Searching Outlook Calendar entries

Searching for emails in Outlook is pretty common. However, it seems like I rarely search for calendar entries. Sandra Mahan brought this to my attention yesterday, and I thought it was pretty cool. She was gathering some information for a quarterly review, and wanted to know how many meetings she had on a particular topic. Rather than scrolling through the calendar, she used this tip to get all the information in a format that was easy to use.

When you are displaying your calendar, you’ll see a Search Calendar box tucked away in the upper right corner:

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In the example below, I wanted to find all the GoToWebinar meetings I had attended. When I type in “gotowebinar”, the results appear in a list format that’s easy to scan and count:

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I really like how Outlook also gives me suggested options for narrowing the search by keyword, organizer, and subject.

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