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O365 Weekly Digest - 08/12/2019

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:

  • Improvements are coming to the Yammer onboarding by setting active as the default state of new users
  • Teams feedback can be controlled in PowerShell (Roadmap ID: 54165)
  • New create room cmdlet for Outlook on the web (Roadmap ID: 52546)
  • Dynamics 365 Early access for wave 2 release has started. If you're involved in early access you can see new features throughout August and September
    • You can learn how to enable early access in your environment here and find a list of all the features available as part of early access here
  • Enhanced filter for Exchange Connectors (Roadmap ID 53994)
  • Site Swap will allow admins to swap the Root site with another site using PowerShell (Roadmap ID: 51259)
You can check out the full list of update below

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Aug 09

Bringing new Yammer Users into Active State
To improve the onboarding experience and to unblock customers currently migrating data we are changing how user states are classified in Yammer. We are making "active" the default state for new users when you deploy Yammer in your organizations and/or when new users join your organization.



Aug 08

New Feature: Importing a schedule into Shifts using Excel
Importing a schedule into Shifts using Excel is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 51966.This update does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



Aug 08

New Feature: Outlook on the web - Filters in room booking
Ability to filter rooms by features is a new capability in Outlook on the web. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53084. This change does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



Aug 08

New Feature: Outlook on the web - new cmdlet to create room features
Outlook on the web has a new cmdlet named Set-Place which will allow you to assign different properties to rooms. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52546This roll out is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



Aug 08

New Feature: Join teams via a code or link
Join teams via a code or link is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 54158.



Aug 08

Updated Feature: Live events in GCC, Go Local India, Go Local Japan and Go Local Australia
We’re updating regional availability of live events in Microsoft Teams.These features will be rolling out in late July 2019.Live events in US Government Community Cloud (GCC)Live events in Go Local India, Japan and AustraliaThis message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 24216.



Aug 08

Updated Feature: Feedback surveys settings in Microsoft Teams in PowerShell and system-initiated user feedback
Act By: Sep 01
Admins will be able to adjust feedback policies for notifications that currently prompt users by default to complete Microsoft Teams feedback surveys. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54165. More ...

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Aug 07

New Feature: Outlook for Android updates for the Samsung ecosystem and beyond
Today Microsoft announced its growing partnership with Samsung which includes deeper integration of Outlook for Android across the Samsung ecosystem.The result of these enhancements brings changes to both customers using Samsung devices as well as broadly to all Outlook for Android customers.If your organization does not leverage Samsung or Android you can disregard this message.These updates are related to roadmap items:53114 – Outlook on Samsung Galaxy wearables53116 – Samsung Note S Pen...



Aug 07

Updated Feature: MyAnalytics rollout - Dashboard, Email Digest and Admin controls.
Major Update: General Availability rollout started
We are excited to announce the next phase of the MyAnalytics rollout to your organization.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs – 52276 and 52277



Aug 07

New Feature: Comments on non-Office Files in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
Comments on non-Office Files in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for business is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 16617



Aug 07

New Feature: Site Swap
We will soon begin rolling out a new Office 365 feature, Site Swap. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51259.



Aug 06

Dynamics 365 – Early access to 2019 release wave 2
Major Update: First Release started
We have now enabled early access to new capabilities included in the 2019 release wave 2, October update, including all end-user impacting features that will be enabled by default. Early access enables customers and partners to try and validate these new features in a non-production environment. During August and September 2019, customers and partners will be able to validate the latest capabilities which are part of the upcoming release updates early in the cycle. These features include user...



Aug 06

Updated - New feature: SharePoint Online news and page authors will now receive emails with comments, replies and likes
Updated August 1, 2019: We have adjusted the role out schedule for this feature to ensure an optimal experience. We apologize for any inconvenience. We're adding new SharePoint Online emails to keep you informed about likes and comments on pages/news posts. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49603.


Aug 05

New Feature: Enhanced Filtering for Connectors
Enhanced Filtering for Connectors is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53994.



Aug 05

New Feature: Microsoft Stream – 30 day recycle bin for deleted videos
The 30 day recycle bin for deleted videos is a new Microsoft Stream feature. We'll begin rolling this out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53140.

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