Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-42

Welcome to the October 11 – 17, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-seven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft Lists, Outlook (web), Compliance, and Microsoft Information Protection. A few new dates for existing meeting series have been posted, as well as one brand new event for this week. The brand new event is also the spotlight event of the week, which is the Power Platform Community Conference on Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00am – 6:00pm Eastern. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information and resources regarding the recent end of support for Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac, some of the most frequently asked questions about Planner, the preview of Microsoft 365 Apps Admin Center inventory and monthly servicing features, and the announcement of the Zero Trust Deployment Center. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows, a reminder about the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-41

Welcome to the October 4 – 10, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Exchange Online, Yammer, and Project. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted, including new customer immersion experience sessions. This week’s spotlight event is “Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, October 13th at 3pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include the general availability of Tasks in Microsoft Teams, detailed information on the lifecycle of an item in SharePoint with a retention label or policy applied, the Top 5 security questions from US Government customers for Teams, Modern Authentication Support in the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer, and general availability of Conditional Access Office 365 Suite. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the September 2020 “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video, a reminder about Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services, a reminder

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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 Roadmap Update | 2020-38

Twenty-six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, September 13 – 19, 2020. 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. Note: The Estimated Release dates listed below are subject to change. The direct link provided for each item can be used to determine if the estimated release date has been updated since the time of publication. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Insider risk management hand-off 68686 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceIntroducing a new remediation action in Communication Compliance that will enable a user to be added to an existing Insider risk management policy for further evaluation. Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy 68687 November CY2020 Added: 14 September 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: M365 ComplianceProvide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-35

Welcome to the August 23 – 29, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were fifteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, and Visio. A few events for existing meeting series were added, all in early September. This week’s spotlight event is the “Go Deeper with Microsoft Teams: Leverage pro tips and tricks for Microsoft Teams” webinar. There are two sessions, both on Thursday, September 3rd at 5am and 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a look at what’s new to Microsoft 365 in August 2020, tips for network optimization for on-premises Office installs and updates, information on the tools and services available from Microsoft to help migrate content to Microsoft 365, and details on the new transcription and voice commands available in Microsoft Word. Noteworthy item highlights include information on the public preview of Application Guard in Microsoft 365 Apps, new features that provide

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-34

Welcome to the August 16 – 22, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eleven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including items for Teams, Exchange, Forms, Microsoft Information Protection, Search, Word and the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. A few events for existing meeting series were added, all in early September. The spotlight event of the week is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Back to School and User Adoption with Microsoft Teams” session on Tuesday, August 25th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at four new integrations for Microsoft Teams and Power Automate, an announcement on the support lifecycle for Internet Explorer in Microsoft 365 apps, information on free event support and tech training for educational institutions, and details on new data that shows how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as data protection updates in Power

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-32

Welcome to the August 2 – 8, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with updates for Teams, OneNote, Whiteboard, Word, Outlook (iOS) and Azure Active Directory. Due to the large number of items, all of the roadmap items are in a separate post this week, Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-32. August sessions for existing event series continue to be added. There are several new events, most as part of the new “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams” series that kicks off on Tuesday, August 11th at 9am Pacific. It is also the spotlight event of the week. Highlights from last week’s blogs include details on new offerings in Microsoft Teams, numerous updates for Microsoft Whiteboard, availability of SharePoint site templates for Education, the ability to customize recipient limits at the tenant level, and the August 2020 feature updates for Workplace Analytics. Wrapping up the post are

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-32

Thirty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, August 2 – 8, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out again for this week. Note: The Estimated Release dates listed below are subject to change. The direct link provided for each item can be used to determine if the estimated release date has been updated since the time of publication. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft Teams: Using Teams background images in non-optimized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments 66707 August CY2020 Added: 03 August 2020Status: Rolling outApp/Service: TeamsSupport for background images will be releasing for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Microsoft Teams: Updated meeting creation and expiration policies 66921 Q3 CY2020 Added: 04 August 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsWe are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. OneNote: OneNote

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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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