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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Introducing a unified domain for Microsoft 365 apps and services

As Microsoft cloud services have grown over the years, the domain space they live on has grown as well - into the hundreds. An image depicting a word cloud of dozens of different URLs on several different domains, all for existing Microsoft apps and services. That's why today we're excited to announce that Microsoft is beginning to reduce this fragmentation by bringing authenticated, user-facing Microsoft 365 apps and services onto a single, consistent and cohesive domain: cloud. Consolidating authenticated user-facing Microsoft 365 experiences onto a single domain will benefit customers in several ways. Microsoft TLD. Exclusive ownership enables enhanced security protocols and governance controls, and the value of security investments done at the top-level domain seamlessly accrue to the apps. Microsoft domain can be assumed to be legitimate and authentic: anyone attempting domain spoofing would have to go through Microsoft itself, as we are both the registry operator and sole registrant for this exclusive, trusted namespace. To learn more, visit Managing Microsoft 365 endpoints, and be sure to join us for an Ask Microsoft Anything on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 AM Pacific time to chat further with the leaders of this initiative about what to expect. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, April 24, 2023

Cloud Policy service adds the ability to apply policies to everyone

Today begins the rollout for a new feature in the Cloud Policy service that allows you to create a policy configuration that applies to all users. This new option does not require you to select a group or worry about managing group membership, simply choose the option 'This policy configuration applies to all users' and the policies you configure will be applied to all users and the apps they use that support those policies. 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 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Access your Microsoft 365 cloud emissions data with the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability API

Today, we are pleased to announce that customers can access their Microsoft 365 cloud emissions data via the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability API. An image of the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability API web portal demonstrating the new Microsoft 365 data source, availability status and connection button that you can toggle on or off. The Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability API allows you to access greenhouse gas emissions associated with your usage of Azure and Microsoft 365 services by scope type, month, year and region. For Microsoft 365, the data pulled through the API is consistent with the Emissions Impact Dashboard for Microsoft 365: datacenter emissions associated with your organization's usage of Exchange Online, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This calculation is market-based, meaning that it takes into account Microsoft's renewable energy power purchases. Along with the general availability announcement of the Emissions Impact Dashboard for Microsoft 365 last fall, we also published guidance in this Microsoft 365 Sustainability whitepaper on how admins and end users can act to help influence Microsoft 365 datacenter emissions. Organizations can now configure access to both emissions related to usage of Microsoft 365 services as well as emissions related to Azure usage from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability API portal, discoverable on the Microsoft Cloud Solutions Center. Microsoft 365 admins can enable access to their data across the organization with role-based permissions. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Upcoming April 2023 Microsoft 365 Champion Community Call

Join our next community call on April 25 to dive into the Microsoft 365 Experience Insights dashboard. We will be starting the call at 5 minutes past the hour, and it will still end at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM PT, respectively. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Monday, April 17, 2023

Support update for SharePoint 2013 workflow in Microsoft 365

As part of this evolution of Microsoft 365 solutions, we retired SharePoint 2010 workflow as of November 1, 2020. In continuation with this, we will be retiring SharePoint 2013 workflow and believe Microsoft 365 customers will be better served by modern workflow solutions. If you are using SharePoint 2013 workflow, we recommend migrating to Power Automate or other supported workflow orchestration solutions such as those from Preferred members of our Microsoft 365 Business Apps Partner Program. If your tenant is using a 3rd party workflow engine, you should also inquire if it has a dependency on Workflow 2013 and work through options to migrate to a future offering of the workflow engine. To understand if your organization is using SharePoint 2013 workflow or begin planning migration to Power Automate or other 3rd party orchestration tools, we recommend that customers run the Microsoft 365 Assessment tool to scan their tenants for SharePoint 2013 workflows usage. Using the Workflow Report along with site information, tenant administrators can plan the migration of SharePoint 2013 workflows with minimal impact to the users. Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use with Microsoft 365 and extend to 3rd parties. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Thursday, April 13, 2023

New solutions to transform the manufacturing workforce with Microsoft Teams

AI-infused virtual agents will be readily available in all Power Apps, allowing frontline manufacturing workers to easily find intelligent answers within the context of their manufacturing applications. This new capability allows frontline workers to harness the power of data and AI to quickly identify manufacturing problems and solutions with PVA in Power Platform and Teams. Expanding the value of our partnership capabilities for frontline manufacturing workers, Microsoft Teams and RealWear have improved the app to enhance zooming capabilities, now with four levels of digital zoom within Teams on RealWear Navigator® 500. With information access being so critical to the safety and success of the manufacturing workforce, we're excited to announce that Microsoft Viva Connections pre-configuration for frontline workers is now generally available. This year at HMI, we're excited to announce that Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) shared device mode support for Microsoft Outlook, Edge, Yammer, and Power Apps on Android devices will be generally available in May, joining the portfolio of apps including Teams that can be securely accessed through Microsoft Intune. CTA. Learn more about products and capabilities purpose-built for frontline manufacturing workers at the Teams for frontline workers website. Explore innovative end-to-end manufacturing solutions and stay updated on announcements from the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing by reading the latest blog post and visiting the Cloud for Manufacturing website. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Transform patient care with virtual visits

From virtual visits to AI-infused virtual agents, Microsoft's latest healthcare solutions are designed to streamline patient care and increase engagement. Virtual Appointments in Microsoft Teams provides an out-of-the-box solution for clinicians to make patient-care team interactions as easy and personalized as possible, now generally available. With Teams Premium, you can facilitate a seamless care experience that allows your patients to receive text reminders and join custom branded virtual appointments through their mobile devices-without downloading Teams. Schedule and launch virtual visits with Microsoft Teams EHR connector. For healthcare organizations using Epic* or Oracle Cerner**, the Microsoft Teams EHR Connector enables care teams to schedule and launch Teams virtual visits directly from their electronic health record system. The connector gives patients flexibility with the option to join virtual visits via browser, the Teams app, patient provider portals, or SMS, and offers support for group visits. To help relieve the burden on care teams, at Microsoft Ignite 2022, we introduced our partnership with UKG, a leader in human capital and workforce management with over 70,000 customers in 150 countries. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Request external files into SharePoint document libraries

Now we have extended the same capability for SharePoint - specifically requesting file into document libraries. A file request can start from a link in your email signature, a link in a chat, a hyperlink that is a part of your intake or onboarding processes with customers, clients, and vendors. To start, you simply select a folder you want the recipient to place documents into and click Request Files. The recipient clicks on the link, picks her or his files, and uploads - only able to see the files they upload. The original requestor will get an email when new files are added - seeing the new files with the name of the person who uploaded them. Once guest sharing is enabled, site owners and members can select a folder to request files into - after which you can send a unique link or email direct from the SharePoint user interface. What a recipient sees when they click on a request files link - a web page with a simple browse and upload experience; no access or visibility to anything else in the sender's SharePoint environment. Admins can use the SharePoint Online Management Shell to disable or enable the Request Files feature on OneDrive or SharePoint sites. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Develop Applications that use Sites.Selected permissions for SPO sites.

Microsoft Graph APIs have improved consistently over the years. Step II, Give Target Application the permission for Graph API and/or SharePoint API in Azure Portal depending on whether you will access the site resource withGraph API, like, https://graph. If you need to use SharePoint APIs, for example, SPO Rest API, SPO CSOM, you give SharePoint API permissions. Selected Application permission, you can use Graph API to access the site. Selected Application permission, you can use SharePoint Rest API or CSOM to access the site. NOTE, For SharePoint APIs, you cannot use just client secret to do the authentication, you have to setup certificate to gain Access Token. To Test the access to specific site, you can use following sample PowerShell script to get App Only Access Token and retrieve the site with Graph API, see reference https://learn. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Friday, April 7, 2023

Join us April 20 for an insider look into the Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center

The Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center solution template leverages the power of the Microsoft 365 platform to centralize incident response, information sharing and field communications using powerful services like Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, and more. An open-source solution supported by Microsoft, it provides core functionality out of the box or can be extended to meet specific agency requirements. Join experts for a live chat throughout the webinar to learn how the Teams for Emergency Operations Center tool can help enable your public safety organization to streamline operations. This webinar is suitable for emergency management personnel and public safety to learn about these key capabilities. Leveraging this template will accelerate your collaboration framework in Emergency Management Operations. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

OneNote Copilot

We are thrilled to announce that the Microsoft 365 Copilot is coming to OneNote. That's why Copilot is being integrated directly into OneNote. An animated image demonstrating how to use Copilot to make a to-do list in OneNote. Copilot in OneNote Your digital notebook reimagined with Copilot. Copilot in OneNote helps you create, capture, organize, and recall information with confidence. Microsoft 365 Copilot is designed for the needs of the enterprise. Copilot automatically inherits your organization's security, compliance, and privacy policies for Microsoft 365. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Support for Microsoft 365 Groups added to the Cloud Policy service

Today we begin rolling out support for Microsoft 365 Groups within the Cloud Policy service, allowing administrators the ability to target these groups for policy delivery. Stay tuned as we plan to make additional enhancements to group support such as targeting all users on the tenant without having to manage any groups. 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 Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Get more done in less time with these 10 popular Word add-ins

In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the popular add-ins in Microsoft AppSource that can assist with both writing and inserting new content in Microsoft Word. An image providing 10 examples of add-ins mentioned in this blog post. An animated image demonstrating how to use Grammarly for Microsoft Word add-in. In addition to writing assistance and content insertion add-ins, there are other kinds of popular add-ins that help streamline your workflow and make you more efficient and effective. An animated image demonstrating how to use the DocuSign for Word add-in. An animated image demonstrating how to install add-ins in Word. If you are interested in developing add-ins yourself, check out this helpful article: Word add-ins overview. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, April 3, 2023

The Intrazone Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop April 2023

We have two guests on the podcast: 1) Matt McKenzie, Director of Microsoft 365 product marketing, shares insights about the upcoming Microsoft 365 Conference in Vegas, and 2) Sudha Narayanan explains how Microsoft Lists supports approval scenarios natively within info tracking incorporating the Approvals app in Teams. All features listed below began rolling out to Targeted Release customers in Microsoft 365 as of March 2023. 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. As part of the Adobe and Microsoft collaboration to re-envision the future workplace and digital experiences, we are natively embedding the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine into the Microsoft Edge built-in PDF reader. Whether you need to approve a purchase order, a vacation request, or a blog post, Microsoft Approvals in Microsoft Lists can help you streamline the process and collaborate with your team. 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. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Microsoft 365 Admin Monthly Digest

In case you missed it, Microsoft 365 Copilot combines the power of large language models, Microsoft Graph, and Microsoft 365 Apps. Check out Administration of Microsoft 365 in the new era of AI for more, including the FAQ. More details will undoubtedly be released on Copilot and we'll provide close coverage on all things related to AI and Microsoft 365 administration in future blog posts in this series. Accessible through the Microsoft 365 admin center, it's designed to be a more intuitive and connected admin experience to help you set up and configure Viva Topics. Now, you can integrate Microsoft 365 self-help content with your ServiceNow instance so you can resolve incidents, find reported issues, and complete tasks using Microsoft recommended solutions. The Admin app enables users with the Global admin role to discover and use helpful features, update most frequently used settings, and perform core management tasks across Teams and Microsoft 365 without having to go to the Microsoft 365 admin center. Microsoft will once again be a Diamond Sponsor at the Microsoft 365 Conference in Las Vegas, May 2-4. While we continue sharing highlights and insights that benefit IT admins through this blog series, consider subscribing to updates on specific items in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap and look out for communications published in the Message center in the Microsoft 365 admin center. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

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