Quick Polling with Outlook on the Web

There are many times when you want to take a quick survey via email for some topic… like what everyone might like for lunch. You can do that with the Quick Polling feature in Outlook on the Web. It’s very easy to use and gets you the answers you need with very little effort. Here’s how it works…

Suggested Replies for Outlook on the Web

If you’re used to using an email application like Gmail, you’ve likely seen (and used) the Suggested Replies feature, where short one-click answers are provided to speed up your email processing. Outlook on the Web now has that same feature, and it’s pretty cool. Here’s how it works…

Email and attachment layout for Outlook on the Web

Lately I’ve been seeing and experiencing more features specific to Outlook on the Web that makes me lean even more towards using that as my primary email client. Sandra Mahan brought this one to my attention last week, and I really love how it combines an email attachment and email content in a way that makes context even easier to keep front and center. Here’s how that looks…

Sending a Microsoft Teams conversation to Outlook

There are times when you have a conversation in a Microsoft Teams channel, and you want to alert someone to check it out via email (because that’s what they prefer to use). Christian Buckley shared this really cool feature that enables you to send a chat directly to Outlook, and gives the recipient an easy way to get to the conversation in question. Here’s how it works…

Play My Emails for Outlook for iOS

If you have an iPhone, there’s a cool new feature in Outlook that will read your emails to you if you want to have a hands-free experience or catch up while you’re commuting. Yeah, I realize that not a lot of people are commuting these days, but play along with me here… It’s called Play My Emails, and here’s how it works…

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…

Using the My Day feature on Outlook in the browser

Microsoft’s been doing a good job in getting the web-based Outlook client to feature-parity with the Outlook client. One of the latest additions to web-based Outlook is the My Day feature, which easily allows you to see your to-do and calendar in the main email page. Here’s how it works…

Meeting Insights in Mobile Outlook

If you live off your mobile device, you know it’s not very easy to look at a meeting on your calendar and find any related information that might help you prepare. Now in the mobile version of Outlook on iOS and Android, there’s a new feature called Meeting Insights, and it will gather any documents or emails that might be relevant for you. It’s a great example of how Microsoft is using machine learning to make you more efficient. Here’s what it looks like…