Use Drag & Drop to Create an Appointment in Your Outlook Calendar

When you receive an email message that has information about a meeting or a training session, you can easily add it to your Outlook Calendar by simply dragging & dropping it.  From the view of the folder where the message is (most likely your Inbox), click on the little envelope icon, and drag it to the Calendar icon.

Outlook will create a new appointment for you -- you'll need to enter the time and date information, but the note field of the appointment form will contain the text of the email, which is convenient if the message contains details about the appointment, such as the address and travel directions, or link & login information for an online meeting.

You'll probably want to change the subject line of the appointment, so it shows up as something like "Selection Committee Meeting", instead of "Doodle poll to set the date of our next meeting".