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O365 Weekly Digest - 01/28/2019


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: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter -these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

Lots of updates and reminders to some already talked about features this week. The one I am most excited about is the new site branding and mega menu navigation (Roadmap IDs 33131, 33132, 33138, 43781). The rollout for this feature was pushed back a bit but is now rolling out. There has also been a delay in the rollout for SharePoint reminders based on date fields (Roadmap ID 34267), and the new icons for the waffle which are rolling out soon as well (Roadmap ID 45441).

The updates this week also sent reminders for the Planner Notifications in a Teams activity feed that was covered last week (Roadmap ID 45878), as well as the opt-in toggle for try the early version of Outlook on the web.

Finally, there are 3 new features announced this week, the ability to add File Attachments in Microsoft To-Do will begin rolling out now (Roadmap ID 45520). A new save experience coming to the office desktop apps that will make it easier to save documents to the cloud (Roadmap ID 45063). For any Skype/Teams admins be aware that the Auto-Attendant will be moving to the Teams Admin center if you are looking to manage your Auto-Attendant and/or call queues (Roadmap ID 46094). 

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Jan 26

Updated feature: Planner Notifications for Teams
Major Update: General Availability
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. More ...

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Jan 25

We’re making it easier for your users to save files to OneDrive Consumer, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online
We’re making it easier for your users to save their files to Microsoft 365 cloud storage locations. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45063. More ...



Jan 25

Feature Update: Auto-Attendant
We are updating our services with new features and fixes, the first of which is a migration to the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center (Teams Admin Center). The rollout of the Teams Admin Center migration will begin soon for both Teams and Skype for Business Online tenants. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46094. More ...

MC172533 Like | Dislike


Jan 25

New feature: File Attachments in Microsoft To-Do
Microsoft To-Do: File Attachments is a new Microsoft 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45520. More ...



Jan 24

Reminder: New opt-in toggle to try the early version of the new Outlook on the web
Major Update: General Availability
As we previously announced in MC147770 in September 2018, we’re releasing an opt-in toggle for users to be able to try an early version of the new Outlook on the web as we gather feedback and keep improving the experience. Users can opt-in/out as often as they want. We began rolling out the opt-in toggle on September 10, 2018 to Targeted Release organizations initially, and we indicated that the rollout would be completed by January 1, 2019. This message is intended to notify you that we are... More ...



Jan 24

Update: Create a Reminder in SharePoint Online
In October of 2018 in MC150716, we communicated a new feature coming to SharePoint Online: Create a Reminder. This message is intended to notify you of a revision of the feature rollout timeline. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 34267. More ...

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Jan 24

Updated Feature: New site branding and mega menu navigation features are rolling out
As previously communicated in MC165552, in November, we are expanding the set of options available to configure the look and feel of a site. This includes an updated “change the look” panel with settings to more easily customize the site header, footer, and navigation layout. We’ll begin rolling out these features soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 33131, 33132, 33138, and 43781. More ...

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Jan 23

New icons coming to Office 365 app tiles
We’re updating the Office app tile icons on the Office 365 app launcher and Office.com. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 45441. More ...


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