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…

Creating multiple lines in an Excel cell

To be honest, this tip is probably more for me so that I remember and don’t forget how it works. 🙂 There are times when I want to have multiple lines in a spreadsheet cell, and not just lines that wrap around. To get that hard linefeed, you just have to use ALT-Enter, and you’ll have a new line in your cell. Here’s what that looks like…

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…

Making “pretty links” in Microsoft Teams with CTRL-K

I know I’ve covered the use of CTRL-K in Word before, as a means to create “pretty links” in a Word document. There were alternative ways to do that in Word, but there seems to be a lack of user interface options to do the same thing in Microsoft Teams. Here’s how you can use the keyboard shortcut of CTRL-K to format words and phrases into hyperlink URLs…

Background images in Microsoft Teams meetings

With the massive increase in Microsoft Teams meetings due to people working remote because of the COVID-19 virus, there’s been a lot of comparisons between Teams and Zoom for online meetings. One of the things that Zoom does that Teams meetings didn’t was allow for background images. That is now corrected with the latest Teams update. Here’s how that works…