Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-43

Welcome to the October 18 – 24, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-one additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook (Windows, web, Android, iOS), Yammer, and Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, and there are also a couple of new events – Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Days for “Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” and “Securing Your Organization”. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” on Wednesday, October 28th at 3pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a look at what’s new and upcoming in Information Protection, details on a new dashboard to manage Data Loss Prevention alerts, information on recent enhancements to Azure Active Directory, and some new integrations for Microsoft Teams. Noteworthy items from last week include a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows, a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will

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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 Roadmap Update | 2020-38

Twenty-six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, September 13 – 19, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out 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 365 Compliance Center: Insider risk management hand-off 68686 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceIntroducing a new remediation action in Communication Compliance that will enable a user to be added to an existing Insider risk management policy for further evaluation. Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy 68687 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceProvide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used

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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 | 2020-30

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 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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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-28

Due to numerous announcements regarding new features for Microsoft Teams, there were thirty-two items added over the last week. So in an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out for this week. Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week… Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Exchange: Linux and PowerShell v7.0 Support to the Exchange Online V2 PowerShell Module 65759 January CY2021 Added: 07 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: ExchangeManaging Exchange Online with Modern Authentication and EXO V2 module is currently restricted to Windows machine and PowerShell Version 5.1 or lower. With this change we are adding support for Linux and Windows PowerShell 7.0 or higher to the EXO V2 module. Microsoft Information Protection: Information Protection and Governance: Trainable Classifiers 65764 December CY2020 Added: 07 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: MIPCustomers can use machine learning through built-in and build-your-own models to classify sensitive content. Microsoft

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