After last month’s little rant on rebranding it’s becoming more “official” Office 365 Groups are now Microsoft 365 Groups within the documentation and we even got a message center announcement referencing the change on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap…the renaming will continue I suppose. In this month’s update we have quite a bit of Teams & SharePoint related features which makes sense as SP Conference NA was supposed to be this month. Also, we have one “outlier” regarding Outlook on the web that really makes me quite happy but not mean much to anyone reading this😉.Continue reading “What’s New Microsoft 365 June 2020”
On April 25th, 2020 we received message center notification MC210713 in our tenant indicating there was going to be a feature deprecation in SharePoint Designer impacting custom form creation. If your organization has completely adopted the modern SharePoint experience this notification will not impact you in anyway. On April 23rd, 2020 we received message center notification MC210568 indicating there were updates to Power Platform Data Loss Prevention capabilities. This update removes the “data governance blocker” for organizations that have yet to enable Power Automate nee Flow and Power Apps within their environment. Ironically the latter announcement indicated the starting date of the Data Loss Prevention capability updates was April 22nd, 2020…nice timing there Microsoft😊. Feel free to read on to understand how the two are related, especially if your still using Classic SharePoint sites with customizations in your environment! Continue reading “Custom Forms in Classic SharePoint and Power Automate DLP Heads Up”
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”
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.
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.Continue reading “Why Use Microsoft Teams for Remote Work”
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.
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
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