Snoozing emails in your browser-based version of Outlook

nd to live in my inbox (don’t judge), and it’s a bit irritating when you get an email that you need to act on, but not for a period of time… and it just sits in your inbox until then. Sandra Mahan showed me a better way to deal with that… Snooze! It’s possible to use the Snooze function to set a future date to have the email show back up in your inbox, and you can ignore it until then. Here’s how it works…

Using the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office

Tamara Bredemus wandered into my office yesterday and said “here’s a tip you might want to use…”, and she was right! You can ask the Tell Me feature in Microsoft Office to show you how to accomplish tasks without having to figure out the exact search terms or find the menu options. Here’s how it works…

Using the Calendar Board in Outlook on the Web

The web-based version of Outlook has a new feature that is great for people who live in their calendar… it’s called the Calendar Board. This is a new calendar format that allows you to add various widgets that live next to your calendar, and it potentially means you’ll need to do less switching between other parts of Outlook. Here’s how it works…

Dictation in Word and Outlook for Windows

While I prefer to write emails and documents using my keyboard, there are some people who prefer (or need) to use voice dictation to get “words on paper.” Fortunately, there’s a Dictate feature in Word and Outlook for Windows that makes that easy. Here’s how it works…

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…

Starting an instant Microsoft Teams meeting with Outlook’s Meet Now button

To make it easier to start an instant meeting in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft added a Meet Now option in the Teams client some time back. However, if you still live your life in the Outlook client, you had to do some major context switching to get a meeting started. Now you can click on the Meet Now option in your Outlook client calendar, and a new Teams meeting will start up. Here’s how that works…

2021/02/09 – Sending files in Outlook… attachments or links?

Prior to the advent of cloud computing, sending attachments via email meant that each recipient got their own copy of the file(s), leading to wasted bandwidth, excessive disk storage, and no way to have a “single source of truth” file since everyone had their own copy. But now with the cloud, you can choose instead to send a link to your file that’s stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, and everyone can work off that single copy. Here’s how that works…