Office 365 Weekly Digest | September 8 – 14, 2019

Welcome to the September 8 – 14, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Exchange Online, Project, SharePoint Online, and Outlook. Also of note is the introduction of the new built-in Global Reader role for Azure Active Directory, which is rolling out now. There are several new events, as well as added sessions for existing events. The new events include “Syncing Up with OneDrive”, an upcoming OneDrive webinar followed by an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session, and three Teams-related Ask Microsoft Anything sessions. This week’s spotlight event is the “Protecting Your Sensitive Information” Customer Immersion Experience on Thursday, September 19th from 12pm – 2pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at the top 5 advantages of syncing your files with OneDrive, the General Availability of Security Policy Advisor for Office 365 ProPlus, a new version of Microsoft To-Do, and updates for Yammer,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | September 1 – 7, 2019

Welcome to the September 1 – 7, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were four additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Office 365 ProPlus, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online. New Azure Active Directory webinars and Customer Immersion Experience sessions have been added. The spotlight events of the week are the “Microsoft Flow Online Conference” and the “Simplifying Your Privacy and Compliance Journey” Customer Immersion Experience, both on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The August 2019 recap posts continued last week with the latest OneDrive and SharePoint features. Also included are posts on building dynamic, lean and universal packages for Office 365 ProPlus, managing your Skype to Microsoft Teams transition with Yammer, and information on upcoming changes to Yammer profiles that will merge into the Office profiles. Noteworthy item highlights from last week include information on the availability of Planner for all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October, August 2019 updates

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | August 18 – 24, 2019

Welcome to the August 18 – 24, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook on Windows, Forms, Stream, Teams and the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. New sessions are listed for most of the regular events series, including the Customer Immersion Experience events. This week’s spotlight event is the Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) and follow up session for how to “Simplify Collaboration with OneDrive” on Tuesday, August 27th starting at 9:00am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a new feature in the Office Deployment Toolkit that allows changes without changing the version, updates to MyAnalytics, enhancements to Desktop Analytics, and information on the one simple action you can take to prevent 99.9% of account attacks. Noteworthy item highlights include 100 suggestions on how to use Yammer, upcoming changes to the Outlook connector in Microsoft Flow, a new Microsoft Graph Security API add-on for

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | August 11 – 17, 2019

Welcome to the August 11 – 17, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with half of those for two updates to Excel on each of the various platforms (online, desktop, Android, iOS, Mac, etc.). There are also updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, OneDrive, SharePoint, and MyAnalytics. There are (again) lots of additions to existing event series, along with a couple of new OneDrive-related events on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. It’s tough to choose just one spotlight event this week, so it’s a tie between the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) on Skype for Business Online to Teams Upgrade” and the “Back to School with Microsoft Teams!” sessions, all on Thursday, August 22, 2019 starting at 8am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at SharePoint updates for August 2019, the top 5 advantages of sharing with OneDrive, info on how to dynamically convert MSI versions

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | August 4 – 10, 2019

Welcome to the August 4 – 10, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Public Roadmap last week. Most are for Outlook on Android, with a few others for Teams and Yammer. There is one Teams feature to highlight for review and potential action, Feedback Surveys. There are lots of new sessions for existing events/series, and one new event which is a Skype for Business to Teams upgrade Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Thursday, August 22nd at 9:00am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a summary of the July 2019 updates to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, information on how to manage Office 365 ProPlus channels and updates, the July 2019 updates for PowerApps, and a Microsoft IT Showcase on implementing a “Zero Trust” security model at Microsoft. Noteworthy item highlights include new Microsoft Search adoption resources, information on Skype for Business phones (3PIP) support with Microsoft Teams,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 28 – August 3, 2019

Welcome to the July 28 – August 3, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Fifteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with most of them Teams-related. There are also lots of brand new events added, including a “Back to School with Microsoft Teams” series on Thursday, August 22nd. The spotlight event for this week is the “Microsoft Teams: Plan your upgrade” workshops on Tuesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 8th. The major news from last week was the announcement of the retirement of Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021. The focus of other blog posts from last week was the monthly “What’s New” information for Microsoft 365, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. The “What’s New” theme continues in the Noteworthy items from last week, with details on new features/updates for Flow, Forms, Yammer, and Workplace Analytics. In addition, be sure to review the article with information on Windows 7 end of support and

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 21 – 27, 2019

Welcome to the July 21 – 27, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week including updates for SharePoint, as well as the much-anticipated secure private channels in Microsoft Teams, currently targeted for Q4 CY2019. No brand new events for this week’s digest, but lots of new sessions were added to existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is a combo with the “Refining Mobility with OneDrive” webinar, followed immediately by an “Ask Microsoft Anything” session, all on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 starting at 9:00am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include details on upcoming improvements to Office 365 ProPlus client licensing and activation, the draft preview of the security baseline for Office 365 ProPlus v1907, and a change in branding for Office Online. Noteworthy items from last week include the announcement of new South African cloud datacenters, recent updates for Microsoft Flow, and a Microsoft Mechanics video series

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 14 – 20, 2019

Welcome to the July 14 – 20, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eight features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Yammer, Teams, Outlook (Web), and SharePoint. There are quite a few new events, including new Microsoft Teams focused immersion experiences, and a OneDrive webinar and Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session. The spotlight event for this week is the “Provide Integrated Training and Knowledge Check with Microsoft Teams and more” webinar on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include code-free options to enhance the Microsoft Teams experience, a private preview of user activity based expiration policies for Office 365 Groups, managing authentication sessions in Outlook on the web with Azure AD conditional access, and a look at the new updated design of the OneDrive mobile experience. Noteworthy item highlights include a Microsoft IT Showcase article on the start of the Microsoft Teams era within Microsoft,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 7 – 13, 2019

Welcome to the July 7 – 13 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with most related to SharePoint and Stream. Each of the Outlook versions (Android, iOS and Web) and Microsoft Forms have a single feature added this week. New events for this week’s post include security-focused customer immersion experience sessions. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft Education AMA (Ask Microsoft Anything) on Tuesday, July 16th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a big numbers announcement for Microsoft Teams, a new feature that empowers security teams to report suspicious emails to Microsoft and receive instant feedback, and a preview for updates to Shared Calendars in Outlook for Windows. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items like the guest sharing settings reference across Microsoft 365, information on how to eliminate passwords, Office 365 message attribution, and the security framework used by Microsoft. OFFICE

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | June 30 – July 6, 2019

Welcome to the June 30 – July 6, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week with a split between Outlook (mobile) and Teams. One update of note is the upcoming shift to the new Outlook on the web experience as the default. There are two new events, both Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) sessions – one for Yammer on July 10th and one for Education on July 16th. The spotlight event for this week is the “Driving Adoption with Microsoft 365 Integrated Services” webinars on July 8th and 9th. The June 2019 look back are the focus of last week’s blog posts, including Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. There are also more details on the new Outlook on the web, and significant improvements to the Office app experience in virtual environments. Noteworthy item highlights include a Microsoft IT Showcase IT Expert Roundtable on Modern Meetings, the new Question and Answer

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