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O365 Weekly Digest - 05/13/2019

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.

Highlighted Updates:

  • You can now (again) create SharePoint lists from Excel files or other Lists (Roadmap ID: 33603
  • Admins can now transform the tenant root site collection into a Communication site. The one caveat is that the site cannot have publishing enabled (Roadmap ID: 46338

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  • Dynamics 365 in NAM is getting a minor service update. 
You can check out the full list of update below

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May 10

New feature: Suggested replies in Outlook for Android
Soon we will be releasing additional intelligent technology in Outlook for Android with suggested replies so you can quickly respond to email with short, relevant responses to email messages.In anticipation of releasing suggested replies later this quarter, we are expanding the controls available to you to help manage the Outlook experience through mobile device management solutions, such as Microsoft Intune.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 43305 and 42521.


May 10

New feature: Share system audio in Teams
Sharing system audio is a new Microsoft Teams feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50692.


May 10

New Feature: Microsoft Teams supports Music on hold
Microsoft Teams supports Music on hold is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50796.


May 09

Updated Feature: Teams chat group size to 100
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating Group Chat Size to 100. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51235.This does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


May 09

New feature: Teams sharing file links with permissions
Major Update: General Availability
Sharing file links with ability to set permissions is a new Office 365 feature in Teams. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51230


May 08

Dynamics 365 – Minor Service Update for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) [Service Update 52] [NAM]
We have a minor service update planned for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) organization in the NAM region. Maintenance window start: 09 June 2019, 02:00 UTC Maintenance window end: 09 June 2019, 11:00 UTC


May 07

New Feature: Create SharePoint lists from Excel or other lists
Create SharePoint lists from Excel or other lists is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 33603.
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May 06

New Feature: Enable modern communication site experience at the classic root site of your tenant
We are rolling out a feature that allows admins to enable the modern communication site experience at the classic root site of their SharePoint tenant.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46338


May 06

We're making changes to the Microsoft Search admin experience
Major Update: General Availability
Starting in late May, we'll be retiring the Microsoft Search in Bing admin console in the Microsoft 365 admin center. As we continue to develop Microsoft Search, we will begin consolidating the administrative experience into a single console to support the variety of endpoints across Microsoft 365.


May 06

New Feature: OneDrive sync client Get Help
Get Help is a new OneDrive sync client feature on Windows and Mac. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49313

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