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 | 2020-02

Welcome to the January 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five features added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Forms, and Outlook on iOS and Android. There are some new sessions for existing event series, but no brand new events this week. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft IT Showcase: IT expert roundtable – Modernizing out SharePoint experiences” webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include details on how to protect information and stay compliant in Microsoft Teams, information on 8 new features to empower Firstline Workers, recommendations on how to streamline the deployment and management of Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus, and the availability of security baseline recommendations in the Office Cloud Policy Service. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as information on base OS upgrade supportability for Lync and Skype for Business Server, availability of Office

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-01

Happy New Year, and welcome to the December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Right before the holidays, four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Outlook on iOS and the Office 365 Admin Center. The new year is kicking off with several events, including lots of Teams-focused sessions. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Identity, Apps, Data and Devices” customer immersion experience session on Thursday, January 9th at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the December 2019 update on the SharePoint roadmap, the latest updates for To Do on iOS, and bringing clarity to “Zero Trust”. Noteworthy item highlights include a video on the future of applications in Teams, details on the latest updates to the SharePoint admin center, and information for Azure Active Directory on-demand training webinars. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items added to the Office 365

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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 Roadmap Update | December 1 – 7, 2019

With numerous updates for Yammer, Exchange Online, Outlook, Teams, Excel and Forms, the December 1 – 7, 2019 roadmap update has been separated from the normal Office 365 Weekly Digest post. Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week… Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel for the Web 54632 December CY2019 Added: 03 December 2019Status: Rolling outApp/Service: Excel – WebAsk a question of your data using natural language query in Ideas in Excel for the web. Ideas will populate with formulas, charts, or PivotTables that help you glean insights from your data. Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel on Windows 54633 December CY2019 Added: 03 December 2019Status: Rolling outApp/Service: Excel – WindowsAsk a question of your data using natural language query in Ideas in Excel on Windows. Ideas will populate with formulas, charts, or PivotTables that help you glean insights from your data. Natural Language Queries in Ideas

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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 Roadmap Update | November 3 – 9, 2019

With all the news and announcements at Microsoft Ignite 2019, the natural result is a significant update to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. There were 47 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 Outlook for Android: Visual cues for work and personal accounts 56452 December CY2019 Added: 04 November 2019Status: In developmentApp/Service: Outlook – AndroidProvides clear visual cues in across email and calendar experience when in either your work or personal accounts so that email and events are always created from the correct account. Teachers get early access to class teams created with SDS 57291 December CY2019 Added: 04 November 2019Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsNew class teams created with School Data Sync now allow Teachers time to prep and

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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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | October 20 – 26, 2019

Welcome to the October 20 – 26, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook (Web, Windows & Mac), and Microsoft Teams. There are two new events, which are linked and also share the spotlight event of the week – the webinar and Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) for “Streamlining deployment and configuration of OneDrive” on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 9:00am Pacific. Note: The AMA session immediately follows the webinar. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on new Microsoft 365 Learning Paths on Microsoft Learn, the ability to set the priority of a task in Planner, details on using Microsoft Flow to schedule Yammer posts, and several guides to Microsoft Ignite 2019, such as Microsoft 365 Admin, Teams, Compliance, etc. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on empowering remote users with Microsoft 365, a new video series on security and risk fundamentals of

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