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Outlook Receives Spaces, a new way to organize your workflow

Microsoft reveals a new feature of the Outlook web service, simply called 'Spaces'. Microsoft describes them as follows: Spaces helps you organize your emails, meetings, and docs into easy-to-follow project spaces. Forget worrying about dropping the ball; Spaces helps you stay effortlessly on top of what matters.

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Spaces are a 'board' where you can organize things related to a common topic, .e.g to a project. It allows organizing emails, meetings, and various office documents. With Spaces, the user can quickly build a list of related emails, relevant docs, and calendar events by performing a search from a single location. Spaces support to-do lists, notes, and more. It is a work-in-progress, so more features to come.

 

Outlook Spaces 2Outlook Spaces 3Outlook Spaces 4Outlook Spaces 5Currently, the list of supported objects for Spaces include:

  • Email
  • Sticky notes
  • OneDrive files
  • To-do lists
  • Deadlines
  • Weather forecast
  • Links to web sites

In the future, users will be able to attach office documents, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.

The following video demonstrates the idea behind spaces:

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As of this writing, Spaces is not available for public. Office 365 users can try enabling it using a method described below. To get your hands on the new feature, follow the simple steps below.

How to Enable Outlook Spaces

  1. Visit the following link https://outlook.office.com/spaces
  2. Open DevTools(e.g. press F12 in Google Chrome)
  3. Navigate to Application->Storage->LocalStorage on the right.
  4. Right-click and choose
  5. Set the key to featureOverrides, and its value to outlookSpaces-enabled.Outlook Enable Spaces
  6. Refresh the page.

Enjoy!

Credits go to @h0x0d

 

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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