Outlook 2000 is an important part of the Office 2000 program suite, and is available in the Premium, Professional, Standard and Small Business editions of Office 2000. At present, most people use Outlook for sending and receiving emails and little else, however, Outlook 2000 is set to become a very powerful organizational tool. Outlook 2000 w hosts VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and hence there is a strong emphasis on between-application automation, Using VBA, the user can program his or her own programmes in what is a subset of the Visual Basic programming languages. This book presents a full reference to the Outlook object model - which is essentially the object-oriented system of organizing the functional capacities that make up the Outlook programme. It features a short introduction to VBA itself, and the rest of the book documents aspects of programming Outlook through that object model. The book is divided into three broad sections: the first part introduces Outlook and VBA; the second offers thematic discussions of the workings of the Outlook 2000. The third and final part offers a full reference to the Outlook object model.
Dwayne R. Gifford is a senior Engineer with remarkable database knowledge. His current position is Information Engineer Manager for Star Software Systems. He has been involved in designing, developing and architecting a number of very successful applications. His range of expertise includes MS Access, Visual Basic, MS SQL Server and Visual C++ to name a few. Computers have been a hobby that he has enjoyed since he was eleven years old. He begun his professional career in Canada, were he worked for Labatt Breweries, subsequently he consulted for Microsoft as a Lead Analyst for its Volume Licensing Operation. In addition, he is the author and co-author of several books on Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office. Throughout his career, he has delivered a number of seminars, workshops and training courses to industry professionals worldwide.