Kelly LaForest

Microsoft Office 365 blog by a OneNote MVP.

Latest Posts

New Feature: Links to OneNote and Teams Now Work in Microsoft To Do

Do you see what I see? Look at these gorgeous links! Yep. You can just copy/paste a “Copy Link” from OneNote or from Teams into the Notes field and have it show up formatted neatly and correctly (and frankly, as it should have been from day one.) THIS. IS. LIFE. CHANGING. Thank you @MicrosoftToDo You …

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Moving Tasks from OneNote to To Do and then to Outlook

Task management is hard. With this simple “workflow”, life can get a little easier.Here’s how I manage my tasks: For every meeting, assign someone to be the meeting scribe and type out a task list in OneNote using To Do tags. Pro Tip: Start each task with task owner’s initials and end each task with …

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A Son is Born, Introducing Alvin LaForest

Several readers asked me to post an announcement with photos when my son was born, so here is an update, several months late… Rick LaForest and Kelly LaForest are happy to announce the birth of our son “Alvin”, officially named Albert Richard LaForest V (the fifth), who was born on April 22, 2019 at Victoria …

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Taking Hiatus from Microsoft MVP Program

I have made the decision to step down from the Microsoft MVP Program this year. I will not be submitting any community contributions for the award renewal cycle. I recognize that I have not given back the volume or the quality of contributions to the community that I have in past years. It is clear …

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How to Fix the Cannot Save as Draft Issue with a SharePoint Blog Site

I was recently working with someone who wanted an overview of SharePoint Blog Sites. We setup the SharePoint Blog Site in our sandbox site collection (where I was acting as Site Collection Administrator and they were acting as Full Control Site Owner). We quickly noticed that the “Save as Draft” button was disabled. While I am the …

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How OneNote Page Version History Affects OneDrive Storage

Microsoft’s free email,, comes with 5 GB of free storage in the OneDrive. I am currently using 20 GB of my allotted 30 GB and was curious what was taking up so much space. (I am a lucky gal who has 30 GB for free from a previous promotion.) Fortunately there’s a fantastic tool in …

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First Impressions of What’s New in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Windows 10 April 2018 Update I installed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update today. The update took less than 10 minutes. Here are my first impressions. Out of the six new features, I prioritize them in the following order from most to least interesting/helpful:   #1 – Continue on PC What: Switch seamlessly from your phone to …

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10 Random Useful Online Tools

These don’t really fit into a specific category like images and graphics or building websites resources, but I find myself pulling them out of my back pocket once in a while to complete a random task: My Favourite *Random* Online Tools: Bing Converter – Digital Storage – Convert Units – KB to MB – Because sometimes …

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Six Free Useful Tools When Working with Websites

When working on websites, these are a few tools I like to keep in my toolkit: Internet Archive Wayback Machine – when you need a little time travel in your life. Website Crawler Tool and Google Sitemap Generator – free tool that crawls a website to produce summary list of internal and external links, errors, …

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