Microsoft Outlook date handling

Hurrah for Microsoft! Too many companies force you to enter dates in their preferred format (and often they only tell you after you do it wrong. In Outlook calendar, you can type almost anything, and it is interpreted properly. For example, "tomorrow," "day after tomorrow," "next day," Wednesday," Wed." Oct. 24, 24 Oct, 14/10, 10/14, etc. Kudos to Microsoft