Set up a meeting at Starbucks with Outlook. And no, we’re not talking about sending a boring email. The world-known coffeehouse chain and Microsoft’s email client have come together to spark up the process.
Starbucks coffee shops are one of the ideal informal places to meet up with a potential business partner. Whether you’re looking to seal a deal, or rather conduct a job interview, or get together with friends and family, you now have a new way of doing so. Microsoft has launched a new add-in called Starbucks for Outlook. The name is pretty much suggestive.
This add-in is Outlook and Starbucks shaking hands and going into “business” together. And they both have something to gain. The popular coffee company gains new clients and Outlook gets out there in the spotlight. It’s not exactly the preferred email service for most people.
The new Starbucks add-in is available for free for Outlook.com, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, and Outlook on the Web users. Those interested can download the add-in from the Office Store.
To install the new Starbucks for Outlook add-in on Outlook.com or Office 365, click the following link. Those using Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016, go to “Home” and click “Store”. In Outlook on the Web, click the gear icon and go to “Manage Add-ins”. All users must now search for “Starbucks”, and the search should return “Starbucks for Outlook” add-in. Install it and you’re done. The add-in is set to appear on the command bar ribbon. You can now set up a meeting at Starbucks with Outlook.
Microsoft aims to put emphasis on building strong relationships in our fast-paced world. The company believes that the best way to do that is through face-to-face meetings in an informal environment. And what better option than around the table enjoying a good cup of coffee?
To set up a meeting at Starbucks with Outlook just click the “Meet at Starbucks” button from the command bar ribbon. Then, search for your preferred Starbucks store and add it as the meeting’s location.
Outlook users can also send a Starbucks eGift Card to show gratitude and appreciation. Microsoft offers free $5 eGift cards for a limited time to clients who send Starbucks eGift cards using Outlook.
For all mobile and Mac users out there wondering when you too can take advantage of the new add-in, expect to see it up and running “in the coming months”.
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