While I typically work with clients who have Microsoft Exchange and use Outlook, there are occasionally instances where folks need to use Outlook in conjunction with Google Calendar–usually to view personal or family calendars. Below, I’ll outline how to add a read-only copy of your Google Calendar to Outlook. Any updates made to the Google Calendar will appear in Outlook, but you will not be able to publish changes to the calendar from Outlook–that will still need to be done from Google. (Note, there are some paid plugins that allow you to make changes to the calendar from Outlook).
Microsoft 365 TEAMS is a collaboration application that can be used to organize meetings, facilitate conversations among group members over chat and video as well as share files across groups. It integrates well with Microsoft Outlook and many other products.
To add Planner to streamline your workflow, follow the steps below:
2020 Update: Microsoft is still working on implementing an out-of-the-box solution for this as of February 2020. I’ve made a few wording updates to the steps below to make the steps a bit more clear.
Per this UserVoice post, Microsoft is working to make Group Calendars native to Microsoft Teams via the “Meetings”/Calendar view, but below you’ll find one potential workaround in the meantime. Please note that the below workaround may not work for users with On Premise mailboxes.
With so many people working remotely right now, it’s no wonder you’re hearing about Microsoft Teams and Google Meet more than ever. If you’re wondering which is better for you or your organization, I’ve compiled some of the key points to consider below.
There are a number of reasons why you’d want to be able to compare time zones at a glance–maybe you are a frequent traveler, or your colleagues are distributed across the world. Whatever the case, it is possible to show up to three time zones on your Outlook calendar, easing the mental math quite a bit! Read More
Note: This tip is intended for the OneNote app as OneNote 2016 is no longer being updated.
Did you know that in the OneNote app, you can set the default paste formatting behavior? If you find yourself frequently changing the paste formatting after pasting, you might want to configure this setting! You can still easily change the formatting mode if the default mode isn’t best for the content being pasted. Read More
Did you know that you can automatically size columns and rows in Excel in a few seconds? You just need to know where to click. This is one of my absolute favorite tips!
OneNote allows you to easily insert a PDF printout of another document onto a page, which you can then markup or reference as needed. This is great for keeping notes during meetings or marking up documents for formatting changes. Please note that these instructions were tested with OneNote, the Windows 10 App, not OneNote 2016.