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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 Features

Admin Updates

  • In Teams, admins can now managed meeting chat by setting a CsTeamsMeetingsPolicy which has been separated from the global chat settings in CsTeamsMessagingPolicy
  • URL views in Threat Explorer will be rolling out soon. (Roadmap ID: 49537)
You can check out the full list of update below

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Apr 05

Changes to Coming Soon in Outlook for Windows
As announced in MC147799 in September 2018, we introduced a new “Coming Soon” feature that offers a preview of new user experience updates in Outlook for Windows and provides you and your users an opportunity to try the experience and to provide feedback. This month, we’re rolling out a new density setting to control the amount of space between emails in the message list, as well as spacing around some of the elements visible when composing a message. This setting will show up for customers...


Apr 04

Updated Feature: New setting in CsTeamsMeetingPolicy to manage meetings chat
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: May 30
We’re updating the way meetings chat is controlled by creating a new, separate setting in CsTeamsMeetingPolicy to manage meetings chat, as a change from previous practice where meetings chat followed CsTeamsMessagingPolicy. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon, but will do it in stages to provide time for customers to make any changes.


Apr 03

Update - Updated feature: New "Sign-in options" link on the Microsoft 365 login page
Major Update: General Availability
Update: We are pleased to announce that we are ready to move forward with this roll out. We will be begin rolling this change out in early May and expect to be completed by the end of May. We're updating the Microsoft 365 login page to add a new link for more sign-in options. The functionality this link provides only applies to personal accounts. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45516.


Apr 03

Updated - New feature: Connected web parts for SharePoint Online
Update - we have updated the roll out completion date of this feature. 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...


Apr 02

New feature: Easily add new members to your team
The ability for team members to request member additions in Teams is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 48396.


Apr 02

New Feature: To-Do
Major Update: General Availability
We are excited to announce the To-Do & Planner Integration is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 48624


Apr 02

New feature: URL views in Threat Explorer
Act By: May 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.

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