New Videos: Microsoft To-Do Quick Start, and Sale on Course

I have finally finished the Quick Start video I promised and you can watch it free by clicking the image below. It’s about Microsoft’s flagship To-Do software that is replacing tasks nearly everywhere in the Microsoft Office app suite.

New Video Course On Sale

And I am also very excited to announce release of my latest video course: Using Microsoft To-Do with the One Minute To-do List. This is an 18-video set that teaches you all you need for getting to know Microsoft’s latest Office product to manage to-dos and tasks. The Quick Start video is the first in that set, so again, click the image below. There are more free and paid videos at this link (www.to-do-videos.com).

The paid videos are on sale for a week or so, as an introductory offer. So check out the course at to-do-videos.com.

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Outlook’s “Coming Soon” Features Are Here

Microsoft has an Office Insiders group for Microsoft Office 365 users that any user can join. Those that join receive previews of upcoming features in Outlook, and they can toggle them on and off using the Coming Soon button in the upper right corner of Outlook. Eventually, after a comment period, those features either make it into the product, or they don’t.

Well, in the last weeks it looks like a whole batch of such features that were previously only for Insiders have been moved into the main product. These include:

  • The Simplified Ribbon option
  • Slightly more space between messages in the Inbox
  • And slightly more vertical space between tasks in the To-Do Bar task list
  • Adding a yellow highlight to an entire email message listing in the Inbox if it is flagged

As a result, a lot more users are experiencing them for the first time, and might have questions on them.

So to that end, here are links to where I have documented these features.

The Simplified Ribbon and the next two features I have described here, and I cover the simplified ribbon in videos in my Outlook Inbox Ninja Course.

The last one in the list above, yellow highlights on flagged mail, has generated a slew of comments by people who want to turn it off (see that link). FYI—I don’t know how to turn it off.

Not sure what the next batch of coming soon features will be, but I will keep my eye on them.

Michael

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Current Lesson List for Upcoming 1MTD To-Do Video Course

I  have been creating a video course on how to use my simple 1MTD system with the even simpler Microsoft tasks software called To-Do. I’ve seen some good possibilities in that combination, and I talk about that here. In fact, you can get part way to using the more advanced MYN system in that combination, and it may be just the ticket for readers who are just starting in the task management world. In any case, I’ve made progress on that video course, and now have the list of lessons to show you, many of these are done.

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Guest Post: Using App “Good Task 3” on iPhone for MYN

One of my readers, Erik Wettersten, wrote me a while back and said he was using the app Good Task 3 on the iPhone and had set it up for MYN. I asked him if he could write up the experience, and here is his writeup (Unedited by me—just a few comments added). Thanks Erik!

Erik’s Write Up:

When my company’s IT upgraded their security to use multi-factor authentication it broke TaskTask.  It took a while, but I had to accept that TaskTask won’t work with this more thorough security scheme and I no longer had a way to integrate the MYN system from my desktop to my mobile device.   

Enter GoodTask, www.goodtaskapp.com.

If you find yourself in this situation, here’s what you need to know.  Note, there are some cool things you can do with GoodTask (GT) that you couldn’t do with TaskTask (TT) – especially if you enjoy a hands-free relationship with your smartphone.  So even if you don’t have to make the switch, it’s worth a look.  

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MYN Views Update

The company ClearContext Corp. has just released a new German compatible version of the MYN Views software.

As you may know, MYN Views is a Windows Desktop Outlook add in that installs the MYN configurations into your Outlook To-Do Bar, and into the Tasks folder view collection.

Up to now it only worked with English versions of Outlook. But MYN Views is now capable of installing German compatible views.

As before, you purchase the software from the ClearContext website. And all upgrade and support questions should be directed to that company through that website. (My company makes no money off these software sales and does not sell or support the software—we simply encourage its use since it is so helpful for MYN system users).

Michael Linenberger

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New Video Added to Outlook Inbox Ninja Video Course: Using TaskTask with 1MTD

I just added a new video to the Outlook Inbox Ninja Course (the option with Tasks). It’s the new Lesson 4.11 on how to use iPhone app TaskTask with 1MTD. Available to all paid users, login to watch it now.

A few days ago I also added this video to the 1MTD Outlook video course. So, it’s the same video in both locations.

This video is an excellent overview of TaskTask, and how to set it up to work with 1MTD, including how to make sure drag-sorting works and syncs between Outlook and TaskTask.

With TaskTask on your iPhone or iPad, you can see and edit your tasks in both places.

Michael

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Good Article about Moving Away from Long Hours at Work

This is a good trend, in my opinion: See this article

NYTimes article about moving away from long hours.

Michael

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Good Evolution Coming in Microsoft Apps?

This article (title: Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with Windows Apps) on ZDNet from Mary Jo Foley is really good news (here is the link):

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-wants-to-close-the-uwp-win32-divide-with-windows-apps/

In summary, the article tells us that Microsoft is fixing what is a big mess right now regarding various and competing app platforms on Windows 10, which often ends up leading to real issues for everyday users.

The problem is that there are currently different application platforms within Windows 10, and each has it’s own set of features that it allows. The two that are most impactful are Win32 (think normal Office desktop apps) and UWP (think Microsoft Store app, usually used for a tablet).

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New Video Added to 1MTD Outlook Video Course: Using TaskTask with 1MTD

I just added a new video to the 1MTD Outlook Video Course, it’s the new Lesson 11 on how to use iPhone app TaskTask with 1MTD. Available to all paid users, login to watch it now.

It’s an excellent overview of TaskTask, and how to set it up to work with 1MTD, including how to make sure drag-sorting works and syncs between Outlook and TaskTask.

With TaskTask on your iPhone or iPad, you can see and edit your tasks in both places.

Michael

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Last 24 hrs of Linenberger Store Coupon

Quick note, the 25% off coupon sale ends tomorrow, and recall it applies to all products. Go to our web store at this link and then enter this code at checkout for any product:

Coupon Code: SPRING2019

Again, doing that will take an additional 25% off the lowest price you see on any of the products. Coupon Expires tomorrow.

Enjoy the savings!

Michael

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