Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-13

Welcome to the March 22 – 28, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest.

Nineteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Office 365 Admin, OneDrive, Outlook (Android / iOS), Search, SharePoint, Teams and Forms.

More and more Teams events have been added, most for existing series but there are a few new Teams in EDU sessions. Note: If you’re unable to find a suitable day/time, some of the Teams sessions now have a link to an on-demand session. The spotlight event of the week is “Responding to rapidly changing environments: Unleashing Microsoft Teams” at 7am Pacific on Wednesday, April 1st.

Remote work due to COVID-19 remains a major theme for last week’s blogs, including a few security-focused posts, and deploying / updating Office ProPlus for remote workers. In addition, there are posts about some temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and the general availability of Live Events in Yammer.

Noteworthy item highlights include details on the latest Workplace Analytics features, a recap of the Power Platform Online Conference, as well as updates for the SharePoint mobile app and Outlook for Mac.


OFFICE 365 ROADMAP

Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last 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.

DescriptionFeature IDEstimated ReleaseDetails
Open in Review mode in Word Online27017April CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Office Online – Word
End users can now choose to share Word documents with the new Open in Review mode option. When enabled, recipients can only open the Word file in the Word web app with the “Reviewing” mode enabled. While in Reviewing mode, users can suggest changes (using the track changes feature) and make comments but they may not make untracked changes.
Outlook for iOS: Natural language Search56821April CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – iOS
Outlook will support Microsoft Search that recognizes search queries using language you use every day to filter and narrow search results through either typing or speaking via a new microphone option in the Search bar.
Outlook for Android: Natural language Search56822April CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – Android
Outlook will support Microsoft Search that recognizes search queries using language you use every day to filter and narrow search results through either typing or speaking via a new microphone option in the Search bar.
Microsoft Compliance Score and Microsoft Compliance Manager changes in public preview62656April CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Office 365
We want you to be aware of changes coming as part of the next public preview release of Compliance Score and Compliance Manager. We will gradually roll these changes out in late March 2020, and the roll-out will be completed by early April 2020. Please review Microsoft Compliance Score (Preview) Updates for details.
Allow users to override locked file to delete62665April CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: OneDrive
Users are unable to delete a document because if they had it opened in another tab on a different computer, or because someone else had it open and forgot about it, effectively locking the document. This feature allows you to override that lock and delete a WXP file when someone (or yourself) has it open, whether intentionally or not.
Exchange monitoring preview62555Q2 CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Exchange, Office 365 Admin
Exchange monitoring focuses on monitoring data from your user’s location to Office 365 cloud service. Incidents and Advisories that impact your end to end experience are surfaced here. You can look at near real time signals per scenario to infer the impact. Exchange monitoring experience will be integrated inside service health in M365 Admin center and you will have one single place to consume the goodness of current service health combined with richer monitoring experience.
Outlook for iOS: Suggested people and actionable search results53714Q3 CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – iOS
Searching for something specific about a contact will provide an actionable result such as “John’s phone number”. Search for a specific contact will use Microsoft Search services to provide relevant results rather than keywords from information from your email and calendar.
Outlook for Android: Suggested people and actionable search results53122Q3 CY2020Added: 23 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – Android
Searching for something specific about a contact will provide an actionable result such as “John’s phone number”. Search for a specific contact will use Microsoft Search services to provide relevant results rather than keywords from information from your email and calendar.
Shy header for modern SharePoint sites and hub sites62754April CY2020Added: 25 March 2020
Status: Rolling out
App / Service: SharePoint
Modern SharePoint site and hub site header states will collapse upon scroll. You will see the header get smaller when you begin to scroll down through the site to maximize the reading space on the page, giving viewers easier access to content.
Outlook for iOS: Meeting Insights on the Search page61149April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – iOS
A new carousel on the Search home page will include quick access to with files and conversation threads that are relevant to the meetings on your calendar for the coming week (Meeting Insights)
SharePoint lists – rename “Flow” to “Automate”62855April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: SharePoint
As announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft Flow is being renamed to “Microsoft Power Automate” to better align with the Microsoft Power Platform. You will start to see Microsoft Flow be replaced by Microsoft Power Automate throughout the service. These changes will start to become visible in Microsoft documentation, Admin center, etc. in the near future. And for OneDrive and SharePoint, you’ll see this primarily in lists and libraries – listed as “Automate” in the top command bar.
SharePoint lists & libraries – Automate flows can run on individual items62856April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: SharePoint
This SharePoint list and library update allow people to build Microsoft Power Automate flows that can run on individual items contained within a document library or list.
New Feature: Microsoft Forms: Specific User Sharing for Collaboration62858April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Forms
Microsoft Forms: Specific User Sharing for Collaboration is a new Office 365 feature that allows Form Owners to collaborate with specific users or security groups. This allows for the creation of specified Co-authors that can help design the form and view/analyze response data and allows a Form Owner to keep the collaboration locked down much further than using the existing collaboration styles. We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Worldwide O365 customers in Late April 2020. The roll-out will be completed by Early May 2020.
Update to sharing links for “people with existing access”62859April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: OneDrive
We are updating the “people with existing access” links that users can obtain when sharing to redirect recipients to the OneDrive file previewers instead of directly downloading the file. This has been the existing behavior for Office file types and we are now extending support to all other file types.
Microsoft Teams – background effects in Teams meetings62890April CY2020Added: 26 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Teams
We are building upon the heavily popular background blur feature in Teams meetings with background effects. This new feature in Teams allow meetings attendees to customize their background from a list of pre-selected images.
Microsoft Teams – Include up to 10,000 users in an individual team62549April CY2020Added: 27 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Teams
We are raising the upper limit on individual team membership from 5,000 to 10,000 users. We are excited for this increase in team membership to power collaboration and process scenarios especially for large teams and organizations that rely on firstline workers.
Outlook for Android: Actionable calendar event search answers60856Q3 CY2020Added: 27 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – Android
Searching for specific calendar results through keywords will provide answers with quick action options such as RSVP or join and online meeting.
Outlook for iOS: Actionable calendar event search answers55044Q3 CY2020Added: 27 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Outlook – iOS
Searching for specific calendar results through keywords will provide answers with quick action options such as RSVP or join and online meeting.
Microsoft Search in Windows 1062559Q4 CY2020Added: 27 March 2020
Status: In development
App / Service: Search
We’re bringing Microsoft Search to the Windows 10 search box. Microsoft Search is an enterprise search experience that increases productivity and saves time by delivering more relevant search results for your organization.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Working from home offers the opportunity to maintain your workflow while allowing flexibility in how and where you get your work done. Shifting to a remote worker status can be an adjustment as you look for ways to balance home and work life, maintain focus and be fully productive. Microsoft Teams can help you stay connected to your team while providing access to all of the tools and resources you need to get your work done. Join us to learn tips that can help set you up for success as you transition into a ‘work from home’ scenario. During this session, we’ll share: (1) Guidance for setting up your home environment for work, (2) Best practices for maintaining your workflow while working at home, (3) Tips for staying connected to your team while remote, and (4) Insights for effectively supporting a remote team.

Whether you are switching from Skype for Business or brand new, join us to learn the basics of how to use Teams to chat with your colleagues and collaborate on projects. Through a series of live demonstrations and best practices, you’ll leave this session with everything you need to start using Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Set up your profile and notifications in Microsoft Teams, (2) Use chat and calling for 1:1 and group conversations, sharing and collaboration in Microsoft Teams, (3) Schedule and conduct meetings in Microsoft Teams, and (4) Align your team and teamwork in Microsoft Teams.

Many organizations are empowering their entire workforce with best-in-class tools that enable them to deliver superior customer experience and optimize operational productivity. In this session, we’ll explore how Teams can help you unlock the full potential of your Firstline Workforce and connect your entire organization. Featuring examples from manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and transportation industries, we’ll discuss how Microsoft Teams provides a single experience for productive conversations, smooth flow of information, simplified schedule management in a compliant and secure environment. Join us to learn how to expand your enterprise in ways you never thought possible by integrating technology into every aspect of your business.

Discover everything you need to facilitate a successful upgrade to Teams. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Understand why a formal plan is crucial for upgrade success, (2) Identify the steps to the upgrade success framework, (3) Recognize common attributes of successful customers, and (4) Create and implement their own upgrade plan. The audience for this session is All (Business Sponsors, IT Admins, User Readiness/Change Manager, Project Lead).

Determine the most suitable approach based on your current Skype for Business implementation and upgrade goals. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Understand common scenarios and upgrade approaches, (2) Visualize the user experience for each approach, and (3) Determine the optimal upgrade approach for your organization.  IT Admins are the primary audience for this session.

This session introduces you to the key activities needed to get started with adding applications, bots and connectors in Microsoft Teams today. Through a series of live demonstrations and best practices, you’ll leave this session with everything you need to start using apps in Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) See how applications, bots and connectors can help you be more efficient while working in Teams, (2) Select an application, bot or connector for your workspace, (3) Install an application, bot or connector, and (4) Use an application, bot or connector in your workspace.

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips & Tricks sessions offer insights and best practices. Learn how Teams can help organize your workday and make it easier to stay connected with colleagues. In Part 2 – Get More from Teams, you will learn tips and tricks for managing and organizing work and communications in Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Implement strategies to manage and organize your work, (2) Leverage formatting best practices to help get your messages noticed (and responded to), (3) Easily find files, chats and projects, and (4) Simplify your workday.

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:00am PT | Over the past couple weeks, we’ve had many organizations around the globe ask us how to better leverage their existing technology investments in order to respond to rapidly evolving workplace environments. We’ve received a great deal of interest in not only solving the challenge for now, but also simultaneously planning for a more optimal response in the future. With that, we’d love to spend sixty minutes with you to show you some Microsoft Teams apps and real examples of how your peers around the world are leveraging them to rapidly deal with this crisis, including: (1) Keeping everyone informed through targeted and organization-wide communication in Teams, (2) Reducing internal support costs by allowing users to self-serve for basic needs & questions, and (3) Adopting Microsoft Teams so their workforce can more effectively work outside the office.

Execute your defined upgrade approach as part of your formal upgrade plan. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Recognize the upgrade settings in your O365 tenant admin portal, (2) Understand technical tips and considerations for a successful upgrade, and (3) Apply the appropriate settings in the Portal to execute your upgrade. The primary audience for this session is IT Admins.

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips & Tricks sessions offer insights and best practices. Learn how Teams can help organize your workday and make it easier to stay connected with colleagues. In Part 1 – Effective Workspaces, you will explore ways to determine the best approach for creating workspaces for projects and workgroups. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Decide if your team is best served by a team and channels or a group chat and meetings, (2) Create a workspace for your team to provide the best collaboration experience, (3) Use a personal team to simplify your productivity, and (4) Determine best practices for Teams.

Have you spent significant time and resources to prepare for a meeting and still felt it wasn’t productive? Have you attended a meeting only to leave feeling like not much was accomplished? Join this class to learn how to make your meetings engaging, productive and effective. Microsoft Teams can help make your meetings worth showing up for. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Use Teams for your entire meeting experience, (2) Record your meeting, making it easy for those who couldn’t attend to get caught up, (3) Keep important meetings at your fingertips by pinning them for easy access, and (4) Assess which audio and video devices are best for your meeting needs.

Please join us for the Azure AD Webinar Series. Our engineering team is hosting these (free) sessions on deploying and configuring Azure Active Directory.  In this webinar, we will introduce tools to govern the lifecycle of your user and guest identities in your Azure AD and Office 365 deployment.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00am PT | Join us for an in-depth look at the latest innovations across Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform with James Phillips, President of the Business Applications Group, and other Microsoft leaders. In this free online event, you’ll learn how to put these new features, capabilities, and applications to work to help drive your business’s digital transformation, get answers to common customer questions, and see how they’ll help you: (1) Optimize your operations to save time and costs, (2) Uncover actionable insights for fast and informed decisions, (3) Proactively engage your customers across all channels, (4) Accelerate business transformation with leading AI capabilities, and (5) Solve business challenges by easily creating custom experiences on a secure and scalable platform.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00am PT | Microsoft Teams allows up-to 250 students and educators to meet online for free. There are many reasons why schools may need to leverage remote communication tools to function. Whatever they may be, Microsoft Teams for Education makes connecting virtually seamless for members of any school, college or university. This webinar is designed to help first time users of Microsoft Teams get started hosting online meetings with their students. This webinar is for educators who need to create an persistent online space for their class: (a) Classrooms, (b) Lectures & courses, and (c) Module course groups. Note: You can also find this session, and more, on-demand here.

Design a user readiness strategy to help your users love and adopt Teams. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Recognize factors that influence user acceptance and adoption, (2) Define core value messaging for Teams in your organization, and (3) Outline your awareness, training and support activities. The audience for this session is: User Readiness/Change Manager.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00am PT | Bring conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place with Microsoft Teams. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues — all from a single Office 365 Education experience. Learn how IT can enable these capabilities for users while maintaining the necessary configurations to align with required organizational business and security requirements. Join us for this webinar to learn: (1) Administration capabilities to enable and govern Microsoft Teams, (2) Allow for frictionless user Teams creation while enforcing business rules and addressing IT concerns, (3) Understand the Teams lifecycle and recommended practices for long term management of the environment, and (4) Security and compliance capabilities for Teams integrated in the Office 365 tools you are already using today. Note: You can also find this session, and more, on-demand here.

Please join us for the Azure AD Webinar Series. Our engineering team is hosting these (free) sessions on deploying and configuring Azure Active Directory.  In this webinar, you will learn how to interpret Azure AD logs, integrate with your SIEM tools, and gather insights about your Azure AD service.

Identity is at the center of security: don’t compromise when it comes to your company’s valuable information. Join us to explore how to use secure authentication, govern access, get comprehensive protection and set the right identity foundation. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Enable password protection, (2) Bring multi-factor authentication to your Windows 10 users, (3) Protect your users and data through Office 365 multi-factor authentication, and (4) Use conditional access to protect across devices, locations and apps. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

How do you bring various stakeholders together across multiple teams to achieve your goal? Do you wish you could reduce the number of meetings or e-mails while still being able to solicit feedback, keep everyone informed, and get consensus? Join us to explore how to bring everything together in a shared workspace with Microsoft Teams. Learn how to chat, meet, share files, and work with other business applications to effectively engage others. This interactive 2-hour session will give you the opportunity to try it for yourself and test drive Microsoft Teams in a live cloud environment. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios and experience how they can work for you. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

Please join us for the Azure AD Webinar Series. Our engineering team is hosting these (free) sessions on deploying and configuring Azure Active Directory.  In this webinar, you will learn how to assess and implement a modern approach to secure your organization identities with Azure AD.

Your business needs to control how sensitive data is managed. Join us and explore how to assess your compliance risk, protect sensitive and business critical data, and respond efficiently to data discovery requests. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Simplify assessment of compliance risk, (2) Integrate protection and governance of data, and (3) Intelligently respond to data discovery requests. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:00am PT | You are invited to a free webinar tailored for education. Learn how universities and schools are using Microsoft Teams for course delivery with students and staff collaboration. Hosted by the Microsoft Product Group, this webinar covers an introduction and best practices for academics using Microsoft Teams. Agenda: (1) Overview of Microsoft Teams for Education, (2) Best Practices for communication and collaboration, and (3) Using Class Teams with your students for assignments, online learning and digital skills. Note: You can also find this session, and more, on-demand here.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00am PT | We are very excited to announce a Microsoft 365 ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ (AMA). An AMA is a live online event similar to a “YamJam” on Yammer or an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. This AMA gives you the opportunity to connect with members of the product engineering teams who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback. Join in the Microsoft 365 AMA space, and be sure to add the event to your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

Are you still sending an e-mail with an attachment to your teammates when you want to collaborate on a file? How fast do they respond? How do you know if they are working on the file? How do you manage version control? With Microsoft 365 tools for teamwork, you can seamlessly collaborate on files with your team members. Using Microsoft Teams, you can invite your teammates into an environment where they can effectively collaborate and engage in a persistent conversation. Join us for this session and explore how to avoid productivity sinkholes and increase productivity. This interactive 2-hour session will give you the opportunity to test drive Microsoft Teams in a live cloud environment. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios and experience how they can work for you. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

Data needs to be protected wherever it’s stored and whenever it travels, and you need the tools to monitor policy violations and risky behavior. Join us to explore how to implement a comprehensive and integrated approach across devices, apps, cloud services, and on-premises. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Identify, monitor and automatically protect sensitive information across Office 365, (2) Help classify and protect documents and email, and (3) Use policies to enable BYOD scenarios by protecting data at the app level. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00am PT | At Microsoft, modern meetings give employees the right tools to share ideas and make decisions across locations, environments, and devices. In this webinar you will learn about our modern meeting strategy and how Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) deploys, manages, monitors, and supports services for the collaboration application Microsoft Teams and the smart meeting-room solution Microsoft Teams Rooms.

Today’s workforce can work from anywhere, on any device, and on any app. Security teams need to understand threat signals from disconnected products and optimize security with minimal complexity. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Safeguard users from malware attacks such as phishing and spoofing with Office 365, (2) Use the Windows Defender ecosystem to proactively monitor and protect your users, (3) Utilize Office 365 ATP to help protect users from bad links and attachments, and (4) Let machine learning and automation protect users from threats. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.


BLOG ROUNDUP

In the cybersecurity community there is a saying “Cyber can impact physical and physical can impact Cyber”. We normally think of this in terms of warfare, such as what happened with the Ukrainian power grid a few years back. But as the COVID-19 crisis continues and drives more organizations to enable remote work scenarios, cybersecurity professionals need to be tightly integrated into our organization’s contingency planning to ensure we continue to protect the business. What we don’t want to have happen is a data breach or other security incident to occur during or immediately following the crisis. This post has some helpful tips…

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This blog post will address the enterprise IT admin’s challenge on how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to remote workers without saturating the company’s VPN connections. It will show you how to implement a tactical approach which allows an IT admin to stay in control and quickly relief the pain of VPN congestion by offloading content distribution to the Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). Maybe you are in the process of moving off legacy versions of Office and want to keep the pace with e.g. the Office 2010 end-of-support approaching fast. There are multiple strategic solutions available (e.g. Intune and Windows Autopilot), but for now we focus on a quick fix. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series – Configuring Office 365 ProPlus updates for remote workers using VPN, and Excluding and re-including applications within the Office 365 ProPlus Suite.

With the bulk of end users now working remotely, legacy network architectures that route all remote traffic through a central corporate network are suddenly under enormous strain. The result can be poorer performance, productivity, and user experience. Many organizations are now rethinking their network infrastructure design to address these issues, especially for applications like Microsoft Teams and Office 365. At Microsoft, for example, we adopted split tunneling as part of our VPN strategy. Our customers have asked us for guidance on how to manage security in this changing environment. An architecture that routes all remote traffic back to the corporate network was originally intended to provide the security team with the following: (1) Prevention of unauthorized access, (2) Control of authorized user access, (3) Network protections such as Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDS/IPS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation, and (4) Data loss prevention (DLP). In this post, we’ll address alternative ways of achieving modern security controls, so security teams can manage risk in a more direct-to-internet network architecture. | Related: Microsoft IT Showcase: Running on VPN – How Microsoft is keeping its remote workforce connected

On March 24th we shared in an announcement in the M365 message center (MC207439) details around temporary adjustments we are making to select capabilities in SharePoint Online and OneDrive. During these unprecedented times, we are taking steps to ensure that SharePoint Online and OneDrive services remain available and reliable for your users who depend on the service more than ever in remote work scenarios. Many SharePoint Online and OneDrive customers run business-critical applications against the service that run in the background. These include content migration, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and backup solutions. In support of the objective to remain highly available, we are moving some operations to regional evening and weekend hours. Migration, DLP and backup solutions may achieve limited throughput during regional weekday daytime hours. During evening and weekend hours for the region, the service will be ready to process a significantly higher volume of requests from background apps. Also, various background processes to manage new media (images, videos) may now be processed during evening and weekend hour.

We are thrilled to announce that Live Events in Yammer are now generally available – bringing intelligent event capabilities that we announced in July 2019 to Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and Stream. Live events empower Yammer group admins to host live video events alongside rich conversation capabilities to everyone across the organization, on any device, to effectively communicate news and updates and drive employee engagement. Live events bring value to communities of any kind, by connecting people around important topics or moments, and fostering two-way discussion and engagement to help communities take important steps toward their goals. The events can be hosted live or on-demand and can be as simple or complex as necessary – allowing up to 10,000 attendees to join and participate whether they are in Steam, Microsoft Teams, or Yammer and leveraging powerful artificial intelligence (AI) features—such as automatic transcription—to unlock the content of the event recording. | Related: Producing live events in Yammer just got easier


NOTEWORTHY

The Workplace Analytics team is excited to announce our feature updates for March 2020. This month’s update covers our latest features: (1) New Workplace Analytics insights experience, and (2) Improved data mapping to handle case mismatches. The new Workplace Analytics Home page answers the crucial question of how work gets done by providing quick but savvy insights to business leaders, analysts, and program managers.

The Power Platform Online Conference was a crazy success – 9 Hours, 18 Sessions, 25k Live Attendees, and 48k Views in 48 hours. So many new skills acquired, so many new people inspired, this event was truly amazing because it was for the community, by the community and supported by Microsoft. All of the content is available on-demand! This post also has a link to the recording for each individual session.

More of your employees are working remotely and depending on their mobile device for important company information. The current world climate and the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus have only amplified this need. For many organizations their intranet is the hub for knowledge and information, and the SharePoint mobile app is the best way for employees to access this from any mobile device. A request we have heard from you is to allow the SharePoint mobile app to be more customizable and enable you brand it with your company’s guidelines easily. We are happy to announce that the SharePoint mobile app will now allow admins to customize their tenant theme in the Microsoft 365 admin center. The SharePoint mobile app will allow users to view their tenant theme on the app if admins have configured in on the Microsoft 365 admin center. This ability is available today for both iOS and Android devices.

It’s been a few months since we launched the new Outlook for Mac in Insider Fast, since then we have already introduced many top-requested features. We have been working hard to build experiences that are seamless, intuitive, and designed to address important workflows – which is why we have been listening closely to your feedback every step of the way. We appreciate all the feedback you have shared with us, and it is something we pay close attention to as we add more things to Outlook for Mac. The latest features are summarized by the following four categories: (1) Ability to tailor your message list in a way that is best for you, (2) Intuitive features that make going through your email a breeze, (3) More control over your calendar events and personal time, and (4) Optimizing the user experience. As a reminder, the new Outlook for Mac is only available for Office 365, Outlook.com, and Google accounts using mac OS 10.14 Mojave and above.

Small & Medium Businesses (SMBs) are increasingly vulnerable to sophisticated cyber threats like targeted phishing or ransomware. Especially during these challenging times, when SMBs are looking to secure their environments as their employees are trying to work remotely from homes. Compounding matters for SMBs are the lack of resources and enterprise grade tools to combat these sophisticated attacks. That’s where Microsoft 365 Business steps in. Microsoft 365 Business is a comprehensive suite of enterprise grade security tools curated specifically for SMBs with less than 300 employees. It provides a layered approach to security that spans Identity, Email and Device security. | Related: Protecting SMB data with Microsoft 365 Business

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