Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-14

Welcome to the April 5 – 11, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Seventeen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Azure Active Directory, Outlook, M365 Compliance, and Microsoft Information Protection. Several existing meeting series have had additional sessions listed, and there are three new events – 2 Microsoft Teams series (Explore teams and channels, and Use chat and calling features) and a Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms AMA. The Teams Breakout Rooms AMA session on Wednesday, April 14th at 9am Pacific is also this week’s spotlight event. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include information on the public preview of the OneDrive sync client for Windows 64-bit, a look at what’s new in Yammer in April 2021, details on modern comments in Microsoft Word, and the general availability of Azure Active Directory staged rollout. Noteworthy item highlights include six tips to get the most out of Microsoft To Do on iOS, April

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-13

Welcome to the March 29 – April 4, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, M365 Compliance, Azure Active Directory, and Yammer. Some of the existing meetings had new April sessions added. The one new event is also the spotlight event of the week – an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) with the Microsoft Planner team on Wednesday, April 7th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at what’s new in Microsoft Teams for February and March 2021, the March 2021 roadmap pitstop for SharePoint, details on new capabilities for admins in Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, the availability of the Viva Connections desktop app, and seven Zero Trust adoption strategies from security leaders. Wrapping up the post is a look at recent visual improvements to Outlook mobile, the Project updates for March 2021, information on the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-12

Welcome to the March 22 – 28, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty-two features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Microsoft Viva, Outlook, Office App (Desktop), M365 Compliance, and Microsoft Information Protection. More sessions for existing meeting series have been added for March and April. There are two new events focused on migrating files to OneDrive / SharePoint Online, taking place on April 6th and April 13th. The spotlight event of the week is the Customer Immersion Experience sessions for “Protecting Identity, Apps, Data and Devices” scheduled at 9am Pacific and 12pm Pacific on Thursday, April 1st. Highlights from last week’s blogs include a look at 7 urgent trends for leaders in the shift to hybrid work, availability of live transcription with speaker attribution in Teams meetings for English (US), best practices for migrating to SharePoint and OneDrive, and a new option to block Bcc messages to distribution groups in

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-10

Welcome to the March 8 – 14, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were nineteen features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Forms, OneDrive, Planner, SharePoint, Microsoft Information Protection, and Yammer. There aren’t any net new events for this week’s post, but there are additional sessions now listed for several existing meting series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)” session for Microsoft App Assure on Tuesday, March 16th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the launch of Microsoft Whiteboard for Microsoft Teams channels and chats, a Project Accelerator tool that extends Microsoft Project, and the general availability of Azure Active Directory External Identities. Noteworthy item highlights include the public preview of Out of Office scheduling in Microsoft Teams, a recap of what’s new in the Microsoft 365 admin center, granular conditional access for sensitive data and actions, and the introduction of a Microsoft

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2021-03

Welcome to the January 18 – 24, 2021 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were seventeen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft Information Protection. The “Microsoft 365 Defender: Protect, Detect, and Respond to Solorigate using Microsoft 365 Defender” session on Thursday, January 28th at 11am Pacific, is the only brand new event. There were new sessions added for some of the existing meeting series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements” training on Tuesday, January 26th from 10am – 2pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include tips for safe online meetings and collaboration with Microsoft Teams, details on automatic email forwarding in Exchange Online, information on how IT leaders are securing identities with Zero Trust, and several deployment acceleration guides for Microsoft 365 Information Protection and Compliance. Noteworthy items

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-51

Thirty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, December 14 – 20, 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 Outlook for Windows: Send email from your proxy email address (alias) 64123 March CY2021 Added: 15 December 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Outlook – WindowsSend email from a proxy email address or account alias rather than your primary email address. The alias email address will be preserved in the FROM and REPLY TO for the recipients. Excel: Change Regional Format settings in Excel for the web 66956 December CY2020 Added: 15 December 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Excel – WebRegional format

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-50

Welcome to the December 7 – 13, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twelve features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Forms, Yammer, Outlook (Android, web), and Microsoft Information Protection. Several new events have been added, as the January 2021 dates for the customer immersion experience sessions are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the “Learn Together: Developing Apps for Microsoft Teams” training on Wednesday, December 16th from 9am – 1pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the general availability of breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams, information on the launch of the Microsoft Teams preview experience, details on new ways to celebrate holiday festivities with Microsoft Teams, and an update on the name changes for the Planner app in Teams. Noteworthy item highlights include details on changing to search in SharePoint Online, a recap of what’s new in Teams phones for December 2020, information on

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-47

Welcome to the November 16 – 22, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twenty-two additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Microsoft Information Protection, Project, Outlook (iOS, Android), Microsoft 365 Compliance, Microsoft Search, To Do, and Microsoft Graph. The December dates for existing meeting series are now listed, along with one new event – “Learn Together: Developing Apps for Microsoft Teams” on December 16th. This week’s spotlight event is the “Go Deeper with Microsoft Teams: Build collaborative workspace in Microsoft Teams” session on Monday, November 23rd at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blogs the November 2020 look at what’s new to Microsoft 365, details on using priority accounts in Microsoft 365, guidance on creating a secure and compliant Microsoft Teams environment, and how to modernize secure access to on-premises resources using Zero Trust. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as a reminder about the timeline when the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-46

Welcome to the November 8 – 15, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Ten features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Planner, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and Microsoft Graph. A few new dates for existing meeting series have been added, along with several new events – AMA sessions for Planner and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and the December dates for Customer Immersion Experiences. The spotlight event of the week is the “Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Productivity Score” session on Tuesday, November 17th at 8am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the October 2020 updates for OneDrive, general availability of Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, updates to Topics and Hashtags in Yammer, and information on what Microsoft learned in an internet-first model with Zero Trust security approach. Noteworthy item highlights include a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-45

Welcome to the November 1- 7, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eleven additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, OneDrive, Microsoft Information Protection, Forms, and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection. Additional dates for existing meeting series have been posted. This week’s spotlight event is “Go Deeper with Microsoft Teams: Leverage pro tips and tricks” on Thursday, November 12th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the Project and Roadmap apps for Microsoft Teams, the October 2020 updates for Project on the web, improvements to search usage reports in SharePoint Online with Microsoft Search, and the availability of Yammer Q&A insights in the Microsoft Productivity Score. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as a reminder about the timeline when the Teams app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11, the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video for October 2020, and several Microsoft compliance webinar recordings and

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