Outlook Map Display

In the category of “duh – that’s been there for a while”, I got a nice tip from TheOfficeWeblog about Outlook’s ability to automatically generate a map from an address.  As a member of the “endlessly directionally impaired” category of humans, I’m lost without either a GPS or driving directions.  Stupidly, my VW Touareg doesn’t have a GPS in it and even though Garmin could make my life easier, I’ve been irrationally stubborn about buying a GPS from them.  While maps.yahoo.com and maps.google.com are spiffy and nice, it’s always annoyed me that I had to enter the address manually from my address book.  Voila – go to Outlook, bring up the contact in question, and click on the little yellow arrow on the standard toolbar.  This is a simple, but nice, demonstration of integrating Office with a webapp.

  • Michael Tildahl

    Gmail just added this as well. If an email has an address in it they list a link to the Google map for the address. They also add a link if your email has a package tracking number.

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=24102

  • http://www.kellyperdew.com Kelly

    Wrokin’ Tip!!!! You just saved me massive amounts of time. I don’t proper blog etiquette yet as I just started, but i’m going to put this tip up on mine and give you credit. http://kellyperdew.blogspot.com/

    You have a very interesting background. I’ve been asked to be a partner in a VC fund and would love to get your advice.

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