ATOI365D#Office365Challenge This blog is dedicated to everyone out there who wants to do better and do it faster – see what Microsoft has to offer you, to achieve more.

Day: 306 of 365, 59 left
Tools: Office 365
Description: Skype for business
Audience: All


What empowerment
means to us

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet people around the world who are harnessing the power of technology to make a difference. These are just a few of the stories that have resonated with me this year. In 2016, I look forward to continuing to learn and see first-hand how digital technology is empowering people to make things and make things happen — beginning with my trip to the Middle East next week.

Satya Nadella


We all make New Year’s Resolutions. Whether we make it public all not. It’s a natural process of measurement and wanting to improve. Sadly every end of the year we come up with a longer list of excuses as to why we could not achieve them.

Below is my resolutions as well as some information and resources to help you achieve those goals.

Become more organized:


Take the chaos out of teamwork and get more done! Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Read more…


Outlook’s email and calendar tools help you communicate, stay on top of what matters, and get things done. Read more…

Page through some of my blogs about Outlook to learn how to utilize this tool better.

Be more creative:


Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and we’ll do the rest. Read more…

See my blogs about Sway to inspire you.


View, edit, or create impactful presentations wherever you are, with an intuitive touch experience designed for phones and tablets. Access your presentations in the cloud, across all your devices. With the PowerPoint mobile app, your Office moves with you. Read more…

PowerPoint is by far one of my favourite apps. If you’re interested to learn how to use it better, see my blogs.

Spend more time with people that matter:

Skype for Business

Skype for Business lets you connect with co-workers or business partners in your company or around the world.

  • Start conversations with IM, voice, or video calls.
  • See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting.
  • Set industrial-strength security for meetings.
  • Broadcast online to a large audience.
  • Present your screen during meetings or give control to others.
  • Use Skype for Business in other Office programs to chat, call, or join a meeting with a click.

Collaborate more efficiently:


Microsoft Teams is a chat-centred workspace in Office 365. It brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Watch the video to see what Microsoft Teams can do for you and your teams. Read more..


Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Planner can be used to manage a marketing event, brainstorm new product ideas, track a school project, prepare for a customer visit, or just organize your team more effectively. Read more…


Discuss ideas, share updates, and crowdsource answers from coworkers around the globe. Yammer gives your team a faster, smarter way to connect and collaborate across your company. Read more…

Budget better & save money:


Excel is a spreadsheet program in the Microsoft Office system. You can use Excel to create and format workbooks (a collection of spreadsheets) in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. Specifically, you can use Excel to track data, build models for analyzing data, write formulas to perform calculations on that data, pivot the data in numerous ways, and present data in a variety of professional looking charts. Read more…

Here are some more of my blogs about Excel.

Stop procrastinating:


Create automated workflows between your favourite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more. Read more..


PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile – without the time and expense of custom software development. Read more…

See my blog for more about Flow and PowerApps.


Almost any project we work on is collaborative these days.  A restaurateur might be working with his staff and publicists to develop and advertise a new menu.  A wedding planner might be working with florists and venue coordinators to make someone’s dream wedding come true.  You need a way to coordinate to-dos, easily communicate status, and stay in sync with your team without leaving your favourite tools. Read more…

Document, measure, learn & share:


Do you scribble great ideas on napkins and sticky notes? Is precise filing more your style? OneNote’s got you covered whatever way you shape your thoughts. Type, write or draw with the free form feel of pen to paper. Search and clip from the web to picture ideas. Read more…

Wiki Pages

A wiki is a site that is designed for groups of people to quickly capture and share ideas by creating simple pages and linking them together. After someone creates a page, another team member can add more content, edit the content, or add supporting links. The community of authors helps to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the content. Wikis continue to evolve as people add and revise information.

A wiki can help your team collect ideas, assemble content from numerous sources, and plan together as a team. For example, your team can use a wiki to collect information for new team members, to plan a conference, or to collect ideas for a large document or manual. Read more…

Happy new year cupcakes, make it amazing – because in the end, it is up to you 🙂

Eat Sleep SharePoint Repeat

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.