When I support clients in working smarter on their critical results and competing priorities I inevitably help them use technology smarter as well. Microsoft Office365 and Outlook are particularly important tools for my clients. Office365 is constantly being updated and extended and sometimes those updates affect established functionalities. This has just happened to Outlook 2016 users on Office365 and here is what you need to know.

If you are a registered delegate on my ‘Working Smart with Outlook training programmes or any of my ‘Welding Purpose to Priorities’ #WP2P programmes you will have created a powerful ‘Work in Progress’ view of all critical outstanding work alongside your near-term planned future work.  If you can no longer change the settings of your Work in Progress’ view in Microsoft Outlook don’t worry – it is not you – it is Microsoft. Just mail me for a free workaround to regain control of your WIP.

This affects Office365 users currently updated to Monthly Channel Version 1710 (8625.2121) build or higher.

Microsoft tell us that they are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Meanwhile my workaround will allow you to continue customising this view to suite your personal needs. If you are registered on my system as a delegate in any of my workload management training programmes, regardless of when you did it and who you were working with at the time, you can ask me by email for this complementary workaround.