365 Message Center Show #63 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, there were several Outlook messages (new experience previews in the client and on the web, removal of the Groups footnote in emails, suggested replies, & block meeting invites from being forwarded), Insights in Excel (watch this space!!), preparedness for Hurricane Florence, and more!

1:40 Modern library content types and document templates in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC147664 
— Darrell talked about this more in the last episode – this update makes it easier for content creators to add template options to document libraries in SharePoint

3:35 Outlook for Windows user experience updates and Coming Soon preview pane – Read announcement MC147699
— This is a coming soon alert for the….Coming Soon preview pane. The preview will allow your users to see the upcoming changes to the Outlook client.

6:06 Opt-in toggle to try the early version of the new Outlook on the web Read announcement MC147700
— Similar to the update before, this update will allow you to preview the new look in Outlook on the web.

6:48 New feature: Insight Services in Excel – Read announcement MC147874
— This feature will bring a similar feature to a very popular Power BI feature, Quick Insights, to Excel. Make sure you check out the “additional information” on the message, as there are some best practice guidelines.

10:41 Email notifications and other Message Center preferences for customized admin roles – Read announcement MC147927
— Your various administrator roles will now receive email notifications from the Message Center.

11:44 Removal of footnote in group emails you are following in your inbox – Read announcement MC148091
— We like this update, as it was too easy for a user to unsubscribe to a Group’s emails and not remember to change their behavior so that they start checking the Group’s inbox for messages.

13:47 Microsoft 365 Preparedness for Hurricane Florence – Read announcement MC148281
— It is nice to see Microsoft be proactive in letting everyone know they are prepared when there are issues that impact your data.

16:08 Suggested replies in Outlook on the web – Read announcement MC148154
— This feature will bring the ability for you to quickly respond to short question emails. You can already see this type of functionality in other services, like LinkedIn’s private messaging system.

18:19 Data export in Microsoft Bookings – Read announcement MC148369
— As highlighted by Erica and Phil in the chatroom, this feature will allow you to export your data and import into other systems, including those not in Office 365.

21:48 Monthly feature updates for Office 365 (Office) – Read announcement MC148375
— We talked about our favorite feature in the Office monthly update. Check out the post to see them all.

Set a reminder for next week’s episode: 365 Message Center Show #64

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365 Message Center Show #62 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, Darrell covered SharePoint Online configuration options of library flows, mass delete notifications for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, and more!

03:25 New ways to configure flows in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC147261 
— A new panel for configuring Microsoft Flows in SharePoint libraries and lists

6:45 Update to TLS 1.2 to prevent potential Skype for Business outage – Read announcement MC147276
— Calling out that you will need to make TLS changes in Skype for Business when in hybrid before October 31, 2018.

8:15 Mass delete notification in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business  Read announcement MC147280
— Help thwart malicious actions by attack software or an accidental delete, by alerting the user when a large number of files are deleted. Clarification on this point though – this is NOT for alerting admins when a user is maliciously deleting content because it is the user that gets notified, not the admin.

13:40 New group management capabilities in SharePoint Online admin center – Read announcement MC147409
— SharePoint Online service administrators will be able to start managing Office 365 Groups, in addition to global administrators, user administrators, and Exchange administrators.

18:30 Announcing new file template management for document library content types – Read Tech Community Blog post
— Bringing document templates to SharePoint modern document libraries, as well as the ability to edit the New menu.

28:02 Microsoft Teams Launches Australia and Japan Data Residency – Read Tech Community Blog post
— Teams data is now stored in the Australia and Japan regions for customers that have their Office 365 tenant residing there, but remember this is for NEW Office 365 tenants.

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365 Message Center Show #61 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we covered Shared with Me coming to mobile apps, prevent forwarding of meeting invites, apply existing site designs when adding sites to a hub, and more!

03:24 Updated feature: Shared with Me in OneDrive for Business mobile apps – Read announcement MC146805 
— Microsoft is bringing the Shared with Me functionality they have been rolling out on the web, to the mobile apps.

4:55 New feature: You can now prevent forwarding of meeting invites in Outlook – Read announcement MC146814
— Meeting organizers will be able to block forwarding of meeting invites. If you are using an older Outlook client or a non-Outlook client, you will be able to attempt to forward, but you will receive an error email letting you know the message was not delivered.

8:00 Updated feature: Apply existing site designs to associated hub sites in SharePoint  Read announcement MC146822
— When you join a site to a SharePoint hub site, you will be able to apply a site design, which will allow you to frame the site specifically for your hub.

14:24 New feature: Privileged access management in Office 365 – Read announcement MC146905
— This update also includes new PowerShell commands to allow you to see, approve, or deny requests.

17:55 New feature: SharePoint Online view formatting- Read announcement MC146947
— Expanding on the JSON column formatting we have been using in SharePoint Online, list formatting brings us the power to format the whole row not just a column.

24:41 New feature: Add a SharePoint Online page, news or list as a tab in Microsoft Teams – Read announcement MC146974
— This update will bring more of the SharePoint experience into Teams when adding content from SharePoint as a tab.

26:51 Updated features: SharePoint Online News and modern pages – Read announcement MC147032
— When adding a link to a news story or page, SharePoint will automatically bring in the rich content from that page like the featured image. Also in this update, we will see who is editing a modern SharePoint page so we know who to contact. Our own edits will timeout in 5 minutes if we aren’t making changes anymore.

Set a reminder for next week’s show: http://go.messagecenter.show/62

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365 Message Center Show #60 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we covered enhanced anti-spoofing coming to all Exchange Online orgs, update on forced versioning in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, the new Microsoft 365 roadmap, and more!

03:10 Extending coverage of enhanced anti-spoofing protection to all Exchange Online organizations – Read announcement MC146520 
— Advanced protection for all! We talked about how it is good to always be talking security in your organization!

6:34 Revised versioning settings in OneDrive for Business and in team sites in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC146556
— The ability to run the command and turn off the forced versioning for your tenant. This will keep versioning settings as they are now.

12:10 New feature: The Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap Read announcement MC146557
— The new roadmap that will incorporate Office 365, Windows 10, etc.

18:22 New feature: Chat and call insights from Skype for Business Online in MyAnalytics – Read announcement MC146619
— We went on a bit of a tangent about multitasking but good info about this new data being included in Office 365 MyAnalytics.

27:19 New feature: Bill payment events in Outlook – Read announcement MC146634
— A service only available in North America at the moment, this feature will automatically setup a calendar event and remind you two days before the bill is due. There is a limited number of bill providers supported now.

29:51 New feature: Azure Active Directory applications are moving to Office.com – Read announcement MC146637
— This will bring your Azure apps to users via the landing page on Office.com

Set a reminder for next week’s show: http://go.messagecenter.show/61

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365 Message Center Show #59 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we covered editing Office 365 Group email addresses, deleting your stored data in FindTime, new theme option for SharePoint, and more!

04:44 New feature: Edit the email address of an Office 365 Group – Read announcement MC146221 
— Previously we weren’t able to change the email address of an Office 365 Group. This caused several problems – one of which being that you cannot remove a custom domain that one of your Office 365 Groups was using.

7:28 Users now have the ability to delete their FindTime data – Read announcement MC146273
— In keeping with all the changes allowing you to control your data, Microsoft is providing you a way to delete all of your FindTime data and your account.

10:18 New header emphasis options are now available in SharePoint Online Read announcement MC146274
— As announced in May, you will be able to change the color of your site header – now you only get white – to go with your branding guidelines.

16:08 New feature: Save for Later in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC146317
— Also announced in May, this feature will allow you to save SharePoint news items, just like you can do now in the mobile app.

19:14 New feature: Guided workflow for deleting users – Read announcement MC146320
— A short set to help you decommission users in your environment – there are some gaps, but this will help!

29:45 Planned Maintenance for SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC146344
— Be aware that SharePoint and OneDrive for Business could be read-only for between 30 minutes – 4 hours.

Set a reminder for next week’s show: http://go.messagecenter.show/60

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365 Message Center Show #58 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we cover Live Events in Microsoft 365, changes to the Office 365 Group creation process, Microsoft Teams administration, and more!

02:45 New feature: Live events in Microsoft 365 – Read announcement MC145792 
— New wave of communications that leverages Microsoft Teams, Stream, and Yammer. The next generation of town hall meetings and broadcasts 🙂 Darrell shows a demo of setting up a new live event!

17:19 Making some changes to the Office 365 group creation process – Read announcement MC145892
— When creating Office 365 Groups you won’t be able to select if members will receive Group email in their inbox, if external people will be able to email your Group , and you can’t customize the welcome email members receive.

22:01 Updated feature: OneDrive for Business admin center setting is now honored by Outlook Desktop Read announcement MC145909
— Now your sharing settings are honored across your OneDrive and Outlook experience

23:56 Streamlining settings in the Teams and Skype for Business admin center – Read announcement MC145946
— You can’t turn off Microsoft Teams tenant-wide – you will have to manage access to Teams per user

31:00 A new TLS certificate is coming to Exchange Online – Read announcement MC146001
— Make sure your on-prem Exchange servers can access: http://ocsp.globalsign.com, http://crl.globalsign.com, http://secure.globalsign.com

Some upcoming shows:
Microsoft Whiteboard discussion and demo with Ian Mikutel and March Rogers
 – See it on YouTube

Set a reminder for next week’s show: http://go.messagecenter.show/59

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365 Message Center Show #57 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we cover new audit features in Exchange, adding tagging in Advanced eDiscovery, new insights for anti-phishing, and more!

02:47 Updated feature: Audit features in Exchange – Read announcement MC145014 
— Logging will be turned on for you and if you want to turn it off, you will need to do so by running Set-OrganizationConfig -AuditDisabled $true

05:47 New Feature: Advanced eDiscovery: Search – Read announcement MC145200
— Adding tagging easily so that you can get what you need and not just a huge collection of info you don’t need

06:57 New feature: Enhanced anti-phishing capabilities for Office 365 Advanced Threat Read announcement MC145205
— New insights for anti-phishing, spoofing, and domain and user impersonation

14:24 Planned maintenance: Skype for Business – Read announcement MC145643
— Skype for Business will be down briefly during maintenance-  it will only impact users in the NOAM region.

15:27 We’re rolling out multiple feature updates for SharePoint Online self-service site creation – Read announcement MC145692
— Create a modern SharePoint site that isn’t attached to an Office 365 Group, changes when creating subsites

21:21 Updated feature: sway.com is becoming sway.office.com – Read announcement MC145697
— Sway is moving domains. We wonder: will others follow to *.office.com?

Some upcoming shows:
When should you shift from Skype to Microsoft Teams?See it on YouTube
Microsoft Whiteboard discussion and demo with Ian Mikutel and March RogersSee it on YouTube

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365 Message Center Show #56 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we cover planned maintenance for Yammer, TLS changes, changes to Shared with me, MAJOR updated to SharePoint and OneDrive forced versioning, and our experience with the OneDrive ‘Known Folder Move’.

03:30 Planned maintenance: Yammer will be temporarily offline – Read announcement MC144352 
— Azure is having scheduled maintenance and so Yammer will be down.

05:16 Reminder: We are moving to TLS 1.2 for encryption – Read announcement MC144908
— Just a reminder that you need to move to using TLS 1.2 and fix any apps that are still using TLS 1.0 or 1.1. The deadline has been extended until October 21, 2018.

7:45 Unexpected file metadata visible in OneDrive for Business ‘Shared with me’ file display Read announcement MC144929
— This update may not be in your tenant – it is alerting to an issue that has been fixed showing too much metadata to those outside your tenant.

14:38 UPDATE: OneDrive and SharePoint Team Site Versioning – Read more on the TechCommunity site
— Microsoft announced in May that they would be forcing users to turn on file versioning and set the minimum level at 100. An updated was posted on  July 18, 2018 that they are pausing the implementation of this policy due to customer feedback.

22:38 Our experience performing the OneDrive known folder move See the Twitter Thread 
— We discuss some gotchas when going through the process

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365 Message Center Show #55 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we cover conditional access for Office.com, LinkedIn data being shown inside Outlook for Windows and iOS, enhanced view of files you have shared in OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online modern page approvals, and automatically logging people out of SharePoint and OneDrive for Business sessions.

03:40 Office.com Conditional Access Policy behavior – Read announcement MC143889 
— Clarification and fixing how office.com access works when using an access policy in Office 365.

08:03 Organization Allowed Accounts Intune Policy now in OneDrive on Android – Read announcement MC144063 **Will need Intune in your tenant
— Locking down who can use OneDrive in your organization coming to Andoid (iOS later).

10:44 Adding LinkedIn data to the people card in Outlook for iOS and Windows Read announcement MC144140 
— Microsoft is bringing in some information from LinkedIn to further enhance the people cards in Outlook. Can be helpful when on your way to a meeting!

15:19 See the file card from Shared by Me and show a weekly trend for daily views and viewers on a file Read announcement MC144168 
— Coming soon we will have statistics on user views of content we have shared in the OneDrive shared by me view. Are those you are collaborating with actually….collaborating? Well here is one way to check and see!

19:54 SharePoint Online organizational news: page approval Read announcement MC144239 
— Being able to link a special Microsoft Flow approval to the pages library on a modern ‘Communications’ site so you can allow users to create pages and news!

23:09 Idle Session Signout is now available for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Read announcement MC144247 
— Log out sessions when users are connecting to your Office 365 tenant from a machine that isn’t joined to your domain or an approved device.

24:38 Microsoft Whiteboard is now generally available for Windows – Read more on the TechCommunity site
— Announcing the general availability of the Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10 – Darrell showed off using it some and talked about how it can be used.

26:25 Introducing a free version of Microsoft Teams – Read more on the TechCommunity site
— Organizations with 300 users or less can now sign-up for a free version of Microsoft Teams. This is what some are calling a Slack competitor but with more storage and capabilities.

29:39 Microsoft Stream powers live events and brings intelligent video to Microsoft 365 – Read more on the TechCommunity site
— Live event functionality will soon be powered by Microsoft Stream and delivered through Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Some great AI-powered functionality is promised, such as speaker timelines, speech-to-text, and closed captions

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365 Message Center Show #54 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we cover the Message Center Reader role, changes in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange Web Services. Check out the time stamped links below.

02:49 Updated site usage page in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC143535 
— Updates to what usage information we are getting from SharePoint Online. We covered this one pretty well, so check out the video.

10:00 Known Folder Move is now available for OneDrive for Business Read announcement MC143579 
— This update is great for helping your users utilize OneDrive – if not forcing them – without their need to start saving in a different place.

14:35 Multi-Factor Authentication and self-service password reset preview Read announcement MC143715 
— When users register for multi-factor authentication (MFA) and self-service password reset (SSPR) for their account, the process will be handled in one, single experience. Previously users had to enter this information twice.

19:38 Changes to Exchange Web Services for Office 365 Read announcement MC143569 
— Move your applications to OAuth 2.0 for connecting to Exchange Web Services (EWS) before October 13, 2020.

34:07 Message Center Reader role
— The new Message Center Reader role is a great step in enabling change management and training users in your organization. There are some interesting things they can also see in the Admin Center, so check out the video link for details on what they do get to see.

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