What’s New in MindManager 9: Stay in Sync with Dynamic Outlook Dashboarding

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September 15, 2010

Introducing our most powerful integration with Microsoft Outlook ever

Microsoft_Outlook_IconThis is the final installment in the 4-part blog series focusing on the latest and greatest enhancements to MindManager Version 9 for Windows.  In this posting we will focus on the new Microsoft Outlook task integration feature which will forever change the way you use both Outlook and MindManager.

MindManager now offers a powerful dashboard that enables you to add dynamic branches of your Outlook activities – including tasks, contacts, notes, emails and calendar items – into your map so that can have a holistic view of all the relevant Outlook items related to your map.  Gone are the days of having to flip back and forth to Outlook to view and update tasks or calendar items in disparate systems.

MindManager Outlook Dashboard

MindManager automatically syncs with Outlook to populate your map so that you can better visualize critical data within the context of your map.  It even allows you to view these items in MindManager’s integrated Gantt charts for more effective time and resource management!

MindManager Outlook Queries

Salivating yet?  Wait…there’s more!  MindManager 9 also provides powerful pre-defined and customizable queries to help you fine tune the view of your Outlook items as it relates to specific components of your project.

And since MindManager offers bi-directional integration, anytime you make changes to your tasks within your map, MindManager will automatically sync and update the same records within Outlook and vice versa!

MindManager Outlook Sync

It’s definitely something that will make the lives of project managers or anyone who uses Outlook to manage tasks, appointments and notes.  This new feature has definitely been invaluable in helping me better track and manage all of my various Outlook items as they pertain to various projects.  Hopefully you’ll get a chance to check it out as well!

Thanks for checking out the blog series: What’s New in MindManager 9?

If you happened to miss any of the previous articles, feel free to click on any of the articles below to get caught up.  Thanks!

Blog Series: What’s New in MindManager 9?

1.       The Power of Slide Presentation Mode

2.       Build Map Presentations Easier PowerPoint Integration

3.       Ensure Project Success with More Extensive Planning Support

4.       Stay in Sync with Dynamic Outlook Dashboarding

Wayne Chan

Mindjet Product Marketing

14 Responses to “What’s New in MindManager 9: Stay in Sync with Dynamic Outlook Dashboarding”

  1. Roland Lechner


    the feature looks great, but I personally rely a lot on Outlook search folders to pre-sort my mail. Can I access search folders as well (I tried, but could not find them).



  2. John

    Hi Wayne,

    When you’ve grabbed a task now and put it in your mind map. It allows you to sync them but it looks like you have to sync the actual tasks one at a time.

    Is that the case or when you sync one does it sync them all at the same time?

    • Wayne Chan

      Hi John,

      Great question.  You can actually sync multiple tasks at once.  All you need to do is select them all and then sync with Outlook.  To do that, you simply hold down Ctrl and then click on each task.  Then right click on one of the selected tasks to bring up the drop down menu and select “Sync with Outlook” or hit F5.  Take a look at this screen shot to see what I mean.

      • John

        Thanks Wayne.

        Do you know with the 2012 release in the fall. Are they going to have the ability to one click update all?

    • Wayne Chan

      Actually, there is an easier way to sync all your tasks simultaneously.  When you click on the Outlook Items drop down, you’ll see an option at the bottom of the menu that says “Sync All Outlook Items in Map”.  That should solve your problem.  Take a look at the enclosed screen shot.

  3. Ken

    Great, but unfortunately my company has now shifted from Outlook to IBM Lotus Notes. When will MindJet support this platform?

  4. Ricardo

    Prezados Senhores:

    Eu lhes solicitei um teste de um mês com o Mindmanager, mas vocês me enviaram na versão em inglês. Pergunto se não podem mandar a versão em português ou, melhor ainda a versão do português falada no Brasil.

    Ricardo Eduarte



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