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Author Topic: Outlook  (Read 225 times)

unix

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Outlook
« on: July 14, 2018, 04:25:46 am »
what a piece of garbage. I cannot believe this POS passes for flagship corporate software. It crashes, times out, hangs, in conjunction with the constant network issues here, has to be restarted multiple times per day.

And the  access is CAC driven. and you have to take out the CAC if you step away from the workstation for a nano-second. Then it takes its sweet time to prompt you for the PIN, and why can't it use the PIN your just gave Windows? Every time you reinsert the CAC, you have to re-enter the PIN about 3 times. So it does not adapt well to env such as this one.

and it's slow. And complicated. Just to change the fonts you have to dig deep inside. Nothing is simple, intuitive with it. I've used it for decades and I have to write down how to get things done, because after  a month, it's forgotten. Vital options are scattered through the menus. Once you forget, the menus are not helpful at all in terms of navigating you back to where you should be.
the search function does not work. I don't know if it's the local setting here or what.

It seems like they had people on a mission to overcomplicate things on purpose.

I don't know how they get away with this POS in 2018. In 1993, maybe.

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Re: Outlook
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 05:03:47 am »
Sounds like the infrastructure/software people have it set up wrong in some way.    Have used Outlook at lots of corporations including the one I currently consult at and have never experienced the issues you talked about.

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Re: Outlook
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 05:57:57 am »


That could be the case.


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Re: Outlook
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 07:05:02 am »
what a piece of garbage. I cannot believe this POS passes for flagship corporate software. It crashes, times out, hangs, in conjunction with the constant network issues here, has to be restarted multiple times per day.

And the  access is CAC driven. and you have to take out the CAC if you step away from the workstation for a nano-second. Then it takes its sweet time to prompt you for the PIN, and why can't it use the PIN your just gave Windows? Every time you reinsert the CAC, you have to re-enter the PIN about 3 times. So it does not adapt well to env such as this one.

and it's slow. And complicated. Just to change the fonts you have to dig deep inside. Nothing is simple, intuitive with it. I've used it for decades and I have to write down how to get things done, because after  a month, it's forgotten. Vital options are scattered through the menus. Once you forget, the menus are not helpful at all in terms of navigating you back to where you should be.
the search function does not work. I don't know if it's the local setting here or what.

It seems like they had people on a mission to overcomplicate things on purpose.

I don't know how they get away with this POS in 2018. In 1993, maybe.

I am not a fan of Outlook. I have always thought it was extremely bloated for what it does. Its freaking email and a calendar, how hard can it be? It has way to many features that 99% of people never use. I would bet they could remove 70% of its functionality and no one would notice.

BTW, what is CAC?

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Re: Outlook
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 10:32:41 am »
Common Access Card. It's a badge you insert and the machine unlocks.
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Re: Outlook
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 04:59:41 pm »
Outlook without all the government security is great.  You can do a lot with it.  Its good because it works with other MS apps.  I don't care for it because its kludgy, but Outlook on a network gives you the ability to share public folders.  Its a great feature.