Social Network Accounts In Outlook 13
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Are you a social person and have accounts in different Social Networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Windows Live Messenger, and every time you have to connect to the acounts in order to view the different updates? What about the fact that you want to see the updates from a specific person and you’re bored to login and then logout every time?
Everything can be done now by a single click in Outlook 13. We don’t need to download and install any Social Connector.
With Outlook 13, the way to configure it, to connect to social networks is a piece of cake.
First of all we must select the File tab in order to go to backstage view and from the drop down menu at the left we select the Info category as shown below. Then in the middle of the pane and under Account Information we select the Account Settings button and from the drop down menu that appears we select the command Social Network Accounts as we can see in the image below.
Once we select the Social Network Accounts command a new window appears informing us to Connect Office To Your Social Networks with a few more information. All we have to do is to press the Next button at the bottom right area of the window as shown below.
On the second step of the wizard we see all the available Social Network Accounts that we can connect to. The Social Network Accounts that we can connect to for now are the following:
Windows Live Messenger
More: Connect to another social network. Once we click this option Internet Explorer appears transferring us to the following webpage
which notifies us to just connect our social network accounts using providers that are included with Office or install an additional provider as they become available.
Then we just select the Social Network that we want to connect to by activating the check box at the left of the Social Network. Once selected we are prompted to fill in our User Name and Password at the corresponding text boxes. Once we have filled in all the necessary information the Connect button activates at the bottom right area of the window as shown below, where we just have to select it in order to get connected with the Social Network.
We follow the same procedure in order to connect to the other Social Networks that we want. Below you can see the image where I have connected Outlook 13 with LinkedIn, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger.
If we select the Settings button that appears on the right of each connected Social Network, the Settings window appears for the Social Network that we selected, with settings that can be made as we can see in the image below. Once were done with the settings we just press the OK button.
If we select the X icon at the right of the connected Social Network, a warning dialog box will appear notifying us that the information will no longer be shared between Office and the Social Network. It is up to us to select if we want to or not.
Finally, when we are finished connecting to the Social Networks that we want, we just press the Finish button. A new window appears congratulating us that we have successfully connected to the Social Network that we wanted.
Another way to connect to a Social Network is to select the category People that appears at the bottom of the Outlook screen as shown below.
Once the People category is selected at the left of the window and under My Contacts, we notice the command Connect To A Social Network as we can see below. The procedure that we follow is the same as described above.
In the image below we can see all the notifications from the Social Networks that we have connected in Outlook 13.
You can also check out the video below describing the steps in order to connect Outlook 13 with the Social Networks that are available.
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Posted on November 9, 2012, in Microsoft Office 2013 English, Outlook English 2013 and tagged Account Information, Connect Office To Your Social Networks, Microsoft Outlook 13, Office Smart, Outlook 13, Smart Office, Social Connector, Social Network Accounts. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Social Network Accounts In Outlook 13.
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