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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

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