MyAnalytics Dashboard in Office 365

This is something I’ve been hoping and waiting for, and it’s finally out and available to most Office 365 subscription plans… the MyAnalytics Dashboard. This gives you a great overview of where you’re spending your time each week, as well as with whom. Here’s how it works…

You can now set Priority in Planner

Planner is a great light-weight project tracker that’s part of Office 365, and Microsoft continues to roll out changes that make it even more useful. One of the latest features (and one could argue it should have already been there) is the ability to set a Priority on a task. Here’s how that works…

Sending Urgent messages in Microsoft Teams

If you use the Important indicator for messages you send in Microsoft Teams chats, you’ll see a new level of functionality now. You can mark a message as Urgent, and it will ping the user every two minutes until they look at your message. While it can really help to get someone’s attention when necessary, it comes with a couple of common sense caveats. Here’s how it works…

Ending your meetings early in Outlook

In the latest version of the Outlook client, there’s a feature that allows you to set the default for meetings to end five or ten minutes early to give you time to get to your next meeting. Here’s how that works…

SharePoint Online now has a Footer properties option

One of the latest updates to SharePoint Online is the addition of a Footer option in the Change The Look Settings list. It’s a nice way to have a graphical user interface (GUI) for adding and maintaining a footer in your Communication sites (it’s not currently available in Team sites), and it applies to all the pages in the site. Here’s how it works…

Using the Preview feature in SharePoint Online document libraries

When you’re in SharePoint Online, opening up files can often cause new version history entries to be made based on how things are set up. This can be a major issue if people have alerts set to notify them if anything changes! To prevent that, you can use the Preview feature to quickly open the file without causing any version history changes. Here’s how that works…

@-less Mentions in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to flag someone in a chat or conversation by using the @ symbol before their name, such as @Duff, Thomas (the format of our names). There’s now a new way to flag someone’s name, and all you have to do is start typing their name. You don’t need the @ any more. Here’s how that works…