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Periodic Table of Microsoft 365 - 2022 Edition

The long-awaited update is here. Check out the 2022 version of the popular Periodic Table of Microsoft 365, now with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Loop, and Power Platform.
November 1, 2022

How to sync OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams files to computer or smart phone

OneDrive is more than just a place to store your files. It's a sync tool to let you store OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams files locally on your computer and smartphone so you can access files when you have weak or no internet access. Here's how to manage it.
April 13, 2021

Upcoming Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint Conferences

Lots of in-person conferences have been cancelled. The smart ones have moved to an online format. Here's a best-effort list of the Microsoft 365, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Power Platform, etc. conferences available.
December 20, 2020

How to get a refund for Office 365 downtime

Sometimes Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Azure stop working. If they go down long enough, you're entitled to a service credit. Here's how to get it.
October 26, 2020

Which Tool When: All the Microsoft 365 Apps

Behold! The definitive guide to all the Microsoft and Office 365 apps and when you should use which. Or, at least, a very beginner’s intro to each one.
October 20, 2020

Get notified when Office 365 or Microsoft Teams is down

Systems go down all the time and Microsoft 365 is no exception. But how do you stay on top of it so you don't waste your time trying to do work when you actually can't? Get notifications for when Office and other apps are down, of course!
October 8, 2020

9 resources you should be following to stay up to date with the change cycle in Office 365

Keeping up with all the changes in Microsoft 365 seems like a daunting task, but with a little discipline and a smart listing like this one, it should be a lot easier.
September 2, 2020

How to stay up to date with Office 365 life cycle changes

Keeping up with the life cycle of Office 365 is hard. Here are some go-to resources to make that process easier.
November 29, 2019

Resources from Matt Wade’s 2019 Ignite sessions

Catch up on Matt's sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2019, complete with hand outs, video recordings of the sessions, and additional resources to help you get acquainted with Teams, bots, and more.
November 14, 2019

The Document Circle of Life in Office 365

Should I use SharePoint or OneDrive? This is a critical question in Office 365. It's not as simple as which app; it comes down to how your documents start their lives, work through collaboration, get published, and are put to death. This infographic should provide some ideas to get you going.
October 23, 2019

An Everyday Guide to Microsoft Office 365 Groups

Microsoft 365 Groups can be confusing. This infographic covers what happens behind the scenes when you create a Microsoft Team, Yammer Community, or Outlook Group.
October 22, 2019

Matt Wade’s Quick Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2019

So you're going to Microsoft Ignite? Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas to make the most of your trip to Orlando.
October 7, 2019

“I Don’t Trust the Cloud” — Actually, You Do

Business decision makers worldwide still get itchy when their employees and IT staff ask to move to modern tools that are built "in the cloud". Here's why the concept isn't actually all that new to us.
November 20, 2017