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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By : Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao
Book Image

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide

By: Gustavo Moraes, Douglas Romao

Overview of this book

With its extensive set of tools and features for improving productivity and collaboration, Microsoft 365 is being widely adopted by organizations worldwide. This book will help not only developers but also business people and those working with information to discover tips and tricks for making the most of the apps in the Microsoft 365 suite. The Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Guide is a compendium of best practices and tips to leverage M365 apps for effective collaboration and productivity. You'll find all that you need to work efficiently with the apps in the Microsoft 365 family in this complete, quick-start guide that takes you through the Microsoft 365 apps that you can use for your everyday activities. You'll learn how to boost your personal productivity with Microsoft Delve, MyAnalytics, Outlook, and OneNote. To enhance your communication and collaboration with teams, this book shows you how to make the best use of Microsoft OneDrive, Whiteboard, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. You'll also be able to be on top of your tasks and your team's activities, automating routines, forms, and apps with Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. By the end of this book, you'll have understood the purpose of each Microsoft 365 app, when and how to use it, and learned tips and tricks to achieve more with M365.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Using calculated fields

Working with SharePoint data, you are probably using the standard type of columns (single line of text, multiline of text, number, choice, and suchlike).

These kinds of columns fit best with most scenarios that we face on a daily basis, but we have another type of column available in SharePoint that gives us powerful features.

A calculated field is a special type of column that will allow for the value of this field to be based on another value/field from the same item.

This type of column uses Excel-like syntax to calculate values using values from other columns and generate the value itself.

You could, for example, use a date field to calculate the expiration date by using the value from this date field + 30 days as the formula.

Figure 8.10 – Adding a formula using the Expiration Date field


When you want to use a column that has spaces in its name, you must use brackets in the formula, otherwise, you will...