Some features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 include a time and information manager, calendar sharing capabilities, and updated access to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Other features, as an upgrade from previous Outlook versions, include improved color categories, a new Attachment Previewer and Program Recovery capabilities.
Microsoft 2007 has an improved Instant Search feature that provides a quicker way to find information. This feature appears in the same place as the previous Outlook version, allowing forwarding of the search query to Windows Desktop Search. It has improved color categories that give customized visuals to icons for easy location. A results-oriented user interface helps with composing and formatting emails.
Microsoft 2007 allows for attachment previewing from within the Reading Panel using a single click. It has Internet Calendar Subscriptions and features calendar snapshots that can be sent in an email message. It allows users to publish calendars via Microsoft Office Online, while calendars can be viewed in an overlay mode. Email records can be archived in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 library. These emails can be accessed along repository folders.
The program also has an improved Information Rights Management feature that protects documents and acts as a policy-enforcer. The Trust Center provides privacy and security settings for the software. The Microsoft Office Diagnostics feature provides information when the computer is crashing. Microsoft Outlook 2007 has Program Recovery capabilities that help with data recovery in case of abnormal closures.