Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-06

Welcome to the February 8 – 14, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Lists, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Outlook (Windows), Word and Microsoft Information Protection. There are a few additional sessions for existing meeting series, but there were no brand new events added. The spotlight event of the week is the Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements session on Wednesday, February 17th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include two new PowerApps for Microsoft Teams that help you track projects and share news, information on why threat protection is critical to a Zero Trust security strategy, and a look at how partners are fueling growth and innovation on Microsoft Teams. Noteworthy items from last week include the availability of Microsoft To Do widgets on iOS 14, the general availability of the Exchange Online V2 PowerShell module on

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-05

Welcome to the February 1 – 7, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-five additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Outlook (Web, iOS), Word and Microsoft Defender for Office 365. The customer immersion experience sessions for Microsoft 365 and for Teams are back with new dates. Registration for the Microsoft Ignite (digital) experience is now open – the conference is scheduled for March 2 – 4, 2021. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) for Microsoft Lists on Thursday, February 11th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include lots of information on Microsoft Viva, details on an upcoming change to the default setting for Guest access in Microsoft Teams, a look at what rolled out for SharePoint in January 2021, and the announcement of Windows 10 in cloud configuration. Noteworthy item highlights include information on Microsoft Edge Legacy

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-04

Welcome to the January 25 – 31, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Microsoft Information Protection. There are a few new events, with two “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) sessions – Lists on February 11th, and Office Scripts on February 16th. The third event is the “Reimagine the Employee Experience” event with Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro on Thursday, February 4th at 6am Pacific. Note: This is also the spotlight event of the week. It does appear that all of the standard meeting series now have the full February schedules posted. Highlights from last week’s blogs include details on what’s new in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams in January 2021, the centralization of OneDrive settings into the SharePoint admin center, and 5 identity priorities for 2021 to strengthen security for the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-03

Welcome to the January 18 – 24, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were seventeen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft Information Protection. The “Microsoft 365 Defender: Protect, Detect, and Respond to Solorigate using Microsoft 365 Defender” session on Thursday, January 28th at 11am Pacific, is the only brand new event. There were new sessions added for some of the existing meeting series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” training on Tuesday, January 26th from 10am – 2pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include tips for safe online meetings and collaboration with Microsoft Teams, details on automatic email forwarding in Exchange Online, information on how IT leaders are securing identities with Zero Trust, and several deployment acceleration guides for Microsoft 365 Information Protection and Compliance. Noteworthy items

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-02

Welcome to the January 11 – 17, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft Lists, OneDrive, SharePoint, Stream, Excel, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Microsoft Information Protection. There’s one new event, the “Get Your New Year Organized with Microsoft To Do” live session on Tuesday, January 19th at 9:30am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams” training on Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd from 10:00am – 1:45pm Pacific each day. Highlights from last week’s roundup include information on eight new productivity features for frontline workers, managers and IT pros, the announcement of 250GB file size support in Microsoft 365, a look at the new Yammer features rolling out in 2021, and details on how to simply compliance and manage risk with Microsoft Compliance Manager. Noteworthy items from

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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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