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SharePoint® 2007 Collaboration For Dummies® by Greg Harvey

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Chapter 11. Integrating SharePoint and Outlook 2007

In This Chapter

  • Connecting the SharePoint site calendar to the Calendar module in Outlook 2007

  • Maintaining your SharePoint contacts list in Outlook

  • Reviewing the Outlook e-mail activities log for SharePoint contacts

  • Accessing the documents in a SharePoint document library in Outlook

One of the great things about SharePoint 2007 is how tightly integrated it is with the applications in Microsoft Office 2007, especially Outlook. This chapter looks at some of the more important ways that you and your team members can access and update SharePoint site information right from the comfort of Outlook folders.

If you're like many knowledge workers, Outlook is the one program you always have open on your computer and the one in which you often spend a good part of your workday. For you, being able to access and work with information from different parts of the SharePoint site from within Outlook can't help but enhance your ability to communicate and collaborate with other members of the team.

Connecting Your SharePoint Calendar to Outlook

Outlook's Calendar module provides a convenient graphical view of your upcoming appointments, usually on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. If you're part of a SharePoint team, you can keep track of team-related events and deadlines by connecting the team's SharePoint calendar to your Outlook Calendar module so that they stay synchronized.

To connect the SharePoint calendar to Outlook, follow these steps:

  1. Open the ...

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