What’s Happening in Office 365 May 2020

In this month’s update we have a little rant on Microsoft’s consistently inconsistent history of renaming things and even touch on a couple of them in our update. We also note a feature that many of the Power Users, IT Pros and developers still supporting Classic SharePoint Content Query Web Parts really need to be aware of along with a quite a few Yammer, Teams and SharePoint feature updates of note. Continue reading “What’s Happening in Office 365 May 2020”

What’s Happening in Office 365 (April 2020)

The first thing we want to bring to everyone’s attention this month is Microsoft’s announcement that they are temporarily pulling back some features in order to better serve their customers during these unprecedented times. Despite how that sounds, Microsoft is still hard at work releasing new and updated features. We will learn about the new feature that allows users to edit metadata from within the SharePoint Document Library and List View web parts as well as the feature that allows for audience targeting in site, footer and hub navigation. Another new feature will allow Teams users to pop their chat conversations into separate windows. We will also dive into the updates to the Microsoft Secure Score and updates to the Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) that will enhance email authenticity.

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Why Use Microsoft Teams for Remote Work

Right now, many individuals and companies are grappling with transitioning to remote work and are looking for guidance on successfully navigating this new way of working and collaborating. There are many questions around staying connected, continuing effective and efficient collaboration, sharing information and documents, and keeping this information/content secure. Another important factor to consider, especially given the suddenness of many organization’s transitions to remote work due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, is ease of adoption. Microsoft Teams has you covered.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that allows users to virtually chat, use and share files, hold meetings and much more all from the same window. Teams is a part of Office 365, so if your organization is licensed for Office 365, you already have it. If you don’t have it, Microsoft is currently offering a 6 month free trial of their Office 365 E1 license.

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What’s New in Office 365 (February 2020)

This month we are highlighting some new features in SharePoint and Teams, a new option for receiving Service Health Notification emails, and reminding you of the changes that went live in January for Power Platform Self-Service. Lastly, there is the news of Microsoft forcing users to use Bing Search by default even in Chrome. As always, there are a lot of things happening in Office 365, so be sure to check out the Tech Community Blogs and the Microsoft 365 Roadmap for more of what’s new.

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What’s New in Office 365 (January 2020)

It’s a new year, a new decade (depending on your point of view), and we have some new Office 365 features to tell you about. Most of these features aren’t beginning rollout until mid-January, but that will be here before you know it. As always, there is some great content being shared on the Tech Community blogs, so check them out when you get a chance. The updates we are covering in this post are from the Office 365 Message center.

 Microsoft Search Change to suggested Q&A 

Action required by Jan 10, 2020 

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WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)

Ignite has come and gone but all that really means is we have more features getting rolled out in than usual😉.  There are plenty of noteworthy posts regarding Ignite announcements and sessions on the Tech Community blogs that are worth checking out however most of the content for this month’s post is coming directly from the Office 365 Message center.  I guess that is a benefit of the “post-conference rollout” of features.  Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)”

What’s New In Office 365 (November 2019)

With Microsoft’s Ignite Conference right around the corner, it is typically tough to find exciting content for this month’s blog post. That is NOT the case this year. We have big changes to announce, some have already caused controversy with IT Admins, others have the potential for causing controversy, and still others are sure to make some end users’ lives a bit easier. We will be covering the unveiling (somewhat unceremoniously and with little heads up) of the self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products, and the end of support for Windows 7. New features that may excite IT Admins, or not, include form customization in SharePoint Lists and Libraries and the ability to rename SharePoint Site URLs. The new feature that is sure to delight many end users is live captions (English-US) in Teams meetings.

Self-Service Purchase Capabilities for Power Platform

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