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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-50

Welcome to the December 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, Yammer, Outlook (Android, web), and Microsoft Information Protection. Several new events have been added, as the January 2021 dates for the customer immersion experience sessions are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the “Learn Together: Developing Apps for Microsoft Teams” training on Wednesday, December 16th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup 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 celebrate holiday festivities with Microsoft Teams, and an update on the name changes for the Planner app in Teams. Noteworthy item highlights include details on changing to search in SharePoint Online, a recap of what’s new in Teams phones for December 2020, information on

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-49

Welcome to the November 30 – December 6, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eighteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, Forms, Outlook (Windows, iOS), Microsoft 365 admin, Microsoft 365 Compliance, Azure Information Protection, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection. One new event has been added – “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Building Microsoft Teams Integrations and Workflows” with Part 1 on Thursday, December 17th and Part 2 on Friday, December 18th. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” session on Wednesday, December 9th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include what’s new in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint for November 2020, the general availability of the “Add to OneDrive” feature, and the introduction of the SharePoint Success Site, which helps drive adoption and users get the most out of SharePoint. Noteworthy items from last week include

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-48

Welcome to the November 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft 365 Compliance, To Do, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection. There are no new events for this week, and it seems that all of the December sessions for existing event series have now been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders” customer immersion experience sessions on Thursday, December 3rd at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include Gartner’s recognition of Teams as a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service and Meetings Solutions Magic Quadrant, new features for Azure Active Directory B2C user flows, and information on how to customize and configure shared devices for Firstline Workers at scale. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support Internet

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-40

Welcome to the September 27 – October 3, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Groups, Outlook (Android), Forms, and Project. New dates for existing meeting series have been added. One new event is an Exchange ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ AMA session on Thursday, October 8th at 9am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: The New World of Virtual Events” webinar on Thursday, October 8th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at what’s new for September 2020 in Teams, SharePoint and Project, as well as a Microsoft IT Showcase article on the lessons learned by Microsoft from applying Zero Trust during COVID-19. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services, a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-39

Welcome to the September 20 – 26, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Last week, all eyes (and ears) were focused on Microsoft Ignite 2020, the first ever virtual Ignite. There’s a ton of content in this week’s digest, so the intro will be short. You can find recordings, and related content at Microsoft Ignite On-Demand. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP With Ignite 2020, there were a ton of updates to the Office 365 Roadmap last week – 158 new features to be exact! Microsoft Teams had the highest number of features with 68 total, followed by Search (30) and Outlook (28 – all platforms). In order to keep the length of the blog post to a minimum, the roadmap updates for last week are available via download as listed below: UPCOMING EVENTS Teams Chalk Talk: Get to Teams – Zero to Production Microsoft Teams can help your employees stay connected and collaborate with each other, especially in the current

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-37

Welcome to the September 6 – 12, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Lists, Planner, Outlook (Windows, iOS), Forms, and Search. Information for Microsoft Ignite and new dates for existing meeting series have been added. And speaking of Microsoft Ignite, this week’s spotlight event is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Ignite 2020 Pre-Show” on Tuesday, September 15th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the announcement of GitHub integration with Microsoft Teams (Preview), a list of Ignite 2020 sessions for Microsoft Search and Yammer, as well as upcoming changes for “Hybrid Voice” connectivity and Cloud Connector Edition. Noteworthy item highlights include the September 2020 feature updates for Workplace Analytics, details on new discounts on meeting and calling experiences in Microsoft Teams, and another reminder regarding Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-36

Welcome to the August 30 – September 5, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eighteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, OneNote, and Outlook (Android, iOS). Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, and there are some new Teams “Chalk Talks” events listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Upcoming Changes to Office Support” on Wednesday, September 9th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the August 2020 updates for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, as well as general availability of Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams, and information on three ways Microsoft 365 can help reduce help desk costs. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” August 2020 video, a video on “How Microsoft does Zero Trust”, and a reminder about upcoming changes to Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365. OFFICE

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-35

Welcome to the August 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fifteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, and Visio. A few events for existing meeting series were added, all in early September. This week’s spotlight event is the “Go Deeper with Microsoft Teams: Leverage pro tips and tricks for Microsoft Teams” webinar. There are two sessions, both on Thursday, September 3rd at 5am and 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at what’s new to Microsoft 365 in August 2020, tips for network optimization for on-premises Office installs and updates, information on the tools and services available from Microsoft to help migrate content to Microsoft 365, and details on the new transcription and voice commands available in Microsoft Word. Noteworthy item highlights include information on the public preview of Application Guard in Microsoft 365 Apps, new features that provide

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-34

Welcome to the August 16 – 22, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eleven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, Exchange, Forms, Microsoft Information Protection, Search, Word and the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. A few events for existing meeting series were added, all in early September. The spotlight event of the week is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Back to School and User Adoption with Microsoft Teams” session on Tuesday, August 25th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at four new integrations for Microsoft Teams and Power Automate, an announcement on the support lifecycle for Internet Explorer in Microsoft 365 apps, information on free event support and tech training for educational institutions, and details on new data that shows how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as data protection updates in Power

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