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Office 365: Display Outlook Messages as Conversations

My preferred way to use Outlook is to display emails linked by a reply as a conversation, instead of separate emails entirely.  There are certainly reasons to keep them separate–no judgement here! However, I do find that it’s much easier to reference prior related emails when they’re grouped as Conversations. It’s super easy to enable or disable this option, so try it both ways and see what you prefer! Read more

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Office 365: Disable Event Reminders for Past Events in Outlook

There is one particular new feature from the October 2018 Office 365 update is one that I am so excited to enable and try out.  Outlook now has the ability to automatically dismiss event notifications/reminders for events that have already taken place.  This is just one more way to keep Outlook as clean as possible.  To enable this feature, keep reading!
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Office 365: Take Private Notes in Microsoft Teams

Over the summer, Microsoft added a feature that makes it so easy to take private notes in the OneNote or Wiki applications within Teams.  I think this is really great feature, because there are tons of collaboration options within Teams and ways to share information, but there are just as many times in the “real world” where I want to take notes for my own purposes. Keep reading to find out how to take private notes in Teams! Read more

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Office 365: Create a Geographical Chart in Excel

Excel’s charting capabilities are well-known at a basic level—everyone knows that they can create pie, bar, or line charts/graphs with their Excel data.  However, Excel also allows you to create geographical charts that automatically plot data on a map.  The maps use a “fill” function to show data, so this best shows numerical data by County/State/Country etc. You can plot data by:

Country/Region
State/Province
County
Postal Code
      
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Office 365: Update the Offline Global Address List in Outlook

One of the Address Books that Outlook keeps is the Global Address List, which is a comprehensive list of every “mailbox-enabled or mail-enabled object in an Active Directory forest that has Exchange installed” (Source: Microsoft).

Microsoft also keeps an offline version of this address list, and this can be accessed when you are not connected to Exchange.  You’ll want to keep this address list, or address book, updated in the event that you need it.  Read more

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Office 365: Use the Help Box to Find What you Need

Microsoft implemented an interactive and contextual search box in many of its applications some time ago. This feature is often overlooked, but can be a huge help in Office 365 applications like Word and Excel, among others.  It actually gives you real menu options as answers! This is far superior to the old “help” button/window where it just searched Bing. Read more