Cloud Connect January 2017

Tips and Tricks:
Are you tired of having to dig through address books to remember email addresses, or forgetting to add a recipient in the address bar and having to forward the email to them to loop them in? Even if you’ve typed their name out in the email? 

With @mentions in Outlook, Simply type the @ symbol anywhere in the body of your email and start typing to pick the person you want to address. Once you pick the person you want to address their name is highlighted in the message in blue, grabbing their attention. And the best part, if the person you’ve added via an @ mention isn’t already in the email, they’ll automatically be added at the To line! No more forwarding emails to mistakenly omitted personnel! To learn more about @mentions in Outlook, click here! 

Note: We expect this feature to be rolled out to all Outlook users in January, so stay tuned! 

A question of the Month:

What is “The Waffle”? 

In the Office 365 web interface, there’s a blue tile on the top-left corner of the screen. This tile, when clicked brings up all of your web-based productivity apps and any other applications available to you in your Office 365 subscription. This tile is called the Waffle and it is the hub of navigation between everything in Office 365. 

To learn about customizing the waffle and your office 365 experience.

Feature Update

Microsoft has just fulfilled one of the biggest feature requests for Office 365 – the ability to use shared calendars on Outlook for iOS, Android, and Windows 10. This feature requires no update and should be available immediately. 

If the feature isn’t working, you may need to re-share calendars you’re already subscribed to. You’ll then be able to see the calendar under Settings>Calendar>default. From there, users can edit, share and create calendar apps just like on the web. 

If you’re on the latest Outlook version, you shouldn’t have to update. The change comes automatically and doesn’t require any extra input. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, they’re working on a few extra features before the public announcement.