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 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 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 | 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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | October 13 – 19, 2019

Welcome to the October 13 – 19, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fourteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including several updates for Teams, and Office 365 auditing. The one new event is a big one – Microsoft Ignite 2019! The live show details are now available, including a link to add the events to your calendar. This week’s spotlight event is the “Upgrading to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business” webinar from Microsoft IT at 10:00am Pacific on Wednesday, October 23rd. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the top five tips for deploying and configuring OneDrive for Business, the October 2019 updates for Microsoft Stream, recent calendar enhancements in Outlook mobile, and the top six email security best practices. Noteworthy item highlights include a look at compliance across the various Microsoft 365 offerings, the public preview of Azure AD “My Sign-Ins”, the general availability of Desktop Analytics, and information on

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | October 6 – 12, 2019

Welcome to the October 6 – 12, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook (Android, Web), OneDrive, and SharePoint. An important Teams update, Presenter and Attendee roles in Meetings, is also included. For the second consecutive week there were no new events listed, but there are lots of new sessions for existing series that have been added. The spotlight event of the week is the Azure Active Directory webinar “Empower your users with better IT scalability” on Thursday, October 17th at 7am and 11am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the first post in a series to provide guidance on getting the most out of your meetings in Microsoft Teams, along with twelve new Teams-related videos. Details for new capabilities in Azure Active Directory are also included. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as information on recent updates to Microsoft

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | September 29 – October 5, 2019

Welcome to the September 29 – October 5, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with most updates for Outlook on Android and iOS. Other updates of note are SharePoint site URL rename, and cross-volume support for OneDrive Known Folder Move. There were no new events listed last week, but there are tons of new sessions for existing series that have been added. The spotlight event of the week is the “Host Live Events in Microsoft 365” webinar on Tuesday, October 8th at 9am Pacific. The monthly “What’s New” updates were the focus of last week’s blog posts, including the overall Microsoft 365 update, as well as information for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint and Forms. Noteworthy item highlights from last week include information on what’s new in the Microsoft 365 admin center and Office deployment for IT Pros, the general availability of SharePoint 2010 support in the SharePoint

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | September 22 – 28, 2019

Welcome to the September 22 – 28, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, across Teams, Microsoft 365 (Security/Compliance), OneDrive, SharePoint, and Office 365 ProPlus. There is only one brand new event, a webinar on hosting live events in Microsoft 365 on October 8th at 9am Pacific. There are lots of new sessions added for existing event series, some all the way through the end of 2019. This week’s spotlight event is the Azure Active Directory webinar, “Upgrade your security with multi-factor authentication”, on Thursday, October 3rd at 7am and 11am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a look at new features in Office that help people brainstorm, create and present, teamwork tips for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, and changes to file types blocked in Outlook on the web. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the on-demand content from last week’s “Syncing Up

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | September 15 – 21, 2019

Welcome to the September 15 – 21, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, most notably Pinned Channels in Microsoft Teams. There are also updates for Exchange Online and Office 365. There are no brand new events, but several sessions have been added to existing event series. The spotlight event of the week is the “Syncing Up with OneDrive” webinar, followed by an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, September 24th starting at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information on what’s new in the Microsoft 365 admin center, two important announcements for Exchange Online, and the availability of an updated Page Diagnostics tool for SharePoint. Noteworthy item highlights include the latest features for Microsoft Teams on desktop and web, a new “Transition your Organization to Microsoft 365 Enterprise” poster, information on resilient operations for Azure AD Connect, and details on a potential

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