@mention has arrived Outlook

The new @mention feature arrived in our @Office365 tenant at work. Email is getting social. We have been @mentioning people in emails for a while now, to draw their attention to a comment, question or task. We are addressing them within the email and want this to stand out in the text. @mention in Outlook will add the mentioned contact to the To re…

Link to your new Delve profile in your internal email signature

Quick tip. Consider linking hyperlinking your name in your internal email signature to your Delve profile page in Office 365. I know that there are many places where your contact card is available in Office 365 and in a couple of clicks, you can visit someones profile page in your organization. But to make it only one click away, hyperlink your nam…

Get a Link and Office 365 Groups Files

The new Get-a-Link in Office 365 Groups Files will allow anyone in the organization / tenant who has the link to either view or edit a document, depending on the link you create. Much like the external guest link which gives anonymous access to external users. But this link is only available for anyone in your tenant. At this stage, we can't share …

Office 365 Groups Files new UI and file management

Office 365 Groups receives the new UI and features experience, working towards parity with OneDrive for Business changes. Move and copy files and folders around using an improved folder tree pane. Share files and folders with specific people who are not members of the Group Improved details pane, showing a preview of the document, who it is…

Improved co-authoring with Office 2016 and Skype for Business

Have you co-authored a document while in a Skype for Business meeting? It used to involve opening the document, sharing your desktop and all meeting attendees opening the document from a document library. Now the co-authoring experience is easier. Key points: At this time, the document must be located in OneDrive for Business. I expect suppor…

Office 2016 – Deploy from portal.office.com

  Congratulations Microsoft and the Office team on your release of Office 2016 today. My future posts about Office 2016 and Office 365 will be discussing what has been delivered that will help us work together, easier. Microsoft have said their focus for Office 2016 has been about "taking the work out of working together", meaning that t…

Adoption templates at success.office.com

While waiting to board a flight home from Singapore, I was answering some questions in the Office 365 Network on Yammer. Do take a fresh look at success.office.com. There are some really good resources there to help you and your organization make the most of what Office 365 has to offer. https://youtu.be/tKbLXQJEnzk…

Are you Office 365-ing?

Are you using Office 365 for email only, or are you using it for more than that? Are you Office 365-ing? Many organizations are not making full use of their subscriptions. There's more to Office 365 than simply moving your email off your current platform and to Exchange Online.   Are you using your cloud based home drive, OneDrive for B…

Office 365 Groups Files AND SharePoint Team Site Document Libraries

Do I even need a SharePoint Team Site, now that I have Office 365 Groups (Modern Groups)? Since the arrival of Office 365 Groups, this question keeps coming up again and again. My reply is why not use both? A recent change will help the Office 365 Groups and Team Sites work more effectively together when working with files. We have two main groups…

Embed your Office 365 Videos in SharePoint Online pages

Great news for organizations and schools using the Office 365 Video portal. Up until now we have had to visit the video portal or use the Office 365 Video app to play the videos. Now you can embed those videos into SharePoint Online sites. How might you use embedded videos from the Office 365 Video portal? A number of scenarios are made possible …