Outlook on the web makes going on vacations less stressful

I thought I would add reference to this Office Blog post as it was quite useful. 


Vacation is a time to relax. However, the weeks leading up to it can often be as stressful as the time off is fun, as you rush to get packed and finish all those important to-dos before you set your “Out of Office” message. We want to take one thing off your to-do list.

Outlook on the web now makes it easier to clear your calendar and automatically decline meetings before you head out for some time away from the office. When you set an automatic reply in Outlook on the web, Outlook will offer to do the following on your behalf:

  • Block your calendar so people know you’re away.
  • Clear existing meetings on your calendar by declining/canceling them.
  • Automatically send a response to incoming invitations while you’re away.



More info: https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/12/outlook-on-the-web-makes-going-on-vacations-less-stressful

Greg Olsen

Microsoft Word – Remove Document Template

If you need to remove a document template embedded into your Microsoft Word document, then follow the quick steps below (written for MS Word 2016):

  • Go to File > Options
  • Select Add-ins


  • In the Manage option set, select Templates, click Go

Now you will be shown the following screen:



Remove/Clear the Document template text area (020140918.dotx as shown in my example above) and click OK.

Hope that helps?

Greg Olsen

Dynamics Profile: Greg Olsen

I was interviewed recently by MS Dynamics World regarding my time with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The full interview of this is now available online. 




You can read the full article (once logged in) here: http://msdynamicsworld.com/story/greg-olsen-life-dynamics-crm-mvp-just-ducky

Greg Olsen

Categories: Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Trial Sign-ups for NZ, Default Currency, Fixed

December 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Each time you signed up for an online trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for the Country of New Zealand, the default currency wasn’t set to New Zealand Dollar (NZD, $).

Therefore I put a request here via Microsoft Connect to have this fixed. Well, once again, Microsoft has listened and made the change and now all Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online sign-ups for the country of New Zealand now have their currency set to New Zealand Dollar (NZD, $).

Its a small fix, but an important one.


Greg Olsen

Microsoft Dynamics CRM – CRM 2016 New Era Has Arrived

December 1, 2015 Leave a comment

It has arrived. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 is here.



Available both as CRM Online and on-premises in 130 markets and 44 languages, Dynamics CRM 2016 is focused on empowering employees to deliver the optimal experiences to customers, as well as engaging customers across all channels

Jujhar Singh the new leader of Microsoft’s CRM Business Applications group, after Bob Stutz left Microsoft, has posted a great blog post with the announcement of CRM 2016.  I recommend you head over to the link below and take a read of this announcement.

CRM 2016 Blog Post


You will be seeing more blog posts over the next few weeks relating to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, so stay tuned.

Greg Olsen

Microsoft Dynamics – Global Pricelist License Segments Added

November 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Microsoft Dynamics Global Pricing is available online and helpful if you need to know the price list for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics Marketing, Social Engagement and Parature in multiple counties and currencies around the world.

Just recently Microsoft has added the License Segments to this listing, which helps if you would like to know pricing for the following Segments:

  • Charity
  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Government


You can view the global price list here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/pricing-list.aspx


Greg Olsen

Categories: Dynamics CRM, Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 – Release Preview Guide

September 9, 2015 Leave a comment

The release preview guide is now available for downloading. This is a preview guide covering the new features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016.


I encourage you download and read through the exciting new features coming with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016.

Download from here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/5/D/D5D38A09-6A5C-4DC0-8649-3A4F39A8F8F3/Microsoft_Dynamics_CRM_2016_Release_Preview_Guide.pdf

Archived here






Greg Olsen


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