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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-33

Welcome to the August 9 – 15, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fifteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, Outlook (web, Android, iOS), Microsoft Information Protection, and Forms. There were no new events to be added, even for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is “Integrate apps to do more in Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, August 18th at 10am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include answers to common questions about Teams compliance, a look at Teams updates for back-to-school, tips on the three basic Microsoft 365 security measures, and details on the Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles. Noteworthy item highlights include six tips for using Microsoft To Do (on Windows), information on conditional access policies applying to all client applications by default, the public preview of assigning groups to Azure AD roles, and a note about the end of mainstream support for Exchange Server 2016

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-32

Thirty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, August 2 – 8, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out again for this 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft Teams: Using Teams background images in non-optimized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments 66707 August CY2020 Added: 03 August 2020Status: Rolling outApp/Service: TeamsSupport for background images will be releasing for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Microsoft Teams: Updated meeting creation and expiration policies 66921 Q3 CY2020 Added: 04 August 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsWe are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. OneNote: OneNote

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-31

There were forty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 26 – August 1, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out again for this 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Outlook on the web: More options added to “Insert Link” icon 66197 Q4 CY2020 Added: 27 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Outlook – WebWe are adding more options to the “Insert Link” icon in Outlook. In addition to adding hyperlinks you will also be able to link to additional items such as suggested files and cloud locations. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Enabling export of security reports 66360 July CY2020 Added: 27 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service:

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-29

Thirty-two items were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 12 – 18, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out again for this 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft Forms: New Office 365 Header 66010 July CY2020 Added: 13 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: FormsMicrosoft Forms will now have a similar look to the other Office 365 family of apps. AIP scanner for on-premises available for DoD 66156 Q3 CY2020 Added: 14 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: AIP, DoDAzure Information Protection Scanner helps you manage and protect your on-premises data. The scanner can be configured to periodically scan your on premises repositories such as File Servers

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