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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

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