Shari Oswald

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Shari is known as Shortcut Shari because she believes we should all work smarter, not harder, and she loves to share keyboard shortcuts. Shari has been using SharePoint since before it was called SharePoint and is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with those who are as excited about technology as she is. Shari's focus is the “People Side of Change.” As a Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect and Consultant that grew up right along with SharePoint, her practical knowledge of the Microsoft Productivity stack coupled with her passion for empowerment via learning makes Shari an excellent resource as a consultant and evangelist for Microsoft 365. Her philosophies for information architecture and SharePoint design are centered on solving business challenges with technology and ensuring usability and adoption for the organization. Shari is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, consultant, presenter, author, and evangelist. When she is not architecting SharePoint magic as a consultant, Shari is in the classroom or creating online learning for LinkedIn Learning,, and Pluralsight.

Published by Shari Oswald

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…The Waffle Brings to Me: Bookings

- 6 min read-Shari Oswald
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with 12 tech-delicious offerings from Shortcut Shari. Learn to use Bookings in this first article to reserve calendar time for festivities and work.

The One Where We Learn What Microsoft Lists Are All About

- 4 min read-Shari Oswald
Whether you're tracking issues, herding new employees, or just trying to remember your co-worker's birthday, there's a template for that. Microsoft Lists in Microsoft 365 might just be your new favorite tool.

Master Selective Sync to Stop Your Hard Drive from Exploding

- 6 min read-Shari Oswald
OneDrive sync is awesome most of the time. The syncing process, by default, can use a lot of space on your hard drive. Shari's article has tips to help you gain more control over which folders and files you can exclude from syncing.

Chat Banners in Microsoft Teams Meetings – Let’s Fix Those

- 3 min read-Shari Oswald
You're in another Teams meeting, and two or more people are having a chat external to the business of the meeting. The notifications pop up over the Teams chat. That's annoying. Shortcut Shari has a workaround.

Your New SharePoint House: Building a Home That You Can Live In!

- 8 min read-Shari Oswald
This first article of the series, Your New SharePoint House, explores common considerations when you transition to the cloud. It also discusses best practices for helping your organization move, or reimagine, your current technology environment.

TIP!Tuesday - Introducing Microsoft Sway

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
Tired of boring, bland documents or PowerPoint slide decks? Create interactive and engaging content online using Microsoft Sway! In this tip we explore Sway and some of the potential uses for creating landing pages, training content, and even sales presentations.

TIP!Tuesday – Work Smarter Not Harder with Power Automate!

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
Do you have repetitive tasks that take too much time in your day? Then Power Automate might just be the tool for you! Time to explore the options available using this awesome addition to M365 and the Power Platform.

TIP!Tuesday – Managing Your Obsolete Mail in Outlook

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
Are you a Filer and not a Piler? Using folders makes it hard to sort your inbox and find the content that is old, outdated, or large. No worries! Use Search Folders in Outlook to easily keep track of all kinds of mail!

TIP!Tuesday!- Get Rid of the Fluff in Your Inbox, Automatically!

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
Is your inbox bogged down with “fluff”? You know the stuff that you ASKED for, but it’s not mission-critical to your day? Does that inbox “unread” number nag at you daily? Then this tip is for you! Use retention policies to ensure your mailbox automatically cleans itself out.

TIP!Tuesday!- Taming Your Unread Emails

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
Does that unread email number frustrate you? So many emails, so little time! We forget that so many of those emails fell off the radar and are probably irrelevant after a certain time. Let’s time those inbox unreads (and even the ones we did read...).

TIP!Tuesday – Publishing a New Site Home Page

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
It's time to build your pages in SharePoint. Now what? In this tip we share our best practices and newest features to make them POP and help your visitors find what they need.

TIP!Tuesday – Build Your SharePoint Pages with Sections

- 1 min read-Shari Oswald
It’s time to build your pages in SharePoint. Now what? In this tip we share our best practices and newest features to make them POP and help your visitors find what they need.