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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Microsoft 365 in Apple Vision Pro

We have some exciting news to share with you: the Microsoft productivity apps that help you with your personal and professional tasks and our new everyday AI companion Copilot, will be available on Apple Vision Pro. Transform the way you use Excel with the infinite canvas on Apple Vision Pro to enable you to set up the perfect workspace and be even more productive with all-new ways to multitask. With Apple Vision Pro Immersive Environments and Word's focus mode, you can block out any distractions and fully immerse yourself in the document you are working on. Enjoy your favorite capabilities of Microsoft Teams - meet, chat, call, collaborate, and engage with business processes - with the ease, mobility, and infinite canvas that Apple Vision Pro enables. Teams video calls in Apple Vision Pro use the persona feature to create an authentic representation of your face when you are wearing the headset. You will be able to create, analyze and connect, using your own words and voice, with Copilot while using Apple Vision Pro. This is a sample of how you can work with Microsoft productivity apps and Copilot on Apple Vision Pro. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

New Year, New Look for OneDrive for personal use

With a sleek new interface and powerful new features, OneDrive is here to help you simplify your life and get more done in less time. The new features and upgraded design make it faster to get to all your personal and shared files in OneDrive so you can focus your time on things that matter most to you. Spend less time finding files and more time doing what you need with the improved OneDrive. People view: The new view organizes files by the people in your life you collaborate with. Find your content faster than ever before! With our new file filters, you can quickly find what you need with just a single click. Once you've filtered your view to a certain file type you can then search within that view to find the exact file you need. We've streamlined creation for both uploading to OneDrive and starting a new document. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Network provider connectivity attribution in the Microsoft 365 admin center

In the list of locations, you should see a Network Providers column that shows you the network providers used at each location. In the Network Traffic tab where you see the list of providers at the tenant level, you can click on any network provider and a flyout panel appears with an option to View Locations that you can click to view the list of automatically filtered locations for this provider. View Locations is not shown when we can't identify the office locations where the network provider is used. We depend on location information from Windows Location Services to discover your location, it's possible that WLS is not enabled on your user's devices, or you chose to not share the location information with Microsoft in the Settings for Network Connectivity in Microsoft 365 admin center. In the network telemetry we have information like your LAN Subnet ID, Egress IP address that enables us to show all your locations from where your users are connecting to Microsoft 365. You added a location using /20 LAN subnet, we received a LAN subnet attribute containing /24 in the network assessment, we will map this network assessment to the location based on the /20 supernet definition. You can use the NPI chart to find top performing network providers and view their performance assessment at a given location, such as your office location or any other location from where users connect to Microsoft 365. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Auto Rollout of Conditional Access Policies in Microsoft Entra ID

We are sharing it again on the SMB Tech Community blog channel to ensure that all of our partners, who manage customer tenants and their conditional access policies, are informed about the upcoming policy changes. Microsoft announced the automatic rollout of Conditional Access polices in Entra ID back in November 2023. This feature automatically creates new Conditional Access policies in report-only mode for eligible customers of Microsoft Entra ID P1/P2. Between November 9th, 2023, and December 31st, 2023, policies were created in all eligible tenants. Customers will have at least 90 days to review the policy's impact, manage exclusions, turn the policy on, or turn it off if necessary. Review the effects and benefits of the new policies. Customize these policies according to your specific needs, such as excluding emergency access accounts. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Embark on a Seamless Journey to Microsoft 365 with Our Latest Enhancements to Migration Manager

Migration Manager is a powerful tool, hosted within the setup page of the Microsoft 365 admin center, that helps seamlessly transfer data from various sources, such as BOX, Google Drive, Dropbox, and file shares, to Microsoft 365. We're excited to share some enhancements to Migration Manager to make migrations simpler, more seamless and more secure. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Migration Manager now supports migrating Google Forms definitions and results to Microsoft Forms so that customers can preserve access to this important data on the Microsoft 365 platform. While migrating content from Google Drive to Microsoft 365, Migration Manager is already able to convert Google Sheets spreadsheets into Microsoft Excel documents. To help you better migrate Box content, Migration Manager now supports the automatic conversion of Box Notes to Microsoft Word files during the migration process. With the introduction of new features such as multi-project support, guided first run experience, a migration time estimator, and flexible migration filters, you will have a refined user experience that empowers you throughout the migration process. We're committed to continually improving Migration Manager as your trusted cloud migration service. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, January 22, 2024

Feature Deep Dive: Open in App

In the My files view in OneDrive or a SharePoint document library, right-click on a file, then select Open > Open in app. Seamlessly open your files in a desktop app by selecting Open in app in the My files view in OneDrive for Web. Open SharePoint files in their desktop apps by selecting Open in app in SharePoint. To open your OneDrive files in their native apps from Teams, navigate to the My files view, right-click on a file and select Open > Open in app. Open your files in their native desktop apps from the My files view in the Teams client by selecting Open in app. To open your teams' shared files in their native apps from Teams, navigate to a channel, select the Files pivot, right-click on a file and select Open > Open in app. If there is a default app available to open the file, then the Open in app option automatically chooses that app to open your file. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

10 Essential Tips for Using OneDrive at Work or School

If you spend your day working in Microsoft Teams, chatting, meeting, and collaborating with colleagues, you can save time and stay in the context of your work by accessing your OneDrive files directly through the OneDrive app in Teams. Try it-> In Teams, select Files or OneDrive on the left sidebar. Whatever the reason, you can use version history to restore any OneDrive file to a previous point in time, up to 30 days after the file was modified. Shortcuts in OneDrive let you keep shared files alongside your own content in OneDrive, making it easy to get back to shared files. Try it-> In OneDrive for Web right-click on any shared file or folder, and then select Add shortcut. Depending on your needs, you may want all your OneDrive files saved locally, all your files in the cloud only, or a mix of both. Getting Started -> To use Files On-Demand, select the OneDrive cloud icon in your system tray, select the Settings icon, and then select Settings, then select advanced settings. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community OneDrive Blog

Introducing custom shapes in Visio for the web

The Microsoft Visio team is excited to announce that Visio for the web will now support custom shapes, a feature that many of you have been asking for! Users with a Visio Plan 2 license will be able to import custom shapes in the form of a Visio stencil file, which can be created using the Visio desktop app or downloaded from a third-party source. Adding custom shapes in Visio for the web is simple, but please note that a Visio Plan 2 license is required. A cropped image of a blank drawing in Visio for the web highlighting the new Custom Shapes tab in the Shapes pane. Select the Add Custom Shapes drop-down, then select the appropriate option for uploading a custom shapes stencil file from a OneDrive folder or local device. A cropped image of a blank drawing in Visio for the web demonstrating how to add a new custom shapes stencil. Upload multiple stencil files and use them in the same diagram or use your custom shapes along with the built-in shapes available in Visio for the web. The process for sharing your diagrams created with custom shapes is no different than sharing any diagram created in Visio for the web. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

WWSD What would Sue do for your Microsoft 365 based intranet The Intrazone podcast

On this episode, we hear from Sue Hanley who expertly focuses on change - evolving and improving your intranet. Sue is an information architect, a Knowledge Management expert, and she doesn't shy away from the word: Portals. Sue is steeped in all sorts of governance and collaboration consultation in the grandiose enterprise content services and app: SharePoint. We grabbed time with Sue recently at 365 EduCon - Chicago - to see what she was up to and to ask her a few questions everyone would benefit from in hearing her answers - especially when it comes to establishing and revamping intranets. Employees need to find things quickly and get things done - or your intranet doesn't get a second visit. The Intrazone guest: Sue Hanley presenting her intranet expertise at a 365 EduCon event. The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Upcoming January 2024 Microsoft 365 Champion Community Call

‎Jan 16 2024 02:35 PM. Happy 2024 and welcome back! Join our first call of the new year on January 23 to dive into Microsoft Teams Town Halls. 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

Monday, January 15, 2024

Unlock the Copilot opportunity and grow your CSP business with Microsoft 365 Lighthouse

Copilot has generated a lot of customer enthusiasm, offering a great opportunity for CSPs who have a clear go-to-market strategy. Since Copilot is new in the CSP channel, the first step is to build a plan to inform your customers and get them excited about Copilot. Sales Advisor can quickly identify the best customers to engage, helping you identify eligible Copilot customers and customers with a high likelihood of benefiting from enhanced productivity. For customers who aren't initially eligible for Copilot, Lighthouse can help identify those customers who are ready to upgrade to one of the prerequisite offerings, such as Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 E3/E5. These insights let you take the proactive steps needed to get your customers AI-ready and ensure they're prepared to take advantage of Copilot in the future. Getting customers licensed for Copilot is important, but equally important is supporting them in the setup process to get them ready to use Copilot. These new roles significantly increase the flexibility you have in determining how you and your teams access and manage customer data in Lighthouse. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Enabling security and management across all your SMB customers with Microsoft 365 Lighthouse

One of the common adoption blockers we have heard of from our partners is that they cannot standardize their security and management practices on Microsoft 365 Lighthouse because they cannot manage all their customers using it. While we made it simple to search and discover users across the SMB customers you were managing in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse, you still needed a second process for the customers you were not managing in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse. Learn more: Introducing Sales Advisor - unlock your customer's potential in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse - Microsoft...Screenshot of Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Opportunities page with AI-powered insights and recommendations to grow a customer. In addition to basic user management, Lighthouse adds value by providing management views across your Microsoft SMB customers that allow you to quickly identify and act on inactive accounts, Global Admin accounts, risky user behavior, and multi-factor authentication. Lighthouse lets you quickly and securely access other Microsoft admin portals for each of your SMB customers in the context of your partner tenant credentials using GDAP. Lighthouse users can leverage our security and management scenarios and seamlessly jump to another Microsoft admin portal when necessary. Screenshot of Microsoft 365 Lighthouse showing how to navigate into a customer's Microsoft Entra admin portal. We want to enable you to manage all your active Microsoft 365 SMB customer tenants in Lighthouse. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Business Blog

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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 the upcoming AMA on Copilot for Microsoft 365, the latest enhancements to the Microsoft 365 mobile app and how admins can deploy it to support secure flexible work, and talk about the latest enhancements and updates relevant to Microsoft 365 admins including how admins can send Copilot feedback to Microsoft, and test connectivity of your tenant if you're on 21vianet. Microsoft 365 has several policies to help admins manage feedback collected from users when using Microsoft 365 applications to not only keep you informed of what your users are experiencing, but also simplify how that feedback is passed on to Microsoft. Preview of Microsoft 365 connectivity test tool for Microsoft 365 operated by 21vianet. For customers using Microsoft 365 operated by 21vianet, we recently announced the Preview of the Microsoft 365 connectivity test tool to help aid in the diagnostics and enhancement of your Microsoft 365 service. As always, stay current with the latest updates on the Microsoft 365 admin center from the Microsoft 365 roadmap and the message center. To keep up with the latest on Copilot for Microsoft 365, consider joining our Copilot for Microsoft 365 Tech Community. -------------------- Read more at Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

Monday, January 8, 2024

Most widely used SharePoint Framework ISVs 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. It enables the same code to be used easily across the Microsoft 365 with this widely adopted tooling which uses industry standard tech with easy and automatic SSO and hosting. Deprecation of SharePoint add-in and Azure ACS authentication models - UX powered extensibility should be transformed to us SharePoint Framework powered implementations. Add-in model was introduced back in 2012 and has not really evolved since. Additional capabilities and features for SharePoint Framework solutions in Microsoft 365 as part of the SPFx 1.18 release. 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. 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

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