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365 Message Center Show #72 – Recap

In this week's episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we discuss the forcing of small business SKUs to Microsoft Teams, LOTS of SharePoint Online updates, including page features & web parts, new mobile capture functionality with metadata, and more!

2:23 Microsoft Teams is ready for your organization – you can begin your upgrade today MC152804 & MC152862Watch the special edition episode: Automatic upgrade from Skype4B to #MicrosoftTeams
— For Small Business Office 365 customers, your messaging experience is going to be automatically upgraded to Microsoft Teams. Make sure you watch the special episode where Darrell walked through the issue.

3:22 Simplifying your Mac users Skype meeting sign in process – Read announcement MC164965
— Mac users will be able to download the desktop app, even if they don't have a Skype login, to use for meetings.

4:03 Releasing a number of updates to SharePoint Online pages and webparts in Office 365 – Read announcement MC165010
— A big list of SharePoint Online updates. Both Darrell and I talk about updates we are excited about. Check out the list:
New and updated features:
Customize the title area for each page, Save page as a template and template gallery, Background shading on sections, Choose a different thumbnail in Page details, Change the description in Page details, SharePoint administrators can use a PowerShell command to hide web parts.

New and updated web parts:
Allows authors to share code snippets with correct syntax, Countdown timer, roll up events across multiple sites, Quick charts – SharePoint list can now be the data source, Recent documents: Shows the current user’s most recent documents, Frequent sites for current user content source option, YouTube embeds, Yammer conversations.

11:45 New feature: Scoped Directory Search in Microsoft Teams – Read announcement MC165013
— Provide customized views of the directory to their users in Microsoft Teams with support for Exchange Address Book Policies.

12:56 New Outlook for Windows diagnostic information collection tool – Read announcement MC165018
— You will be able to gather information about Outlook for Windows and the resident Windows operating system.

15:00 Updated feature: Manage Access in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC165027
— When viewing the permissions for resources, you will be able to view sharing links, in addition to people permissions.

16:54 Please review your network traffic settings to prevent service disruption – review Microsoft 365 whitelists filtering CDNs – Read announcement MC165128
— If you are filtering domains, make sure you update your list of domains for CDNs.

19:40 Outlook mobile simplifies its sync technology – Read announcement MC152817
— Outlook mobile sync is being improved and coming inline with what we have on the consumer side.

21:50 New feature: mobile capture scenarios for OneDrive on iOS and Android – Read announcement MC165251
— Coming your way is the ability to capture information like pictures and documents, and then upload them with metadata in libraries.

24:23 New feature: Location Columns for SharePoint Online lists – Read announcement MC165253
— As announced before, you will be able to add a location column in SharePoint Online lists. This give you rich capabilities for attaching a physical location to your content.

24:56 Encryption updates in Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Windows – Read announcement MC165252
— Coming changes to how to access and use encryption for Outlook for Mac, including Encrypt-Only method to secure emails.

26:10 New feature: @mentions in comments in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC165254
— You will be able to @mention people on SharePoint pages and those mentioned will be notified.

28:31 Users can now customize their private discussions in Teams with tabs – Read announcement MC165255
— Bring the tab experience, along with the collaboration benefits, to your private discussions.

Set a reminder for next week's episode: 365 Message Center Show #73

Special mention to Magnum…. I mean Darrell's movember challenge:

Darrell as Magnum P.I.
Darrell as Magnum P.I.

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