Welcome to (the new) Office 365 Weekly!

If you’re here because you followed Office 365 Weekly on TechNet, then Thank You for making the move with me 🙂 If you’re brand new here, then Welcome!! Office 365 Weekly brings the following: Items added to the Office 365 Roadmap over the previous week A compilation of the prior week’s Office 365 news and notes (blog posts, videos, resources, etc.) Upcoming Office 365 related events Information on Planned Service Changes You can subscribe to Office 365 Weekly via RSS or email using the buttons available in the navigation menu. Feel free to reach out with feedback or questions, via any of the following channels: Microsoft Tech Community Twitter: @tc_finney Thanks again for being here!

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-43

Welcome to the October 18 – 24, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-one additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook (Windows, web, Android, iOS), Yammer, and Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, and there are also a couple of new events – Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Days for “Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” and “Securing Your Organization”. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” on Wednesday, October 28th at 3pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a look at what’s new and upcoming in Information Protection, details on a new dashboard to manage Data Loss Prevention alerts, information on recent enhancements to Azure Active Directory, and some new integrations for Microsoft Teams. Noteworthy items from last week include a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows, a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-42

Welcome to the October 11 – 17, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft Lists, Outlook (web), Compliance, and Microsoft Information Protection. A few new dates for existing meeting series have been posted, as well as one brand new event for this week. The brand new event is also the spotlight event of the week, which is the Power Platform Community Conference on Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00am – 6:00pm Eastern. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information and resources regarding the recent end of support for Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac, some of the most frequently asked questions about Planner, the preview of Microsoft 365 Apps Admin Center inventory and monthly servicing features, and the announcement of the Zero Trust Deployment Center. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows, a reminder about the

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A new approach for Office 365 Planned Service Changes

There haven’t been any updates to the Office 365 Planned Service Changes posts in quite some time…essentially, since the pandemic started. The pandemic certainly played a significant role, but there were also other factors including the time required to monitor, compile and update the existing blog posts with the latest information. As a result, the process has been streamlined by using a wiki approach to sharing this information. As of August 5, 2020, all of the Planned Service Changes information will be posted and updated at the Office 365 Weekly Wiki. Notes: The Update Log has the latest additions and changes from August 5, 2020 – October 7, 2020. The primary Planned Service Changes posts have been updated with a link to the new site. If you have any feedback about the new approach, site, etc., please reach out via email – contact [at] office365weekly.blog.

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-41

Welcome to the October 4 – 10, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Exchange Online, Yammer, and Project. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, including new customer immersion experience sessions. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, October 13th at 3pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the general availability of Tasks in Microsoft Teams, detailed information on the lifecycle of an item in SharePoint with a retention label or policy applied, the Top 5 security questions from US Government customers for Teams, Modern Authentication Support in the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer, and general availability of Conditional Access Office 365 Suite. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the September 2020 “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video, a reminder about Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services, a reminder

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-40

Welcome to the September 27 – October 3, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Groups, Outlook (Android), Forms, and Project. New dates for existing meeting series have been added. One new event is an Exchange ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ AMA session on Thursday, October 8th at 9am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: The New World of Virtual Events” webinar on Thursday, October 8th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at what’s new for September 2020 in Teams, SharePoint and Project, as well as a Microsoft IT Showcase article on the lessons learned by Microsoft from applying Zero Trust during COVID-19. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services, a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-39

Welcome to the September 20 – 26, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Last week, all eyes (and ears) were focused on Microsoft Ignite 2020, the first ever virtual Ignite. There’s a ton of content in this week’s digest, so the intro will be short. You can find recordings, and related content at Microsoft Ignite On-Demand. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP With Ignite 2020, there were a ton of updates to the Office 365 Roadmap last week – 158 new features to be exact! Microsoft Teams had the highest number of features with 68 total, followed by Search (30) and Outlook (28 – all platforms). In order to keep the length of the blog post to a minimum, the roadmap updates for last week are available via download as listed below: UPCOMING EVENTS Teams Chalk Talk: Get to Teams – Zero to Production Microsoft Teams can help your employees stay connected and collaborate with each other, especially in the current

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-38

Welcome to the September 13 – 19, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft 365 Compliance, Yammer, Visio, and Outlook. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-38. There are a couple of new events listed in this week’s post. The “Teams Chalk Talk: Get to Teams – Zero to Production” only has an on-demand session available for now. The Office 365 network connectivity team will hold office hours on Wednesday, September 23rd from 8am – 12pm Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is Microsoft Ignite, which runs from Tuesday, September 22nd – Thursday, September 24th. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on how to enable a seamless remote work experience for your users, a summary of the OneDrive roadmap updates for August 2020,

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-38

Twenty-six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, September 13 – 19, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out for this week. Note: The Estimated Release dates listed below are subject to change. The direct link provided for each item can be used to determine if the estimated release date has been updated since the time of publication. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Insider risk management hand-off 68686 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceIntroducing a new remediation action in Communication Compliance that will enable a user to be added to an existing Insider risk management policy for further evaluation. Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy 68687 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceProvide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-37

Welcome to the September 6 – 12, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Lists, Planner, Outlook (Windows, iOS), Forms, and Search. Information for Microsoft Ignite and new dates for existing meeting series have been added. And speaking of Microsoft Ignite, this week’s spotlight event is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Ignite 2020 Pre-Show” on Tuesday, September 15th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the announcement of GitHub integration with Microsoft Teams (Preview), a list of Ignite 2020 sessions for Microsoft Search and Yammer, as well as upcoming changes for “Hybrid Voice” connectivity and Cloud Connector Edition. Noteworthy item highlights include the September 2020 feature updates for Workplace Analytics, details on new discounts on meeting and calling experiences in Microsoft Teams, and another reminder regarding Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-36

Welcome to the August 30 – September 5, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eighteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, OneNote, and Outlook (Android, iOS). Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, and there are some new Teams “Chalk Talks” events listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Upcoming Changes to Office Support” on Wednesday, September 9th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the August 2020 updates for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, as well as general availability of Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams, and information on three ways Microsoft 365 can help reduce help desk costs. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” August 2020 video, a video on “How Microsoft does Zero Trust”, and a reminder about upcoming changes to Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365. OFFICE

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