Office 365 Productivity Tips “October Discord”

The 17th webinar in the Office 365 Productivity Tips series was recorded on October 29th, 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 “October Discord” 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

Tom Duff is the winner of the Oct 2019 O365 Productivity Tips webinarYou 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. Aggregated view with Planner Hub [6:08]
  2. Channel cross-posting in Microsoft Teams [11:24]
  3. SharePoint News and Page recommendations feature [18:39]
  4. Improve brainstorming with Microsoft Whiteboard templates [23:15]
  5. Adding a drop-down list to an Excel cell [29:45]
  6. Microsoft Stream now has a Recycle Bin [34:16]
  7. Analytics for your Microsoft Teams workspace [37:07]
  8. Use 3D models and lesson plans in PowerPoint [40:33]
  9. Timeline feature in Windows 10 [44:44]
  10. Adding a link to a Word document using CTRL-K [49:46]

We hope you find this useful — and if you enjoyed this format, be sure to register for our next event taking place on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. Click on the image below to register. Hope to see you there!

Register for the Nov 2019 Office 365 Productivity Tips webinar


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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