Office 365 12 blogposts

Working from home is becoming the norm for an increasing number of jobs. This is possible because the work environment for these jobs is no longer synonymous to a specific time and place. No matter where you are or which device you’re using, Office 365 makes sure you can do your job. The software isn’t only useful for those who like to work their own way, but also for those who work in teams. Collaborating is easier than ever. Are you interested in Office 365 tips and tricks? Head over to our blog!

Stay on top of every calendar update with Power Automate

Adil Zarkan
26/10/2021

As a Xylos Digital Coach, I’m often on the road to assist our customers. My schedule is managed by our Planning Coordinators through a system that synchronizes with my Outlook calendar. And while this method works, I’d prefer to be made aware of every new item they put on my schedule.

My colleague Kurt came up with an excellent solution: a Power Automate flow (or MS Flow) which sends out a Teams message whenever someone adds an appointment to my Outlook calendar. This flow only takes about 15 minutes to set up.

Bulk create Teams Meetings based on an Excel list

Frank Bastien
16/09/2021

As an HR, marketing or operational team member, you may have been confronted with situations where you need to set up individual Teams sessions for a series of colleagues.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just create and describe those sessions in an Excel table and use that table to create all sessions automatically in Teams at the push of a button?

Well… you can! Power Automate makes it easy to set up automations like this one.

Confident typing? Use the AutoCorrect options.

Typing quickly - never mind touch-typing: it's not for everyone. Are there specific recurring words or phrases you need to use in written correspondence that you still haven't got the hang of? Recognising your own typing errors is bound to leave you frustrated. Good news! With AutoCorrect, you're in charge of your own Zen.

In Microsoft Office, every user can rely on an AutoCorrect file. This file is hidden somewhere deep in the C-drive, but can be accessed via the AutoCorrect options window.

What does MyAnalytics have to offer people managers?

Janne Maes
06/07/2021

We’ve been working from home for more than a year. Corona fatigue has become unavoidable. Do you have any idea how your team is coping? And what about you and your relationship with the team? To get everything on track in your job as a -people- manager, there is now MyAnalytics Insights from Microsoft 365: an ultra time-efficient solution that gives you clear insights into your relationships with team members. The MyAnalytics leadership page helps you monitor productivity, engagement and well-being. This enables you to quickly make the appropriate changes where necessary.

Know what you’re sharing with whom in OneDrive

Kurt Bolsens
25/03/2021

Security awareness in Microsoft 365 starts with the user

Before the cloud era, corporate data were managed by trained IT specialists. Then came the cloud, which has led to a major change: today, the end users themselves are largely responsible for their own data. This shift does come with a downside – it wouldn’t be the first time that someone accidentally shares a document with the entire company when only the CEO was supposed to receive it.

It’s vital that employees are well informed about saving and sharing documents via cloud applications such as OneDrive, Teams or SharePoint.

Storing files in the cloud has its advantages: you can access them anywhere and it’s cheaper, safer and more reliable.  Instead of e-mailing a file to 10 people, you can now share it and let 10 people edit it. They can even all edit the document at the same time!

But how do you make sure you don’t lose track of which files you’ve shared, and with whom?

Working digitally during the COVID crisis: sore points and solutions

Janne Maes
05/01/2021

COVID-19 has impacted us all on a personal as well as a professional level. Over the past months, many organisations have actively started working online and rolled out Teams. Unfortunately, efficiently transitioning into a digital workplace often proves to be a challenge, and some of the advantages offered by the newly implemented tools remain unused.

Tips for managers during the migration to Microsoft 365

Janne Maes
03/11/2020

Organisations are environments of constant growth. How can they continue to improve themselves and their market positions? In most cases, new technology such as Microsoft 365 is the answer to this question. But it’s not enough to just focus on the technical aspects of change; the human aspects are at least equally important. Fortunately, many managers keep this into account during a change process.

How should you as a manager properly start and direct such a change project? We’ll give you 10 tips to keep in mind when your organisation gets started with Microsoft 365. 

4 helpful tips for Office 365 Planner

Microsoft Office 365 Planner is a very useful tool – if you know how to use it, that is. To help you navigate your way through it, we’ll sum up four useful facts that will let you master the tool in no time. In this blog post you will learn about Copy plan and Copy task and how to connect Planner to Excel, Power Automate and Outlook.

5 reasons to use Microsoft To Do

To-do lists have become a vital part of our daily lives. There are countless things we need to keep track of: social activities, work, household chores, administration... How could a list make it easier to remember everything? Well, just try Microsoft To Do.

Microsoft Teams: How do you create a private channel?

Maybe you know that a channel in Microsoft Teams is a place where all conversations and files about a certain subject or theme are collected. All members of the Team can view this information. If you need to discuss confidential topics with just a few members, such as budgets or reorganisations, you can create a private channel to shield this information from all other Team members. 

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