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#132 - Interactive Yammer email in Outlook on the Web

#132 - Interactive Yammer email in Outlook on the Web

February 18, 2020

They weren't kidding when they coined the #yearofyammer tag at #MSIgnite last year. Imagine working your way through your email notifications from #MicrosoftTeams, #Yammer, and other #Microsoft365 services. You open an email notification for a Yammer conversation and while you're in your flow answering email, you post a quick response to the Yammer thread - direct from email!    

This level of email interaction is also coming to Teams. But Yammer is set to give us the first taste. Nice!     

Also in this week's show:    

- Rolling back Office Message Encryption domain customization changes     

- Updated: Teams Channel Cross posting     

- Restricting form based auth in Office apps     

- Enhanced Power BI tab in Teams     

- New feature: Outlook mobile enabled Delegate permissions for mailboxes     

- Update: Tasks powered by To-Do (in Outlook on the Web) generally available.    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell as a Service Webster as they cover the latest messages in the Microsoft 365 Message Center.

     

#131 - Create Yammer live events using Microsoft Teams

#131 - Create Yammer live events using Microsoft Teams

February 11, 2020

Create a Yammer live event and produce it from within Microsoft Teams. This simplifies producing live events, for orgs that don't yet have the capability to use an external app or device. Up to 10 presenters can join the Teams meeting where the live stream is produced.

Also in this week's show:    

- Microsoft 365 admin center defaulting to new experience    

- Microsoft 365 usage reports adds administrator roles    

- New service health status: "False Positive"    

- Live Events in Yammer produced from your device    

- Improved sign-in experience for Microsoft Teams    

- New reports for Office 365 Advanced Thread Protection    

- Threat Protection Status Report    

- New pen toolbox for Office applications    

- Compliance Services rolling out to Office 365 plans    

- Known Issue: Dialing into Skype for Business/Teams conference IDs    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   

#130 - Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template

#130 - Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template

February 6, 2020

*Stay tuned to the end for a special interview with Joanne Klein (Twitter), Owner of NexNovus Consulting, Office 365 consultant, & Microsoft MVP, concerning legal holds in Microsoft Teams private channels and the new Advanced eDiscovery tools in Microsoft 365*

Classic SharePoint team site home pages that have not been customized are soon to be upgraded to the modern template. Organisations with customized classic home pages are left untouched, giving time to update custom web parts and designs. This is an update to gradually shift orgs towards modern sites, giving end-users new capabilities such as easier posting of news.    

Also in this week's show:    

- Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics Power BI app is updated    

- Outlook mobile adds rich formatting    

- Update to Security and Compliance center link made available to all customers    

- Retirement of Facebook data connector in Excel    

- Feature Update: App setup policies in Microsoft Teams - pin favorite apps to Teams app bar    

- New feature: Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview    

- New Feature: Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports in preview    

- New Feature: Legal hold for Teams private channels    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   

#129 - Office 365 ProPlus changes to browser default search engine

#129 - Office 365 ProPlus changes to browser default search engine

January 29, 2020

Microsoft Search is one of the big focuses for Microsoft 365 this year. It's instrumental in productivity and finding the info you're looking for. The entry points for using Microsoft Search have expanded to a search box in the title bar of Office applications and integration with Bing.
This update to Office 365 Pro Plus will change Google Chrome to use Bing as the default search engine. Unsurprisingly, the technical community had some opinions to express about this.   

Also in this week's show:    

- Microsoft database containing Customer Support data was accessible from the Internet    

- Be aware and prepared – web sites you use may not work in Chrome 80    

- Updates to Yammer Private Messages API    

- Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365 Service health and Message center    

- New Feature: Outlook on the web - new experience in mobile browsers    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   

#128 - Enhanced scheduling experience in Teams

#128 - Enhanced scheduling experience in Teams

January 20, 2020

*Stay tuned to the end for a special interview with Susan Hanley, SharePoint consultant & Microsoft MVP, concerning default SharePoint sharing links that can now default to people with existing access*

Meetings are a core experience in Microsoft Teams. In the early days of the release of Teams, scheduling a meeting was a simple but limited experience. Today, the meeting scheduling form in Teams is just about at parity with the Outlook on the web scheduling form. This release gives more options for the meeting organiser. Search from the location picker. A new availability indicator for those you invite. Tabs in edit mode provide access to Scheduling Assistant, Files, Chats and meeting notes while you create or edit the invite.      
   
Also in this week's show:    

- Self-service purchase capabilities for Microsoft Power Platform    

- Lobby control for dial-in attendees in Microsoft Teams    

- changes to Quarantine Permissions    

- Service health dashboard - Report an issue (Update)    

- Office What's New management - again    

- Blocking sensitive information in notifications for Outlook for iOS (delayed)    

- End user access to phishing email (Update)    

- Microsoft Teams Read receipts roll-out (timeline update)    

- SharePoint page difference visualization (timeline update)    

- Bing Image search and YouTube search in combined toggle for Forms    

- Per-site sharing links can now default to people with existing access    

- Use Power Automate to approve SharePoint hub-site joins (timeline update)    

- Microsoft Stream cloud recordings changes to data center recording locations    

- Allow OneDrive to disable Windows permission inheritance in folders synced read-only    

- Outlook on the web - add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account    

- Microsoft Search in Bing User Experience refreshed    

- Announce when dial-in users join/leave a meeting in Microsoft Teams (update)    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   

#127 - RSS feed updates for Microsoft 365 Roadmap individual features

#127 - RSS feed updates for Microsoft 365 Roadmap individual features

January 14, 2020

If you're patiently waiting for a coming feature in #Microsoft365, use the new feature level RSS feed in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. One we've been waiting for is more of the SharePoint library experience in the #MicrosoftTeams Files tab. Add the RSS feed to your favorite reader and keep watch.     
   
Also in this week's show:    

- Outlook on the Web: Sync with Sticky Notes    

- Power Automate to approve hub-site joins    

- Power Apps custom forms integration with SharePoint libraries, still rolling out    

- ZapEnabled parameter in HostedContentFilterPolicy cmdlets retirement    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   
We’d like to thank our sponsor - Valo Intranet.    
Like us, Valo is a huge fan of Microsoft 365 and a friend of the show. So, a big thank you goes to Valo!    
Valo Intranet solutions leverage the best that Microsoft has to offer and can dramatically improve your internal communications with their intelligent intranet solution called Valo Intranet.    
They can also help you take back control of your Office 365 group creation and maintenance, and a whole lot more with Valo Teamwork.
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#126 - Office ‘What’s New’ Management

#126 - Office ‘What’s New’ Management

January 6, 2020

The What's New feature in Office displays short notifications and links to help for new features arriving in Office for Windows.
This management feature is now in preview.      
   
Also in this week's show:    
- Updated Kaizala administration roles  

- Discover Office files in Outlook for Android    

- Updated Consent flow for custom Kaizala Action    

- Microsoft Teams Priority Notifications promotion extended to April 1    

- eDiscovery for Yammer    

- Announce when dial-in users join/leave a Microsoft Teams meeting    

- Lobby control for dial-in attendees in Microsoft Teams    

- Updated FindTime back-end service (bumped again for visibility)    
   
Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    
   
We’d like to thank our sponsor - Valo Intranet.    
Like us, Valo is a huge fan of Microsoft 365 and a friend of the show. So, a big thank you goes to Valo!    
Valo Intranet solutions leverage the best that Microsoft has to offer and can dramatically improve your internal communications with their intelligent intranet solution called Valo Intranet.    
They can also help you take back control of your Office 365 group creation and maintenance, and a whole lot more with Valo Teamwork.
Visit them at valointranet.com and book a demo or call today.  

#125 - Email notifications for comments & mentions in Office

#125 - Email notifications for comments & mentions in Office

December 23, 2019

On episode 125 of The 365 Message Center Show, we'll discuss all 14 new updates in the Microsoft 365 Message Center.    

- Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream migration - retirement date and timelines    

- New features coming to the Office 365 app launcher and Office.com    

- Outlook on the web, new mobile browser experience    

- FindTime, updating back-end service    

- Outlook on the web - Files view    

- Office 2016 for Mac end of mainstream support    

- Teams meeting policies update    

- Custom search results pages for SharePoint sites    

- Image resizing in the modern SharePoint experience    

- SharePoint page difference visualization    

- Global reader experience in new SharePoint admin center    

- Power BI, retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support, June 2020    

- Design update, handling repeated phishers in Microsoft Forms    

- Email notifications for comments and @mentions in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel    

- Outlook on the web - room card    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    

We’d like to thank our sponsor - Valo Intranet.   
Like us, Valo is a huge fan of Microsoft 365 and a friend of the show. So, a big thank you goes to Valo!   
Valo Intranet solutions leverage the best that Microsoft has to offer and can dramatically improve your internal communications with their intelligent intranet solution called Valo Intranet.   
They can also help you take back control of your Office 365 group creation and maintenance, and a whole lot more with Valo Teamwork.   
Visit them at valointranet.com and book a demo or call today. 

#124 - Teams and Outlook Email Integration

#124 - Teams and Outlook Email Integration

December 17, 2019

There's 6 new Teams-Outlook email integrations coming. On episode 124 of The 365 Message Center Show, we'll discuss all 6 and the other messages from this past week's delivery.    

- Clutter for Outlook retirement    

- Microsoft Search Change to suggested Q&As    

- Microsoft Teams coming to existing installs for Semi-Annual Channel customers    

- Fluid Framework Preview for creating Fluid documents    

- Teams-Outlook email integrations    

- Retention labels, proof of disposal for records    

- A new account management experience in the Admin Center    

Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell Webster as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    

We’d like to thank our sponsor - Valo Intranet.   
Like us, Valo is a huge fan of Microsoft 365 and a friend of the show. So, a big thank you goes to Valo!   
Valo Intranet solutions leverage the best that Microsoft has to offer and can dramatically improve your internal communications with their intelligent intranet solution called Valo Intranet.   
They can also help you take back control of your Office 365 group creation and maintenance, and a whole lot more with Valo Teamwork.   
Visit them at valointranet.com and book a demo or call today.   

#123 - Updated SharePoint start page experience

#123 - Updated SharePoint start page experience

December 14, 2019

This week, we're live from SharePoint Fest Chicago #SPFestChi.    

The SharePoint start page will be tidied up, organising featured and suggested sites into tabs. This makes room for more featured links, your recent documents and saved for later pages.    
Does this make the SharePoint start page more functional?      

Daniel and Darrell discuss this and more this week:

- Handling repeated phishers in #Microsoft Forms    

- Meeting chat notifications in #MicrosoftTeams    

- Retirement of #SharePoint classic and #Delve blogs    

- Add participants to Teams meeting chat    

- File upload for Forms    

- Commercial Cloud Trial updates for Microsoft Teams    

Join Daniel and Darrell as they cover the latest messages in the #Microsoft365 Message Center.    

We’d like to thank our sponsor - Valo Intranet.    
Like us, Valo is a huge fan of Microsoft 365 and a friend of the show. So, a big thank you goes to Valo!   
Valo Intranet solutions leverage the best that Microsoft has to offer and can dramatically improve your internal communications with their intelligent intranet solution called Valo Intranet.   
They can also help you take back control of your Office 365 group creation and maintenance, and a whole lot more with Valo Teamwork.   
Visit them at valointranet.com and book a demo or call today.