Exchanging Task Information with Outlook 535
Building Your Resource List with Outlook 542
Exchanging Workgroup Messages 542
Microsoft Office Project 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 are partners well-suited for one another. A Project 2003 plan is made up of tasks, and Outlook 2003 includes the Tasks list. Microsoft Project schedules when tasks should be started and finished; Outlook has its Calendar. You use Microsoft Project to set up resource information; Outlook has its Address Book listing information about people in your organization. You need to communicate project information with team members and other stakeholders; Outlook can send messages and files to these people.
When you use Microsoft Project and Outlook together, you can do the following:
• Add tasks from your Outlook Tasks list to your Microsoft Project plan.
• Add resource information to your project plan from your Outlook address book.
• Integrate resources' tasks between Microsoft Project Web Access 2003 and the Outlook Calendar.
• Exchange messages, including assignments and actuals, with team members.
• Send or route an entire project file to others.
• Publish a project file to an Exchange folder.
Some of these techniques work only with Microsoft Outlook. With other techniques, you can use any 32-bit Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI)-based e-mail system. These distinctions are made throughout the chapter.
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