Outlook Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

Latest Outlook Web App Update Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

Over the next few weeks, the tech giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be adding support for Facebook photos and Google Drive to Outlook.com. These new additional features will also be accompanied by a fresh “attachments view” feature that makes it easier to find those old attachments, the company says.

Highlight From the Latest Outlook Web App Update

Easily Access Google Drive from Outlook

The new Google Drive integration with Outlook.com will presumably work the same way OneNote does with the free email and calendar service. Outlook mobile apps users have for a while now been able to access their Google Drive files and this success has obviously pushed the email service to introduce the same features on Outlook.com. “Whether you are using Outlook on the web or our mobile apps, your Google Drive files are just a click away,” the Outlook team said in the announcement post.

Adding Google Drive is easy, the company says. You will only need to create a new message, tap the attachment icon, select Google Drive and enter your account details. This will lead you to your stored files and you can then browse and select your the ones you want.

Outlook Web App Update - Easily Access Google Drive from Outlook

The Outlook team also says that you can now edit Google file types with a shared link. Your Google sheets, slides and docs also open within Outlook as a way of ensuring your work flow is not disrupted.

Outlook’s Support for Facebook

Alongside Google Drive support, Microsoft is also now offering some support for Facebook. You will now be able to connect your Facebook account with Outlook, easily browsing and directly attaching photos from the social media platform. This should be an easy way to search and share content especially with users that are outside your Facebook’s friends list.

Easily Locate Attachments

On top of the new Facebook and Google Drive integrations, Microsoft also says it is making easier to find attachments using its “attachments view” feature. Whenever you have a long message thread there will be an attachment icon at the top with the number of attachments on the thread. Click on it and you will see a drop down menu showing all the attachments on the thread.

All of these new features will require the new Outlook web version that’s currently rolling out, so if you haven’t received the updated features yet then they should be with you in the next few weeks.

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Outlook Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

Latest Outlook Web App Update Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

Over the next few weeks, the tech giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be adding support for Facebook photos and Google Drive to Outlook.com. These new additional features will also be accompanied by a fresh “attachments view” feature that makes it easier to find those old attachments, the company says.

Highlight From the Latest Outlook Web App Update

Easily Access Google Drive from Outlook

The new Google Drive integration with Outlook.com will presumably work the same way OneNote does with the free email and calendar service. Outlook mobile apps users have for a while now been able to access their Google Drive files and this success has obviously pushed the email service to introduce the same features on Outlook.com. “Whether you are using Outlook on the web or our mobile apps, your Google Drive files are just a click away,” the Outlook team said in the announcement post.

Adding Google Drive is easy, the company says. You will only need to create a new message, tap the attachment icon, select Google Drive and enter your account details. This will lead you to your stored files and you can then browse and select your the ones you want.

Outlook Web App Update - Easily Access Google Drive from Outlook

The Outlook team also says that you can now edit Google file types with a shared link. Your Google sheets, slides and docs also open within Outlook as a way of ensuring your work flow is not disrupted.

Outlook’s Support for Facebook

Alongside Google Drive support, Microsoft is also now offering some support for Facebook. You will now be able to connect your Facebook account with Outlook, easily browsing and directly attaching photos from the social media platform. This should be an easy way to search and share content especially with users that are outside your Facebook’s friends list.

Easily Locate Attachments

On top of the new Facebook and Google Drive integrations, Microsoft also says it is making easier to find attachments using its “attachments view” feature. Whenever you have a long message thread there will be an attachment icon at the top with the number of attachments on the thread. Click on it and you will see a drop down menu showing all the attachments on the thread.

All of these new features will require the new Outlook web version that’s currently rolling out, so if you haven’t received the updated features yet then they should be with you in the next few weeks.

Images: Microsoft

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Understanding What Your Attire Says About Your Personal Brand

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Imagine this: You’re about to pitch your product to a board of investors. They’ve been listening to pitches all day long, but you know you have an incredible idea that the world desperately needs to know about. You’ve practiced in front of the mirror 1,000 times, and you’re full of confidence.

But when you proudly walk into that conference room, the potential investors only look up for a split second before returning their attention to whatever’s happening on their smartphones and laptops. Some may even roll their eyes. Before you even have a chance to deliver your thoughtful pitch, your jeans and hoodie do the talking for you.

As the founder of ASTRSK, a PR agency focused on media relations, brand image, and positioning for startups, I’ve worked with countless entrepreneurs who are attempting to raise money from venture capitalists. Over the years, we’ve discovered that most VCs look more closely at the founder than they do the actual idea being pitched. They want the individual standing in front of them to give off an aura of success.

What Does Success Look Like?

For startup founders, looking like you’re capable of achieving success in the business world is often as simple as dressing up a bit. Unless you are Mark Zuckerberg, jeans, sandals, and a hoodie with your college logo on it won’t likely bode so well for you. This casual approach has been overly glamorized in the startup world—you’d be hard-pressed to find many VCs or later-stage business leaders who think it’s charming to present yourself this way.

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Elliot Tomaeno, founder of Astrsk, which has helped launch more than 200 startups and tech products and has been a part of seven exits.

BusinessCollective, launched in partnership with Citi, is a virtual mentorship program powered by North America’s most ambitious young thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners.

48 Social Media Channels for Marketing Your Business: The Ultimate Guide

50 Social Media Channels for Marketing Your Business: The Ultimate Guide

Social media can be an incredibly effective tool for businesses of all types and sizes. But the actual social networks that you choose can make a big impact on your chances of being successful. Here are 50 different social media channels that you can consider using to market your business.

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Channels

Facebook

With more than a billion users worldwide and features ranging from targeted advertising to live broadcasting, Facebook is as close to a must-have social networking platform as there is for businesses.

Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging site that allows users to post short messages, photos, links and other types of media.

LinkedIn

The most popular business oriented social networking site, LinkedIn is great for entrepreneurs looking to boost their professional networks or reach out to B2B clients.

Instagram

A visually oriented social platform, Instagram is based mainly around mobile apps and lets you post photos and short videos, along with “stories” that disappear at the end of each day.

Google+

Google’s social media platform, Google+ lets you share content, photos and more. And you can connect with others by adding them to your circles, which you can organize any way you choose.

Periscope

For those businesses that want to use live broadcasting to communicate with customers, Periscope is a mobile app that lets you connect with people and stream live video content.

Pinterest

Pinterest allows users to create different boards where they can save photos and content from a variety of sources. So businesses can use it to post products, blog posts and a variety of other content.

Tumblr

Tumblr is sort of a mix between a social media site and blogging platform. You can post photos, videos, text posts and even re-post or like content from other users.

Snapchat

Known mainly for being popular with young users, Snapchat is starting to catch on with a wider audience now. You can share photos, short videos or text messages with other users. And that content is only viewable for 24 hours.

Flickr

A social sharing site owned by Yahoo, Flickr lets you upload photos and videos, sort them into albums and even interact with other users in groups or comments.

Vine

A video sharing app for mobile users, Vine lets you upload and share quick, looping videos on the app and even share them on other social platforms like Twitter.

YouTube

If you create video content for your business, then you probably already use YouTube. You can upload your own videos, share them on other sites, create playlists and even interact with other users on the platform.

Vimeo

Vimeo is not as popular as YouTube when it comes to video platforms. But you can still use it to upload videos. And there are also some community features aimed at serious video creators.

Skype

The popular video and audio chat platform also lets you add connections and send instant messages to connections on Skype mobile or desktop versions.

MySpace

MySpace certainly isn’t the popular social networking platform it once was. But there are still some community features mainly aimed at entertainment enthusiasts. So musicians and similar entrepreneurs could still find some benefits from using it.

Ning

Ning is a platform for online communities that lets you share photos, post in groups and even publish blog posts.

XING

XING is a platform made specifically for business networking. You can connect with other professionals and companies, read industry news and even discover relevant events.

SlideShare

A LinkedIn platform, SlideShare lets you create presentations, infographics, documents and similar materials. You can also use it to find presentations on a variety of different topics related to your industry.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that lets you share and discover new content in a variety of categories. You can use it to share photos, videos, blog posts and more, as well as find relevant content to share with your audience.

Delicious

Known as a social bookmarking service, Delicious can serve as another place to share and save content from all over the web.

Digg

Digg is another social sharing site that focuses mainly on news stories. So if your business creates articles or news content, it could be a worthwhile social platform.

Foursquare

For local businesses, Foursquare can help local customers find and check in at your location. You can even offer specials or promotions to potential customers.

Path

Path is a social networking and chat app that lets you share “moments,” which can include everything from local check-ins to music.

Reddit

Reddit features a news aggregator along with some social features like discussion boards and the ability to submit and rate various content.

Quora

The popular question and answer site, Quora allows you to interact with other users by submitting questions and helping other users if they have questions that relate to your industry or expertise.

Scribd

Scribd is an open publishing platform that authors can use to share ebooks, audio books, comics and other documents with interested audiences.

Yelp

Known mainly for reviews of local businesses, Yelp allows you to create a profile for your business and interact with other users through comments and more.

Tout

Tout is a mobile video publishing platform. It’s perfect for businesses that share news, sports and entertainment related content with online and mobile audiences.

Lefora

Lefora is an online platform for discussion boards in various interest groups. You can create a profile and join various forums to discuss and share content related to your industry.

Ryze

Ryze is a site made specifically for business users. You can apply for membership and then use the platform to connect with other business owners and professionals in your industry.

Xanga

Xanga may not be at its peak popularity anymore. But the platform still hosts blogs, photography sites and social profiles for a variety of users.

Howcast

For businesses that want to share tutorials or instructional content, Howcast is an online platform that lets you share short videos or text content that shows users how to do various tasks.

Meetup

Meetup is a site that lets people create and join groups to share events and meetings in a given area. You can use the site to gain interest in special events or start groups.

DeviantArt

For artists, photographers, illustrators and other creative entrepreneurs, DeviantArt provides an online gallery and community for artists to share work and connect with others.

Buzznet

Buzznet is a social network where you can share photos, video, text posts and more. It can be especially relevant for entertainment centered businesses.

Last.fm

Last.fm is a music streaming service that also lets users create profiles and interact with other listeners. Musicians can use the site to interact with listeners and even share music and events.

SoundCloud

Another audio distribution platform, SoundCloud can be an especially useful channel for musicians and podcasters.

CafeMom

For businesses that offer products or services aimed at moms, CafeMom is an online platform for moms to connect, start groups and share advice.

Ravelry

Ravelry is a niche site aimed specifically at knitters and crocheters. It could be a useful social channel for yarn sellers and other handmade business owners that want to connect with fiber artists.

Goodreads

For authors and book enthusiasts, Goodreads is a site that lets users discover books, leave reviews and interact with other users.

Behance

A portfolio site for designers and creative entrepreneurs, Behance lets you showcase your visual work and even discover other artists and designers through their portfolios.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a mobile messaging platform that lets users add friends and create groups to chat with via text, voice or even video.

WeChat

Another mobile chat app, WeChat offers apps for iPhone, Android and even a web version.

Viber

Viber lets you send texts, make calls and even share photos with other users. It also offers a feature called public chats so that brands and celebs can share messages with wider audiences.

Bloglovin’

For bloggers, Bloglovin’ is a platform that lets you create a profile for yourself and your blog (or blogs) and then connect and follow other users to discover content and get your blog found by relevant readers.

Blogher

Blogher is a blog network aimed at female bloggers. You can publish your content, connect with other bloggers and even attend conferences and networking events.

Busker

Busker is a live video chat app that lets you broadcast to your network to share tips or even demonstrate a product.

BizSugar

BizSugar is a forum for sharing business related content. You can post articles, comment on posts and interact with other users. BizSugar is a sister site to Small Business Trends.

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