Microsoft Ignite is right around the corner (3/2/2021 – 3/4/2021) and it is a virtual conference again this year. Head over to MyIgnite to get your sessions lined up ASAP as many of the sessions have limited “seating” available. As was the case last year there is no cost associated with attending so there is no reason to site this one out.
In this month’s post we are focusing a lot on the “big 3” of modern collaboration in Microsoft 365: Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. We do highlight a welcome update coming to Planner as well and a note about Outlook, but even that is related to SharePoint and OneDrive. What is really piquing our interest this month though is finding out what big news comes out of Ignite😉.
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As of yesterday, IE 11 is no longer supported for using Microsoft Teams on the web. Please remember this is just the beginning of the IE 11 deprecation cycle within Microsoft 365’s products and on August 17th, 2021 Microsoft 365 apps will not support IE 11 in any way. Now that we have your attention, we will be delving into an unwelcome feature delay in Teams, a couple interesting SharePoint related updates, giving Planner so much deserved love as well as a much requested “comeback” feature in Teams regarding meeting experiences.
The big news out of SharePoint is the death of SharePoint 2010 workflows ….along with the rebirth of SharePoint Lists as Microsoft Lists and Teams Planner as Teams Tasks. As if those announcements alone aren’t enough information to make you say ‘huh?’, we also have new Power Platform features coming to Teams, SharePoint is centralizing the management of hub visitor permissions, and it is time to start thinking about upgrading your apps to use Microsoft Graph.