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Create all meetings online by default for Outlook mobile & Web -  #146

Create all meetings online by default for Outlook mobile & Web -  #146

May 25, 2020

This has only been talked about since the acquisition of Skype. It looks like the world is finally ready for it. Make every meeting a Microsoft Teams meeting, by automatically adding Teams details to invites created in Outlook mobile and Outlook on the Web.    

Also on the show:    
- Migration Manager moves out of public preview    

- Outlook for iOS retires support for 27 languages    

- Third-party SSO for apps in Teams    

- Contextual search (Ctrl+F) coming to Teams    

- Upload Center is being replaced by in-app Files Needing Attention    

- Self service purchase user request workflow    

- Removing OneDrive admin center link from OneDrive page for admins    

- Microsoft 365 Roadmap filters    

- SharePoint default site theme changing from blue to teal    

- Sharing links that block downloads    

- Call Quality Dashboard V2 data to be retired    

- Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments: May 21 update    

- OneNote in Teams, inline edit toggle    

- Quick Edit: page size expansion and 'save a view'    

- Screen recording available in Stream    

- Access Power BI data within Excel    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios   

Invite a group or distribution list to a Microsoft Teams  meeting - #145

Invite a group or distribution list to a Microsoft Teams  meeting - #145

May 19, 2020

When scheduling a meeting using the Teams app, you'll be able to invite Office 365 groups and distribution lists.    

Also on the show:    
- Cyber Security awareness kit for end user training    

- New update channel for tenants to receive updates to Microsoft 365 services    

- AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams    

- Cortana briefing email    

- Invite a group or distribution list to a Teams meeting    

- Teams support in the SharePoint Migration Tool    

- SharePoint: New hyperlink and date and time editors, improved editing for list and document libraries    

- Office.com home page layout and navigation change    

- Microsoft Search comes to SharePoint and OneDrive    

- Microsoft Teams room management with Teams Admin Center    

- Personal Apps available in Teams mobile client      

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios   

Pop-out 3-by-3 meeting window in Microsoft Teams  -  #144

Pop-out 3-by-3 meeting window in Microsoft Teams  -  #144

May 19, 2020

Who likes pop-out windows to multi-task? Can I ask you to raise your hand to show you agree? It opens up a few more possibilities for presenters and attendees alike. With more faces showing in the audience, this update-cluster is going to make an impact.    

Also on the show:
- New layout for SharePoint site footer    

- Microsoft 365 Records Management is now GA    

- Records Management: Proof of disposal for records    

- Teams meeting policy update to manage access to past meetings    

- SharePoint home sites    

- Microsoft Authenticator - Fullscreen account pages for Android    

- Schedule pages and news posts in SharePoint    

- Pre-publish overview in SharePoint    

- Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web    

- Outlook on the web - Send later    

- Suggested text coming in Outlook on the web    

- Policy for adding background images and effects in Teams meetings    

- Support for Egnyte in Microsoft Teams    

- Suggested replies in French and Italian for Outlook on the web    

- Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios   

Send Live reactions during PowerPoint Live Presentations - #143

Send Live reactions during PowerPoint Live Presentations - #143

May 19, 2020

I hope PowerPoint Live Presentations arrive in time for some of the #M365May presenters to use. It's arriving in targeted release tenants now. I'm keen to allow attendees to follow the slides on their own device with captions and send real-time reactions, much like in Facebook Live streams.    

Also on the show:    
- Planner integration for Message Center    

- Intune role management coming to Microsoft 365 admin center    

- New Yammer public preview plus additional administration controls and enhancements    

- Planner app renamed in Teams to Tasks    

- Spam notifications and alerts in shared mailboxes    

- Outlook introduces Incident Notification for IT Admins    

- Office 365 Portal rebrand in Service health    

- Conditionally show or hide columns in a SharePoint list or library form    

- New service plan, Common Data Service, added to enable future Office features    

- Saved for later web part available on modern pages    

- Group chat with up to 250 people    

- Allow OneDrive account to sync only for specific organizations    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

SharePoint stock images  - with Vlad Catrinescu special guest  #142

SharePoint stock images  - with Vlad Catrinescu special guest #142

April 29, 2020

*Stay tuned to the end for a special interview with Vlad Catrinescu (Twitter), Author & Microsoft MVP, concerning the new Power Platform Data Loss Prevention features.*    
Resource mentioned during interview: Power Apps Center of Excellence    

We all have our go-to sources for stock images. But soon, you won't need to leave SharePoint to find stock images to brighten up your modern pages.    

Also on the show:    
- Yammer app for Microsoft Teams    

- Third party online meeting providers in Outlook for Android    

- Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE)    

- New and updated usage reports in Microsoft 365 admin center    

- Prepare for update to the new My Apps and My Account experiences    

- Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows    

- SharePoint Designer feature deprecation    

- Microsoft Forms collaboration permissions and co-authors    

- Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

3 by 3 video layout in Microsoft Teams Meetings  -  #141

3 by 3 video layout in Microsoft Teams Meetings  -  #141

April 21, 2020

The meeting layout in Microsoft Teams will soon show 3 by 3, or 9 active participants. It will alter the number based on your available bandwidth to maintain high quality audio and video experience. But now you can keep an eye on more of your team mates and audience.    

Also on the show:    
- Updates to Outlook for iOS and Android    

- Teams enhanced meeting and admin controls, and security enhancements    

- Update to Office 365 ProPlus    

- Rich-text editor for text fields with SharePoint lists    

- Updated Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint    

- Native mode alignment tool for Yammer    

- OneDrive for Business Activity column retirement    

- Teams meeting and chat experience improvements    

- Review mode in Word for web prevents unintended edits    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

     

Modern experience for managed metadata services  -  #140

Modern experience for managed metadata services  -  #140

April 15, 2020

The SharePoint Online managed metadata services finally gets a modern SharePoint makeover. Term store manager, content type gallery and tagging / filtering options are all in line for modernization.    

Also on the show:    

- Basic Auth and Exchange Online update    

- Microsoft Teams: Raise your virtual hand in Teams meetings    

- Microsoft Forms eDiscovery export format change    

- End-user spam notifications missing phish mails    

- Streamlining the recipient experience for links shared with specific people    

- Content query web part performance banner    

- New service plan, common data service, added to enable future Office features     

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

     

Microsoft Teams background effects arriving mid April  - #139

Microsoft Teams background effects arriving mid April  - #139

April 6, 2020

Only the most anticipated feature while we all work from home... change our backgrounds in Microsoft Teams so we don't look like we're working from home!    

Also on the show:    
- Sharing behavior for non-Office resources     

- Secure by default: Junking domains that fail authentication    

- Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities (Microsoft Editor)    

- Licensing and enforcement deadline extensions for Dynamics 365, Power Automate, and Power Apps    

- SharePoint and OneDrive command bar reorganized for Power Automate features    

- SharePoint Spaces Preview: It's actually arriving!    

- Yammer uses your Office profile (and steps up consistent experience).    

- Yammer All Company feed to get Office 365 Groups and Live Events features    

- SharePoint File Delete Lockout override    

- Create a SharePoint list by importing an Excel table    

- Outlook mobile improvements to calendar and time management    

- More Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments (thanks #Covid19)    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

     

Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments  -  #138

Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments  -  #138

March 31, 2020

To reduce load on Microsoft 365 services as the World works from home, some features are reducing functionality, sync frequencies reducing and meeting recordings render in lower resolution. It's only a temporary move. Microsoft were planning to increase capacity, but not as suddenly as has occurred in recent weeks. Keep safe. Stay home. Flatten the curve.    

Also on the show:    

- Syncing files used by local computer in OneDrive    

- Structural navigation caching in SharePoint    

- Update for Office 365 ProPlus    

- New authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS    

- Kaizala API usage limited to only org-mapped groups    

- Microsoft Teams increases membership limit to 10K    

- Change header behavior for modern SharePoint and hub sites.    

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios     

     

Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams - #137

Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams - #137

March 24, 2020

Multi-Window chat for Teams is just around the corner, beginning deployment early April. Pop out chat conversations into separate windows. Just in time to manage those multiple conversations as you work from home during #covid19     

Also on the show:     
- SharePoint mobile app to support customized themes     

- Audience targeting in site, footer and hub navigation     

- Device Management support for Collaboration Bars in Teams     

- End User Spam Notification messaging updates     

- Updated SharePoint start page experience     

- Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices     

- Navigation update in desktop and mobile browsers     

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

Check out Daniel and Darrell's own YouTube channels at:    
Daniel - https://www.youtube.com/DanielGlenn     
Darrell - https://www.youtube.com/modernworkplacescenarios