One of the most interesting elements present in Outlook 2013 is the People Hub feature. It essentially serves a single point of collation of all data related to person or a business and you can add nearly everything here. Besides the usual phone and email details, you can reference their social networking profiles, instant messenger IDs etc. Given the fact that all data related to a contact can be harnessed at one place, it makes sense for you to link all Contact information about an entity together. Once this is achieved any correspondence that takes place over any associated channel appears under What New link in the contact. Using the Link Contacts feature you can not only concentrate all information under one head, you can go a long way ahead in reducing redundancy.
Using the Link Contacts Option
When you decide to link a Contact with another one all you need to do is click on the Link Contacts options that appears under the Edit label in the top right corner of the contact detail screen. Choose the contact you wish to link to and save the settings. Once the contacts are linked, a view source link appears which gives you details on the linked contacts.
It is important to note that Outlook does not only allow you to link one contact with another but it allows you to link a contact with other elements such an email message or tasks. In fact you can link a contact to an appointment or even a note that you had made before. Again once a contact has been linked to a different contact say Tom, deleting it is fairly simple and can be achieved by clicking the cross mark next to the specific contact you wish to eliminate, under Linked Contacts for Tom tab.
For those of you who may be curious to know how Outlook executes the linking feature, the technical details are rather simple. Outlook does not merge the data together but just displays them one single contact view. In essence it virtually showcases them together without messing up with the underlying data.
Dealing with PST Corruption Issues the Right Way in Outlook 2013
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