Outlook Focused Inbox

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You may have noticed the new Focused tab in your Outlook recently, and you may be wonder what is this?

Well, Focused Inbox separates your inbox into two tabs – Focused and Other.
Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain in the Other tab.

Reason being… To allow you to focus on the emails which Outlook sees as the important emails. Then when you have the time, simply click on Other and you can read the remained of your emails.

As soon as Focused Inbox is enabled, the Focused and Other tabs at the top of your Inbox. The more you use Focused Inbox, the smarter it gets about how it organizes yourmessages.

You can also train your Focused Inbox to learn which are the important emails that you wish to always go into the Focused section. Simply right-click on the email you wish to move, and click “Always Move to Focused”.

If you are an Office 365, Exchange or Outlook.com user and unable to see the Focused tab in your Inbox, you can enable this with a click of a button in your Outlook:

1. In Outlook 2016, when in your Inbox, click the View tab (Or for Outlook on Mac, it is the Organise tab)
2. Click Show Focused Inbox.

The Focused and Other tabs will appear at the top of your inbox.
You will see when emails are going to the Other tab, and you can switch between tabs any time to take a quick look.

To disable Focused Inbox, just go back to the View (or Organise on a Mac) tab and unclick Show Focused Inbox.

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New Releases for Outlook on Mac

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Another Outlook feature for Mac has finally caught up with the Windows counterpart!

The recent release includes tables in Outlook for Mac. Now, everything that you can do with tables in the Mac version of Microsoft Word, you can now do in Outlook on Mac!

Simply insert a table in a new email, and you’ll see two new tabs in the ribbon – Table Design and Layout. Within these two tabs, you will be able to amend the table to suit you, such as with shading, headings and colouring.

Further updates for Outlook on Mac insider releases:
• The ability to change the text display size
Previously, you could only resize the text of an email in the Reading Pane. Thanks to this update, MacOS El Capitan users can set the default text size universally.
Simply go to Outlook, Preferences, and Fonts. Here you will see a slider to increase or decrease your text display size.

• Delete or archive message using swipe gestures
Congratulations Office 365 subscribers on Mac! Now, when your mouse is over an email, using your trackpad, simply swipe left or right to quickly archive an email or delete it!

• View a quirky message once you clear all emails in a folder
Microsoft decided to add some creativity to Outlook and change the display when you have no emails in your inbox. Now you will be congratulated on completion of all emails with a hot air balloon image! Enjoy!

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PowerPoint 3D Animations

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From our previous blog on PowerPoint Morph, we could see the development in PowerPoint 3D models. Such as how to bring your PowerPoint to life with 3D graphics and PowerPoint Morph transition!
Simply duplicate your slide, reposition your 3D model, select the Morph transition, and PowerPoint creates a smooth, cinematic transition between slides.

Now, 3D in PowerPoint has progressed even further! Office 365 subscribers can now add animation effects to 3D objects on a single slide!

With the new release, there are animation effects specific to 3D images also! Simply click on your 3D model, and an Animation Ribbon displays the options.

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Welcome to Microsoft StaffHub!

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Frontline staff, such as in retail stores, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing and other service-related industries, typically don’t have their own office, desk or computer—making it hard to access and share information important for the workday.

Microsoft StaffHub is here to help and ensure these employees are kept up to date without having to run around checking staff boards or from missing all important updates.

The new Office 365 application, StaffHub, is designed help staff manage their workday.

Enabling managers to create, update and manage shift schedules for their team, streamlining what has been a labor-intensive process.

Employees have access to all their shift information, including the ability to easily swap shifts with others right from the Microsoft StaffHub mobile app.

The app home screen provides a summary of upcoming shifts as well as any important notes.

When schedule conflicts come up, Microsoft StaffHub makes it easy to swap a shift or offer a shift to someone else. Requests are always routed to the manager for approval, and updates and notifications are automatically sent to the team.

Managers can also quickly distribute important information to their teams, such as policy documents, news bulletins or videos.

Managers also have a fast and reliable way to send quick messages to team members.

To find out more about StaffHub call us on 02890945542 or email info@heliosit.co.uk

Microsoft Whiteboard

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On 5th December, Microsoft began rolling out the Whiteboard Preview app for Windows 10.
This is a freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together for creative collaboration! This new tool is built for anyone who engages in creative thinking.

It provides the space for all idea’s and growth and with real-time updates across multiple devices, as well as enabling and enhancing team collaboration! Whether it is adding images or creating diagrams, regardless of your location, the entire team will see it instantly!

With Microsoft Whiteboard’s pen-first, touch-first technology, you can turn your drawings into defined objects… draw a rough table or chair and Whiteboard will assist with the rest. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview recognizes your intent and delivers your desired outcomes in an instant.

The app also automatically saves your boards, so you can pick up where you left off or share links to your boards, so others can build on top of your work. No need to take photos of your canvas or email photos to others when you need to get them up to speed.

The Whiteboard app is available today from the Office Store. Give it a try and see how easy it is to collaborate in this creative, new way.

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