Tone detection in Microsoft Editor for Outlook on the Web

Writing an email in a business environment is vastly different than jotting off a quick note to your best friend about having lunch next week. You need to keep many things in mind these days, such as inclusiveness, formality, and clarity. In order to help you out, you can use Microsoft Editor in Outlook on the Web to get grammar suggestions and hints that can make your writing better suited to your style and environment. Here’s how it works…

Using the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office

Tamara Bredemus wandered into my office yesterday and said “here’s a tip you might want to use…”, and she was right! You can ask the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office to show you how to accomplish tasks without having to figure out the exact search terms or find the menu options. Here’s how it works…

Using the Calendar Board in Outlook on the Web

The web-based version of Outlook has a new feature that is great for people who live in their calendar… it’s called the Calendar Board. This is a new calendar format that allows you to add various widgets that live next to your calendar, and it potentially means you’ll need to do less switching between other parts of Outlook. Here’s how it works…

Dictation in Word and Outlook for Windows

While I prefer to write emails and documents using my keyboard, there are some people who prefer (or need) to use voice dictation to get “words on paper.” Fortunately, there’s a Dictate feature in Word and Outlook for Windows that makes that easy. Here’s how it works…

Sharing Emails to Microsoft Teams

We’ve all been there… Someone sends out an email to a group of people, and pretty soon there are a number of replies coming in, none of which have all the information due to people replying at different times. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take that email and move it into a Teams chat or channel where everyone can discuss the original email and everyone sees everything to date? Now you can… using the Share to Teams button in Outlook! Here’s how it works…