It is safe to say mobile devices have quickly become an essential part of our daily lives. The majority of communication is now done by phone as calls are being made and text messages are being sent. It would be hard to imagine our lives without this luxury. In fact, according to Pew Internet, 91% of American adults have a cell phone.
Cell phones have become even more important in the business world. Managers need to get a hold of his or her employee and co-workers must collaborate outside of the office. Employees also use their phones to check emails on the go.
However, this becomes an inconvenience at times. Email outlets cannot always be set up on every mobile device and when it can, the email outlets can be slow causing frustration and delays.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 has integrated this form of communication into their program. They have enabled emails to be sent as text messages so you are able to send and receive your emails from your phone. You can also have an alert sent to you via text regarding an important email.
There are three parts to this new integration. The first part allows you to set up your phone to have new emails sent to your MS Outlook inbox, sent as a text message. This is done through Windows Mobile 6.5.
The second part of this integration is sending a text message from your email account on your computer. The final part of this integration allows the user to set up text message notifications. By using this, the user will get an alert when an important email is sent to their inbox.
For specific steps on how to set up mobile integration in Microsoft Outlook 2010, click here.