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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-07

Welcome to the February 9 – 15, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Fifteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Office 365 Admin, Outlook (web), Teams, and SharePoint. The Azure Active Directory webinars will make their long-awaited return next month (March 2020) with sessions on Thursday, March 5th and Thursday, March 12th, and more to follow. There are also several new sessions for existing events. The spotlight event of the week is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” with a session on Tuesday, February 18th at 12pm Pacific, and a session on Wednesday, February 19th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on recent enhancements to Microsoft Secure Score, an important update to Microsoft Search in Bing through Office 365 ProPlus, the new organization switcher feature in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and the launch of the new Yammer. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-03

Welcome to the January 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, SharePoint, Search and Yammer. Two new events have been added – a Teams Adoption webcast on Monday, January 27th at 9am Pacific, and a “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. Additional sessions for existing event series have also been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft 365” customer immersion experience on Tuesday, January 21st at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on 10 ways shift workers (but really everyone) can use Teams, the January 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, information on Office 365 ProPlus as it relates to the recent end of support of Windows 7, and recent improvements to the way Microsoft detects inconsistencies and data loss during migrations to Exchange Online. Noteworthy

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 1 – 7, 2019

Welcome to the December 1 – 7, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, so in order to keep the length of this post reasonable the details have been included in a separate post, Office 365 Roadmap Update | December 1 – 7, 2019. There are a few new sessions for existing event series, along with a couple of new Microsoft IT Showcase events focused on modern collaboration, with the first on January 15, 2020 and the second on February 26, 2020. This week’s spotlight event is the Office ProPlus Deployment Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the November 2019 SharePoint roadmap summary, a compilation of Teams and Office 365 ATP highlights from Ignite 2019, information on recent enhancements to Office 365 Message Encryption, and a complete 2019 recap for Microsoft Search. Wrapping up the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the November 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eight features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for To Do, SharePoint and Teams. One update of note is the Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics Power BI Application – the long-anticipated replacement for the Power BI Adoption content pack for Office 365. There are no new events, but a few new sessions for existing event series. The spotlight event of the week is “Microsoft Teams: Plan your upgrade (Start here!)” webinar on Tuesday, November 19th at 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include Ignite 2019 recaps for Teams, Adoption, Office 365 ProPlus, Information Protection, Stream and Search. Noteworthy item highlights include an update on running PowerShell cmdlets for large numbers of users in Office 365, information on what makes up a good Zero Trust strategy, a new report-only mode for Conditional Access, and a list of all the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 3 – 9, 2019

Welcome to the November 3 – 9, 2019 (aka Ignite Week) edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Last week, all eyes (and ears) were focused on Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando, Florida. 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. One note: There were forty-seven features added to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap last week, so for this week I have moved the roadmap updates into a separate post, Office 365 Roadmap Update | November 3 – 9, 2019. UPCOMING EVENTS Learn Tips for Taking Teams to the Next Level: Part 1 – Effective Workspaces Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips & Tricks sessions offer insights and best practices. Learn how Teams can help organize your workday and make it easier to stay connected with colleagues. In Part 1 – Effective Workspaces, you will explore ways

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | October 27 – November 2, 2019

Welcome to the October 27 – November 2, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. In the week prior to Ignite 2019, there were only two features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Sensitivity Labels for Microsoft Teams. Based on previous years, this is likely the “calm before the storm” with numerous updates expected in the coming weeks. There are no new events, but a few new sessions for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft Ignite Live Show, kicking off on Monday, November 4th at 9:00am ET. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information on the new file and sharing experiences in Microsoft Teams, the October 2019 roadmap recaps for OneDrive and SharePoint, the general availability of user activity based expiration policies for Office 365 Groups, and some additional product-specific Ignite sessions. Noteworthy item highlights include the recording for a recent Microsoft IT webinar on upgrading from Skype for Business to

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