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O365 Weekly Digest - 04/29/2019

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 SharePointThe structural navigation performance banner alert roll-out has been postponed (Roadmap ID: 50442) Page authors will now receive emails when there are new comments, replies, and likes (Roadmap ID: 49603) Document Sets are coming to the Modern Library in May (Roadmap ID: 33761) New Data Bars column formatting in SharePoint lists and libraries (Roadmap ID: 45026)  OneDriveOneDrive will begin showing the manage access pane in the classic UI (Roadmap ID: 50730) Error resolution process for illegal file and folder names (Roadmap ID: 49314)  OutlookOutlook on the web is rolling out a suggested attachments feature (Roadmap ID: 46145) Outlook on the we…

Getting started with Self Service Support in O365 with Learning Pathways

One thing that comes up in every O365 rollout is the need for employees to have some sort of self-service support in O365. In the past this would mean the learning and development teams would have to create artifact on artifact of material to help employees find the answers they are looking for. Now in Office 365 Microsoft has created a custom learning module to address this need. The learning pathways solution can be customized to the app mix that is used by your organization and brings in the relevant Microsoft resources into an app in your tenant. Provisioning Learning Pathways The learning pathways solution will provision a SharePoint application and will require a SharePoint App Catalog. If you do not have an App Catalog in O365 and one will need to be created. You can install the learning pathways solution in one of two ways, the first is to use the pnp provisioning service (recommended), which will automatically create and set-up the site collection. The second option is to ma…

O365 Weekly Digest - 04/22/2019

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 FeaturesMicrosoft Search is moving to GA (Roadmap ID: 34273) OneDrive is getting full-fidelity shared libraries with the ability to sort and group by custom metadata (Roadmap ID: 49093) Group connected Team sites created with the 2 web part homepage (News and Activity) will be updated to the new four web part homepage (News, Activity, Quick Links, and Documents). This will only impact homepages that have not been modified. New shareable links option can block downloads of files users have read only access to (Roadmap ID: 27499) Updates to Office 365 Group cards will be updated to include the ability to search members, renew group, and approve pending members (Roa…

O365 Weekly Digest - 04/15/2019

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 FeaturesOutlook web is getting new search filters (Roadmap ID: 50409) Structural Navigation in classic SharePoint sites is getting a performance banner that will inform Site Owners if structural navigation is causing slow rendering. (Roadmap ID: 50442) OneDrive is getting full-fidelity shared libraries with the ability to sort and group by custom metadata (Roadmap ID: 49093) Teams will begin automatically moving you inactive Teams (Teams you haven't interacted with in 45 days) into the more category (Roadmap ID: 48621) Personally I would like to see the ability to add your own custom groups, this has been suggested in user voice and is currently under review:…

O365 Weekly Digest - 04/08/2019

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 FeaturesNew density and spacing settings options are coming to Outlook for Windows New Sign-In functionality is coming to the M365 login page (Roadmap ID: 45516)The roll out completion date for connected webparts has been pushed out. (Roadmap ID: 33133) - For more information on connected webparts: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/connect-web-parts-in-sharepoint-online-b457668c-d843-4b1b-8977-a6f9228a1dec?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=USMembers in Teams can now request a member addition to add additional users to a Team (Roadmap ID: 48396)To-Do and Planner integration will be rolling out soon (Roadmap ID: 48624) Admin UpdatesIn Teams, admins can now manage…