Microsoft Outlook 2013 is designed to help you focus on what's important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. It includes many features to enhance your communication abilities. Respond faster with inline replies, flag, delete, or mark your messages read or unread with handy commands in the message list, and quick glance at your schedule, an appointment, or details about someone you're emailing. See all your contact details in one place with a people card which collects all the key details about a contact in one place: phone, email, address, company info, social media updates, even whether they're available. Microsoft Outlook 2013 includes built-in support for Exchange ActiveSync, which can synchronize Hotmail contents with Outlook to put all those together. It also has a local weather forecast because in Calendar view, along with current conditions.
Bloated, buggy, hard to navigate, and has built in automated behaviors impossible to turn off that make it a real pain to use.
I stopped using Outlook a few years ago as it became increasingly bloated and buggy, decided to try it again as it is included in MS 365, which I have. But I hate it, it's even worse than the older versions I already hated. I'm junking it.
Cannot log a meeting without sending an email. Most of my meetings are initiated by phone calls. To record a meeting in my calendar, I have to send the contact an email. Isn't there enough spam email around. That is just one example. Tasks are not easily tied to contacts; I could go on.
Lots of information but not well co-ordinated or thought out.
if you need outlook might be your only choice soon. beyond that none.
OHG it is amazing how far the company has fallen. Was a big fan of earlier versions until I bought Outlook 2013. Nothing but problems. Sync issues with IMAP, does not display sent folder size, does not display attachment icon in sent messages. Hangs while syncing subscribed folders all the time. Crashes when looking up linkedin names. crashes when editing too long and then won't send. The last update March 12 and 13 seemed to make it worse. Now also issues with auto save and not matching and not sending.
I changed conversation view settings and they changed back when I log in and out. go to export pst file and it crashes, and the file is not very large.
called tec support 1.5 hours of bouncing around from agent to agent not know who is responsible, to tell me that they could not help since over 90 days since purchase, by maybe 30 days, unless I forked over $99. I think I'll buy Outlook 2010 on eBay for less. What a waste.
If you have a choice about upgrading or not. DO NOT! If you use IMAP email avoid at all costs.