Office 365 Productivity Tips “August Altercation”

The 15th webinar in the Office 365 Productivity Tips series was recorded on August 26th, with myself and Tom Duff (@duffbert) once again going head-to-head to share some of our favorite personal and team productivity tips from the tools and workloads available within Office 365. Here is a quick summary blog of the latest episode that we called the “August Altercation” with links to each individual tip, as well as the entire video and slides.

If you’ve not yet caught one of our live sessions or participated in our webinars, our template is straightforward: we share 10 different productivity tips from across the entire Office 365 platform and Microsoft Office productivity suite across 5 rounds of head-to-head productivity matchups. Neither of us know ahead of time what will be presented by the other, and the audience votes after each round. Most of what we share will eventually appear on Tom’s blog — — or here on my site.

Here’s the latest webinar via the CollabTalk YouTube channel (if you enjoy this content, then please subscribe!):


Additionally, our slides are always made available for download in SlideShare.

Quick Links to the 10 Tips

You may be familiar with a few of the tips, but there’s usually one or two (or more) that people have never seen nor heard of, so there’s always value in participating in one of our sessions. Here are the tips that we shared:

  1. Add Quick Polls to Outlook emails [6:08]
  2. Updating hyperlinks in a Word document [11:14]
  3. Sending urgent messages in Microsoft Teams [15:20]
  4. Jumpstart your notetaking with OneNote Templates [20:15]
  5. Add expiration date to OneDrive shares [25:47]
  6. @-less Mentions in Microsoft Teams [30:29]
  7. Ending your meetings early in Outlook [34:44]
  8. Sharing a task list with Microsoft To-Do [38:38]
  9. Adding to OneNote meeting notes via mobile [44:30]
  10. Check out the new Calendar interface in Microsoft Teams [49:13]

We hope you find this useful — and if you enjoyed this format, be sure to register for our next event taking place on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. Click on the image below to register. Hope to see you there!

September 24, 2019 O365 Productivity Tips webinar "September Scrimmage"

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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