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O365 Weekly Digest - 01/21/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: -these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

Last week was a busy one for M365 announcements, lots of updates around OneDrive, a few updates to Teams, and some Major Update notifications.

Starting with OneDrive, OOTB flow templates are coming to OneDrive (Roadmap ID 45703), so if you’re keeping all of your personal documents in the cloud (which you should be) you can now easily run flows on them with these new templates. OneDrive is also getting a new mass delete notification if you are using the OneDrive sync client and since you can also use the sync client for SharePoint document library, you’ll be seeing this update on the SharePoint side as well (Roadmap ID 31754)

Teams and Planner are getting notifications, so you’ll now see your task assignments in your activity feed to help you stay update to date with your tasks (Roadmap ID 45878). Also, in case you did know you can view the planner app in Teams using the ellipse to see an aggregation of all of your tasks.

Hopefully by now you’re aware of all of the major updates if they are impacting your tenant (Roadmap ID 45516). The most important update are the updates to roles in the O365 Security & Compliance Center and giving more granular control over who can view what. Your end users may be seeing some updates with the new sign-in screen and if you were using Skype call analytics in preview this functionality is being replaced with some new capabilities in the Teams and Skype admin center.

Finally, if you’re using Stream, you can now get the mobile App for iPhone and Android (Roadmap ID 26269).

Email Text

Jan 18
Updated feature: Planner Notifications for Teams
We’re updating the Planner app for Teams to add notifications. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45878.

Jan 17
A new mass delete notification is coming to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business
The sync client prompt mass delete notification is a new Microsoft 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 31754.

Jan 17
Updated feature: Role-based access to alerts in Office 365 Security
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating alert policies in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center with more granular role-based access control. With this feature, admins will have more granular control over which alerts can be viewed by whom in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. After the release, roles a user has will determine what category of alerts they have access to. For example, a Compliance admin will no longer have access to Threat management or Mail flow alerts, which helps them better...

Jan 17
Update - Updated feature: New "Sign-in options" link on the Office 365 login page
Major Update: General Availability
We're updating the Office 365 login page to add a new link for more sign-in options. The functionality this link provides only applies to personal accounts. Microsoft leverages a common sign in start page utilized for both consumer and commercial services. Once the user enters a personal (e.g. Microsoft account) or an organization ID, they are then directed to either the consumer or commercial service to complete authentication. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45516.

Jan 16
New Feature: Out of box Flow templates in OneDrive
OneDrive out of box Flow templates is a new Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45703.

Jan 16
The Microsoft Stream mobile app is now available for Android and iOS
Your organization can now take advantage of the Microsoft Stream mobile app to access and engage with all their video content. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 26268.

Jan 16
Retiring the Skype for Business Call Analytics (preview) experience
Major Update: General Availability
Skype for Business Call Analytics (preview) is being replaced with new capabilities available in the Microsoft Teams and Skype for business admin center. In conjunction with this change, we will be removing the Call Analytics (preview) portal feature from the Lync administration center beginning February 15th, 2019.


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