Change Alerts topics Change Alerts topics Tue, 26 Oct 2021 04:50:13 GMT ChangeAlerts 2021-10-26T04:50:13Z bei nicht aktualisierbaren Verknüpfungen in Excel fehlt Ansicht Verknüpfungen die betroffene Zelle <P>Guten Tag,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>um Verknüpfungen, welche sich auf eine nicht aktualisierbare Datei / Ablageort etc beziehen fehlt in der Excel Ansicht Verknpfungen bearbeiten die Zelle(n) in denen die Fehlerhafte Verknüpfung steht. Damit könnten in Dateien die Fehlerhaften Verknüpfungen schnell und einfach gefunden werden.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Danke. fürs zukünftige Einarbeiten.</P> Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:00:42 GMT kd_dirk 2021-06-23T07:00:42Z Admin mailbox size alerts <P>I'm looking to get admin alerts for full mailboxes so that we can proactively address full boxes before the user sees the full mailbox message. Can anybody point me in the right direction?</P> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 15:49:03 GMT Daniel Schroeder 2020-09-08T15:49:03Z Mailbox size warnings for admins <P><SPAN>I want to monitor Mailbox usage for all our users and I want to enable email notification for admins when Mailbox Quota status change to Warning.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mailbox.png" style="width: 920px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="mailbox.png" alt="mailbox.png" /></span></P> Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:17:45 GMT Walid_Fawzy 2020-08-19T12:17:45Z Mailbox restore aleret <P>Nobody have started to restore mailbox request. Every time when I run below command I got different username.&nbsp;&nbsp;<STRONG>Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status Failed . </STRONG>I also log the call with Microsoft and they suggested me to run&nbsp;<STRONG>Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status Failed | Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest</STRONG> to remove notification.</P><P>However it doesn't help me to fix this issue still i am getting notification about restore mailbox request.It looks like running some sort of scripts in background because of that every time I am getting different login for mailbox request.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Anyone have any idea about how to find out from where it runs this mailbox restore request and who execute this command. I would be grateful if anyone know how to fix this issue.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:08:28 GMT Upendra Patel 2020-07-06T23:08:28Z Microsoft Mover available worldwide for SharePoint migrations <P>Mover is now available to everyone, this is the SharePoint and OneDrive migration service that Microsoft acquired last year and had only been available in the US only up until now.&nbsp; I <A href="#" target="_self">shared this news here</A> and already there has been lots of interest in this!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>It's as easy as creating a free account and using this web-based tool to migrate from a range of third-party cloud service to Microsoft 365.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Connectors Mover.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Connectors Mover.png" alt="Connectors Mover.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Here is the full write up from today on the Microsoft 365 roadmap:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG>Mover migration - worldwide availability</STRONG></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>We’re pleased to announce Mover is now available to Microsoft 365 customers worldwide. Since Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mover, our migration specialists have been working hard to bring the migration service, including admin-led and self-service offerings, to more customers as demand to move content to the cloud continues to grows. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint, enabling seamless file collaboration across Microsoft 365 apps and services, including the Office apps and Microsoft Teams. Mover helps make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365 – for free.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>To get started, create an account here:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A>.&nbsp;</P> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:46:34 GMT Cian Allner 2020-02-20T12:46:34Z MS SharePoint Roadmap items missing compare to last week <P>Hi Everyone, The number of Roadmap items for SharePoint has been drastically reduced when i compare with this week . Below are the metrics. Anybody have any input on this?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Metrics on 01/22/2020</P><TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD>In Development</TD><TD>42</TD></TR><TR><TD>Rolling out</TD><TD>27</TD></TR><TR><TD>Launched</TD><TD>45</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Metrics today 01/29/2020</P><P>&nbsp;</P><TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD>In Development</TD><TD>44</TD></TR><TR><TD>Rolling out</TD><TD>20</TD></TR><TR><TD>Launched</TD><TD>21</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Steps: Go to Road map and apply filter for "Microsoft SharePoint" .</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks,</P><P>Karthikeyan P</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 15:39:48 GMT Karthikeyan_Parasuram 2020-01-29T15:39:48Z Microsoft Now Resorting to Installing Malware? <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P><P>For those that don't want to read the whole thing, Microsoft is going to be installing malware (as defined by Windows Defender's prohibition against installing software without a user's consent) into Chrome for all your users that are using Office 365 Pro Plus that will change the default search engine to Bing unless you jump through hoops now to prevent this. Interesting that this is an opt-out, not an opt-in.</P><P>Is the Bing groups so desperate that they have to resort to these tactics to get people use their search engine? If the Bing product was good, people would ask or do it on their own.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Edit: Further irony, we have a monthly newsletter that the IT department sends out and the one I was going to send next week included a blurb on how people could use Bing to search for their O365 stuff. Now that this has happened, I've deleted the article and turned off the setting in our tenant that would have allowed using Search in Bing.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:08:53 GMT Cary Siemers 2020-01-23T22:08:53Z Community observed change <P>Hi All. We have a few official sources now for information about changes in Microsoft 365. <BR />Announcements at conferences &gt; Product Blogs in the Tech Community &gt; Roadmap &gt; Message Center. <BR />But changes still slip through without prior notification. Some with minimal warning. Some don't appear in the Roadmap. Some have a mid to high impact on organisations. <BR /><BR />Community-driven sources of observed changes are still highly valuable. They are unfiltered, calling it as they experience it. When there's a popular following of a source, followers add the "me too" effect and validate the observed change. <BR /><BR />What are your favourite and reliable sources for hearing and sharing observed changes in Microsoft 365? How do you monitor your source so it's not burdensome to alert and aware?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>EDIT: Inspired by&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="869"></LI-USER>&nbsp;and a bit of thinking out loud, I suggest as a community we standardise on using a single hashtag on all social channels to share observed changes. Then we can all contribute. We might even get Microsoft to standardise on it.&nbsp;</P> <P>Reply with your suggestions, or existing hashtags you already follow that we might all standardise on and amplify. e.g.</P> <UL> <LI>#M365Change</LI> <LI>#M365Alert</LI> <LI>#M365PSA</LI> </UL> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Cast your vote</STRONG></A> on the Twitter poll and add your opinion to the conversation thread.&nbsp;</P> <BLOCKQUOTE class="twitter-tweet"> <P dir="ltr" lang="en">It’s time the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#Microsoft365</A> technical community used a standard hashtag to share when they observe changes and outages. Here's the 3 hashtags you suggested. <BR />Cast your vote for the hashtag you would use. Watch the back story video in the reply below. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#RE365</A></P> — Darrell as a Service :bellhop_bell:</img> (@DarrellaaS) <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">August 16, 2019</A></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:43:07 GMT Darrell Webster 2019-08-16T21:43:07Z Join Us Today to Learn How to Use Yammer to Increase Organization Engagement! <P>Hi Everyone!</P> <P>I hope y’all are doing well! I wanted to let y’all know about a <A href="#" target="_blank">webinar</A> that I’m excited to be presenting alongside Microsoft’s&nbsp;&nbsp;today at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT. We will be sharing strategies on how organizations can make the most of Yammer to increase organizational collaboration and engagement.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join us today at 1pm ET/10am PT for an interactive webinar you’ll learn tips and tricks on:</P> <UL> <LI>Enable leadership to interactively engage with everyone</LI> <LI>Improve processes and drive innovation</LI> <LI>Tap into your company’s collective knowledge</LI> <LI>Drive corporate initiatives efficiently</LI> <LI>And more!</LI> </UL> <P>The webinar is 100% free, all you need to do is register&nbsp;<STRONG><U><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></U>.</STRONG></P> <P>I hope all of y’all can make it and make the move with us this year!</P> <P>Thanks!</P> Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:07:16 GMT Dux Raymond Sy 2019-04-22T15:07:16Z Renewable Office 365 developer subscriptions and tenants <P>A new renewable Office 365 developer subscription has launched, meaning rather than a subscription expiring after a year, they now renew every 90 days.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>“Now, you can get a free Office 365 developer subscription with 25 user licenses to use to build your solutions and it will remain active for <U>as long as you’re actively developing and deploying solutions</U>.”</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Microsoft is making this available for real developers, doing real development work as they put it. The subscription will remain active for as long as you’re actively developing and deploying solutions.&nbsp;If you don’t qualify for this, the developer subscription will not be renewed and will expire after three months. &nbsp;S<SPAN>ubscriptions starting before August 2018 are not renewable.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>There is no change for Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I have benefitted from a dev tenant and very much appreciate it, though strictly speaking I’m not a developer but I do use it for several professional activities. Here some of the platform&nbsp;and services to build solutions, that are covered with the developer subscription:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint web add-ins</LI><LI>Microsoft Graph</LI><LI>Microsoft Teams</LI><LI>SharePoint</LI></UL><P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:23:51 GMT Cian Allner 2019-04-11T10:23:51Z View box Helpe please Sat, 06 Apr 2019 03:54:01 GMT mohammed10 2019-04-06T03:54:01Z Files restore for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams <P>Files restore for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, similar to OneDrive, is an upcoming feature on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>It's a complete self-service recovery solution that allows administrators and end users to restore files from any point in time during the last 30 days.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>If a user suspects their files have been compromised, they can investigate file changes and allow content owners to go back in time to any second in the last 30 days. Now your users and your administrators can rewind changes using activity data to find the exact moment to revert to.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TSR1.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="TSR1.png" alt="TSR1.png" /></span></EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This is brilliant, it will be interesting to see how this works in a teams environment as well and what controls there might be.&nbsp; This feature is due soon according to the roadmap!</P> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:16:05 GMT Cian Allner 2019-03-22T00:16:05Z Modern List Versioning <P>I would like versioning enabled on my modern list, but am not thrilled that it creates a version every time a field is autosaved.&nbsp; What are the recommendations for versioning of list items?</P><P>Thanks</P><P>Kim</P> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:00:04 GMT Kim Williams 2019-03-21T13:00:04Z Insights by MyAnalytics <P>MyAnalytics is becoming a part of most Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans, where previously it's was only included in E5 and as a standalone plan.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This was announced at the beginning&nbsp;of the year -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">MyAnalytics, the fitness tracker for work, is now more broadly available</A> and there have been updates via the Message center.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"<EM>Beginning mid-March, 2019, MyAnalytics licenses will be assigned and activated; however, users will not be able to see any MyAnalytics&nbsp;functionality.</EM>"</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Insights by MyAnalytics is the Outlook add-in, that provides this functionality and will be available for customers with <U>Microsoft 365 E5, E3, Business, Office 365 E5, E3, E1, Business Premium and Business Essentials licenses</U>.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"<EM>Did you ever miss an important email or forget a commitment you made to your co-workers? Do meetings and emails tend to take over your calendar? Do you ever wish to see reminders for 1:1 meetings with your manager, direct reports, or other top collaborators? Would you like to be notified if an upcoming meeting doesn't have a quorum?</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the Outlook add-in provides actionable insights to help you stay on top of your tasks and get more done.</EM>"</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="cards-panel-17" style="width: 278px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="cards-panel-17" alt="cards-panel-17" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The latest timeline has an admin control to&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Disable Insights by MyAnalytics</A>&nbsp;add-in at the tenant level from the <SPAN>Exchange Admin Center,&nbsp;</SPAN>starting <STRONG>April 15th</STRONG> with the add-in functionality rolling out on <STRONG>May 15th</STRONG>.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Worth noting Insights by MyAnalytics is not the same as what comes with the E5 plans or the standalone plan, as it doesn't come with access to the Dashboard, Email digest or MyAnalytics nudges.&nbsp; This may change over time, with more functionality made available.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_self">Productivity insights in Outlook</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_self">Availability of features</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Sat, 16 Mar 2019 18:59:33 GMT Cian Allner 2019-03-16T18:59:33Z Microsoft Forms Pro <P><SPAN>Microsoft Forms Pro will be in public preview soon, with "enterprise survey capability that helps businesses obtain the feedback they need to make smarter decisions",&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>powered by both Office 365 and Dynamics 365:</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>"<EM>Microsoft Forms Pro supports businesses seeking to transform customer, product and employee experiences, as well as other survey needs.</EM>"</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This was announced in the Message center today, sounds exciting!</P> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:58:02 GMT Cian Allner 2019-02-13T09:58:02Z Mailbox Quota Alert <P>I understand that there are alerts set to specific quota limits that will go to the mailbox user. I'm looking to create an alert for a specific mailbox, (Journal), that isn't really monitored to let me know when the mailbox is approaching its size limit.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks in Advance!</P> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:21:45 GMT TommyD 2019-02-08T14:21:45Z Microsoft Teams now part of Office 365 ProPlus <P>This caught my attention, Microsoft Teams is joining Office 365 ProPlus as a regular app like Word and Excel. Starting with the February monthly channel, then&nbsp;the March Semi-Annual Channel Targeted and&nbsp;July Semi-Annual Channel, Teams will be installed automatically on PC and Mac for new installs.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams ProPlus.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Teams ProPlus.jpg" alt="Teams ProPlus.jpg" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If this is correct, it will be interesting to see if this is just bootstrapping the Teams installation in or if it's truly a native C2R install.&nbsp; How existing Teams clients might eventually be handled and when existing ProPlus installs will get Teams, if not already installed could be interesting too.&nbsp; Finally, will this be the start of the Skype for Business app depreciation?&nbsp;</P> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:39:48 GMT Cian Allner 2019-02-07T15:39:48Z Subscription lifetime changes for Outlook resources <P>One might wonder why this wasn't done in the first place, but I will just share it as "good news" - applications that use the Outlook REST API or the Graph will now have to account for more conditions that invalidate the token, and will have to recreate "subscriptions" upon password change, among other things.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>More details here: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:29:44 GMT Vasil Michev 2019-01-10T20:29:44Z Get recursive/transitive membership via the Graph API <P>This is new and useful - you can now get a list of all groups a given user is a member of via a single query:</P> <PRE>""</PRE> <P>Similarly, you can list all members of a group, including members of any nested groups:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE>""</PRE> <P>Only downside is that it only covers objects the Graph/Azure AD is aware about, for example no Dynamic distribution groups. Anyway, check the documentation for more info: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:47:28 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-11-22T08:47:28Z Not seeing new Manage Teams - Is anyone? <DIV class="align-cell"><P class="c-paragraph-3 x-weight-semibold">The roadmap has the following, I"m not seeing this, is anyone else?</P><P class="c-paragraph-3 x-weight-semibold">&nbsp;</P><P class="c-paragraph-3 x-weight-semibold">Manage Teams from Admin Center</P></DIV><P class="c-paragraph-3 x-weight-semibold">A list of all teams in your organization is now available directly in the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center. Simply click on “Teams” in the left navigation and select “Manage Teams” to see this list</P><UL><LI>Featured ID: 42620</LI><LI>Added to Roadmap: 10/18/2018</LI><LI>Last Modified: 11/5/2018</LI><LI>Tags: Microsoft Teams</LI></UL><P><A href=" Teams from Admin Center&amp;body=Sharing a view of the Microsoft 365 Roadmap with you:" target="_blank"><IMG src=";q=90&amp;h=32&amp;w=32&amp;b=%23FFFFFFFF&amp;aim=true" alt="Email Icon" title="Email Icon" border="0" /></A></P> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:23:54 GMT Dean Gross 2018-11-07T17:23:54Z Better control of End User Communications <P>I've noticed this morning the announcement of End User Communications.&nbsp; In theory this is a great idea, but in practice it is just too broad, and we don't want to be opening up the organisation to what could be seen by some as spam.&nbsp; Is there any possibility of enhancements to this functionality, and in particular some form of approval/rejection for emails, or fine resolution in the admin switch that will allow us to turn it off for particular products?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Simple example - we currently don't allow any form of external sharing (OD4B or SharePoint), but a simple email from Microsoft that tells people how to will cause a spike in support activity when they try it and it does not work.</P> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:14:37 GMT Lloyd Adams 2018-10-31T11:14:37Z Creating a Office Admin Portal Change Blog Post <P>Changes to the Azure Portal are being documented on a page at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A>. Can we get a similar page for the Office Admin portal?</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:04:52 GMT Dean Gross 2018-10-29T13:04:52Z Stop Messages from <P>I have blocked senders because I do not what to be disturbed by them. But office nags me about them with quarantine notifications from These notifications are just as disturbing as the blocked senders message. How do I stop these quarantine notifications. I have tried blocking, but this block is ignored.</P> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 01:44:29 GMT Deleted 2018-09-28T01:44:29Z Mandatory TLS1.2 - Message Headers report TLS version incorrectly. <P>We have a large(ish) tenant, 80k+ Mailboxes, with thousands of&nbsp;servers / MFPs connecting using Client Submission. - we recently finished work to verify devices are all showing as "TLS1_2" in the headers, as mentioned on the EHLO Blog.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We have just discovered that the TLS version reported in headers is not accurate, by stumbling across a unix device only capable of TLS1.0 but EXO Headers were reporting it as using TLS1.2 - reviewing the EMT and normal message trace confirmed it is using TLS1.0. - my advice to anyone undertaking similar work is to check message traces instead of Headers - screenshot of the same message, headers vs message trace below.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="techc.png" style="width: 828px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="techc.png" alt="techc.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:22:27 GMT Ben Harris 2018-09-19T09:22:27Z License admin role <P>In case you have missed it - we now have a dedicated License admin role in O365/Azure AD. You guessed it, it allows users to manage licenses :)</img> Even on GAs, which is an interesting decision, but I guess we can live with it.</P> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 18:57:57 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-09-03T18:57:57Z Microsoft 365 Roadmap <P>Soon the Office 365 roadmap becomes the&nbsp;Microsoft 365 roadmap and covers&nbsp;the full gamut of Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Azure.&nbsp; Also, we get an official RSS feed which is great for power users!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="M365RM.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="M365RM.png" alt="M365RM.png" /></span><SPAN><BR /></SPAN></P> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:51:35 GMT Cian Allner 2018-08-15T01:51:35Z Express Route Field returned from <P>Hello All,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I am hoping that you can provide me with a bit of clarity that I can provide back to my network team. One of the returned values when you query is a field that says express route which contains either a true or a false. Does anyone know exactly what this field means? I suspect it doesn't mean that the ips / urls are only required if you have express route implemented, but I'd love to be able to say for sure exactly what that field means.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Attached is a screen shot of that field highlighted for reference</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks for your time and expertise!</P><P>Brian</P> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:03:52 GMT Brian Reese 2018-08-15T14:03:52Z Is the pop up with "The fine print" on Office 365 a virus? <P>When I tried using Office 365 Word to open a file from a customer<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pop up that keeps me from using Word" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="2018-07-31.png" alt="pop up that keeps me from using Word" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">pop up that keeps me from using Word</span></span>Why is office 365 doing this? Today 31jul2018 every program in Office 365 started doing this, when I close it it shuts down Word, did the same with excel. Not sure if this is a Virus.</P> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:06:05 GMT Ignacio Martinez 2018-07-31T19:06:05Z Edit Message Center Preferences - Not Available <P>One account that is a SPO Admin and a Service Admin does not see the option to Edit Message Center Preferences, another account that is a Global Admin, does see that option. Is this expected behavior? How can a Service Admin get the weekly message digest?</P> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:22:08 GMT Dean Gross 2018-07-06T15:22:08Z Recent change to App Launcher <P>Hi,</P><P>just noticed a recent change to the App Launcher with addition of blue dots before the icon for each app!! Looks weird to me, possibly a bug.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="App Launcher - blue dots!" style="width: 309px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="image.png" alt="App Launcher - blue dots!" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App Launcher - blue dots!</span></span></P><P>&nbsp;Anyone else seeing this?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>regards</P><P>Terry</P> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:26:00 GMT Terry Hagan 2018-06-27T09:26:00Z Changes to licensing for Shared/Resource mailboxes <P>The fact that Microsoft does not enforce licensing requirements for many of the features in Office 365 is something we often discuss here on the MTC. This time however, one specific feature will start enforcing license requirements, so make sure you are well aware of the changes. Namely, Shared and resource&nbsp;mailboxes in Exchange Online will now be created with the 50GB quota as mentioned in the documentation. If you need to go over that limit, you will need to apply an Exchange Online Plan 2 license to the user object corresponding to the mailbox.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Technically, the licensing model is not changing, what's changing is the fact that Microsoft will now actually enforce those licensing requirements. Read the full article here: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:56:11 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-06-23T17:56:11Z Teams gets the App Launcher <P>I saw a tweet from <LI-USER uid="210"></LI-USER> that the browser version of Teams has the App Launcher now, but I'm not seeing it yet in my tenants.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Unfortunately, MS still has not figured out how to use the Message Center for all of the relevant announcements (:</P> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:45:37 GMT Dean Gross 2018-06-22T16:45:37Z Subsite Creation Announcement <TABLE cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" border="0"><TBODY><TR><TD><P class="ms-standardheader ms-inputformheader">I don't recall seeing an announcement about the addition of this new setting in the SPO Admin center. Can anyone tell me when this was added or point me to the announcement?</P><P class="ms-standardheader ms-inputformheader">&nbsp;</P></TD></TR><TR><TD>Control whether site owners can create a subsite in a site that includes an Office 365 group. This setting determines whether the option to create a subsite is available on the Site contents page when users click New.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-USER uid="60"></LI-USER><LI-USER uid="172"></LI-USER></P> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:47:35 GMT Dean Gross 2018-06-14T16:47:35Z Edit Message Center Properties <P>I no longer have this option in my Admin Center | Message Center... Not sure when it disappeared... My O365 Roles have not changed, and I can't find anything that suggests MS changed who can edit these.<BR /><BR />My O365 Roles are:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD><P>Billing Administrator</P></TD></TR><TR><TD><P>Device Administrators</P></TD></TR><TR><TD><P>Directory Readers</P></TD></TR><TR><TD><P>Power BI Service Administrator</P></TD></TR><TR><TD><P>Reports Reader</P></TD></TR><TR><TD><P>Service Support Administrator</P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:14:36 GMT Deleted 2018-06-01T13:14:36Z Free 1-year trial offer for Microsoft Teams <P>This popped up on MC and might catch a few customers out unless they review this new option that is on by default:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"&nbsp;<EM>A free 1-year trial of Microsoft Teams will soon be available for any user of Office 365 or Azure Active Directory (AAD), even if the user is not yet licensed for the service. We are rolling out this trial, beginning June 1.</EM>"</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Users that don't have the appropriate licence that are currently blocked when accessing Microsoft Teams will now be offered a sign-up to this free trial:&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="iw-trial-start-screen" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="iw-trial-start-screen" alt="iw-trial-start-screen" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Certain criteria must be met to be offered this trial but admins can simply disable this option from appearing in the first place if required. This is relevant for&nbsp;commercial cloud customers,&nbsp;GOV and EDU tenants are not eligible for the trial.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Full instructions on this are here -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Manage the IW trial offer for Microsoft Teams</A>.</P> Thu, 10 May 2018 13:04:03 GMT Cian Allner 2018-05-10T13:04:03Z OneNote for Windows 10 replacing OneNote 2016 <P>Here are&nbsp;details about OneNote for Windows 10 becoming the&nbsp;default OneNote experience&nbsp;with the release of Microsoft Office 2019.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>With the launch of Office 2019 later this year,&nbsp;OneNote for Windows 10 will replace OneNote 2016&nbsp;for Office 365 and Office 2019 customers</LI><LI>No new features are being added to OneNote 2016</LI><LI>OneNote 2016 will no longer be installed by default but will remain optionally available</LI><LI>If you use OneNote 2016, then you can continue to use it for as long as you want&nbsp;</LI><LI>If you’ve never opened OneNote 2016, you’ll be automatically updated to OneNote for Windows 10 as soon as Office 2019 is released</LI><LI>Admins can configure&nbsp;OneNote 2016 to be installed with Office 2019 and Office 365</LI></UL><P><A href="" target="_self">The best version of OneNote on Windows</A>&nbsp;<EM>Microsoft is responding to questions about this new here.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_self">Frequently Asked Questions about OneNote in Office 2019</A>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Interesting news, consolidating the two OneNote programs makes a lot of sense but it's still somewhat of a surprise.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><U>Local notebooks in OneNote for Windows 10</U> - One big point worth drawing attention to is there is no access to local notebooks in the Windows 10 app.&nbsp; Notebooks need to be <A href="#" target="_self">moved to the cloud</A>&nbsp;to continue to use them or just keep OneNote 2016 to access local notebooks.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>OneNote for Windows 10 supports offline access to notebooks, as it caches&nbsp;notebooks on your device when they are opened from the cloud.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I'd say also Windows 7 users will lose out, unless they upgrade to Windows 10, as Office 2019 will not be supported on this platform and of course OneNote for Windows 10 won't be available.</P> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:55:51 GMT Cian Allner 2018-04-19T09:55:51Z External collaboration settings available in the Azure AD blade <P>Have you checked the new sharing controls available in the Azure AD blade?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="sharingAAD.png" style="width: 482px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="sharingAAD.png" alt="sharingAAD.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Those are not the SharePoint/ODFB settings, but the new service-wide controls which we first discussed here: <A href="" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I'm pleasantly surprised that&nbsp;Microsoft has actually listened to feedback and provided a nice UI set of controls for this. They obviously have some additional work to do, but the fact that we don't have to deal with that crappy syntax anymore is a huge win in my book :)</img></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The documentation has also been updated accordingly: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:02:32 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-04-17T18:02:32Z GDPR Dashboard in the SCC <P>This seems to be new:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="GDPRdashboard.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="GDPRdashboard.png" alt="GDPRdashboard.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can find it in the SCC under Data Privacy -&gt; GDPR Dashboard or directly via: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The "GDPR toolbox" offers a nice grouping of all the related features in O365, while the "Help Center" gives more information/links to documentation. Underneath, you will see some dashboards depending on the services you have available in your tenant, such as DLP policy matches, Malware detections, "Unprotected sensitive information", etc.</P> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:51:52 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-04-17T17:51:52Z Changes to co-authoring in Word Online <P>We've just experienced a change in co-authoring behaviour in a few areas:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>The option to chat with co-authors from within Word Online has vanished.</LI> <LI>The location of other editors within the document used to be shown with a coloured cursor - now there is nothing.</LI> <LI>Clicking on a co-author's name would previously show you where the were in the document - this has stopped functioning despite the description saying that it would show the location.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Any ideas what's caused this?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks</P> <P>Geoff</P> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:05:41 GMT Deleted 2018-03-28T08:05:41Z New SharePoint "WebPart" on Office 365 Portal <P>In bottom right corner there is a new SharePoint Tile/WebPart that wasn't there before. At least not that I remember :)</img></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot_2018-03-27_001.png" style="width: 903px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="screenshot_2018-03-27_001.png" alt="screenshot_2018-03-27_001.png" /></span></P> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:49:33 GMT Ivan Unger 2018-03-27T11:49:33Z Microsoft Starts Testing New Teams App for Windows 10 <P><A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:53:50 GMT Salvatore Biscari 2018-03-13T19:53:50Z Cross-premises Send on behalf and folder-level permissions are now supported in Office 365 <P>Without any big announcements, Microsoft started rolling out support for cross-premises Send on behalf of and folder level permissions. Here's the Roadmap item:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="roadmap-permissions.png" style="width: 468px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="roadmap-permissions.png" alt="roadmap-permissions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And here are the updated TechNet articles:</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">;MSPPError=-2147217396#DelegatedMbxPerms</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Rollout is expected to finish by end of April. Send As permissions are still not supported, neither is Automapping. And here's also one KB article with troubleshooting information: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:28:50 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-03-13T19:28:50Z Shared by me <P>"Shared by me" finally appeared in my personal tenant!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Italian version:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ApplicationFrameHost_2018-03-09_10-41-30.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="ApplicationFrameHost_2018-03-09_10-41-30.jpg" alt="ApplicationFrameHost_2018-03-09_10-41-30.jpg" /></span></P> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:44:31 GMT Salvatore Biscari 2018-03-09T09:44:31Z Office 365 Message Encryption rolling out <P>I read in the Office 365 Message Center that this feature is being enabled (<A href="#" target="_blank"></A>) by default in several Office 365 tenants that meet the requirements.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Will there be an option to disable it for now? Our company needs time to evaluate this feature.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you.</P> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:51:14 GMT Emy Loanzon 2018-03-01T16:51:14Z excel 365 - resize worksheet <P>I can no longer grab the edge of my worksheet and resize and move it.</P> <P>I need to be able to view a few at once.</P> <P>How do I do this now?</P> <P>When I follow directions for viewing multiple sheets, it opens new workbooks and windows for each sheet, and that is not helpful.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:24:05 GMT village green 2018-02-22T20:24:05Z "People" on app menu <P>I noticed "People" on the menu today, is that new?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I don't 100% get what it is supposed to be? Is this a scaled down Delve alternative?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What is the Use Case of when I would hit the People app?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Any links to a blog about it?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks,</P> <P>Rob.</P> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:59:33 GMT Rob O'Keefe 2018-02-21T15:59:33Z Mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365 <P>Microsoft will&nbsp;reject connections to Office 365 that don't use TLS 1.2 later in the year. The deadline for mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365 has been extended, it was originally&nbsp;March 1, 2018 now its October 31, 2018.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>"<EM>By October 31, 2018, all client-server and browser-server combinations should use TLS version 1.2 (or a later version) to ensure connection without issues to Office 365 services. This may require updates to certain client-server and browser-server combinations.</EM>"</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This is welcome as I think this issue was confusing some customers and what specific&nbsp;actions they&nbsp;should take. The revised <A href="#" target="_blank">support article</A> now has more details with specific scenarios that will fall foul of this stipulation:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Preparing for the mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Preparing for the mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365.png" alt="Preparing for the mandatory use of TLS 1.2 in Office 365.png" /></span></P> <P><BR />I'd like to have seen this taken a step further, where Microsoft detected which customers have been using TLS 1.0 or 1.1 and notified them accordingly.&nbsp; This approach was recently used with the retirement of the Outlook Groups app.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Customers using Windows 7 should take special&nbsp;note:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL class="ng-scope"> <LI>If you have Windows 7 clients connected to Office 365, make sure that TLS 1.2 is the default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows. For more information see<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="" data-content-id="" data-content-type="">KB 3140245</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>If you think this issue may be relevant&nbsp;at all, keep an eye out for further updates:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>"<EM>We will be providing specific guidance on removing TLS 1.0/1.1 dependencies soon. Check back here for more information.</EM>"</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Finally, this article might be of interest as well:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Exchange Server TLS guidance, part 1: Getting Ready for TLS 1.2</A></P> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:25:55 GMT Cian Allner 2018-02-10T15:25:55Z Administrative units support for the Office 365 Admin Center is rolling out <P>Apparently, support for Administrative Units is finally rolling out for the O365 Admin center. In case you haven't heard about them, AUs allow you to logically separate objects within your Azure AD (Office 365) directory, so that only specific users can manage them. You can learn more about them here: <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Up until now, the feature only worked with PowerShell. That is, not only it was configurable only via PowerShell (this part still remains true), but it took effect only when the designated admin was performing tasks against Azure AD using PowerShell. Now, the feature will cover the tasks performed in the O365 portal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Albeit it's very limited, the feature is the first step towards having a proper RBAC controls for Azure AD, so it's much welcomed.</P> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:39 GMT Vasil Michev 2018-02-09T08:00:39Z Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support <P><SPAN>Today we’re announcing servicing extensions for Windows 10, changes to the Office 365 ProPlus system requirements, and new details on the next perpetual release of Office and Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of Windows. For additional details, see the full post here.&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:05:59 GMT Michael Holste 2018-02-01T18:05:59Z Content type conflicts <P>When trying to create or delete a content type on a content type hub or any other action that renders an error message that states something already exists or something is still in use, the location of the where the existing "something" should be displayed in the error message so the developer/admin doesn't have to spend several hours digging for it. No offense Microsoft but I think that's kind of a "commence sense" feature. Why do you always make simple actions difficult?</P> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:45:54 GMT Scott J 2018-01-21T00:45:54Z OneDrive for Business Files Restore <P>Announced at Ignite, OneDrive for Business Files Restore is soon to be released.&nbsp; Here are a few more details including rollout dates from the corresponding <A href="#" target="_blank">Message center post</A> and how to article:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>"<EM>If your organization’s OneDrive files get deleted, corrupted, or infected by malware, with the File Restore feature, you may be able to restore your entire OneDrive to a previous time. Files Restore helps you undo all the actions that occurred on both files and folders within the last 30 days.</EM>"</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OneDrive for Business Files Restore.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="OneDrive for Business Files Restore.png" alt="OneDrive for Business Files Restore.png" /></span></P> <P><BR />The rollout is coming soon, <STRONG>starting at the end of January, with completion&nbsp;expected by mid-February</STRONG>. The support article has specifics&nbsp;on how the feature works - <A href="#" target="_blank">Restore your OneDrive</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ba7facaf-25f0-4b95-8777-a70e2f6f448c" style="width: 402px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="ba7facaf-25f0-4b95-8777-a70e2f6f448c" alt="ba7facaf-25f0-4b95-8777-a70e2f6f448c" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The main point to understand is this feature is dependant on version history and the recycle bin to restore the OneDrive files. If&nbsp;version history is turned off, File Restore will not work.&nbsp; There are a few other caveats mentioned in the article.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I <A href="#" target="_blank">tweeted</A> about this yesterday before we had the additional details and there was a lot of interest in this feature, so I think this will be a really welcome&nbsp;option when facing a data loss situation!</P> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:25:09 GMT Cian Allner 2018-01-15T21:25:09Z New SharePoint Admin Center <P>The new SharePoint Admin Center has been in preview since being announced at Ignite 2017.&nbsp; Now we have a&nbsp;date for&nbsp;wider release! From the Office 365 Roadmap, we have details&nbsp;with the Targeted release rollout:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>"<EM>The new SharePoint Admin Center experience is rolling out to First Release customers beginning on January 22, 2018.</EM>"</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SharePoint Admin Center.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="SharePoint Admin Center.png" alt="SharePoint Admin Center.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is the roadmap&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">link</A> for reference and the announcement from last year - <A href="" target="_blank">Introducing the new SharePoint Admin Center</A>. Great news, I have been using the preview version and it has been coming along nicely.</P> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:30:21 GMT Cian Allner 2018-01-12T13:30:21Z Outlook will not start on the desktop. Anyone else seen issues today? <P>We are seeing issues with Outlook 2016 on our campus.&nbsp; The software won't start.&nbsp; I get a kernal dll event in the event viewer.&nbsp; Any software that connects to Office 365 isn't working.&nbsp; Skype is another one.&nbsp; Everything works fine through the web portal but the clients on the desktop won't start.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks.&nbsp; We think we noticed this after the Office updates a couple of days ago.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Donna</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:52:07 GMT Deleted 2018-01-11T20:52:07Z Microsoft Forms General Availability for commercial tenants <P>The Office 365 roadmap was recently updated with details on the general availability of Microsoft Forms. Microsoft Forms has been in preview since June for&nbsp;commercial customers, with many customers eagerly awaiting GA to put it in production.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The good news is GA is expected next month, <STRONG>January 2018</STRONG>, here are some more specifics from the <A href="#" target="_blank">roadmap</A>:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Microsoft Forms rolling out to General Availability for Office 365 commercial subscribers</EM></P> <P><BR /><EM>Microsoft Forms will go out of Preview and into GA for Office 365 commercial subscribers in January 2018. At that time, we will introduce new settings for </EM>IT administrators<EM> to control users' sharing capabilities, bring in improvements to the portal page for group-owned forms, and continue enhancing service reliability.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;Good news indeed!</P> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:17:42 GMT Cian Allner 2017-12-08T00:17:42Z Office 365 Roadmap now has estimated release dates <P>If you check the Office 365 roadmap you will see there are estimated release dates for entries now! This is based on what part of the year an 'in development' feature is expected to be released though some just mention the year alone.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This is really welcome and will help customers get a grasp on&nbsp;approximately when they can expect certain features.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office 365 Roadmap Estimated Release Dates.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Office 365 Roadmap Estimated Release Dates.png" alt="Office 365 Roadmap Estimated Release Dates.png" /></span></P> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:44:11 GMT Cian Allner 2017-12-01T12:44:11Z My Office hub <P>Does anyone know if this "My Office" hub is new or has it been around for a while and I have only just noticed it? Couldn't&nbsp;find out much about it except some reports from last year but nothing&nbsp;that concrete? It's a dashboard for some Office settings and resources.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="My Office.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="My Office.png" alt="My Office.png" /></span></P> <P>It's appeared in my 'Recently added' programs but not sure where it came from but presumably&nbsp;in an Office update (I'm&nbsp;on Windows 10 Fall creators update and Office Insiders Fast).</P> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:14:44 GMT Cian Allner 2017-11-29T12:14:44Z Delve app for Windows 10 Dropped <P>The Delve app for Windows 10 is no more, it’s to do with consolidating search experiences in Windows and Office 365, rather than having standalone options, according to press reports:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“The Office Delve for Windows 10 app is no longer supported and has been removed from the Windows Store. We recommend that you use the Web version of Delve instead”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:42:42 GMT Cian Allner 2017-11-27T19:42:42Z What's New Pages <P>Many of the O365 services have very nice What's New pages:</P><UL><LI>Intune at <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI><LI>PowerApps at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">;</A></LI><LI>Flow at <A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI><LI>Power BI at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI><LI>Cloud App Security at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI><LI>Teams at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI></UL><P>But the 3 biggest services do not&nbsp;</P><OL><LI>SharePoint online is out of date -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI><LI>Exchange 2016 is at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A> but I can't find anything for Exchange Online</LI><LI>Skype for Business is out of date -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></LI></OL><P>It would be helpful if all of these&nbsp;pages were maintained in a consistent manner and if they were easily accessible from the appropriate locations in the O365 Admin Center</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-USER uid="209"></LI-USER>and&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="210"></LI-USER></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:05:18 GMT Dean Gross 2017-10-24T14:05:18Z Message Center Major Updates <P>Really pleased to see <STRONG>Message Center major updates</STRONG> has now been rolled&nbsp;out to&nbsp;all First Release organizations! Announced previously here,&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank">Introducing "Major Updates"</A>, it's now available in all FR tenants with the mass rollout beginning in November.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"<EM>In the weeks following MSIgnite, the Message Center communications - web UI, </EM>weekly<EM> digest, and new emails - will flag "Major Updates" so that admins can receive email notifications and know how long that capability will be in First Release before reaching Standard Release. During First Release, the capability will be enabled for any tenant or user set to First Release, and tenant admins can configure or disable the feature.</EM>"</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Message Center major updates.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Message Center major updates.png" alt="Message Center major updates.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Each major update has release information, with the status and additional information.&nbsp; In this example this&nbsp;major update has started first release, it applies to only customers in first release and it will remain in first release for at least 30 days before moving into standard release.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Message Center major updates details.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Message Center major updates details.png" alt="Message Center major updates details.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>In related&nbsp;news, First Release is soon to be renamed Targeted Release!</P> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:50:29 GMT Cian Allner 2017-10-11T21:50:29Z Introducing "Major Updates" <P>Major Updates to the Office 365 services require administrator attention. They impact the way users engage with the software, and Office 365 customers need to be aware of the plans, the general timing, and have control to ensure that information is protected.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Definition of "Major Update"</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Changes to daily productivity such as inbox, meetings, delegations, sharing and access.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Changes to the themes, web parts and other components that may impact customizations.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Increases or decreases to visible capacity such as storage, number of rules, items or durations.&nbsp; &nbsp;</LI> <LI>Rebranding that may cause end-user confusion or result in help desk / collateral changes or URL changes.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>A new service or application.</LI> <LI>Changes requiring an admin action (exclusive of prevent / fix).</LI> <LI>Changes to where data is stored.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In the weeks following MSIgnite, the Message Center communications - web UI, weekly digest, and new emails - will flag "Major Updates" so that admins can receive email notifications and know how long that capability will be in Targeted Release before reaching Standard Release. During Targeted Release (formerly referred to as First Release), the capability will be enabled for any tenant or user set to Targeted Release, and tenant admins can configure or disable the feature.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Settings that are applied during Targeted Release carry forward to Standard Release so that you can comfortably prepare for new releases. For organizations that want to allow the evergreen service to update seamlessly, no action is required, and Major Update emails can be disabled.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Want to learn more? Check out the MSIgnite session where we do a deep dive into the new functionality, announcements, and strategy:&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>[BRK2044] Manage an evergreen service: Office 365 release policies and communication processes <!-- OpenGraph Metadata -->&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Session Overview and Speakers on Ignite site</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Tech Community, Deck, and Recording</A></LI> </UL> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:06:13 GMT Brian Levenson 2017-09-27T17:06:13Z Don't upgrade to iOS 11 if using the native email app <P>Hopefully a very temporary situation but just to highlight that iPhone and iPads with&nbsp;iOS11 when using the <EM>native</EM>&nbsp;email app with <EM>Office 365</EM> or <EM>Exchange Server 2016</EM> (running on Windows Server 2016), won't be able to send or reply to emails.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Known Issue Email access in iOS 11.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Known Issue Email access in iOS 11.png" alt="Known Issue Email access in iOS 11.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"In the native Mail app ( on your iPhone or iPad, you can't send or reply from&nbsp;your, Office 365, or Exchange Server 2016 email account after you upgrade to iOS 11."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>For obvious reasons, Microsoft recommends people affected by this issue use the Outlook for iOS client instead.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microsoft and Apple are working on a fix.&nbsp; For those running Exchange Server 2016, <A href="#" target="_blank">administrators can disable&nbsp;HTTP/2 in Windows Server 2016 as a workaround</A>.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>For further details - <A href="#" target="_blank">You can't send or reply from, Office 365, or Exchange 2016 in iOS 11</A></P> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:34:23 GMT Cian Allner 2017-09-19T22:34:23Z MC115175 - How to automate alerts related to changes to the Microsoft Trust Center. <P>A message came through the message center 8/21 related to changes in the Microsoft Trust Center. &nbsp;The message mentions, "As a commitent to transparency, anytimm we add new vendors/subcontractors, we disclose the this information in the Microsoft Trust Center and send you a notification about this change."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>My question is how do we get setup so we recieve these automated notfications when the additions are made? &nbsp;I don't see anywhere to to this.</P> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:59:33 GMT Erin Scupham 2017-08-25T12:59:33Z GigJam being retired and a reminder about <P>Announced today, <A href="#" target="_blank">GigJam is being retired</A>. It's not service I got to use but GigJam could be enabled from the Office 365 admin center.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="GJ.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="GJ.png" alt="GJ.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"After careful consideration, we’ve decided to retire the GigJam Preview on September 22, 2017. GigJam introduced a new way to spontaneously create unstructured workflows and the Preview delivered learnings and insights that will inform future product experiences.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>During the Preview, gigs had a default lifespan of seven days. Effective September 22, any remaining gigs will automatically expire."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Another service shutting down, that was announced a while back is <STRONG></STRONG>, that is also configurable&nbsp;in Services &amp; add-ins, which is <A href="#" target="_blank">closing December 15, 2017</A>. &nbsp;There is a migration process for anyone wanting to move content to OneDrive, outlined in the link. &nbsp;Slideshare is the natural&nbsp;successor to, though not exactly comparable I rather like Padlet.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Shame these services didn't work out!</P> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:12:11 GMT Cian Allner 2017-08-22T19:12:11Z beta also available for Outlook on the Web <P>I guess when Micorsoft says they use that as an umbrella for both public and business versions.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I like it, though no support for Tenant themes currently.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:58:35 GMT Warwick Ward 2017-08-11T05:58:35Z Improved Office 365 App Launcher and new App Gallery <P>There are some upcoming improvements to the&nbsp;Office 365 App Launcher that just appeared on the roadmap that is worth knowing about, that are in development:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG><A href=";featureid=20468" target="_blank">Office 365 App Gallery</A></STRONG></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>"We’re introducing a new way to explore and understand all the apps in your Office 365 subscription with the Office 365 App Gallery. This additional view is accessed via the App Launcher and Office 365 Homepage to help users learn about the apps that are available to them."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Feature ID: 20468</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Improved Office 365 App Launcher</A></STRONG></P><P><BR />"We’re updating the Office 365 App Launcher to help you get more done from anywhere in Office 365. Changes include a simplified apps list, access to recent documents, and improved navigation of company-wide apps and services."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Feature ID: 20465</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This sounds great and as Office 365 grows with more services, a simplified&nbsp;interface that helps bring these together is only going to help with productivity. &nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:56:24 GMT Cian Allner 2017-08-08T21:56:24Z Idea: "Keeping up with change" Meetup at Microsoft Ignite '17 <P>Hello eagle-eyed change observers. I'm planning to organise a meetup at Ignite this year to discuss how we keep up with change in Office 365. I mean a discussion in that we'll be sharing stories, methods that work in our environment, our change network and sources (this group of course being one of them.)</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Would you be interested in participating, if you're coming to Ignite?&nbsp;</P><P>It will be a facilitated discussion and we'll break into smaller discussion groups during the meetup. So it can be as interactive as you want it to be.&nbsp;</P><P>I'm keen to try to make it into a Skype for Business meeting too, so people can join remotely. (I'll be putting a request in for a Surface Hub (fingers crossed)).</P><P>We may even be able to get&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="12"></LI-USER>&nbsp;to share a concept picture of the dedicated meetup space on the Expo floor at Ignite.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If you like the idea and have any other thoughts about how to make the meetup a really valuable session, add to this thread.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:53:39 GMT Darrell Webster 2017-08-02T22:53:39Z Links to Office Roadmap items <P>Hey&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="209"></LI-USER>. Do you know who manages the Roadmap page? I'd like to get links to some of the items to share with customers. Each item offers to share to a few social destinations and email. But a few that I come across are missing the reference to the Roadmap feature ID.&nbsp;</P><P>It would also be good to have a generic "Copy Link" so I don't have to "Share via email" to get a link to the Roadmap feature ID.&nbsp;</P><P>I posted this in the Change Alerts group because I saw an earlier post from you bringing our attention to the <A href="" target="_blank">then updated Roadmap page</A>.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Any help you can give or redirection to the correct person would be great.&nbsp;</P> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:35:28 GMT Darrell Webster 2017-07-31T23:35:28Z Yammer App for Windows <P>Went to Yammer today, and got notified about a Yammer app for Windows being avaialable.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Other then a mention on this site in Feb about it coming, i cant find any info or announcements about it from MS.</P> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:26:28 GMT Sean Boudreau 2017-07-21T16:26:28Z SharePoint online sends alerts to Deleted users hence emails get blocked <P>SharePoint online sends alerts to Deleted users hence emails (<A href="" target="_blank"></A>) get blocked by exchange admin as this email address tries to send email notifications to non-existent emails ids.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Even email notification for check in pending document of deleted users are also generated and sharepoint sends emails notifications for the same to non-existent emails ids, hence&nbsp;<A href="" target="_blank"></A>&nbsp;get blocked by exchange online.</P> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:51:46 GMT Biraj Bhalodia 2017-07-05T05:51:46Z How Office 365 Video will transition to Microsoft Stream <P>With the news <A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Stream is now GA</A>,&nbsp;I thought this was worth a post in Change Alerts! Here are details on how Office 365 Video will transition to Microsoft Stream.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Some key details (subject to change) -</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>The transition from Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream will be a phased approach and we will continue to make improvements, maintain, and support Office 365 Video during this time. Once we’ve incorporated the best of Office 365 Video into Microsoft Stream and have transitioned all existing Office 365 Video customers and their videos into Stream, we will retire the existing Office 365 Video portal and iOS app.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>The transition from Office 365 Video will start in the second half of the 2017 calendar year, giving customers time to acclimate to the new service.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>Phase 1 – Tenant Admin Opt-in (2017 Q3/Q4)</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Limited to customers in specific regions who are not using the Office 365 Video REST APIs, Office 365 integrations (Delve, SharePoint Home, SharePoint mobile, Enterprise Search), and are comfortable with other differences between Office 365 Video and Stream.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>Phase 2 – Tenant Admin Opt-out</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Applies to all customers in all regions. If the tenant admin doesn’t opt out of the transition their tenant will be transitioned over to Stream during this phase.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>Phase 3 – Automatic Transition</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>All remaining Office 365 Video customers will be automatically transitioned over to Stream.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Lots more details in the link - <A href="#" target="_self">Office 365 Video will transition to Microsoft Stream</A></P> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:45:04 GMT Cian Allner 2017-06-20T10:45:04Z Microsoft Forms appears on the App Launcher Just noticed Microsoft Forms has appeared on the Apps Launcher, I'm an Enterprise tenant. I had access via URL but useful to find it's proper home. Whether I have a need / use for it is entirely a different question;-) Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:31:15 GMT John Wynne 2017-06-20T09:31:15Z Breaking change? Not receiving odata.nextLink when using odata.track-changes in Office 365 / Outlook <P><STRONG>Please note that I posted this to Stack Overflow here: <A href="#" target="_self">&nbsp;</A>&nbsp;</STRONG></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I'm not sure when this started happening (I believe fairly recently). This is a <STRONG>breaking change</STRONG> if you rely on the steps documented here:</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></A></P><P>The issue is that the the Office 365 &amp; calendarview api no longer seems to return a @odata.nextLink when there is more data to be fetched if you specify "odata.track-changes" for the "Prefer" header in your request.</P><P>Here is a CURL request to repro the issue... be sure make the request authenticated as a user with at least 50 events during the time frame specified (to trigger paging).</P><PRE>curl -H "Authorization: Bearer &lt;OMITTED&gt;" -H "Accept: application; odata.metadata=none" -H "Prefer: odata.track-changes" ";enddatetime=2017-06-23T00:00:00Z"</PRE><P>When I make this request, the resulting response has 10 entries (even though there are at least 50 events) and the response does not have an @odata.nextLink. It does have a @odata.deltaLink however.</P><P>Is anyone else experiencing this issue?</P> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:39:55 GMT Frank Cort 2017-06-16T23:39:55Z Microsoft Forms Enabled in Non-EDU Tenants <P>Enabled by default in my E3 Tenant on First Release, not seeing an App Launcher tile, though browsing to allowed me in.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I'm guess this kind of sits between Excel Surveys in OneDrive and PowerApps</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 936px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 541px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:22:42 GMT Warwick Ward 2017-06-15T13:22:42Z Switch to prevent users from creating new Access Apps in SharePoint Online <P>I just spotted the new switch on the SharePoint settings page (admin center) to block users from creating new Access apps. &nbsp;I don't visit this page too often and I didn't see a note in the message center announcing this.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AccessApps-Off-Switch.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="AccessApps-Off-Switch.png" alt="AccessApps-Off-Switch.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-USER uid="98"></LI-USER>,&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="36243"></LI-USER>&nbsp;- a note in the message center would be good to do.</P> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:45:07 GMT Deleted 2017-06-09T14:45:07Z Roadmap Export and First Added/Last Modified - Available Now! <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt; color: #333333;">Available as of 5 minutes ago:</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</P> <UL type="disc" style="margin-left: .375in; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in;"> <LI style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle; color: #333333;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt;">The Office 365 Roadmap website ( now allows an export to Excel for download.</SPAN></LI> <LI style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle; color: #333333;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt;">Each item also includes "First Added" and "Last Modified" dates.</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt; color: #333333;">With a simple download and filter, you can easily determine which features are new and which ones have been updated since the last time you reviewed. Also, as an Excel file, it can be easily imported into other systems for additional actions.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: SegoeUI; font-size: 12.0pt; color: #333333;">Check it out, and let us know what you think!</P> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:24:47 GMT Brian Levenson 2017-06-08T20:24:47Z Azure AD Conditional Access now supports Microsoft Teams & the Azure Portal <P>Full story here:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:40:04 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-06-06T14:40:04Z Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017 | Updated: June 5, 2017 <P>A few changes to <A title="Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017" href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017</A>, as detailed below:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV class="site container-fluid" id="page"> <DIV class="site-content row" id="site-content"> <DIV class="content-area col-sm-9" id="primary"> <DIV class="div-content" id="single-content"> <ARTICLE class="post-695 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-quick-tip tag-azure-ad tag-ediscovery tag-exchange-online tag-microsoft-graph tag-o365-proplus tag-office-365 tag-office-365-admin tag-onedrive-for-business tag-project-online tag-sharepoint-online" id="post-695"> <DIV class="entry-content single"> <P><U>2017-06-05:</U></P> <UL> <LI>Moved <EM>Update to Client Access Rules for Office 365 customers</EM> to Archive</LI> <LI>Moved <EM>Access Web App deprecation in SharePoint Online</EM> to Archive</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Upcoming changes:</U></P> <UL> <LI>Project Online requirements - <EM>June 30, 2017</EM></LI> <LI>SharePoint and Exchange Online eDiscovery Transition - <EM>July 1, 2017</EM></LI> <LI>Important notice for Office 365 email customers who have configured connectors - <EM>July 5, 2017</EM></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> </ARTICLE> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:15:56 GMT Thomas C. Finney 2017-06-05T13:15:56Z New cloud storage options coming to Microsoft Teams! <P>Just seen Today this:&nbsp;<SPAN>Users will be able to upload/share files from additional cloud storage services in Microsoft Teams channels and chats. We will provide details on which storage services will be available, by the end of June. This feature will be on by default. To give you more control, each individual cloud storage provider will be configurable in Office 365 admin center; including the ability to enable or disable specific cloud storage services. This will provide flexibility to allow only the options your organization needs to use.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Curious to know what options are going to be added ^-^</P> Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:33:35 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-06-04T09:33:35Z Per-group sharing controls in SharePoint Online is coming in June <P>Interesting feature coming in June...but I'm missing to have this controls at the site collection level :</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>The per-group sharing controls are a new Office 365 feature that allows SharePoint Online administrators to limit the ability to share with external users to those in specified security groups. These controls affect OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online in Office 365.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Reference:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">;rs=en-US&amp;ad=US</A></SPAN></P> Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:14 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-05-31T07:00:14Z Evergreen Management Blog by ITSM Architect <P>Change Alerters, we've just published a blog written by an architect from the IT Service Managment practice of MCS. What do you think?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Leave comments on the blog or discuss here!</P> Fri, 26 May 2017 21:39:54 GMT Brian Levenson 2017-05-26T21:39:54Z Verify domain via email <P>This seems to be new:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="verifydomain.png" style="width: 670px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="verifydomain.png" alt="verifydomain.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Sending an email to the hostmaster/postmaster addresses is a method that has been used for years with other services, I guess it makes sense to use it for O365 too. Couldnt find any documentation that mentions&nbsp;this option though&nbsp;(and dont get me started on how the documentation on this topic looks like).</P> Fri, 26 May 2017 07:23:27 GMT Vasil Michev 2017-05-26T07:23:27Z So they are coming...Microsoft Planner lands on phones, starting off with the iPhone <P><SPAN>It seems the time where we didn't have updates in Planner is ending:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"></A></P> Thu, 18 May 2017 08:58:39 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-05-18T08:58:39Z Hightlight and Quote actions in OWA <P>This is something I havent seen before, but considering how often I use OWA probably old news by now. Still, the Quote action seems useful, the Highlight one can benefit from better color selection. Here's a screenshot:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OWAhighlight.png" style="width: 823px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="OWAhighlight.png" alt="OWAhighlight.png" /></span></P> Wed, 17 May 2017 18:05:59 GMT Vasil Michev 2017-05-17T18:05:59Z New MAXPATH limits in SharePoint and OneDrive <P>So it's just confirmed:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank"></A> new path lenght limit has been increased to 400</P> Tue, 09 May 2017 13:48:16 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-05-09T13:48:16Z Power BI - Changes coming to Power BI on 1 June 2017 <P>Hello,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I just received the following email, describing a change coming to PowerBI on June 1st 2017</P><P>&nbsp;</P><LI-SPOILER><P>This update will provide you with enhanced data capacity and refresh rates, as well as unlimited access to all data sources. Dashboard sharing will no longer be part of Power BI Free, but will still be available with Power BI Pro.</P><P>If you’re interested in an extended Power BI Pro trial that will run from 1 June 2017, to 31 May 2018, simply sign in as normal on or after 1 June 2017, and get going. Contact us to learn more about Power BI Pro.<BR />&nbsp;<BR />Thank you,</P><P>Your Power BI Team</P></LI-SPOILER><P>Are we talking about this button ?</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="2017-05-04_09h06_03.png" style="width: 710px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="2017-05-04_09h06_03.png" alt="2017-05-04_09h06_03.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>If so, Why removing it ?</P><P>I think that sharing a dashboard should be a <STRONG>basic function</STRONG>, even for basic free.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thank you.</P> Thu, 04 May 2017 07:35:28 GMT Guillaume Blanco-Martin 2017-05-04T07:35:28Z Seeing guests users in the Contacts section of EXO <P>Hi all,</P><P>Have you noted that guests users are appearing in the Contacts section of EXO Administration?</P> Wed, 03 May 2017 20:28:58 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-05-03T20:28:58Z Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017 | Updated: May 1, 2017 <P>A few updates to <A title="Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017" href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017</A>, as detailed below:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>2017-05-01:</U></P> <UL> <LI>Moved <EM>Active Directory Synchronization (DirSync) Deprecation</EM> to Archive</LI> <LI>Moved <EM>SharePoint Online Public Websites are going away</EM> to Archive</LI> <LI>Added <EM>Access Web App deprecation in SharePoint Online</EM> – action required by May 31, 2017</LI> <LI>Added <EM>DirSync and Azure AD Sync communication to Azure Active Directory</EM> – action required by December 31, 2017</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Next Planned Service Change(s)</U></STRONG></P> <P>Action required by May 31, 2017:</P> <UL> <LI>Update to Client Access Rules for Office 365 customers</LI> <LI>Access Web App deprecation in SharePoint Roadmap</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 01 May 2017 14:57:10 GMT Thomas C. Finney 2017-05-01T14:57:10Z Overview of the upcoming changes to Office 365 ProPlus update management <P>Nice (and official) summary:</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank">;rs=en-US&amp;ad=US#bkmk_names</A></P> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:41:11 GMT Salvatore Biscari 2017-04-28T18:41:11Z FindTime becomes Find a time in Office 365 <P><STRONG>UPDATE</STRONG> (Nov 29, 2017): FindTime has returned to Office 365. Find the time to find out more about FindTime at <A href="" target="_blank"></A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Outlook Web App has received the&nbsp;meeting poll feature "Find a time". For those who use FindTime, you'll recognize it. It combines the scheduling assistant with a meeting poll service, simlifying reaching a concensus for meeting times between people inside and outside the organization.&nbsp;</P> <P>Find a time won't be available in Outlook for your desktop or mobile yet. So it favours those who work from their browser at this stage. But once a meeting poll button is available in a meeting invite/new email, this will be a huge time-saving benefit.&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"> &nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Find-a-time-OWA-for-Office365-tn1.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Find-a-time-OWA-for-Office365-tn1.jpg" alt="Find-a-time-OWA-for-Office365-tn1.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:50:56 GMT Darrell Webster 2017-11-28T17:50:56Z New OneDrive and SharePoint sharing experience <P>New UX for sharing in ODfB and SPO!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank">;rs=it-IT&amp;ad=IT</A></P> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:56:04 GMT Salvatore Biscari 2017-04-26T22:56:04Z Guest Users section in the Users area in the Admin Portal <P>I'm seeing a new Guest users section under the Users area that I was not aware this section new? It simple shows the guest users you have at your tenant.</P> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:22:13 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-04-25T08:22:13Z Microsoft Aligns Windows and Office 365 Development Schedules <P><A href="#" target="_blank"></A></P><P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:14:19 GMT Salvatore Biscari 2017-04-21T12:14:19Z Microsoft ToDo in Office365 for business? <P>I would like to know if there is info on when this will be rolled out and how to activate it.</P> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:00:27 GMT Ruben Kertesz 2017-04-19T17:00:27Z My favorite Release and Change Management Resources <P>Figured this group would have good feedback and discussion, so I'm cross posting:</P> <P><A href="" target="_self"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">I spent a bit of time refreshing my Office 365 Roadmap, Release, and Change Management resources and wanted to share the current list. </FONT></P> <P><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<WBR />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></P> <P><STRONG><U><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">Roadmaps</FONT></U></STRONG></P> <P><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Office 365 Roadmap</FONT></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap (Azure &amp; EM+S)</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Microsoft Dynamics 365 Roadmap</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Microsoft Flow Release Notes </FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">What’s New in PowerApps</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Microsoft Azure Government Roadmap</FONT></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">Resources</FONT></U></STRONG></P> <P><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><I><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">Office 365 Services</FONT></I></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">O365 Update Series on YouTube </FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Ignite 2016 Session: Office 365 Release, Change, and Communication</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="" target="_blank"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Blog: A new application release strategy (March 2017)</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Office 365 Release Options</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Service Communication API</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="" target="_blank"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Blog: Leveraging the Service Communication API (April 2017)</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">SCOM Management Pack</FONT></A></P> <P><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><I><FONT color="#000000" face="Calibri">Office Clients</FONT></I></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Office 365 client release notes</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Office 365 client "What's New"</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Change management for Office 365 clients</FONT></A></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color="#000000" face="Symbol">·</FONT><FONT color="#000000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><FONT color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Version and build numbers of update channel releases for Office 365 clients</FONT></A></P> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:59:23 GMT Brian Levenson 2017-04-14T16:59:23Z Force O365 Sign Out - Did I miss this? <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="2017-04-12_13-16-29.png" style="width: 770px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="2017-04-12_13-16-29.png" alt="2017-04-12_13-16-29.png" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I don't remember seeing this before in the GUI under the OneDrive settings for a user. I did some further digging and found <A href="#" target="_blank">this article</A>&nbsp;which outlines its use along with a command I was also not familiar with: Revoke-AzureADUserAllRefreshToken.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>When did all of this go up?&nbsp;</P> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:19:58 GMT Paul Bridges 2017-04-12T18:19:58Z Opening Support Tickets <P>The whole support ticket area has changed. As far as I know, no notice about this change, but I could have easily missed it.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>You do a search and then it tries to have you get a phone call (which i personally don't like). Then it had an option to send an email, and it immediately sent my search term as a ticket -- did not allow me to elaborate. Now that I know how it works I can adjust.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I LIKE that it is much easier to open a ticket, but it was a pretty strange UI.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Also, while 1 ticket is open you cannot open a second ticket.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I am sure it is a work in progress, and I never liked the old tickets, so I am cautiously optimistic.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Thanks<BR />Rob.</P> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:34 GMT Rob O'Keefe 2017-04-05T13:28:34Z Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017 | Updated: April 3, 2017 <P>A few updates to <A title="Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017" href="#" target="_blank"><FONT color="#0066cc">Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017</FONT></A>, as detailed below:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>2017-04-03:</U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Moved <EM>Change to unused anonymous links</EM> to Archive</LI> <LI>Updated <EM>Active Directory Synchronization (DirSync) Deprecation</EM></LI> <LI>Updated <EM>SharePoint Online Public Websites are going away</EM></LI> <LI>Added <EM>Public Preview of Microsoft Graph Reporting APIs</EM></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Next Planned Service Change:</U></P> <P>Active Directory Synchronization (DirSync) Deprecation</P> <P>Action Required by: April 12, 2017</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:32:47 GMT Thomas C. Finney 2017-04-04T11:32:47Z Office 365 Enterprise K1 now comes with even more value <P>Microsoft has expanded the&nbsp;Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan adding several additional&nbsp;products enabling frontline workers to be even more productive. &nbsp;Here are the additional&nbsp;products added to the&nbsp;Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan as part of this announcement:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>Microsoft StaffHub</LI><LI>OneDrive for Business with 2 GB of cloud storage</LI><LI>Skype for Business presence and instant messaging</LI><LI>Microsoft Teams</LI><LI>Office 365 Video</LI><LI>Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow</LI></UL><P>"These additional products build upon the core value already offered with the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan and unlock important scenarios for frontline workers, including the ability to <STRONG>view and swap shifts</STRONG>, take advantage of <STRONG>video-based employee training and onboarding</STRONG>, exchange <STRONG>best practices across the company</STRONG> and even participate in<STRONG> live, company-wide town hall meetings</STRONG>."</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="#" target="_blank">New value in Office 365 Enterprise K1 for frontline workers</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="custom" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This is a great combination of services that helps <SPAN>companies </SPAN>adopt digital transformation, for all staff*!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><EM>* There are an estimated 500-million frontline staff workers around the world in sectors such as retail stores, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing and other service-related industries.</EM></P> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:28:25 GMT Cian Allner 2017-04-03T17:28:25Z How to stay up to date in regards of Office 365 changes from a business point of view <P>One of my customers asked yesterday an interesting question: Is there any document / place where I can stay up to date in regards of Office 365 but from a business point of view? Obviously, the Office 365 Roadamp is not what my customer is looking for..he is looking for a kind of resource where he can watch from time to time what's coming to Office 365 and the business value...any ideas cc&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="209"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="1096"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="64"></LI-USER>&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="58"></LI-USER></P> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:34:31 GMT Juan Carlos González Martín 2017-03-23T10:34:31Z Useful change management resources and models <P>Our IT Pro research tells us that change management skills are one of the top skills gap on their teams.&nbsp; We took a deep dive into the change management resources available, as well as the latest models available across MIcrosoft and other third party sources.&nbsp; Given this space often covers topics related to change management, we thought we'd let you know about the post here: <A href="" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Feel free to add your thoughts on the post in the IT Resources &amp; Training community via the link above.</P> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:23:27 GMT Anna Chu 2017-03-23T09:23:27Z