Xylos Learning 23 blogposts

SharePoint: How do you create a news post?

Xylos Learning
15/07/2020

Communicating regularly and clearly is essential if you want your colleagues to stay up to date. One way to do this is by publishing news posts, which you can enhance with images, photos and an attractive layout. 

SharePoint: Discover the power of the Hero web part

Xylos Learning
08/07/2020

With the Hero web part, you can make your SharePoint site look even more appealing and draw attention to certain parts of it. It’s a standard component of communication sites, but you can add it to other pages as well.

SharePoint Online: How do you create a communication site?

Xylos Learning
01/07/2020

SharePoint Online lets you create two kinds of sites: team sites and communication sites. In this blog post, we’ll focus on how to create a communication site.

4 helpful tips for Office 365 Planner

Xylos Learning
24/06/2020

Microsoft Office 365 Planner is a very useful tool – if you know how to use it, that is. To help you navigate your way through it, we’ll sum up four useful facts that will let you master the tool in no time. In this blog post you will learn about Copy plan and Copy task and how to connect Planner to Excel, Power Automate and Outlook.

Which SharePoint version are you using?

Xylos Learning
01/05/2020

At the start of a training, we usually ask the participants which version of SharePoint they’re using. And the answer is often: “I don’t know”.

That’s not surprising, because SharePoint doesn’t have a version button or an ‘About’ section where you can find this information.  Still, it can be helpful to know which software version you’re working with – when you’re following a SharePoint training, for example 😊.

Work smarter in Microsoft Teams with / and @

Xylos Learning
23/04/2020

Slash commands in Teams’ search bar are general shortcuts that help you look up information in Teams efficiently. @ commands are just as helpful as slash commands. You can start chatting with someone just by typing ‘@’ and selecting a name from the list of suggestions.

PowerPoint: From screenshot to screen video

Xylos Learning
17/04/2020

PowerPoint has a different version of the Screenshot feature. It’s called Screen Recording and it’s also located on the Insert tab, under the Media group to the right. The icon shows a video camera instead of a photo camera, indicating that you can use it to capture a video instead of an image.

5 reasons to use Microsoft To Do

Xylos Learning
21/02/2020

To-do lists have become a vital part of our daily lives. There are countless things we need to keep track of: social activities, work, household chores, administration... How could a list make it easier to remember everything? Well, just try Microsoft To Do.

Excel: How to use cell names to block a cell in a formula

Xylos Learning
14/02/2020

As an Excel user, you undoubtedly know that you can use the $ sign to block a row or column in a formula. This creates an ‘absolute address’. Excel offers another method to block a cell or a cell range: by naming the cell(s).

Microsoft Teams: How do you create a private channel?

Xylos Learning
30/01/2020

Maybe you know that a channel in Microsoft Teams is a place where all conversations and files about a certain subject or theme are collected. All members of the Team can view this information. If you need to discuss confidential topics with just a few members, such as budgets or reorganisations, you can create a private channel to shield this information from all other Team members. 

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