Resizing images in the SharePoint Online Image Web Part

Image web parts in SharePoint Online are used to easily add images to your web page. However, rarely is your image the perfect size when you first upload it, and you’d be surprised how big a photo can be in full resolution. 🙂 There is now an option in the Image Web Part that allows you to resize your image. Here’s how it works…

Using Tags in Microsoft Teams channels

With the increase of Microsoft Teams usage during the virus stay-at-home orders, the message traffic in various channels has skyrocketed. This can make it hard to notice things that are relevant to you and your job function. A new feature called Tags can make it easier to target messaging to specific groups of people in a channel. Here’s how it works…

Testing your Microsoft Teams calling with /testcall

With the corona virus running rampant around the world, many people are working remotely from home in order to help stop the spread of the disease. Microsoft Teams has become a vital part of this remote working scenario, but not everyone is sure that they’re set up properly to have a call or a meeting using Teams. You can use the /testcall feature in Teams to see how your remote set-up is working. Here’s how to do that…

Sharing Reports for SharePoint Online

Some SharePoint Online sites are easy to manage when it comes to permissions (especially if there’s no unique permissions on the site). But attempting to find a single place where you can review all the permissions of everything on your site was difficult… until now. If you’re a Site Administrator for a given site, you can use the new Sharing Report to create a spreadsheet of all the permissions on all the items in the site. Here’s how it works and looks…

Deciphering the SharePoint Online/OneDrive sharing links

I’ve been asked about some of the odd parameters that are now part of sharing links when you’re grabbing a copy of a link to a file or folder to share with someone else. In trying to research the answer, I found that there’s very little information in a single location that addresses this, so I’m going to give it a shot here. Keep in mind that this is my “best guess” on the topic, and it may not be totally correct and/or may change without notice. 🙂

User-friendly links in Outlook on the Web

This is a rather cool way to get user-friendly link from SharePoint Online or OneDrive in an email without a lot of work… just copy the link into an email created in Outlook on the Web, and Outlook will do all the hard work for you! Here’s how it works and looks…

Enhanced Meeting Scheduling in Microsoft Teams

In their quest to get Microsoft Teams to have feature parity with Outlook when it comes to meetings, there’s been a few features added to Microsoft Teams meeting scheduling that make it even closer to how you schedule meetings in Outlook. Here’s an overview of the ones that are most important and/or apparent…

Read Receipts in Microsoft Teams

Read receipts in Microsoft Teams is one of those features that will have two very distinct reactions from people. Some will love the idea of being able to tell when people have read the latest information in the chat (I fall into that camp). Others will have a strong “it’s none of your business” reaction, much like read receipts in email (which I will admit to hating). So I’ll put this out there for your viewing pleasure, and you can react as you see fit. 🙂