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O365 Weekly Digest - 03/18/2019

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.

New Features


  • Updated timeline for MyAnalytics
  • Microsoft Whiteboard is getting updates over the next 2-4 months
  • Shareable Links in Word and Outlook are being updated to align with expected permission levels (Roadmap IDs: 33156 & 33870)
  • Microsoft To-Do is rolling out targeted release customers (Roadmap ID: 34338)
In addition to the announced features this week, Excel now has threaded comments which should make it easier to track updates and collaborate in Excel. 

You can check out the full list of update below

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Mar 16

Updated Feature: "Insights by MyAnalytics" updated timeline and additional control
We previously announced the rollout of MyAnalytics via Message Center. This message is to update you on changes to availability and additional control functionality. Starting April 15th you could begin to manage "Insights by MyAnalytics" at the tenant level from the Exchange Admin Center. The add-in functionality will begin rolling out on May 15th to give you additional time to manage your settings. We have provided this additional time and control so you can tailor the roll out of “Insights...

Mar 15

Updated Feature: Updates to Microsoft Whiteboard
We're making several changes to Microsoft Whiteboard that will roll out over the next 3-4 months.For all organizations with Whiteboard - Microsoft Whiteboard will appear as an available product in Office 365 and the service principal will be added to appropriate tenants that have Whiteboard enabled.For all Office 365 tenants with Whiteboard located in Europe - Microsoft Whiteboard will automatically store whiteboard content in datacenters in that region.For all organizations with Surface Hubs...

Mar 15

New feature: Microsoft Teams for Firstline Workers: Graph API for Shifts
The Graph API for Shifts is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 49200.

Mar 14

Updated feature: Microsoft 365 Admin Center
The Microsoft 365 admin center, available at, is the common entry point for managing all your Microsoft 365 services. We’ll begin rolling out the new Microsoft 365 admin center with enhanced features and functionality in April. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 48639.

Mar 14

Sharable links in Word and Outlook for Windows and mobile
We are making updates to key Office 365 apps to ensure that document sharing by inserting links in Word, Outlook for Windows and Outlook for iOS uses the permission you’ve set at the organization level for OneDrive and SharePoint. This change aligns with the expected permission level for email recipients and collaboration partners when inserting sharable links into Outlook messages and Word. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 33156 and 33870.

Mar 13

New feature: Rich text formatting in Yammer
We’re excited to announce that we’re adding rich text formatting to Yammer. We’ll begin rolling this change out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 18223.

Mar 12

New feature: Share and coauthor documents with LinkedIn connections
Major Update: General Availability
The ability to share and coauthor documents with LinkedIn connections directly from OneDrive, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Online is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 48534. We are rolling out a new feature to OneDrive, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Online powered by LinkedIn to enhance the way users connect and collaborate with people outside their organization. This is one of the...

Mar 12

New feature: Customized Help Link for External Sharing in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.
Customized Help Link is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49288.

Mar 11

UPDATE - Updated feature: Microsoft To-Do
 Major Update: General Availability
Microsoft To-Do is an updated Office 365 feature. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 34338. Starting mid-March, customers in Targeted Release will begin seeing the new Tasks experience in Outlook on the web, which is powered by To-Do. End users may encounter issues if you have taken steps to disable the To-Do domain.

Mar 11

Feature Update: Auto-Attendant & Call Queues administration in Teams Admin Center
Major Update: General Availability
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.


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