To avoid any unnecessay interruptions during the day, you may want to turn off 'Dektop Alerts' in Outlook.
You may want to ensure the Spelling & Grammar check is turned on. There is an additional setting to adjust to make sure that words type in UPPERCASE are not ignored.
By default, Outlook will display the number of UNREAD items in all folders. You can change the properties of the folder to display the TOTAL number of items in the folder. This will work in Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010.
If you have an appointment on your calendar and you would like to copy it to additional dates and/or times, follow the steps in this video. This will work in Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010.
If you are trying to set up an appointment with another individual, you can e-mail them a copy of your schedule by using Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Excel. In Outlook 2003 you have to export a portion of your calendar to an Excel spreadsheet, edit the spreadsheet, and then attach the spreadsheet to an e-mail message. This is a three part video series. In this video (part two) you will see how to edit the Excel spreadsheet to prepare to send it via e-mail.