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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 17th February 2021

Additions : 4
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Word: Dictation in Word for the Web now available for GCC and GCC-High TenantsIn Development
Outlook and Word: Dictation in Desktop and Mac now available for GCC and GCC-High TenantsIn Development
Word: Dictation in Word for iOS and Word for Android now available for GCC and GCC-High TenantsIn Development
Planner: More labels for GCC-High and DoDIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
SharePoint: Information barriersLaunchedStatus
MyAnalytics: More granular control to opt users in or out of MyAnalytics featuresLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Survivable Branch ApplianceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Upgraded data classification confidence levelsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Copy and edit built-in info types and other improvementsLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Coming soon: Microsoft VIVa Learning

Microsoft recently announce a new product called Microsoft Viva which has 4 pillars

In this blog post I am going to focus on Learning, as a member of a large organisation that has multiple platforms for Learning Tools. I can definitely see a use case within my organisation.

Whats is Microsoft Viva Learning

Microsoft Viva Learning add a new experience within Microsoft Teams where all learning platforms can be consolidated to a single location. As you can see from my screenshot below this functionality is yet to be released, so definitely keep an eye on updates from Microsoft.

Microsoft has built a new, transformational learning experience that makes organisation learning content available in one place – including LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, third-party content providers, Learning Management Systems, and a company’s own content.

Microsoft partnered with the following 3rd parties which you will be able to included into Learning.

Social Learning

You will see the term Social Learning mentioned with Microsoft Viva, this refers to sharing content in a chat or channel in Microsoft Teams. The example Microsoft have used is “Onboarding” and for me makes perfect sense. As a new starter within my organisation, getting access to all the onboarding content from a centralized platform is key to the success of integrating a new member to your team.

Enter text to search for content, then select the items you want to add to the current tab.
Image taken from Microsoft

Personal Learning

Browsing Microsoft Viva Learning, you will be able to find content that you are interested in and Microsoft uses Graph to recommend learning content based on signals.

Use the My Learning tab to browse and search for learning content.

Once you have found content you are interested in, it can be assigned to you for consumption.

Learning Tools

Learning tools introduces “Assign and Manage” that lets you share relevant, interesting and important learning content with others. Whether its your line manager sharing content with you or you sharing content with colleagues within your group or team. You can use the manage tab to track the progress and complete of the courses.

Assign And Manage lets you share useful content with others.

So thats completes this introduction to Microsoft Viva, I hope to release more content about the product as it continues to develop.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Power Automate: Sending an email when a message is posted in Microsoft Teams

Send an email when a new message is added in Microsoft Teams couldnt be any easier. Power Automate has a defined template which allows to connect with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Outlook connectors to provide the required functionality. So from you Power Automate dashboard look for the template and press continue.

Define which Microsoft Team you would like to target and the required channel.

Define the email address you want to send the messages to

Important Note

The email address must be an active mailbox within your organisation.

Save….

The next time a message is posted, an email will be sent to the defined mailboxes.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Deploying Microsoft Dynamics Office Add-in from Centralized deployment

Before deploying anything from the Centralized Deployment it is recommended that you check if your organisation supports this process.

This can be easily done by installing the following MSI and running the following PowerShell Cmdlets;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55270

Import-Module O365CompatibilityChecker
Invoke-CompatibilityCheck

During my testing, I had to manually connect to Exchange Online using the following cmdlet;

Connect-ExchangeOnline

Once I had manually connected to Exchange Online the Invoke command completed successful and drop the output file here;

c:\windows\system32 called output.csv

In the containing csv file you will see something like below.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/manage/centralized-deployment-of-add-ins?view=o365-worldwide

If your organization meets all requirements, complete the following steps to publish an Office Add-in via Centralized Deployment:

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 Admin Portal and select Integrated apps
  2. Click Get apps

Search for Microsoft Dynamic Office Add-In and click Get it now

Click Continue
Specify who the app for as per the screenshot below
Press Next

Press Next

Press Finish Deployment

You can launch Excel or Excel Online to use the add-in as shown below

Then just Launch the Add-in via My Add-Ins

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Episode 1 – Why Now?

In this episode, Andrew and John provide introductions to each other and how the podcast come about. It has been a goal of Andrew’s to provide a platform and cast a spotlight on those from a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion background. They also discuss the vision for upcoming episodes where they will be talking to women from the tech community to promote, highlight and spotlight the excellent work they are doing.

Please like, share and subscribe so we can continue to deliver a space whereby we can talk about Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. This podcast is not about “us” its about the stars in the community from all backgrounds.

The podcast is currently available on Spotlight, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and Youtube. It will be available on other platforms shortly.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the microsoft 365 Roadmap Today? 13th February 2021

Additions : 0
Updates : 3

Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Templates in TeamsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Productivity and wellbeing insights for managers and leadersRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Personal productivity insights in TeamsRolling OutStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 12th February 2021

Additions : 3
Updates : 10

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for Government CloudsIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams in GCC-HighIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams for DoDIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Exchange Online: Monitoring preview updateLaunchedStatus
Azure Active Directory: Connect cloud provisioningLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: Updates to site header optionsLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: Portal Launch Scheduler in SharePoint PowerShellRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Dual front-of-room screens support on collaboration barLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams in GCC-HighIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Improving the Message Center user experienceRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Surface HubLaunchedStatus
Microsoft To Do: iOS 14 WidgetsLaunchedStatus
Outlook for Windows: Make all meetings online by defaultCancelledStatus, Description

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 11th February 2021

Additions : 5
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
OneDrive: Dialog on First-Time deletion of File(s)In Development
Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS)In Development
Microsoft Lists: List Setting to disable/enable commentingIn Development
Microsoft Lists: Enabling commenting to Lists app in TeamsIn Development
Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for Government CloudsIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
SharePoint: new experience to add content types to lists and librariesRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: 25K person teamsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Meet Now from OutlookRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Additional settings for multiple Accounts and OrganizationsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Compliance center: Information barriers for GCCLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 10th February 2021

Additions : 7
Updates : 9

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Syntex: Model usage analytics in content centerIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider Risk Management recognizes sensitivity label downgradeIn Development
Microsoft Teams: PowerShell Support for Team TemplatesIn Development
Microsoft 365: Apps will require Microsoft Edge WebView2 runtimeIn Development
Microsoft Search: Actionable items in searchIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Manage team templates with template policiesIn Development
Windows Virtual Desktop: choose the Japan geography to store the Windows Virtual Desktop service metadataIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
OneDrive: Expiring access for external usersIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Lists: rules – built on SharePointRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 Admin Center: New simplified view for very small businessesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Compliance center: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messagesRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Aggregated views of Service Health across partner-managed tenantsRolling OutStatus
Exchange: Application Access Policy Support in EWSLaunchedStatus
Word: Better collaboration with modern comments for MacRolling OutStatus
Word: Better collaboration with modern commentsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendees’ VideoIn DevelopmentTitle

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

What’s new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 9th February 2021

Additions: 9
Updates: 11

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Increased set of first-party indicators for Insider Risk ManagementIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s VideoIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendee’s VideoIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Enhanced support for domains in Insider Risk ManagementIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Content explorer enhancements for Insider Risk ManagementIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Topics – General AvailabilityLaunched
Yammer Cross-geo external collaboration support on External Networks for the EULaunched
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendee’s VideoIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s VideoIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Information Protection: UI for configuring Exact Data MatchLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance availability for government cloudsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Branded Lobby for webLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Priority Account ProtectionLaunchedTitle
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Translate content during investigationLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Conflict of interest templateLaunchedStatus
Outlook for Mac: S/MIMELaunchedStatus
Outlook for Mac: Support for favorite contactsLaunchedStatus
Exchange: Application Access Policy Support in EWSIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Teams: New file sharing experienceRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Branded Lobby for desktopIn DevelopmentTitle

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud