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O365 Weekly Digest - 07/08/2019

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.

Updates:

  • Teams is getting a new send feedback option (Roadmap ID: 52884
  • You will be able to mention users without the @ prefix in Teams (Roadmap ID: 52966
  • Outlook on the web's new is experience is becoming default starting with targeted release users on July 22nd. SharePoint and OneDrive will be able to view 360 degree images (Roadmap ID: 49516)  
  • Bulk approvals for SharePoint online approvals (Roadmap ID: 52716
  • Activity Highlights are coming to the file cards hovers (Roadmap ID: 52721

    Admin Updates:

    You can check out the full list of update below

    Email Text

    Jul 05

    New Feature: New capacity settings allow for more control over datasets in PowerBi
    We are updating the PowerBi capacity settings to allow for more control over datasets. The settings will surface on the portal with default settings. Admins should be able to override the defaults with their preference to better fence their capacity from running into issues and avoid problems before they arise. Admins can set limits on max offline dataset size allowed range from 0.1 to 10 GB and/or set limits on queries to constrain noisy reports from impacting others and help create a...



    Jul 05

    New Feature: Send feedback to Microsoft Teams
    Send feedback to Microsoft Teams is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52884.



    Jul 05

    New Feature: Teams @-less mention
    @-less mention is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52966



    Jul 04

    Keep your Federation Trust up-to-date
    Act By: Jul 05
    Microsoft periodically refreshes certificates in Office 365 as part of our effort to maintain a highly available and secure environment. On July 5th, 2019, we are making a certificate change on our Microsoft Federation Gateway that could affect some customers as detailed in knowledge base article 2928514.



    Jul 03

    New Feature: Outlook on the web - New experience roll out
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    Starting on July 22, 2019, the new Outlook on the web will become the default experience for Mail, Calendar, and People and we will remove the opt-in toggle. With this change users will not be able to move back or see the classic experience. This change will override the PowerShell command which previously blocked the opt-in toggle.We will start rolling out the new Outlook on the web as the default experience on July 22nd to Targeted Release customers, and following with non Targeted Release...



    Jul 03

    Feature update: Improved user experience for Admin center Message center page
    We’re updating the user experience for Admin center Message center page. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 52833.This is currently not available in Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



    Jul 02

    New Feature: 360-degree Image Viewer in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
    The 360-degree Image Viewer is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49516.



    Jul 02

    New Feature: Bulk Approvals in SharePoint Online
    Bulk Approvals in SPO is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52716.



    Jul 02

    New Feature: Safe Links - Synchronous URL Detonation
    Azure Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links - Synchronous URL Detonation is a new Office 365 feature. We're rolling out this feature gradually.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52683



    Jul 01

    Dynamics 365 – Service Update 58 Refresh for NAM
    We have planned a refresh of Service Update 58 for your Dynamics 365 (online) organization in the NAM region. Maintenance window start: 04 July 2019, 02:00 UTC Maintenance window end: 04 July 2019, 11:00 UTC



    Jul 01

    Microsoft Intune In Development for July is now available
    The “In development for Microsoft Intune” page in our documentation has been updated for July 2019.



    Jul 01

    What’s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for June
    Your Microsoft Intune account has been updated to the latest service build.



    Jul 01

    Updated Feature: We’re making some changes to anti-spoofing enforcement actions
    We're making some changes to the enforcement actions for intra-org spoof and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) failures. Towards the end of July, we’re simplifying the way that you manage anti-spoofing protection within Office 365 by consolidating all spoof-related actions under a single policy.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 46841.


    Jul 01

    Reminder: We’re retiring StaffHub and migrating your organization to Microsoft Teams
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    Act By: Jun 30
    As previously communicated in MC149144 on September 24, 2018, Microsoft Teams is evolving to include a new set of capabilities that will simplify schedule management and help deliver the tools for every worker to get the job done. As a result, we will be retiring Microsoft StaffHub on October 1, 2019 and we will be focusing our investments on Microsoft Teams. After October 1, 2019 users that attempt to log in to StaffHub will be greeted with a message directing them to download Microsoft Teams....


    Jul 01

    New schedule management and Home screen features coming to Teams; StaffHub will be retired
    We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Teams is evolving to include a new set of capabilities that will simplify schedule management and help deliver the tools for every worker to get the job done. Because our investments in schedule management have been developed with Firstline Workers in mind, we’ve decided to retire Microsoft StaffHub and bring this capability in addition to a new Home screen experience, into Teams, making it the platform for all workers.Customers using Microsoft...


    Jul 01

    New Feature: Activity Highlights in the File Hover Card
    Activity Highlights in the File Hover Card is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52721This roll out is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.

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