Using Undo/Redo in SharePoint Online Lists

Have you ever been making updates in a SharePoint Online list using Grid View, and you notice that you incorrectly updated a field that’s updated the list item… or worse, deleted something that shouldn’t have been deleted? Well, you’ll love the new Undo/Redo feature in SharePoint Online lists. Here’s how it works…

Microsoft Teams and the pre-meeting join experience

One of the important things to do when you join a Microsoft Teams meeting is make sure your video and audio options are set properly based on your current environment. It used to be that you’d have to join the meeting first, and then look for the options to fix everything (like muting yourself or turning on your video). Now there’s a new pre-meeting joining experience to let you set those before you enter the meeting. Here’s how it works…

Creating SharePoint Online lists from templates

As part of the changes for Microsoft Lists, there’s been a refresh on how you create new lists in SharePoint Online. One of the more interesting changes is a set of pre-defined templates you can use to get started on a new list. It’s a great starting point for building out a list that fits your needs. Here’s how it works…

Tasks by Planner and To Do in Microsoft Teams

There are a number of places where you end up storing tasks and to-do items throughout Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams has made it a bit easier to keep track of your items with a feature called Tasks by Planner and To Do. This consolidates your To Do tasks and your Planner tasks in one place for easy reference. Here’s how it works…

Setting Status Duration in Microsoft Teams

One frustration I’ve had with Microsoft Teams is that it has a tendency to change my status from Busy (or whatever I have it set to) to Away if I’m not interacting with Teams every five minutes. I would prefer that Teams either leaves my status as I set it, or at least gave me the ability to set some time frame longer than five minutes. And now my wish came true! Teams now allows you to set a duration for your status. Here’s how it works…

The Org Chart Web Part in SharePoint Online

One thing I see frequently in department web sites is some sort of organization chart so that people know who the boss is and who all reports to them. This can be a PDF document, a Visio diagram, or some other cobbled-together image. Now you can add an org chart to your site using the Org Chart web part in SharePoint Online, and it’ll always be up-to-date! Here’s how it works…