Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-13

Welcome to the March 22 – 28, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nineteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including Office 365 Admin, OneDrive, Outlook (Android / iOS), Search, SharePoint, Teams and Forms. More and more Teams events have been added, most for existing series but there are a few new Teams in EDU sessions. Note: If you’re unable to find a suitable day/time, some of the Teams sessions now have a link to an on-demand session. The spotlight event of the week is “Responding to rapidly changing environments: Unleashing Microsoft Teams” at 7am Pacific on Wednesday, April 1st. Remote work due to COVID-19 remains a major theme for last week’s blogs, including a few security-focused posts, and deploying / updating Office ProPlus for remote workers. In addition, there are posts about some temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and the general availability of Live Events in Yammer. Noteworthy item highlights include

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-12

Welcome to the March 15 – 21, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including OneDrive, Outlook, Search, SharePoint, and Teams. Several Teams-focused event series have added even more sessions based on the current shift to remote work. This week’s spotlight event is the Microsoft Health Care and Life Sciences Team’s “What Do You Need Wednesday?” Modern Workplace AMA session on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the latest content on remote work, online meetings, and what’s new in Microsoft Teams on its third anniversary. Noteworthy items include a Microsoft Mechanics video on Information Governance and Mitigation of Compliance Risks in Microsoft 365, a significant update to the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard, a preview for the Microsoft Call Quality Power BI Connector, and a revised end of service date for Windows 10, version 1709. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items

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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 | 2020-04

Welcome to the January 19 – 25, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nine additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Office 365 ProPlus, Outlook (Web & Windows), Exchange, Teams, and Search. There is one new event for this week, along with numerous additional sessions for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. There is lots of content in the Blog Roundup, including more reasons to love apps in Teams, eDiscovery and Native Mode for Yammer, and recommendations on how customers can prepare for a heightened threat environment. There are also very important posts regarding an upcoming change in Office 365 ProPlus, and a change in how cookies are handled in Chrome version 80 or later that could impact applications and services that are based on open standards, such as Microsoft cloud services. Wrapping up the post are

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-03

Welcome to the January 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, SharePoint, Search and Yammer. Two new events have been added – a Teams Adoption webcast on Monday, January 27th at 9am Pacific, and a “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. Additional sessions for existing event series have also been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft 365” customer immersion experience on Tuesday, January 21st at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on 10 ways shift workers (but really everyone) can use Teams, the January 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, information on Office 365 ProPlus as it relates to the recent end of support of Windows 7, and recent improvements to the way Microsoft detects inconsistencies and data loss during migrations to Exchange Online. Noteworthy

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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 | December 1 – 7, 2019

Welcome to the December 1 – 7, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, so in order to keep the length of this post reasonable the details have been included in a separate post, Office 365 Roadmap Update | December 1 – 7, 2019. There are a few new sessions for existing event series, along with a couple of new Microsoft IT Showcase events focused on modern collaboration, with the first on January 15, 2020 and the second on February 26, 2020. This week’s spotlight event is the Office ProPlus Deployment Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the November 2019 SharePoint roadmap summary, a compilation of Teams and Office 365 ATP highlights from Ignite 2019, information on recent enhancements to Office 365 Message Encryption, and a complete 2019 recap for Microsoft Search. Wrapping up the

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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 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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