Microsoft 365 Productivity Tips “October Ousting”

The 24th webinar in the Microsoft 365 Productivity Tips series took place on October 27th, 2020 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 Ousting” 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

Christian is the winner of this month's M365 Productivity Tips -- October OustingYou 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. Transcribe your videos in Word for the web [5:48]
  2. Saved For Later web part for SharePoint Online [11:53]
  3. Windows 10 Calculator [18:09]
  4. Add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive [22:40]
  5. Mute people in Teams [27:59]
  6. Contextual search in Microsoft Teams using CTRL-F [31:07]
  7. Outlook on the Web now has type-ahead suggestions [35:06]
  8. Create recurrent surveys in Teams [38:42]
  9. Plan your tasks in Outlook [43:24]
  10. Turning off GIF animations in Microsoft Teams [49:08]

We hope you find this useful — and if you enjoyed this format, be sure to catch our upcoming events — with the next Productivity Tips webinars already scheduled for November 24th (November Nexus) and December 29th (December Dust-Up). Keep watching this space for updates, or follow my on Twitter at @buckleyplanet

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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