Are you tired of seeing that Start Screen in #MicrosoftOffice first, then you have to click on new document to open the application? Well I was as well, so here’s another tip for you to save a couple of minutes a day.

 

I’m a little bit behind on my Movember challenge, but the important thing is to not give up, so let’s play catch-up.

Let’s first create some awareness. I have way to many awesome men in my life that I want to be around when I grow old.

More about Movember:

STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG

Sign up to raise funds and awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons and friends in your life. Together we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Click here to learn more or register (ZA link, should reroute to your region).


Start Screen:

The start screen isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it also shows you recent documents, pinned and documents shared with you. But most of the time you just need a blank document and then it just wastes time to first have to click on new template:

You can change this by going to the File > Options tab, here under the General Tab you’ll see “Show start screen when application starts”, simply un-tick the box – sorted!

I know the white rhino is important, but let’s save some minutes everyday as well! 🙂

Resources:

 


I’ll be speaking at The European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Copenhagen, 26 – 29th of November. #ESPC18 @EuropeanSP Also honored to be a community reporter at the event. Hoping to see you there!


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New Initiative:

Every couple of months I’m going to travel to a new country, rent a motorcycle, and travel to as many communities as possible, for 15.2 days. Purpose would be to create awareness around Digital Literacy and give users an overview of Office 365 Apps and Services and how it can transform their lives. I’ll do video and written blogs to capture and share my journey and experiences.

Feedback would be crucial, and I’ll be using Microsoft Forms & Flow to gather valuable feedback for myself and Microsoft. I will be inviting other community members to join me on my journey when I’m in their respective areas.

Of course it wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship to help support this cause. Reach out if you’re interested on getting involved in any way, here’s a link to a Microsoft Form that can be completed:  https://bit.ly/2LaQBRQ

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