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O365 Weekly Digest - 03/11/2019

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 great updates to Teams and SharePoint this week but the update I am most excited for is the ability to track flagged emails in Microsoft To-Do (Roadmap ID: 31812).

SharePoint

Teams

  • Teams channel terminology has changed. "Favorite" and "Remove Favorite" will now be "Show" and "Hide" respectively. Additionally, "Follow" will now be "Notifications"
  • Flow app endpoint is now enabled in Teams which allows you to use Flow to send a message in Teams (Roadmap ID: 49149)
  • New Yammer tab for Teams (Roadmap ID: 31502)
While not include in the weekly digest Flow also announced the following new features last week. 

Flow

  • Custom response options for approvals
  • Advanced condition builder for complex and/or logic
  • Six new connectors including some for the Microsoft Graph
You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text

Mar 09

Information Protection updates to the existing Office 365 E3, E5, Advanced Compliance and Information Protection
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating the existing Office 365 E3, E5, Advanced Compliance and Information Protection & Compliance SKUs to include: Information Protection for Office 365 – Standard Or Information Protection for Office 365 – Premium We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in March, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of March.


Mar 09

New feature: Connected web parts for SharePoint Online
Connected web parts for SharePoint Online is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 33133. We’re releasing 3 new Connected Web Parts for SharePoint Online that allow you to display data from list and library web parts. With the List Properties, File Viewer and Embed web parts you can now connect to a data source and interact with lists and libraries in new ways. We'll be gradually rolling this out to...


Mar 09

Update: new look for the Office 365 navigation bar in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
We’re updating the Office 365 navigation bar in OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and their respective admin centers, to have a consistent brand, look and feel. This feature has begun rolling out. After reviewing customer feedback and concerns, we have made some changes to our messaging regarding this updated feature, and we hope to bring additional clarity to how this feature will affect your organization’s SharePoint Online site themes. This message is associated with Microsoft 365...


Mar 07

New feature: Track flagged emails as tasks in Microsoft To-Do
Tracking flagged emails as tasks in Microsoft To-Do is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 31812.


Mar 07

Updated feature: Modern list site collection opt-out
We’re updating modern list site collection opt-out. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.


Mar 07

We’re making a change to the Return to Classic SharePoint toggle
We’re updating Return to Classic SharePoint. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.


Mar 07

We’re simplifying your Mac users Skype meeting sign in process
Major Update: General Availability
In an effort to provide a streamlined and efficient meeting experience for your users on Mac, we will now direct your users to the Skype for Business for Mac desktop app instead of the Skype Meetings App. We previously announced this change in MC164965 with a deployment date in December 2018, but after addressing some customer feedback we have updated the deployment date to April 5, 2019. You’re receiving this message because our records indicate that you have Skype for Business meetings that...


Mar 07

Upadated - Feature update: Admin center support updates, including full page ticket history view and callback scheduling
Major Update: General Availability
Microsoft 365 support is designed to be effective, efficient, and transparent to ensure a high-quality experience. We hope the new support features coming soon to the Microsoft 365 admin center will help reduce time to resolution and improve the overall transparency and effectiveness of the support process. These updates also apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC. Previously, we had stated they did not.


Mar 06

Feature update - Enabling the Flow app endpoint within Teams
Major Update: General Availability
We are enabling the Flow app endpoint within Teams to allow the creation of a flow with the resulting action of “messaging someone in my tenant with Teams”.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 49149.This change does not impact Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.We will begin rolling this out at the beginning of April and expect to be complete by the end of April.


Mar 06

New feature: New Yammer tab for Microsoft Teams now available
Act By: Mar 08
Yammer tabs for Microsoft Teams is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 31502


Mar 06

Some Yammer IDs returned by the REST API have grown beyond 32 bits
Act By: Apr 03
We're making some changes to Yammer IDs that are exposed in our Yammer APIs. On April 4, 2019 some of our Yammer IDs may grow beyond 32 bits in size. This change does not impact Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


Mar 05

Updated feature: We're simplifying channel action terminology in Teams
Major Update: General Availability
We’re making some changes to the names of channel action terminology in an effort to simplify the experience for your users. Currently, the two left rail actions - “Favorite” and “follow” are too close in name. We plan to simplify these concepts by renaming 'Favorite' to 'Show' and 'Remove favorite' to 'Hide'. Additionally, the current actions of “Follow” and “Unfollow” will be changed to “Notifications” for all shown channels. The channel notifications will provide additional notification...


Mar 05

The Lifecycle Dashboards are now available to help you ensure user access to Office 365
In February of last year, we announced that starting on October 13, 2020, your organization would need Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019 apps to connect to Office 365 services. On September 6 of last year, we announced that we would continue supporting Office 2016 connections with Office 365 services through October of 2023. In order for you to better understand if and how your organization is affected by this change, and where you need to take action to migrate users, we’re providing you...


Mar 04

Outlook mobile supports Teams Meetings - updated roll out plans
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Apr 01
We recently announced that we will be rolling out native support for creating and joining Microsoft Teams in Outlook for iOS and Android (MC173895). GCC High and Department of Defense organizations did not receive the original announcement. Based on your feedback, we’re providing more clarity, additional flexibility to the roll out plans and expanding the audience. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 32955 and 32956 The roll out of Teams in Outlook mobile will take into...

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