New Features in Outlook for Office 365

Outlook has come up with some new features. Now you can Insert a table directly Into Outlook rather than copying tables from Word or Excel. If your Office has locations in different time zones, you can add a 2nd timezone to your Outlook Calendar. And finally if you are travelling across timezones, Outlook would automatically adjust your Meetings to the new time zone.

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How to allow users to download videos in Office 365 Video?

Office 365 Video is an application that is part of the Office 365 suite where users can upload and view videos. By Default only owners of the video can download videos. If you want the viewers to download videos, you would have to follow these steps-

  1. Click on the channel where the videos are uploaded.
  2. On the top click on Channel Settings. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 5.29.27 PM.png
  3. Select the “Permissions” Option on the left navigation. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 5.30.23 PM.png
  4. On the bottom make sure you choose the option “Owners,Editors,Viewers” from the dropdown. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 5.31.26 PM.png

Now, your viewers should be able to download videos from the channel. 🙂

Microsoft Stream

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Microsoft Stream is a new offering from Microsoft available in the Office 365 Suite. It’s a place where users can upload and view videos. People can create channels and follow the ones that are of Interest. Admins can create groups so that they can target a specific user base like users belonging to a specific department.

This product would slowly replace Office 365 Video. One can say that Office 365 Video is a subset of Microsoft Stream since Microsoft Stream offers far more features and control than Office 365 Video.

I encourage all readers that have Office 365, to check out this app!



Setting up Timezone in Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App is the Online Version of the Outlook Client. This obviously runs in the browser of choice. New or fairly new users of Office 365 might receive notifications Informing them that the Timezone has not been set in Outlook. This notification comes in a regular basis and it might get annoying. So, before this gets Into your nerves, here is how one would set up their Timezone in the Outlook Web App. 🙂

The How?

You would have to go to this link and then select your Timezone and format.

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Office 365 Down Detector

Sometimes you might experience Office 365 to be slow or not running at the speed it should be. Or you might encounter Issues with the admin center. There is a website that gives a list of Issues that currently exist with Office 365. It also gives a map to show the areas that are affected by the Office 365 outage.

The website is called Down Detector 

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Installing Office 365

In order to Install Office 365 one would have to follow these steps-

  1. Login to the Screenshot (173).png
  2. Then click on Install Office.
  3. After installing Office 365  , activate the Office suite using your Office 365 credentials.

The Installation time might vary from 20-30 minutes depending on your Internet connection. In order to check the status or the progress of the Installation, click on the tray icon that says Office 365.



Uninstalling Office 365-Method 2

I had written a blog about 3 months ago regarding Uninstalling Office 365. There is another way to do this which appears to be more efficient. All you have to do is click on this link . This would take you to a Microsoft Office page regarding Uninstalling Office 365. It would show 3 options, we are going to follow the 2nd option ie- Completely uninstall Office with the easy fix tool. Screenshot (167).png

Click on the Download button and the tool would take care of the rest. This is a recommended method by the Microsoft Tech. Support Team and it would always make sense to follow this 🙂