I recently stumbled upon a very cool feature in Excel that I had to share in a blog post. This feature allows you turn a cell with a country, city, or company name into a lookup field, where you can quickly and easily add other information to your worksheet. To see this in action, keep reading! Read more
Microsoft Flow can connect to Microsoft Teams to do a number of things! In this blog post, we’ll walk through how to create a Flow that posts automatically to a Channel in Microsoft Teams about upcoming events in Outlook.
In the upcoming February update for Office 365, Microsoft is making a change to the default save location. Going forward, Office 365 programs will default to OneDrive and the “ctrl+s” dialog box will look a little different. Check out this blog post from Microsoft to learn more and preview the changes! Read more
Picture this: it’s January 2019, and you’ve made a resolution to be more tidy this year. You’ve just hidden a bunch of old chats in Microsoft Teams, but alas! You need to reference one of them and cannot find it again for the life of you. Fear not! We’ll walk through how to hide and unhide chats in this blog post.
Did you know that you can dictate text to Word and PowerPoint, rather than type it? I was never a fan of dictation features until having a baby a few weeks ago…now I use it all the time! As a matter of fact, I’m using it to write most of this blog post. It’s very easy to use in Office 365–you just need a microphone. Read more
The document inspector wizard in Office 365 can help ensure your document is clean of hidden properties, personal information, and other items that could cause issues before you send or publish it (think macros or custom XML data). This is available in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. To learn how to inspect a document, workbook, or presentation, keep reading!
The search bar at the top-center of Microsoft Teams can be used as more than a search box–there are quite a few commands and shortcuts that can be used here to navigate and work efficiently. With just a few keystrokes, you can change your status, view all of your mentions, or even save a quick note to your personal Wiki page! Read more
Sometimes I’ll stumble on to a useful feature in Office 365, and it’s so hidden or obscure that I’m not sure if it’s a new feature, or I’ve just never noticed it before!
This tip demonstrates one of those features. In Microsoft Word, there’s a handy section that displays some interesting document properties, including pages, words, total editing time, and more.
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
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!