Introduction to the New Microsoft 365 App 

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Previously known as Microsoft Office, the all-new Microsoft 365 allows you to find, create, and collaborate all in one place. Microsoft 365 is a cloud-powered productivity platform with popular applications such as Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and more.  

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What’s new? 

New kinds of content creation and templates 

Create is the starting point to quickly access projects across Microsoft 365 applications using blank or recommended templates. The Create module is available now to all web, Windows, and mobile users. More templates are coming soon. 


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New Apps module 

Explore, start, and pin the most commonly used tools. This will be available to all web and Windows users next month. In the coming months, it will also be available for mobile users. 



Welcome Badging 

It contains users’ Microsoft 365 subscription status and keeps track of storage space in one location. This will be available to all web and Windows users next month. 

My Content 

Allows access to all the user’s content, including those files created or shared with you, in one location. This popular feature among business owners will be available to all web and Windows users next month. 


apps in one place A simple-to-navigate interface containing relevant content from other users you work with or users who create similar projects allows for a more streamlined workflow. This is available now for commercial users of the web, Windows, and mobile.  


a new feature that allows custom tags to organize various content into groups. This is available now for commercial users of the web and Windows.  

What is changing, and when will these changes occur? 

Microsoft 365 has evolved into Microsoft’s forerunner productivity suite. In the next few months,, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will become the new Microsoft 365 app. With it comes a new look, icon, and features. Beginning in November 2022, changes will begin for Beginning January 2023, changes will start for the Office app on Windows and the Office mobile app. 

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Who will these changes apply to and how will these changes affect me? 

These changes will apply to all Office app users for work, school, or personal use. These changes will not affect users’ existing accounts, profiles, subscriptions, or files. The application will automatically update, and the new look will include a new name and icon.  

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Is Office going away completely? 

No. With Microsoft 365, users will continue accessing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications. Microsoft will continue to offer one-time purchases for those applications to consumers and businesses. There are no changes to Office 365 subscription plans. 

Where do I get the new app? 

You can get started with the free web and mobile apps or upgrade to a premium plan for access to additional applications, storage, and features.  

Once the new Microsoft 365 app is released, it will be available on the web at and Windows via the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Apple App Store. To upgrade to the premium plan, you can now buy a Microsoft 365 subscription. The app will automatically update with the new look, name, and icon beginning in November 2022 for web users. 

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Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

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Just like the other Microsoft products in the Office suite, like Word and Excel, Outlook has several keyboard shortcuts that you can use to be more productive. We’ve put together a handy guide of some of the most helpful keyboard shortcuts you should keep in mind to get the most out of Outlook.

As always, with quick guides like these, we urge you to consider printing out this message so that you have it as a quick reference. You can use it to up your Outlook game!

Basic Outlook Functions

First, let’s talk about some of the most basic functions of Microsoft Outlook.

For PC

  • Create a message: Ctrl + Shift + M
  • Send a message: Alt + S
  • Insert a file: Alt + N, A, F
  • Delete an item: Delete
  • Reply to a message: Alt + H, R, P
  • Reply All to a message: Alt + H, R, A
  • Forward a message: Alt + H, F, W

For Mac

  • Create a message: ⌘ + N
  • Send a message: ⌘ + RETURN
  • Add an attachment: ⌘ + E
  • Delete an item: Delete
  • Reply to a message: ⌘ + R
  • Reply All to a message: SHIFT + ⌘ + R
  • Forward a message: ⌘ + J

Navigating Outlook

The following keyboard shortcuts are used to move around Outlook and showcase different views.

For PC

  • Switch to Mail: Ctrl + 1
  • Switch to Calendar: Ctrl + 2
  • Switch to Contacts: Ctrl + 3
  • Switch to Tasks: Ctrl + 4
  • Switch to Notes: Ctrl + 5
  • Switch to Folders: Ctrl + 6
  • Switch to Shortcuts: Ctrl + 7
  • Switch to the next open message: Ctrl + .
  • Switch to last open message: Ctrl + ,

For Mac

  • Switch to Mail: ⌘ + 1
  • Switch to Calendar: ⌘ + 2
  • Switch to Contacts: ⌘ + 3
  • Switch to Tasks: ⌘ + 4
  • Switch to Notes: ⌘ + 5
  • Display the next message: CONTROL + ]
  • Display the previous message: CONTROL + [

Creating Items or Files

Sometimes you might need to make items within Outlook. Here are some of the most common types you might need.

For PC

  • Create an appointment: Ctrl + Shift + A
  • Create a contact: Ctrl + Shift + C
  • Create a contact group: Ctrl + Shift + L
  • Create a folder: Ctrl + Shift + E
  • Create a meeting request: Ctrl + Shift + Q

For Mac

  • Create an appointment: (While in Calendar view) ⌘ + N
  • Create a contact: (While in Contacts view) ⌘ + N
  • Create a folder: SHIFT + ⌘ + N

There are so many keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Outlook that we cannot list them all here, so for even more tips, be sure to check out Microsoft’s official website at this link.

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