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If you frequently use Outlook to manage your information, you may prefer to work with files from your Share Point library directly in Office Outlook 2007 instead of in a Web browser.For example, you might be responding to e-mail and then need to refer to some team guidelines on your Share Point site.However, you cannot download a filtered view of a library, such as the files that were created by a specific department.In the preview pane in Office Outlook 2007, you can preview many types of files that are stored in a Share Point library.Right-click the library name in Outlook, and then click Share library name.
Examples of compatible files are Microsoft Office Excel 2007 worksheets, Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 presentations, and Microsoft Office Word 2007 documents.
You can connect to a library on a Share Point site by using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and browse, edit, and even search the files.
After you connect your Share Point library to Outlook, you can work with the files on your hard disk, even when you are away from the office.
If you want to change the settings or structure of a library or create a new library, you should work with the library directly on the Share Point site.
You can open files from many types of applications in Office Outlook 2007.