In order to avoid saying "Where did the day go?" you will want to use your Outlook calendar and create appointments. Use appointments to set reminders for yourself and to put aside time to review your schedule for the following day.
In order to coordinate meetings with other people, it is a good idea to get in the habit of sending meeting requests. If the other attendees are within your company you may be able to use the scheduling assistant to determine the best meeting time for everyone involved. This video is recorded using Outlook 2010, but this process is very similar in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.
You can drag an email onto your calendar to create an appointment. This will allow you to set a reminder to follow-up on the e-mail. This process works the same in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 ONLY.
*Your To-Do bar must be turned on to perform this action. Please see online tutorial on working with your To-Do bar.
You can quickly send an e-mail that will show your calendar availability. This can make it much easier to set up an appointment with another person.
Knowing a few navigation tricks can help you to be more effective when using your Outlook calendar. This video is shown using Outlook 2010, but these tricks work the same in Outlook 2013..