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  • SharePoint Site Templates - 365 Message Center Show #190

    SharePoint Site Templates

    Apply new scenario-based templates to new and existing SharePoint sites. Templates contain pre-populated content and web parts to improve consistency of sites and time-to-collaborate. This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – SharePoint site templates – Customized backgrounds in Microsoft Teams meeting video coming to mobile devices – Microsoft Search: Earn Microsoft Rewards when using a work or school account – Outlook for iOS – More actions available in New Message and New Event press and hold menus – Microsoft Teams: introducing organization-wide backgrounds (preview) 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates – Opt-in to the new Teams live events…

  • New breakout room functionality for Teams meetings - 365 Message Center Show #189

    New breakout room functionality for Teams meetings

    Persistent breakout rooms for recurring Microsoft Teams meetings. Set timers for breakouts to call everyone back to the main meeting. These updates are welcome news for educators and workshop facilitators alike. This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – New breakout room functionality coming to Microsoft Teams – New PowerPoint Live Presentation option with desktop and window sharing – Yammer: Essential Announcements – Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists – PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App – Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting ID 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates –…

  • Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings - 365 Message Center Show #188

    Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings

    Focus your audience on up to 7 people using the new Multiple Spotlights update in Teams meetings. Panel discussions for meetings and webinars will be easier to run using meetings. This week on the 365 Message Center Show Focus your audience on up to 7 people using the new Multiple Spotlights update in Teams meetings. Panel discussions for meetings and webinars will be easier to run using meetings. In this episode: – Microsoft Lists: new Integrate drop-down menu, powered by SharePoint – Update on UserVoice sites – Expanding access to My Day from Outlook on the web to Office.com – Microsoft Teams: Call Merge – Microsoft Teams to allow only…

  • Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients - 365 Message Center Show #187

    Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients

    There's more to setting up Microsoft Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams than you might realize. Set your Home site. Configure the Global navigation. Prepare to create an app package for Teams, once the PowerShell script is released on March 31. Are you ready? This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients – Step by step guide to set up Viva Connections in Teams desktop: https://go.365mcs.com/vw1 – Prevent attendees from sharing video feed in Microsoft Teams Meetings – Forms: New features in Teams polls in meetings – Adding Quick Permissions to the OneDrive/SharePoint Share Control 📢 Quick mentions – short…

  • SharePoint Page Analytics - 365 Message Center Show #186

    SharePoint Page Analytics

    New analytics for SharePoint pages and news reveal helpful insights. Learn more about how your organization views your pages. Update your content to improve engagement. This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news posts – SharePoint Events web part will display event images – Announcing general availability of guest support in Yammer (native mode) – Microsoft Teams: AI-assisted poll creation for Teams meeting presenters – SharePoint Page Analytics 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates – Microsoft Teams: Mobile optimized network data usage – Improved Person columns in Microsoft Lists Join…

  • Enable your team with Microsoft Lists

    Enable your team with Microsoft Lists

    Microsoft Lists is one of the newer services in Microsoft 365. Lists enables interaction with list data in a more meaningful way and makes the content more accessible. I am so happy to be presenting a new session entitled Enable your team with Microsoft Lists. My co-presenter will be Shafina Hassam! Enable your team with Microsoft Lists Shafina and I will be presenting our new session to the Northern Virginia 365 and Azure User Group, located just outside of Washington D.C. However, this time around we will be presenting the session virtually. So anyone in the world can join! Come learn with us as we explore Microsoft Lists and how…

  • Dynamic View for Microsoft Teams - 365 Message Center Show #185

    Dynamic View for Microsoft Teams

    Injecting some variety into your Teams meetings, Dynamic View will use your stage and gallery to display people and content in a more engaging way. It appears to be the new default view for meetings, but you can still show Together Mode, pin and spotlight people, and more options to come. This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – Microsoft Teams: Dynamic View – “All” List Update on Office.com – Announcing Conglomerate branding for global admins – New personal wellbeing insights coming to Insights app in Teams 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates – Microsoft Forms: update in sharing…

  • New Video only Meeting stage experience - 365 Message Center Show #184

    New Video only Meeting stage experience

    How often do you join a Teams meeting with your video turned off? Sometimes there's a good reason to do so. A recent change means that the meeting stage will only show attendees with their video turned on. Even when you are an active speaker, you will only appear on the bar below the stage. How will this affect meetings going forward? This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and Tasks in Teams – New Video only Meeting stage experience – Microsoft Forms – Increased form limits 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders…

  • SharePoint app bar and global navigation - #183

    SharePoint app bar and global navigation

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Find your way around your SharePoint Online intranet from any site in SharePoint. The SharePoint app bar makes global navigation, sites, news and recent files easy to reach. We discuss the different navigation options and what this might mean for the current Microsoft 365 app launcher. In this episode: – Introducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation – Outlook on the web: update in how users access Mail, Calendar, People, and To Do – Allowing anonymous presenters in Teams Live Events – Teams meetings to support view-only attendees 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major…

  • Microsoft Teams Pro The new old service plan - 182

    Teams Pro: The new old service plan

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show The news initially caused a kerfuffle as the community made assumptions about a poorly written MC message announcing a new Microsoft Teams service plan. Were organization's going to need to buy different license for a pro version of Microsoft Teams? In this episode: Microsoft Teams: Share to Teams from Outlook Adding taxonomy columns for modern SharePoint library views 1:1 Call recording policy introduction Announcing a new service plan, Teams Pro Align the experience for creating a team from different Teams interfaces Outlook – Reactions and new notification experience 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates New…