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

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-38

Welcome to the September 13 – 19, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft 365 Compliance, Yammer, Visio, and Outlook. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-38. There are a couple of new events listed in this week’s post. The “Teams Chalk Talk: Get to Teams – Zero to Production” only has an on-demand session available for now. The Office 365 network connectivity team will hold office hours on Wednesday, September 23rd from 8am – 12pm Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is Microsoft Ignite, which runs from Tuesday, September 22nd – Thursday, September 24th. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on how to enable a seamless remote work experience for your users, a summary of the OneDrive roadmap updates for August 2020,

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-28

Welcome to the July 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were thirty-two features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with the vast majority for Microsoft Teams. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-28. Sessions for the various Teams-focused events continue to be added here and there, so check again if you haven’t been able to find one that lines up with your schedule. An “Ask Microsoft Anything” (AMA) for the New Yammer on Thursday, July 23rd at 9am Pacific is the only brand new event. This week’s spotlight event is “Integrate apps to do more with Teams” with four sessions this week – 2 on Monday, July 13th, and one each on Wednesday, July 15th and Thursday, July 16th. Highlights from last week’s blogs include major announcements for Microsoft Teams, some new on-demand training

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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 | 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 content below is no longer being updated *** Please visit https://wiki.office365weekly.blog for the latest information regarding Planned Service Changes for Office 365. 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

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 8 – 14, 2019

Welcome to the December 8 – 14, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, Stream, Teams, Excel and Office 365. 2020 sessions for existing event series are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the Customer Immersion Experience session “Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders” on Thursday, December 19th at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a summary of resources to help with the upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams, the announcement of the Teams Linux client, the OneDrive Roadmap summary for November 2019, updates to the Microsoft 365 Attack Simulator, and a look at how to support an internal campaign with video content via Yammer. Noteworthy item highlights include the latest Microsoft 365 related updates on Microsoft Learn, how to automate the provisioning of selective Microsoft Teams with guest access, and new campaign

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 24 – 30, 2019

Welcome to the November 24 – 30, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eight features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive (on macOS), Teams, Forms and Office 365 Message Encryption. There are a few new sessions for existing event series, along with one new event – an Office ProPlus Deployment Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the Customer Immersion Experience session “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, December 3rd at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a summary of what’s new in Microsoft 365 for November 2019, a new Teams deployment video series with an IT Admin focus, the latest updates for Microsoft Forms and an Ignite 2019 recap for Office 365 Groups. Noteworthy item highlights include the November 2019 “What’s new in Microsoft 365” video update, a Microsoft IT Expert Roundtable on

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 17 – 23, 2019

Welcome to the November 17 – 23, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook on the web, FindTime, Whiteboard, and Teams, specifically the Teams client for Linux. There are no new events, but a few new sessions for existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” webinar on Tuesday, November 26th at 11am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the release of the “Art of Teamwork” for Microsoft Teams, the “Office What’s New” Management Preview, and Ignite 2019 recaps for Stream and FastTrack. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on the latest releases for Office 365 ProPlus, details on how to migrate from Slack to Microsoft Teams, and recent updates for Microsoft Flow and Workplace Analytics. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week… Description Feature ID Estimated

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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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