How to use reminders in Microsoft Outlook: Some little-known tips

If you don’t know about these reminder options, try them. They can help you stay on task when you’ve got a lot going on.

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Outlook reminders are exactly what they sound like: They’re a timed message that pops up to remind you of something. You can use them with tasks, appointments, and meetings. What you might not know about are a few options that help you manage your reminders so that they work better for you. In this article, I’ll introduce you to a few of these helpful settings. You can use just one or all of them.

SEE: 69 Excel tips every user should master (TechRepublic)

I’m using Microsoft 365 on a Windows 10 64-bit system. Some of these settings aren’t available in earlier editions. There’s no demonstration file; you won’t need one.

How to set up a reminder in Outlook

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Trucking companies drive slowly into new tech, but it can help streamline shipping

Capgemini rep says new trends include last-mile drones, route optimization, and robots.

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TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Vikas Shetty, client partner at Capgemini, an IT consulting business, about trucking logistics and the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Vikas Shetty: If I talk about all logistics overall, it has been used right from the planning phase to the last-mile delivery. Within this entire section, just to give you an example, in planning space for demand forecasting or to find a particular trend, like around weather and all business-to-business runs. All those trends for that, AI has been used extensively. Some of the new trends which we are seeing, if I have to say specific to trucking and logistics, it’s like the last-mile delivery using AI drones, which is still in a very early stage but there will be

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What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system?

Pang says he spent three weeks trying to sign into VAMS, but he constantly ended up in the dashboard for patients instead of clinic administrators. In the meantime, his staff was vaccinating hundreds of people a day and keeping track of their information on paper forms. The college set up a bank of volunteers to sit in a room and copy all the information into VAMS. 

Eventually, the local hospital helped him get signed into the system. The clinic used it for three days. On the last day, 20 new volunteers came in ready to work. But they’d already signed into VAMS to get their mandatory shots, and there was no way to switch them from patient accounts to staff ones. 

The next day, they went back to paper. 

“A good system is easier to use than it is not to use. If people are writing this on paper, there’s

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