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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 365 Message Center Show #179

    Microsoft Teams Revised in Meeting Experience

     This week on the 365 Message Center Show Out with the full-width Share tray. In with a compact Share pop-up menu. Presenters in Teams meetings will share content using a new menu that clarifies the choices and leaves more room for future in-meeting apps. In this episode: – Yammer Reactions are now inclusive – Microsoft Teams will queue sent messages when offline – Microsoft Teams Revised In-meeting Share Experience – Updates coming to SharePoint Site usage report – Outlook on the web – New search in compose mode 📢 Quick mentions – short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates – Teams desktop app for Mac: Include computer…

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    A change in guest access for Microsoft Teams – #174

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Using Microsoft Teams? Are you still deciding whether you should allow guests into your teams to collaborate? Guest Access is off as a service default. But that is set to change. Watch the 365 Message Center Show live or later as we discuss the impacts of this change and what to consider when choosing to enable guest access. In this episode: – Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event – Shifts app groups will automatically have a tag in Teams – Send SharePoint pages to Yammer – Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a…

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    SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, list rules and notifications – #173

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Get notifications when items change in a list that you contribute to. When items are updated or added in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint lists, visit the list to find out what has changed. Basic rules for lists open up a number of interactive possibilities for monitoring and actioning information. In this episode: – List rules make it easy to set up notifications of changes – Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint – Introducing SharePoint Portal Launch Scheduler – Managing Q&A and comments in Yammer live events – Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel – The…

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    Microsoft Ignite Schedule Builder and a few other MC updates – #162

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Schedules. When they're live, we get dates and times and can make plans. In this episode we discuss a mysterious “2020 Release Wave 2” message you have to look at closer, the Gallery view for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint. We also talk about the #MSIgnite schedule builder going live, and our recommendations for sessions and tips for attending this colossal virtual conference. – Feature update: Gallery view in Microsoft Lists – New Feature: Inline message translation for Android – Microsoft Forms introduces a responder progress bar – Deployment schedule available for 2020 Release Wave 2 – #MSIgnite Schedule Builder, how to use…

  • Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive – Changes in Microsoft 365

    More changes come to Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive functionality in Microsoft 365. These updates include new features and revisions of features since being announced previously. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Lists (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (MC218031) Microsoft is clarifying two points around the new Microsoft Lists. First, the rollout will take longer than most rollouts we have seen lately in Microsoft 365. It has already started rolling out to targeted release tenants, but it won't be completely rolled out to all tenants until mid-October 2020. Secondly, Microsoft wants you to know there is no way for you…