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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

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