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 Planned Service Changes for 2020

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes for 2020, especially those that may require admin action, into a single source. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Note: If there are discrepancies between the information posted here and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, these other sources are authoritative. Update Log: Added Kaizala Administration Roles – action required by February 1, 2020 Added Changes to Quarantine Permissions – effective February 10, 2020 Added Configuration Change for Microsoft Teams Cloud Recordings in Microsoft Stream – effective February 15, 2020 Introducing ‘High confidence phishing email’ to the spam filter

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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 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 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 25 – 31, 2019

Welcome to the August 25 – 31, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eleven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week. Most of the updates are for Outlook (Windows, Android, iOS) and Planner. A few brand new events have been added, including the return of the Azure Active Directory webinars and a couple of Microsoft IT Expert Roundtable sessions focused on the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. The spotlight event of the week is the “Microsoft Teams: Plan your upgrade (Start here)!” session on Wednesday, September 4th at 11am Pacific. What’s new in August 2019 is the theme for last week’s blog roundup, with posts for Microsoft 365 overall, Teams, and SharePoint. There is also a post with details on how Microsoft has scaled live events in Yammer. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items including information on dark mode rolling out to Outlook mobile, as well as feature updates to Workplace

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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 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 | June 16 – 22, 2019

Welcome to the June 16 – 22, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Sixteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week – nearly half of those for Teams, with SharePoint, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Outlook on the web also included. The only net new event is a 2-part webcast on July 8th & 9th to provide guidance on driving adoption with Microsoft 365 integrated services. The spotlight event for this week is “Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks” with four total sessions – two for Part 1 and two for Part 2. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at calendar updates in Outlook for Windows, an updated Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool, a guide to creating a Live Event in Yammer, guidance on securing Microsoft Teams, and enhancements to PowerPoint AI and Designer. Noteworthy item highlights include the release of Microsoft To-Do for Mac, new updates to Adobe Document Cloud integration with SharePoint and OneDrive,

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