Office 365 Productivity Tips “March Madness”

The 20th webinar in the Office 365 Productivity Tips series was recorded on March 24th, 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 “March Madness” (original, I know) 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

This month's Office 365 Productivity Tips winner is Christian BuckleyYou 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. Pin your apps to the Left-Hand Rail in Microsoft Teams [6:47]
  2. Enhanced Meeting Scheduling in Microsoft Teams [12:02]
  3. Seeing your Planner Tasks in Microsoft Teams [18:30]
  4. Visualize your data with Ideas in Excel [24:05]
  5. Add an Office document as a tab in Microsoft Teams [29:53]
  6. Read Receipts in Microsoft Team Chats [35:04]
  7. Trimming videos directly in Microsoft Stream [41:45]
  8. Present like a pro with PowerPoint Presenter Coach [45:56]
  9. Create content in Word with the new, improved Dictation [51:10]
  10. Replacing your video in Microsoft Stream using the same URL [54:23]

We hope you find this useful — and if you enjoyed this format, be sure to register for our next event taking place on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. Click on the image below to register. Hope to see you there!

April 2020 Office 365 Productivity Tips webinar - "April Afflux"


Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Lehi, Utah, through which he provides fractional-CMO for partners in the Microsoft ecosystem.

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