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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 18th May 2021

Additions : 4
Updates : 2

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Defender for Office 365: Updates to Management Activity APIIn Development
Microsoft Forms: Auditing events in Gov environmentsIn Development
Microsoft Forms: Shorten URL in response linkIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Lower all raised hands.In Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendees’ Video for GCC-High and DoDIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s Video for GCC High and DoDIn DevelopmentTitle

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

Additions : 2
Updates : 7

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Yammer: Updated community discovery experience in the new YammerIn Development
SharePoint: Admin center – Migration Manager: Dropbox migrations for Government CloudsIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Large meeting supportLaunchedStatus
Outlook for Android: End user options for Delegate permissionsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Increasing Chat Size from 300 to 1000 ParticipantsLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: App BarRolling OutStatus
Yammer: Essential AnnouncementsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Together Mode ExtensibilityIn DevelopmentDescription
SharePoint: Admin center – Migration Manager: Dropbox migrationsRolling OutStatus

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 14th May 2021

Additions : 3
Updates : 20

New FeaturesCurrent Status
SharePoint: Microsoft Lists – Updated sharing experienceIn Development
Microsoft Search: Search box changes for guest users in OneDrive, SharePoint, and Lists.In Development
Microsoft Teams: Restart Live EventIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Windows Virtual Desktop: Latency improvement in United Arab EmiratesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Large meeting supportRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Custom attendee registrationRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policyRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Defender for Identity: Full alert experience in Microsoft 365 security centerLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Organizational Theme CapabilitiesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enhancements to Spoof IntelligenceRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s VideoRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendee’s VideoRolling OutStatus
Office App: Office App for Desktop ImprovementsIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Endpoint discovery for Microsoft Defender for EndpointLaunchedStatus
Visio: AWS content in Visio desktopLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Reading Progress in Teams for Education – reading practice and review softwareIn DevelopmentDescription
Visio for the Web: Enhanced Org chart creation experience in Visio for the webIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Teams: AI based poll question suggestion for Teams meetingRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: AI based historical poll suggestion for Teams meetingRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: AI based option suggestion for Teams meeting pollsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities general availabilityRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice feature added to Microsoft Forms Poll in Teams MeetingsRolling OutStatus
Forms: Poll in teams meeting support 1k meeting/webinarRolling OutStatus

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Deploying BGInfo using Azure Blob Storage and Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Delivering your corporate applications can be a nightmare if you dont have a enterprise delivery solution like System Center or 3rd party mechanism.

So let’s see how Azure Blob Storage and Microsoft Intune can address this issue by using a storage location and PowerShell script.

Azure Storage Account

One of the requirements for this solution is an Azure Storage Account within your Azure subscription, this account will be used for storing the applications which you would like to roll out to your Windows 10 desktops that are managed using Microsoft Intune.

Storage Account

Specify the required settings within the Basic tab for creating a Storage Account.

Basic Properties

Using the default settings as shown below

Advanced Properties

Click Review and Create
Click Create

Configuring Storage Account with required Applications

Click Container
Specify the Name
Select Conditioner (anonymous read access for containers and blobs) under Public Access Level

Blob – Container

Select your container
Select Upload
Select the files you want to upload
Modify the block size if it’s less than the size of the files you are uploading
Select Upload

Once the files are upload they all have a unique url which is used to identify the file as shown below. This will be required later for the PowerShell script.

The PowerShell Script!!!

This script has been made available on GitHub, you will need to modify the following;

$bginfo64 and $layout to reference your Azure Blob Storage for each file

Download Script

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

Publish script via Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Launch Microsoft Endpoint Manager https://endpoint.microsoft.com

Browse to Devices –> Scripts –> Click Add –> Select Windows 10

Provide a name and description (optional).. Press Next

Provide your script and select Run script in 64 bit PowerShell Host. Press Next

Press next on Scope Tag, unless you utilize them within your environment

Select the group(s) you wish to target.. Press Next

Press Add to complete

Once the script has applied to the required workstations, at the next reboot the BGInfo will be presented on the desktop wallpaper

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 13th May 2021

Additions : 6
Updates : 10

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Day view in calendar on iOS and Android.In Development
Azure Active Directory, OneDrive, and SharePoint for Business: Azure B2B integration with OneDrive and SharePoint is now generally available.In Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Auto-labelingIn Development
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Expanded limits for protected users within anti-phishing policies.In Development
Microsoft Teams: Immersive reader support for MobileIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for DoDIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Visio: Azure icons in Visio for the webLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Direct guest join for Zoom and WebEx MeetingsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Auto-labelingLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel for GCC, GCC-High and DoDLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: Immersive reader is coming to modern SharePoint pages and new postsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Configure sensitivity labels for encrypt-only protection on Outlook messagesLaunchedStatus
Outlook: My Day pane available in Office.comLaunchedStatus
Power BI: New sharing experienceLaunchedStatus
SharePoint and OneDrive for Business: Share dialog : adding Link settings to the quick permissionsRolling OutStatus
Office app: Improvements to help configure Automatic Deployment Rules for Microsoft 365 Apps updates published to the Microsoft Update CatalogIn DevelopmentTitle, Description

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

Additions : 8
Updates : 9

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Together Mode ExtensibilityIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCCIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC-H and DoDIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Topic management dashboardIn Development
Microsoft Project: Book resources to manage resource availabilityIn Development
Office app: Improvements to help configure Automatic Update Rules for Microsoft 365 Apps updates published to the Microsoft Update CatalogIn Development
Microsoft Compliance center: New DLP alert management dashboard for gov cloudsIn Development
Outlook: [iOS] Send Button move in full composeIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Secure by Default – Honoring detonation verdictsLaunchedStatus
OneDrive: Consolidation of OneDrive-SharePoint admin centersRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for Mac for Government cloudsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Block Downloads for non-channel Teams meeting recordings on OneDriveRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Remediation enhancementsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Revised in-meeting Share experienceRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Mandatory labeling in Office apps for gov cloudsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Supervised chatLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

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

Additions : 5
Updates : 6

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 Compliance center: New Permissions management pageIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Multi-language meeting invite controlIn Development
SharePoint Syntex: Automatically set sensitivity labels in document understanding models.In Development
SharePoint Syntex: Use regular expressions to match patterns for extracting metadata in document understanding models.In Development
Microsoft Teams: Network planner tool updatesIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Compliance Center: Advanced Audit – Optional 10 year audit log retention add-onIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in additional spoken languages for Teams MeetingsIn DevelopmentDescription
SharePoint Syntex: Document understanding model – extractors position awarenessLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: Company-Branded Auto News DigestLaunchedStatus
SharePoint Syntex: Retention label support for Form ProcessingLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Improved Experience in the Meeting Participant RosterRolling OutStatus

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Create Shortcuts on Desktops using Powershell

Here’s a quick script to create a shortcut to Notepad and put it on the desktop, I had to implement the create of a shortcut recently within a script so breaking it out for a dedicated post.

Step #1: The First step is to define the location and name of your shortcut. The following example will add the shortcut to the user’s desktop with a name of Your Shortcut.

$SourceFileLocation = “$env:SystemRoot\System32\notepad.exe”
$ShortcutLocation = “$env:userprofile\Desktop\Notepad.lnk”

Step #2: The second step is to create a variable referencing a Wscript.Shell COM Object.

$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell

Step #3: The third step is to add the target path to the method

$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutLocation)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $SourceFileLocation

Step #4: The final step is to envoke the Save() method to save your shortcut.

$Shortcut.Save()

Final Code

# Create a Shortcut with Windows
PowerShell$SourceFileLocation = "$env:SystemRoot\System32\notepad.exe"
$ShortcutLocation = "$env:userprofile\Desktop\Notepad.lnk"#New-Object : 
Creates an instance of a Microsoft .NET Framework or COM object.
#-ComObject WScript.Shell: This creates an instance of the COM object that represents the WScript.Shell for invoke 
CreateShortCut$WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell$Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutLocation)
$Shortcut.TargetPath = $SourceFileLocation
#Save the Shortcut to the TargetPath
$Shortcut.Save()

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 7th May 2021

Additions : 5
Updates : 3

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Outlook: Update on how feedback is submittedIn Development
Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced Audit – Search term events in Exchange Online and SharePoint Online for DoDIn Development
Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Communication Compliance Sensitive information types per location reportIn Development
Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Communication Compliance discrimination classifierIn Development
Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Communication Compliance cross tenant classifier feedbackIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Outlook on the Web: Option to show declined eventsCancelledStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance Teams conversation contextRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for GCC – HighIn DevelopmentTitle

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Preparing your organisation for Microsoft Viva Connections

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/viva-connections#step-by-step-guide-to-setting-up-viva-connections-desktop

Upgrade to SharePoint Online

Upgrade to SharePoint Online to store and manage the content, applications, and resources that facilitate teamwork; find information quickly; and collaborate seamlessly across the organization.

https://www.bittitan.com/migrationwiz/migrate-to-microsoft-365/

Create a SharePoint home site

Deploy a SharePoint home site and establish a landing place for your organization on the intelligent intranet.

Launch your SharePoint Admin Portal to create a new home site. Under Sites, click Active sites and create

Select Communications Site

You can use a predefined site design or create a new layout from blank.
– Provide Site Name, which generates a URL which will be required later in this article.
– Provide Site owner, an administrator you can administers the site.
Click Finish

 # Install SharePoint Online Module
 Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell 
 
 # Connect to SharePoint Online
 $cred = Get-Credential
 Connect-SPOService -Credential $cred -Url 'https://skypeme-admin.sharepoint.com/'
 
 # Get Home Site
 Get-SPOHomeSite

 # Set Home Site
 Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl 'https://skypeme.sharepoint.com/sites/Connections'

Share Site with your organization

Once the site has been created you will need to provide access to the relevant people within your organization. So first of all, you need to open the new site and click Share

Microsoft has made it very easy to share the site with everyone in the organization and prevent external sharing. If you type “Everyone” into the search as shown below you will see the required group (Everyone except external users) or you could add your own Security groups/users.

Untick “Send email” and click “Share”

Customizing the Global Navigation tab

This is an optional element to complete and for this post I am only going to point you at the Microsoft documentation.

Switch on Enable Global Navigation and change navigation source to Home site.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud