After skipping our January post, we are back in action…welcome to 2021 all. It is an exciting and busy holiday season for our team as Interactive Business Systems was acquired by The Planet Group and we are now part of the Planet Technology team. We are truly looking forward to growing with the Planet Technology team.
Back to the business at hand…In this edition of What’s New we cover a few Teams announcements, a huge SharePoint enhancement (at least in our opinion) and a PowerPoint feature worth checking out. That is right, we are covering a PowerPoint feature which is likely surprising to anyone that really knows our team as our disdain for PowerPoint is probably very visible. However, this PowerPoint feature makes a ton of sense as it relates to a topic near and dear to my heart, coaching😉.
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.
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.