Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Quick Tip: Show Two Timezones In Outlook Calendar

By Matt:

From time to time I lead meetings with international counterparts, primarily based in either the UK or Australia. Being located in the United States myself, I'm always having to do quick math, adding and subtracting time-zones, as I try to figure out how I can get two parties on the phone without either one having to go to the office at 2:00 in the morning.

So for you globally minded corporate hacks out there, this Outlook-based quick tip should help you navigate the intricacies of the International Date Line without causing an aneurysm:

Display Two Timezones In Your Outlook Calendar:
  1. From the Outlook menu select Tools > Options
  2. Select the button for 'Calendar Options'
  3. Select the button for 'Time Zone'
  4. In the resulting dialog box select the check-box for 'Show An Additional Time Zone'
  5. Next, select an additional time zone to display from the dropdown menu and give it a unique label so you can differentiate it in your calendar
Hopefully this little trick will help make scheduling cross-continental meetings a little easier... and if nothing else, it will give you North America based readers an excuse to squeeze in another break in the name of Afternoon Tea before lunch rolls around.

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