Most people have a routine/preference when they begin work and start Outlook.  You either begin by looking at your email and or begin by looking at your calendar.  Either way you click one or the other….which oftentimes leads to switching back and forth from your inbox to your calendar.

If you are in your inbox and you received an email from someone asking if you were available on a specific date, here are the steps that will allow you to view that message and your calendar at the same time.


To stop switching back and forth and view your email and calendar at the same time!

If you’re in your inbox: 

    1. Right click the Calendar button in the Navigation Pane
    2. Click Open in New Window.

Outlook - Open in new window

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