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O365 Weekly Digest - 05/20/2019

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.

Updates:

Admin Updates

  • Updates are coming to the SharePoint admin center including bulk updates of site settings, additional sharing settings, and updates to the classic admin pages which lead to the eventual deletion of the classic SharePoint admin center (Roadmap ID: 32864
  • Yammer desktop will need to be updated by June 15th as older versions are experiencing log-in details 
  • Trial Apps and servicing settings are getting a fix as the setting may appear disabled when it is actually enabled
  • Skype for business is getting device registration updates
  • O365 Account manager is getting an update to be more consistent across experiences (Roadmap ID: 50753
  • Microsoft Trust Center is getting updates and you can subscribe to receive notifications via MyLibrary
  • Admins can disable syncing of libraries and folders shared from other organizations (Roadmap ID: 33413)
  • Dynamics 365 is getting a minor service update
  • Native connectors for 3rd party data for archiving is now in preview (Roadmap ID: 48506
You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text

May 17

New Feature: SharePoint admin center improvements
Major Update: General Availability
New features are coming to the SharePoint admin center. We'll begin rolling out these new features soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 32864


May 17

Updated Feature: Teams call and meeting controls
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating calling and meeting controls in Teams. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51186.


May 17

New Feature: Outlook on the web - bold calendar event colors
Outlook on the web - bold calendar event colors is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49152


May 17

Prevent/Fix: upgrade to the latest Yammer desktop build, version 3.4.2
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Jun 15
We've detected a problem where users will have issues with opening or signing into the older versions of the Yammer desktop app. Please make sure to upgrade to the latest Yammer desktop build, version 3.4.2.


May 16

Prevent/Fix: Trial Apps and Services Setting
We’ve detected a problem with the Let users install trial apps and services setting in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center for some tenants, due to a bug, which causes this setting to appear as disabled when it is actually enabled.


May 16

New Feature: Announcements Post Type for Teams
Announcements post type is a new Microsoft Teams feature. Have an announcement you want to send out? Need it to stand out among all the other posts in the channel? Make the post an Announcement post.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51326.



May 15

UPDATED - Skype for Business Certified IP Phones: Microsoft Online Device Registration updates
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Jul 01
To provide our customers with best-in-class security across our services, Microsoft is implementing the use of Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 (an evolution of the Azure Active Directory identity service) which uses the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol. OAuth 2.0 is a method through which a third-party app can access web-hosted resources on behalf of a user, through a third-party application ID.


May 15

New Feature: FindTime - new language support
FindTime - new language support is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 42561


May 15

Feature update: Office 365 Account Manager is getting updated
The account manager in Office 365 allows an authenticated user to access account links, sign out, and change their profile picture. We are updating Office 365 account manager to be consistent with other account experiences across all of Microsoft. This change also allows us to provide more account-based features in the future. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50753. This change does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


May 14

Updated Feature: We’ve made a change to the Microsoft Trust Center
Updated feature: We’ve made a change to the Microsoft Trust CenterAs you might be aware, Microsoft discloses the names of subprocessors who may have access to customer data and provides advance notice of new subprocessors. As a commitment to transparency, anytime we add new vendors/subprocessors, we disclose this information in the Microsoft Trust Center and send you a notification about this change. Going forward, you can subscribe to receive notifications via the MyLibrary feature in the...


May 14

Feature update: New setting to prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations
Major Update: General Availability
OneDrive sync client will enable B2BSync for most customers on or after June 17, 2019.This feature allows users to sync SharePoint and OneDrive for Business content shared with them from users at organizations other than their own in order to facilitate business to business collaboration.A new setting to prevent users from using B2BSync (ie prevent syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations) is an update to an existing Office 365 feature.This message is associated with...


May 14

Updated Feature: Office App Launcher in Yammer
Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating the Office App Launcher and Header in Yammer. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51381.This update does not affect Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


May 14

Dynamics 365 – Minor Service Update for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) [Service Update 54] [NAM]
We have a minor service update planned for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) organization in the NAM region. Maintenance window start: 15 June 2019, 02:00 UTC Maintenance window end: 15 June 2019, 11:00 UTC


May 13

Updated Feature: Native connectors to 3rd party data for Archiving (Preview)
We’re updating Native connectors to 3rd party data for Archiving. We'll begin rolling this preview feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 48506.This update does not yet apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.

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