Office 365 Planned Service Changes for August 2019

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes per month in 2019, especially those that may require admin action. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. New Feature: Send feedback to Microsoft Teams Action Required By: August 2019 Details: Users will have an option to send feedback to Microsoft via this new feature in Microsoft Teams. This new feature will be available under “Help > Give feedback”. This feature will gradually roll out starting in early August, and will be completed by the end of August. If you prefer that users not have the ability to provide feedback to

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | June 30 – July 6, 2019

Welcome to the June 30 – July 6, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week with a split between Outlook (mobile) and Teams. One update of note is the upcoming shift to the new Outlook on the web experience as the default. There are two new events, both Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) sessions – one for Yammer on July 10th and one for Education on July 16th. The spotlight event for this week is the “Driving Adoption with Microsoft 365 Integrated Services” webinars on July 8th and 9th. The June 2019 look back are the focus of last week’s blog posts, including Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. There are also more details on the new Outlook on the web, and significant improvements to the Office app experience in virtual environments. Noteworthy item highlights include a Microsoft IT Showcase IT Expert Roundtable on Modern Meetings, the new Question and Answer

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for September 2019

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes per month in 2019, especially those that may require admin action. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. We’re removing Visio Web Access from SharePoint Online Action Required By: September 29, 2019 Details: Last September, we announced that we would be removing Visio Web access from SharePoint Online. Since then we have listened to your feedback and are extending the timeline to September 2019 to allow more time for the migration of your existing Visio content to the newer platforms. Beginning September 30, 2019, Visio Web Access (Visio Service) and its

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for October 2019

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes per month in 2019, especially those that may require admin action. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Microsoft StaffHub Retirement Action Required By: October 1, 2019 Details: Effective October 1, 2019, Microsoft StaffHub will be retired. We’re building StaffHub capabilities, including schedule and task management, into Microsoft Teams. The Teams mobile app now includes shift management and a home screen experience. Additional capabilities for firstline workers will roll out to Teams over time. These changes are part of our continued efforts to empower every employee with Microsoft 365. With capabilities

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for December 2019

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes per month in 2019, especially those that may require admin action. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Discontinuation of support for Session Border Controllers in Exchange Online Unified Messaging Action Required By: December 1, 2019 Details: In July 2017, we announced that support for Session Border Controllers (SBC) that connect third party PBX systems to Exchange Online Unified Messaging (UM) would be discontinued as of July 2018. After feedback from customers and partners concerned about this change, we are announcing additional time for customers to prepare. The new date for

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for July 2019

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes per month in 2019, especially those that may require admin action. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Update Log: 2019-07-03: Added Outlook on the web – New experience roll out – effective July 22, 2019 Retirement of 3DES in Office 365 Action Required By: July 9, 2019 Details: Starting July 10, 2019, Office 365 will begin retiring the 3DES cipher. This means that all connections to Office 365 using the cipher 3DES will not work. TLS 1.0/1.1 connections without the 3DES cipher will not be affected. Client software and devices

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | June 23 – 29, 2019

Welcome to the June 23 – 29, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were seventeen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week – Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection comprise the majority of the updates. There are no new events for this week’s post. This week’s spotlight event is “Make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: End User Guidance” with two sessions on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a summary of what’s new in June 2019, information on Teams coming to Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus monthly channel, an update on Kaizala becoming part of Microsoft Teams, and the new Export to Excel feature in Microsoft Planner. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items including the “What’s New in Microsoft 365” video for June 2019, new Microsoft 365 data reporting white papers, new guides and resources for Yammer, and several new videos

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | June 16 – 22, 2019

Welcome to the June 16 – 22, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Sixteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week – nearly half of those for Teams, with SharePoint, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Outlook on the web also included. The only net new event is a 2-part webcast on July 8th & 9th to provide guidance on driving adoption with Microsoft 365 integrated services. The spotlight event for this week is “Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks” with four total sessions – two for Part 1 and two for Part 2. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at calendar updates in Outlook for Windows, an updated Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool, a guide to creating a Live Event in Yammer, guidance on securing Microsoft Teams, and enhancements to PowerPoint AI and Designer. Noteworthy item highlights include the release of Microsoft To-Do for Mac, new updates to Adobe Document Cloud integration with SharePoint and OneDrive,

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