The top five Outlook 2010 tips of 2012

How to repair Outlook 2010 and fixing Outlook 2010 search are two of the top Outlook 2010 tips of 2012. See what else made our annual best-of list.

This past year was a big one for Outlook 2010. Since its release more than two years ago, more companies have installed it and appear to be taking advantage of the full range of features and functions it offers.

This has led to admins and other IT pros researching how to repair Outlook 2010, how to customize the client and discovering various other tweaks that can be made. This list gives you an idea of which Outlook 2010 tips readers found the most compelling this year.

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5. What to do when Outlook 2010 breaks

Are you trying to repair Microsoft Outlook 2010? Don't stress; you don't need to download a third-party tool, nor do you have to call Microsoft support. Instead, try one of the methods outlined in this tip.

4. Configure Outlook 2010 to send items via SMS text messages

Believe it or not, not everyone has a smartphone. Fortunately, you can still set up Outlook 2010 to send mail, calendar items and more to users who have cell phones that aren't ActiveSync-enabled. Here's how.

3. Examine your custom Microsoft Outlook 2010 deployment options

Much like Exchange Server setups, not all Outlook deployments are created equal. Find out how to customize Outlook 2010 with a free tool, and also which settings you can -- and should -- tweak.

2. How to fix the Outlook 2010 search index step by step

Every Outlook 2010 user relies on search to some extent. When Outlook 2010 search goes down, it's your job to know how to diagnose the problem and quickly repair it. Discover how easy it can be here.

1. Why mssphtb.dll was disabled in Outlook 2010

It's not immediately obvious why Microsoft disabled the mssphtb.dll utility in Outlook 2010. In our top Outlook 2010 tip of 2012, our expert clears the air on this misunderstood search component.

What sort of Outlook tips would you like to see in 2013? Email us and let us know.

This was first published in December 2012

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