Episode 16 – Dona Sarkar

On Episode 16 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Dona Sarkar who is the Director of Accessibility at Microsoft.

Dona talks about her time at Microsoft where she has worked since 2005, Dona was an engineer on the Windows Dev team for 12 years covering 5 versions of Windows. Dona speaks passionately about neurodiversity and how her role at Microsoft will ensure that accessibility needs for all users are met.

Dona will be at the South Coast Summit where you can watch her session “Burnout Begone as a Service” on Saturday 16th October at 13:00. After you can also watch the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast live, where we will be hosting a roundtable with the Women in Teams community at 16:00.

Dona’s Twitter: Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar)
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
South Coast Summit: https://www.southcoastsummit.com/

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 17th September 2021

Additions : 3
Updates : 2

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Download Attendance report for GCCIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Reporter and Side-by-Side Presenter Mode in desktop or window sharing for GCC-HighIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Operator ConnectIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Yammer: Yammer profile page updatesIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams for private channelsLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 16th September 2021

Additions : 3
Updates : 2

New FeaturesCurrent Status
SharePoint: Viewing reviews in the SharePoint StoreIn Development
SharePoint: Recommending apps from partnersIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Customer Lockbox for Microsoft TeamsIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Compliance center: Additional third-party data connectors (17a-4 LLC and CellTrust)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: 2×2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in SafariRolling OutStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 15th September 2021

Additions : 6
Updates : 2

New FeaturesCurrent Status
SharePoint: Hub to hub site associationIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: PDF files encrypted with sensitivity label can be searched and eDiscoveredIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Auto labeling (for files at rest in SharePoint Online) can now label PDF filesIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Sensitivity label with “User Define Permissions” works in SharePoint OnlineIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: API to set label on files in SharePoint online in bulkIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Application of a “default label” to an unlabeled file uploaded to a SharePoint Online document libraryIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Windows Virtual Desktop: Migration tool for non-ARM to ARM objectsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Co-authoring on MIP encrypted documentsLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

What’s new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 14th September 2021

Additions : 1
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams data surfaced in Activity ExplorerIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Search: Conversation search in Office.com and SharePointIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams: Public Preview: Teams follow Office previewRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Scale Teams Live Events to 100k attendeesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop for GCCRolling OutStatus
Bookings: SMS notifications for booking appointmentsIn DevelopmentDescription

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Episode 15 – Sharon Weaver

On Episode 15 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, after a small Summer break, our hosts are joined by Sharon Weaver who is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Process Improvement, and Productivity Expert.

Sharon is the founder and CEO of Smarter consulting and speaks to our hosts about being a leader within the Kansas area by running the Kansas City O365 User Group. Sharon shares her journey from coding as a hobby when growing up to working in medicine then falling back into IT! We also find out what the role of a Microsoft Regional Director is!

Sharon will be hosting a session at Commsverse on the 15th September, where you can watch her session “All Roads Lead to Teams! Working with Tasks by Planner and To Do” at 17:20pm GMT.


Sharon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharoneweaver
Sharon’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonweaver/
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 9th August 2021

Additions : 5
Updates : 2

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Teams now available on CarPlayIn Development
OneDrive: New information architecture on iOSIn Development
OneDrive: New Command BarIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Queue view for virtual visits scheduled in the Microsoft Bookings appIn Development
Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive for Government CloudsIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Forms: Correct Answer choice in Teams Meeting Forms Polls for GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification styleLaunchedStatus

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 8th August 2021

Additions : 6
Updates : 6

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Bookings: Bookings app in Teams for GCCIn Development
Bookings: SMS notifications for booking appointmentsIn Development
Word: Simple Markup view in Word for the webIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance integration with Power AutomateIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate for GCCIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate for GCC HighIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced Audit – Optional 10 year audit log retention add-onLaunchedStatus
Outlook for iOS: Support .ICS calendar attachmentsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Reading Progress in Teams for Education – reading practice and review softwareLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDriveRolling OutStatus, Title
Microsoft Stream: Viewing the transcript for a Microsoft Teams meeting recordingRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Missed Activity Email in DODLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 3rd September 2021

Additions : 8
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Forms: Improved Forms mobile experience for Form Creation or AnalysisIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Chat supervisors can delete messagesIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Enable Teams users to purchase Teams apps through the Teams storeIn Development
SharePoint: Improvements to the Text web part for SharePoint pages and newsIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Records management multi-stage disposition reviewIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Outlook client support for records managementIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams panels Check in notifications to Microsoft Teams RoomsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Support of live captions for Teams on VDI for CitrixIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Forms: Text Formatting (Bold, Italicize, and Underline) in Forms and QuizzesLaunchedStatus
OneDrive: 64-bit OneDriveLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Migrate legacy exchange DLP policies to the Microsoft 365 compliance centerRolling OutStatus
SharePoint: Ability to remove the title region gradientLaunchedStatus
Word: Editor will be available in Word for MacLaunchedStatus

Update

Additions : 0
Updates : 12

Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
OneDrive: Sync admin reports – Windows supportRolling OutTitle
Whiteboard: External access in Teams meetingsIn DevelopmentDescription
Whiteboard: Storage in OneDrive for BusinessIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Planner: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams in GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams private channelsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in additional spoken languages for Teams MeetingsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by defaultLaunchedStatus
OneDrive: Sync admin reports – macOS supportIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Compliance center: Additional third-party data connectors (17a-4 LLC and CellTrust)Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Live transcript in Teams meetings in additional spoken languagesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Setup guide to automate baselines policies and device configurations with Endpoint analyticsLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Come and see the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast at South Coast Summit

I am excited to announce that the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast will be at the South Coast Summit on the 16th of October in Southampton, UK. Myself and Jon are looking forward to presenting a roundtable discussion with 3 of our previous guests along with Helen Walker.

You can still grab tickets for this event over at https://www.southcoastsummit.com/

Roundtable – Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Women In Teams Discussion Panel

Saturday 4:00 PM · 40 min · Ageas Media Centre

Speakers – Andrew Moran, Jon Jarvis, Sara Fennah, Zoe Wilson, Sophie Dimelow, Helen Walker

The Microsoft Spotlight Podcast highlights the importance of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion within the Microsoft Community.

This session will talk with a number of high profile Women In Teams Community about their journey into the world of IT and how “us” as a community can engage more women to get involved.

This will provide insight into the challenges our panel has faced and how they manage to carve out a successful career in IT, the goals that they have set for themselves and how we can get women in technical or non-technical roles throughout the industry.

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