Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-31

Welcome to the July 26 – August 1, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were forty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap, with several updates for Teams, as well as updates for Forms, Yammer, and Outlook (web). Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-31. Additional August sessions for existing event series continue to trickle in. There are no brand new events to highlight. This week’s spotlight event is the “Working with Microsoft Lists” webinar on Wednesday, August 5th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on what’s new in Microsoft Teams for July 2020, the latest SharePoint-related updates for July 2020, information on new resources to help with the upgrade to Microsoft Teams due to the July 2021 retirement of Skype for Business Online, and the announcement of connected task experiences across Microsoft 365. Noteworthy

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-24

Welcome to the June 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-seven additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Lists, Microsoft 365 Admin, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), To Do, and Search. A few sessions have been added for existing event series. A new Azure Active Directory Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 9am Pacific. This week’s spotlight event is the “Enabling Remote Work at Microsoft: Teamwork and meetings” session on Thursday, June 18th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the availability of custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams, a look back at OneDrive updates in May 2020, information on what’s new in Microsoft 365 Compliance and Risk Management, and 11 security tips to help stay safe in the COVID-19 era. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on recent updates for Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics, expanded

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-20

Welcome to the May 10 – 16, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, SharePoint, Office 365 Admin, Outlook (iOS), Excel, and Visio. Two new events have been added – (1) Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) on the recent announcements for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Wednesday, May 27th at 9am Pacific, and (2) Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon which runs for 36 hours starting on Wednesday, May 27th. This week’s spotlight event is “Part 6 – Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft 365: Devices” on Wednesday, May 20th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the announcements regarding changes for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus), the top 5 reasons to use OneDrive for data security, the public preview of the new Yammer, and several Teams-focused articles. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on how Microsoft helps

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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 | 2020-03

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 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 | 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 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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Office 365 Weekly Digest | October 6 – 12, 2019

Welcome to the October 6 – 12, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook (Android, Web), OneDrive, and SharePoint. An important Teams update, Presenter and Attendee roles in Meetings, is also included. For the second consecutive week there were no new events listed, but there are lots of new sessions for existing series that have been added. The spotlight event of the week is the Azure Active Directory webinar “Empower your users with better IT scalability” on Thursday, October 17th at 7am and 11am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the first post in a series to provide guidance on getting the most out of your meetings in Microsoft Teams, along with twelve new Teams-related videos. Details for new capabilities in Azure Active Directory are also included. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as information on recent updates to Microsoft

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | August 11 – 17, 2019

Welcome to the August 11 – 17, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with half of those for two updates to Excel on each of the various platforms (online, desktop, Android, iOS, Mac, etc.). There are also updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, OneDrive, SharePoint, and MyAnalytics. There are (again) lots of additions to existing event series, along with a couple of new OneDrive-related events on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. It’s tough to choose just one spotlight event this week, so it’s a tie between the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) on Skype for Business Online to Teams Upgrade” and the “Back to School with Microsoft Teams!” sessions, all on Thursday, August 22, 2019 starting at 8am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at SharePoint updates for August 2019, the top 5 advantages of sharing with OneDrive, info on how to dynamically convert MSI versions

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