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O365 Weekly Digest - 08/26/2019

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 and Skype interop for screen sharing and VOIP (Roadmap ID: 53934)
  • Teams is getting the ability to join a team with a code or link (Roadmap ID: 54158)
  • SharePoint is getting a per-site anyone link expiration (Roadmap ID: 53748)
  • Forms is getting a re-use historical forms recommendation(Roadmap ID: 54465)
  • OneDrive will become the default save location for Office
  • PowerApps canvas app issue fix for web link - if your PowerApp is using a query string parameter the first query string may be getting skipped based on the URL. A permanent fix is currently being tested but in the interim you can replace the second question mark with an ampersand to properly format the query string. 

    Admin Updates:

    You can check out the full list of update below

    Email Text

    Aug 24

    New Feature: Automatic Phishing Detection in Microsoft Forms for enterprise in-org forms
    Act By: Sep 23
    We will soon begin rolling out Automatic Phishing Detection in Microsoft Forms for enterprise in-org forms.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54433This feature is not available to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



    Aug 23

    New feature: Use templates to create users in the Microsoft 365 admin center
    We will soon be rolling out the ability to use templates to create users in the Microsoft 365 admin center.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54434.



    Aug 23

    Updated Feature: Availability of AIR Investigations data in Management Activity API
    We'll soon begin rolling out enhancements to the Automated Investigation and Response (AIR) feature in the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53624.This update does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



    Aug 23

    Reminder: Support for version 8.1.1 and higher of Intune App SDK for iOS
    We shared in MC181538 that starting in September 2019, Intune will move to support iOS apps with Intune App SDK 8.1.1 and higher. Apps built with SDK versions less than 8.1.1 will no longer be supported. This change will go into effect with Apple’s release of iOS 13 which is expected to come around September and also been announced in MC181399.



    Aug 23

    New Feature: Microsoft Teams - Screen sharing in Teams/Skype for Business interop
    Act By: Sep 30
    We’ll soon be rolling out screen sharing in Teams/Skype for Business as a new Office 365 interoperability feature.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53934.We will be rolling out to GCC customers soon.



    Aug 23

    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 23

    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 23

    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 23

    New Feature: Per-Site Anyone Link Expiration Policy
    We'll begin rolling Per-Site Anyone Link Expiration Policy for Office 365 soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53748.



    Aug 23
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    Feature update: Office 365 Client Licensing and Activation Improvements
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    In late August, we will start rolling out changes to Office 365 licensing technology to make it more reliable and resilient. These changes will help simplify activation management and streamline the Office activation experience for users.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53698



    Aug 22

    New Feature: Recommendation to re-use historical forms in Microsoft Forms
    A recommendation to re-use historical form questions is a new Office 365 feature in Microsoft Forms. We'll be gradually rolling this out to Standard Release customers in September.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of September.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54465.This feature does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.



    Aug 21

    Updated Feature: OneDrive will become the default save location in the upcoming Semi-Annual release of Office
    To make it easier for your users to take advantage of the rich cloud collaboration capabilities in Office 365, we’ve simplified the first save experience and made it easier for users to save to OneDrive and SharePoint. Once it’s in the cloud, users can easily rename/move files between folders from right within the apps. This was first announced in MC172548 (January 2019) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint users on the Monthly Channel. Now, the new save experience will be coming to Semi-Annual...



    Aug 20

    Fix issue with Canvas app web link
    Description: Our telemetry has determined that apps that read parameters from the URL query may be experiencing failures reading the first parameter. Our investigation has determined that a section of the URL needs to be changed to resolve this issue. Action Required: In the URL, replace the second question mark “?” with an ampersand “&”. The URL will then work correctly. We are validating a permanent fix for this issue which will be deployed to all customers this week.


    Aug 19

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



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