Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: 543-03007
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CNET editors' review
price range: $126.99 - $299.99
- Reviewed by: Elsa Wenzel
- Reviewed on: 02/13/2007
- Released on: 01/30/2007
The good: Microsoft Outlook 2007 lets you drag and color-code tasks and e-mails on its calendar; allows image editing within messages; speeds up searches; integrates with other Office software; adds straightforward e-mail security warnings; e-mails can display previews of Office files; offers new contact cards; and most commands remain in place from Outlook 2003.
The bad: Outlook 2007's new Instant Search didn't find recent content within Inbox subfolders; Outlook uses Word 2007's HTML for rendering, which leaves some formatted messages looking lopsided; expensive tech support.
The bottom line: If you work with Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis, this upgrade can make scheduling simpler and e-mailing more interesting. Still, we wish Instant Search and e-mail rendering were better.
Not good, not bad
by Tomi18 on November 22, 2010
Pros: Clear interface, easy to use, better than Vista
Cons: Very, very slow search not even close to instant, expensive if you keep in mind, that this is the successor of Outlook 2003
Summary: It is not as bad as everyone said, not good yes but with the right add-ons (lookeen for search for example and the attachement reminder) it is definitely worth a ...
Summary: It is not as bad as everyone said, not good yes but with the right add-ons (lookeen for search for example and the attachement reminder) it is definitely worth a try. But in general the 2007-branch was not that succesful, hopefully Outlook 2010 will change things (although I am not yet willing to pay the price for an upgrade).
Lots of bugs that I can't get support for.
by Chris562256 on October 13, 2010
Pros: It does it's job, although it could do it a lot better. It does it's job worse than outlook express imo which is free.
Cons: 1. My installation has a bug in it where it stops downloading an email, I have to restart it to finish.
2. Can't get support from Microsoft
3. IT CAN'T READ HOTMAIL EMAILS!!!!!!
4. Search doesn't work properly.
5. Cant' seem to send html emails
Summary: The most annoying thing about these bugs is, you can't get any help. I choose contact us from the menu, I then have to go through a load of ...
Summary: The most annoying thing about these bugs is, you can't get any help. I choose contact us from the menu, I then have to go through a load of menu options and then at the end I either get a ridiculous charge, or I have to enter the product Id number, so I type it in and it says problem with the id number. So that's it, I don't get help. I bought this from PC world, I paid a lot for it and I can't even get support, not from Microsoft anyway.
The most stupid thing is, is this hotmail connector. If somebody sends me an email from hotmail, half of my best friends do, it takes forever to open the email and every time I want to reply to it, it takes the same amount of time. Sometimes they receive a blank email too. It turns it into some kind of simple text format, except a simple 1 line email will be 1mb and take forever to load. Why?
The search doesn't work. Like if I search my invoices for somebodies name, it doesn't find it, I have to find it manually which takes ages. The name is there in the email in text, so why doesn't it find it? It's not just invoices either, it can't find a lot of things.
Another thing. I keep getting this bug. If it has a lot of mail to receive, it can't handle it, it will stall and not be able to download the emails. I have to close outlook then press ctrl alt del and close it that way too. I have to restart it so that it picks up where it left off. It is happening more and more lately. Can't get any support about this, nobody knows what is wrong. Maybe microsoft would, but they are unreachable.
loading problem in outlook 2007
by ravikumarduvvuri on July 19, 2010
Pros: cannot be loaded and has been disabled by outlook please contact add in manufacturer for an update and if no update is available please uninstall the add in
Cons: hile i was trying to open my MSoutlook it was displaying a message that symantec antivirus outlook protection
by amandapanda1 on February 1, 2010
Pros: For me there is little improvement in Outlook. I've been using Outlook 2003 for some time and I thought that upgrading to 2007 would bring lots of new features and improvements. Wrong!!
Cons: From Outlook 2007 I can't import contact address details directly to Word any more. It's really unhelpful. I used this feature loads and now it's gone. Am trying to find a way via Word, but it's slow, confusing and complicated. Why the retrostep?
by OldNut5 on October 26, 2009
Pros: No pros at all!
Cons: Crashes, Can't get into Yahoo! Mail without Yahoo! Mail Plus Subscription which you can with Mozilla Thunderbird with Web Mail Add-ons, The Add-ons for Outlook are terrible, Why pay for a eMail Client when Thunderbird is free.
Hangs all the time on Windows Vista
by ScooterCommuter on February 2, 2009
Pros: The categorization feature is an improvement over Outlook 2003. That's pretty much it. None of the rest of the new features is meaningful to me so I am going back to Outlook 2003 because I need email to be reliable.
Cons: I cannot get this to run reliably on Windows Vista on any machine in any configuration with any set of updates. It hangs frequently ("Not responding") when sending email, after the mail is composed, causing me to lose data. It's unusable for me.
Summary: I'm sorry to say this - but Outlook 2007 is flat out unusable on Windows Vista. I am a long time Microsoft fan, sent my first email 30 years ...
Summary: I'm sorry to say this - but Outlook 2007 is flat out unusable on Windows Vista. I am a long time Microsoft fan, sent my first email 30 years ago and have written code that talks to Exchange in C# so I know my way around a PC. I want to save others the agony I've experienced. I would love for Microsoft to make Outlook 2007 work on Vista, as it is my most-used application. It's the reason I've stuck with XP all this time, though I recently gave it one last go.
On Vista, Outlook 2007 routinely goes gray and the title bar indicates the application is ?Not responding?. The application can eventually be killed with task manager, then sometimes fails to launch before a reboot. Often it happens with sending mail ? right when my email is complete and ready to go, maximizing my data loss. Sometimes I can screen grab the grayed text and retype it. Sometimes the mail gets sent but a copy is stuck in the Outbox. And I?ve had mail get stuck permanently in the Outbox, even when other mail is sent, so I clearly have a connection. None of this makes any sense.
For a long time I blamed Vista, but really it seems to be Outlook 2007 that is the culprit, after 18 months of trying. Once I got rid of Outlook 2007, Vista SP1 was actually quite reliable. I tried everything - uninstalling or disabling every service and add-in that was not essential, avoiding all third party apps, with and without PST files. I searched the Web for blogs and forums and read tons of them. (Start with a search on ?outlook 2007 hang vista? and you?ll see what I mean.) Lots of people are having the same problems. On an all-Microsoft setup, it still does not work reliably, even on brand new hardware with 4GB of RAM. I?ve looked at all the error logs and tried multiple Exchange servers with multiple network configurations. Disabled the weird RSS reader implementation. None of it matters.
On XP, it works reliably, but retains a fundamentally broken hierarchical "folder" model of presenting email. I want to have all my communication in one place organized by threads. Unless there is a huge hidden feature unknown to me, Outlook's threading model does not span across folders such as Inbox and Sent Items. So an email exchange on a given topic is spread out where it is cumbersome to track. This has been an glaringly obvious deficiency for years. You can finally search All Mail Items with Outlook 2007, but Google's GMail is years ahead in this regard. (Now 5 years and running.)
Maybe Outlook 2007 or a future version will run on the Windows 7 beta, which is getting stellar reviews. It can?t possibly be worse than running Outlook 2007 on Vista.
a good e-mail client application
by Lim Ming Hui on October 2, 2008
Pros: many improvement function and better security, also the interface is very nice to see.
Cons: it cannot support windows live hotmail account unless using the outlook connector add-ins and the pricing is a little expensive
Crashes constantly on both my desktop and notebook
by salimabi on October 9, 2007
Pros: Superior UI, I like the ribbon
Cons: Crashes constantly, can't run for more than 24hrs w/o crashing
Summary: I installed office '07 on both my desktop and notebook, both running XP pro. Outlook constantly stops responding and pegs the CPU meter to the max until I kill it ...
Summary: I installed office '07 on both my desktop and notebook, both running XP pro. Outlook constantly stops responding and pegs the CPU meter to the max until I kill it from task manager and restart it. I still have not been able to solve the problem, including contacting MS support who suggested that I create a new profile, which I painfully did still problem is not solved. Considering going back to Office '03 which is a pain and a royal waist of time. Clearly I'm not the only one facing these crashes. My neighbor shared with me that the same occurs at his work as well.
Stick with office '03 until you are certain that MS has a fix. It is not possible to install Office '07 and keep Outlook '03.
A disaster, stay away!
by untermensch on September 8, 2007
Pros: Gosh, I just can't think of any thing. Maybe the nice shade of blue.
Cons: Slow, dead slow. Illogical use configuration. Unstable.
Summary: I upgraded because I was hoping that Microsoft might have made Outlook 2003 a little easier to back-up (the only problem with this otherwise great product). Boy, was I wrong. ...
Summary: I upgraded because I was hoping that Microsoft might have made Outlook 2003 a little easier to back-up (the only problem with this otherwise great product). Boy, was I wrong. To start,I lost 3 out of 4 email accounts during the upgrade (gone forever? I'm trying to find them). My computer became so slow that I had to first disable a number of features, but it is still much slower than it should be. Just setting up my multiple accounts again (without the dissappeared old email or address books) took hours, it is very complex and you have to keep going through help menues. Another fundimental problem is that you cannot change accounts without closing the program and reopening it in a seperate profile... more wasted time.
I try to use Microsoft products out of Seattle loyalty, but Outlook 2007 is a disaster the likes of which MS has avoided for the last 5 years. It should never have been put out in the market, I can't imagine how much damage it has caused on this planet. Stay with 2003, which is a fast, stable and well designed product.
Not worth the upgrade
by ctctc on May 21, 2007
Pros: Doesn't crash like version 2002 began to.
Cons: Less features and more money than version 2002.
Summary: OK, so I received one email appointment request that, when I accepted,was automatically added to my schedule. Cool, but that single occurance doesn't begin to make up for ...
Summary: OK, so I received one email appointment request that, when I accepted,was automatically added to my schedule. Cool, but that single occurance doesn't begin to make up for the features that MS removed from Outlook 2007.
I am disappointed that MS removed and/or made more difficult several features that I relied upon in previous versions like categories (more difficult), item link fields to contacts(gone), New Letter to Contact (gone), New Meeting With Contact (gone).
Also it is terribly aggrivating that more than 20 years after the beginning of the personal computer revolution the most popular contact management software (outlook) and word processing software (word) still don't work well together. In 1997, when using Act, I could click on one button and populate a document template of my choosing with the highlighted contacts information. This is something that Outlook and Word still aren't even close to doing.
For my use, there is nothing in Outlook 2007 worth the upgrade from Outlook 2002...unless of course you consider the frequent crashing of Outlook 2002 that began late last year. What luck that a new version was available just in time!
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: 543-03007
- Description: Office Outlook 2007 provides an integrated solution for managing your time and information, connecting across boundaries, and remaining in control of the information that reaches you. Office Outlook 2007 delivers innovations you can use to quickly search your communications, organize your work, and better share your information with others - all from one place.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Category Office applications
- Subcategory Office applications - personal information management
- Language(s) English
- License pricing Standard
- Localization English
- License Type Complete package
- License Qty 1 PC
- License Pricing Standard
- Platform Windows
- Distribution Media CD-ROM
- Package Type Retail
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
- Software Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0
- Min Processor Type 500 MHz,
- Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM
- System Requirements Details Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later - RAM 256 MB - HD 1.5 GB,
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later - RAM 256 MB - HD 1.5 GB