Outlook 2013 Logo - www.oostdam.infoThis is an article about a feature in Word 2013 that I want to share with you all. Previously, I published a number of other Office related articles on serveral subjects in the Dutch language, but I expect that this information will be read by system administrators all over the world so,.. English it is this time. It may not be a secret that I like this new Office version a lot. I'm an early addapter of Windows 8 and I installed the Office 2013 Preview version on it.
It has been adjusted for the conviniance of use on a tablet, although the tablet mode isn't very common yet. This article wants to help you getting familar with a new feature in Outlook Calendar, that shows you the temperature of your location.

Where can I see this temperature thing: ?
After you configured Outlook, your attention will drawn towards all the changed things within the e-mail and contacts handling proberbly. But when you click the Calender Outlook 2013 weather in calender view www.oostdam.info picture 01below in the screen, your new, built-in Outlook calendar is shown. And just above your (busy) calender for today, right next to the day, or period, you are now able to see the upcomming weather for the next couple of days. I find it funny and handy, and looked back in my office 2010 and 2007 versions and there was indeed some blanc spacing there previously. Now, that interesting, by default it was installed for the New York location and in Fahrenheit temperature, but thats not my location, and I want to see temperatures in the Celcius value.

Where can I change this temperature add-in: ?
Besides the current location, New York, NY in this example, there is a small arrow on the right of it. Just click that and choose "Add Location". A small dialog will appear and there you can type a larger city thats in your neighbourhood. Click on the search icon and all matching places in the world will be loading, with a country or provence extension behind it. Choose your location and that local temperature for the next couple of days will appear. You can deleted a location by clicking the same small arrow, browse with your mouse or finger to the location and click on the cross behind it. Outlook 2013 weather in calender view www.oostdam.info picture 02The location will be removed.  I've tested a couple a things but a cannot find a way to connect my Windows 8 location services to this add-in. I've requested Microsoft to see if this is possible for the production version or, if thats not possible, as a new feauture for the Office 2015 suite. Ok, now, there might be some people who do not want you use this add-in, so lets de-activate this calendar option. Go to "File" and choose "Options". The general options screen will pop-up and ofcourse you choose for the third one, which contains the general calender option settings. And yes there it is, right at the bottom. A new option, so Microsoft developpers just added it below the existing ones. Here you can de-active the option, by unchecking the box an/or choose your preferred Celsius/Fahrenheit values.

I hope this has been informative for you, and have fun, working with Outlook 2013 !

Ben OostdamBen Oostdam has been working with Windows systems since 1993. Worked for several companies as a system administrator, and is currently a Senior Support Engineer and a (Freelance) Trainer, for a large company in the Netherlands, specialized in Mail and and System Center Solutions.

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