Really finding Outlook Contacts
Logic: when you want to find more than
your contact, but where they live! Perhaps, you might
even want to drive there???
Please note: Don't bother will a dial up
connection for this one.
I have created a custom Contact for someone.
You can see the address (Number 1) where I
have included the street address, state, country and Zip
Notice the little button called "Map"
When the "Map" icon is clicked, a search
will take place via the web looking for the location. In my
version of Outlook 2003, the website goes to MapPoint dot
com. In this 2007 version, it goes to Local dot Live dot
This particular map, of course, shows the
location of the Microsoft campus in Redmond. We have:
Number 1: The map location,
Number 2: a choice between the road network,
and aerial photographic map, or a combination,
Number 3: a scratch pad of the address
location and various options,
Number 4: our 2d/ 3d toolbar.
This is what aerial view looks like (above).
We are currently in 2d. Clicking the 3d
button will toggle the 3d view. Note that you may be
prompted to install software before seeing the 3d view.
This is the 3d view. You now have the same
road and aerial/ hybrid options. But you can also roll the
map over and tilt it. You should get a prompt with the
This is just a start to what you can do.