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 Planned Service Changes – January 2021 Updates

The Office 365 Weekly Wiki has been updated with the latest Office 365 Planned Service Changes as of January 13, 2021. Please be sure to review the Update Log for details. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. If there are discrepancies between the information posted on the wiki and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, then the other (official Microsoft) sources are authoritative. If you have any feedback about the new approach, site, or questions about Office 365 Weekly, please reach out via email – contact [at] office365weekly.blog.

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-01

Welcome to the January 4 – 10, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fourteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook (Android, iOS), Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Microsoft Information Protection. Additional events for existing meeting series have been posted, and there are also new dates for the various customer immersion experience sessions. This week’s spotlight event is the “Go Deeper with Microsoft Teams: Leverage pro tips and tricks” session on Tuesday, January 12th at 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at what’s new for Teams and OneDrive in December 2020, the new email-based one-time passcode feature for collaboration in Azure Active Directory, and the latest Zero Trust networking articles from Microsoft IT Showcase. Noteworthy item highlights include a video demo of the updated FastTrack migration experience, the December 2020 updates for Project on the web, the general availability of attack simulation training in

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Quick Tip: Microsoft 365 Change Guide

A quick tip hasn’t been posted in quite some time….actually, since around this time last year (2020). However, the Microsoft 365 Change Guide whitepaper is such an excellent, comprehensive resource that a “quick tip” post is justified. The Microsoft 365 Change Guide was initially published on January 6, 2021. Summary: The Microsoft 365 cloud environment is a hyperscale suite of service offerings in which change is an undeniable constant. New features increase productivity and delight end users, but release of these changes must be balanced with security and compliance considerations. This whitepaper guides the audience through the Microsoft change model outlining controls, information sources, and recommendations for optimizing change strategy. Note: The information in the Microsoft 365 Change Guide applies to the Microsoft 365 multitenant environment. Sections: Continuous change in the cloud Controlling change: challenges and strategy Change types and control methods Microsoft change plans, policies, and procedures Sources of information and feedback channels Microsoft’s goal is to provide your

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-53

Happy New Year, and welcome to the December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Sixteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive (Android), Microsoft 365 Admin Center, Excel, and To Do. There are lots of events for January 2021, with the full slate of dates available for most of the series. There is a new Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day offering available – “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams”, which is scheduled for January 21st and 22nd. The spotlight event of the week is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Securing Your Organization” session on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 10am – 2pm Pacific. As expected, content was light over the holidays. The December 2020 SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop post was published, as well as information on a new set of documents to help automate business processes with Power Automate, along with a couple of posts focused

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-51

Season’s Greetings and welcome to the December 14 – 20, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were thirty-one additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook (web), Microsoft 365 Compliance, Forms, Excel, and Microsoft Information Protection. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-51. A few pre and post holiday sessions have been added for a few of the Teams related event series. One brand new event has also been added have been added, the “Getting Started with Windows Virtual Desktop” customer immersion experience. This week’s spotlight event is the “Integrate apps to do more in Microsoft Teams” webinar on Monday, December 21st at 2pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the general availability of breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams, information on the launch of the Microsoft Teams preview experience, details on new ways to

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-51

Thirty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, December 14 – 20, 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 Outlook for Windows: Send email from your proxy email address (alias) 64123 March CY2021 Added: 15 December 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Outlook – WindowsSend email from a proxy email address or account alias rather than your primary email address. The alias email address will be preserved in the FROM and REPLY TO for the recipients. Excel: Change Regional Format settings in Excel for the web 66956 December CY2020 Added: 15 December 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Excel – WebRegional format

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-50

Welcome to the December 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, Yammer, Outlook (Android, web), and Microsoft Information Protection. Several new events have been added, as the January 2021 dates for the customer immersion experience sessions are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the “Learn Together: Developing Apps for Microsoft Teams” training on Wednesday, December 16th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the general availability of breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams, information on the launch of the Microsoft Teams preview experience, details on new ways to celebrate holiday festivities with Microsoft Teams, and an update on the name changes for the Planner app in Teams. Noteworthy item highlights include details on changing to search in SharePoint Online, a recap of what’s new in Teams phones for December 2020, information on

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes – December 2020 Updates

The Office 365 Weekly Wiki has been updated with the latest Office 365 Planned Service Changes as of December 9, 2020. Please be sure to review the Update Log for details. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. If there are discrepancies between the information posted on the wiki and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, then the other (official Microsoft) sources are authoritative. If you have any feedback about the new approach, site, or questions about Office 365 Weekly, please reach out via email – contact [at] office365weekly.blog.

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-49

Welcome to the November 30 – December 6, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eighteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, Forms, Outlook (Windows, iOS), Microsoft 365 admin, Microsoft 365 Compliance, Azure Information Protection, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection. One new event has been added – “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Building Microsoft Teams Integrations and Workflows” with Part 1 on Thursday, December 17th and Part 2 on Friday, December 18th. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” session on Wednesday, December 9th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include what’s new in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint for November 2020, the general availability of the “Add to OneDrive” feature, and the introduction of the SharePoint Success Site, which helps drive adoption and users get the most out of SharePoint. Noteworthy items from last week include

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-48

Welcome to the November 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft 365 Compliance, To Do, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection. There are no new events for this week, and it seems that all of the December sessions for existing event series have now been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders” customer immersion experience sessions on Thursday, December 3rd at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include Gartner’s recognition of Teams as a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service and Meetings Solutions Magic Quadrant, new features for Azure Active Directory B2C user flows, and information on how to customize and configure shared devices for Firstline Workers at scale. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support Internet

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