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  • Showing total number of items in an Outlook folder

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 27, 2016

    A work colleague pointed out a cool feature in Outlook that I didn't know about, and that I plan on using on a few mail folders. Instead of the default setting to show the number of unread messages, you can instead show the total number of items in a folder.

  • How to customize your Quick Access Toolbar

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 26, 2016

    Here's a cool tip that you can use in all the Office applications (Outlook, OneNote, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). It's the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button, and it allows you to create shortcuts across the top of your software for functions you do on a regular basis.

  • Using the OneNote Tasks feature

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 23, 2016

    OneNote is one of those software tools that I can't live without, and it seems like I discover new treasures on a regular basis. Today I discovered the OneNote Tasks feature, and it'll now be a regular part of my OneNote experience.

  • Ways to customize the settings of your Skype for Business meeting and make it more secure

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 20, 2016

    Have you ever joined a Skype for Business meeting, only to find yourself listening to the end of a previous call? Or even worse, you're leading a call about a confidential issue, and non-invitees join and overhear sensitive info? Today, Markus Irby shares some tips on how to keep your Skype meetings secure and under your control.

  • Looking at your Outlook Inbox in different ways

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 19, 2016

    Did you know that you can change the format of your Inbox in Outlook? There are three basic views that I find useful in terms of how I want to view my mail.

  • Increasing your Undo safety net in PowerPoint

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 16, 2016

    If you work with PowerPoint often, you know that the Undo function can be your best friend. But unfortunately, it can also be a major headache when you figure out that you can only hit Undo 20 times before it stops. Here's a way you can increase that number.

  • What's up with the purple dots in Skype for Business?

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 13, 2016

    When I'm looking at my lists of contacts in Skype for Business, I sometimes see purple dots and purple circles with arrows inside them. What exactly do those status indicators mean?

  • Finding deleted documents in your SharePoint site

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 12, 2016

    Rather than having to restore the whole SharePoint site, you can find deleted items in the SharePoint Recycle Bin. This features saves deleted content for 30 days so you can restore it if necessary (much like the Recycle Bin on your computer). Furthermore, if you're a site collection administrator, you can see the deleted items for an additional 30 days after it "disappears" from the Recycle Bin.

  • Using the Go To Feature in Word

    Thomas Duff ON Sep 09, 2016

    I have to admit… if I'm jumping around a Word document trying to find stuff, I tend to do a lot of scrolling up and down. But I recently learned about the Go To function that can cut down my scrolling dramatically.

  • The Absolute Basics of SharePoint Version History

    Matt Wade ON Sep 09, 2016

    Matt offers a great detailed overview of how SharePoint version history works. If you or a colleague are confused about how this feature works, this article explains it.

  • Microsoft Introduces External Sharing (Guest Access) for Office 365 Groups

    IT Unity Staff ON Sep 09, 2016

    On September 8, the Office team announced support for external users of Office 365 Groups. A fantastic advance in their collaboration story. Read the post and then an in-depth article by Tony Redmond to get more of the story.

  • Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – September 8

    Tony Redmond ON Sep 08, 2016

    People are figuring out how Office 365 Groups and SharePoint team sites might interact and realize that we don’t have all the answers. My fixation on SendAs audit events was fulfilled when I found an OWA bug that causes more events to be gathered. Sway and Power BI events might be about to show up in the Office 365 audit log. And an update on Azure Information Protection.

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