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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

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