When the Smiley Face Symbol Auto-Corrects to a Square in Outlook 2016

February 25, 2017

A client recently came across an odd situation and I thought I’d share some ideas for solutions if this happens to you: What:  When writing an email in Microsoft Outlook, they would type a colon and a right bracket, they expect to see a happy face emoticon appear. Unfortunately something had happened to their PC Read More


Using the Filter Pane in a Modern SharePoint Library in SharePoint Online

February 24, 2017

I’ve been using the new modern SharePoint library experience in Microsoft SharePoint Online for some time now. However every now and then I stumble across a button I haven’t used before in this new experience. These are not new buttons… I haven’t found a reason to use the function until I seek them out. For example, I was Read More


New Private Messages User Experience in Microsoft Yammer

February 23, 2017

Last night I was using Yammer when * BAM * – a change to the Yammer user interface caught my eye. This little popup appeared in the bottom right hand corner… see: The pop-up persisted and I didn’t want it to disappear without understanding what had changed so I was compelled to explore the new layout at Read More


A Year in Review – Goodbye 2016!

January 31, 2017

Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017! A new year means its time to come up with a new set of goals. But first, a moment to reflect back on some big moments for me – both personal and professional – in 2016. Personal Accomplishments: August 2016 – Got engaged! My boyfriend of five years, Rick LaForest, popped the Read More


How to Open or Save As a File to a SharePoint Location from Word 2016

January 18, 2017

When you’ve been working with SharePoint for a number of years, some tips and tricks become ingrained and second-nature. I was reminded of one example at a coaching session this week: We are working with a client that is transitioning to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online from Dropbox for storing files. Some staff wanted Read More


Multiple Accounts in the OneNote Windows 10 App is Here!

January 15, 2017

A key reason I would always use OneNote 2016 is the ability to be logged in to multiple accounts at once. I discovered you could not use multiple accounts in the OneNote Windows 10 App in late 2016 when preparing for a presentation and had setup a new Microsoft account (oh365eh@outlook.com) to show the entire process of getting Read More


Tips for Opening Notebooks in OneNote

January 14, 2017

Discovered something neat that I didn’t know before when re-opening a stack of Notebooks in OneNote 2016 that I had opened before, but closed a couple months ago when delivering a demo (and never got around to reopening). Did you know that OneNote 2016 remembers the Display Name and Notebook colour you setup in the Notebook properties? Neat! For Read More


How to Remove Table Formatting in Excel 2016

December 13, 2016

When using Excel today, I hit a roadblock and found a solution that I want to share. Here’s some back story to give it context: The Back Story: Our General Manager, Darren, asked me to track down the Excel workbook we used last year to determine which clients receive Christmas Cards and then create a mail merge to print labels with their addresses to use on the card Read More

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Why I’m Using an Excel 2016 Spreadsheet to Manage Data

December 12, 2016

As I have only blogged about Excel seven times since I created this blog in 2013, I felt the need to give you some context around why I am using it more. Also, I’m going to be using the same spreadsheet in my screenshots, and some of you savvy readers may, be shaking your head Read More


What Happens in OneNote 2016 When You Rename a Folder Where a OneNote Notebook File Lives

November 1, 2016

I use folders in my OneDrive for Business to help me manage my sharing permissions. I want it to be very clear what should be shared, and what should not, for example my private Microsoft MVP NDA Notebook. Recently I realized that it would be easier to have all my Notebook-related folders together in one bunch. Read More

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