You can use "Auto Correct" to type frequently used text quickly into an e-mail message. This can help you save time and be more efficient. You must first add "Auto Correct Options" to your Quick Access Toolbar in an e-mail…
In Outlook 2013, if you use the “Reading Pane” to get a better view of e-mails in your Inbox, you will see the “People Pane”. You can also find the “People Pane” at the bottom of an open e-mail. It contains information about the person who sent you the e-mail. This can easily be turned off so that you can reclaim that lost real estate in an email.
By default, if you are reading an e-mail in your Inbox (or other folder), and you hit “Reply” or “Forward”, it will display in the “Reading Pane” instead of a new window. You have to click “Pop Out” to open in a new window. This can be changed so the “Replies” and “Forwards” open in their own window.
Most of us are used to working from our “Desktop” instead of the new Windows 8.1 “Start Screen”. You can change one setting to have the Desktop be the first thing you see when you turn on your computer.
By default, when you create a new Contact in outlook, it will be filed Last name, “First name, Last name”. Some prefer to file their contacts by first name. If this setting is not the same in all of your contacts, it can make it difficult to search for, and find, a specific contact. This setting can be changed in Outlook.