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O365 Weekly Digest - 03/25/2019

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.

New Features

  • New Autodesk integration will allow users to open DWG files from OneDirve and SharePoint in the AutoCAD web app (Roadmap ID: 33414)
  • New Task pane in Outlook on the web (Roadmap ID: 44211)
  • Smart Time suggestion coming to Outlook on the web (Roadmap ID: 48581)

Admin Updates

You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text


Mar 22

Updated Feature: Microsoft Teams Commercial Cloud Trial
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating the Microsoft Teams Commercial Cloud Trial. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 49456.


Mar 21

New feature: Outlook mobile app configuration policies
We’re rolling out support for additional app configuration setting capabilities in Outlook for iOS and Android in lockstep with the availability of an enhanced configuration policy portal page in Microsoft Intune. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 42512 and 42521.


Mar 21

We're making some changes to how you manage restricted users
Restricted Users is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. It is a replacement for the Exchange Action Center.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 31546.


Mar 21

New feature: Per-machine install of sync client (preview)
We're excited to announce the preview of the per-machine sync client. With the per-machine sync client, you can install OneDrive under the “Program Files (x86)” directory, meaning all profiles on the machine will use the same OneDrive.exe binary. This means there will be a single version of OneDrive on the machine and a single update to download. Other than where the sync client is installed, everything else stays the same. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49424.


Mar 21

New Feature: Autodesk integration for DWG files
New feature: Autodesk integration for DWG filesAutodesk integration for DWG files is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 33414


Mar 20

Planned Maintenance: Yammer
We have maintenance planned for Yammer:Starting 3/30/2019 01:00 UTC.Ending 3/30/2019 02:00 UTC.


Mar 19

New feature: Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages
Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages is a new Office 365 Information Protection feature. This feature is currently available. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 34246.


Mar 19

New feature: Tasks pane in Outlook on the web
Tasks pane is a new Microsoft 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 44211.


Mar 19

New feature: URL views in Threat Explorer
Act By: Apr 01
URL views in Threat Explorer is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49537.


Mar 19

New feature: Smart time suggestions in Outlook on the web
Smart time suggestions in Outlook on the web is a new Microsoft 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 48581.


Mar 18

Dynamics 365 and CDS – Service Update Schedule Changes for Trial Organizations
We are changing the update schedule for customers with a trial organization of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) or a trial of the Common Data Service for Apps. The minor service updates will be applied globally each weekend during your billing region’s maintenance window. A single update notification will be published for all trial organizations and will contain the start and end date of the overall deployment schedule. Please note that for non-trial organizations, we will be posting...


Mar 18

Updated Feature: "Insights by MyAnalytics" updated timeline and additional control
Major Update: General Availability
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 18

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


Mar 18

Updated Feature: Updates to Microsoft Whiteboard
Major Update: General Availability
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 18

Sharable links in Word and Outlook for Windows and mobile
Major Update: General Availability
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 18

Updated feature: Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Major Update: General Availability
The Microsoft 365 admin center, available at admin.microsoft.com, 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.

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