Channel Moderation in Microsoft Teams

While many of the Microsoft Teams workspaces you’re part of need everyone to participate freely in various channels, you may have a few Teams (or channels) where a small number of people post to a larger audience, and that audience shouldn’t be allowed to also post. For that, there’s now Channel Moderation. Here’s how that works…

MyAnalytics Dashboard in Office 365

This is something I’ve been hoping and waiting for, and it’s finally out and available to most Office 365 subscription plans… the MyAnalytics Dashboard. This gives you a great overview of where you’re spending your time each week, as well as with whom. Here’s how it works…

You can now set Priority in Planner

Planner is a great light-weight project tracker that’s part of Office 365, and Microsoft continues to roll out changes that make it even more useful. One of the latest features (and one could argue it should have already been there) is the ability to set a Priority on a task. Here’s how that works…

Sending Urgent messages in Microsoft Teams

If you use the Important indicator for messages you send in Microsoft Teams chats, you’ll see a new level of functionality now. You can mark a message as Urgent, and it will ping the user every two minutes until they look at your message. While it can really help to get someone’s attention when necessary, it comes with a couple of common sense caveats. Here’s how it works…

Ending your meetings early in Outlook

In the latest version of the Outlook client, there’s a feature that allows you to set the default for meetings to end five or ten minutes early to give you time to get to your next meeting. Here’s how that works…

SharePoint Online now has a Footer properties option

One of the latest updates to SharePoint Online is the addition of a Footer option in the Change The Look Settings list. It’s a nice way to have a graphical user interface (GUI) for adding and maintaining a footer in your Communication sites (it’s not currently available in Team sites), and it applies to all the pages in the site. Here’s how it works…