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  • End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft has announced today that the end of Internet Explorer 11 support in Microsoft 365 will happen soon. Your organization needs to prepare now for this change. End of Internet Explorer 11 Support and sunset of Microsoft Edge Legacy As announced August 17th, 2020, the end of support within Microsoft 365 apps will be happening over the course of the next year. However, the first service to stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) is Microsoft Teams on November 30th, 2020. If your users are utilizing Teams using IE 11, they need to either switch to Microsoft Edge, another supported browser, or use Teams using the Windows application. Starting August…

  • Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, eDiscovery

    Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, and eDiscovery – Changes in Microsoft 365

    More changes come to Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, and eDiscovery functionality in Microsoft 365. These updates have been revised since being announced previously. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Teams The Planner app in Teams will be renamed with an updated experience powered by Planner and To Do (MC211421) Microsoft is working to consolidate the tasks experience in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams is getting the revamp treatment, but in phases. A summary is below, but you can read more details in the Tech Community post here: Announcing Tasks in Microsoft Teams public rollout Right now, in the Teams desktop (and web)…

  • sql saturday auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020 is going virtual! The FREE event is happening August 8th, 2020 and will feature some fantastic content. 50 sessions in total! Sessions are broken out into the following categories: Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics Application & Database Development Cloud Application Development & Deployment Power BI Learning Path for Data professional Job I will be giving a session on how you can use your data in the Microsoft cloud, no matter where it lives. My session will start at 9:50AM local time (4:50PM Central US time). The schedule is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!

  • Migrating from SharePoint On-Premises to Microsoft 365

    Migrating from SharePoint On-Premises to Microsoft 365 – Free Webinar

    It was a pleasure to give this webinar and I want to thank the many people who attended. The presentation and video are below. The topic: Tips & Tricks from The Field – Migrating from SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft 365. Why Worry About Migrating SharePoint to Microsoft 365? Both Vlad Catrinescu and I have worked with many customers who see their file-shares and on-prem SharePoint environments lacking the premium features in Microsoft 365. The draw of going to the cloud is strong and Microsoft 365 does provide many benefits for organizations. However, there can be issues with migration. Our webinar on August 18th will focus on: What you should avoid…

  • SharePoint Workflow is Dead

    SharePoint Workflows are Dead (Almost)

    The end of support for “SharePoint 2010 workflows” in Microsoft 365 will be November 1st, 2020. The title of the blog post, Support update for SharePoint 2010 workflows in Microsoft 365, doesn't make it clear, but we are seeing the beginning of the end for SharePoint workflows in SharePoint Online. This is truly the end of SharePoint workflow. End of SharePoint Workflow It isn't a surprise that Microsoft is moving to not support native workflows in SharePoint. At Microsoft's Ignite conference in 2016, Microsoft announced that support for SharePoint Designer workflows (and InfoPath forms) in SharePoint Server (on-premises) would in time not be supported. The end of support date was…

  • Important Updates to 365 Message Center 365MCS July 16

    Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint, and Power Platform – Changes in Microsoft 365: July 16 Edition

    There have been changes to Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint, and Power Platform functionality in Microsoft 365 that was previously announced. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Office Office 2013 Client Connectivity to Office 365 Services (MC218020) Action needed BEFORE October 13, 2020: A reminder about the changes to Microsoft Office support within Microsoft 365: you must switch to a newer version of the Office clients to continue connecting to Microsoft 365 services. After October 13th, you will no longer be able to connect to services including Exchange Online (email), SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business when utilizing Office 2013 or earlier. Get…

  • Important Updates to 365 Message Center 365MCS July 8

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer, and To Do – Changes in Microsoft 365: July 8 Edition

    There have been changes to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer and To Do functionality in Microsoft 365 that was previously announced. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Teams New Teams meeting setting – require meeting participants to use the lobby (MC214522) This update was previously announced to be completed in the month of June. However to reduce the amount of change in Microsoft 365, Microsoft has chosen to delay the it until the start of July for all tenants and the Microsoft Government – GCC tenants at the end of July. This update is all about making everyone, including those in your organization,…

  • Important Updates to 365 Message Center 365MCS July 3

    SharePoint, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams – Changes in Microsoft 365: July 3 Edition

    Microsoft has made many changes to important functionality in Microsoft 365 that was previously announced. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more! SharePoint Schedule pages and news posts in SharePoint (MC212265) As discussed on the 365 Message Center Show, scheduling pages and news post in SharePoint is a great feature for content management. However on June 29th, Microsoft is rolling back this update and removing it from all tenants. This update caused issues for customers where the posts were not actually being published when scheduled. There is no timeline update for when Microsoft might release this again in the future. SharePoint Auto Digest Email (MC215356) In addition…

  • Layout Options for OneNote to Match Browser App

    Layout Options for OneNote

    What are the Layout Options for OneNote? Microsoft OneNote is my note-taking application across all my many devices. I use it on my desktop PC, my tablet, and on my mobile phone. It really is my digital notebook and keeps me organized, connected to others. OneNote organizes data inside notebooks, then sections, and finally pages within those sections. The application shows those elements on the canvas layout differently within the different applications. OneNote apps include OneNote 2016, the OneNote web app, and the “OneNote for Windows 10” store app. So, what are the Layout options for OneNote? Can you make the apps have the same layout? Yes and No The…

  • Multilingual News and Pages in SharePoint with Sébastien Levert

    Multilingual Publishing in SharePoint

    Multilingual News and Pages in SharePoint In episode 135 of the 365 Message Center Show, I interviewed an expert to discuss multilingual news and pages in SharePoint. If you haven't taken a listen, please go listen to the interview with Sébastien Levert – featured at the end of the episode. I have added an episode player at the bottom of this post for your convenience. Who Needs Multilingual? You need to identify which sites actually need multilingual capabilities. Sébastien suggested that collaboration sites don't necessarily need this capability and you should focus on your Internet communication sites. It doesn't mean you can't have multilingual capabilities on your collaboration sites, but…