OutlookPoint was our add-on for Microsoft Outlook to read out information from your Outlook store.  OutlookPoint running in your Outlook application was continuously exporting your chosen data to an OutlookPoint Microsoft Access database.  But that has changed as of now.  No OutlookPoint add-on is needed anymore since you now have direct support for Microsoft Outlook data files and folders with your DataPoint add-on. With DataPoint’s newest addition of the Outlook data provider, your presentation can now access directly your Outlook store. Outlook is perfect to easily exchange short messages or instructions via mail, or appointments or tasks for your waiting room, hospital or garage, or to display the anniversaries at your company via the contacts folder. Use the latest version of DataPoint and use the Microsoft Outlook files data provider at the connections list.

Use Microsoft Outlook data files to show data in PowerPoint

Add a new query and click the Browse button to connect to Outlook data files.

Choose any of your Outlook folders and set the corresponding item type. You can choose item types as mail, calendar, contact, journal, note or task.

Based on the item type select, you can choose some more filter options. For example, for appointments you can set a lower and upper range for the appointments.  No need to have the passed appointments of 2008 on your presentation.  Go back a couple of days and 7 days in the future. That is typically enough for your information screen and its appointments listed on it.

So for every item type, you get specific filter criteria that you can use to speed up relevant data retrieval.

Finally, for all DataPoint’s data providers you can choose to refresh the data only when you open the presentation, or to refresh continuously while running the slideshow on your information screen.

Click OK to close and see a preview of the data in the preview area.  Now, you can start using tables and text boxes to display your messages, appointments, tasks etc in real-time on your slides.

Get your latest DataPoint update for free and start displaying data from your Microsoft Outlook data files and folders.

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