Discontinued features and modified functionality in Outlook 2010

If you are familiar with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, the following list describes features and functionality that have been discontinued or changed in Microsoft Outlook 2010.

 Note    Some features are available or offer greater functionality with more recent versions of Exchange.

Top of Page Top of Page


  • Clip Art task pane Organize clips    Organize clips is no longer available. To open Microsoft Clip Organizer from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, click the Windows Start button, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office 2010 Tools, and then click Microsoft Clip Organizer.
  • Clip Organizer    Clip Organizer is no longer accessible directly the Clip Art task pane in Microsoft Office programs. In addition, the following changes were made to Clip Organizer:
    • Automatic organization    The command for automatically finding media files on your computer and organizing them into collections no longer exists. However, you can still add clips manually to Clip Organizer or import them from a scanner or camera.
    • Sent to e-mail recipient as attachment    The command for sending a clip as an attachment in e-mail message is no longer available.
    • Delete from collection    Although you can delete clips from Clip Organizer, you can no longer delete a clip from a specific collection.
    • Find similar style    The command that allowed you to find clips of a similar style is no longer available.
    • List and Details views    The List and Details views are no longer available. Instead, all clips appear as thumbnails in the Clip Organizer window.

Top of Page Top of Page


  • Calendar Publishing to Office.com     Calendars can be published from Outlook 2010 to Office.com for sharing with other people. The Web tools formerly used to manage and preview calendars published with the Outlook Calendar Publishing Service have been discontinued. However, you can continue to manage or delete calendars that you have published by using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010. For more information, see Publish and share calendars on Office.com.
  • Save calendar as Web page    This feature is discontinued.
  • Group Schedule    The View Group Schedules and Plan a meeting commands that previously appeared under the calendar are removed. These commands are replaced by the new Group Schedule feature, integrated into Outlook Calendar.

Top of Page Top of Page


  • Contact folder Activities tab    This feature is discontinued.

Top of Page Top of Page

Applies to:
Outlook 2010