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 | 2020-07

Welcome to the February 9 – 15, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Fifteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Office 365 Admin, Outlook (web), Teams, and SharePoint. The Azure Active Directory webinars will make their long-awaited return next month (March 2020) with sessions on Thursday, March 5th and Thursday, March 12th, and more to follow. There are also several new sessions for existing events. The spotlight event of the week is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” with a session on Tuesday, February 18th at 12pm Pacific, and a session on Wednesday, February 19th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on recent enhancements to Microsoft Secure Score, an important update to Microsoft Search in Bing through Office 365 ProPlus, the new organization switcher feature in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and the launch of the new Yammer. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-06

Welcome to the February 2 – 8, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fourteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Microsoft 365 Admin, Outlook (Android, iOS and web), and SharePoint. Quite a few new events have been added, including a “Teams Live Events End-to-End” webcast at 9am Pacific on Thursday, February 27th, and a Microsoft IT Showcase IT Expert Roundtable “Modern meetings with Teams and Teams Rooms” on Wednesday, March 11th at 10am Pacific. The customer immersion experience sessions have also returned with several events for March 2020. This week’s spotlight event is also new – “Modernizing our SharePoint experiences, which is a Microsoft IT Expert Roundtable at 10am Pacific on Thursday, February 13th. Blog posts from last week include the details on upcoming changes to Office.com and the Office 365 app launcher, an updated settings experience in the Microsoft 365 admin center, a look at what was released

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-05

Welcome to the January 26 – February 1, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nine features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Office 365, Outlook on the web, and Project Online. There is one new event for this week – the rescheduled “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Monday, February 3rd at 9am Pacific. This is also the spotlight event of the week. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the “What’s new in January 2020” for Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint, as well as the new Priority chart in Planner. There are also posts with information on recent updates to the Microsoft 365 compliance center and Microsoft Compliance Score. Noteworthy items from last week include the January 2020 video update for Microsoft 365, the latest Microsoft Mechanics video on Microsoft Teams controls for Security and Compliance, and how an operations team within Microsoft used the Power Platform to drive employee

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-04

Welcome to the January 19 – 25, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nine additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Office 365 ProPlus, Outlook (Web & Windows), Exchange, Teams, and Search. There is one new event for this week, along with numerous additional sessions for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. There is lots of content in the Blog Roundup, including more reasons to love apps in Teams, eDiscovery and Native Mode for Yammer, and recommendations on how customers can prepare for a heightened threat environment. There are also very important posts regarding an upcoming change in Office 365 ProPlus, and a change in how cookies are handled in Chrome version 80 or later that could impact applications and services that are based on open standards, such as Microsoft cloud services. Wrapping up the post are

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes: January 2020 Updates

A post outlining the recent updates to the Office 365 Planned Service Changes series: Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2020 | Updated: January 20, 2020 Added Kaizala Administration Roles – action required by February 1, 2020 Added Changes to Quarantine Permissions – effective February 10, 2020 Added Configuration Change for Microsoft Teams Cloud Recordings in Microsoft Stream – effective February 15, 2020 Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2021 No updates for January 2020 The goal of these posts is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 Service Changes for the respective year, especially those that may require admin action, into a single source. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Note: If there are discrepancies between the information included in the blog posts and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, these other sources are authoritative.

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-03

Welcome to the January 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, SharePoint, Search and Yammer. Two new events have been added – a Teams Adoption webcast on Monday, January 27th at 9am Pacific, and a “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. Additional sessions for existing event series have also been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft 365” customer immersion experience on Tuesday, January 21st at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on 10 ways shift workers (but really everyone) can use Teams, the January 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, information on Office 365 ProPlus as it relates to the recent end of support of Windows 7, and recent improvements to the way Microsoft detects inconsistencies and data loss during migrations to Exchange Online. Noteworthy

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Quick Tip: Office 365 ProPlus Support on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/2012

Today, January 14, 2020, is an important date regarding the support of Office 365 ProPlus on the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012/2012 R2. Below is a list of resources with detailed information on the various scenarios, along with some pertinent notes: *** Office system requirements matrix *** Windows 7 end of support and Office 365 ProPlus Updates to Office 365 system requirements Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support Windows 7 support ends today, and Windows 10 is better than ever Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation Notes: Even though Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January 2020, we’ve decided to continue to provide security updates for Office 365 ProPlus for the next 3 years, until January 2023. We’re doing this to give you additional time to make the transition from running Office 365 ProPlus on devices running Windows 7 to a supported operating system, such

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-02

Welcome to the January 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five features added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Forms, and Outlook on iOS and Android. There are some new sessions for existing event series, but no brand new events this week. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft IT Showcase: IT expert roundtable – Modernizing out SharePoint experiences” webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include details on how to protect information and stay compliant in Microsoft Teams, information on 8 new features to empower Firstline Workers, recommendations on how to streamline the deployment and management of Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus, and the availability of security baseline recommendations in the Office Cloud Policy Service. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as information on base OS upgrade supportability for Lync and Skype for Business Server, availability of Office

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-01

Happy New Year, and welcome to the December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Right before the holidays, four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Outlook on iOS and the Office 365 Admin Center. The new year is kicking off with several events, including lots of Teams-focused sessions. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Identity, Apps, Data and Devices” customer immersion experience session on Thursday, January 9th at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the December 2019 update on the SharePoint roadmap, the latest updates for To Do on iOS, and bringing clarity to “Zero Trust”. Noteworthy item highlights include a video on the future of applications in Teams, details on the latest updates to the SharePoint admin center, and information for Azure Active Directory on-demand training webinars. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items added to the Office 365

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 15 – 21, 2019

Season’s Greetings and welcome to the December 15 – 21, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, Yammer, and Kaizala. New January 2020 sessions have been added for most existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: End User Guidance” session on Thursday, December 26th at 12pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a summary of what’s new in Microsoft Teams for December 2019, updated guidance for organizing Teams channels, details on the retirement of Office 365 Video and migration timelines to Microsoft Stream, and the December 2019 feature updates for Workplace Analytics. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video for December 2019, the latest updates to the Microsoft 365 admin center, guidance on troubleshooting the Office Client Policy

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