How to Put Microsoft Outlook as One of My Tiles in Windows 8

By Kathryn Hatashita-Lee

The Pin to Start option will set Outlook on the Start screen.
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Your Windows 8 Start screen is like a bulletin board where you pin programs for quick access. The Pin to Start option enables you to place applications, such as the Outlook 2013 tile, directly on the screen for your next action. This blue and white tile can easily move to a group of other apps to arrange a custom Start screen that holds as much or as little content as you want. Clicking or tapping your Outlook tile will bring up the calendar, contacts, email program and other communication features to help you stay organized.

Press the “Windows” key, and then enter “Outlook” to bring up this program on the search list.

Right-click “Outlook” to add a tick next to this program. Options, such as Pin to Start, will display at the bottom of the screen.

Click “Pin to Start.” Press the “Windows” key to open the Start screen. The Outlook tile may be to the far right of this screen. Click and drag the scroll button to bring this Outlook tile into view if necessary.

Click and drag the Outlook tile to the preferred position on your custom Start screen. For example, if you have collected your email programs or Office programs in a group, try clicking and dragging the Outlook tile to this group for quick activation.


If you also want to pin an Outlook icon to the taskbar, right-click the Outlook tile on your Start screen, and then click “Pin to taskbar.” To rearrange the Outlook icon on the taskbar, click and drag the icon to the preferred position to the left or right.

To unpin or remove a tile from your Start screen, right-click the tile and then tap or click “Unpin from Start.” The app remains on your PC, but the tile disappears from your Start screen.