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  • Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams - 365 Message Center Show #198

    Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams

    SharePoint pages and news posts that have been pinned as tabs, can now be edited directly with Microsoft Teams. Publishers who are active in Teams will be able to edit without needing to leave Teams. Listen all about this and other Microsoft 365 updates!

  • SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboard - 365 Message Center Show #195

    SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboard

    The home page for the SharePoint Admin Center now shows quick insights in a familiar card format, seen on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center home page. SharePoint admins can focus on what matters to their role and get a quick start to frequent tasks. Check out this new feature!

  • SharePoint Portal Launch Scheduler - 365 Message Center Show #194

    SharePoint Portal Launch Scheduler

    Execute a measured launch a new SharePoint portal high traffic is expected. Use a phased approach to test and monitor the performance. Get user feedback and resolve issues before making the portal widely available. This and more in this week's episode!

  • Create tasks from Teams chats and channel posts - 365 Message Center Show #191

    Create tasks from Teams chats and channel posts

    How often have you had a conversation in Teams about a new task and forgotten to action it? Did that task even make it to a task list or the plan for your team? Creating a new task from a conversation will soon be just two clicks away. This week on the 365 Message Center Show In this episode: – New Design for Yammer Discovery and Digest Emails – Teams: Create tasks from Teams chats or channel posts – Microsoft Teams: webinars plus new meeting registration options 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates – Microsoft Information Governance: update to retention and label policies…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…