Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-24

Welcome to the June 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-seven additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Lists, Microsoft 365 Admin, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), To Do, and Search. A few sessions have been added for existing event series. A new Azure Active Directory Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 9am Pacific. This week’s spotlight event is the “Enabling Remote Work at Microsoft: Teamwork and meetings” session on Thursday, June 18th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the availability of custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams, a look back at OneDrive updates in May 2020, information on what’s new in Microsoft 365 Compliance and Risk Management, and 11 security tips to help stay safe in the COVID-19 era. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on recent updates for Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics, expanded

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-21

Welcome to the May 17 – 23, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. As a result of Microsoft Build 2020, thirty-two features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for the new Lists app, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook (web), Groups, and Office 365 Admin. There is one new event, the “Galactic Collaboration Summit” on Tuesday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 9th. Additional June sessions for existing event series are also now available. The spotlight event of the week is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon, which is a free, online training event running on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th. Information on releases from Build 2020 are the focus of last week’s blog posts, such as numerous updates for Microsoft Teams, the announcement of Microsoft Lists, and details on enhanced programs to help Microsoft 365 admins verify third-party apps. Details on a brand new capability to sync Message Center posts to Planner and upcoming

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-18

Welcome to the April 26 – May 2, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nine features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Windows), and OneDrive. The events keep coming! Numerous sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added – even since last week’s post. New events added include Parts 5 & 6 of the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365” webinar series, a “Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams” webcast, and a “Microsoft Teams Security” webcast. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Enable secure remote work with Azure Active Directory” at 9am Pacific on Wednesday, May 6th. The end of the month means lots of posts about what’s new for April 2020, including Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint. In addition, there are details about new tools to help with secure remote work and a new feature in the Office Deployment Toolkit that allows for

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-13

Welcome to the March 22 – 28, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nineteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Office 365 Admin, OneDrive, Outlook (Android / iOS), Search, SharePoint, Teams and Forms. More and more Teams events have been added, most for existing series but there are a few new Teams in EDU sessions. Note: If you’re unable to find a suitable day/time, some of the Teams sessions now have a link to an on-demand session. The spotlight event of the week is “Responding to rapidly changing environments: Unleashing Microsoft Teams” at 7am Pacific on Wednesday, April 1st. Remote work due to COVID-19 remains a major theme for last week’s blogs, including a few security-focused posts, and deploying / updating Office ProPlus for remote workers. In addition, there are posts about some temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and the general availability of Live Events in Yammer. Noteworthy item highlights include

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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 | 2020-09

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 | 2020-03

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 15 – 21, 2019

Season’s Greetings and welcome to the December 15 – 21, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, Yammer, and Kaizala. New January 2020 sessions have been added for most existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: End User Guidance” session on Thursday, December 26th at 12pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a summary of what’s new in Microsoft Teams for December 2019, updated guidance for organizing Teams channels, details on the retirement of Office 365 Video and migration timelines to Microsoft Stream, and the December 2019 feature updates for Workplace Analytics. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video for December 2019, the latest updates to the Microsoft 365 admin center, guidance on troubleshooting the Office Client Policy

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 17 – 23, 2019

Welcome to the November 17 – 23, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook on the web, FindTime, Whiteboard, and Teams, specifically the Teams client for Linux. There are no new events, but a few new sessions for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” webinar on Tuesday, November 26th at 11am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the release of the “Art of Teamwork” for Microsoft Teams, the “Office What’s New” Management Preview, and Ignite 2019 recaps for Stream and FastTrack. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on the latest releases for Office 365 ProPlus, details on how to migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams, and recent updates for Microsoft Flow and Workplace Analytics. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week… Description Feature ID Estimated

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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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