Office 365 Roadmap Update | December 1 – 7, 2019

With numerous updates for Yammer, Exchange Online, Outlook, Teams, Excel and Forms, the December 1 – 7, 2019 roadmap update has been separated from the normal Office 365 Weekly Digest post. Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week… Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel for the Web 54632 December CY2019 Added: 03 December 2019Status: Rolling outApp/Service: Excel – WebAsk a question of your data using natural language query in Ideas in Excel for the web. Ideas will populate with formulas, charts, or PivotTables that help you glean insights from your data. Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel on Windows 54633 December CY2019 Added: 03 December 2019Status: Rolling outApp/Service: Excel – WindowsAsk a question of your data using natural language query in Ideas in Excel on Windows. Ideas will populate with formulas, charts, or PivotTables that help you glean insights from your data. Natural Language Queries in Ideas

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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 20 – 26, 2019

Welcome to the October 20 – 26, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook (Web, Windows & Mac), and Microsoft Teams. There are two new events, which are linked and also share the spotlight event of the week – the webinar and Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) for “Streamlining deployment and configuration of OneDrive” on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 9:00am Pacific. Note: The AMA session immediately follows the webinar. Highlights from last week’s blogs include information on new Microsoft 365 Learning Paths on Microsoft Learn, the ability to set the priority of a task in Planner, details on using Microsoft Flow to schedule Yammer posts, and several guides to Microsoft Ignite 2019, such as Microsoft 365 Admin, Teams, Compliance, etc. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items on empowering remote users with Microsoft 365, a new video series on security and risk fundamentals of

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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 | September 8 – 14, 2019

Welcome to the September 8 – 14, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Exchange Online, Project, SharePoint Online, and Outlook. Also of note is the introduction of the new built-in Global Reader role for Azure Active Directory, which is rolling out now. There are several new events, as well as added sessions for existing events. The new events include “Syncing Up with OneDrive”, an upcoming OneDrive webinar followed by an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session, and three Teams-related Ask Microsoft Anything sessions. This week’s spotlight event is the “Protecting Your Sensitive Information” Customer Immersion Experience on Thursday, September 19th from 12pm – 2pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at the top 5 advantages of syncing your files with OneDrive, the General Availability of Security Policy Advisor for Office 365 ProPlus, a new version of Microsoft To-Do, and updates for Yammer,

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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 18 – 24, 2019

Welcome to the August 18 – 24, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Outlook on Windows, Forms, Stream, Teams and the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. New sessions are listed for most of the regular events series, including the Customer Immersion Experience events. This week’s spotlight event is the Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) and follow up session for how to “Simplify Collaboration with OneDrive” on Tuesday, August 27th starting at 9:00am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a new feature in the Office Deployment Toolkit that allows changes without changing the version, updates to MyAnalytics, enhancements to Desktop Analytics, and information on the one simple action you can take to prevent 99.9% of account attacks. Noteworthy item highlights include 100 suggestions on how to use Yammer, upcoming changes to the Outlook connector in Microsoft Flow, a new Microsoft Graph Security API add-on for

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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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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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