26. February 2011 13:08
If you are working outside the US, you likely do not need to be prompted for an area code every time you add a phone number to your contacts. I have used Outlook since the days it was called Schedule Plus (this is why we at Microsoft call it s+ when we send invites). Even still, I have hard time finding the option to turn this off every time I repave my machine. A second annoyance is that Outlook will remove the plus sign (+) you place in front of an international number.
The reason why this option is difficult to find in Outlook is because it is not set from Outlook. You will need to go to Control Panel, Phone & Modem and select a country.
For area code, I use 00 to represent the +1. This resolves the second issue and stops Outlook from deleting the plus (+) prefix when entering numbers in Outlook. That’s it!