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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-02-04 00:02:01Z

Additions : 4
Updates : 4

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Outlook: Pronouns available on the profile cardIn Development
Microsoft Project: Email notifications for late project tasksIn Development
Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Records Management advanced deployment guideIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Take action after reflecting on meeting category insights in Viva InsightsIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium): Review set – Add notes to itemsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Viva: Elevated Teams IntegrationLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Ability for Teams users to manage their Teams third-party app subscriptions from within Teams ClientRolling OutTitle
Microsoft Teams: Ability for Teams Admins to manage Teams third-party app subscriptions from within Teams Admin CenterLaunchedTitle

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-02-03 01:00:44Z

Additions : 5
Updates : 18

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Active speaker view in meetingsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Enable zooming while viewing screenshareIn Development
Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Feed on Microsoft 365 Edge New Tab PageIn Development
Microsoft Teams: License Management in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams Admin Center for SaaS offers built by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)In Development
Microsoft Teams: Pronouns available on the profile cardIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint): Upload and manage files in the Stream web appLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams PremiumRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium): New case creation wizardLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Microsoft Search in DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Search & intelligence admin center, Search Usage Analytics, and Item InsightsLaunchedStatus
Office App: Idle Session Timeout for Microsoft 365 Web Apps – Worldwide CloudLaunchedTitle
Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settingsRolling OutDescription
Microsoft Teams: Unread Toggle on Activity FeedLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: ISV App Subscriptions instead of 3P app subscriptions.Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: ZAP (zero-hour auto purge) alert enhancementsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Stream: Stream web appLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery Premium – Collections progress, statistics, and workflow enhancementsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Live Translated Captions in MeetingsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Adobe PDF experienceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Viewing the Full Chat conversation thread after clicking on search message resultsLaunchedStatus
Planner: Grid view for “Assigned to me” and Plan views in Planner WebLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Detailed call historyLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Stream: Search video transcript for Stream (on SharePoint)LaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-02-02 01:01:46Z

Additions : 8
Updates : 4

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Video Closed Captions in PowerPoint LiveIn Development
OneDrive: Update to settings pane for PC folder backupIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Support PSTN dial-in, dial-out, and call-me attendees in meetings to join Breakout Rooms for DoD and GCC HighIn Development
Windows 365: Administrator alerts for Cloud PCs in grace periodIn Development
Windows 365: Service & Downtime maintenance windowsIn Development
Microsoft Project: Assigned to Me view for Project tasksIn Development
SharePoint: Improvements to SharePoint pages authoringIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Support for Targeted ReleaseIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Outlook: Frontline worker Audience targeting using Job code, location and departmentIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Teams: Room Remote on DesktopIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Teams: Transcription for calls on Microsoft Teams for AndroidLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention: Self-diagnostic tool for SPODB – Test-DlpPoliciesLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-02-01 01:00:35Z

Additions : 2
Updates : 3

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Windows 365: Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 EnterpriseIn Development
SharePoint: New site theme optionsIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: New Class & Lecture Meeting TemplatesLaunchedStatus
Excel: Import and shape data from Dynamic Arrays with Power Query in ExcelLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Viewing the Full Chat conversation thread after clicking on search message resultsRolling OutStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-01-31 01:01:14Z

Additions : 2
Updates : 7

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365: Information Barriers (IB) upgrading from IB v1 to IB v2 with new capabilitiesIn Development
Microsoft Teams: In-context StoresRolling Out
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
SharePoint: External File Request in SharePoint Document LibraryRolling OutStatus
Planner: Task Email Notifications for GCC-HighRolling OutStatus
Office App: Idle Session Timeout for Microsoft 365 Web Apps – Government CloudIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Teams: Manage Surface Hubs as Teams devices from Teams admin centerRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: View monitoring data on service health issue detailsLaunchedStatus
SharePoint Syntex: Content Assembly – Create fields from images in documentsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Music on hold for call transferLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-01-28 00:02:13Z

Additions : 3
Updates : 9

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Outlook: [iOS] Text predictions in Quick ReplyIn Development
Outlook: Enterprise warning dialogIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Teams Admin Center: Simplified navigationIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Syntex: Operators on custom number, currency and date columns, and inclusions and exclusions within text-based fieldsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Stream: Create, view and share playlists in SharePointRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Search: Connected content will be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Search mainline search resultsIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft 365 app: New sensitivity bar in M365 apps on Windows for viewing and applying sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft PurviewIn DevelopmentTitle
Outlook for Windows: New location for key Outlook modules and integration with other Microsoft 365 apps – now default experienceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Net Promoter Score (NPS) Sentiment Insights per topic available to IT AdministratorsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: External access chat invitation flow for managed organizationsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Room Remote on DesktopRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outsLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-01-27 01:01:45Z

Additions : 7
Updates : 6

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Explicit Recording Consent for Teams meetingsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions Usability ImprovementIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Record video messages directly from within a Teams chat using Video clips in government cloudIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Join meetings from calendar view on Apple CarPlayIn Development
Microsoft 365 App: Customize App BarIn Development
Microsoft Search: Interleaving connected content in All verticalIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Ultrasound Howling DetectionIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Planner: Additional API Capabilities for Tasks in Teams and PlannerLaunchedStatus
OneNote: Notebook viewer in Teams mobile appsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365: The new look of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word WebRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Purview Information Protection: New sensitivity bar in M365 apps on Windows for viewing and applying sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft PurviewIn DevelopmentStatus, Title
Office app: Microsoft Office Default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internetLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Approvals as a PDFs can be saved, printed and transferredLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Transforming my Grassroot Football Club with Microsoft 365 – Part 2 Selecting the correct license plan

Hello Reader,

Following on from my previous post

We are now going to look at the next step for transforming my grassroots football club with Microsoft 365.

Once your registration is approved

You now have a choice to make between two options

  • Selecting Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • Selecting Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Understanding Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic option allows you to have 300 licenses to utilize for your club. So you can give every single coach and volunteer in your club an official account to represent the club.

One of my biggest bug bearers is seeing clubs advertise an email address similar to this;
– walsalllionsunder10@gmail.com
– telfordtigerstournament2023@hotmail.com

This doesn’t provide the club a lot of flexibility or control over the information that is sent to their email addresses.

I have picked out a number of key products under Microsoft 365 Business Basics plan which I will discuss

Microsoft 365 Map of all features available with Microsoft Business Basics Plan
Azure AD for Office 365

Azure AD for Office 365 is how user identities are created and managed including guests that you may want to allow access to resources in your Microsoft 365 tenant

Screenshoot of identities managed in Microsoft 365 Tenant https://admin.microsoft.com

Screenshoot of identities managed in Azure AD Portal Tenant https://portal.azure.com
Exchange Online – Plan 1

Exchange Online is the platform for managing email accounts. Each user mailbox requires a license but if you are running a tournament for example and require multiple people to access the mailbox. Instead of using a license on a “User Mailbox” you would get a created “Shared Mailbox” which doesn’t require a license.

There will be an article going into Exchange Online in more depth.

Screenshot of the Exchange Online Admin Console
Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms enables users to create surveys to gather data, a good usage scenario would be collecting player information or information about teams wanting attend your tournament.

Screenshot of Microsoft Forms – Blank Form

There will be an article going into Microsoft Forms in more depth, as I will demonstrate how I collect player information in an attempt to track their journey at the club.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has become a very popular platform for grassroots leagues to host league meetings virtually. All Microsoft Teams features are immediately available but there may be some functionality that might require additional licensing at cost, for example Direct Calling to UK Domestic Numbers.

Office for the Web

With this license you only have access to the online versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, etc… but however, while you don’t have a license to install the full client on a laptop or PC. You can utilize the mobile apps from all Andriod, and iOS devices with no issues.

OneDrive for Business – Plan 1

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is Microsoft’s cloud storage and file sharing solution and competes with Google Drive Enterprise, Dropbox Business, and other professional-focused solutions. Each user that has a license within the Microsoft 365 will have access to 1TB of cloud storage.

Power Automate for Office 365

Power Automate is a platform that can automate tasks if an action has happened, for example;

  • When a Microsoft Form is submitted, send an email to X
  • When a document is updated, send an email to X, Y, Z

I will be going into detail later in this series on how I am keeping the Player up to date via Microsoft Form submissions.

SharePoint Online – Plan 1

This is probably one of the most important parts of the whole tenant, SharePoint is an internal website for your club. You can add nearly anything you would like. In my screenshot you can see;

  • Links to Club Contacts
  • Wholegame System
  • Club Documents
  • Training
  • Links to different leagues

Understanding Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft Business 365 Business Premium has all the above functionality but with Premium, you get access to a lot more but are limited to 10 free licenses. You would then need to pay for any additional licenses if required.

I believe Premium would be overkill for most clubs but ultimately the decision is yours

Microsoft 365 Map of all features available with Microsoft Business Premium Plan

In Part 3 – Add a custom domain so your username, and email address don’t contain onmicrosoft.com.

Regards
Andrew Moran

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-01-26 01:00:40Z

Additions : 6
Updates : 22

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Deduplication of signalsIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – File type exclusion in email attachmentsIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Email signature exclusionIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Insights about people in profile cards now coming to Microsoft TeamsIn Development
Office App: Idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web apps for GovIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Autosuggest location for Emergency locationIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Creation of Contact Groups in Calls AppLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Focus mode in Viva InsightsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections 1st party apps for Desktop and Mobile available in GCCLaunchedStatus
Office App: Idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web appsLaunchedStatus, Description
OneDrive: Sync admin reports – macOS supportLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Call control with bluetooth headsets and speakerphonesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Quiet time settings in Teams and OutlookLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Device Test for virtual visitsLaunchedStatus, Description
Microsoft Teams: New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactionsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: New sensitivity bar in M365 apps on Windows for viewing and applying sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft PurviewLaunchedStatus
Outlook: Folders and Rules support for Microsoft 365 Groups in OutlookLaunchedStatus
OneDrive: Sync admin reports – Windows supportLaunchedStatus
Excel: Automatically hide the ribbon in Excel for the WebIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams: Additional filters added to the approvals listLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Microsoft Search in GCCHLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Custom organization branding for quarantine notification (custom sender address and Custom subject)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Endpoint DLP – Detect sensitive files that are encrypted, or password protectedRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Group chat invitations from unmanaged usersLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Collaborate in Teams with Excel LiveLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to in-meeting notificationsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Zero install link unfurlingLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Search: Image Search in Microsoft Search in BingLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2023-01-25 01:02:33Z

Additions : 8
Updates : 9

More Details At: www.roadmapwatch.com


New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 Defender: Vulnerability ManagementIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Review set grouping usability enhancementsIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Enhancements to the unusual activity booster detectionIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Sequence detection starting with downloads from third-party sitesIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – File archiving as obfuscationIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Improved alert filteringIn Development
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Visualization of cumulative exfiltration trendsIn Development
Excel: Automatically hide the ribbon in Excel for the WebIn Development
 
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Hardware Occupancy Sensor IntegrationLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Planner: Templates in Planner webRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Feature release status for your organization in Message centerRolling OutStatus
Visio: Visio personal app in Microsoft TeamsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Webinar – Updated template with enhanced setup experienceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – New Credentials SITs (U.S. Government clouds)In DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – | Maintain label and protection when creating PDF files from VBA in Word, Excel, and PowerPointLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Connectors in GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Add people to a group chat with @mentionLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud