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What’s New in Microsoft 365 (October 2020)

In this month’s post we highlight a few of the Microsoft 365 announcements at Ignite along with some nice features coming to Teams and SharePoint in the upcoming month.  We are also going to touch on the Azure AD outage experienced on 9/28 as it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the Microsoft space post-Ignite.

Microsoft Ignite has come and gone, but it will continue to live on at MyIgnite.Microsoft.com in the virtual world so you can always check out what you may have missed.  Usually I’m grabbing the Book of News and tracking the sessions; however, this year I was in the process of moving, so that wasn’t really feasible.  With Ignite being a virtual conference this year I was able to listen and watch the demos from my cell phone during the moving process…technology really can be awesome at times. One of the overarching themes regarding the announcements was the “premium” label being attached to many of the features being announced, which should make for some more interesting licensing/billing conversations in the future for those of us in the Microsoft ecosystem😉.

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Custom Forms in Classic SharePoint and Power Automate DLP Heads Up

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! Read more

Staying Current in Modern IT

Learning is a very individualized process which ultimately means what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. In recent years I’ve noticed that folks are being asked to ramp up on new systems and/or changes to existing ones in increasingly smaller time frames. This used to be just be a part of some professions however it’s becoming expected of all members of the workforce and increasingly more difficult to do in information technology. Read more

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