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Trigger whenever your website is down.
Triggers at a specified time before an event in your calendar starts.
Triggers when an event is added to you selected calendar.
Triggers every time a new contact is added.
Triggers whenever a new email is received.
Triggers every time an event is updated.
Create a new contact to your Office 365 account.
Create an event directly on your designated calendar.
Send an email from your Outlook account.
According to DowntimeAlert.com, "Downtime Alert is a simple little add-in that helps you find out when your web sites go down. It's useful for making sure your internet applications are working properly."
Downtime Alert is a free Microsoft Outlook Add-in that provides notification when an Outlook e-mail address is unavailable due to downtime or other unforeseen events. This allows you to stay informed about the availability of your contacts.
In addition to monitoring e-mail addresses, this top can also be used to monitor websites or any other network service.
Figure 1. The Downtime Alert website
It consists of three main components:
Downtime Alert Web Service. This service checks if your e-mail address is available by querying an external service. Downtime Alert Outlook Add-in. This add-in monitors the status of e-mail addresses in Microsoft Outlook. Downtime Alert Server Monitor. This server monitor (comes with the download. monitors the status of the DowntimeAlert Web Service, and will notify you if the service is not accessible.
The Downtime Alert Web Service is available as a free download from the Downtime Alert website. Both the add-in and monitor are included in the downloaded zip file. I believe the download is also available on Microsoft Download Center. For more information about Downtime Alert, please visit DowntimeAlert.com.
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager (PIM. from Microsoft, part of the Microsoft Office family. Some of its features include e-mail, scheduling, contact management, note taking, and journaling. It also includes an application for reading and composing e-mail messages. It uses the Component Object Model (COM), and as such is not tied to a specific operating system but instead runs on any operating system that supports COM. However, it has a native Windows version and a native Macintosh version. It also runs under Linux using Wine software with varying degrees of success. In addition, it is supported by multiple third party products that provide additional functionality beyond that of the standard clients (Outlook Express, Outlook, etc. These third party products are typically integrated with Outlook through the use of COM interfaces and object linking and embedding technpogy (OLE.
Figure 2. Microsoft Outlook 2010 running on Windows 7 Professional
This section provides step-by-step instructions for integrating Downtime Alert with Microsoft Outlook using the Downtime Alert Outlook Add-in and a server monitor that monitors the status of the Downtime Alert Web Service. The steps below assume you have already downloaded and installed the software outlined in Table 1 below. If you have not downloaded it yet, refer to Obtaining Software Section for details on how to download, install and register Downtime Alert with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or 2010. Once your installation is complete, fplow these steps to integrate it with Microsoft Outlook 2010 running on Windows 7 Professional:
Figure 3. Starting up Microsoft Outlook 2010 for the first time after installing it prompts the user to set up Outlook 2010 for use with their e-mail account(s. Note that this example shows Microsoft Outlook 2007 running on Windows Vista Business Edition. Therefore you should choose option #2 in this screen shot (see Figure 4 below. This will open up a new window where you can choose an e-mail account to configure. Choose your e-mail account from the drop down list (i.e., Gmail. and click Next .
Figure 4. You can choose one or more e-mail accounts to configure at this screen in step 1 above. Click Next .
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