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 Weekly Digest | 2020-32

Welcome to the August 2 – 8, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with updates for Teams, OneNote, Whiteboard, Word, Outlook (iOS) and Azure Active Directory. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-32. August sessions for existing event series continue to be added. There are several new events, most as part of the new “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams” series that kicks off on Tuesday, August 11th at 9am Pacific. It is also the spotlight event of the week. Highlights from last week’s blogs include details on new offerings in Microsoft Teams, numerous updates for Microsoft Whiteboard, availability of SharePoint site templates for Education, the ability to customize recipient limits at the tenant level, and the August 2020 feature updates for Workplace Analytics. Wrapping up the post are

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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 Weekly Digest | 2020-31

Welcome to the July 26 – August 1, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were forty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap, with several updates for Teams, as well as updates for Forms, Yammer, and Outlook (web). Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-31. Additional August sessions for existing event series continue to trickle in. There are no brand new events to highlight. This week’s spotlight event is the “Working with Microsoft Lists” webinar on Wednesday, August 5th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on what’s new in Microsoft Teams for July 2020, the latest SharePoint-related updates for July 2020, information on new resources to help with the upgrade to Microsoft Teams due to the July 2021 retirement of Skype for Business Online, and the announcement of connected task experiences across Microsoft 365. Noteworthy

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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 Weekly Digest | 2020-30

Welcome to the July 19 – 25, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were thirty features added to the Office 365 Roadmap, with updates for Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-30. Sessions for early-to-mid August have been added for most existing event series. With the general availability announcement of Microsoft Lists, there were two related events added – a webinar, “Working with Microsoft Lists”, and an “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) session, both on Wednesday, August 5th at 9am and 10am Pacific respectively. The spotlight event of the week is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Microsoft Planner” on Tuesday, July 28th at 9am Pacific. Last week’s blog posts cover the flurry of announcements from the Microsoft Inspire conference, including a look at what’s new in Microsoft 365 for July 2020, numerous updates for Microsoft Teams,

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-30

Thirty items were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 19 – 25, 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 Teams: Microsoft Teams displays 53941 Q4 CY2020 Added: 20 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsA new category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that features an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. These devices seamlessly integrate with your PC, providing easy access to Teams chat, meetings, calling, calendar, and files. With natural language, users can ask Cortana to join and present in meetings, dictate replies to a Teams chat, and more. Yammer: Change default community

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-29

Welcome to the July 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-two features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap for the second consecutive week, with even more updates for Teams, along with updates for SharePoint, Yammer, and Bookings. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-29. Two events added this week are both “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) sessions – one for Microsoft Planner on July 28th at 9am Pacific, and the other for Upcoming Changes to Office Support on September 9th at 9am Pacific. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): The New Yammer” on Thursday, July 23rd at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information on new Microsoft 365 features to help you get more control of your day, resources to help you make the shift to Microsoft 365 Apps for

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-28

Welcome to the July 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were thirty-two features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with the vast majority for Microsoft Teams. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-28. Sessions for the various Teams-focused events continue to be added here and there, so check again if you haven’t been able to find one that lines up with your schedule. An “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) for the New Yammer on Thursday, July 23rd at 9am Pacific is the only brand new event. This week’s spotlight event is “Integrate apps to do more with Teams” with four sessions this week – 2 on Monday, July 13th, and one each on Wednesday, July 15th and Thursday, July 16th. Highlights from last week’s blogs include major announcements for Microsoft Teams, some new on-demand training

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