Author Archives: Michael Linenberger

Office 365 now Rebranded as Microsoft 365

If you have an Office 365 plan, you might be surprised to see a name change on your product. It’s now called Microsoft 365. This change went into effect April 21 for business products. Microsoft has also repackaged its personal … Continue reading

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Microsoft To Do Tasks App finally Adds Top-of-List position for New Tasks

Boy, this feature request, which was probably the most requested feature, has finally been implemented. Now, when you create a new task in any of the Microsoft To Do, it goes to the top of the list instead of the … Continue reading

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More Evidence that Microsoft is Reviving OneNote 2016

In a previous article, I mentioned that Microsoft had announced it is extending support for OneNote 2016, which was great news. Now this: Microsoft is actually adding features again to OneNote 2016, which is really good news. That was announced … Continue reading

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Outlook Online vs. Windows Desktop Outlook

I decided to do an experiment recently in which I switched to using Outlook Online for all my daily email. So, I put my usual Outlook Windows desktop software aside for a while. Why would I do this? More and … Continue reading

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Microsoft To Do, Recent Thoughts

It’s been a while since I wrote about Microsoft To Do, which is Redmond’s premiere to-do list platform these days. I released a video course on how to use Microsoft To Do last year. But you might wonder, six months … Continue reading

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Gmail Tasks and The One Minute To-Do List

In the last few months I’ve been testing other platforms for achieving workday productivity. One of those platforms I’ve tested is Gmail. I’d used it in the past, not really liked it, but thought I should look at it again. … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Add Quick Action Buttons to Outlook

Windows Desktop Outlook was recently expanded with the ability to add more Quick Action buttons to the Inbox. I’ve created a new free video (within my Outlook Inbox Ninja Course) that shows you how to do this. Go to this … Continue reading

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Office 2016 for Mac Support Ending in October

Microsoft recently announced that as of Fall 2020, mainstream support for Office 2016 for Mac will come to an end. Upgrades are recommended prior to the support end date. Microsoft states that “Although you will still be able to use Office 2016 for … Continue reading

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Resolved: Get Tasks and Email Under Control in 4 Steps

The resolution season is upon us. So, let’s resolve to get tasks and email under control. It’s good to tackle both tasks and email together since, in many businesses, up to 90% of new tasks arrive by email. It Simply … Continue reading

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Gain Focus by Limiting Outlook E-mail Notifications

In nearly every live class and video course that I teach, I advise all participants to limit Outlook incoming e-mail notifications. By e-mail notifications, you know what I mean: in Windows 10 it’s the small black rectangular box, shown above, … Continue reading

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