learn about the best uses of Outlook mail and calendar and is geared toward Windows users. For Outlook Mail and Calendar training on the Mac please request a custom training session.


If you need to use Outlook email and calendar, chances are that you spend an incredible amount of time on it. That's why even a small improvement in productivity can yield amazing long-term results.  Imagine if you could increase your productivity and save, let’s say, 30 minutes a day from your Outlook tasks. With 52 weeks a year and 5 working days a week, it would translate into 130 hours of free time every year. And that's exactly why it's worth taking time to learn it.


In this course, you'll focus on Outlook mail and calendar. You'll be introduced to features, functions, and the best practices of managing email and schedules.


No experience is necessary. We'll start from scratch and quickly move to the next level.


Join this class to learn Microsoft Outlook, discover its true power, and improve your everyday productivity.


Among the topics covered in this course are:


Getting comfortable with Outlook's workspace

  • The Ribbon
  • Commands
  • Applications
  • Windows
  • Items
  • Forms

Managing email

  • Creating
  • Responding
  • Forwarding
  • Addressing
  • Setting options
  • Sending
  • Filtering
  • Sorting
  • Using Rules
  • Formatting

Managing the Calendar

  • Creating calendar items
  • Appointments
  • Setting up meetings
  • Invitations
  • Replies
  • Options
  • Scheduling and rescheduling

Working between Email, Calendar, and Address Book.

Outlook productivity tips and tricks

Igor Ovchinnikov

Igor Ovchinnikov has been teaching software productivity classes for over 20 years. Stanford staff have enjoyed his training since around 2007. His training philosophy stems from a strong belief that learning is a perpetual cycle of new discoveries and improvement.

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