#Microsoft365 #Office365 As part of a mini series for #CitizenDevelopers I’ll be sharing tips and tricks around Business Analysis, Project and Change Management etc. Today we’ll take a look at being more creative and the tools we can use to curate content. Always remember that what you create is a legacy you leave behind – so make it count.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.


Recap: The purpose of this blog is to help you become a better solution builder. As mentioned, you might have the technical skill – but I want you to rock at building great solutions. And to do so, there’s some other skills you require as well. Like Business Analysis, Project Management, Communication, Problem Solving & Creativity. I’ll be basing this on the 8 Digital Literacy Pillars that I support through training, and you’ll see that Business Analysis is supported by all 8 of the pillars, so you need to apply all those skills in your business analysis.

Creativity and Curation of Content

I know that most people think they’re NOT creative. I don’t think that’s true. Sometimes we just need to show people the great tools out there, which helps them be creative.

Of course Microsoft / Office 365 gives us the most incredible tools to help us achieve this. I’m thinking about PowerPoint, Sway, Stream, Forms, SharePoint News Pages, Hero Web Parts etc.

As a Citizen Developer you might be responsible for the following:

Communicate and Launch a solution:

Use PowerPoint to create a banner / poster, Infographic to tell the users more about the solution. Remember to use Design Ideas and for presentations you should add Zoom and Morph. Add a spotlight video on Stream. Create a News Article on SharePoint with information, cool images / videos.

Create Training Material:

Use PowerPoint to record videos and load these on Stream. Quick Reference guides can also be created in PowerPoint and Word – remember to use the Insert Screenshots functionality.

Document your Solutions:

Remember I’m lazy – so I’ll rather record a video in PowerPoint and save that to Stream as my “technical documentation / handover”. Also refer to the previous blog where I shared templates for requirements gathering and a solution registers.

Get Feedback

Get feedback from the users by creating a survey in Microsoft Forms. Use these for Quizzes as well after training was delivered.

To help you find your creative superpowers, I’ve compiled a summary of blog posts which will take you from “I’m not creative” to “I’m an artist” in no time.


#Microsoft365 Day 199: How to Crop, Resize and Rotate images in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 194: Save time by using Dictation in Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 186: Create your own icons for #SharePoint in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 185: Less is more when Compressing Pictures in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 184: Bring out your inner Artist with Artistic Effects in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 183: Change the colors of your images in #PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 166: Get your facts ‘straight’ with Ink to Shape in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 163: Have you used Morph in PowerPoint?
#Microsoft365 Day 162: Insert Icons in your Microsoft Office Documents
#Microsoft365 Day 161: Using the Alignment Tools in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 160: Pick colours with the Eyedropper in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 159: Get creative with Design Ideas in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 153: Remove the Background of your images in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 134: PowerPoint Designer ups its game AGAIN!
#Microsoft365 Day 77: Set transparency on shapes in PowerPoint
#Microsoft365 Day 146: Use Summary Zoom in PowerPoint to ROCK your presentations
#Microsoft365 Day 57: Take the boring out of bullet points with PowerPoint Designer
#Microsoft365 Day 56: Use PowerPoint Designer to UP your creative game
#Microsoft365 Day 53: New PowerPoint Recording Tab
#Microsoft365 Day 51: Align your shapes in PowerPoint
#Microsoft 365 Day 41: Use the eyedropper for picking colours in PowerPoint
#Microsoft 365 Day 37: Using the Effect Options in PowerPoint Morph Transitions
#Microsoft 365 Day 36: Using Morph Transitions in PowerPoint


#Microsoft365 Day 55: Insert screenshots in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
#Microsoft365 Day 158: Layout Options for better image placement in Word


#Microsoft365 Day 285: Add Feedback to #MicrosoftTeams with #MicrosoftForms
#Microsoft365 Day 247: How to use Branching Logic in #MicrosoftForms?
#Microsoft365 Day 246: Have you used the Ranking Column in #MicrosoftForms?
#Microsoft365 Day 241: Create a Quiz with Microsoft Forms
#Microsoft365 Day 245: Updates to the Settings in #MicrosoftForms
#Microsoft365 Day 244: #Office365 Groups now available in Microsoft Forms

SharePoint News Pages:

#Microsoft365 Day 109: Promote your News on SharePoint Online
#Microsoft365 Day 108: SharePoint Online Web Parts: News
#Microsoft365 Day 62: Promote news from your SharePoint Communication site

Hero Web Parts:

#Microsoft365 Day 100: SharePoint Online Web Parts: Hero
#Microsoft365 Day 90: A closer look at the ‘super’ hero web part in Communication Sites
#Microsoft365 Day 59: Using a GIF in your Hero Web Part


#Microsoft365 Day 170: Adding a Stream Channel on a SharePoint Online Page
#Microsoft365 Day 133: Use Stream for Awareness and Training on your Intranet


Day 305 – Design and Remix in Microsoft Sway
Day 304 – How to use Layouts in Microsoft Sway
Day 302 – Working with Images in your Microsoft Sway
Day 303 – Using Media in Microsoft Sway
Day 301 – Creating your first Microsoft Sway Presentation

Enjoy!!! 🙂

Purpose of this blog challenge: I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available. A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

You can also find me contributing to REgarding 365. I’m a member of a group of enthusiasts, sharing their stories, thoughts and opinions about Microsoft 365. Catch us at https://regarding365.com | @regarding365 on Twitter and regarding365 on YouTube

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