New from Microsoft: Briefing Email

The Briefing email is a new feature from Microsoft that allows you to look ahead and plan your workday. This message is sent at the beginning of the day and contains a short synopsis of the general tasks, requests, follow-ups, documents, and meetings that are occurring 

This email is automatically generated and is a new feature found in Outlook. It scans Outlook for any actionable items in your messages and then forms the list contained in the email from “Cortana” (Microsoft’s virtual assistant tool). This may include previously mentioned tasks or documents found within your inbox and you can choose to mark them as done or to delete them from your list, as you see fit. If any of those items are related to a meeting, Cortana will couple those together in the email. Please note: Briefing emails are personal to each user and your data is kept private. If Cortana does not find any suggestions for you, you will not receive a briefing email that day. 

Briefing emails are sent by default at UWM, but you may choose to unsubscribe. There is an option to unsubscribe in the initial sentence of each email (shown below) as well as in the footer at the bottom of the message. For more information on this, please take a look at Microsoft’s overview of the Briefing email.

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