Giving people Praise in Microsoft Teams

When you’re in Microsoft Teams, collaborating with all your coworkers, you might feel the need to call out someone for the excellent work they’ve done or the help they’ve given you. You can do that now with the Praise feature. Here’s how that works…

Exporting a Planner to Excel

This is a new feature that came about from people requesting and upvoting it on the Planner UserVoice site. You can now export your Planner to Excel in order to work with it further. Here’s how that works…

Decluttering your Microsoft Teams list of workspaces

After you’ve been using Microsoft Teams for a bit, there’s a good chance you’ll “collect” a large number of Teams that you’re part of. That can make your list of Your Teams long and unwieldy. Fortunately, there’s a new feature that will keep that list under control and hide the Teams that you don’t use as much (or at all). Here’s how that works.

Adding a link to a Word document using CTRL-K

I will admit that I’m a mouse person, in that I don’t use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. But this is one that’s handy and saves a lot of clicking around in the Ribbon Bar. You can easily add a hyperlink in a Word document by using the CTRL-K keyboard shortcut. Here’s how…

Using the Data In Picture feature in the Excel mobile app

I first learned about this feature from my friend and colleague Christian Buckley a few months ago when he presented it as a tip in one of our Office Productivity Tips webcasts. However, at that time it appeared that it was only “coming soon” in the Android version of the Excel mobile app. But now the feature is fully rolled out, and it’s in the iOS version too! SQUEEEEE! The ability to take a picture of a data table and have it converted into rows and tables of an Excel spreadsheet is pure awesomeness. Here’s how it works…

Using the Notes feature in Outlook

When going through my list of reading material from Twitter, I found a link to an article by Rob Woodgate titled What are Notes in Outlook and How Do You Use Them? I didn’t know that was buried in Outlook, and it’s a pretty cool way to keep “sticky notes” in Outlook for easy reference. Here’s how it works…