If you had already downloaded Office 2010 TP , Outlook has an excellent feature which takes communication to next level. Outlook 2010 is enabled with presence awareness i.e. If any of your contact is in Outlook is also a contact in your live messenger, a green light is shown, telling you that the particular contact is online.
This is helpful when you plan to send mail to that person but you skip it since you know he is online right from outlook.
Also, when you hover your mouse you get couple of more options which eases the communication. You can schedule a meeting, add details to Outlook contacts. This makes adding contact details quickly and also retrieve details of contacts right there. Saves time for sure. !!
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