Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (21/08/20)

Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (21/08/20)

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams and Power Automate – Simpler automation for everyoneIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Yammer: New Yammer files in Office 365-connected groups will be stored in SharePointLaunchedTitle
Azure Active Directory: Combined user security info registration for Azure AD self-service password reset & MFALaunchedTitle
Azure Active Directory: Staged user roll out to Azure AD cloud authenticationRolling OutTitle
Azure Active Directory: passwordless sign-in for work or school accountsRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search General AvailabilityLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Cloud App Security: Integrate with Azure Sentinel to define custom retention times for your discovery dataLaunchedTitle
Exchange Online: Improvements to Accelerate Replication of Changes to Azure Active DirectoryRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Teams: 3rd Party Apps in Teams for GCCLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Search: Custom verticals and refinersIn DevelopmentTitle
Azure Active Directory: Azure AD My Account end-user portalLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Search: Connectors – PreviewLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Search: People search on attributesRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search: API in the Microsoft GraphRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search: In Bing and Edge Mobile ApplicationsRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search: Bing Enterprise Homepage with Microsoft SearchRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search: Bing Industry News with Microsoft SearchRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search: Search scoping controlIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Search: In classic SharePoint sitesIn DevelopmentTitle
SharePoint: SharePoint Administration – Migration managerLaunchedTitle
SharePoint: People cards for SharePoint list and library web partsRolling OutTitle
Outlook for Android: Play My EmailsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Forms: Repeated Phisher HandlingRolling OutTitle
SharePoint Administration – Azure Active Directory Global Reader roleRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Search Refresh of the Microsoft Search in Bing User ExperienceRolling OutTitle
Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports in previewLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: Default site theme color is changing from blue to tealLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Acronyms answers are rolling out to Microsoft SearchRolling OutTitle
SharePoint: Improved SharePoint Tab and new SharePoint Pages Tabs allow users to paste link to tab pages & lists in Teams ChannelsLaunchedTitle
Windows Virtual Desktop: Windows Virtual Desktop deployment through Azure PortalLaunchedTitle
Azure Active Directory: New default background image for Microsoft 365 and Azure AD loginLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Forms Quick Poll add-in pre-install in OutlookRolling OutTitle
Outlook: Poll added to Outlook (Windows)Rolling OutTitle
SharePoint: Company branding now supported on SharePoint Mobile AppLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Search: In Windows 10In DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Forms: Specific User Sharing for CollaborationLaunchedTitle
SharePoint: Schedule SharePoint pages & news postsRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Teams: [iOS] Teams Mobile On-Demand Chat TranslationRolling OutTitle
Azure Active Directory: Connect cloud provisioningIn DevelopmentTitle
Azure Active Directory: New reviewer experience for Access ReviewIn DevelopmentTitle
SharePoint: Fluent design updates for coherenceLaunchedStatus
Outlook on the web – Text predictionsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: [Teams Mobile Clients] Organization allowed accounts configuration for TeamsRolling OutTitle
Microsoft 365 Admin center: “Integrated apps” in the Microsoft 365 admin center Settings page changed to “User consent to apps”LaunchedTitle
Microsoft Search: Acronyms answers with Microsoft Search are coming to SharePoint and Office.comRolling OutTitle
SharePoint: SharePoint Online search query volume limits when using app-only authenticationIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Search: In Windows 10 with Microsoft 365In DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Graph: Connectors for Microsoft SearchRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Bookings web app available to GCC customersRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Improving the Message Center user experienceIn DevelopmentTitle
Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (20/08/20)

Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (20/08/20)

Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Excel: Office Scripts for task and workflow automation in ExcelIn DevelopmentStatus
Office 365 ATP Request Release workflowIn DevelopmentStatus
Quarantine – Custom Policy and FolderIn DevelopmentStatus
Exchange: Block sending to a Distribution Group when it’s on the BCC lineIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Information Protection: Double Key Encryption for GCC-High and DoD In DevelopmentTitle

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Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (19/08/20)

Whats new in the Microsoft365 Roadmap today (19/08/20)

Additions : 3
Updates : 11

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Exchange: Block sending to a Distribution Group when it’s on the Bcc line?In Development
Microsoft 365 admin center: Improving the Message Center user experience?In Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Double Key Encryption (government clouds)?In Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Outlook for Mac: New user experience across email, search and calendarLaunchedStatus
SharePoint – lists and libraries web parts consume dynamic dataLaunchedStatus
Office 365 ATP Request Release workflowRolling OutStatus
Quarantine – Custom Policy and FolderRolling OutStatus
Yammer: The New Yammer (Public Preview)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Lists – sharing – built on SharePointLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams – increase in the number of simultaneous videos in Teams meetings for GCC High and DoD customersLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: User storage limit management for OneDriveLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft SearchRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: New channel files tab for GCC, GCC-High and DoDRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)LaunchedStatus

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today (18/08/20)

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today (18/08/20)

Additions : 3
Updates : 14

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Word: New Feature – Designer in Word for Word for the webIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Trainable ClassifiersIn Development
Microsoft Search: PowerBI results with Microsoft Search in SharePoint and Office.comIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
OneDrive: Full-fidelity shared libraries in OneDriveIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Teams – Messaging extensionsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Semantic searchIn DevelopmentTitle
Account manager ‘View account’ link changeLaunchedStatus
Send from proxy addresses (aliases) from OWAIn DevelopmentDescription
Message Recall in Exchange OnlineIn DevelopmentDescription
Updates to Office 365 Quarantine Notifications and Alerts – Shared MailboxesLaunchedDescription
[Teams Mobile Clients] Organization allowed accounts configuration for TeamsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Translation is coming to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in GCC-HighRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Double Key EncryptionIn DevelopmentStatus, Description
SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliabilityRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: New turn-in celebrationsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: School data sync (SDS) automatic team creationLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Compliance Center: Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscoveryIn DevelopmentTitle

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Your one stop shop for all things Microsoft UserVoice related

Your one stop shop for all things Microsoft UserVoice related

Microsoft UserVoice is a platform where organisations and Microsoft collaborate to understand key product development asks from the community. The higher number of votes, the more likely Microsoft will investigate and introduce the new ask.

Below table provides links to all the Microsoft UserVoice.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This is a developing list and more links will be included once they have been discovered.
TopicURL
Accesshttps://access.uservoice.com
Bookingshttps://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/314907-microsoft-bookings
Business Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600793-office-365-business-center
Connectionshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600610-microsoft-connections
Delvehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve
– Bloghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153906
– Boardshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=100468
– Content typeshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=163845
– Delve for Androidhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=103383
– Delve for Windowshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153948
– Delve for iOShttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=103386
– People Experienceshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=101694
– Praisehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153909
– Searchhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273487-delve?category_id=153915
Excelhttps://excel.uservoice.com
FastTrackhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/602104-fasttrack
Flowhttps://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Feedback/ct-p/Feedback
Formshttps://microsoftforms.uservoice.com
Generalhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general
Invoicinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600781-microsoft-invoicing
Listingshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600778-microsoft-listings
M365 (Microsoft 365) Admin Mobilehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/312601-m365-microsoft-365-admin-mobile
Microsoft Connection email marketinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600610-microsoft-connections-email-marketing
Microsoft Endpoint Managerhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas
– Android-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210853
– App protection policies (APP/MAM)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=148986
– App config and deploymenthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115719
– Autopilot / Windows enrollmenthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=368299
– Azure Admin Consolehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=189016
– Bitlocker Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386689
– Certs, Emails, VPN, Wi-Fihttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=324422
– Co-Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=331534
– Company Portal (all platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115704
– Compliance Policieshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386695
– Conditional Accesshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=155130
– Device Configuration Profileshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386686
– Documentationhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115707
– Fencing – Geo, Time Speed, etchttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=338164
– Intune Data Warehousehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=209608
– Intune PC Clienthttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115716
– Intune for Eductionhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=190729
– Inventory (All Platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=319828
– Language / Translationhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=128305
– MacOS-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210850
– Managed Browserhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210862
– Mobile Device Management (General)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115713
– Remote Assistance / Controlhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=176502
– Reporting https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=386692
– Role-based Access Control (RBAC)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=358603
– Scripting-Graph / PowerShellhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=187750
– Silverlight Admin Consolehttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115722
– Telecom Expense Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210859
– Terms and Conditions (All Platforms)https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=319825
– Troubleshootinghttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=359635
– User Managementhttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=115710
– Windows Updateshttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=379660
– Windows-specifichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210856
– iOS-specfichttps://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas?category_id=210847
Microsoft Information Protectionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip
– Auto-labeling for data at resthttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385018
– Data Loss Preventation (DLP)https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385009
– OMEhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385015
– Right Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385012
– Sensitivity labels in Office applicationshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385021
– Sensitivtes Information Typeshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/928576-microsoft-information-protection-mip?category_id=385027
Microsoft Invoicing https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600781-microsoft-invoicing
Microsoft Listings Online Presencehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600778-microsoft-listings-online-presence
Microsoft Searchhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search
– Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373870
– Clienthttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373873
– Connectorshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373876
– UX Customizationhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/925270-microsoft-search?category_id=373879
MyAnalyticshttps://myanalytics.uservoice.com/
Office 365https://office365.uservoice.com
Office 365 Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin
– Apps and App Launcherhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=127975
– Exchange Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96338
– Lync Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96339
– Message Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=94710
– Service Health Dashboardhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=94709
– SharePoint Adminhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin?category_id=96337
Office 365 Business Centerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/600793-office-365-business-center
Office 365 Groupshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups
Office 365 Security & Compliancehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance
– Advanced Security Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=174141
– Auditinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137187
– Communication Compliancehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379534
– Compliance Managerhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=323794
– DLP & Transport Ruleshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137265
– Information Governance and Records Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379531
– Information Protectionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=379528
– Insider Risk Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=384439
– Malwarehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137184
– Message Encryption & Right Managementhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137262
– Message Tracehttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137181
– Privacyhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=333217
– Reportshttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137175
– Service Trust Portalhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=323791
– Spam & Phishinghttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=137178
– eDiscoveryhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/289138-office-365-security-compliance?category_id=139404
Office 365 Suite Navigation Barhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/926008-office-365-suite-navigation-bar
Office.comhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/325347-office-com-home-page
Office + Edition Browser Extenstionhttps://office365.uservoice.com/forums/926797-office-editor-browser-extension
Office Lenshttps://officelens.uservoice.com
OneDrivehttps://onedrive.uservoice.com
OneNotehttps://onenote.uservoice.com
Outlookhttps://outlook.uservoice.com
Plannerhttps://planner.uservoice.com
Power BIhttps://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas
PowerAppshttps://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Product-Feedback/ct-p/PA-feedback
PowerPointhttps://powerpoint.uservoice.com
Projecthttps://microsoftproject.uservoice.com
SharePointhttps://sharepoint.uservoice.com
StaffHubhttps://staffhub.uservoice.com
Skype for Businesshttps://www.skypefeedback.com
Streamhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/idb-p/StreamIdeas
Swayhttps://sway.uservoice.com
Teamshttps://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public
To-Dohttps://todo.uservoice.com/
Visiohttps://visio.uservoice.com
Wordhttps://word.uservoice.com
Yammerhttps://yammer.uservoice.com

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Microsoft Apps for Enterprise – Changing Channels, New Channel and Default changes.

Microsoft Apps for Enterprise – Changing Channels, New Channel and Default changes.

Microsoft has now announced that Microsoft Apps for Enterprise will receive 3 changes to its product releases. These changes are currently In Development but I dont expect them to be in that state for long as I am already seeing one of the changes within my own tenant.

Changes to the current Channel Names

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63585

Over the lifetime of Office ProPlus which is now Microsoft Apps for Business, Microsoft have changed the name for the channels multiple time. So this new development isnt a surprise as Microsoft does love a name change.

Existing Channel NameNew Channel Name
Semi-AnnualSemi-Annual Enterprise
Semi-Annual (Targeted)Semi-Annual Enterprise (Preview)
MonthlyCurrent
Monthly (Targeted)Current (Preview)

New update channel for Microsoft Apps for Enterprise

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63591

In the past, there have only ever been 4 main Channels for Microsoft Apps for Enterprise (not including the insider release channels). Microsoft has announced that they are creating a new channel to help customers seeking to stay up to date with features updates, such as real-time collaboration and AI capabilities. This channel will be called Monthly Enterprise

Default Channel for new Office 365 Tenants

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63757

The existing Office 365 tenants you should be firmilar that Semi-Annual Channel is the default channel, however for new Office 365 tenants the default will become the Current Channel.

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Beating enforced home working due to Covid-19 using Microsoft Security Management.

Beating enforced home working due to Covid-19 using Microsoft Security Management.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of months, Covid-19 has forced organisations to promote home-working. The issue with this is that most organisations today, are just not prepared for home-working. So in this post I will look at the quick wins which can be implemented using Microsoft Security Management tools to first of all identify and protect against potential threats to your Cloud platform. So Microsoft Security Management is just a name for a number of its products and features, as today I am going to go through what can be used to improve your environment.

Microsoft Secure Score

Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization’s security posture, with a higher number indicating more improvement actions taken. Following the Security Score recommendations can protect your organization from threats. From a centralized dashboard in the Microsoft 365 security center, organizations can monitor and work on the security of their Microsoft 365 identities, data, apps, devices, and infrastructure.

Secure Score helps organizations:

  • Report on the current state of the organization’s security posture.
  • Improve their security posture by providing discoverability, visibility, guidance, and control.
  • Compare with benchmarks and establish key performance indicators (KPIs).

Organizations gain access to robust visualizations of metrics and trends, integration with other Microsoft products, score comparison with similar organizations, and much more. The score can also reflect when third-party solutions have addressed recommended actions.

Browsing to https://securescore.office.com will allow you to direct access your Microsoft Secure Score and see what recommendations have been made.

Check out what’s coming to Microsoft Secure Score. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-whats-coming?view=o365-worldwide

Audit Logging

Turning on auditing within your Office 365 tenancy is possibly one of the quickest things you can do today. By enabling Audit Logging user and admin activity from your organization is recorded in the audit log and retained for 90 days.

In order to switch on Audit Logging using your tenancy you will need to visit the following URL https://protection.office.com/homepage then go to Search –> Audit Log search

Then simply press Turn on auditing

Microsoft will now prepare Office 365 audit log and this may take up to a couple of hours to complete.

  1. Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell
  2. Run the following PowerShell command to turn on audit log search in Office 365. PowerShell

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Set-AdminAuditLogConfig -UnifiedAuditLogIngestionEnabled $true

Office 365 Increased Security

Without reinventing the wheel, I suggest organizations look at the following URL to see where they can make improvement to this Office 365 security. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/tenant-wide-setup-for-increased-security?view=o365-worldwide

Reports!!!

It is important that you review you Reports Dashboard to help identify any potential issues within your environment. Visit the URL below to start you investigations

https://protection.office.com/insightdashboard

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Understanding ProPlus Servicing Models

Understanding ProPlus Servicing Models

Office 365 ProPlus has adopted a servicing model for client updates, allowing new features, non-security updates, and security updates to be released on a regular basis, ensuring your users are always up to date with the latest functionality and improvements.

The client servicing model for Office 365 ProPlus provides options that allow organizations to manage the frequency at which features and updates are deployed using multiple release channels which can be configured for all users or a specific set of users within the organization allowing IT to manage update deployment.

Monthly Channel

The Monthly Channel is made available every month and is targetted to users that want the latest features and updates as soon as they are available.

The Semi-Annual Channel

The Semi-Annual Channel is made available every 6 months, in January/July and is best for organizations that don’t want to deploy the latest features of Office right away or that have a significant number of LOB applications, add-ins, or macros that need to be tested prior to broad deployment. This approach helps to avoid compatibility issues that can potentially stall deployments.

This channel has 18 months of support before the version will need to upgrade to the latest release of ProPlus.

The Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)

The Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) enables a group of early adopters who get the latest and greatest features four months in advance of a Semi-Annual release, allowing time for organizations to test the new features and updates. This is available every 6 months, in March and September.

This channel has 14 months of support before the version will need to upgrade to the latest release of ProPlus.

Below is a diagram about how the “Update Model” works.

The three primary Office 365 update channels, showing the relationship between the update channels and the release cadence

Check out my Office Pro Plus Tool Kit script designed to assist with testing and deployments.

https://github.com/TheWatcherNode/blogaboutcloud/blob/master/Get-OfficeProPlusToolKit.ps1

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Office 365 ATP Recommended Configuration Analyzer Report

Office 365 ATP Recommended Configuration Analyzer Report

The ORCA module is your friend when it comes to reporting on the configuration of ATP. This module makes recommendations on where improvements can be made. So how does it work?

Well I have made this process as simple as it gets

– Download PowerShell Script
– Run PowerShell Script
– Open HTML page

Done

I have made the script intelligent to check for module updates to ensure you are running the latest and greatest.

Head over to my GitHub repo to download the script today 🙂

https://github.com/TheWatcherNode/blogaboutcloud/blob/master/Get-ATPReport.ps1

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for October 2019

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Announcements for October 2019

The following post contains the new features and updated features from October 2019. This post enables you to quickly glance at the Microsoft Teams Roadmap based on the latest information provided by Microsoft.

One thing I have included in this month’s round-up is Microsoft Bookings as it now integrates with Skype and Teams.

New Features

New Features Current Status
Users can pin apps to the Teams left rail In Development
Microsoft Teams – teams auto-renewal In Development
Microsoft Teams – Phone System Administration Enhancements In Development
Microsoft Teams – Silent Login In Development
Microsoft Teams – Support for Google as an Identity Provider In Development

Updated Features

Updated Current Status
Microsoft Teams: Music on Hold Launched
Microsoft Teams – Secondary Ringer and Answer From Anywhere Launched
Microsoft Teams – Reverse Number Lookup Rolling Out
Microsoft Teams – Dynamic Emergency Calling for Calling Plans Launched
Microsoft Teams – Cloud Voicemail Enhancements Launched
Microsoft Teams – Location Based Routing Rolling Out
Microsoft Teams – Direct Routing Enhancements In Development
Microsoft Teams desktop app rolls to existing installs of Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft/Office 365 Business/Business Premium (for the mothly channel only) Launched
Microsoft Teams – Delegation Enhancements Launched
Microsoft Teams – Channel Cross Posting Launched
Microsoft Teams – Dynamic Emergency Calling for Direct Routing In Development

Remember if you would like to receive all the Microsoft Roadmaps updates to your Teams Client, check out this post.

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