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Viva Connections (Public preview) is rolling out - #210

Viva Connections (Public preview) is rolling out - #210

September 13, 2021

Add your Viva Connections dashboard to your home site and start creating cards to help employees find relevant resources and complete essential tasks. Display a personalized list of conversations and news from across the organization.   

In this episode:    

- Improvements to the Text web part for SharePoint pages and news    
- Viva Connections (Public preview) is rolling out    
- Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams    
- Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) Retirement Announcement    
- Excel Power View Retirement    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates    
- Microsoft Forms: New Mobile Friendly Experience for Form Creation / Analysis    
- Microsoft 365 Information Governance    
- Announcing general availability of retention policies for Teams private channels    

📞 Call back - Discuss one or two updates that we've covered in older episode, which are arriving in tenants.    
- SharePoint site templates    

 

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MyAnalytics Insights become Microsoft Viva Insights - #209

MyAnalytics Insights become Microsoft Viva Insights - #209

September 9, 2021

If you use MyAnalytics Insights in Outlook and Microsoft Teams, get ready to see it now appear as Microsoft Viva Insights. Your daily briefing email might be the first indication you see this change.    

In this episode:    

- Forms word cloud poll for Teams meeting    
- Microsoft Forms: Manage and organize your forms and quizzes now    
- Insights in Microsoft 365 to become part of Microsoft Viva    
- Microsoft Teams: Enable Teams users to purchase app subscriptions through the Teams app store    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates
- SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing    
- Introducing 2x2 gallery view for Teams meetings viewed in Safari browser    
- Play My Emails: Spotlight    

 

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Check your tone when writing messages in Outlook on the web - #208

Check your tone when writing messages in Outlook on the web - #208

August 30, 2021

Microsoft Editor can be set to check for politeness as you write your email in Outlook on the web. This feature aims at reducing misunderstandings in email that could cause offense. Daniel and Darrell discuss how it might perform.  

In this episode:    

- Pairing naming convention between Teams channels and corresponding SharePoint folders    
- Outlook: Tone detection in Microsoft Editor for Outlook on the web    
- Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps    
- Announcing PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availability    
- Dynamic e911 for US WFH users    

    

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Lightweight Plans in Planner - #207

Lightweight Plans in Planner - #207

August 23, 2021

Create lightweight plans that don't require a Microsoft 365 Group. They are ideal for managing tasks in ad-hoc meetings with people outside of your team.  

In this episode:    

- Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment    
- Breakout Rooms Presenter support    
- Lightweight Plans in Planner    
- 1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2    
- Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon    
- New pricing for Microsoft 365 (On March 1, 2022)    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates
- Cortana adds two new skills and Push To Talk is enabled by default    
- Tenant setting to disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows    

    

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Spam Notification in Call Toast - #206

Spam Notification in Call Toast - #206

August 16, 2021

Who is that? I don't recognize the number. It could be a new customer. It might be a new team member. Oh it's a spam call. That was a distracting waste of time. Get notification of a possible spam call before you answer.   

In this episode:    

- Modern comments in Word (Windows)    
- Microsoft 365 roadmap site updates    
- Spam Notification in Call Toast    
- Introducing background effects on web [Microsoft Teams]    
- SharePoint spaces adds styles for text and annotation icons    
- Retirement: Outlook for iOS and Android to stop syncing with Facebook, Meetup, and Evernote Calendars    

    

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Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration - #205

Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration - #205

August 10, 2021

Teams meeting recordings will automatically expire and be deleted from OneDrive and SharePoint after 60 days. Find out what you need to know to manage meeting recordings if your org wants to keep them for longer.    

In this episode:    

- Microsoft Stream: Viewing the transcript for a Microsoft Teams meeting recording    
- New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft Search    
- Viva Connections (Private preview) app visible in Teams    
- Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint    
- [Yammer] Nested Replies and Related Features    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates    
- In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio    
- (Updated) Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chat    
- Ability to assign roles to Azure AD groups is now generally available!    
- Ability to swap content and gallery is coming back    

📞 Call back - Discuss one or two updates that we've covered in older episode, which are arriving in tenants.    
- SharePoint Events web part will display event images    

    

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Self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365 - #204

Self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365 - #204

August 2, 2021

Windows 365 is a new service that will provide virtual PCs to run a desktop environment from any device. They will be easy to provision, so much so that the service will allow your people to acquire a subscription using a self-service purchase capability. Find out what you need to do to control purchases.    

In this episode:    

- Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365 - MC271483    
- Registration available for View Only Attendees - MC271632    
- Outlook on the web - Project Moca migrating to Outlook board view - MC271629    
- New default native notification setting for new Teams users - MC271919    
- Pin a chat message - MC272447    
- New Side-by-side and Reporter Presenter modes with desktop and window sharing - MC272447    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates    
- Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings - MC271911    
- Image Tags in SharePoint - MC272451    
- A number of updated messages that have delivery pushed to late August    

    

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SharePoint News Boost - #203

SharePoint News Boost - #203

July 19, 2021

Boost your important organizational news in the news feeds across SharePoint. Live stream from Microsoft Teams meetings to YouTube, Facebook and other public platforms. Start co-authoring a list, an agenda, a table of information - directly in Microsoft Teams chat. Lot's to discuss today. Let's dive right in.

In this episode:    

- Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints - MC268726
- SharePoint News Boost - MC271075
- Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed Feed - MC270670
- Content type sync enhancements and site gallery - MC271079
- Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chat - MC270177

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates
- Power BI sensitivity label data in Activity Explorer (preview) - MC270105
- New default settings when opening Office files - MC268957
- Viva license costs - $4 Insights, Learning, Topics

📞 Call back - Discuss one or two updates that we've covered in older episode, which are arriving in tenants.
- Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams - MC259302

 

💔 This episode is dedicated to Suzanne Hunt, a member of the tech community who recently passed away. Suzanne was a wonderful person, always positive and full of enthusiasm. She often joined the live streams and chat early in the morning from New Zealand. We will greatly miss her.

    

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SharePoint Collapsible Sections - #202

SharePoint Collapsible Sections - #202

July 12, 2021

Add content into collapsible sections on SharePoint pages. Viewers scroll less. Page content is tidier. But Daniel cautions that hiding content may mean missed content.    

In this episode:    

- Real-time Telemetry for End User    
- SharePoint Collapsible Sections    
- Microsoft 365 profile update: Add topics to user profiles    
- SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluation    
- Meeting Join Custom Branding    
- Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates    
- Speed Dial on Mobile devices    
- Migrating admin experiences to the Power Platform admin center    
- Support for PSTN users to raise hand in meetings and for meeting organizers to manage PSTN audio capabilities.    

📞 Call back - Discuss one or two updates that we've covered in older episode, which are arriving in tenants.    
- OneDrive: Sharing experience - "Shared with"     

    

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Teams Meeting Auto Recording - #201

Teams Meeting Auto Recording - #201

June 28, 2021

Meeting organizers, set an option to automatically start the recording for a Teams meeting when the first person from your org joins the meeting. Sounds good. Though there are a few things to look out for.    

In this episode:    

- Include device audio when sharing on Teams for iOS and Android    
- OneDrive: Sharing experience - "Shared with"    
- Teams Meeting Auto Recording    
- Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update    
- Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms    

📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates    
- Microsoft 365 Information Governance – Retention policies for Teams private channels messages    
- Teams Follows Office Preview    
- SharePoint Email notification settings    

📞 Call back - Discuss one or two updates that we've covered in older episode, which are arriving in tenants.    
- Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists    

    

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