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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

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