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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: November 2022

Below and in the related podcast, you'll find details about a load of great new offerings: Briefing email enhancements, a new praise compose experience, a new Viva admin experience, SharePoint tenant URL rename, three new SharePoint site templates, updated management for site information, sign language via in Microsoft Teams, Editor using Context IQ in Word, and more. All features listed below began rolling out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of November 2022. 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. SharePoint admin center: Streamlining management of site information across Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups. SharePoint is updating the site detail panel to include Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups information. Streamline how you manage site information across Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups when working in the SharePoint admin center. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, November 28, 2022

Setup of Microsoft 365 Search Connector for Atlassian Confluence Data Center

Many companies use Confluence and as a result there is a lot of information in the wiki pages that you would certainly also like to find via the Microsoft 365 search. Connecting the Search Connector to the Confluence cloud offering is not as difficult as with an on-prem installation. How is it done I will explain here.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Add to Microsoft OneDrive The Intrazone podcast

Certain Yoda uses OneDrive to store the ancient Jedi texts. On this episode, we hear from Gaia Carini and Katy Erlandson from the OneDrive engineering team. Intrazone guests and hosts during recording via Teams - clockwise from left: Katy Erlandson [guest], Mark Kashman [co-host], and Gaia Carini [guest]. 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 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 for extending experiences for SharePoint and Microsoft Viva. Ichicraft Widgets allows users to personalize their digital workplace in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams. Show Stock information on your SharePoint Homepage with a couple of clicks. Navigator 365 for Teams & SharePoint displays aggregated content with rich search, grouping, filtering, and layout capabilities. SharePoint Employee Directory Plus is free, fully featured 30 days trial for one office 365 tenant upto 999 users. Cerkl Broadcast for SharePoint provides unique notifications to employees through your existing SharePoint. Please see following resources around getting started on building extensibility for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Upcoming November 2022 Microsoft 365 Champion Community Call

Happy November, Champions! Join us for our last community call of 2022 on November 22, at either 8:00 AM or 5:00 PM PT. We will be diving into Viva Goals, learning about the benefits and top features, understanding OKRs 101, and demonstrating the in-product experience. As a reminder, we do take a break in December to rest and spend time with friends and family, so there will be no community call next month. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

What's new for Microsoft Whiteboard

An image of a user embedding a YouTube video and website link onto the whiteboard from the create panel in Whiteboard. Whiteboard is a new Microsoft Loop endpoint, enabling you to copy and paste Loop components into Whiteboard from Teams chat and soon from Outlook mail and Word for the web. Loop components in Whiteboard help your team continue adding information to lists, tables and more while they brainstorm in Whiteboard. The collaboration doesn't have to end after a synchronous meeting! The whiteboard you and your participants collaborated on can be accessed in the Teams chat under the Whiteboard tab. With the ease of Whiteboard integration in Teams, you and your participants can continue collaborating on the same whiteboard asynchronously. To learn more, visit the Whiteboard product page or the Whiteboard support site. Check out what features are in development or coming soon on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, or view Microsoft Whiteboard roadmap items here. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, November 14, 2022

Transfer Files will be retired from Office Mobile

The Transfer Files feature is being retired, but transferring files is becoming easier in Office Mobile. As we evolve to offer the best of Microsoft 365 on mobile, we are constantly look at new ways to bring value to our users while assuring you remain productive across your devices. To keep the Office app in tune with the needs of our users, the Transfer Files feature is being replaced by OneDrive, which is seamlessly integrated with the Office app. You will be able use the Transfer Files as a legacy feature on Android and iOS in parallel with OneDrive until December 31, 2022. Rest assured that files that have been sent and received using the Transfer Files feature will remain in the Office app and will be unaffected by this change. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Share Nearby will be retired from Office Mobile

As we learn more about how users are sharing their documents, we strive to create functionality to meet user needs in the Office app and to work in tandem with iOS and Android to leverage simple sharing across a variety of apps. We have found that the Share Nearby feature to meet some but not all needs. We will be retiring the Share Nearby feature from the Office app as we evolve to offer the best of Microsoft 365 on mobile. This change will affect users of the Office app on Android and will be effective as of December 31, 2022. We made this decision as we continue to reassess the value our users derive from the Office app, and we aim to offer experiences that are consistent, reliable and allow our users to be productive across their devices. You will still be able to send and receive files using this feature until December 31, 2022. The feature will be removed from the Office app. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Making it easier to apply and manage security settings for your users in Microsoft 365

We're excited to welcome one of our Microsoft 365 Supportability team members to talk more about how to manage security settings for users. John: I'd like to share a little background first as part of an ongoing effort to reduce compromised accounts, Microsoft has implemented security policies that ensure our customers are secure by default. The rollout of the Security Defaults policy for newly created Microsoft 365 tenants on all license levels began in 2019 and finished in 2020. Prior to this, and with the rollout of Security Defaults in 2019-2020, our admins had to go to the Azure Portal to manage Security Defaults, some didn't know where to find it initially or weren't expecting MFA-it led to a lot of support calls. With this, admins can manage MFA, Conditional Access policies and security defaults from within Microsoft 365. This setting will apply the Security Defaults policy to your tenant for all users. We believe it's a quick and easy way to secure your tenant using ready-to-apply security settings, such as the Security Defaults or Conditional Access policies depending on your license. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Server security made simple for small businesses

Server security in Defender for Business is now generally available as an add-on license to Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Defender for Business subscriptions, for customers who have up to 60 server instances within their environment. The Microsoft Defender for Business server add-on brings Windows Server and Linux operating system support to Defender for Business for $3 per server instance per month. Server security is now available within Microsoft Defender for Business with a new add-on license. We launched a preview of server security in Defender for Business on July 13th 2022. Purchase Defender for Business server add-on for $3 per server instance per month to continue securing servers. You can manage Windows Server and Windows client devices with the same wizard-driven onboarding, antivirus, and firewall settings directly from the Microsoft 365 Defender security admin portal. Simplified security admin experiences are available when using Windows Server 2012R2 and later. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop October 2022

October 2022 brought some great new, welcome offerings: Viva Engage GA, Viva Insights: Focus mode in Teams, Stream GA, Excel Live in Teams, OneDrive: Folder backup for macOS, conditional access improvement for Lists for Android, Office app becoming Microsoft 365 app, and more. All features listed below crept out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of October 2022. For playback: You can now watch videos in your favorite work apps, including Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and We are happy to share that Microsoft Lists will now also support the Conditional Access grant control, like other Microsoft 365 apps, such as SharePoint. Microsoft Loop: Create new Loop components in Outlook for Windows, Word for the web, and Microsoft Whiteboard, plus new component types - Polls and Q&A; - go to loop. At Ignite, on October 12, 2022, at Microsoft Ignite we announced that the Office app for web, Windows, iOS, and Android will be rebranded to become the Microsoft 365 app. Apps module - a new apps module connects users to Microsoft 365 apps beyond Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including third-party apps that have integrated with Microsoft 365. Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

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