Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-13

Welcome to the March 29 – April 4, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, M365 Compliance, Azure Active Directory, and Yammer. Some of the existing meetings had new April sessions added. The one new event is also the spotlight event of the week – an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) with the Microsoft Planner team on Wednesday, April 7th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at what’s new in Microsoft Teams for February and March 2021, the March 2021 roadmap pitstop for SharePoint, details on new capabilities for admins in Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, the availability of the Viva Connections desktop app, and seven Zero Trust adoption strategies from security leaders. Wrapping up the post is a look at recent visual improvements to Outlook mobile, the Project updates for March 2021, information on the

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-13

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-10

Welcome to the March 8 – 14, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Forms, OneDrive, Planner, SharePoint, Microsoft Information Protection, and Yammer. There aren’t any net new events for this week’s post, but there are additional sessions now listed for several existing meting series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)” session for Microsoft App Assure on Tuesday, March 16th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the launch of Microsoft Whiteboard for Microsoft Teams channels and chats, a Project Accelerator tool that extends Microsoft Project, and the general availability of Azure Active Directory External Identities. Noteworthy item highlights include the public preview of Out of Office scheduling in Microsoft Teams, a recap of what’s new in the Microsoft 365 admin center, granular conditional access for sensitive data and actions, and the introduction of a Microsoft

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-10

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-07

Welcome to the February 15 – 21, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eleven additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, SharePoint, Outlook, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft 365 Admin Center, and Microsoft Information Protection. There is one brand new event, the Microsoft Teams Summit from March 23 – 25, 2021. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams sessions on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th at 10am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include an overview of the capability to pop out apps and tabs in Microsoft Teams, details on two new features for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, information on how to use Microsoft Endpoint DLP to protect sensitive information on devices, and the February updates for Azure Active Directory. Noteworthy item highlights include information on updating federation with Microsoft due to an upcoming change to

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-07

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-04

Welcome to the January 25 – 31, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Microsoft Information Protection. There are a few new events, with two “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) sessions – Lists on February 11th, and Office Scripts on February 16th. The third event is the “Reimagine the Employee Experience” event with Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro on Thursday, February 4th at 6am Pacific. Note: This is also the spotlight event of the week. It does appear that all of the standard meeting series now have the full February schedules posted. Highlights from last week’s blogs include details on what’s new in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams in January 2021, the centralization of OneDrive settings into the SharePoint admin center, and 5 identity priorities for 2021 to strengthen security for the

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-04

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-50

Welcome to the December 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, Yammer, Outlook (Android, web), and Microsoft Information Protection. Several new events have been added, as the January 2021 dates for the customer immersion experience sessions are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the “Learn Together: Developing Apps for Microsoft Teams” training on Wednesday, December 16th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the general availability of breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams, information on the launch of the Microsoft Teams preview experience, details on new ways to celebrate holiday festivities with Microsoft Teams, and an update on the name changes for the Planner app in Teams. Noteworthy item highlights include details on changing to search in SharePoint Online, a recap of what’s new in Teams phones for December 2020, information on

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-50

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-48

Welcome to the November 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft 365 Compliance, To Do, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection. There are no new events for this week, and it seems that all of the December sessions for existing event series have now been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders” customer immersion experience sessions on Thursday, December 3rd at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include Gartner’s recognition of Teams as a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service and Meetings Solutions Magic Quadrant, new features for Azure Active Directory B2C user flows, and information on how to customize and configure shared devices for Firstline Workers at scale. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support Internet

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-48

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-46

Welcome to the November 8 – 15, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Ten features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and Microsoft Graph. A few new dates for existing meeting series have been added, along with several new events – AMA sessions for Planner and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and the December dates for Customer Immersion Experiences. The spotlight event of the week is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Productivity Score” session on Tuesday, November 17th at 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the October 2020 updates for OneDrive, general availability of Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, updates to Topics and Hashtags in Yammer, and information on what Microsoft learned in an internet-first model with Zero Trust security approach. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-46

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-42

Welcome to the October 11 – 17, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft Lists, Outlook (web), Compliance, and Microsoft Information Protection. A few new dates for existing meeting series have been posted, as well as one brand new event for this week. The brand new event is also the spotlight event of the week, which is the Power Platform Community Conference on Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00am – 6:00pm Eastern. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information and resources regarding the recent end of support for Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac, some of the most frequently asked questions about Planner, the preview of Microsoft 365 Apps Admin Center inventory and monthly servicing features, and the announcement of the Zero Trust Deployment Center. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows, a reminder about the

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-42

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-41

Welcome to the October 4 – 10, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Exchange Online, Yammer, and Project. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, including new customer immersion experience sessions. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, October 13th at 3pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the general availability of Tasks in Microsoft Teams, detailed information on the lifecycle of an item in SharePoint with a retention label or policy applied, the Top 5 security questions from US Government customers for Teams, Modern Authentication Support in the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer, and general availability of Conditional Access Office 365 Suite. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the September 2020 “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video, a reminder about Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services, a reminder

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-41

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

read more Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-39