Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-17

Welcome to the April 19 – 25, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Android, iOS and web), Microsoft 365 admin, and Yammer. Custom images for background effects in Teams meetings was the major feature announcement, with an estimated release in May 2020. Lots and lots of sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added. There are also several brand new events, including two AMA sessions – the first is “Upcoming Changes to Office Support” at 9am Pacific on May 5th, and the second “Meetings and Live Events in Microsoft Teams” on May 7th at 9am Pacific. A brand new event, “Keeping Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus up to date at Microsoft” is also included. The spotlight event of the week is Part 3 of the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365” webinar series, which happens on Wednesday, April 29th at 9am

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-16

Welcome to the April 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fifteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Android and web), and Yammer. The major feature announcement was an increase in the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Teams meeting stage from 4 to 9, which is targeted for release in May 2020. Additional sessions for existing Teams-related event series are now listed. A brand new event, “Keeping Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus up to date at Microsoft” is also included. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft 365 AMA (Ask Microsoft Anything) session on Tuesday, April 21st at 9am Pacific. In addition to the steady stream of content focused on remote work due to COVID-19, there’s also a look at a couple of new Teams features, using the Office Cloud Policy Service to secure remote workers, and some changes to Multi-Geo

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-15

Welcome to the April 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Exchange Online, Office 365 Admin, Planner, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook (web), Project and Yammer. Even more sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added. The spotlight event of the week is Part 1 of “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365” at 9am Pacific on Wednesday, April 15th. In addition to the continued stream of content focused on remote work due to COVID-19, there’s also a look at Microsoft’s commitment to privacy and security in Teams, the OneDrive roadmap roundup for March 2020, and information on the merging of Yammer profiles with Office profiles. Noteworthy item highlights from last week include the top five things Office 365 admins should know about FindTime, general availability of SharePoint Server 2010 support in the SharePoint Migration Tools, and details on several security-related features

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-14

Welcome to the March 29 – April 4, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook (iOS and web), and Yammer. Lots of sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added. There are two new Planner-focused events, including an AMA on Wednesday, April 15th at 9am Pacific. This week’s spotlight event is “Getting started with Azure AD Reporting & Insights” at 7am and 11am Pacific on Thursday, April 9th. In addition to the steady stream of content focused on remote work due to COVID-19, there’s also a look at what’s new to Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online in March 2020, info and updated resources for transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, and an update on the plan for Basic Authentication in Exchange Online. Noteworthy items from last week include details on the Power Apps 2020 Wave 1 updates, the new

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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

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-12

Welcome to the March 15 – 21, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including OneDrive, Outlook, Search, SharePoint, and Teams. Several Teams-focused event series have added even more sessions based on the current shift to remote work. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft Health Care and Life Sciences Team’s “What Do You Need Wednesday?” Modern Workplace AMA session on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the latest content on remote work, online meetings, and what’s new in Microsoft Teams on its third anniversary. Noteworthy items include a Microsoft Mechanics video on Information Governance and Mitigation of Compliance Risks in Microsoft 365, a significant update to the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard, a preview for the Microsoft Call Quality Power BI Connector, and a revised end of service date for Windows 10, version 1709. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-11

Welcome to the March 8 – 14, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eight features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Teams, SharePoint, Office 365 Admin, and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). There are lots of new sessions for existing event series, and there are also new customer immersion experience sessions available. A new “Microsoft Teams: Master working from home” webinar series kicks off on Tuesday, March 17th and (currently) runs through the end of March 2020. There is also a new “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)” for Microsoft Teams Government on Thursday, March 19th at 9:30am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the Power Platform Online Conference that runs from 6am – 3pm Pacific on Friday, March 20th. The Blog Roundup for last week is filled with content on working remotely – with Microsoft Teams, staying secure, using Live Events, coordinating critical communications, and how Teams can be used for remote

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-10

Welcome to the March 1 – 7, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Teams, OneDrive, Outlook (iOS / Android), and Office 365. New events have been added for Teams with a focus on firstline workers and learning to use apps are available, in addition to a “Situational Response Management and Communications with Microsoft 365” webcast. ore Azure AD webinars, as well as new customer immersion experience sessions, have been added. This week’s spotlight event is the “Insider Risk Management & Communications Compliance” webinar on Tuesday, March 10th at 16:00 GMT and at 12:00pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include several focused on COVID-19 response and commitment from Microsoft, recommendations on how to optimize Office 365 for remote workers, and the OneDrive Roadmap Roundup for February 2020. Noteworthy item highlights include videos on the Admin Steps for upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams, and

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-09

Welcome to the February 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Project, Exchange, and Office 365. More Azure AD webinars, as well as new customer immersion experience sessions, have been added. The spotlight event of the week is the “Meet the new Yammer!” webinar on Thursday, March 5th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the February 2020 “What’s New” posts for Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint. There is also updated information on an upcoming change to the Office 365 sign-in page, and an update on Basic Auth and Exchange Online. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on the business benefits and cost savings of deploying Outlook mobile, the February 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, the updated Fluent design for OneDrive on Android, and a Microsoft IT Showcase article on “Reinventing the employee experience at Microsoft”. OFFICE 365

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-08

Welcome to the February 16 – 22, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fourteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including features and updates for Office 365 Admin, Outlook (Android, iOS, Mac), Teams, and SharePoint. In addition to more new sessions for existing event series, there are brand new Security & Compliance webinars on March 5th and March 10th. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft IT Showcase IT Expert Roundtable, “Transforming how employees collaborate on files” on Wednesday, February 26th at 10am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s round up include details on the top 10 things to know about upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams, general availability of the new Office app, and a new assistance program for Microsoft 365 Live Events. There were also several security-focused announcements such as general availability for Insider Risk Management and Communication Compliance. Noteworthy item highlights include new German datacenter regions, updates for Planner, general

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