#Office365Challenge – Do you always send certain mails to the same group of people, only to sometimes miss some and get into trouble? Well Outlook allows you to create your own “personal” distribution group for reuse.

Day: 148 of 365, 217 left
Tools: Outlook
Description: Create a Distribution(Contact) Group in Outlook

Note:  If the people you want to add is not already in your company directory, you’ll have to add them to your contacts first.

How to do this:  Right click on the senders name (1), Add to Outlook Contacts (2). Fill in any extra details and click on Save.


Now go to your Address Book under the Home Tab.


Here you’ll click on File > New Entry…

Select “New Contact Group”:


Give the Group a name (1) and then Add Members (2):

When sending an email – start typing the group and it will add it in the “To” Field:


This is what it will look like:


Voila!! And you thought it was gonna be difficult….

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.