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Saturday, September 30, 2023

September 2023 content updates for Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

We are happy to announce new content updates to Microsoft 365 learning pathways, our free and customizable, on-demand training solution for September 2023. This update included five new playlists for Microsoft Viva Engage, under the Microsoft 365 training section. Since 2019, M365LP has been helping drive healthy usage and adoption of Microsoft 365 apps and services, providing customers with content streamed from Microsoft for key services such as Microsoft Teams, Office apps, Planner and more. Microsoft 365 learning pathways, your customizable, on-demand training solution. Our upcoming releases will include Viva Insights and Viva Topics in October and Viva Amplify in November. Use this new content and our upcoming releases as an opportunity to update your app and re-engage your users. On-demand, micro training is a great way to help people learn in the flow of work. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Introducing Microsoft Lists MSA Preview for iOS and Android

We're pleased to announce support for the Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview within Microsoft Lists for iOS and Android - now available. You can access Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS or Android for free using your MSA account. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS and Android - both showing the Lists Home screen. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for Android: Create new list using a template. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS: Work with others. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS: Across mobile, tablet, and desktop - your data remains the same, private, and accessible. Microsoft Lists - MSA Preview for iOS: Signed into the Lists app with both a Microsoft account and Microsoft 365 work account. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

New OneDrive Sync Enhancements

OneDrive Sync powers many of these features, seamlessly synchronizing your files between your local computer and OneDrive, working diligently behind the scenes. In the past when you deleted a shortcut to a file that was created with the Add to OneDrive feature, it deleted both the shortcut and the file in SharePoint. In the coming months, we also plan to launch a new Details pane in File Explorer to give you a comprehensive overview of a selected file, including a thumbnail preview, shared status, related activity and even related content. OneDrive will let you configure rules to include or exclude specific file types from syncing to OneDrive accounts. In the same way that you can open a Word, PowerPoint or Excel file in their respective desktop apps, soon you'll be able to open any file in its desktop app, then edit it, and when you save the file those changes will sync to OneDrive. With this new integration, you can more conveniently access and collaborate on your OneDrive files within your virtual app or desktop environment. It's a significant step forward if you rely on OneDrive for file storage and sharing but can't use the native OneDrive experience. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Sync Up Episode 5

Sync your teeth into the latest episode of the Sync Up podcast! This week, Stephen Rice and Arvind Mishra talk with OneDrive Sync experts Gaia Carini and Andrey Espiov about all the latest improvements to the OneDrive desktop experience! From new features that will knock your socks off to improvements on tried and true fundamentals, there's a lot to learn in this jam-packed episode! If you want to learn more about what's coming for OneDrive, be sure to join us for OneDrive: The Future of File Management on October 3rd! You can learn more about the event here. As always, thank you for listening to the Sync Up Podcast! If you've got questions you'd like to see us tackle on the show, let us know in the comments below! -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Microsoft 365 Admin Monthly Digest

Welcome to the Microsoft 365 IT admin blog, your monthly source of tips, insights, and best practices for managing and optimizing your Microsoft 365 environment. In this edition, we cover topics the upcoming AMA on Microsoft 365 Copilot, general availability of Copilot and Bing Chat Enterprise, new and upcoming features in the Microsoft 365 admin center, new Teams Premium deployment and enablement guides, and the exclusive OneDrive event. In an exclusive event on Sep 21, Microsoft announced a series of exciting updates, including that Microsoft 365 Copilot will be generally available on November 1, and that Microsoft Copilot in Windows will be begin rolling out in preview to commercial customers beginning September 26. We've recently launched an admin hub for Microsoft 365 Copilot documentation that provides a central place for technical content on Copilot and getting prepared. Let's check out some of the latest features we launched in the Microsoft 365 admin center and how they can help you get things done. Next month, new capabilities will begin rolling out in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center to help admins switch Update Channels for their user devices or Entra ID Groups in Inventory. As always, stay current with the latest updates on the Microsoft 365 admin center from the Microsoft 365 roadmap and the message center. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Microsoft sessions keynote AMA at 365 EduCon Chicago 2023 Event guide

The combined whole of the event brings together a stellar lineup of industry-leading experts, including Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors, Microsoft MCTs and Microsoft Engineers, who will share their invaluable insights and best practices. Prepare to be inspired as these gurus delve into the latest trends, strategies, and innovations that shape the Microsoft 365 landscape and walk away with actionable knowledge that you can apply directly in your organization. Just as customers turned to Microsoft to help them make the shift to remote and flexible work, they're now turning to us to help them understand how this new era of AI will change work yet again. Understand how Microsoft 365 can be your end-to-end solution spanning durable trends impacting teamwork, organizational productivity, and employee wellbeing. Kick off 365 EduCon - Chicago to understand the strategy and vision - clarity on where Microsoft is taking productivity into the future. Microsoft AMA + SharePint - Your chance to ask Microsoft product leaders questions and GET answers. I hope you will join us in Chicago for what will be a fantastic week! I am looking forward to the action alongside the community, MVPs, and Microsoft product members from Teams, Office, SharePoint, OneDrive, Loop, Syntex, Viva, Power Platform, Lists, Project, Exchange, and more. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Thursday, September 21, 2023

AI Transformation Drives Small Business Success

This is why we recently put Microsoft 365 Copilot into the hands of entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses with a private, invitation-only Microsoft 365 Copilot SMB Early Access Program. Microsoft 365 Copilot is a generative AI companion that is always at hand and ready to help while you're working with the same Microsoft 365 apps you use every day. With email behind her Alex can move on to her schedule, usually a tangled web of managing time and priorities-but not with Microsoft 365 Copilot. Using Copilot in Word, the team asks Copilot to rewrite their initial concept brief with a more professional tone and create custom graphics right in the document with Microsoft Designer. To finalize the presentation, Alex and her team use Microsoft 365 Chat, a powerful new capability in Microsoft 365 Copilot that goes far beyond simple questions and answers to tame the complexity, eliminate the drudgery, and reclaim time at work. Now that you have an idea of how much Microsoft 365 Copilot can impact your everyday work life, it's time to get ready with Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Microsoft 365 Business Premium. We've only scratched the surface of how Microsoft 365 Copilot will transform how you work. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Feature Deep Dive: Browse files by People and Meetings

These new views let you effortlessly locate files based on the people you work with and your meetings. The People and Meetings views in OneDrive help you to quickly located shared files in OneDrive. We spend much of our workdays in meetings, and within those meetings coworkers share plenty of files either in chat or the meeting invite. Before and after meetings, we often spend time digging through meeting invites and chat threads trying to find pre-reading materials for upcoming meetings or content from past meetings. The Meetings view displays meeting recording and files associated with the meeting. The Meetings view for recurring meetings displays all the meeting recording and files associated with the meeting series. The People and Meetings view are here to help you browse and get to your files quickly. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Microsoft 365 Champion Community Calls are back on September 26!

‎Sep 19 2023 05:01 PM. We hope everyone had a restful August! Join our next community call on September 26 for a showcase of FastTrack and learn how you can leverage their services in your adoption journey. We will be starting the call at 5 minutes past the hour for both of our sessions, and it will still end at the top of the hour. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Driving Adoption Blog

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Alerts and notifications are now available in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse

We are making it easier to stay informed of these insights through alerts and notifications. Offering alerting capabilities on several key scenarios, we've made it easier than ever for Managed Service Providers to integrate multi-tenant alerts into their everyday workflows with configuration directly in Lighthouse without configuring these alerts in multiple admin portals. Screenshot example of a Microsoft 365 Lighthouse alert notification email. We will continue to add new alert types, and we always welcome Partner feedback if there are new alerts you'd like to see added. For each created alert rule, MSPs can view and action the alert directly within a single page in Lighthouse. Screenshot of the Alerts grid page, with a historical and individual alerts graph. We're excited to bring this multi-tenant alert capability to Lighthouse and help empower MSPs to integrate alerts from Lighthouse into their everyday workflows. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Cyberattack protection by default and other enhancements to SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, which is our latest version of SharePoint Server, was launched to turn that vision into reality. While the majority of our investments continue to be focused on SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, we're also announcing security investments for SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2016. The result of this partnership was to integrate cyberattack detection and protection capabilities directly into SharePoint Server. We then expanded the feature to SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2016 earlier this year. Enabling AMSI protection by default isn't the only enhancement we're making to AMSI integration in SharePoint Server. SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 23H2 adds support for React version 16 and Office UI Fabric React 7, allowing developers to utilize these newer component versions in their SharePoint Framework solutions. Microsoft will continue to improve and expand the capabilities of SharePoint Framework in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition in future feature updates. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Monday, September 11, 2023

Bing Chat Enterprise now has user-level admin controls plus your data questions answered

Today, we're excited to share some new administrative controls, which are enabled through the Bing Chat Enterprise Service Plan, and offer more clarity on how we manage data in Bing Chat Enterprise. At launch, Microsoft 365 admins had the option to turn Bing Chat Enterprise on or off for all users with eligible licenses in their tenant, which made it easier to deploy Bing Chat Enterprise at scale and ensure that all users could use generative AI with built-in commercial data protection. As a reminder, turning off Bing Chat Enterprise will revert the user to the consumer Bing Chat experience. The service plan name for Bing Chat Enterprise is Bing Chat Enterprise. If your organization is evaluating Bing Chat Enterprise, here are some important points to consider: Bing Chat Enterprise is a generative AI service grounded in data from the public web-it doesn't have access to organizational resources or content within Microsoft 365 such as documents, emails, meetings, or Microsoft Teams messages. It only has access to organizational data a user has explicitly typed or copied directly into the chat or if a user opens Bing Chat Enterprise in the Microsoft Edge sidebar and has given permission for Bing Chat Enterprise to access a document or intranet page open in the browser. When using Bing Chat Enterprise, user prompts leave your organization's Microsoft 365 tenant boundary to reach the Bing Chat Enterprise service and may be processed in global data centers, including ones in the United States, but this data is encrypted in transit and Microsoft doesn't retain this data beyond a short caching period for runtime purposes. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Join us on Oct 3 for an Exclusive OneDrive Event

Calling IT Admins, partners and Microsoft 365 enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for a special online event where you'll get a first-hand look at the future of OneDrive. Join Jeff Teper and the OneDrive product team as they showcase the next generation of file management across Microsoft 365. See the new enhancements to OneDrive and discover the benefits of faster file access, better organization, simpler collaboration, and improved file security across Microsoft 365. Plus, we'll give a sneak peek at our AI plans which include new search, sharing, and information queries across all your files in OneDrive. After the event we'll respond to your questions in a live chat-based Q&A. Microsoft OneDrive: The Future of File Management is Here! Get an event reminder and important follow-up information after the event by signing up for the OneDrive newsletter. In recent months we've made many enhancements to OneDrive and there's more to come. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Microsoft SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop August 2023

August 2023 brought some great new offerings: SharePoint news to email inbox, two new SharePoint site theme options, accessibility improvements to SharePoint page authoring, Announcements in Viva Connections, Restricted Access Control for SharePoint and OneDrive, OneDrive: Colors for folders, OneDrive: Meetings and People views, SharePoint pages sharing update, Teams Meet app, new Search experience within chat and channels, and more. Four images, clockwise starting top left: SharePoint news article in SharePoint, sending email feature, SharePoint news in the email client, and the statistics for view counts. We are introducing a new advanced capability for SharePoint admins to restrict SharePoint and OneDrive sites to specified users. With this feature, SharePoint admins can restrict site access to specified users using Microsoft 365 groups or AAD security groups - now Microsoft Entra ID groups. Now you can share SharePoint pages and news posts individually without having to share the entire site, just like you can with other Microsoft 365 files in a document library. Herein lies the power of Clipchamp on top of OneDrive and SharePoint, enabling commercial use when you login to Microsoft 365 with your Microsoft Entra ID account). Thanks to the in-browser video editor, you can start a new video on the Clipchamp start page on Microsoft 365, create a new Clipchamp video in OneDrive, or edit an existing video in your OneDrive or SharePoint folders. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

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