For about as many years as you’ve used Outlook, you’ve likely used the guidance in the older Outlook meeting requests: Essential do’s and don’ts article. However, if you read the older document, you almost certainly noticed that the document only generally applies to newer Outlook versions. Over the last few years, many enhancements were made to the Outlook Calendar. This made much of the guidance in the older document unnecessary.

The new Best practices when using the Outlook Calendar document was created exclusively for Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 clients. It supplements (not replaces) the Essential do’s and don’ts document. The older document still applies to Outlook 2003 and earlier versions.

Read the entire article carefully. You will notice there are many changes, including clearly marked sections directed at Exchange mailbox users.

This newly published best practices document is the culmination of many months of work by numerous individuals and was developed with the help of the support and product teams.

Abdias Ruiz