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.
Microsoft recently added a feature to Teams allowing you to post a single announcement or message to multiple channels. This will be a great way to snag people’s attention (imagine using this + the announcement or ‘mark important’ features) and post important messages across a channel without needing to copy and paste the message multiple times. Read more
I like my calendars to be color-coded. It looks nice, and when you have a busy week it just helps make sense of your calendar at a glance. You can use conditional formatting in Outlook to automatically assign colors to calendar items using conditions that you create. This really takes the work out of color-coding your calendar!
Did you know that you can overlay multiple calendars in Outlook, rather than displaying them side-by-side? If you frequently compare calendars (including group calendars) or use multiple calendars yourself, you need to try this!
The “Safe Senders” list in Outlook is intended to prevent “real” emails from being sent to the Junk folder. It also permits Outlook to automatically download images (including thumbnails in signatures) in emails from those email addresses. Find out how to automatically add contacts and people you email to the “Safe Senders” list below. Read more
Have you ever needed to get someone’s attention in Teams? Mentions and normal chats not cutting it? Microsoft has a feature for that–no matter how urgent the need is. There are a few different urgency settings you can adjust when sending messages in a chat. Read more
Did you know that Outlook is capable of resizing/compressing any or all images embedded in an email? If you have ever had to send loads of screenshots, only to have the email be way too large, keep reading to learn how to compress all of those images at once. Read more
Microsoft recently added different calendar views to Teams that really improve the calendar experience. Speaking of Teams Calendars–an out-of-the-box solution for group calendars has been confirmed and is currently in testing! I am hoping that the new calendar views are also hinting toward the group calendar feature rolling out soon. In the meantime, check out the new views for your personal calendar below.
For a long time, Microsoft Teams allowed you to select “Favorites” in your Team menu by selecting the “…” button, then selecting “Favorite”. The Team would appear in a “Favorites” section in Teams. This has recently changed to “Show” or “Hide”. Read more