Updating your Skype presence based on what you’re actually doing

Sandra shared a cool tip with me today. You know how when you have a meeting on your Outlook calendar and it ends early, your Skype presence indicator shows that you’re still in the meeting until it actually ends on the calendar? There’s a setting in Skype that allows the presence indicator to actually show based on what you’re doing, not just on what your calendar *says* you’re scheduled to be doing. Here’s how you set and/or change it…

Running a PowerPoint presentation in Kiosk Mode

Let’s say you’re running a booth at a conference, and you’d like a PowerPoint slide show to run continuously and automatically. Or… perhaps you’re giving a presentation, and you want a “pre-show” slide deck to run continuously while everyone is coming in and finding their seats. You can do this by running a PowerPoint file in Kiosk Mode. Here’s how that works…

Focused Inbox in Outlook 2016

With all the email we get daily, it would be nice to have Outlook separate email into categories of what’s important and what may be less important using machine learning. Based on a recent update to Outlook 2016, we now have that with the Focused Inbox. Here’s how it works…

Viewing your recent edits in OneNote

With the amount of work we do on a daily basis, it’s often hard to remember just exactly where you updated or changed information. You know you did it in the last couple of days, but you can’t specifically remember where it was done.

If you’re using OneNote to store information, OneNote makes it easy to find everything you changed and where exactly it was updated using the Recent Edits feature. Here’s how that works…

Using @mentions in your Outlook email

One of the new features when using Outlook is that you can @mention someone’s name in the body of the email, and it will automagically put that name into the To field of the email so you don’t forget to send it to them. Here’s how that works…

Setting the Print Area on an Excel spreadsheet

Obviously, you can have a multitude of rows and columns in an Excel spreadsheet spread out over numerous worksheets. However, if you want to print out just part of the information, you may think you have to print out everything just to get the part you want. In reality, you can set the Print Area of your spreadsheet to only print out the area that you need, saving paper and time in the process. Here’s how you do that…