Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-26

Welcome to the June 21 – 27, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fourteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, Exchange Online, Planner, Microsoft Information Protection, Outlook (iOS, web), and Yammer. Some of the existing event series have new sessions for July. There are a couple brand new events – a “Getting Started with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection” webinar on July 7th, and this week’s spotlight event, “Empower your remote workforce with data security in OneDrive and SharePoint” webinar on Tuesday, June 30th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at what’s new to Microsoft 365 in June 2020, new copy plan and filtering features in Planner, recent updates for Productivity Score, and information on upcoming changes for user state in Yammer. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on an extension on the temporary Microsoft 365 Live Events limits, the new ability to

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-22

Welcome to the May 24 – 30, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including several items for Teams, along with items for Azure Active Directory, SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Admin, Microsoft Information Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and Microsoft Word. Even more sessions for existing event series have been added. There are also several new events, such as the Migrating content into Microsoft 365 AMA on Wednesday, June 10th at 9am Pacific, and three Azure Active Directory webinars happening on Thursdays from June 11 – June 25. There’s also a Teams for Education AMA on Tuesday, June 16th at 9am Pacific. This week’s spotlight event is the first of two days of the Galactic Collaboration Summit on Tuesday, June 2nd. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include details on recent updates to the Microsoft 365 admin center, information on the May 2020 features for Microsoft Teams, as

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-19

Welcome to the May 3 – 9, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nineteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Web), Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, Excel, Project, and Visio. The events keep coming! Numerous sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added – even since last week’s post. New events added include more EDU-focused Teams training sessions, and an “eDiscovery for Microsoft Teams” webinar on Thursday, May 14th with EMEA and US options. The spotlight event of the week is “Microsoft Teams Security” at 9am Pacific on Wednesday, May 13th. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the OneDrive Roadmap Roundup for April 2020, details on a new Reply All Storm Protection feature in Exchange Online, the latest updates for Microsoft To Do, and several Teams articles. Noteworthy item highlights updates for Workplace Analytics and Azure Active Directory, availability of screen recording in Microsoft Stream,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-18

Welcome to the April 26 – May 2, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nine features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Windows), and OneDrive. The events keep coming! Numerous sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added – even since last week’s post. New events added include Parts 5 & 6 of the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365” webinar series, a “Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams” webcast, and a “Microsoft Teams Security” webcast. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Enable secure remote work with Azure Active Directory” at 9am Pacific on Wednesday, May 6th. The end of the month means lots of posts about what’s new for April 2020, including Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint. In addition, there are details about new tools to help with secure remote work and a new feature in the Office Deployment Toolkit that allows for

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-16

Welcome to the April 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fifteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook (Android and web), and Yammer. The major feature announcement was an increase in the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Teams meeting stage from 4 to 9, which is targeted for release in May 2020. Additional sessions for existing Teams-related event series are now listed. A brand new event, “Keeping Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus up to date at Microsoft” is also included. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft 365 AMA (Ask Microsoft Anything) session on Tuesday, April 21st at 9am Pacific. In addition to the steady stream of content focused on remote work due to COVID-19, there’s also a look at a couple of new Teams features, using the Office Cloud Policy Service to secure remote workers, and some changes to Multi-Geo

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-15

Welcome to the April 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Exchange Online, Office 365 Admin, Planner, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook (web), Project and Yammer. Even more sessions for existing Teams-related event series have been added. The spotlight event of the week is Part 1 of “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365” at 9am Pacific on Wednesday, April 15th. In addition to the continued stream of content focused on remote work due to COVID-19, there’s also a look at Microsoft’s commitment to privacy and security in Teams, the OneDrive roadmap roundup for March 2020, and information on the merging of Yammer profiles with Office profiles. Noteworthy item highlights from last week include the top five things Office 365 admins should know about FindTime, general availability of SharePoint Server 2010 support in the SharePoint Migration Tools, and details on several security-related features

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-09

Welcome to the February 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Project, Exchange, and Office 365. More Azure AD webinars, as well as new customer immersion experience sessions, have been added. The spotlight event of the week is the “Meet the new Yammer!” webinar on Thursday, March 5th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the February 2020 “What’s New” posts for Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint. There is also updated information on an upcoming change to the Office 365 sign-in page, and an update on Basic Auth and Exchange Online. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on the business benefits and cost savings of deploying Outlook mobile, the February 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, the updated Fluent design for OneDrive on Android, and a Microsoft IT Showcase article on “Reinventing the employee experience at Microsoft”. OFFICE 365

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-05

Welcome to the January 26 – February 1, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nine features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Office 365, Outlook on the web, and Project Online. There is one new event for this week – the rescheduled “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Monday, February 3rd at 9am Pacific. This is also the spotlight event of the week. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the “What’s new in January 2020” for Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint, as well as the new Priority chart in Planner. There are also posts with information on recent updates to the Microsoft 365 compliance center and Microsoft Compliance Score. Noteworthy items from last week include the January 2020 video update for Microsoft 365, the latest Microsoft Mechanics video on Microsoft Teams controls for Security and Compliance, and how an operations team within Microsoft used the Power Platform to drive employee

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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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