Microsoft has introduced a briefing email. This is a new features that is part of our existing Microsoft 365 offering and it provides you an insight into your day at work:
The Briefing email helps you stay in control of your calendar and be intentional about your day. Within two hours of your workday (as set up in Outlook), you'll get an email about any relevant items to help you better prepare for the day ahead, including:
- Outstanding commitments, requests, and follow-ups to and from other collaborators in email that might have fallen through the cracks.
- Documents related to today’s meetings that you might want to review beforehand.
- Suggested focus time you can schedule to help get independent work done.
This it how it works:
The Briefing email looks for actionable tasks in Outlook and includes the top results in the email. If these tasks are related to any upcoming meetings, they’ll be listed in context with the meeting. Meetings will also have links to any attached or potentially related documents.
The Briefing email also includes any last-minute options to schedule time to focus on deep work or to work through any of the tasks included in the email. Any existing focus time that’s already scheduled is also referenced in this section.
For each task, you can select:
- Not a task to remove it from your current list of tasks. It will also be excluded from all future Briefing emails. This valuable feedback will improve future task identification.
- Done to indicate the task is complete.
For documents, select:
- Done to indicate you are finished reviewing the document.
- Delete (trashcan) icon to remove the suggestion.
As a new user, your first Briefing email explains how to use it to prepare for upcoming meetings and manage pending tasks. It also explains how your personal information is kept private.
Questions & Answers:
To learn more and find out any additional questions and answers about Daily Briefing Emails, please take a look: Briefing Email | Q & A