You can open documents and web pages using appointments if you create an online meeting.
- Open an meeting invitation (or click the invite button on an appointment) and enter your email address in the To field.
- Add a check to the Online meeting option.
- Select Using Windows Media Services
- Enter the file location or web address in the Event address field Add a check to the field to Automatically start Windows Media with the reminder.
- Save and close.
When the reminder triggers, a dialog will open, asking if it can open the document or web page.
Note: You can tell Outlook to always open that document type automatically if you want, although it's not recommended for web pages and some document types because of the virus potential – this setting applies to the document type across all windows programs, including IE, and a malicious script in a web page could open that document type automatically.
Published January 5, 2005. Last updated on June 17, 2011.