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Setting Up OneNote 2010

When you run Microsoft OneNote 2010 for the first time, you will need to perform some setup tasks. The very first screen that is displayed asks you whether you will be using OneNote from other computers (via the internet) or just the computer you’re using at the moment. The recommended option is the first one, so unless you have a good reason not to, select that.

Opening First Notebook

Click Continue.

The next screen asks you to sign in with your Windows Live ID log on details. If you haven’t yet created a Live ID account, click on sign up for Windows Live SkyDrive. If you already have a Windows Live account, click Sign In.

Notebooke Synced To Web

After you click Sign In, OneNote will try to connect to the server.

Contacting The Server In OneNote

Once a connection has been established, you will be asked to type in your Windows Live ID log on details.

Connecting To Docs.Live

Type in your log on details and click OK.

Now that OneNote has your log on details, it tries to connect to the web service that it needs. Once your account details have been verified to be correct and connection with the web service has been established… you’re in! You should then see the following screen where you can begin using OneNote 2010.

Start Using OneNote 2010

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You can view the setup process as one that involves you giving your Windows Live ID details to OneNote so that it knows how to connect to your SkyDrive account.

Setting Up Microsoft Outlook 2010

Many people balk at the task of setting up Microsoft Outlook 2010 because it seems such a daunting task. It’s not really, so fear not! This tutorial will take you through the basics of setting up Outlook 2010, and you’ll discover just how easy it is.

After you’ve installed Office 2010, as soon as you start Outlook, you’ll getthe startup window that let’s you know that you’re in the process of setting the application up.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup

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Click Next.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup 2

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At this screen, you must decide whether you want to tell Outlook about an existing email account that you are currently using. You would normally select “yes” here, and that’s what we’re going to do.

Click Next.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup 3

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On this screen, things start getting interesting. Here, we add details about our email account. You need to type in the following:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Password

Once you’ve typed in those details, click Next.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup 4

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The next screen tells us that Outlook is configuring the email server settings. This involves trying to establish a connection with the email server and attempting to log on using the email account you specified on the previous screen. It should take only a few minutes.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup

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The next screen, although it highlights an error of sorts, is usually nothing to worry about. It tells us that a network connection was successfully established and that Outlook was able to log on to the email server, but it also tells us that an encrypted connection to the mail server wasn’t available. You don’t even need to know what this means! Just click Next.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup 6

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This time Outlook tries to log on using an unencrypted connection. Again, don’t worry about what that means, just keep your fingers crossed!

If all goes well, you should get the following screen:

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup 7

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The final window tells us that Outlook was able to connect, log on and send a test email to the account you specified.