New web part groupings in the Web Part Toolbox

If you spend time creating new modern pages in SharePoint Online, you’re used to seeing the Web Part Toolbox laid out in an alphabetical order, which often means a lot of scrolling if the items you use frequently are towards the bottom… we’re looking at you, Weather web part… But help has arrived… The Web Part Toolbox is now grouped by web part types, and it also uses machine learning to put the ones you use most frequently up at the top. Here’s how it looks…

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…

Using the URL shortener for Microsoft Forms URLs

Microsoft Forms is a great tool for data collection, but one thing that has been pretty ugly are the URLs that are generated for sharing those Forms. Microsoft listened to user feedback, and they provided a built-in way to shorten the Forms URL into something that doesn’t cause headaches. Here’s how it works…

New SharePoint Online lists and libraries have versioning turned on by default

One of the great things about SharePoint Online lists and libraries is the concept of versioning. Every time you save a copy of the item, a new version is created. If necessary, you can go back to a prior version and make that the most current version. It used to be that versioning was not turned on by default, and you usually discovered that when you needed to recover something and it was too late. Now, SharePoint Online lists and libraries have versioning turned on by default. Here’s what that looks like…