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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Enhance collaboration in Word, Excel and PowerPoint with smart @mention suggestions

Our goal is to provide our users with a blazingly fast, low-touch experience, so they can quickly tag the most relevant person in the context of the document. We have reimagined the people picking experience to make it intelligent, smooth, low-touch and with contextually relevant suggestions. Photos in picker tiles for easy identification Suggestion list before the user types - Zero Query  Blazing fast suggestions results Search, pick, and tag using name, email ID or alias Microsoft Accessibility Standard-complaint picker Accurate, fresh, and comprehensive results. You can also experience it when collaborating on a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in Microsoft Teams. Add a comment from the context menu when you right-click in the body of the document. A preview of the comment thread and document text is provided in the email. Our goal is to make it easier for you to collaborate with your coworkers by quickly tagging them in the context of the document. Read more at https://bit.ly/3CgNu8F Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Microsoft 365 admin guide to Ignite 2022

Recently, we've evolved the Microsoft 365 admin center to help IT admins with everything from managing deployments and updates to understanding the adoption and usage across their organization. In this session, Meg and Nick will provide a closer look at new investments in the Microsoft 365 admin center, including the Microsoft 365 Lighthouse admin portal for Managed Service Providers and the Microsoft 365 Admin mobile app and Admin app in Microsoft Teams, and the new Business Advisor program, designed to help our partners and SMB customers drive operational efficiency and ensure a secure environment for users. How to optimize your environment and manage change using Microsoft 365 admin center. Based on your feedback over the last year, we've continued to improve admin experiences to help you keep your Microsoft 365 environment healthy, and effectively manage change. Sandhya, Maryam, and team will give you an overview of the latest Microsoft 365 admin center innovations for managing your day-to-day efficiency with features like Global Search and ServiceNow integration, reducing security risks through greater visibility into updates, managing change for users more effectively, and improvements we've made to make tracking system health and monitoring your Microsoft 365 environment. Roundtable sessions: A closer look at new Microsoft 365 admin center capabilities. Join us for a post-Ignite Microsoft 365 admin center AMA on Tuesday, November 1st at 10:00 AM PT to ask questions about news from Ignite. Read more at https://bit.ly/3RnMi7Q Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

New improved contacts on Outlook Web App

Self-updating contacts to always keep contacts up to date. New contact editor to add, update, and manage contacts. All the new contacts you add from the people card of a person belonging to your organization will be self-updating contacts. An image of the People card demonstrating the new self-updating contact feature in OWA. Organize contacts using Categories. Categories are just like tags; you can apply these tags to contacts to group contacts into desired categories. The new contact editor allows you to create, update, and categorize contacts, and manage them from the email, calendar, and People hub so you can focus on your core job while simultaneously managing your contacts. The abovementioned new experiences and the Outlook Web App People hub are powered by the new, rich, and intelligent contacts schema. Read more at https://bit.ly/3RfVNGd Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Microsoft Ignite 2022 guide to Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, Stream, Visio and more

Microsoft Ignite offers global experiences, localized content, in-person opportunities, and more-it's a new kind of Ignite. ' To help, the Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, Planner/Project, Stream, Project, Visio, and more groups are prepping speakers and content - fired up and ready to help dig in - to ignite your passion and help you shift into the high-learning gear! This blog is your guide loaded with related keynotes, breakout sessions, on-demand sessions, and more - to help you navigate this subset of content within the whole of Ignite - both digital and onsite at SCC. We'll keep it up to date - before, during and after Ignite. Below is a subset of Ignite content to hear more and learn more about Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, Stream, Visio and related technologies. On-demand sessions are the double-click into soaking up more knowledge, seeing more of the 'what's next' - in context. Level up your skills as Microsoft, industry, and partner experts guide you through the latest technology with immersive demos and live sessions. Plus, check out the Microsoft Ignite Spotlights - A new experience with connection opportunities that help you gain insights from local leaders, partner experts, and your community. Read more at https://bit.ly/3DXVLQh Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

The power of the Microsoft Power Platform The Intrazone podcast

07:30 AM. Citizen developers, unite! Buckle up! It's time to dig into the Power Platform apps, to see how you can analyze data, build solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents. April is also a Power Platform MVP alumni, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and previously a SharePoint developer out of Tulsa, OK. This episode brings the live Intrazone breakout session from 365 EduCon - Dallas right into your Intrazone ears. We asked April to share insights and best practices for user experiences designed to build 'sticky apps', plus her take on new Power Platform innovations: covering Power Pages, Power Automate: the Pay-as-you-go model, modern commanding, RPA, and governance with 'Managed Environments'. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. We, too, welcome your ideas for future episodes topics and segments. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3SnaVmj Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Microsoft Tech Community

We're pleased to introduce Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS - now available for testing using the TestFlight app. Microsoft Lists at the tap of your fingertips - a fully functional information tracker while on the go. We have been using Lists for iOS here at Microsoft to plan morale events, gifts, roadmap items, travel expenses, and more - and we love it! We hope you enjoy it, too. You can access the Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS app for free using your MSA account. Currently Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS is limited to 10,000 installs via this method of preview. A: The current production app in the App Store is Microsoft Lists which supports logging in with your work or school account - for commercial Microsoft 365 customers. The Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS allows signing in with your Microsoft account. Read more at https://bit.ly/3RiPH7Y Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, September 26, 2022

Microsoft Stream is moving to Microsoft 365!

We're not shy about using our own products and services internally here at Microsoft, and as such, we're already taking advantage of recently moving our internal video platform-Microsoft Stream-under the Microsoft 365 umbrella. The transformation of our corporate video platform has made it easier for our employees to create, upload, edit, and publish enterprise videos, says Marc Mroz, a product manager for Microsoft's Office Media group, who explained that the new, modern Microsoft Stream experience is benefitting from now being located within SharePoint specifically. The Microsoft Digital Employee Experience team has been working with Mroz and the product group team on deploying the modern Microsoft Stream experience across the company, with the team that publishes the company's internal employee portal among those taking the lead on trying it first. Folding Microsoft Stream directly into Microsoft 365 and SharePoint using OneDrive for storage has made it more useable and accessible within Microsoft, Mroz says, adding that it also ensures that the product stays more current. To learn more and to find out how you can deploy the modern Microsoft Stream experience at your company, read the full story here: Corporate video at Microsoft gets a big upgrade thanks to the modern Microsoft Stream experience. When moving from classic to the modern Microsoft Stream experience, take stock of your current inventory, especially if you have a large archive of Microsoft Teams recordings. Thanks to the way SharePoint sites populate content, you can elegantly use parent and child sites to share content to targeted audiences without having to duplicate efforts Keep your SharePoint organized; this was true before Microsoft Stream came to Windows 365 and it's still true after Video is a great way to onboard new employees or offer just-in-time training. Read more at https://bit.ly/3r93C5P Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Microsoft's HRWeb portal runs on SharePoint in Microsoft 365

Microsoft's own human resources portal - known internally as HRWeb - gets personal, thanks to the modern SharePoint experience in Microsoft 365. Microsoft employees use HRWeb to check on benefits, adjust withholdings, find a specific company policy, and more. I use it to check health benefits, get career guidance, learn about official company holidays, and print out tax info when it's tax season here in the US. HRWeb is a one-stop shop internal human resources site that serves a variety of important employment information for all 160,000+ employees worldwide. The homepage of Microsoft's HR portal running on modern SharePoint in Microsoft 365. The full article shares more about the strategy and execution of how Microsoft found just the right fit - plus a little custom code and Jay Clem about how Microsoft adjusts its practices and technology to improve the employee experience for 160K full-time Microsoft employees around the world - including insights abouth the very same HRWeb. If you have any questions about the tech, the strategy, and any feedback for the team, please leave a comment and I'll do my best to either answer inline or loop the right person in to carry the discussion forward. Read more at https://bit.ly/3BiBT7w Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

What's new and what's next for SharePoint Server

SharePoint Online is Microsoft's premier SharePoint experience thanks to the rich integration that is possible with cloud services and the ability to rapidly innovate with a cloud-focused engineering model; however, we also recognize that SharePoint Server has been and will continue to be a critical part of the collaboration and business process strategy for many of our customers. Last year we showed our commitment to our on-premises customers with the release of SharePoint Server Subscription Edition and today we'd like to share some exciting news about new investments we're making in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, as well as other updates to the SharePoint Server ecosystem. Instead of waiting for the next major version of SharePoint Server to be released, new feature experiences will now be introduced to SharePoint Server Subscription Edition on a regular basis via updates. The feature update released in the second half of calendar year 2022 is called SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 22H2. A feature update released in the first half of calendar year 2023 is called SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 23H1. Today we're pleased to announce that the Version 22H2 feature update is now available as part of the September 2022 Public Update for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. As a reminder, SharePoint 2010 workflows will only be supported on SharePoint Server Subscription Edition through July 14, 2026, and that our recommended alternatives are SharePoint 2013 workflows or Power Automate. To ensure you can continue to use SharePoint 2013 workflows with your SharePoint Server environments, we will soon be releasing a new SharePoint Workflow Manager application to replace Service Bus and Microsoft Workflow Manager. In addition to these updates to SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, we're also excited to announce that the SharePoint Server Technology Adoption Program is accepting nominations! The TAP provides an opportunity for you to help shape the future of SharePoint Server, and is open to customers, ISVs, consultants, MVPs, and other partners. Read more at https://bit.ly/3dj4iCs Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

New cultural site template: Hispanic Heritage Month

Across the globe we see the celebration of wonderful cultural moments. We are introducing Diversity and Inclusion cultural site templates. Our second cultural template we are delivering celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This leverages the modern experience built on SharePoint in Microsoft 365. Home page with a unique theme Page template Pre-populated content and web parts Mobile ready. You will be able to quickly create communication to. To learn more about how to create the Hispanic Heritage Employee Resource Group site for your Microsoft 365 tenant, visit the related help article on docs. Read more at https://bit.ly/3LdnbDb Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. SharePoint Framework 1.16 in autumn 2022 with updates for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint Native support of Microsoft Teams JavaScript SDK v2 for SPFx solutions Viva Connections product type in AppSource for easier acquire of the Viva apps to your environment - no ETA Support for SharePoint Framework solutions in the Microsoft Teams store - no ETA Support SharePoint Framework extensibility for list and library new, edit and view panels and more.... We are looking forward to more great solutions that enable innovation, and help our customers get more done with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Ichicraft Widgets allows users to personalize their digital workplace in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. SharePoint Employee Directory Plus is free, fully featured 30 days trial for one office 365 tenant upto 999 users. Beyond Intranet SharePoint Employee Directory software makes your life easier if you must manage information about your office employees at one place and want to quickly access them anytime. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/3S00vsl Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, September 12, 2022

Update under lock: Improved update experience for Microsoft 365 Apps

We refer to this feature as update under lock, and it uses Click-To-Run technology. Update under lock helps you reach compliance within your timeframes without disrupting your internal users, and potentially reduces the need for abrupt forced updates, making updates more reliable by saving app state before closing. If there are running Office apps, update under lock will try to shut them down only when safe to do so, apply the pending update, and restore any closed apps to their previous state. Microsoft 365 subscriptions, Visio, Project, but not Microsoft Teams, which has its own update process Retail consumer/perpetual Office 2016, 2019, and 2021. If apps cannot shut down safely, updates are applied normally. Microsoft is always optimizing your updates experience, and this thoroughly tested feature lives under the hood to make your life easier. Continue the conversation by joining us in the Microsoft 365 Tech Community! Whether you have product questions or just want to stay informed with the latest updates on new releases, tools, and blogs, Microsoft 365 Tech Community is your go-to resource to stay connected! Read more at https://bit.ly/3BykhFS Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop August 2022

Exciting news from the Microsoft Viva world landed this past month, plus several new creator experiences across the SharePoint team site landscape. August 2022 brought tech goodness of all kinds: Viva Goals GA, Viva Engage GA, Viva Insights updates, Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS, new SharePoint team site templates, new web parts and site theme, co-authoring encrypted documents on mobile, new OneDrive home experience, To Do in Outlook for Windows, and more. All features listed below began rolling out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of August 2022. Build your intelligent intranet on SharePoint in Microsoft 365 and get the benefits of investing in business outcomes - reducing IT and development costs, increasing business speed and agility, and up-leveling the dynamic, personalized, and welcoming nature of your intranet. Ms/ListsiOSMSA. Teamwork updates across SharePoint team sites, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. SharePoint is an intelligent content service that powers teamwork - to better collaborate on proposals, projects, and campaigns throughout your organization - with integration across Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, Planner and much more. IPv6 is now the default for SharePoint in Microsoft 365, to ensure seamless customer and user experiences over the Internet from any location, from any device. Read more at https://bit.ly/3KTiTRe Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Think globally, act locally The Intrazone podcast

High performance computing, and fast and reliable access to Microsoft services - that's Microsoft datacenters worldwide in a nutshell. We highlight news about the recent opening of a new datacenter in Qatar, and the value of operating Microsoft datacenters at scale across various product groups, partners, and ultimately out to customer. Intrazone guests and hosts during recording via Teams - clockwise from top left: Sean Emam [guest], Jon Farmer [guest], Chris McNulty [co-host], and Mark Kashman [co-host]. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. Left to right : Chris McNulty, director and Mark Kashman, senior product manager. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3ADTtSU Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Thursday, August 25, 2022

helping customers get the most out of Microsoft 365

Today, we are pleased to introduce Adoption Score, a set of metrics and tools for Microsoft 365 admins and IT leaders to improve the everyday experiences of their workforce and to help organizations get the most out of their investment in Microsoft 365. Importantly, Adoption Score is backed by Microsoft's continued commitment to user-level privacy - meaning no one in a customer's organization can use Adoption Score to access data about how an individual user is using apps and services in Microsoft 365. The anonymized metrics in Adoption Score help IT admins understand and optimize Microsoft 365 usage patterns in support of their digital transformation journey. Over the coming months, we will be releasing additional new functionality to Adoption Score that aims to change how IT admins support their workforce and help their organizations to get more out of Microsoft 365, all while maintaining our commitment to user level privacy. Adoption Score is available as a capability within the Microsoft 365 admin center. We're excited for the role Adoption Score will play in helping organizations get the most out of their investment in Microsoft 365. Check out what features are in development or coming soon on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap or, learn more about the Time trends roadmap item: Time trends for Adoption Score people experiences. Read more at https://bit.ly/3wvDYeE Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, August 22, 2022

Use Microsoft Lists for your next marketing campaign

The below video provides context for how Microsoft Lists + Power Automate + Teams helps streamline people + information across date-driven milestones. Add the list to the active Microsoft Teams marketing campaign channel. Work with Lists in Microsoft Teams and start conversations tied to individual list items. Learn more about getting started with Lists in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Lists supports the ability to color-code rows, columns, and views - in a statis fashion or when certain conditions are met. Good luck with your next marketing campaign - knowing Microsoft Lists has your back as you plan, collaborate, and execute what matters most. A summary of value across Microsoft Lists as you use the app in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, in SharePoint and while on the go with Lists for Android and iOS. Learn more about Microsoft Lists - visit our Lists resource center and provide feedback on any features or updates you'd like to see in the future. Read more at https://bit.ly/3KafFsn Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, August 15, 2022

15 reasons to love OneDrive

All your files, from Office docs to photos-even files others have shared with you-are always on your OneDrive. Easily access Teams and SharePoint files from right inside OneDrive. Create, access, view, edit, and share files on the go with the OneDrive mobile app. If you're working on an important video project for a client or a 3D model for a computer design class, you can upload file sizes up to 250GB in OneDrive. With OneDrive Files On-Demand, you can access your work or school files in the cloud without using valuable file storage space on your Windows or Mac device. If you lose your device or are subject to a cyberattack, OneDrive has your back, allowing you to recover your files and minimize any loss of work. If you're using a free or paid OneDrive consumer plan or Microsoft 365 Personal or Family plan, you can create family or friend groups to share photos, videos, and other files with. Read more at https://bit.ly/3QLUA9K Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. SharePoint Framework 1.16 in autumn 2022 with updates for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint Native support of Microsoft Teams JavaScript SDK v2 for SPFx solutions Viva Connections product type in AppSource for easier acquire of the Viva apps to your environment - no ETA Support for SharePoint Framework solutions in the Microsoft Teams store - no ETA Support SharePoint Framework extensibility for list and library new, edit and view panels and more.... We are looking forward to more great solutions that enable innovation, and help our customers get more done with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Ichicraft Widgets allows users to personalize their digital workplace in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. My Links is a SharePoint app where you can add and manage your web links through an intuitive interface. After installing My Links in a SharePoint page and adding your links, you can also install the My Links web part in another location and your original links will be available to you at the new location. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/3JQCyRy Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Microsoft OneDrive turns 15 The Intrazone podcast

It's OneDrive's 15th birthday, and all the presents are for you. On this episode, Ankita Kirti and I chat with Arwa Tyebkhan and Steven Bailey to celebrate both OneDrive's 15th lap around the sun AND to hear more about the new OneDrive Home experience. Exe and SharePoint Workspaces, and land on OneDrive as we know it today. We also discover that it's not only OneDrive's birthday the team has been hard at work redesigning the OneDrive Home experience to help you easily resume your work and catch up on what you missed while you were away - everything at-a-glance and easy to prioritize where to start working. Intrazone guests + hosts, clockwise starting top left: Steven Bailey [co-host], Ankita Kirti [co-host], and Arwa Tyebkhan [guest] - recording the guest segment via Microsoft Teams. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3Pafn5I Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, August 8, 2022

Introducing Preview of Experience insights for Microsoft 365

Here, as with many other Microsoft 365 reports, Experience insights are aggregated at the tenant level only; no user-level data is available. An image of the Experience insights dashboard home screen in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Experience insights help you quickly understand key user experience signals from select Microsoft 365 apps and services. Now, anytime a user in your organization submits feedback through Microsoft 365 apps or services or completes an NPS survey, we share that information back to you through Experience insights. Today, Experience insights is optimized for organizations with higher volumes of data, but we are working on bringing the experience to smaller organizations in the future. To learn more about this new dashboard, check out the Microsoft Docs article: Microsoft 365 Experience insights dashboard - Microsoft 365 admin. We're excited to bring this new experience to you and hope it will be a useful tool to help you understand and improve the user experience with Microsoft 365 in your organization. Read more at https://bit.ly/3P4Ap5v Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Friday, August 5, 2022

Microsoft Teams Open-Source App Templates

We have several updates to share around our open-source app templates that the team manages. Localized in 12 languages Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish Localization uses Microsoft Teams language settings Ability to approve/reject multiple Champion onboarding requests at one time from approval screen. Mobile responsive UI. New card layouts for both Champion and non-champion leaderboard views. Ability to schedule 1:1 calendar scheduling for Champion <-> non-Champion introductions off the card layout screen. Ability to start multiple tournaments at the same time. Ability to upload image from local machine for use in message send. Ability to format the summary text using markdown language. Read more at https://bit.ly/3vI4roV Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop July 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 dates have been announced: October 12-14. Microsoft continues to ship new updates and releases leading up to the event - one sure to be full of new disclosures. All features listed below began rolling out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of July 2022. Build your intelligent intranet on SharePoint in Microsoft 365 and get the benefits of investing in business outcomes - reducing IT and development costs, increasing business speed and agility, and up-leveling the dynamic, personalized, and welcoming nature of your intranet. Microsoft 365 customers can now make demos, explainer videos, and videos to post in chats directly in Microsoft 365 with the new Stream camera. Teamwork updates across SharePoint team sites, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. SharePoint is an intelligent content service that powers teamwork - to better collaborate on proposals, projects, and campaigns throughout your organization - with integration across Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, Planner and much more. Read more at https://bit.ly/3vydYyL Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, August 1, 2022

Get your OKRs on with Viva Goals The Intrazone Microsoft podcast

On this episode, Chris and Mark chat with Lucy Hitz and Kevin Shively to celebrate the general availability for Viva Goals and learn a lot more behind the scenes. Intrazone guests + host, left-to-right: Lucy Hitz [guest], Kevin Shively, and Mark Kashman [host] - recording the guest segment via Microsoft Teams. Hosts, guests, and related products Articles and sites. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. Left to right : Chris McNulty, director and Mark Kashman, senior product manager. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3vrgren Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Transform Microsoft Teams meetings with real-time collaboration

An image of a Microsoft Teams meeting on Windows desktop demonstrating how to access Excel Live from the Share tray. An image of a Microsoft Teams meeting on Windows desktop demonstrating how to share an Excel file by selecting the workbook and clicking the Share button. An image of a Microsoft Teams meeting via Attendee View demonstrating how meeting participants are able to edit the Excel spreadsheet from the meeting screen. If you have a workbook open that you want to share in a Teams meeting, just click Share, then Work together in Teams. Make your Teams meetings more engaging and productive. Simplifies collaboration by eliminating the need to switch between programs Saves time spent after meetings trying to capture/consolidate content Promotes inclusiveness and encourages contribution among team members Drives productivity. If you're a Microsoft Insider, we hope you'll try out the Excel Live co-editing experience in one of your upcoming Teams meetings. Read more at https://bit.ly/3B1jUUj Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Managing browser security easily with Microsoft 365 Lighthouse and Microsoft Edge

With so many customers to manage and browser security ever evolving, it can be quite a challenge for managed service providers to keep up with the latest security recommendations and secure devices and data across their customer base. Announced at Ignite 2020, Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is a platform that allows MSPs to scale the management of their small and medium-sized business customers in a single, comprehensive portal, available at no additional cost for eligible MSPs. With Lighthouse, MSPs can get recommended security configuration baselines tailored to SMB customers, quickly find and investigate risks, and proactively take action to get their customers to a healthy and secure state. The addition of the Microsoft Edge policy to the default baseline will make it easier for MSPs to consistently deploy Microsoft Edge security settings to users across SMB customers, saving them time and giving customers peace of mind that their users and their data are protected. MSPs have the challenging task of managing customers across the customer lifecycle, from onboarding to troubleshooting to managing operational improvements. To simplify this challenge, Lighthouse provides recommended settings and policies, including Microsoft Edge security settings. A GIF demonstrating how to deploy Microsoft Edge security settings in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse. Continue the conversation by joining us in the Microsoft 365 Tech Community! Whether you have product questions or just want to stay informed with the latest updates on new releases, tools, and blogs, Microsoft 365 Tech Community is your go-to resource to stay connected! Read more at https://bit.ly/3PICCV7 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, July 18, 2022

Project Orland for Microsoft 365

Last July we introduced the private preview of Project Orland for Microsoft 365, a new experience in Partner Center that empowers CSP partners to proactively engage with and nurture their customers. Today we are delighted to announce that this October we will release the Public Preview of Project Orland, further democratizing access to AI-powered insights and recommendations, empowering CSP partners to support the business and technology needs of their customers, helping them to thrive. Project Orland is a new digital experience that looks at your CSP customer base and applies data models built by Microsoft data scientists to s surface prioritized growth opportunities for your customer success and sales leaders to act upon. Project Orland uses AI to identity potential opportunities for you to pursue with your customers to acquire new users, minimize churn and harvest growth. Project Orland overview identifies opportunities across customer lifecycle. With customer specific insights and recommendations, you can further understand the opportunity and why Project Orland is suggesting you act. You are enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider program with an active MPN agreement You are a direct-bill or indirect reseller with a minimum of 100 Microsoft 365 customers Your sales team is ready and able to benefit from this experience. Read more at https://bit.ly/3RKc1bM Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Microsoft Defender for Business servers

We're pleased to announce that endpoint security for Windows and Linux Servers for small and medium-sized businesses is now available to preview within Microsoft Defender for Business as, Microsoft Defender for Business servers. At that time, a Microsoft Defender for Business servers license must be purchased for each onboarded server, or those servers can be offboarded. Figure 1: Start using the Preview of Microsoft Defender for Business servers by switching on Preview Features and onboarding servers. Microsoft CSP partners using Lighthouse can view security alerts, incidents, and the device list across multiple customers with client and servers onboarded to Defender for Business, from a single admin experience. Purchasing server security with Defender for Business servers. At general availability, Microsoft Defender for Business servers will be made available as an add-on priced at $3 per server instance per month. Subscriptions can be added to Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Microsoft Defender for Business standalone, as server licensing is not included in those base plans. Read more at https://bit.ly/3ANfdxt Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Enhancing the collaboration and diagramming experiences with new tools, shapes in Visio for the web

More recently, we've been focused on enhancing the diagramming experience for Visio in Microsoft 365, Visio Plan 1, and Visio Plan 2 users to include new diagram types. New collaboration and diagramming tools in Visio for the web. Format Options pane: The new Format Options pane in Visio for the web brings Fill, Line, and new Dimension options right next to your diagram. Improved interoperability between the Visio web and desktop apps: With this update, Visio for the web users can open files that were previously not supported for editing in Visio for the web and edit shapes with certain properties such as rectangular gradients and those containing OLE objects. An image demonstrating how a user can open and edit a Visio file consisting of shapes with gradients in Visio for the web. Grid and Snap to Grid: Previously available only in the Visio desktop app, the Grid and Snap to Grid options are currently rolling out to Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2 subscribers only in Visio for the web. We will continue to add new diagram types to enhance the diagramming experience in Visio for the web. Read more at https://bit.ly/3yYAq65 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, July 11, 2022

Refreshing the OneNote app on Android mobile

The Home page displays your recent Notebook pages, Sticky Notes, and Samsung Notes from all your signed-in accounts in a single unified view. You can tap on a note card to view or edit the note or long press on it to take a quick action. Sort your notes by Updated Date, Created Date or Alphabetically, and use the filter options to filter notes by note type, Notebook Page, Sticky Note, Samsung Note, or by signed in account. A GIF image demonstrating how to filter notes by note type in the OneNote app on an Android mobile device. Swipe down to sync your notes and long press the note cards to take quick actions, such as deleting, moving, copying, sharing, or adding notes to your mobile device's home screen. A GIF image demonstrating the Quick Action feature by moving a note from one notebook to another notebook in the OneNote app on an Android mobile device. The new quick capture bar at the bottom of the page allows you to easily take notes within the mobile app in your preferred modality with a single click. Read more at https://bit.ly/3yz4ofA Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Introducing the Microsoft 365 Health dashboard: an easy way to view key health information

Your feedback to us was that it's difficult to understand the complete health of your Microsoft 365 environment because the information you need is spread out across many pages in the Microsoft 365 admin center. We heard you! So, we created a new dashboard that pulls this information together, giving you an at-a-glance view of key health information. An image providing a complete view of the Health dashboard page in the Microsoft 365 admin center. An image of the Service health and usage section on the Health dashboard with a table providing examples of health status, average daily users, and license utilization for each service. To help you succeed in this ongoing effort, the Health dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of whether Microsoft 365 desktop apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are up to date. An image of the Microsoft 365 app updates section of the Health dashboard providing a examples of device counts for devices that are on: Latest build, One build behind, and Two or more builds behind. An image demonstrating the new Dashboard menu option in the left navigation menu on the Health dashboard page in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Read more at https://bit.ly/3yz4oMC Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. SharePoint Framework 1.16 in autumn 2022 with updates for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint Viva Connections product type in AppSource for easier acquire of the Viva apps to your environment - no ETA Support for SharePoint Framework solutions in the Microsoft Teams store - no ETA Support SharePoint Framework extensibility for list and library new, edit and view panels and more.... We are looking forward to more great solutions that enable innovation, and help our customers get more done with Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. My Links is a SharePoint app where you can add and manage your web links through an intuitive interface. After installing My Links in a SharePoint page and adding your links, you can also install the My Links web part in another location and your original links will be available to you at the new location. My Links can be installed in multiple SharePoint locations, always providing you quick access to your original links list. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/3Ijq187 Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Announcing the availability of Quick Access filters in Office app for Android

The Office Mobile team is excited to announce the availability of Quick Access filters in Office Mobile on Android phones and tablets! This feature can help you increase your productivity while customizing Office on your Android mobile device, so it works best for you. Locate your content easily with Quick Access filters. Quick Access filters provide you with easy navigation and personalization options, helping you locate your content more quickly. Users can personalize their home screen by adding, removing, or organizing these filters for quick access. Open the Office app on your Android device and locate the Quick Access options at the top of your home screen. An image demonstrating the Quick Access options available on the Office app home screen on an Android device. Tap on a Quick Access option to see filtered content based on the filter you choose. Read more at https://bit.ly/3a5cog8 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop June 2022 The Intrazone

Beyond prepping for Microsoft Inspire next month, we saw June 2022 bring a lot of new tech to Microsoft 365 - lots of SharePoint and related tech goodness: The LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template in time for this year's Pride month, Viva Topics in Teams chat, inline playback of videos in Hero web part, updated site logo management, multilingual UI when editing team sites, rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts, OneDrive: Pin and unpin shared libraries, Planner cards in team site activity feed, SPS'2013 Workflows migration assessment tool, Teams chat with self, and more. Full-screen view of the main home page from the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template once deployed as a site within your tenant. To help keep that engagement with your content and communications, when someone clicks to play a video in the Hero web part section of a SharePoint site, the video will now play inline. Site owners will be able to navigate to the 'Header' panel from the 'Change the Look' settings, and then scroll to the bottom of the panel where the site logo options will be located. Teamwork updates across SharePoint team sites, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. Streamlining the SharePoint multilingual user interface when editing team sites. Planner cards now appear within the SharePoint team site activity feed. Read more at https://bit.ly/3bsAAtd Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Join Family Insiders and make your voice heard!

Family Insiders get the opportunity to connect with Microsoft decision makers who are building new family experiences for the products you use every day. Microsoft teams take Insiders behind-the-scenes on virtual monthly community calls where product leads, designers, engineers, and researchers present new family experiences and learn about Insiders' unique perspectives. Family Insiders have tested Microsoft Defender for Individuals before public release, shared feedback about the new Family widget on Windows, and virtually met with Family Safety, OneDrive, Lists, Edge, and Education teams to share what matters most to them and their family. Connect with Microsoft teams to improve product experiences for families everywhere. Preview new designs and test upcoming features before general release. Get tips and tutorials for making the most of your Microsoft products. Earn Microsoft swag for engaging with the community and sharing your feedback! Read more at https://bit.ly/3QWdtYp Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

OneDrive Roadmap Roundup Q2 CY2022

The OneDrive team is excited to share all the recent OneDrive updates and feature releases we've released between April and June 2022. You can now use Add shortcut to OneDrive in Teams to give yourself quick access in OneDrive to the Teams files you work with most frequently. OneDrive Sync Admin Reports for macOS give you more visibility into who in your organization is running the OneDrive Sync client on macOS and any errors they might be experiencing. When you open the OneDrive Sync health dashboard, you'll see an executive summary of what's going on with OneDrive Sync in your organization. The OneDrive File Picker lets you connect your custom web apps to content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. Register here: What's new in OneDrive: Q2 roadmap roundup. You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and the OneDrive release notes. Read more at https://bit.ly/3nlC636 Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Announcing the general availability of idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web apps

One of the ways users accomplish tasks, such as checking email, collaborating with others in a Word document, or replying to a chat, is by using Microsoft 365 web apps on their personal devices or on public kiosk devices. Today, we are super pleased to announce the general availability of idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web apps. IT admins can now configure a tenant-wide timeout policy to automatically sign out users after a period of inactivity on Microsoft 365 web apps. From June to August 2022, this functionality will be rolled out in Microsoft 365 worldwide cloud environments of Office.com, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for the web, Outlook on the web, OneDrive for the web, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 admin center. Based on multiple customer conversations and feedback sessions, it became evident that our customers were looking for a more predictable and coherent solution covering the entirety of Microsoft 365 web apps. One day as he was checking emails in Outlook on the web and accessing sensitive data on the Microsoft Teams web client, he received a work page that immediately required his presence in the emergency ward. To learn more about the idle session timeout functionality and how to configure it for your organization, check out this helpful Microsoft Docs article: Idle session timeout for Microsoft 365. Read more at https://bit.ly/3nu9EvP Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Friday, June 24, 2022

OneDrive Webinar: Q2 Roadmap Roundup

As people adjust to the new normal-whether that's working in a hybrid environment or going back to an office that's undergone some changes since pre-pandemic times-we're continuing to innovate new features and services in OneDrive that make storing, syncing, and sharing files easier, no matter where people are working. In the past quarter our main theme has been- Search less, do more. Join our free webinar to learn all about new Q2 feature releases that will help simplify access and discovery for you while providing consistent files experience across Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. Time: 9 am PT. Registration link: What's new in OneDrive: Q2 roadmap roundup. Read more at https://bit.ly/3OBpsIN Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Privacy changes and API support for Microsoft 365 usage reports

At Microsoft, we are committed to both data-driven insights and user privacy. As part of that commitment, we made a change in September 2021 to Microsoft 365 usage analytics to conceal user group and site names by default. Starting on June 23rd, we will conceal the GroupID variable in the Groups Activity section of the Microsoft 365 Active Users report and Microsoft 365 Apps usage report. At the same time, we will be introducing an API to assist global admins to manage data privacy controls for Microsoft 365 Reports. An image providing an example of how to change report settings via the API. The report will only contain a Privacy Setting property. When concealing user group and site names are disabled, admin roles and Reports reader roles will be able to see identifiable user-level information. Check out what features are in development or coming soon on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. Read more at https://bit.ly/3zVqZ8A Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

OneDrive File Picker v8 now Generally Available!

Today, we're excited to announce the general release of OneDrive File Picker v8, which enables you to directly integrate Microsoft 365 services into your own web applications. The OneDrive File Picker lets you connect your custom web apps to content stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. File Picker provides a consistent, familiar UI for your web app users to open, save, and share files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. Get a file or folder ID for a file that can be used with Microsoft Graph to perform actions on the file. The development team at ClearPeople is using the latest version of OneDrive File Picker to create a user-friendly publishing flow via an Add It option in SharePoint or the Add It Teams app. Users who wanted to publish a private file for a broader audience-think of an HR manager who wants to publish a new policy document on the company's intranet site-were required to download the file from Teams, OneDrive, or SharePoint onto their device, and then upload the file from the device to the intranet. Now, Atlas developers have incorporated the OneDrive File Picker, so users can easily navigate to the file stored directly in their OneDrive, Teams channel, or SharePoint site and select it for publishing. Read more at https://bit.ly/3n6XDwi Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Microsoft Loop components: Extending capabilities in Microsoft Teams and Outlook

Microsoft Loop components extend the capabilities of Microsoft Teams and Outlook, supporting small-group collaboration and flexibility so you can remain in sync-anywhere, anytime. Loop components are live and can be copied and pasted across Teams and Outlook - staying in sync in all the places they exist. An image providing an example of the Loop components pop-up menu in Microsoft Teams. These components are available in Microsoft Teams chat and coming soon to Outlook. An image providing an example of available permission settings for Loop components in Microsoft Teams. Some users find that using a Loop component is preferable to saving a Word document for just a few sentences because Loop components are less formal, and people feel more comfortable making suggestions or changes. Loop components allow groups to collaborate wherever they are, whether it's across town or spanning multiple time zones-all with a single click within a Teams chat or Outlook email. Read more at https://bit.ly/3Nd2FC0 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New site template updates: new templates and the template history panel

It's been exciting to see how all of you are using SharePoint site templates since we released the feature last year. As with all of our other Microsoft-provided site templates, these are automatically available in SharePoint tenants and can be applied by users with site owner permissions or higher. Select Browse templates to see Microsoft templates and templates from your organization. Or apply a template to an existing site by navigating to Settings and then select Apply a site template. We've released the site template history panel. Site owners will be able to access the Site information panel from within Settings, and then select View template history. A history of all site templates previously applied to the site will then be displayed. Read more at https://bit.ly/3n5JPlH Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Feature for Servicing Profiles

Based on input from admins from around the world, we added and extended controls for Servicing profiles. If you haven't yet, check out our documentation or introduction video for Servicing profiles. Wave Customization enables you as an admin to create customized deployment rings and stagger the rollout of updates Rollback by Groups acts as a safety net in case of regressions Exclude Devices allows you to exclude devices from automated updates Option to target all devices simplifies the configuration of Servicing profiles if you simply want to go all in Adjusted disk space control removes the lower limit of a minimum 5 GB free disk space for updates. By default, Servicing profiles staggers an update deployment across four days, updating a random subset of devices each day. Servicing profiles offer you controls to target devices e.g. based on the update channel, usage of macros and more. Devices with less free disk space were excluded from Servicing profiles managing the monthly updates. If you haven't before, please take a look at Servicing profiles. Read more at https://bit.ly/3bePAe1 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Tech therapy with Sue Hanley The Intrazone Microsoftpodcast

Let the knowledge transfer begin! And never stop - with confidence to go, go, go. On this episode, Chris and I chat with Sue Hanley and her customer, Carol Zollinger - whose organization provides a safe environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. We, too, welcome your ideas for future episodes topics and segments. Keep the discussion going in comments below; we're hear to listen and grow. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3babvmY Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Working with templates in Microsoft Lists

You can save a lot of time using templates when creating new Microsoft Lists. Take a scroll and learn more about working with templates in Microsoft Lists. Our hope is that these templates will save you time and cover many of the common scenarios for using Microsoft Lists. Learn more about ready-made templates for Microsoft Lists in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview is a lightweight version of the Microsoft Lists app designed for small business and individual use in conjunction with your Microsoft account. Learn more the Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview and try it today - go to lists. To learn more about Lists throughout the year, please visit our Microsoft Lists resource center for blogs, demos, help content, videos, podcasts, and more. Read more at https://bit.ly/3b4LaXm Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Submit your application to be a Microsoft Community Board Officer

Every person is eligible but successful candidates will have some experience within the community directly and/or community event organizing skills. Community Board voting members hold working volunteer positions on behalf of the community. Active recruitment into the community of members, sponsors and event organizers. Organizing Microsoft Community Days events in their home region. Driving awareness of the MCAB initiative and Microsoft Community Days events through social media, speaking engagements and publications. Adherence to the Microsoft Community Code of Conduct in all interactions. Applications are open until June 30th. The shortlist of candidates will present to the broader community at our next General Session meeting. Read more at https://bit.ly/3OjCdrv Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. My Links is a SharePoint app where you can add and manage your web links through an intuitive interface. After installing My Links in a SharePoint page and adding your links, you can also install the My Links web part in another location and your original links will be available to you at the new location. My Links can be installed in multiple SharePoint locations, always providing you quick access to your original links list. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. SharePoint Employee Directory Plus is free, fully featured 30 days trial for one office 365 tenant upto 999 users. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/3mHx7JT Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Create M365 Group with Sensitivity Label programmatically

Creating the M365 group with Sensitivity Label starts the modern Team site with desired protection. This can be done with SPO Rest API or Microsoft Graph API, both require delegated permissions. The following sample scripts use AAD App ROPC authentication flow, which is documented in https://docs. Read more at https://bit.ly/3HhPRZT Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Microsoft 365 Assessment tool helps scan for active SharePoint 2013 workflows

Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use within Microsoft 365 and extend to 3rd party apps, through Power Automate. Power Automate for workflow orchestration connects to all Microsoft 365 services and over 220 other services to let an enterprise build custom workflows. SharePoint 2010 Workflows was retired as of November 1st, 2020 with the notice that we would also retire SharePoint Workflow 2013 in the future. Although we currently do not have a timeline to announce for SharePoint 2013 Workflow retirement, it is strongly recommended to move 2013 workflows to the Power Automate platform or some other modern workflow orchestration solution. To help, a new, open-source Microsoft 365 Assessment tool is available to help you identify and evaluate the usage of SharePoint 2013 workflows in your tenant. To understand if your organization is using any SharePoint 2013 Workflows or begin planning migration to Power Automate, we recommend that customers run the Microsoft 365 Assessment tool to scan your tenants for active 2013 workflows. Identify all SharePoint 2013 workflows in the tenant, per site collection and site Evaluate the recency and volume of usage of SharePoint 2013 workflows Identify the Lists, libraries and content types that use the 2013 workflows Power Automate upgradability score indicating if the detected actions in the workflows are upgradable to flows on Power Automate. Read more at https://bit.ly/39sQa7t Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Calling macOS Admins: OneDrive Sync Reports are in Public Preview!

With so many people working in a hybrid environment and relying on cloud services like OneDrive and SharePoint, it's critical to have insights into the health of OneDrive sync across your organization. Today we're excited to announce the public preview of OneDrive Sync Admin Reports for macOS in Microsoft 365 Apps admin center. IT admins can now use sync health reports to get an overview of the sync client across both macOS and Windows. Check out some of the key benefits of Sync Admin reports for macOS devices. When you open the OneDrive Sync health dashboard, you'll see an executive summary of what's going on with OneDrive sync app in your organization. The OneDrive Sync health dashboard also shows you what percentage of macOS devices have these folders syncing to OneDrive. You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and the OneDrive release notes. Read more at https://bit.ly/3NVgh5K Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Monday, June 6, 2022

Announcing the preview of the software updates page in the Microsoft 365 admin center

Introducing a quick and simple page where you can see the update status for the devices in your organization. The initial launch of the software updates page in the Microsoft 365 admin center will focus on Windows and Office updates. An image providing a sample view of an organization that is behind on some of their Office security updates. An image providing a sample of an organization that is behind on some of their Windows updates. Keeping devices current with the latest security updates is an important part of an IT admin's role. The software updates page in the health section of the Microsoft 365 admin center provides a high-level summary view that informs you of devices that may be behind on taking the latest updates released by Microsoft. We know that it can take a little while to get updates deployed in your environment and so we differentiate between being a single security update behind or being multiple security updates behind. Read more at https://bit.ly/3mhVVb2 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop May 2022

May 2022 brought a lot of new tech to Microsoft 365 - lots of SharePoint and related tech goodness: Site template history panel, Microsoft Stream: View and edit file information, Section templates for SharePoint pages and news, Loop components in Outlook mail, Admin PowerShell control for Loop components, Inspiration Library in Microsoft Viva Insights, Microsoft Lists: Calendar view item drag and drop, Build 2022 news, and more; all listed below with screenshots and links to more details. Marc and team bring great audio and video experiences to the SharePoint files platform - and hence out to you through numerous end points across Microsoft 365 apps. All features listed below began rolling out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of May 2022. Build your intelligent intranet on SharePoint in Microsoft 365 and get the benefits of investing in business outcomes - reducing IT and development costs, increasing business speed and agility, and up-leveling the dynamic, personalized, and welcoming nature of your intranet. Teamwork updates across SharePoint team sites, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. SharePoint is the intelligent content service that powers teamwork - to better collaborate on proposals, projects, and campaigns throughout your organization - with integration across Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, Planner and much more. Submit your Microsoft Lists ideas and feedback to the Microsoft Feedback portal - easily search filter, upvote, comment, and add items and comments to support and shape the product direction. Read more at https://bit.ly/3mlnGiS Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Updates in Microsoft Teams allows users to create, submit, and review employee updates

Updates in Teams is an out-of-the-box app that enables people to create, submit, and review all their updates, check-ins, and reports in the flow of work. Workers are alerted in Teams that they were assigned an update and can quickly review the details of the request. An image demonstrating a user beginning to submit an update in a chat on a mobile device using the Updates app message extension. Gain more visibility and help your teams stay up to date with Updates in Microsoft Teams. Updates is available for users in Teams on paid commercial SKUs, including F1 and F3 SKUs for frontline workers. Check out more details on how to use Updates in Teams and the app's features and learn more about how to pin and configure Updates for your organization. Continue the conversation by joining us in the Microsoft 365 Tech Community! Whether you have product questions or just want to stay informed with the latest updates on new releases, tools, and blogs, Microsoft 365 Tech Community is your go-to resource to stay connected! Read more at https://bit.ly/38zOWa9 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Refreshing the OneNote app on Windows

In August, we previewed what's coming to OneNote on Windows. Today, we're excited to announce an upcoming refresh to OneNote that will help the app feel both familiar and modern. Now we've made it easier to insert from camera, which launches the Windows camera app and inserts pictures you capture directly into OneNote. On Windows, there are currently two versions: the OneNote app that's installed with Office and the OneNote for Windows 10 app. We are unifying the two apps so you'll have the simplicity of a single OneNote app on Windows. The OneNote app on Windows continues to get new features while absorbing key unique features of OneNote for Windows 10. The focus of this post is on updates to the OneNote app on Windows. Read more at https://bit.ly/3z3G1Zg Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, May 19, 2022

New accessibility features in Play My Emails

Once you've set up a Siri Shortcut for Play My Emails, go to Back Tap in the Accessibility Touch Settings, choose Double Tap or Triple Tap, and then select Play My Emails from the list of Shortcuts. To learn more about Play My Emails accessibility features for mobile devices see, Accessibility gestures in Play My Emails. Play My Emails is optimized for both Cortana and your screen reader to provide a seamless audible email experience. As Play My Emails continues to evolve, we're committed to creating new features and experiences that are accessible to all our customers. These swipe gestures map to custom action buttons that appear to the left and right of the Play button on the Play My Emails screen. These gestures can be customized to perform different actions, like flag, snooze, delete, and more, by going to Settings > Play My Emails > Swipe Options. You can change the readout speed by going to Settings > Play My Emails > Readout Speed. Read more at https://bit.ly/3MxSxo2 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. My Links is a SharePoint app where you can add and manage your web links through an intuitive interface. After installing My Links in a SharePoint page and adding your links, you can also install the My Links web part in another location and your original links will be available to you at the new location. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. SharePoint online has started moving to modern experience developed using HTML, CSS and JavaScript which reduces the page load time compared to post back model from classic SharePoint based on ASP.Net. The customizations in modern sites are supported using SharePoint Framework. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/3G0xg3W Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, May 16, 2022

Submit your Microsoft Lists ideas to the Microsoft Feedback portal

Today, we're pleased to announce expansion of the Microsoft Feedback portal now ready for your Microsoft Lists feature ideas and feedback. Feedback gives power to your voice to shape the Microsoft Lists roadmap going forward. Submit your Microsoft Lists ideas and feedback to the Microsoft Feedback portal - easily search filter, upvote, comment, and add items and comments to support and shape the product direction. Microsoft Feedback portal has 49 forums and is growing. The Feedback portal is built on Dynamics 365 Customer Service and is a central location for numerous Microsoft products. The Feedback portal allows people to submit their own feedback, browse other ideas, track official Microsoft responses, view top voted customer ideas, upvote the feedback they agree with, and comment on ideas throughout. In Feedback, users will also be able to easily track their favorite ideas through the 'star' icon and receive notifications when those ideas are responded to by Microsoft. Read more at https://bit.ly/3yGLipz Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Teams F SKUs with new default pre-pinned apps tailored to frontline experience

Today, we are excited to roll out a new default Microsoft Teams experience for frontline workers on F SKU licensing that tailors the Teams experience for frontline workflows with pre-pinned apps built with them in mind. Currently, frontline workers have the same default experience as the rest of Teams users with pre-pinned apps: Activity, Chat, Teams, Calendar, Calls. This tailored app experience is a tenant-level policy and is controlled by the Show tailored apps based on licenses organization-wide app setting on the Manage apps page of the Teams admin center. The tailored app experience feature is controlled by the Show tailored apps based on licenses org-wide app setting on the Manage apps page of the Teams admin center. This feature is on by default, so all users in your organization who have an F license will get the tailored app experience by default unless there are any custom app setup policies assigned to users, which would take precedence. In the left navigation of the Microsoft Teams admin center, go to Teams apps > Manage apps, and then select Org-wide app settings. Under Tailored apps, switch the Show tailored apps based on licenses toggle to Off or On. If the feature is enabled, all users with an F license and a global default app set-up policy will receive the tailored app experience. Read more at https://bit.ly/3LmqPJk Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Seamlessly shift between work and personal files

Over the past couple years, many of our priorities have shifted, making the boundaries between our personal and work lives fuzzier. Time is still a priority, and when you need to switch from doing work tasks to personal tasks, you don't want to spend a lot of time closing and opening apps and hunting for what you need. That's why we've made it simpler for you to switch between your professional and personal OneDrive accounts, or even between separate professional accounts you might maintain for multiple clients if you're a consultant or freelancer. Maybe you're spending the morning working at your favorite coffee shop when you remember you needed to send some papers that are saved in your personal OneDrive account to your kids' school. You can select your personal account, select the file you need in OneDrive, and select Share on the toolbar to email the files to your kids' school. You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and the OneDrive release notes. Check out our episodes of Sync Up- a OneDrive podcast to learn more about OneDrive from the experts. Read more at https://bit.ly/3w3qHc2 Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Monday, May 2, 2022

New endpoint security for small and medium businesses now available with Defender for Business.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes the full endpoint security capabilities such as endpoint detection and response to help keep small businesses safe. For customers with Microsoft 365 Business Basic or Standard you can consider upgrading to Business Premium, or we're pleased to offer endpoint security standalone with Microsoft Defender for Business. Purchase endpoint security standalone with Defender for Business from our product page, via the Microsoft Admin Center or through your IT partner. Defender for Business offers enterprise-grade endpoint protection in an easy-to-use and cost-effective package for business with up to 300 employees. For the best onboarding and security management experience we recommend using Defender for Business with Microsoft Intune, both are included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Today, endpoint security for iOS and Android requires the use of Microsoft Intune to onboard devices to Defender for Business. The addition of Exchange Online Protection and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 deployment steps brings new security controls for email and collaboration to Lighthouse to help protect against zero-day malware, phish, and business email compromise. Read more at https://bit.ly/3y4X5hj Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

More efficient organization and better access to what you need in OneDrive

Recently, we've been working to provide more efficient ways for you to organize and access your files, no matter where you are working. Easier access across OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams files for team collaboration. Lately we've been focusing on providing you with a more consistent experience when accessing your files across OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. Now through OneDrive you can access the Teams you visit most frequently. We've added a dropdown to OneDrive and SharePoint that lets you easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a Teams team or a SharePoint Site. To easily find and access the places where you regularly work, you can pin shared libraries to the Quick Access section in the left nav of OneDrive. You can stay up-to-date on all things via the OneDrive Blog and the OneDrive release notes. Read more at https://bit.ly/3y3UXX3 Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Deprecating VML Fallback Representation Write for OLE Shape Rendering in PowerPoint

The Vector Markup Language format is a legacy format for OLE shape rendering that is not included in the strict version of the ISO standard for Open Office XML formats but is in the transitional documents for backwards compatibility reasons. The DrawingML format is a newer and richer format meant to replace any uses of VML. PowerPoint has already stopped writing out VML fallback representation for cloud files and will stop writing it out for local files from Version 2205 onwards. As a result of this change, add-ins will no longer be able to write out VML and third-party applications only using the fallback VML representation will lose art if they are not updated to implement against DrawingML, which is more modern. Add-in providers and users who use VML should switch to using the DrawingML format. This change only affects the writing of VML fallback representation; PowerPoint will continue to read the VML format. A regkey, off by default, is available to allow tenants to reverse this change if needed. Read more at https://bit.ly/3kvzHkO Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Here's what's new and coming soon to Visio in Microsoft 365!

Our worldwide rollout blog has all the details about getting started with Visio in Microsoft 365, but we're excited to announce several recent updates-some available now, and some coming soon to all Visio for the web users. If you've been using Visio in Microsoft 365 since it was first introduced to your tenant, you'll notice a couple new diagram types available from the Visio home page on Office.com; the first of these being organization charts. We realize that users of Visio in Microsoft 365 have different use cases and needs compared to long-time Visio users, and we've been busy working on new diagram content that can be applicable to a variety of users and industries, including business executives, marketing teams, manufacturing, healthcare, and education. For questions about which diagram types are included in Visio in Microsoft 365 or which plans include the Visio web app, check out our Visio for the web FAQ. Q: We have a Microsoft 365 commercial plan, but our users still don't see the Visio app tile on Office.com. Q: The Visio tile is lit up for our users; however, Visio does not show up in the Microsoft 365 admin center on the Licenses page. A: Visio in Microsoft 365 is not considered a separate license, but rather a web app-like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint-that is available to users as part of their Microsoft 365 license or as part of Office for the web. A: Yes, you can use Visio in Microsoft 365 to view, create, and edit Visio files in the Safari or Chrome browsers on your Mac. Read more at https://bit.ly/3KoUHV5 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Announcing account switching for Microsoft 365 web apps

Today, web users can only work with a single account inside of a Microsoft 365 web app, and to use a different account, they must either sign out, use an InPrivate browser window, or a different browser or device altogether. Today, we have some exciting news to share! Soon, Microsoft 365 web users will no longer need workarounds to use multiple work and personal accounts while using any of the Microsoft 365 web apps. Account switching in Microsoft 365 web apps is helpful in many scenarios. To get started with account switching, access any of the Microsoft 365 web apps referenced above and click on the account manager located in the top right corner. While a user can add multiple accounts in a Microsoft 365 web app, only one account will be active per app at a time. Users will still have the ability to switch between their Edge profiles, but we are now bringing the highly requested account switching functionality to the Microsoft 365 web apps. A. The account switching functionality is not available for Microsoft 365 operated via 21Vianet, or Microsoft 365 Government and Germany cloud environments. Read more at https://bit.ly/3Myd1g4 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Optimizing Microsoft SharePoint performance" The Intrazone podcast

Hold on to your helmets - this episode is gonna pull some serious g-forces! On this episode, we break the sound barrier with Shyam Narayan. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. We, too, welcome your ideas for future episodes topics and segments. The SharePoint teams want you to unleash your magic, creativity, and productivity - and visualize it all. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/384fiR1 Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Upcoming April 2022 Microsoft 365 Champion Community Call

Join us for our monthly community call every 4th Tuesday of the month, at either 8:00 AM or 5:00 PM PT. Join us on April 26th as we cover topics around #SmartSharing and hear from Jonathan Kent and Yinka Awojobi from the UK Department for International Trade. They will be sharing how they have been leveraging Microsoft Teams through the pandemic to transform their daily operations and how it has impacted the department's work strategy. Read more at https://bit.ly/3ryVxrS Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Monday, April 18, 2022

Approvals in Teams now available in Microsoft 365 F1 SKU for Frontline Workers

Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. A screenshot showing the status of requests in Approvals in Microsoft Teams on desktop and mobile. Frontline managers and workers can see and manage all their approvals from one place. A screenshot showing how to track requests in Approvals in Microsoft teams on desktop and mobile. A screenshot showing how to capture electronic signatures in Approvals in Microsoft Teams on a tablet device. Approvals in Teams is built on top of Power Platform, so you can bring all your approval flows across the company together in one place using the simple workflow and extensibility capabilities of Power Automate. From the Power Automate design studio, you can create a new flow and select a trigger, such as a system-driven event from one of our 350+ connectors, including the Azure DevOps and ServiceNow connectors that were recently updated to easily be plugged into the Approvals App in Teams. Read more at https://bit.ly/3MeAFxK Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Two conferences in one! Seattle 365 EduCon and PWR EduCon

365 EduCon brings to you the world's leading experts in Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform and Azure. At 365 EduCon - Seattle, you get two conferences in one, collocated - each with a kickoff keynote and a plethora of breakout sessions, workshop, and fun - all delivered by the world's best independent Microsoft 365 and Power Platform MVP and community leads, plus numerous several Microsoft experts behind the products. Join Microsoft experts for an interactive Ask Microsoft Anything - a broad question and answer session about Microsoft 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Teams and more. Join Microsoft Business Applications and Platform CVP Charles Lamanna as he shares the vision for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 and the product roadmap. Take a deep dive into technology to help refine your practices and bring learning back to your team and organization to extend the application and use of your Microsoft 365 investment. Join and learn from 150 365 EduCon speakers from Microsoft, MVPs, and community leads. Shout out to community members David Wilhelm, Jamie Bertha, Sharon Toler, and the 365 EduCon crew who are working hard to make this event great - supporting and promoting the knowledge and expertise that reaffirms this: Microsoft 365 has the best tech community in the world - especially when it goes local! Read more at https://bit.ly/3KIgvfq Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Most used SharePoint Framework solutions from the Store

We are excited to see the continuous growth on the submissions of the SharePoint Framework solutions to the app source and on the usage of the SharePoint store. My Links is a SharePoint app where you can add and manage your web links through an intuitive interface. After installing My Links in a SharePoint page and adding your links, you can also install the My Links web part in another location and your original links will be available to you at the new location. My Links can be installed in multiple SharePoint locations, always providing you quick access to your original links list. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. With Vitextra Employee Directory you can use SharePoint Search service as well as Azure AD as a data source for the app. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at https://bit.ly/38QuXUz Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Microsoft Loop, there it is The Intrazone podcast

On this episode, we get loop'y with Microsoft Loop. Chris and I chat with Greg Howard - Principal product manager for Microsoft Loop and Fluid Framework. Greg takes us through what Loop is - including common use scenarios, how it adds value throughout Microsoft 365, what's out now, behind-the-scenes integration work, and insights into what comes next. Intrazone guest: Greg Howard - Principal product manager at Microsoft. Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. Stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we'll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners and SharePoint users. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. Read more at https://bit.ly/3veJLDY Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

How are Microsoft Search quota consumed?

With Office 365 Search, Microsoft has created a central entry point for the modern workplace. In one convenient spot, users can access all information from their personal environment and organization fast and simple. Data for example from SQL databases and existing third-party systems such as ServiceNow can also be connected.

In order to integrate these third-party systems into Office 365, you need what are known as search quotas in your tenant. These are obtained either through the licenses that are assigned to the tenant, or you can buy quota as needed. Currently you receive 250 quota points for each E5 license. Quota points can also be purchased in blocks of 1 million points each.

But how are the quota points consumed or calculated? Let's look at the documentation of the Office Graph (Microsoft Docs - Use the Microsoft Search API to index data). Here you can configure the search index and create your own connector. To do this, an externalItem resource type must be created in the Office Graph for each index entry that is to be found later in the search. Each of these externalItems in the graph consumes one quota point. If the externalItem is removed from the graph, the quota point is returned to the Tenant, and it can be used again.

Thus, the connector in Microsoft Search is responsible for creating a matching externalItem entry in the graph from the connected source, such as web pages or files on the FileServer.

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