by David Gracey

The flood of email never stops. If you’re like me you get 100-200 emails every day, most of which fall into the “unwanted” category: not quite spam but not quite legitimate. So the delete key gets a lot of use. But several times a day, I get an email from someone that requires either a meeting, phone call or some other type of follow up. So I open up my Outlook calendar and create a new meeting or reminder.

A quick shortcut that Microsoft developed for Outlook 2010 is a drag-and-drop feature where you can simply drag an email onto a date on your calendar. When you drop it, a window pops up that is pre-populated with relevant information about the appointment: the subject of the email populates the subject of the appointment, the body of the email comes over into the body of the appointment and the date is pre-populated with the date on which you dropped the email. The edit screen is already open ready for necessary changes.

Step 1:

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Step 2: update and save the appointment:

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That’s it.  You’re done.  You have quickly created a new appointment and saved it on your calendar.

Network 1 Consulting is a 14-year-old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA.  We become – or augment – the IT department for professional services companies: law firms, medical practices and financial services firms.  Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients really value is the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firm.  This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly.  We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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