I came across this little add-on from FedEx that allow businesses to manage their FedEx accounts directly from Outlook.  To quote their website,

“FedEx has developed a fast and convenient way for you to easily access some of the most popular features found on fedex.com using Microsoft technology.
With FedEx QuickShip, you can create and track U.S. shipments, get rates, schedule pickups, and find the nearest staffed FedEx location – all without leaving your Office Outlook application.
Best of all, it’s easy to install and simple to use. Whether you're an individual or a small shipper in a business of any size, FedEx QuickShip was designed with you in mind.”

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This is the beauty of Microsoft’s vision for “Software + Services.”  It is the combination of rich and intuitive software sitting on the client coupled with resilient and accessible resources on the internet that combines to create a great and useful user experience.  I’m sure this will be a great productivity boost for some people!  Thanks for playing FedEx!