I have always hated Microsoft Outlook. It bogs my computer down, its slow, its clunky, and it generally sucks. I get my email on my iphone before it actually pops up in outlook, but the iphone is too small to compose a lot of long emails. But with the iPad, I can just leave it docked with the keyboard on my desk and have the email client up. That way I can use the iPad's email client which is fast and efficient and forgo Outlook altogether on my desktop! iPad will do exchange mail and calendaring. That's all I use outlook for. I can also stay logged into IM on the iPad and avoid having IMs clutter up my desktop as well. In a way, it's a secondary monitor for email, IM, calendar, notes, and heck with iWork I can even open documents on the thing and have spreadsheets open on it while I'm running another program on my desktop. This thing is going to be awesome! It will free up my main computer for more important things.