Office 365 Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/bg-p/Office365Blog Office 365 Blog articles Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:13:18 GMT Office365Blog 2021-10-20T08:13:18Z Reddit AMA with the Office Rangers (/u/OfficeRangers) April 15th! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/reddit-ama-with-the-office-rangers-u-officerangers-april-15th/ba-p/2261774 <P>The Office Rangers (/u/OfficeRangers) will be hosting a Reddit AMA next Thursday, April 15th from 9:00 - 1:00 PDT. We will be covering all topics around the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise manageability, deployment and performance. Be sure to join us and ask us anything!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Link to AMA</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:41:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/reddit-ama-with-the-office-rangers-u-officerangers-april-15th/ba-p/2261774 Eric_Wayne 2021-04-15T15:41:36Z Application Guard for Office is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/application-guard-for-office-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2102984 <P>As of today, Application Guard for Office is now generally available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Files from the internet and other potentially unsafe locations can contain viruses, worms, or other kinds of malware that can harm your users’ computer and data. To help protect your users, Office opens files from potentially unsafe locations in Application Guard, a secure container that's isolated from the device through hardware-based virtualization. When Office opens files in Application Guard, users can securely read, edit, print, and save those files without having to re-open files outside the container. This feature will be off by default.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is the installation guide to get started:<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank">Application Guard for Office 365 for admins - Office 365 | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Customers will receive a Message center post on Wednesday, 1/27/2021. Microsoft 365 Roadmap Featured ID is 67101. Application Guard for Office is only available to organizations with a Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security license.</P> Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:28:18 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/application-guard-for-office-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2102984 Eric_Wayne 2021-01-27T18:28:18Z OneNote on Microsoft Surface Duo, the perfect match! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-on-microsoft-surface-duo-the-perfect-match/ba-p/1868013 <P>Now that Microsoft Surface Duo has been released you can experience it with its ideal companion, OneNote.&nbsp; The dual screens help make your note-taking experience even better. OneNote helps make working on Surface Duo easy and productive, giving you the power to create notes more effectively than ever before. Read on for an in-depth look at how OneNote on Surface Duo is crafted to optimize your efficiency.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG>App groups</STRONG></P><P>You are likely used to juggling between apps - like OneNote and Teams to take meeting notes or OneNote and Edge to capture something interesting while surfing the internet. OneNote on Surface Duo is here to the rescue! It gives you the power to optimize taking notes using app groups. Check out <A href="#" target="_self">this article</A> on how to add OneNote to an app group.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App Groups.png" style="width: 383px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232361iD1FBD35B53885E7B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="App Groups.png" alt="OneNote as part of App Groups on Surface Duo" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">OneNote as part of App Groups on Surface Duo</span></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG>The power of the dual screen</STRONG></P><P>With Surface Duo you can expand your creativity across two screens, giving OneNote a more flexible experience. You can do things like view your navigation pane on one screen and open a notebook page on the other screen. This enables you to organize your notes or easily reference a note which is on one screen, while you keep working on the other screen. You can also expand your notebook across the dual-screen for easier viewing.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Power of 2 screens.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232363i28EA9E69B2D184CA/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Power of 2 screens.gif" alt="Utilize Surface Duo's dual screens for working in OneNote" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Utilize Surface Duo's dual screens for working in OneNote</span></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Drag and Drop</SPAN></STRONG></P><P><SPAN>With OneNote on Surface Duo, say goodbye to copy and paste! Now you can simply drag and drop content. So when you are browsing your favorite blog on Edge, just drag and drop interesting content on a OneNote page. This helps save you time while you create content rich notes!</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Drag and drop.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232364i3876E33200771A8D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Drag and drop.gif" alt="Drag and drop content right onto a OneNote page" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Drag and drop content right onto a OneNote page</span></span></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG>Inking with Microsoft Surface Pen</STRONG></P><P>If you have a Microsoft Surface Pen, you can draw on the OneNote canvas like never before. It brings all the power and goodness of OneNote for Android to your Surface Duo. With an improved selection of colors and sizes of pens and highlighters, inking is better than ever! The lasso tool enables you to move and resize objects easily. Other tools, like eraser and undo/redo, make editing notes simple.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Ink in Duo.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232365i5B42A9E67410E91F/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Ink in Duo.gif" alt="Ink tools in OneNote on Surface Duo" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Ink tools in OneNote on Surface Duo</span></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Landscape Mode</SPAN></STRONG></P><P><SPAN>You can change the orientation of your screen to optimize your OneNote experience on Surface Duo. Rotate your device for landscape mode to expand OneNote across the two screens. When you are editing in landscape mode, the keyboard occupies one screen, giving you space on the other screen.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Landscape Mode shorter.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/232721iD2F0FE487E964CC7/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Landscape Mode shorter.gif" alt="OneNote in landscape view on the Surface Duo" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">OneNote in landscape view on the Surface Duo</span></span></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>This was just a glimpse of how we have optimized your OneNote experience on Surface Duo. Surface Duo’s two screens provide an opportunity to organize your notes on the go with the Navigation Pane on the left screen for both Sections and Pages and the Page view on the right screen. Also, it comes with Dark Mode to enable users to use OneNote in any mode they like.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>We would love to hear from you. Please keep providing your feedback right from the OneNote app or Playstore. We are working hard to keep improving OneNote and make it the place for all your notes. Be sure to join our&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tech Community</A> to stay up to date with the latest!</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:08:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-on-microsoft-surface-duo-the-perfect-match/ba-p/1868013 OneNotePM 2020-11-10T19:08:39Z Keeping users safe and productive with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/keeping-users-safe-and-productive-with-microsoft-365-apps-for/ba-p/1665728 <P>Months into COVID-19, businesses are beginning to realize that there can’t be a trade-off between productivity and security. Productivity is a part of the security story, and security is central to productivity. Building on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">secure productivity</A>, the latest innovations for Microsoft 365 Apps, such as Safe Documents* and Application Guard,** help organizations protect information and identities, detect threats earlier, and better adhere to compliance standards, enabling IT to focus on strategic initiatives rather than daily administration. Read on about these latest capabilities and join us at Microsoft Ignite 2020 to learn more.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Keeping users secure by default</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>We’re excited about the upcoming release of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) integration for Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros. AMSI is an open interface available on Windows 10 for applications to request, at runtime, a synchronous scan of a memory buffer by an installed antivirus or security solution. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Defender for Endpoint</A> leverages AMSI and machine learning to combat script-based and file-less threats. Now, Office and AMSI integration help protect against script-based malware. The new Excel integration with AMSI is made up of three parts: (1) logging macro behavior, (2) triggering a scan on suspicious behavior, and (3) stopping a malicious macro upon detection. When malicious activity is detected, the user is notified by Excel, and the application session is shut down to avoid any further damage. This can stop an attack in its tracks, protecting both the device and user.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Securing applications without affecting productivity</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>With remote work driving the disappearance of the enterprise perimeter, IT needs a way to secure applications without affecting user productivity. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Security Policy Advisor</A> analyzes how individuals use Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and then recommends specific policies to boost an organization’s security profile. These recommendations are based on Microsoft's best practices and information about an organization’s existing environment. Using Security Policy Advisor, IT admins can:</P> <UL> <LI>View intelligent security policy recommendations based on Office app feature usage and understand before the policy is changed how groups and specific users will be impacted, giving them greater confidence in choosing policies that are right for their environment.</LI> <LI>Monitor policy health to evaluate the impact on user productivity, highlighting areas worth attention and changes that may be needed.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Enabling protected access to untrusted files</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Although Protected View helps secure documents originating outside an organization, users often dismiss Protected View without considering if a document is safe, leaving them vulnerable to malware. Similarly, users may choose to remove Application Guard protection without properly considering if a document is safe. Safe Documents is a feature in Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security that uses Microsoft’s deep knowledge of threats and brings it to the desktop. When an IT admin enables Safe Documents for their tenant, untrusted files that open in Protected View or Application Guard go through an additional flow where the document is uploaded and scanned by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorDylan Snodgrass_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Safe Documents.png" style="width: 998px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220188i3A292DF7BB5301E2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Safe Documents.png" alt="Safe Documents.png" /></span></P> <P><EM>Safe Documents detected that a user had opened a malicious file and prevents them from exiting the Protected View container</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Safe Documents takes away the guesswork by automatically verifying those documents against the latest known risks and threat profiles before allowing users to leave a protected environment like the Protected View or Application Guard. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Application Guard for Office</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Documents</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorDylan Snodgrass_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Uninstalled File.jpg" style="width: 574px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220189iB766DF6911A8778C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Uninstalled File.jpg" alt="Uninstalled File.jpg" /></span></P> <P><EM>Microsoft 365 Apps </EM><EM>will let you know when an untrusted file is being opened with Application Guard.</EM></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorDylan Snodgrass_2" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft 365 Apps.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220191iF73D287D2BF665C2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft 365 Apps.jpg" alt="Microsoft 365 Apps.jpg" /></span></P> <P><EM>Microsoft 365 Apps indicates</EM><EM> the file is from an untrusted source, then you can edit the file in the secure container that's isolated from the rest of your data through hardware-based virtualization.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re excited to share the security capabilities we’ve been working on for Microsoft 365 Apps at this year’s Microsoft Ignite, watch the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on-demand session</A> to learn more. We look forward to hearing your feedback so we can make improvements that continue to keep users secure no matter where they are. Join our experts for the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-apps-ama/bd-p/Microsoft365AppsAMA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ask Microsoft Anything</A> session on October 14, 2020, at 9 am PT for any questions you have about security improvements, servicing, and deployment of Microsoft 365 Apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Safe Documents and Application Guard are available to participating organizations that have Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Mobility + Security licenses. </EM></P> <P><EM>*Safe Documents is generally available today.</EM></P> <P><EM>**Application Guard is currently in Public Preview.</EM></P> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/keeping-users-safe-and-productive-with-microsoft-365-apps-for/ba-p/1665728 Angela Robertson 2020-09-22T15:00:00Z Introducing new cloud-based admin capabilities to help you better service Microsoft 365 Apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-new-cloud-based-admin-capabilities-to-help-you/ba-p/1675401 <P>The work of the IT admin community over the last few months has been nothing short of heroic. It’s always been the role of IT to build secure and resilient infrastructures, but practically overnight you became leaders in enabling an entirely new way of work for your organizations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As remote work becomes the new norm, you will continue to play a critical role by applying the right technology to deliver a flawless user experience, reduce costs, and digitally transform. I’m proud to announce the preview of new cloud-based capabilities within the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Apps admin center</A> to help you manage Office apps as a service and better manage your IT costs. Three pillars work together to bring this new service to life:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Intelligent insights, </STRONG>including Apps Inventory, Add-In Inventory, and Security Currency, to give you a deep view into your environment to help you act quickly if you find problems.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Servicing automation with controls, </STRONG>including Servicing Profile that delivers not only comprehensive servicing automation but also gives you the necessary precision controls to deliver updates based on metrics, optimize network utilization and streamline processes for less business disruption.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft 365 Apps health, </STRONG>including alerting and reporting to help you increase the performance, and reliability of Office apps.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <H2>Intelligent insights</H2> <P>We’re enabling you to get quick answers to frequently asked questions about your Office environment with these additions. Using Office Inventory, you can drill into detailed views of devices running Office apps in your environment to understand which Office client versions and Office add-ins are running. You can also see which servicing channel each device belongs to: Beta Channel, Current Channel, Monthly Enterprise Channel, or Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel. This helps you act quickly to manage unsupported Office build versions and add-ins to ensure your environment is secure and compliant. You can easily export these results to create reports for internal or external audits.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Security page in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center provides a dashboard view of your security update compliance. You can see the latest patch date and percentage of Office apps in your environment that are up to date. You can also see which devices and apps have failed to update and determine what actions to take next. To help manage security updates for Office apps, you can set a goal time and goal percentage to specify when devices should be updated after a security patch is released. In the Servicing action center in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, you can easily specify a Target version to change the update channel for devices by user or Azure Active Directory group. This way, you can ensure that specific devices receive updates only when you’ve chosen. You can also easily roll back updates for certain users or groups.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Servicing automation with controls</H2> <P>Streamlined and automated Microsoft 365 Apps servicing helps you reduce the burden of manual deployments and accelerate the rollout of the latest productivity features and security patches without adding extra effort and costs. Our new Servicing Profile feature can associate devices in your organization to automate the delivery of monthly Office app updates from the Office CDN. Updates are throttled using our wave algorithm, which is helpful if you have users receiving updates in areas where network congestion or bandwidth is an issue.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can view the Servicing Profile by device and easily pause and resume updates as needed. If you learn that users are experiencing issues with an update, you can pause updates until issues are resolved. You can also restore updates easily to a previous version in the event you experience unforeseen issues after a rollout.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Through the Servicing Profile, you can also specify exclusion date periods when Office apps updates should not run, such as during company town halls, board meetings, or holiday seasons. This can be scheduled once, or on a recurring basis, based on your business’s needs. To help ensure compliance with Office apps updates, you can choose either to let users install updates at their own pace, or you can force updates to happen by a particular deadline.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorDylan Snodgrass_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Servicing Profile high ress v2.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220201iE2686ABBFFFB7EB6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Servicing Profile high ress v2.PNG" alt="Servicing Profile high ress v2.PNG" /></span></P> <P><EM>Microsoft 365 Apps Servicing profile</EM></P> <P><EM>&nbsp;</EM></P> <H2>Microsoft 365 Apps health</H2> <P>Innovations in app health give you insights not just during, but also between deployments. From the Microsoft 365 Apps health dashboard in Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, you can view the overall health of your tenant at a glance at any time to help you understand which Office apps updates your devices are running and actions to take to increase performance and reliability. You can monitor trends in performance and reliability in your organization and assess how many users are reporting diagnostics to help you discover issues. Microsoft 365 Apps health also shows advisories to inform you about issues occurring in your environment with information about which Office apps and update channels are experiencing the problems. We are also bringing you high-level insights into the health of the Office apps, such as currency through <A href="#" target="_self">Productivity Score</A>. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">accessing and using</A> the Microsoft 365 Apps health dashboard to help you optimize Office clients in your tenant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorDylan Snodgrass_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft 365 Apps health - high res.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/220203i63112085204B6FEF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft 365 Apps health - high res.png" alt="Microsoft 365 Apps health - high res.png" /></span></P> <P><EM>Health status of Microsoft 365 Apps in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ve also enabled a more efficient end-user feedback process and faster response to issues to help you better understand user sentiment and reduce your IT support burden. When you must roll back an update to a previous build, you can report blocking issues to Microsoft. These will be escalated quickly to the Office Product Team. You can view the progress of issue resolution and see when a fix will be available in a future build.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The value of the up-to-date Microsoft 365 Apps</H2> <P>In May, we <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/a-new-wave-of-innovation-to-help-it-modernize-servicing-of/ba-p/1380733" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced</A> the new Monthly Enterprise Channel as the first capability in this wave of innovation to help you modernize servicing of Microsoft 365 Apps. Today we are happy to share some evidence from our customers, as they are finding benefits of both a faster cadence to deliver productivity and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/keeping-users-safe-and-productive-with-microsoft-365-apps-for/ba-p/1665728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">security</A> value and the predictability the new channel brings along.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><EM>“We like the guarantee of only one update per month with a faster cadence for features and bug fixes. I believe we will be able to expand upon the success we have already seen and deploy Monthly Enterprise Channel to a much wider audience.”</EM> - Dawn Wentner, Senior Systems Analyst, Chevron<BR /><BR /></P> <P><EM>“The reasoning for choosing Monthly Enterprise Channel is that our users like the predictability the new channel offers, knowing that they are going to receive updates once a month. This also helps us stay current with security features while allowing us ample time to do testing with other apps, macros, add-ins that use Office.“ -</EM> Basith Raheem, End User Technology Analyst, Mars</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>“The new servicing profile gives us great visibility into the device inventory and the update status within few hours of the update release, without us even managing the updates. Transition to the new Monthly Enterprise Channel went smoothly and completed without impacting any end-user productivity, the overall experience is a huge value add.” -</EM> Sunila Chugh, Consultant, Workstation Engineering, Avanade<BR /><BR /></P> <P>Backed up by all the new servicing capabilities that give you deep insights while leaving you in control, Current Channel (our recommendation) provides your users with the newest Office features as soon as they are ready. If you would benefit from additional predictability for when new Office features are released each month, we recommend the Monthly Enterprise Channel. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our further recommendations and channels</A> to help you deliver the latest value to the business.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To preview all of these new features log in to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Apps admin center</A> starting today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To learn more, watch the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office deployment sessions at Ignite</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">take a guided tour</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join our experts on October 14 at 9 AM PT for a live <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ask Microsoft Anything session</A> to ask any questions you have about servicing and deploying Microsoft 365 Apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Explore the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Insider program</A> to give your users access to early features before deploying more broadly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Send us your ideas through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UserVoice</A>.</P> <P>Thank you.</P> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:25:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-new-cloud-based-admin-capabilities-to-help-you/ba-p/1675401 ales_holecek 2020-09-24T15:25:39Z Office deployment and servicing at Microsoft Ignite 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-deployment-and-servicing-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1696559 <P style="margin-top: 20px;">You have been challenged to support your organization with the enormous shift to remote work (and back again) and keep everyone protected and productive. Come see how we can help you manage your Office apps and keep them up-to-date with greater simplicity and control. From managing multiple update channels to security mitigations, this year’s sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2020 contain gems for anyone wanting to ramp things up, streamline, or just plain learn.</P> <P style="margin-top: 20px;">All our digital breakouts and live Ask the Expert sessions are offered with a global audience in mind, so choose the times that work best with your schedule. Simply register at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite</A>—if you aren't already—and use our handy guide below to build your schedule. We'll keep adding content to this blog post so come back to us on day one for quick links to the on demand sessions and more!</P> <P style="margin-top: 20px;">While there are many sessions on specific Office products and capabilities, here is the quick list of the ones that will help you optimize the way you manage and service Microsoft 365 Apps as a whole.<BR /><BR /></P> <TABLE class=" lia-align-left" style="height: 281px; width: 100%;" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR style="background-color: #d83b01; height: 54px;"> <TD colspan="4" width="100%" height="29px"> <P><FONT size="5"><FONT color="#FFFFFF">Digital breakouts</FONT></FONT></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="55%" height="84px"> <P><STRONG>Featured breakout:</STRONG> <BR />Introducing modern admin capabilities to better service Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise <BR />(Aleš Holeček)</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">11:30 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, 7:30 PM PT</A></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Thu. Sept 24, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">3:30 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="55%" height="84px"> <P data-unlink="true">Building a resilient organization on Microsoft 365&nbsp; (Catherine Boeger)</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tues. Sept 22, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">12:15 PM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tues. Sept 22, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">8:15 PM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4:15 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="55%" height="84px"> <P data-unlink="true">Playing chess on a trampoline: How to innovate in an era of uncertainty&nbsp; (Brad Anderson)</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tues. Sept 22, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">11:30 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tues. Sept 22, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">7:30 PM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%" height="84px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">3:30 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <TABLE style="width: 100%;" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR style="background-color: #d83b01; height: 54px;"> <TD colspan="4" width="95%"> <P><FONT size="5" color="#FFFFFF">Ask the Experts – Live Q&amp;A following our digital breakouts</FONT></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="55%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ask the Expert: Introducing modern admin capabilities to better service Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise</A></P> </TD> <TD width="15%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">12:15 PM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="15%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wed. Sept 23, 8:15 PM PT</A></P> </TD> <TD width="15%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Thu. Sept 24, </A></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4:15 AM PT</A></SPAN></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <TABLE style="width: 100%;" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR style="background-color: #d83b01; height: 54px;"> <TD width="95%"> <P><FONT size="5" color="#FFFFFF">On demand sessions</FONT></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><STRONG>Featured session:</STRONG> <BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Apps and Teams: Enabling virtual collaboration for the future of our hybrid work environment</A> (Shalendra Chhabra)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/new-admin-capabilities-to-modernize-office-client-servicing/td-p/1688891" target="_blank">New admin capabilities to modernize servicing of the Office client</A> (Amesh Mansukhani)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/new-capabilities-to-advance-the-health-of-your-office/td-p/1688892" target="_blank">New capabilities to advance the health of your Office client environment</A> (Javier Carrillo)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/deploy-and-manage-the-office-insider-program-in-your/td-p/1688879" target="_blank">Deploy and manage the Office Insider Program in your organization</A> (Susan Cockrell, Daniel Brown)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/best-practices-for-deploying-microsoft-365-apps/td-p/1681484" target="_blank">Best practices for deploying Microsoft 365 Apps</A> (Martin Nothnagel)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/how-to-keep-users-secure-and-productive-with-microsoft-365-apps/td-p/1681502" target="_blank">How to keep users secure and productive with Microsoft 365 Apps</A> (Sriram Iyer)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/tell-your-story-powerfully-ai-flexible-input/td-p/1688897" target="_blank">Tell your story powerfully – how AI and flexible input help you craft and communicate your story</A> (Mary Votava Sheppard)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="95%"> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/video-hub/microsoft-365-virtual-collaboration-for-hybrid-work/td-p/1688888" target="_blank">Microsoft 365: Enabling virtual collaboration for the future of our hybrid work environment</A> (Shalendra Chhabra)</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <TABLE width="95%"> <TBODY> <TR style="background-color: #d83b01; height: 54px;"> <TD width="95%"> <P><FONT size="5" color="#FFFFFF">Additional resources</FONT></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P style="margin-top: 20px;">For a closer look at sessions and resources related to Microsoft 365 Admin Tools and Experiences, see the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/microsoft-365-admin-guide-to-ignite-2020-part-1-it-efficiency/ba-p/1661053" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Admin Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2020</A></P> <P style="margin-top: 20px;">To catch up on the latest in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, bookmark <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/MicrosoftIgnite2020/MEM</A>.</P> <P style="margin-top: 20px;">To see what’s what at Microsoft Ignite 2020 related to Windows deployment and servicing, visit&nbsp;&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/MicrosoftIgnite2020/Windows</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:18:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-deployment-and-servicing-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1696559 Heather Poulsen 2020-09-22T17:18:49Z Application Guard for M365 Apps public preview https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/application-guard-for-m365-apps-public-preview/ba-p/1608640 <P>Application Guard for Office is now available in public preview!</P> <P>Files from the internet and other potentially unsafe locations can contain viruses, worms, or other kinds of malware that can harm your users’ computer and data. To help protect your users, Office opens files from potentially unsafe locations in Application Guard, a secure container that is isolated from the device through hardware-based virtualization. When Office opens files in Application Guard, users can securely read, edit, print, and save those files without having to re-open files outside the container. This feature will be <STRONG>off</STRONG> by default. Learn more about Application Guard here:</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/install-app-guard?view=o365-worldwide</A></P> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:11:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/application-guard-for-m365-apps-public-preview/ba-p/1608640 Eric_Wayne 2020-08-24T18:11:00Z Network optimization tips for on-premises Office installs and updates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/network-optimization-tips-for-on-premises-office-installs-and/ba-p/1608089 <P>There are a variety of scenarios including but not limited to, installations of Office using Content Delivery Network (CDN), <A title="lean 2nd installs" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">lean 2nd installs</A> (removing the Office source files from the install packages), <A title="right-sized first install" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">right-sized first install</A> (only include most used language packs), and default behavior where Office stays up to date using CDN. Microsoft recommends optimizing these network operations because a device can get portions of the content from other devices on its local network instead of having to download the update completely from Microsoft CDN. The goal of this article is to provide solutions for challenges collected from customers in the field.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 id="toc-hId--1297263935">Typical challenges we've heard from our customers</H2> <UL> <LI>Office updates are too large.</LI> <LI>Too many egress points within on-premises network when obtaining content.</LI> <LI>In a remote work world, we need a solution to address on-premises and remote users.</LI> <LI>Are there additional costs for this optimization?&nbsp; (Spoiler...NO!)</LI> <LI>Fear of increased complexity for office installs and updates.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Can my compliance deadlines still be met?</LI> </UL> <H2 id="toc-hId--1297263935">Solution: Use Windows Delivery Optimization (DO) or if available,&nbsp; Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Connected Cache</H2> <P>All of these above concerns can be addressed with this proposed solution.&nbsp; You can use Delivery Optimization (DO) to reduce bandwidth consumption by sharing the work of downloading Office content among multiple Windows 10 devices in your deployment. DO can accomplish this because it is a self-organizing distributed cache that allows clients to download content from alternate sources (such as other peers on the network). Delivery Optimization is a cloud-managed solution. Access to the Delivery Optimization cloud services is a requirement. This means that to use the peer-to-peer functionality of DO, devices <EM><U>must have access to the DO cloud service end points.</U></EM></P> <P><BR />Optionally, customers who use Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager can take advantage of a feature called Configuration Manager Connected Cache which delivers a powerful combination of DO plus Connected Cache leading to high hit rates for content searches. If the cache doesn’t contain necessary files, Configuration Manager Site Server will download content to Distribution Point to populate cache, based on the client needs. In this way, customers have far more flexibility in terms of supporting different architectures and languages as manual downloads are no longer required as they've been replaced by a dynamic workflow as well as making use of existing capital investments.</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Prerequisites for solution</STRONG></FONT></P> <UL> <LI>At least Office Version 1808 for background updates</LI> <LI>At least Office Version 1908 for installing or user-initiated updates</LI> <LI>Windows 10 Delivery Optimization <UL class="lia-list-style-type-square"> <LI> <P>For communication between clients and the Delivery Optimization cloud service: <BR />*.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com.<BR />*.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com<BR />*.emdl.ws.microsoft.com</P> <P>Delivery Optimization listens on port 7680 for requests from other peers by using TCP/IP. The service will register and open this port on the device, but you might need to set this port to accept inbound traffic through your firewall yourself. If you don't allow inbound traffic over port 7680, you can't use the peer-to-peer functionality of Delivery Optimization. However, devices can still successfully download by using HTTP or HTTPS traffic over port 80 (such as for default Windows Update data).</P> </LI> <LI> <P>If you set up Delivery Optimization to create peer groups that include devices across NATs (or any form of internal subnet that uses gateways or firewalls between subnets), it will use Teredo. For this to work, you must allow inbound TCP/IP traffic over port 3544. Look for a "NAT traversal" setting in your firewall to set this up.</P> <P>Delivery Optimization also communicates with its cloud service by using HTTP/HTTPS over port 80.</P> </LI> <LI> <P data-unlink="true">Recommended (if existing Configuration Manager customer, use <A title="Microsoft Connected Cache" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Connected Cache </STRONG></A>combined with Delivery Optimization)&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Implementation steps.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>1. Operationally, stop any future software updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Configuration Manager</STRONG></P> <P>Group Policy or Configuration Manager Client Settings require setting "Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise" (formerly known as Office 365 Client Management) to Disabled in order to restore default functionality where software update workflow for Office updates uses CDN <STRONG>not</STRONG> Configuration Manager. When available, Connected Cache feature will be enabled but software updates workflow for Office using Configuration Manager will no longer be used.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Configure Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine)/Updates</STRONG></P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"><FONT size="2">Enable Automatic Updates</FONT></TD> <TD width="50%"><FONT size="2">Enabled</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Hide option to enable or disable updates</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Disabled</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Update Deadline</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">3 (Deadline count starts once content download has completed on client)</FONT></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Configure Group Policy for Delivery Optimization</STRONG></P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"><FONT size="2">Allow uploads while the device is on battery while under set Battery level (Percentage)</FONT></TD> <TD width="50%"><FONT size="2">Enabled (60)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Delay background download from http (in secs)</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled *Higher time will increase likelihood of finding peer but slow background update. Example (240)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Delay foreground download from http (in secs)</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled (60)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Download Mode</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled (Group 2)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Enable Peer Caching while the device connects via VPN</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Disabled</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Minimum Peer Caching Content File Size (in MB)</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled (1)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Select a method to restrict Peer Selection</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled (subnet)</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size="2">Set Business Hours to Limit Background Download Bandwidth</FONT></TD> <TD><FONT size="2">Enabled</FONT></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>4. (optionally)&nbsp;Configure Connected Cache for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager</STRONG></P> <P>Navigate using Configuration Manger Console to \Administration\Overview\Distribution Points and select properties of Distribution Point. Enable Connected Cache by checking box and designate LUN to host cached content.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LUN.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/214328i3F6E60CB67183AB4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LUN.png" alt="LUN.png" /></span></P> <P>Navigate using Configuration Manger Console to panel \Administration\Overview\Hierarchy Configuration\Boundary Groups. Select each on-premises boundary group and enable selection highlighted below. (toggle on other selections based on your environment preferences)</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="allowpeers.png" style="width: 433px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/214360iF476F73E44A1ACAD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="allowpeers.png" alt="allowpeers.png" /></span></P> <P>Finally, using Configuration Manger Console Navigate to \Administration\Overview\Client Settings, enable options below.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ClientSettings.png" style="width: 588px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/214330iB23F93906DFFEE29/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ClientSettings.png" alt="ClientSettings.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>How to verify DO and Connected Cache are working?</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>1. Deploy Office to validation machine where per Update history for <A title="Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date)" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date)</A> build is N-2.</STRONG> <BR />For example, at the time of this writing, today is “Patch Tuesday” so August 2020 Monthly Enterprise Channel is Version 2006 (Build 13001.20520). The reference machine should have June 2020 Version 2004 (Build 12730.20430) installed. This should result in Office moving to N-1 or N (depending on CDN throttle).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2.&nbsp;Allow up for 24 hours for scheduled task Office Automatic Updates 2.0 to detect and perform Office update.<BR /></STRONG>For accelerated lab testing consider moving system clock forward by one day prior to running scheduled task.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3.&nbsp;</STRONG><STRONG>[Client] Use PowerShell on Windows client to verify Office content used DO and Conncted Cache.</STRONG></P> <OL class="lia-list-style-type-lower-alpha"> <LI> <PRE>PS C:\Windows\system32&gt; Get-DeliveryOptimizationStatus</PRE> </LI> <LI>Search for field FileID from the list which contains string STREAM_X64_X_NONE or STREAM_X86_X_NONE for details which contains the build. (this is largest file containing Office).&nbsp; For the test, your looking for FileId is 95D2EE60-C9D3-45E4-876D-BAE16D758A87_16_0_13001_20520_STREAM_X64_X_NONE.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Search for fields under FileID such as FileSize, TotalBytesDownloaded, BytesFromPeers, BytesFromHttp and BytesFromCacheServer.&nbsp;&nbsp;In my lab, the FileSize was 1863339050 bytes or 1.86 GB. Referencing TotalBytesDownloaded, the Office client using DO only downloaded 516967466 bytes or 517 MB because only the necessary pieces were downloaded not the entire Office build. Further, using BytesFromCacheServer I can confirm the 517 MB was downloaded from Configuration Manager connected cache, not egress to internet.<BR />*In the example the client was N-2 plus Office was a new version which contributed to larger download.</LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>4.&nbsp;[Server] Check the Configuration Manager Connected Cache disk for build.</STRONG></P> <OL class="lia-list-style-type-lower-alpha"> <LI>Browse the Connect Cache disk and explore content under officecdn.microsoft.com.edgesuite.net to find dynamically populated content for latest Monthly Enterprise Channel 16.0.13001.20520</LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="DOINC.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/214332i8EE542B4A0354E39/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="DOINC.png" alt="DOINC.png" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Conclusion:</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="4">Delivery Optimization and Microsoft Connected Cache provide a powerful and low cost of ownership method for Office installations and updates using peer to peer sharing technologies.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>FAQ</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Are there some additional references for Delivery Optimization and its capabilities?</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization reference</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Delivery-Optimization-Scenarios-and-configuration-options/ba-p/280195" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization: Scenarios and configuration options</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization deep dive: How to reduce internet bandwidth impact on your network (Ignite 2018 presentation)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization - a deep dive (Ignite 2017 presentation)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization and Office 365 ProPlus</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Monitor Updates with Update Compliance</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Are there some additional references for Configuration Manager and Connected Cache?</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Connected Cache in Configuration Manager</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-it-pro-blog/introducing-microsoft-connected-cache-microsoft-s-cloud-managed/ba-p/963898" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introducing Microsoft Connected Cache: Microsoft’s cloud-managed cache solution</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Where can I obtain more information about VPN and remote configuration options?</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Common VPN scenarios</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Configuring Office 365 ProPlus updates for remote workers using VPN</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Can we use a third-party Configuration Manager alternate content provider with this solution?</STRONG></P> <P>No, alternate content providers typically depend on Configuration Manager software update workflow which won’t be used in scenario above.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>For the UpdateDeadline GPO, how does that impact the end user experience?</STRONG></P> <P>Please see section “User Experience when updating from CDN” from blog posting <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/understanding-office-365-proplus-updates-for-it-pros-cdn-vs-sccm/ba-p/795728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Understanding Office 365 ProPlus Updates for IT Pros (CDN vs SCCM)</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Authors</STRONG></P> <P>This blog post is brought to you by <LI-USER uid="222575"></LI-USER>&nbsp;and <LI-USER uid="6347"></LI-USER>, two Office Rangers at Microsoft. We’re looking forward to your questions and feedback in the<STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>comments below.</P> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:27:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/network-optimization-tips-for-on-premises-office-installs-and/ba-p/1608089 Dave Guenthner 2020-08-26T20:27:00Z Boost security of your remote workers with confidence using Security Policy Advisor https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/boost-security-of-your-remote-workers-with-confidence-using/ba-p/1552909 <P>When it comes to securing the Microsoft 365 Apps using policies, IT Pros often face a challenge: You want to tighten security as much as possible to keep the bad guys out, but at the same time you do not want to impact your user’s productivity. And you would like to be able to evaluate the potential impact of a security config change before fully enforcing it. Sounds familiar? Then this blog post is for you!</P> <P><BR />This post will show you how to leverage the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Security Policy Advisor</A> (SPA) to identify slack in your security configuration, make changes to your policy settings and validate the new config first before enforcing them, reducing the risk to impact user productivity. The data-driven service allows you to make decisions based on facts like actual feature usage or if your users are already under attack by e.g. malicious Office documents being sent to them, rather than just guessing what the impact of a change might be.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Overview</H2> <P>With more people working from home, traditional security layers like working on a trusted network or trusted device are going away. It becomes more important to meet the user where they are and providing a secure setup without affecting their productivity. The Security Policy Advisor (SPA) is a service&nbsp;hosted in your tenant, so you can put it to work within minutes. No need for any on-prem infrastructure.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>SPA uses the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office cloud policy service</A> (OCPS) to enforce security policies in the Office applications. Such policies are bound to the AzureAD user identity, independent from the actual device used or how this device is managed (if at all). When a user signs into an Office application using their work credentials, SPA and OCPS will ensure that the policies are applied, at home or at work, on corporate and personal devices.</P> <P><BR />SPA currently <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">supports several security policies</A>, but in the following article we will focus on one policy which can drastically reduce your exposure to attacks targeting Office: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">VBA Macro Notification Settings</A>. If you are an Office Desktop Admin, it is likely that you have had to deal with this dilemma: Restrict macro execution to protect your users and enterprise from malware attacks like this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">one</A> or leave it enabled so you don’t risk impacting users productivity? Sounds familiar? OK, let's look at an example on how you could tackle this challenge.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 1 – Review requirements and create policy configurations</H2> <P>There are only two requirements for using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Security Policy Advisor</A>:</P> <UL> <LI>Devices must run at least version 1908 of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.</LI> <LI>Apps must be allowed to send required service data for Office.</LI> </UL> <P>Use the Office cloud policy service (OCPS) to create a policy configuration. You are not required to configure any policies in this configuration to receive recommendations. Have a look at our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OCPS walkthrough guide</A>&nbsp;for further guidance on using OCPS.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 2 – Enable Security Policy Advisor</H2> <P>Next step is to enable SPA. Navigate to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">config.office.com</A>, sign in with Global Administrator, Security Administrator, or Office Apps Admin permissions and click on <STRONG>Security</STRONG>. Toggle the switch to <STRONG>On</STRONG>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA1a.png" style="width: 718px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208757i1EC87A0F5DC4858A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA1a.png" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA1a.png" /></span></P> <P>That’s it. If you have policy configurations created in OCPS, SPA will now start generating recommendations for those. This happens quickly, typically within minutes. You can also create a policy configuration from Security Policy Advisor using the <STRONG>Create a policy configuration</STRONG> button.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 3 – Review recommendations and tighten up security</H2> <P>Once Security Policy Advisor has finished analyzing data, it will inform you of new recommendations. You can click through the policies and see a full list of settings to consider:<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA5.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208758iD2DA45350915B941/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA5.PNG" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA5.PNG" /></span><BR />For each policy you can review more details by clicking on it. It will give you more information on how many users have actually used the feature and for specific settings (macros) also data on any attacks through this vector targeted at users in the group. Here’s an example of how the data might look like for the VBA Macro Notification Settings policy recommendation.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA6.PNG" style="width: 616px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208759i2EE3D890BB35CA01/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA6.PNG" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA6.PNG" /></span></P> <P>So in this case, you can see that no user has actually opened Excel documents with macros (Total users), but all users have been targeted by malicious macros. So there is a big opportunity to boost security without impacting the user’s productivity. SPA provides you the information you need to justify this change and take it through a change management process.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>That’s one of two features which give you confidence when using SPA: You will get historical data based on the actual usage of the Office apps as well as any attacks detected by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection</A> (ATP). No more guessing if a certain user group is actually using a feature and is at risk by not restricting it. You get actionable data and should act on it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Perhaps you still have reservation acting on these recommendations and data. This is where the second feature comes in handy: You can set a policy, but allow the user to override it. The above example strongly suggests to disable VBA notifications as users are not using this feature and are under attack. But we might want to flight this new setting to users first and monitor impact.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>So in this example you would review the data for each of the VBA Notifications settings (there is one per application), accept the recommendation to disable VBA macros, but set <STRONG>Override</STRONG> to <STRONG>Enabled</STRONG>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA7.PNG" style="width: 213px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208760iB75F9FA00C4751E9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA7.PNG" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA7.PNG" /></span></P> <P>After clicking <STRONG>Apply</STRONG>, the new policy is set and will disable VBA macros for all targeted users. In case a user opens a document with macros embedded, a notification is shown that the VBA macro was disabled. In addition, the user is given an option to override this policy and still enable macros. When they do, this information is captured and surfaced back to you in the admin portal.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA11.PNG" style="width: 903px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208761i8A809FE955A2C1BE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA11.PNG" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA11.PNG" /></span></P> <P>This approach combines the power of having insights into historical data, but also safely try out a more restrictive security configuration.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 4 – Monitor productivity impact and adjust configuration</H2> <P>After a given time, e.g. two weeks, you can review how often users have actually used the option to override the setting. Log into the SPA UI, select the policy and switch to the <STRONG>Applied policies</STRONG> tab. Clicking on the individual setting will bring up the policy details and you can review how many users have overridden the setting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA12a.png" style="width: 378px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208774i4A1D52837E065110/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA12a.png" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA12a.png" /></span><BR />In the above example, you could go forward with confidence and disable the override to boost overall app security. You first must <STRONG>roll back</STRONG> the policy, select the policy from the <STRONG>recommendations</STRONG> tab again and re-deploy with <STRONG>user override disabled</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In case users opted to override the setting, you might want to move these users to another Azure AD security group and targeted them with a less strict security configuration using OCPS.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 5 – Iterate</H2> <P>A common statement in IT security is “Security is not a one-time activity, it is a process” and this is also true when it comes to securing Office applications. After deploying the VBA notification setting, you should start looking at the other available policies like:</P> <UL> <LI>Block macros in Office files from the internet</LI> <LI>Disable All ActiveX</LI> <LI>Check ActiveX objects</LI> <LI>Blocking legacy file formats</LI> </UL> <P>We recommend that you first check if there are any recorded attack attempts for the <STRONG>Block macros in Office files from the internet</STRONG> settings. If yes, you might want to focus on these first to quickly reduce your attack surface. Then work your way through the list over time. This will boost your security stance step-by-step by removing any slack. Revisit the dashboard on a regular base to monitor impact and adjust policies where needed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>By default, we will show recommendations with a low productivity impact first. You can switch the <STRONG>Show all recommendations</STRONG> toggle to get a full view:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA13.png" style="width: 977px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/208763i2CF3E55176EBF464/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tighten_Security_w_SPA13.png" alt="Tighten_Security_w_SPA13.png" /></span></P> <P>It is key to find the right balance between being restrictive and still allowing people to do their job. If security is too restrictive, users often start to work around these limitations and this might be a greater impact to your security posture then having a configuration which is not cranked up to the maximum.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>About the Authors</H2> <P>For this blog post the Microsoft 365 Apps Ranger Team at Microsoft partnered with the engineering team behind Security Policy Advisor. Feel free to share your questions in the comment section. For feedback on SPA, please use the feedback functionality in the <A href="#" target="_self">config.office.com</A> portal, it will get routed directly to the SPA team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>FAQ</H2> <P><STRONG>Q: SPA is not generating any recommendations, what could be wrong?</STRONG><BR />A: Double check if required diagnostic data is enabled in your environment and devices can upload the data to the required endpoints.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q: Required diagnostic data is enabled, still nothing. What else could be the cause be?</STRONG><BR />A: SPA needs a certain share of users to report data back to generate recommendations per group. Double-check if most users in a targeted group are active Microsoft 365 Apps users and have diagnostic data enabled.</P> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:15:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/boost-security-of-your-remote-workers-with-confidence-using/ba-p/1552909 Martin Nothnagel 2020-07-30T12:15:38Z Changes to the Office 365 Groups Tech Community https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/changes-to-the-office-365-groups-tech-community/ba-p/1471738 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As we&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/office-365-groups-will-become-microsoft-365-groups/ba-p/1303601" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;last month, t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">o reflect the fact that Office 365 Groups power collaboration across Microsoft 365, Office 365 Groups will become Microsoft 365 Groups. These changes will happen over time and will be reflected in all the connected endpoints over the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">next couple&nbsp;of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">quarters.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">To align the Tech Community with the name change, we are also creating a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">new&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">C</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ommunity&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Hub&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">called&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft 365 Groups</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. This new Hub will replace the existing Office 365 Groups community. Folks who are existing members of the Office 365 Groups Community Hub will be automatically joined as members of the new Hub. In addition, content from the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">conversation spaces in the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Office 365 Groups Community Hub will be migrated to the Microsoft 365 Groups Hub, and the Office 365 Groups Hub will be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">redir</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ected to the new Microsoft 365 Groups Hub</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. By migrating membership and content to the new Community Hub, we are making this move seamless and transparent for you, although you will need to update your bookmarks/favorites, as the URL will be changing.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">mak</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">transition&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on June&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">30</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, 2020</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we wanted to give everyone notice before&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">doing so</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. The new Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">365 Groups community</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;will be your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">place&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">discuss best practices, news, and the latest topics related to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">365 Groups.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">It&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">intended as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a place for sharing information and discussions.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Thanks for your help keeping&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the Office 365 Groups&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">community a vibrant and useful place</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, and we look forward to seeing you in the new Microsoft 365 Groups community in the future!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">--The Microsoft 365 Groups team</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:16:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/changes-to-the-office-365-groups-tech-community/ba-p/1471738 Scott Schnoll 2020-06-17T18:16:04Z How to Optimize Stream & Live Events traffic in a VPN scenario https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-optimize-stream-amp-live-events-traffic-in-a-vpn-scenario/ba-p/1439767 <P><EM>***Updated August 4, 2021:&nbsp;</EM><EM>This article was initially intended to provide customers with an option to optimize connectivity to the services during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. As time went on from the original publication date, parts of the article are no longer accurate. Additionally, it’s currently not possible to maintain that accuracy and as such, you may find missing IP ranges. <STRONG>This is the final update on this</STRONG> <STRONG>blog</STRONG>.***</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>The current official guidance for Stream connectivity can be found in this Microsoft Docs article&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>,&nbsp;</STRONG>which links to another Docs article for the&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 URL/IP service</A></STRONG> where you’ll find the Stream FQDNs in the "Default" category. Additional troubleshooting guidance can be found in this Microsoft Support article&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></STRONG>. If you still need further assistance outside of the support articles currently available online, please contact Microsoft support.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>***Updated February 25, 2021: With two new IP ranges which have had to be added to provide additional capacity and resilience as we work to improve the endpoint requirements for the service. Added are&nbsp;13.107.213.0/24 and&nbsp;13.107.224.0/24***</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>***Updated September 22, 2020: With a new FQDN and additional IP ranges as part of steps to simplify connectivity for the service. This information is provided as-is, in response to customer demand for options to optimize Live Events &amp; Stream traffic via VPN during the Covid crisis***</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>During this current COVID-19 crisis, many organizations have had to rapidly implement a work-from-home model for the majority of their users. For many, this means an enormous increase in load to the VPN infrastructure as all traffic is traditionally sent via this path that was invariably not designed for the volume or type of traffic now reliant on it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To improve performance, and also reduce load on the VPN infrastructure, many customers have achieved significant results by following the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft guidance to implement split tunneling</A>&nbsp;(or forced tunnel exceptions to use the correct technical term) on the Optimize-marked Office 365 endpoints. This traffic is high-volume and latency-sensitive traffic, and thus sending it directly to the service solves the problems outlined above and is also the designed best practice for these endpoints.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 Live Events (Teams-produced live events and those produced with an external encoder via Teams, Stream, and Yammer) and on-demand Stream traffic are not currently listed within the Optimize category with the endpoints listed in the ‘Default’ category in the Office 365 URL/IP service. The endpoints are located in this category as they are hosted on CDNs that may also be used by other services, and as such customers generally prefer to proxy this type of traffic and apply any security elements normally done on diverse endpoints such as these.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In most organizations, the traffic is internally routed via a network path that is designed to cope with the load and provide latency at a level that doesn’t impact service quality. With the switch to large scale remote working, many customers have asked for the information required to connect their users to Stream/Live Events directly from their local internet connection, rather than route the high-volume and latency-sensitive traffic via an overloaded VPN infrastructure. Typically, this is not possible without both dedicated namespaces and accurate IP information for the endpoints, which is not provided for the Default marked Office 365 endpoints.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft is working to provide more-defined and service-specific URL/IP data to help simplify connectivity to the service for the VPN connection model but as you can imagine for a global SaaS service like Office 365, this is not something which can be achieved overnight. Therefore, in the interim, we've been working on interim methods to meet customer demand for this information. As a result of some changes we were able to perform relatively quickly, we are able to provide the following steps to allow for direct connectivity for the service from a client using a forced tunnel VPN.</P> <P>This is slightly more complex than normal to implement (requiring an extra function in the PAC file) but should provide a solution to this challenge until such time as we can re-architect the endpoints so as to simplify connectivity requirements.&nbsp;</P> <P>Please note, there may be service elements that don't resolve to the IP addresses provided and thus traverse the VPN, but the bulk of high volume traffic (eg streaming data) should do. There also may be other elements outside the scope of Live Events/Stream which get caught by this offload but these should be relatively limited as they have to meet both the FQDN <EM>and</EM> the IP match before going direct, but this scenario does exist with this temporary solution so customers are advised to assess the need to implement this solution with that in mind and the risk of allowing direct access to shared domains such as *.azureedge.net. This solution is intended to provide customers with a temporary option to avoid Live Events traffic being routed via VPN whilst high home worker scenarios are in place, if possible though it is advised to access the service through an inspecting proxy. Customers are advised to weigh up the risk of a limited number of unintended endpoints being routed direct, over the need to ensure Live Events traffic is not sent via a VPN.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To reiterate, this is intended to be a temporary solution to provide customers some level of relief to use at their discretion whilst we work through engineering changes to simplify and scope this traffic optimization.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To implement the Forced tunnel exception for Teams Live Events and Stream, the following steps should be applied:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI><STRONG><U> External DNS resolution.</U></STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The client needs external, recursive DNS resolution to be available for the following FQDNs so they can resolve host names to IPs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>*.streaming.mediaservices.windows.net</LI> <LI>*.azureedge.net</LI> <LI>*.media.azure.net</LI> <LI>*.bmc.cdn.office.net</LI> </UL> <P>It is important to note, it is not advised to just use these URLs to configure VPN offload even if technically possible in your VPN solution (eg if it works at the FQDN rather than IP). This is due to the fact some of these endpoints are shared with other elements outside of Stream/Live Events and as such the IPs provided below are not comprehensive for that FQDN, but are for Teams Live Events/Stream. (Note FQDNs are not required in the VPN configuration, they are purely for use in PAC files in combination with the IPs to send the relevant traffic direct).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="2"> <LI><STRONG><U> PAC file changes (Where required)</U></STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In most organizations, a PAC file will be used in a VPN scenario to configure the client to send traffic either direct or via the internal proxy server. Normally this is achieved using FQDNs. However, with Stream/Live Events, the namespace provided currently includes wildcards such as *.azureedge.net, which also encompasses other elements for which it is not possible to provide full IP listings. Thus, if the wildcard is sent direct, traffic to these endpoints will be blocked as there is no route via the direct path for it in step 3.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To solve this, we’re able to provide the following IPs and use them in combination with the FQDNs in section 1 for Stream/Live Events in an example PAC file. The PAC file checks if the URL matches those used for Stream/Live Events and then if it does, it then also checks to see if the IP returned from a DNS lookup matches those provided for the service. If <STRONG><EM>both</EM></STRONG> match, then the traffic is routed direct. If either element (FQDN/IP) doesn’t match then the traffic is sent to the proxy. This way we ensure anything which resolves to an IP outside of the scope of both the IP and FQDN will traverse the proxy via the VPN as normal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Table 1: IP addresses for Live Events &amp; Stream</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE width="456px"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>IPv4</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>IPv6</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>72.21.81.200</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:011F:17A5:191A:18D5:0537:22F9</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>152.199.19.161</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:133:206E:1315:22A5:2006:24FD</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>117.18.232.200</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:0147:120F:030C:1BA0:0FC6:265A</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>192.16.48.200</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:0157:1508:1539:0174:1A75:1191</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>93.184.215.201</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:11F:7DE:D31:7DB:168F:1225</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>68.232.34.200</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:133:F17:19E8:2356:251B:02A9</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>192.229.232.200</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:0147:0FF8:129B:22EB:020B:1347</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>152.195.19.97</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:11f:1cb7:261b:1f9c:2074:3c</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>152.199.52.147</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:157:3ac:1a2e:26c9:99c:8f9</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>152.199.21.175</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:233:1cb7:261b:1f9c:2074:3c</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px"> <P>152.199.39.108</P> </TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2606:2800:247:1cb7:261b:1f9c:2074:3c</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px">13.107.208.0/24</TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2620:1ec:29::/48</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px">13.107.219.0/24</TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2620:1ec:40::/47</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px">13.107.246.0/24</TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>2620:1ec:bdf::/48</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="138px" height="30px">13.107.253.0/24</TD> <TD width="317px" height="30px"> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><SPAN>13.107.213.0/24</SPAN></TD> <TD> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD><SPAN>13.107.224.0/24</SPAN></TD> <TD> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To implement this in a PAC file you can use the following example which sends the Office 365 Optimize traffic direct (which is recommended best practice) via FQDN, and the critical Stream/Live Events traffic direct via a combination of the FQDN and also the returned IP address. <EM>Contoso </EM>would need to be edited to your specific tenant name where <EM>contoso</EM> is from contoso.onmicrosoft.com</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Example PAC file</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Note in this example the IPv6 addresses are not used. If your client and network is IPv6 enabled then you should add the IPv6 addresses from the table above into the section with the IPv4 addresses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>function FindProxyForURL(url, host)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>{</P> <P>var direct = "DIRECT";</P> <P>var proxyServer = "PROXY 10.1.2.3:8081";</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>//Office 365 Optimize endpoints direct</P> <P>if(shExpMatch(host, "outlook.office.com")</P> <P>|| shExpMatch(host, "outlook.office365.com")</P> <P>|| shExpMatch(host, "contoso.sharepoint.com")</P> <P>|| shExpMatch(host, "contoso-my.sharepoint.com"))</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>{</P> <P>return direct;</P> <P>}</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>/* Don't proxy Stream/Live Events traffic*/</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>if(shExpMatch(host, "*.streaming.mediaservices.windows.net")<BR />|| shExpMatch(host, "*.azureedge.net")<BR />|| shExpMatch(host, "*.bmc.cdn.office.net")<BR />|| shExpMatch(host, "*.media.azure.net"))</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>{</P> <P>var resolved_ip = dnsResolve(host);</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>if (isInNet(resolved_ip, '72.21.81.200', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '152.199.19.161', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '117.18.232.200', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '192.16.48.200', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '93.184.215.201', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '68.232.34.200', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '192.229.232.200', '255.255.255.255') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '152.195.19.97', '255.255.255.255') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '152.199.52.147', '255.255.255.255') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '152.199.21.175', '255.255.255.255') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '152.199.39.108', '255.255.255.255') ||</P> <P>isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.213.0', '255.255.255.0') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.224.0', '255.255.255.0') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.208.0', '255.255.255.0') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.219.0', '255.255.255.0') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.246.0', '255.255.255.0') ||<BR />isInNet(resolved_ip, '13.107.253.0', '255.255.255.0'))</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>{</P> <P>return direct;</P> <P>}</P> <P>}</P> <P>// Default Traffic Forwarding</P> <P>return proxyServer;<BR />}</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It’s worth stressing again, it is not advised to attempt to perform the VPN offload using just the FQDNs, utilizing both the FQDNs and the IPs in the function helps scope the use of this offload to a limited scope including Live Events/Stream. The way the function is structured means that only if the FQDN matches those listed, do we perform a DNS lookup for it i.e DNS does not have to be performed for all namespaces used by the client.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV>If you wish to limit the risk of offloading endpoints not related to Live Events and Stream, you can remove the *.azureedge.net domain from the configuration which is where the majority of this risk lies as this is a shared domain within Azure for customers. The downside of this is that any event using an external encoder and those scheduled through Yammer will not be optimized but events produced/organized within Teams will be. So if events via Teams is all you are using, this configuration may work well.</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="3"> <LI><STRONG><U> Configure routing on the VPN to enable direct egress </U></STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The final element is to add a direct route for the Live Event IPs in Table 1 into the VPN configuration to ensure the traffic is not sent via the forced tunnel into the VPN. Detailed information on how to do this for the Office 365 Optimize endpoints can be <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">found in this article</A>&nbsp;and the process is exactly the same for the Stream/Live Events IPs listed in this document. Note, only the IPs (not FQDNs) published above should be used for VPN configuration.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>FAQ:</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; Will this send all my traffic for the service direct?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer</STRONG>:&nbsp; &nbsp; No, this will send the latency-sensitive streaming traffic for a Live Event or Stream video direct, any other traffic will continue to use the VPN tunnel if they do not resolve to the IPs published.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; Do I need to use the IPv6 Addresses? </STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer</STRONG>:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;No, the connectivity can be IPv4 only if required.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; Why are these IPs not published in the Office 365 URL/IP service?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer</STRONG>:&nbsp; &nbsp; Microsoft has strict controls around the format and type of information that is in the service to ensure customers can reliably use the information to implement secure and optimal routing based on endpoint category.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The default endpoint category has no IP information provided for numerous reasons, such as it being outside of the control of Microsoft, is too large, or changes too frequently, or is in blocks shared with other elements. For this reason, Default marked endpoints are designed to be sent via FQDN to an inspecting proxy, like normal web traffic.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this case, the above endpoints are CDNs that may be used by other non Microsoft controlled elements than Live Events or Stream, and thus sending the traffic direct will also mean anything else which resolves to these IPs will also be sent direct from the client. Due to the unique nature of the current global crisis and to meet the short-term needs of our customers, Microsoft has provided the information above for customers to use as they see fit.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft is working to reconfigure the Live Events endpoints to allow them to be included in the Allow/Optimize endpoint categories at a later date.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; &nbsp;Do I only need to allow access to these IPs?&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer</STRONG>:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;No, access to all of the ‘Required’ marked endpoints in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the URL/IP service</A> is essential for the service to operate. In addition, any Optional endpoint marked for Stream (ID 41-45)&nbsp;are&nbsp;required.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; &nbsp;What scenarios will this advice cover?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer:&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Live events produced within the Teams App</LI> <LI>Viewing Stream hosted content</LI> <LI>External device (encoder) produced events</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; &nbsp;Does this advice cover presenter traffic?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer:&nbsp;</STRONG> It does not, the advice above is purely for those consuming the service. Presenting from within Teams will see the presenter's traffic flowing to the Optimize marked UDP endpoints listed in URL/IP service row 11 with detailed VPN offload advice outlined <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Question:&nbsp; &nbsp;Does this configuration risk traffic other than Live Events &amp; Stream being sent direct?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Answer: </STRONG>Yes, unfortunately due to shared FQDNs used for some elements of the service, this is unavoidable. This traffic is normally sent via a corporate proxy which can apply inspection. In a VPN split tunnel scenario, using both the FQDNs and IPs will scope this risk down to a minimum but it will still exist. Customers can remove the *.azureedge.net domain from the offload configuration and reduce this risk to a bare minimum but this will remove the offload of Teams live events produced using an Encoder and those scheduled in Yammer. 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Customers who have switched to a faster update cadence, tell us about higher end-user satisfaction as they benefit from many capabilities and improvements as soon as they are available. The current worldwide environment has triggered an unprecedented acceleration in digital transformation, prompting IT to support companywide transitions to remote work without affecting productivity. Recent enhancements to popular collaboration capabilities such as Comments, While you were away, and @mentions have proven particularly useful, as the demand for real-time collaboration grows. To help you bring the latest capabilities like these and others to your users faster, we recommend customers choose Current Channel as their update cadence for servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.*</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We recognize that to manage more complex environments, you need extra tools and more time to validate new features without additional burden on IT. To support these requirements, we are releasing a whole new set of capabilities throughout the year. Based on a <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/modern-management-and-security-principles-driving-our-microsoft/ba-p/946797" target="_blank" rel="noopener">modern management</A> approach, we’re focusing this wave of innovation on delivering servicing predictability, additional tools to manage the health of your environments, and a more efficient issue resolution process.** Today, we start by announcing the general availability of the new Monthly Enterprise Channel and a few other changes that modernize the way you service Microsoft 365 Apps, as you deliver the latest productivity value to your businesses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Monthly Enterprise Channel</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As an IT admin, you can control how often the users in your organization get new Microsoft 365 Apps features by specifying the update channel. Before today, some of our customers have opted for less frequent updates due to the unpredictable nature and network stress of a faster cadence. The new Monthly Enterprise Channel is designed to alleviate many of those concerns and reduce the burden on IT. Choosing this update channel will allow you to offer your company the latest productivity features, like real-time collaboration, the latest reliability and performance improvements, and security updates on a predictable, once-a-month cadence. All updates will be delivered as one package on the second Tuesday of each month, which we call “Patch Tuesday.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Because all Monthly Enterprise Channel updates are shipped once a month, you will benefit from both low interruption and the ability to optimize network utilization for your enterprise. Capabilities like <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization</A> are already available to help you optimize bandwidth when downloading new bits, as well as regular updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To help you better manage changes while moving to a faster cadence, Monthly Enterprise Channel will be offering additional capabilities to advance the health of your environment and&nbsp; a more transparent and faster issue resolution process. To learn more about the new update channel and how it is different from other existing update channels, read this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft 365 Admin Center.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/190804i1F7000278344B516/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft 365 Admin Center.png" alt="Microsoft 365 admin center experience for setting up Monthly Enterprise Channel (new channel names will appear on June 9th)." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft 365 admin center experience for setting up Monthly Enterprise Channel (new channel names will appear on June 9th).</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Streamlining names for existing channels for Microsoft 365 Apps</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>As we introduce the new channel and our servicing model keeps evolving, we are renaming the existing update channels (Insider, Monthly, and Semi-Annual) to help you make better decisions about the servicing strategy for your organization. This change only applies to those of you running Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows devices. You will have an option to choose among Current, Monthly, or Semi-Annual channels. Testing channels will now be called Preview, instead of Targeted. While the Insider program remains, we will use Beta Channel as the new name for the channel designed for our early adopter/insider audience. Learn more about new update channel names in this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <TABLE width="624"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P><STRONG>New names</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P><STRONG>Recommended use</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Beta Channel</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>For early adopters, IT Pros, and developers who join the Insider community to get access to the earliest build</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Current Channel (Preview)</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>For enterprises to have early access to the upcoming Current Channel release and for fans or early adopters who want early access but also more stability</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Current Channel</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>To provide your end users with the most current Office features and latest security value as soon as they are ready</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Monthly Enterprise Channel</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>For customers who need the latest features on a predictable monthly cadence</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>For enterprises to preview the experience for the upcoming Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel release</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="288"> <P>Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel</P> </TD> <TD width="336"> <P>For select devices in your organization where extensive testing is needed before rolling out new Office features (e.g., to comply with regulatory, governmental, or other organizational requirements)</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Changing default update channel setting for new tenants to Current Channel</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Along with the new capabilities to help you better service Microsoft 365 Apps, new tenants installing Microsoft 365 Apps will be defaulted to Current Channel. This update channel delivers feature updates as soon as they are production-ready and is fully compliant and supported. Feature updates, additional security updates, quality updates, and bug fixes are delivered about two or three times a month. This update channel is recommended for broad deployment across organizations of any size, including educational institutions. This change will start rolling out on June 9, 2020. There is no change to the default update channel setting for existing tenants.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey, your company looks to you for guidance on how to stay streamlined, cost-effective, and secure. This is only the beginning of the innovation wave offering you modern options to manage client app software, as you make your business competitive and productive.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join us on May 27 at 9 AM PT for a live <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-apps-ama/bd-p/Microsoft365AppsAMA" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ask Microsoft Anything session</A>. We’d love to answer any questions you have about deploying Microsoft 365 Apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you for your continuous feedback. Visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UserVoice</A> to send us your ideas.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Ask us questions in our dedicated Tech Community space,*** watch new episodes on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deployment Insider channel</A> to learn more and explore the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Insider program</A> to give your users access to early features before deploying more broadly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>*</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Previously known as Office 365 ProPlus</EM></A><SPAN><EM>.</EM></SPAN></P> <P><EM>**Additional capabilities are shipping later this year.</EM></P> <P><EM>***Previously known as the Office 365 ProPlus community space.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 12 May 2020 20:53:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/a-new-wave-of-innovation-to-help-it-modernize-servicing-of/ba-p/1380733 Tara_Roth 2020-05-12T20:53:06Z Update on timing of opt-in Microsoft Search in Bing through Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise* https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-on-timing-of-opt-in-microsoft-search-in-bing-through/ba-p/1358608 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Today we’re updating Microsoft 365 IT Admins on availability of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension for Chrome</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Based on customer feedback,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">this capability will be&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">opt-in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for AD-joined devices only</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s we’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">stated</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;previously,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;unless an admin chooses to install the extension it will not be deployed.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once deployed by opting in through Microsoft 365 Admin Center, the user remains in control and can revert to their original search engine settings at any time. With Version 2005 of Office, we are starting to roll out the admin capability to easily deploy this extension&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to Insider builds through Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Windows devices</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Thank you to our customers who have&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">giv</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">en</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;us&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">valuable&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">feedback&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">about&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">process for ro</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ling out this&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">extension as well as the capabilities it enables</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We’re glad to serve you and your organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, as we are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;delivering&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft Search in Bing at this time</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to enable&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a simple, powe</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">rful&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">search experience for information both inside an organization and across the web.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With many of your employees</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;using</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;AD-joined devices&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">at&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">home to work remotely, connecting people with the right information quickly is essential to sustaining everyday productivity. Microsoft Search helps employees to find the right people in a dispersed organization, relevant documents as collaborators may not be online at the same time, and critical internal sites for latest information from IT, benefits, and HR. The Bing extension makes&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">it possible to access&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">work</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;web&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">content&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">from</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the Chrome address&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">bar if</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">an&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">IT admin decides to deploy it.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We understand IT admins are dealing with challenging environments now that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">more&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">people are using their own devices at home while working remotely. As previously communicated, the extension will only be available to AD-joined devices at this time</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">improved&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">admin experience&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for managing&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">this feature</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">now</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">i</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nclud</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">es</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;check box</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in the Microsoft 365 admin center.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">For more detailed information about deploying</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Microsoft Search in Bing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;browser extension</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for Chrome</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;through&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and the timing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">of availability</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;(</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">based on your channel</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">please refer to this </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">support article</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Thank you for your ongoing feedback. Please continue to share with us through </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">UserVoice</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">*formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus</SPAN></I><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 05 May 2020 16:15:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-on-timing-of-opt-in-microsoft-search-in-bing-through/ba-p/1358608 Office_365_Team 2020-05-05T16:15:59Z Multi-Geo reduced seat minimum and expanded geo coverage https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-reduced-seat-minimum-and-expanded-geo-coverage/ba-p/1310777 <P>We are excited to announce the availability of Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo in Switzerland, and the reduction of the seat minimum requirement to 250 for Enterprise Agreement customers. These updates will allow more organizations to utilize Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo to address their legal, compliance, industry, or other related data residency requirements.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please note that this product was previously referred to as ‘Multi-Geo Capabilities for Office 365,’ and will now be named ‘Multi-Geo Capabilities for Microsoft 365,’ consistent with the overall <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 announcement on March 30</A>. We previously announced the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/multi-geo-in-exchange-online-and-onedrive/ba-p/182710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">general availability of Multi-Geo Capabilities</A>, in addition to the workload expansion from Exchange Online and OneDrive to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/now-available-multi-geo-in-sharepoint-and-office-365-groups/ba-p/263302" target="_blank" rel="noopener">include SharePoint Online</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo provides a solution for multi-national businesses seeking a balance between working as a single organization in the Microsoft 365 cloud and addressing global data residency needs. With the reduced seat minimum requirement and coverage across Exchange Online, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online this feature helps bring the full power of Microsoft 365 – the world’s productivity cloud – to organizations at any stage in their digital transformation journey.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo enables customers to reduce their on-premises footprint by allocating user data at rest to our available geo locations in the Microsoft 365 cloud, facilitating their ability to meet data residency obligations, all within a single tenant. For in-depth information on how Multi-Geo capabilities work and how to get started, please review the links above.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Available Geos</STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft is continuously making new infrastructure investments in response to growing customer demand as more industry leaders choose Microsoft’s cloud services. As a result, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo is increasing our geo coverage as we expand our datacenter footprint for Microsoft 365. With the latest addition of Switzerland, you can now extend your Microsoft 365 tenant to store your users’ data in one or more of the following geos:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>Australia</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>Asia Pacific</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>Canada</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>European Union</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>France</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>India</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>Japan</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>Korea</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>United Kingdom</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>United States</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>United Arab Emirates</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>South Africa</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="321"> <P>Switzerland</P> </TD> <TD width="302"> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="John_Mighell_0-1587062466172.png" style="width: 508px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184836i4EEE1D209C54EF0E/image-dimensions/508x286?v=v2" width="508" height="286" role="button" title="John_Mighell_0-1587062466172.png" alt="John_Mighell_0-1587062466172.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn about where your Microsoft 365 data is stored at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/DataMaps</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Industry Focus</STRONG></P> <P>We see worldwide organizations of all sizes and across all industries currently investing in new ways of empowering their employees with modern tools to enable secure, flexible, and mobile working that fosters collaboration.&nbsp;The ability to configure data residency on a by-user basis helps&nbsp;<SPAN>organizations</SPAN> meet regulatory requirements, which is particularly important and relevant in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, and financial services. This latest step enables companies adopting&nbsp;<SPAN>Microsoft 365</SPAN>&nbsp;to accelerate their digital transformation journey. As a result, we see <SPAN>Microsoft 365</SPAN>&nbsp;Multi-Geo assisting organizations across the world to enable the scalability required to address critical challenges affecting the global community.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="144"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="John_Mighell_1-1586976202701.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184614iED66914417EB3A5B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="John_Mighell_1-1586976202701.jpeg" alt="John_Mighell_1-1586976202701.jpeg" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="479"> <P>“We now have as many people outside the US as in it, and although the GDPR doesn’t mandate a particular Geo for data residency, our clients are hypersensitive about data privacy issues, so we prefer to get in front of it,” Ackermann says. “Our lifeblood includes data which is personal information about people and with Multi-Geo, we’re able to proactively address client concerns about data residency.”</P> <P>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <STRONG>Bryan Ackermann, Chief Information Officer, Korn Ferry</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Pricing and Licensing:</STRONG></P> <P>Multi-Geo is available as an add-on to the following Microsoft 365 subscription plans for EA customers with a minimum of&nbsp;250 Microsoft 365 seats in their Microsoft 365 tenant, and a minimum of 5% of the Microsoft 365 seats within a tenant have corresponding Multi-Geo Capabilities for Microsoft 365. Please contact your Microsoft account team for details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="384"> <P>Microsoft 365 F1, F3, E3, or E5</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P>Office 365 F3, E1, E3, or E5</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="384"> <P>Exchange Online Plan 1 or Plan 2</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="384"> <P>OneDrive for Business Plan 1 or Plan 2</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="384"> <P>SharePoint Online Plan 1 or Plan 2</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><STRONG><EM>&nbsp;</EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Licensing</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>USD $2/user/month for users in Satellite Geos</LI> <LI>Resource mailboxes (Rooms/Equipment) and Shared mailboxes need to be licensed</LI> <LI>Microsoft 365 Group Mailboxes moved to Satellite Geos will not need to be licensed for Multi-Geo</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>How to buy Multi-Geo?</STRONG></P> <P>Please talk to your Microsoft representative to buy Multi-Geo Capabilities for Microsoft 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Questions?</STRONG></P> <P>Please comment on this thread with your questions</P> Fri, 04 Dec 2020 21:50:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-reduced-seat-minimum-and-expanded-geo-coverage/ba-p/1310777 John_Mighell 2020-12-04T21:50:06Z How to secure your remote workers with Office Cloud Policy Service https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579 <P>With more and more users working from home, organizations are facing new security and privacy challenges. One of them might be, that users are working on unmanaged, maybe personal devices accessing corporate data. Classic technologies like Active Directory Group Policy Management do not help in such scenarios, as these do not apply to unmanaged devices.</P> <P><BR />This blog post will provide guidance on how to leverage the Office cloud policy service (OCPS) to address those scenarios. OCPS allows an admin to target a user with policies which follow them across all devices, regardless of the way the devices are managed (if at all). We will also share some recommended security settings which might be worth considering.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 1 – Enable OCPS</H2> <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office cloud policy service (OCPS)</A> is a cloud-based service that enables you to apply policy settings for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formally known as Office 365 ProPlus) on a user’s device. The policy settings roam to whichever device the user signs into and uses Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. This applies whether the device is managed through on-premises domain devices, as a Azure AD registered, Azure AD Joined, or Hybrid Azure AD joined device.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You should start by verifying <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the requirements</A>:</P> <UL> <LI>Supported version of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise deployed</LI> <LI>Licensed for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise</LI> <LI>At least one <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure AD group</A> which contains the users you're targeting.</LI> <LI>An admin user with at least the Office Apps Admin role assigned</LI> <LI>Clients must be able to reach&nbsp;<SPAN>these URLs:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>*.manage.microsoft.com, *.officeconfig.msocdn.com, config.office.com over 443</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>Sign in on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://config.office.com</A> and accept the EULA for OCPS. If you're using Intune, you can also use the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Policies for Office apps</A>&nbsp;blade. That’s it. No more prep work needed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_2.jpg" style="width: 940px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184457i9DD4E5F414789F7B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_2.jpg" alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 2 – Create a policy configuration and assign to users</H2> <P>Now y<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">ou should create your first policy configuration and assign it to a group of users:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI>Expand the <STRONG>Customization node</STRONG> and select <STRONG>Policy Management</STRONG></LI> <LI>On the Policy configurations page, choose <STRONG>Create</STRONG> and provide a name and a description (optional)</LI> <LI>In <STRONG>Assignments</STRONG>, choose whether this policy applies to users of locally installed Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, or just to users who anonymously access documents using Office for the web.</LI> <LI>Select the AAD-based security group that is assigned to the policy configuration. Each policy configuration can only be assigned to one group, and each group can only be assigned one policy configuration.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_3.jpg" style="width: 940px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184459iD203B5D6B4A39389/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_3.jpg" alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_3.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We also have <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a video ready for you</A> which walks you through these steps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 3 – Set policies</H2> <P>After clicking on <STRONG>Configure policies</STRONG> you can start to search for and configure policies. Please note that most policies are only applicable to Office on Windows, but some are applicable cross-platform as noted in the platform column in the policy list.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As a starting point, you can filter the <STRONG>Recommendation</STRONG> column to view the recommended Microsoft Security baseline policies. Click on each policy name to view the description and decide if you want to keep the baseline’s recommended value or manually configure it. The reviewed items will switch the <STRONG>Status</STRONG> to <STRONG>Configured</STRONG> when applied.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_4.jpg" style="width: 940px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184460i5492A893921D3AD6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_4.jpg" alt="Secure_remote_devices_w_OCPS_4.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Especially for the scenario of remote workers, here are some policies you might want to have a closer look at:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"><STRONG>Policy Name</STRONG></TD> <TD width="50%"><STRONG>Comment</STRONG></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Block signing into Office</TD> <TD width="50%">Can be used to prevent users from being signed in with a corporate and personal account at the same time in order to prevent data leakage to e.g. a personal OneDrive.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Hide file locations when opening or saving files</TD> <TD width="50%">Setting to “Hide local PC” will discourage users from saving corporate data to the maybe non-corporate device.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Disable VBA for Office applications</TD> <TD width="50%">VBA/macros are powerful tools and can help automate data processing or entry. But it is also used for malicious attacks and might be better prevented to run on non-managed/remote devices.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View</TD> <TD width="50%">If set to “Disabled”, Office files downloaded from the internet will always be opened in Protected View first.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Set document behavior if file validation fails</TD> <TD width="50%">Admins can enforce Protected View for files which failed validation. Those files could e.g. try to exploit Office through malformed documents.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Allow the use of connected experiences in Office, et al.</TD> <TD width="50%">Admins can control if Office is allowed to leverage cloud services for downloading and analyzing content. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Review documentation</A> for available controls.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%">Force Runtime AV Scan</TD> <TD width="50%">If enabled, all files opened by Office will be passed to the installed AV engine for scanning.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>Use Cached Exchange Mode for new and existing Outlook profiles</TD> <TD>You can use this policy to enforce Online Mode for Exchange in order to prevent users from syncing down their inbox content to a maybe insecure device. Note that this setting will apply to all devices the user is signing into.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>Block all unmanaged add-ins</TD> <TD>This setting allows you to block all add-ins from being loaded by Office.</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 4 – Additional considerations</H2> <P>As policies configured through OCPS are following the user across all devices, it is not limited to remote workers or users on un-managed devices. You should consider folding your on-prem policies into OCPS policies and go forward with a single solution for both on-prem as well as off-prem users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If multiple sets of policies are applied to a user/device, Office will evaluate the applicable settings following these rules:</P> <UL> <LI>Winning configuration is evaluated per individual setting, not per object.</LI> <LI>OCPS-set policies win over AD-based settings.</LI> <LI>If multiple OCPS-based policies are applied, the priority configured in the OCPS service is applied.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have deployed OCPS policies, you can also enable the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Security Policy Advisor</A> to get further insights into high impactful these changes are for your users. Maybe there are opportunities to further tightening it up without impacting users. We have a <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/boost-security-of-your-remote-workers-with-confidence-using/ba-p/1552909" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SPA walkthrough guide</A>&nbsp;for you as well.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Overview of blog post series</H2> <P>This post is part of a series which is covering different stages and phases in the Office lifecycle in remote worker/work from home scenarios. The others are:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/deploy-office-365-proplus-to-remote-workers/ba-p/1258514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to upgrade from legacy to Microsoft 365 Apps for remote workers using VPN</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Configuring Microsoft 365 Apps updates for remote workers using VPN</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maintaining installations in terms of adding e.g. Project, Visio or additional Language Packs for remote workers</A></LI> </UL> <P>We hope this will help you to minimize the impact of deploying, servicing and managing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on your own network and your user’s VPN connections.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>FAQ</H2> <P><STRONG>Q: Am I secure after enabling OCPS and setting the Microsoft recommended policies?</STRONG><BR />A: “Being secure” is a relative state where you can try to achieve a high bar, but basically never be 100% secure. Using OCPS is one building block in a broader strategy to secure remote workers. In addition make sure to review <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Multi-Factor Authentication</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Conditional Access</A> and the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user’s sign-in risk assessment</A> to further protect the user’s identity. For guidance on protecting your corporate data, please review <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Information Protection</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Q: I’ve got issues with OCPS, how can I troubleshoot the service?</STRONG><BR />A: We got you covered, please review <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/troubleshooting-office-cloud-policy-service-ocps/ba-p/1070242" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Troubleshooting OCPS on Windows</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q: Can I fully secure a device not owned by my organization?</STRONG><BR />A: There are limits on how secure a device that you don’t own or manage can be. Each employed security technology raises the bar for an attack/exploit on the device/user/data successfully, but unless you fully manage the device there is a risk to your data. Security is sometimes not about secure/not secure, but more about the right level of security for a given scenario. You can use <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Intune</A> to manage devices that you don’t own.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q: Can I also secure and control Office on iOS or Android using OCPS?</STRONG><BR />A: While some policies also apply to Office on Android or iOS, there are more advanced controls available through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Intune Application policies</A>. These allow you to e.g. enforce a PIN, local data encryption of cloud-only storage of data for the Office apps on mobile devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q: We’re an Intune shop, can I also use Intune to manage OCPS policies?</STRONG><BR />A: Sure thing. You can manage the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Policies for Office apps</A> from the Intune portal as well.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Q: Can we use OCPS to block syncing OneDrive for Business content on devices which aren’t managed?</STRONG></P> <P>A: No. However, we can address this concern by having your Office 365 tenant administrator running <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction</A> cmdlet. This permits adding restrictions on whether users can sync items to non-domain joined machines.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The Authors</H2> <P>This blog post is brought to you by the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Ranger Team at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:10:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579 Martin Nothnagel 2020-07-29T13:10:56Z Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps to remote workers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/deploy-microsoft-365-apps-to-remote-workers/ba-p/1258514 <P>This blog post will address the enterprise IT admin’s challenge on how to deploy Microsoft 365 Apps to remote workers without saturating the company’s VPN connections. It will show you how to implement a tactical approach which allows an IT admin to stay in control and quickly relief the pain of VPN congestion by offloading content distribution to the Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). Maybe you are in the process of moving off legacy versions of Office and want to keep the pace with e.g. the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 2010 end-of-support</A> approaching fast. There are multiple strategic solutions available (e.g. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/deploying-office-365-proplus-with-microsoft-intune/ba-p/250292" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Intune</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Autopilot</A>), but for now we focus on a quick fix.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Overview of blog post series</H2> <P>This blog post is part of a series, which is brought to you by the Office Rangers Team at Microsoft, a group of senior deployment experts. The series provides guidance on how to address scenarios around working-from-home across the lifecycle of an Microsoft 365 Apps installation:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Initial install - How to upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps with minimal on-prem network impact for remote workers (this post)</LI> <LI>Servicing -&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Configuring Microsoft 365 Apps updates for remote workers using VPN</A></LI> <LI><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Managing - Adding e.g. Project, Visio or additional Language Packs in “</SPAN><A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building dynamic, lean &amp; universal packages</A><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">”</SPAN></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">How to secure your remote workers with Office Cloud Policy Service</SPAN></A></LI> </UL> <P>We hope this will help you to minimize the impact of deploying, servicing and managing Microsoft 365 Apps on your own network and your user’s VPN connections.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The Concept</H2> <P>With the approach described below, we want to achieve two things:</P> <UL> <LI>Keep IT admins in control what happens when by continue using your enterprise management solution like Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (formally known as System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM))</LI> <LI>Offloading the content distribution to Microsoft’s CDN to allow remote user to leverage their local internet connection instead of pulling large source files from your ConfigMgr Distribution Points over VPN connections</LI> </UL> <P>We will walk you through the process on how to adjust an existing Microsoft 365 Apps deployment package for a hybrid approach, update your sources and ensure that the source file download will bypass your VPN.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 1 – Adjust your deployment package</H2> <P>To allow remote users to leverage their local internet connection for source file access, we have to remove the source files from the Configuration Manager application. Navigate to the folder which is holding your software sources, locate the “office” folder and delete it:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_2.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179914i153480540E8C3D5A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_2.jpg" alt="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_2.jpg" /></span></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">In the above example, 11 Language Packs were included in the deployment package, bumping the size up to 6+ gigabytes. Keep the setup.exe as well as any configuration files located in the folder. This reduces the size of your deployment package to less than 10 megabyte. That’s a huge saving on your VPN connections.</SPAN></P> <P>In case you don’t have an Microsoft 365 Apps installation package yet, you can use the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">built-in wizard</A> to create one. Maybe you want to adjust the handling of languages, instead of hard-coding those you might want to use <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MatchOS</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MatchPreviousMSI</A>. After that, apply the steps above.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 2 – Update the content sources</H2> <P>If your application was already synced to Distribution Points, those still have the larger package cached. Navigate to <STRONG>Software Library</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Application Management</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Applications</STRONG>, select your application, switch to the <STRONG>Deployment Types</STRONG> Tab, right-click the appropriate entry and click <STRONG>Update Content</STRONG>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_3.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179915i4ECD5655DC656EE6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_3.jpg" alt="Deploy_O365PP_to_Remote_workers_3.jpg" /></span></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">This will re-sync any changes to your Distribution Points, so those will now also have the smaller deployment package ready to sync to devices.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 3 – Verify VPN configuration and deploy</H2> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Once a client has received the smaller deployment package through ConfigMgr and kicks off the installation, it will download the source files directly from the Microsoft CDN. It is important to ensure that your devices can actually reach out to those endpoints directly and don’t backhaul through the VPN tunnel. We <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-quickly-optimize-office-365-traffic-for-remote-staff-amp/ba-p/1214571" target="_blank" rel="noopener">published guidance on how to enable so-called VPN split-tunneling</A>, the endpoints relevant for Microsoft 365 Apps source file download are listed at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 URLs and IP address</A> ranges as entry #92.</SPAN></P> <P>If you already have an active deployment of the newly-updated package, clients will start receiving it after the Distribution Points have finished syncing the changes. If you want to start with a fresh deployment, just follow the regular guidelines in your organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Step 4 - Leverage peer caching to reduce on-prem traffic (optional)</H2> <P>The following step is not required, but highly recommended. In order to use the same deployment package for your remote and on-premises workers, we recommend to configure and enable&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">Delivery Optimization for Office</A><SPAN>&nbsp;in combination with&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">Connected Cache</A>. This will enable your on-prem devices to share content which is no longer included in the deployment and greatly&nbsp;<SPAN>reduce the load on your corporate internet connection.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>FAQ</H2> <P><STRONG>Q:</STRONG> We usually controlled which build is installed by embedding the matching source files. How can I control this now?<BR /><STRONG>A:</STRONG> By default, setup will fetch the latest build available for the specified update channel. You can use the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">version attribute</A> in the configuration file to specify a build. This might be important if your organization is wants to deploy the older SAC feature release.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The Authors</H2> <P>This blog post is brought to you by <LI-USER uid="6347"></LI-USER>&nbsp;from the Microsoft 365 Apps Ranger Team at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:32:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/deploy-microsoft-365-apps-to-remote-workers/ba-p/1258514 Martin Nothnagel 2020-12-14T10:32:11Z Configuring Office 365 ProPlus updates for remote workers using VPN https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491 <P>Due to the dynamic situation with COVID-19 many IT pros are being challenged to assess ways to configure Office 365 Client to update directly from Microsoft CDN. Today, the majority of customers I engage with manage updates using Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), predominately on-premises. The objective of this posting is how to minimize internet egress through customer VPN network for Office updates.&nbsp; We also have guidance for initial <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/deploy-office-365-proplus-to-remote-workers/ba-p/1258514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">remote install</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">second installs (e.g. Visio/Project)</A> of Office.&nbsp; Further, we offer additional <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579" target="_blank" rel="noopener">free security layer</A> to protect machines whether they are&nbsp; on-premises or remote regardless if machine is "managed" or not.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 class="lia-align-center"><STRONG>Network considerations</STRONG></H2> <P>There are an infinite number of ways customers configure network access, no two customers are identical in configuration.&nbsp; Speaking generally, the VPN client needs to support split tunneling or be configured so network traffic destined for Office 365 are directed to internet and are not required to pass through VPN Server.&nbsp; Microsoft provides a list of all Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges in the following <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">document</A>.&nbsp; Some customers have VPN clients dynamically aware of Office 365 Services using Microsoft Graph API, some support URLs and others only support IP exclusions.&nbsp; You’ll notice item(s) 90 and 92 which provide specific URLs used by the Office 365 Client to perform updates.</P> <TABLE width="96%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P><FONT size="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10.06px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">90</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1">Default</FONT><BR /><FONT size="1">Required</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1">mrodevicemgr.officeapps.live.com (Description: Device Management Service (DMS) is used to advertise the C2R builds to the machines which are non-admin managed based on the meta data passed by the machine.)</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1"><STRONG>TCP: </STRONG>443</FONT></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD> <P><FONT size="1">92</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1">Default</FONT><BR /><FONT size="1">Required</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1">officecdn.microsoft.com, officecdn.microsoft.com.edgesuite.net (Description: Office CDN where content is downloaded)</FONT></P> </TD> <TD> <P><FONT size="1"><STRONG>TCP:</STRONG> 443, 80</FONT></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Concerning Office updates, one challenge is that the CNAME officecdn.microsoft.com doesn't belong to the "optimize" category.&nbsp; Therefore, the IP addresses which may be defined for VPN Forced Tunnel with exceptions won't include OfficeCDN IP addresses (hosted by Akamai) so Office updates will be directed to the VPN tunnel and back to corporate.&nbsp; If you have VPN Selective Tunnel implemented, then all network traffic for Office updates will go directly to the internet.&nbsp; Reviewing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">common VPN scenarios</A> and comparing it to your environment is an important first step.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Tip: Please review blog posting&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-quickly-optimize-office-365-traffic-for-remote-staff-amp/ba-p/1214571" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><FONT face="SegoeUI,Lato,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="background-color: #ffffff;">How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff &amp; reduce the load on your infrastructure</FONT></A></P> <P><FONT face="SegoeUI,Lato,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Tip: Please review blog posting&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/configuration-manager-blog/managing-remote-machines-with-cloud-management-gateway-in/ba-p/1233895" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Managing remote machines with cloud management gateway in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager </A></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 class="lia-align-center"><STRONG>Background on how Office 365 Client works by default</STRONG></H2> <P>Office 365 ProPlus is designed by default to update from CDN.&nbsp; A scheduled task called “Office Automatic Updates 2.0” uses a trigger to routinely check for updates as advertised by DMS service.&nbsp; The Office client will always move to the latest version\build available by assigned channel documented <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp; <SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Documentation around what to expect from a user experience when updates are delivered from CDN can be found </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</A><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp; If ConfigMgr Office 365 Client Management integration is enabled by Configuration.xml during initial installation, ConfigMgr Client settings, or Domain Policy, the scheduled task will continue to execute but will only perform software updates from ConfigMgr.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 class="lia-align-center" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-top: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><STRONG>Options available to update from CDN</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Option 1: Cloud managed</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Steps:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Disable OfficeMgmtCOM (required if previously ConfigMgr managed) <UL> <LI><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">On the next restart of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Service, Office COM application will de-registered.&nbsp; </SPAN>Allows Office Client to do its thing and get updates from the CDN. &nbsp;</LI> <LI>This can be done by changing client settings in ConfigMgr or by Group Policy.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Set UpdatesEnabled GPO to True (optional) <UL> <LI>Allows the client to resume normal update checks from the CDN</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>UpdateDeadline GPO as an integer (optional) in days (ex. 12) to ensure the client is updated to ensure compliance.&nbsp; Using an integer value allows the admin to not have to continually change the date to a future date/time for every update.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Option 2: SCCM managed but offload content distribution</STRONG></P> <P>Use normal deploy software updates wizard within ConfigMgr console selecting deploy option. When completing deployment package screen, it is important to select option <STRONG>“No deployment package”</STRONG>. In this way, clients will download content directly from CDN but keep existing controls and user experience during software update workflow.</P> <P><STRONG>Steps:</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Deploy1.png" style="width: 531px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179481iC9E166104E9ED1CD/image-dimensions/531x191?v=v2" width="531" height="191" role="button" title="Deploy1.png" alt="Deploy1.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="NoDeployPackage.png" style="width: 528px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179482i95D9423F81C68871/image-dimensions/528x468?v=v2" width="528" height="468" role="button" title="NoDeployPackage.png" alt="NoDeployPackage.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>FAQ:</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>How can I verify ConfigMgr integration is disabled?</STRONG></P> <P>Start -&gt; Run -&gt;<FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">dcomcnfg</FONT>.exe and look for presence of OfficeC2Rcom application.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="COMEnabled.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179483iEBF62DA4616C55C3/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="COMEnabled.png" alt="COMEnabled.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="COMDisabled.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179484iB58176B9F8DBBB08/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="COMDisabled.png" alt="COMDisabled.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Where in the Office logs can I confirm Office updates are coming from CDN?</STRONG></P> <P>Use&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/office365logcollector</A> to collect Office logs or search for files in C:\windows\temp which have your NetBIOS name like&nbsp;<FONT face="SegoeUI,Lato,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="background-color: #ffffff;">MININT-314VFT4-20200318-0857.log.&nbsp; (There will be a bunch of them).&nbsp; Use your favorite text editor to search for strings like 'officecdn.microsoft.com' or the build number you deployed.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT face="SegoeUI,Lato,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Starting with version 1902, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">'Prefer cloud based sources over on-premise sources'</A></FONT> allows IT Pro to prioritize Cloud content.&nbsp; Does this feature extend\support Office 365 Client updates?</STRONG></P> <P><EM><STRONG><FONT color="#000000"><U>**Updated 10/28/2020**&nbsp;</U></FONT></STRONG></EM></P> <P>The fix for this was not included in 2002 as originally expected and is still under development.&nbsp; We expect technical preview in coming weeks available for testing.&nbsp; Please see official guidance for latest updates on this specific issue:</P> <P><A title="Manage Microsoft 365 Apps with Configuration Manager" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage Microsoft 365 Apps with Configuration Manager</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use a cloud distribution point in Configuration Manager</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>[original statement below]</P> <P>No, this appears to be a bug which is under investigation.&nbsp; Workaround is to ensure Distribution Points used by VPN clients do not host Office 365 Client updates resulting in error 404.&nbsp; If the software deployment has selection&nbsp;<FONT face="SegoeUI,Lato,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="background-color: #ffffff;">‘If software updates are not available on distribution point in current, neighbor or site boundary groups, download content from Microsoft Updates', this should allow new location of CDN fallback to be used.&nbsp; I will update this item with updates when available.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2 id="toc-hId-1941579500" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: SegoeUI, Lato, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.2; color: #333333; margin: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"><FONT size="4" style="box-sizing: border-box;">The Authors</FONT></H2> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; font-family: SegoeUI, Lato, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">This blog post is brought to you by Dave Guenthner and Martin Nothnagel, two ProPlus Rangers at Microsoft.&nbsp; We’re looking forward to your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:06:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491 Dave Guenthner 2020-10-28T12:06:22Z Excluding and re-including applications within the Office 365 ProPlus Suite https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/excluding-and-re-including-applications-within-the-office-365/ba-p/1250367 <P>When installing Office 365 ProPlus using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT), the standard configuration includes the entire suite of applications by default. In some cases, IT Pros need to exclude one or more of the apps or add back previously excluded ones. The article will go over the various scenarios and provide guidance on how to implement them. These scenarios include:</P> <UL> <LI>Exclude apps during initial install</LI> <LI>Remove specific apps after initial install</LI> <LI>Re-including apps that were previously removed</LI> <LI>Adding Visio and/or Project after initial ProPlus installation</LI> </UL> <P>So, let’s look at each of these scenarios:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Exclude apps during initial install</H2> <P>There are two main ways how admins can control which apps are excluded at the initial install of Office 365 ProPlus. First, using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://config.office.com</A>, admins can simply toggle the buttons for the apps they wish to exclude from the initial install:</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorEric_Wayne_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="apps.png" style="width: 211px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179203i2CA092BAE31C7E52/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="apps.png" alt="apps.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This will craft the configuration file with the necessary exclusions for you. You can either export and save the file locally or <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Save-your-Office-deployment-configurations-to-the-cloud/ba-p/671806" target="_blank" rel="noopener">to the cloud</A> and reference this file during setup.</P> <P>A second way that admins can control which apps are installed at the initial install of Office 365 ProPlus is to leverage the &lt;ExcludeApp ID="APPNAME" /&gt; attribute in the ODT configuration file directly. The names of all the app values are as follows:</P> <UL> <LI>ID="Access"</LI> <LI>ID="Excel"</LI> <LI>ID="Groove" (This is the old sync client for on-Premises SharePoint)</LI> <LI>ID="Lync" (Skype for Business)</LI> <LI>ID="OneDrive"</LI> <LI>ID="OneNote" (OneNote 2016, Win32 app. NOT the UWP Windows 10 app)</LI> <LI>ID="Outlook"</LI> <LI>ID="PowerPoint"</LI> <LI>ID="Publisher"</LI> <LI>ID="Teams"</LI> <LI>ID="Word"</LI> </UL> <P>A sample configuration file with Groove and OneNote excluded from the install would look like this:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Monthly"&gt; &lt;Product ID="0365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR />With either method at install time, Office 365 ProPlus will be installed with the selected apps excluded. You can verify by looking at this registry key:</P> <P>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration<BR />O365ProPlusRetail.ExcludedApps <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="registry.png" style="width: 489px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179205iE9EC59A53653134A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="registry.png" alt="registry.png" /></span><BR />Or simply by checking the start menu and noticing those applications are not present. &nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <H2>Remove specific apps after initial install</H2> <P>If Office 365 ProPlus is already installed on a device or devices and you need to remove one or more of the apps, you can use the same method as above. However, there are a couple things to keep in mind.</P> <UL> <LI>You can use <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-feature-make-changes-to-office-deployments-without-changing/ba-p/816482" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Version=”MatchInstalled”</A> to eliminate the need to keep track of the Architecture and Servicing Channel as this attribute will read the existing values and honor them. This can cut down on the number of configuration files needed in environments with multiple Office 365 ProPlus configurations.</LI> <LI>Setup.exe and the configuration file will need access to the Office source files. Either from the Microsoft CDN (Recommended) or internally by including them in a Configuration Manager application. Click-to-Run Office does not cache source files like the MSI version did in the MSOCache location.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="warning.png" style="width: 59px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179206i59007C95B871235D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="warning.png" alt="warning.png" /></span><BR /><EM>If you had previously excluded an app or apps at initial install time, <STRONG>and wish to keep them excluded</STRONG>, you must continue to exclude them via the &lt;ExcludeApp…/&gt; section of the new configuration file you create along with whichever app or apps you now also want to exclude. Failure to do so will result in those applications being present and usable by your users.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The below example configuration file, leveraging “MatchInstalled” would remove Access from the device after initial install:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add Version="MatchInstalled"&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Access" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Like the warning pointed out, running the above configuration will result in Access excluded and <STRONG><U>ONLY ACCESS EXCLUDED</U></STRONG>. If you had previously excluded apps such as Groove or OneNote 2016 from your initial install and now wish to exclude Access while keeping Groove and OneNote 2016 <U>also excluded</U>, you must have all three applications called out like in this example:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add Version="MatchInstalled"&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Access" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Re-including apps that were previously removed</H2> <P><BR />This is very similar to the above scenario. Since Office 365 ProPlus does not include or exclude applications in the traditional sense, but rather asks “what do you want the suite to look like after this configuration?” So therefore If you excluded an app at initial install or post install and now wish to add it back in, you will use a similar configuration to the above example leaving any other apps still excluded you want to remain that way.</P> <P>Consider this scenario: The IT Pro excluded Access, Groove and OneNote 2016 at initial install and now wishes to add OneNote 2016 back into the suite but leave Access and Groove still excluded. The example configurations would look like this:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">Initial install Configuration: &lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Monthly"&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Access" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="OneNote" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE><LI-CODE lang="markup">Second install Configuration: &lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add Version="MatchInstalled"&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Access" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Adding Visio and/or Project after initial ProPlus installation</H2> <P><BR />Visio and Project operate in a different manner as they are different Product ID’s. These products cannot be added or excluded with the &lt;ExcludeApp/&gt; attribute. They can be added after the initial install by using a configuration file with Visio and/or Project as the &lt;add Product ID&gt; value. You must match the servicing channel and version of Click to Run architecture (64/32-bit) to prevent making unwanted changes. Better yet, you can leverage the power of the CDN and the new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/New-feature-Make-changes-to-Office-deployments-without-changing/ba-p/816482" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&lt;MatchInstalled&gt; attribute</A> to do the heavy lifting here. Deploying Visio and/or Project from the Microsoft CDN after installing Office 365 ProPlus is very bandwidth friendly as most of the shared files are already installed.</P> <P>Here is an example configuration of adding Visio and Project to device after Office 365 ProPlus has already been deployed:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add Version="MatchInstalled"&gt; &lt;Product ID="ProjectProRetaill"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;Product ID="VisioProRetaill"&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchOS" /&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="warning.png" style="width: 59px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179208iFDBF122786042093/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="warning.png" alt="warning.png" /></span></P> <P><EM>Notice in the above example I have excluded Groove from both Product sections. Groove, OneDrive and Teams operate slightly different at install time and if not excluded from each product they will get installed along with Office 365 ProPlus, Visio and Project Click-to-Run.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The Author</H2> <P>This blog post is brought to you by Eric Wayne, a Sr. Office Deployment expert and ProPlus Ranger at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:31:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/excluding-and-re-including-applications-within-the-office-365/ba-p/1250367 Eric_Wayne 2020-03-24T19:31:38Z How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff & reduce the load on your infrastructure https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-quickly-optimize-office-365-traffic-for-remote-staff-amp/ba-p/1214571 <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF"><U><STRONG>Update 02 April 2020.</STRONG></U></FONT></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">A genuine thank you all for your feedback around this article. Given the enormous popularity of this subject in the current crisis, we've worked hard over the past few weeks to improve and expand the guidance in this article and as a result, we've moved the Office 365 VPN connectivity guidance to a new home which is linked below. As with this article, we've aimed to provide simple and priority driven guidance to help customers deliver solutions to this problem quickly and securely in this current climate.</FONT><SPAN style="color: #0000ff; font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><SPAN style="color: #0000ff; font-family: inherit;">Further we've reached out to key VPN partners who have rapidly responded to provide <A href="#" target="_self">step by step guides</A> on how to configure Office 365 split tunneling/Forced Tunneling with exceptions, within their particular implementation. Cisco (AnyConnect), Palo Alto (GlobalProtect) and F5 Networks (BIG-IP APM) are the first to publish, with more to come over the coming days. Special thanks to those partners for their commitment and rapid delivery of this guidance for our mutual customers.</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">New Links:</FONT></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_self"><FONT color="#0000FF">Overview: VPN Split Tunneling for Office 365&nbsp;</FONT></A></LI> <LI class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">I<A href="#" target="_self">mplementing VPN Split Tunneling for Office 365</A></FONT></LI> <LI class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_self"><FONT color="#0000FF">Securing Remote Users (From the Microsoft Security Team)</FONT></A></LI> </UL> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">Please continue to provide feedback via the comments section&nbsp;on the articles above and we'll endeavour&nbsp;to respond as quickly as possible and continue to improve the guidance as needed.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">Paul &amp; The Office 365 Network Connectivity &amp; Performance team&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><FONT color="#0000FF">**********************************************************************************************************</FONT></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Original Article below:</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Over the past few weeks, Microsoft, and more specifically the Office 365 Network team have seen a large influx of questions from customers around how best to optimize their Office 365 connectivity as they work diligently to plan for a large amount of their userbase suddenly working from home. We’ve also seen similar queries from customers looking for best practice whilst rapidly enabling their Office 365 benefits, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Free Teams plans</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">free 6 month E1 trial</A> recently announced to rapidly roll out Teams to allow their business to continue to function and allow users to collaborate effectively without being in the Office. &nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">The recent COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak has caused many customers to rapidly enable, or proactively plan for the bulk of their employees working from home. This sudden switch of connectivity model for the majority of users typically has a significant impact on the corporate network infrastructure which may have been scaled and designed before any major cloud service was rolled out and in some cases, not designed for a situation when it is required simultaneously by all users.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Network elements such as VPN concentrators, central network egress equipment such as proxies, DLP etc, central internet bandwidth, backhaul MPLS circuits, NAT capability and so on are suddenly put under enormous strain due to the load of the entire business using them, with the end result being poor performance and productivity coupled with a poor user experience for those users forced to adapt to working from home.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A simple diagram of a traditional network model can be seen below, where remote user's connectivity is forced in and back out of the corporate network to reach critical resources as well as branch offices using MPLS circuits to reach the services offered at head office. It is an incredibly common network model for businesses around the world, but it was designed to be effective for a pre-cloud world.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175716iCBBB2911C1150674/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1.jpg" alt="A traditional enterprise network, which does not work well in a cloud first world" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">A traditional enterprise network, which does not work well in a cloud first world</span></span></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">This model made perfect sense and worked very well when the bulk of applications, data and services resided within the corporate network (the dotted line in the diagram), but as enterprises shift to the cloud, it rapidly becomes a cumbersome environment which doesn’t scale well or provide the organization with any agility to react to situations such as that we face today. Many customers report to Microsoft that they have seen a very rapid shift of network traffic which used to be contained within the corpnet now almost exclusively connecting to some external cloud-based source.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Fortunately, Microsoft has been working closely with customers and the wider industry for many years to provide effective, modern solutions to these problems from within our own services, and also aligned to industry best practice. Solutions that apply very simply and effectively to remote workers as much as they do to branch offices. Microsoft has designed the connectivity requirements for the Office 365 service to work efficiently for remote users whilst still allowing an organization to maintain security and control over their connectivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Below we will outline the simple steps an organization can take to drastically reduce the impact Office 365 traffic has on the traditional corporate infrastructure when we have a large percentage of users working remotely all at once. The solution will also have a significant impact on user performance and also provide the benefit of freeing up the corporate resources for elements which still have to rely on it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Most remote users who are not using a virtualized desktop will use a VPN solution of some sort to route all connectivity back into the corporate environment where it is then routed out to Office 365, often through an on premises security stack which is generally designed for web browsing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">The key to this solution is separating out the critical Office 365 traffic which is both latency sensitive and that which also puts enormous load on the traditional network architecture. We then treat this traffic differently and use the user’s local internet connection to route the connectivity directly to the service. To do this we need to follow a simple set of actions:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">1. </FONT><U><FONT size="5">Identify the endpoints we need to Optimize</FONT> </U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft has already identified these endpoints and marks them very clearly for reference. In <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the URL/IP list for the service</A> these endpoints are marked as “Optimize”. There are just four URLS which need to be optimized and nineteen IP subnets. In just this small group of endpoints we can account for around 80% of the volume of traffic to the service and it also includes the latency sensitive endpoints such as those for Teams media. Essentially this is the traffic that we need to take special care of and is also the traffic which will put incredible pressure on traditional network paths.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>URLs in this category have the following characteristics:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Are Microsoft owned and managed endpoints hosted on Microsoft infrastructure.</LI> <LI>Have IPs provided</LI> <LI>Low rate of change to URLs/IPs compare to other two categories</LI> <LI>Expected to remain low in number of URLs</LI> <LI>Are High volume and/or latency sensitive</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can also query the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">REST API Web Service</A> for this information<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">, and a PowerShell example script</A> which does this and outputs the URLs/IPs/Ports for all three endpoint categories can be found using the link above. &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE width="734px"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P>Endpoint to Optimize</P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>Port/s</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>Use</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="external">https://outlook.office365.com</A></P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>TCP 443</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>This is one of the Core URLs Outlook uses to connect to its Exchange Online server and has high volume of bandwidth usage and connection count. Low network latency is required for online features including: Instant search, Other mailbox calendars, Free / busy lookup, manage rules &amp; alerts, Exchange online archive, Emails departing the outbox.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="external">https://outlook.office.com</A></P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>TCP 443</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>This is use for Outlook Online web access to connect to its Exchange Online server and network latency. Connectivity is particularly required for large file upload and download with SharePoint Online.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="external">https://&lt;tenant&gt;.sharepoint.com</A></P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>TCP 443</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>This is the primary URL for SharePoint Online and has high volume of bandwidth usage.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="external">https://&lt;tenant&gt;-my.sharepoint.com</A></P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>TCP 443</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>This is the primary URL for OneDrive for Business and has high volume of bandwidth and possibly high connection count from the OneDrive for Business Sync tool.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="243px"> <P>Teams Media IPs (no URL)</P> </TD> <TD width="54px"> <P>UDP 3478, 3479, 3480, and 3481</P> </TD> <TD width="436px"> <P>Relay Discovery allocation and real time traffic (3478), Audio (3479), Video (3480), and Video Screen Sharing (3481). These are the endpoints used for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Media traffic (Calls, meetings etc). Most endpoints are provided when the Microsoft Teams client establishes a call (and are contained within the required IPs listed for the service).</P> <P>UDP is required for optimal media quality.</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&lt;tenant&gt; should be replaced with your Office 365 tenant name. For example contoso.onmicrosoft.com would use contoso.sharepoint.com and constoso-my.sharepoint.com</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>At the time of writing the IP ranges which these endpoints correspond to are as follows. It is strongly advised you use the script referenced previously or the URL/IP page to check for any updates when applying the policy, and do so on a regular basis.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>104.146.128.0/17</P> <P>13.107.128.0/22</P> <P>13.107.136.0/22</P> <P>13.107.18.10/31</P> <P>13.107.6.152/31</P> <P>13.107.64.0/18</P> <P>131.253.33.215/32</P> <P>132.245.0.0/16</P> <P>150.171.32.0/22</P> <P>150.171.40.0/22</P> <P>191.234.140.0/22</P> <P>204.79.197.215/32</P> <P>23.103.160.0/20</P> <P>40.104.0.0/15</P> <P>40.108.128.0/17</P> <P>40.96.0.0/13</P> <P>52.104.0.0/14</P> <P>52.112.0.0/14</P> <P>52.96.0.0/14</P> <P><SPAN>52.120.0.0/14</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178448i64857F43D2F00BEF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="note.png" alt="note.png" /></span></P> <UL> <LI>TCP ports 80/443</LI> <LI>UDP ports 3478, 3479, 3480, 3481</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">IPV6 endpoints can be ignored if not currently required, i.e. the service will currently operate successfully on IPV4 only (but not the other way round). This will likely change in future but IPV4 only is possible for the time being.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>2. <U>Optimize access to these endpoints via the VPN</U></STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify" data-unlink="true">Now that we have identified these critical endpoints, we need to divert them away from the VPN tunnel and allow them to use the user’s internet connection to connect directly to the service. The vast majority of VPN solutions allow <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">split tunnelling</A>, where identified traffic is not sent down the VPN tunnel to the corporate network but rather sent direct out the user’s local internet connection. The VPN client should be configured so that traffic to the above, Optimize marked URLs/IPs/Ports are routed in this way. This allows the traffic to utilize local Microsoft resources such as Office 365 Service Front Doors <A href="#" target="_self">such as AFD as one example,</A> which deliver Office 365 services &amp; connectivity points as close to your users as possible. This allows us to deliver extremely high performance levels to users wherever they are in the world. There is also&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft’s world class global network</A> which is very likely within&nbsp; a small number of milliseconds of your users direct egress, and is designed to take your traffic securely to Microsoft resources wherever they may be in the world, as efficiently as possible.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify" data-unlink="true">The solution would look something like that below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/175717i3E11937A763C29A4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="2.png" alt="A client's VPN connection with split tunneling enabled" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">A client's VPN connection with split tunneling enabled</span></span></P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorPaul Collinge_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P class="lia-align-justify">Sounds simple? It is in most cases, but for an enterprise, this shift in connectivity invariably raises questions about security. In the traditional network approach security is often applied inline to network traffic as it egresses to the internet. Proxies and firewalls perform inspection on the traffic to check for data exfiltration, viruses and so on. By bypassing this we are removing this layer of protection we have come to rely on when connecting to the internet. The good news is, for the highlighted endpoints above, Microsoft has numerous features in place which means your security with the modern approach may well be higher than available previously. We will run through some of the common solutions below, not all will be relevant or necessary to all customers, but we will cover the majority of common concerns that come up when implementing modern network connectivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>3. Common questions when implementing local breakout and split tunnelling for Office 365</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">It should be noted that the two steps above are all that is necessary to solve the performance/scalability issues if you need to move very quickly given the current situation. The elements below can be added as needed and as time allows or you may have them in place already.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q1. How do I stop users accessing other tenants I do not trust where they could exfiltrate data? </STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A: The answer is a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">feature called tenant restrictions</A>. Authentication traffic is not high volume nor especially latency sensitive so can be sent through the VPN solution to the on-premises proxy where the feature is applied. An allow list of trusted tenants is maintained here and if the client attempts to obtain a token to a tenant which is not trusted, the proxy simply denies the request. If the tenant is trusted, then a token is accessible if the user has the right credentials and rights.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">So even though a user can make a TCP/UDP connection to the Optimize marked endpoints above, without a valid token to access the tenant in question, they simply cannot login and access/move any data.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q2. Does this model allow access to consumer services such as personal OneDrive accounts? </STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A: No, it does not, the Office 365 endpoints are not the same as the consumer services (Onedrive.live.com as an example) so the split tunnel will not allow a user to directly access consumer services. Traffic to consumer endpoints will continue to use the VPN tunnel and existing policies will continue to apply.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q3. How do I apply DLP and protect my sensitive data when the traffic no longer flows through my on-premises solution? </STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A: If required, endpoints can be protected with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office DLP</A> if required and it’s much more efficient to provide this feature in the service itself rather than try and do it in line at the network edge. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Information protection</A> can also be used to provide a high level of information protection if required.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q4. How do I evaluate and maintain control of the user’s authentication when they are connecting directly?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A: In addition to the tenant restrictions feature noted in Q1, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conditional access policies</A> can be applied to dynamically assess the risk of an authentication request and react appropriately. Microsoft recommends the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zero Trust model</A> is implemented over time and we can use Azure AD conditional access policies to maintain control in a mobile &amp; cloud first world. Conditional access policies can be used to make a real-time decision on whether an authentication request is successful based on numerous factors such as:</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-align-justify"> <LI>Device, is the device known/trusted/Domain joined?</LI> <LI>IP – is the authentication request coming from a known corporate IP address? Or from a country we do not trust?</LI> <LI>Application – Is the user authorized to use this application?</LI> </UL> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">We can then trigger policy such as approve, trigger MFA or block authentication based on these policies.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q5. How do I protect against viruses and malware?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A: Again, Office 365 provides protection for the Optimize marked endpoints in various layers in the service itself, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">outlined in this document</A>. As noted, it is vastly more efficient to provide these security elements in the service itself rather than try and do it in line with devices which may not fully understand the protocols/traffic.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">For the Exchange endpoints listed above, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Exchange Online Protection</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection</A> do an excellent job of providing security of the traffic to the service.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q6. Can I send more than just the Optimize traffic direct?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A. Priority should be given to the Optimize marked endpoints as these will give maximum benefit for a low level of work. However, if you wish, the Allow marked endpoints are required for the service to work and have IPs provided for the endpoints which can be used if required.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">There are also various vendors who offer cloud based proxy/security solutions called secure web gateways which provide central security, control and corporate policy application for general web browsing. These solutions can work well in a cloud first world, if highly available, performant, and provisioned close to your users by allowing secure internet access to be delivered from a cloud based location close to the user. This removes the need for a hairpin through the VPN/corporate network for general browsing traffic, whilst still allowing central security control.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Even with these solutions in place however, Microsoft still strongly recommends the Optimize marked Office 365 traffic is sent direct to the service.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q7. Why is port 80 required? Is traffic sent in the clear?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A. Port 80 is only used for things like redirect to a port 443 session, no customer data is sent or is accessible over port 80. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">This article</A> outlines encryption for data in transit, and at rest for Office 365 and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</A> outlines how we use SRTP to protect Teams media traffic.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Q8. Does this advice apply to users in China using a worldwide instance of Office 365?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">A. No it does not. The one caveat to the above advice is users in the PRC who are connecting to a worldwide instance of Office 365. Due to the common occurrence of cross border network congestion in the region, direct internet egress performance can be variable. Most customers in the region operate using a VPN to bring the traffic into the corporate network and utilize their authorized MPLS circuit or similar to egress outside the country via an optimized path. This is outlined further in this article&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/office-365-networking-china</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Finally, please ask any questions you may have in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer as quickly as possible.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>4. Further reading</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>General best practice for Office 365 connectivity:</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/pnc</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/onthewire/__guidance</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>Recorded Ignite sessions</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/81561?source=sessions</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/videos/64276</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/videos/64275</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>Office 365 Partner Program</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://resources.techcommunity.microsoft.com/networking/</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Current partners are <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Citrix</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Netfoundry</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NTT</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SilverPeak</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zscaler</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>Network Connectivity performance testing</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://connectivity.office.com/</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">This tool runs some tests against Office 365 endpoints including the Optimize marked ones and give you some clear feedback around how connectivity looks for those endpoints and anything you can do to improve the connectivity.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG><U>Bandwidth planning</U></STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-justify"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/bandwidth/</A></P> <P class="lia-align-justify">This tool is one mechanism you can use to monitor user's Office 365 network traffic volumes to get a clear figure for bandwidth requirements for the wider business.</P> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:23:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-quickly-optimize-office-365-traffic-for-remote-staff-amp/ba-p/1214571 Paul Collinge 2020-04-02T20:23:54Z Update to the background image of the Office 365 sign-in screens https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-the-background-image-of-the-office-365-sign-in-screens/ba-p/1198678 <P>I’d like to give you an early heads up on a visual design update that is coming to the Office 365 sign-in experience. These are the screens used to sign in to Microsoft's apps and services, including Office 365, Azure and Dynamics.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re updating the default background image on our sign-in screens to something that’s fresher and more performant. The new image is just 1% the size of the previous one, which reduces bandwidth requirements and improves perceived page load times, especially on slower networks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Old vs New background image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/173910iC57DBE75D8E38E54/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Old vs New background image.png" alt="Sign-in screen with old vs new background images" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sign-in screen with old vs new background images</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This is solely a visual </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">user interface (</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">UI</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">)</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> change with no changes to functionality. </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">There is no change </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to your </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">users i</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">f you have configured a custom background image in <A href="#" target="_self">Company Branding</A> for your tenant</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">This </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">change</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> will only affect screens where the default background image (screenshot on the left above) shows up today.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><SPAN style="color: #333333; font-family: SegoeUI, Lato, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;">We plan on rolling this out globally in early-April.&nbsp;</SPAN>If th</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is change affects your users, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">we recommend updating any</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> documentation that contains screenshots and to give your help</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">desk a heads up.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:31:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-the-background-image-of-the-office-365-sign-in-screens/ba-p/1198678 Kelvin Xia 2020-02-27T16:31:05Z We <3 OneNote for Android https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/we-lt-3-onenote-for-android/ba-p/1185648 <P><SPAN>Last</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>November,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;we&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>talked about how you should be able to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>t</SPAN><SPAN>ake&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/your-onenote/ba-p/954922" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>your notes, your way</SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;and that’s no different for our Android users.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Whether you are at your desk, lounging on the couch</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;or multitasking at&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>soccer practice,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>you should be able to take note</SPAN><SPAN>s</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;how you want on your Android&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>phone or tablet</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>So</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;we’re&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>announcing&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG>four&nbsp;updates&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN><STRONG>to OneNote for Android</STRONG>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>rolling out now&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>—</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;read on for all the details!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Dark Mode&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Get ready</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;because&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Dark Mode&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>is coming to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Android phones and tablets! Dark Mode allows you to toggle&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>your background from light to dark</SPAN><SPAN>. Whether you want to do this for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>better readability of just personal preference, it</SPAN><SPAN>’</SPAN><SPAN>s easy to do&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>in the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>app&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>settings.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Dark Mode short.gif" style="width: 194px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/173361i89FBB92D5D13F3CD/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Dark Mode short.gif" alt="Dark Mode short.gif" /></span></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Modern Inking Experience</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Depending on where you are and what you are doing, you likely want to switch how you take&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>notes</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;from typing to inking whenever its easiest which is why w</SPAN><SPAN>e have refreshed the Inking experience&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>to support bright new colors. Continue leveraging the two&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>types of pens, highlighter</SPAN><SPAN>s,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;and eraser</SPAN><SPAN>s</SPAN><SPAN>. And c</SPAN><SPAN>heck</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>out the Lasso tool to resize and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>re-position</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>objects</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>on the page too</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Updated ink.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/172349iC27259EA29F30BC9/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Updated ink.gif" alt="Updated ink.gif" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Re-order</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;Sections</SPAN></STRONG><STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;and Pages</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>We all have different ways of organizing</SPAN><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote allows you to organize your content&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>in the way that makes sense to you.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>We previously added the ability to re-order pages and t</SPAN><SPAN>his</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;month, we’re rolling out the ability to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>re-order</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;sections&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>as well</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;so that you can organize your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>notes</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;your way. Just</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;tap and hold on&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>section&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>or page</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>name and drag to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>reposition</SPAN><SPAN>,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>v</SPAN><SPAN>oilà</SPAN><SPAN>!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Drag sections and pages.gif" style="width: 194px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/172617i1E52CA085271D561/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Drag sections and pages.gif" alt="Drag sections and pages.gif" /></span><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><STRONG><SPAN>Drag to Sync</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Ever want&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>an easy refresh in life?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>We can’t redo your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>day,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;but we can refresh your OneNote page</SPAN><SPAN>!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>We’re rolling out drag to sync so you can s</SPAN><SPAN>i</SPAN><SPAN>mply drag your finger down the page to refresh your OneNote page</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Drag to Sync.gif" style="width: 194px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/172350iF1A0AE6946526B3B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Drag to Sync.gif" alt="Drag to Sync.gif" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>All&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>of</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>these updates are rolling out now</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;so expect to see them soon</SPAN><SPAN>!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Besides these updates</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;we have also been listening to your feedback&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>and</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;have worked hard to improve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>your note</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>taking</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>experience&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>on</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;OneNote for</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;Android&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>so you can copy/paste, undo/redo, and move&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>objects</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;easily and accurately</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;as well as take advantage of the improved inking experience</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>We hope you enjoy these updates for OneNote&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;Android&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>—</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;we love our users and want to improve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>your</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;OneNote experience</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;so please give&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>us your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>feedback&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>right in</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;the</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;app</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;Want to try our Google Beta?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Sign up</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>And be sure to join our <A href="#" target="_self">Tech Community</A> to stay up to date with the latest!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 25 Feb 2020 01:55:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/we-lt-3-onenote-for-android/ba-p/1185648 OneNotePM 2020-02-25T01:55:59Z Calendaring is Tricky and That Might be Why You Were An Hour Late to that Meeting https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/calendaring-is-tricky-and-that-might-be-why-you-were-an-hour/ba-p/1168031 <DIV class="lia-message-body-wrapper lia-component-message-view-widget-body"> <DIV id="bodyDisplay" class="lia-message-body"> <DIV class="lia-message-body-content"> <P>Writing code for calendaring features is hard. Some of you might say writing any kind of code is hard, and you might have a point, but calendaring is particularly tricky. Why’s that? Well, consider time zones for a start – a meeting you set up isn’t necessarily in the same time as it is for me, and then you also invited people, from a whole bunch of other time zones (did you know some time zones are 30 mins off, not a full hour?), and then you made the meeting recurring, not every week, but every third Monday, except for next month, when it’s on Tuesday… and so on and so forth. But you got a meeting set up, all good.</P> <P>And then one of the attendees happens to live in a country that decided to implement Daylight Saving Time (DST) and change the local time by an hour. Just in that country.</P> <P>And we have an good example, as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">Brazil changed their DST rules in 2019</A> to eliminate DST and those changes are coming up very soon and they might impact users even with the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">latest OS updates applied</A>. Users may see various issues with "off by an hour" calendar items when using the Brasilia time zone.</P> <P>Sometimes we get caught out by a DST change made by a country, or a particular change needs us to code something new to account for it, and for the most part we make it so you don’t notice. But despite our best efforts sometimes users notice meetings are off by an hour. Then the users call you, their IT Pro to complain.</P> <P>What do you do? There are a number of things we recommend, and so we wanted to share some simple advice on what to do, if it happens.</P> <P>The “off by one hour” issue can vary widely in terms of scope and symptom, although it is typically limited to <STRONG><EM>recurring appointments and meetings</EM></STRONG>. For example, a user might report:</P> <UL> <LI>Every single recurring meeting is off by an hour, but only in Outlook on the Web (OWA).&nbsp; The meetings render correctly in Outlook for Windows.</LI> <LI>Only a few meetings are off by an hour, but they show incorrectly in both OWA and in Outlook for Windows.</LI> <LI>Only exceptions to a recurring meeting are off by an hour, and only for attendees, not for the organizer.</LI> <LI>Only existing meetings that were created BEFORE the Windows Operating System DST patches were applied are off by an hour.</LI> <LI>Some other possible variation of meeting creation, attendee vs organizer, all vs some, OWA or Outlook desktop, etc.</LI> </UL> <P>The #1 best thing you can do to avoid seeing these issues in the first place is to keep your client software and operating system up to date. Sorry if that’s obvious to you, but the OS is the master time source for the client (in OWA’s case that means Exchange Online), and sometimes these DST patches require an update to Windows/Mac/Linux – so keep them patched. Sometimes we need to patch Outlook for Windows, Mac, iOS or Android, and so keeping the client up to date can prevent these issues from showing up. There’s a strong case to be made here for switching to Office 365 ProPlus and having updates regularly applied.</P> <P>These DST issues can also require server-side changes. Exchange Online does all that for you, of course. In an on-premises world you need to update your servers, so make sure you keep up to date on Cumulative Updates (CU's) for Exchange and OS updates.</P> <P>Assuming you’ve done all that, your clients and servers/services are up to date – what then?</P> <P>You need to figure out how large the scope of this issue is for your users. Is it every user? Is it Outlook for Windows only? What about OWA, does that work? Because the easiest thing might be to have the user switch to another client app until you figure it out.</P> <P>If it’s only a subset of users (as you only have a small number of users in that geography where DST changed the time) perhaps you decide to manually ‘fix’ the meetings. If so, here’s what we suggest;</P> <OL> <LI>Make sure the DST patches/updates are in place.</LI> <LI>Make sure you note any existing meeting exceptions that might exist if the problem meeting is recurring.</LI> <LI>Have the organizer cancel the meeting that is problematic.</LI> <LI>Have the organizer create and send a new meeting so that the start time correctly takes into account the new DST rules.</LI> <LI>Recreate the needed exceptional instances.</LI> </OL> <P>We also see cases where users ‘fixed’ their meetings ahead of a patch/update by just dragging them to the ‘correct’ start time, which then results in them breaking again when updates are installed (and their automatic changes come into effect) – that’s confusing but it’s all the same issue.</P> <P>We realize re-creating the meeting series is a bit inconvenient, but that’s because time zone rule information is stored on the meeting itself and re-creating it on a patched machine will ensure the correct rules are being used for that series. And it’s often the quickest solution. But what if the impact is too large to handle that way, and you’ve made sure your clients are patched – then you should call into support and get some advice.</P> <P>On multiple occasions we have made service side changes in Exchange Online to ‘fix’ it there. Those changes do make it to on-prem, but not until the next CU typically.</P> <P>We give you a lot of flexibility in how you can create meetings (and we are not done improving meetings by a long shot) but it sometimes feels like it’s something of a minor miracle any of us ever get to meet and talk to each other at all, it really is. We celebrate people meeting every day, and we work really hard on this stuff, all the time, to make sure changes such as DST are accounted for.</P> <P>We’re working on the Brazilian DST issue very hard right now, but we want to call it out so admins with users in that timezone are aware, and have a chance to make sure patches are applied, users are aware and so on. We’ll get things patched and fixed in time, no doubt, but we thought this a good time to broadly discuss DST, what it means, what you can do, and why writing code for calendaring can sometimes be a bit hard.</P> <P><FONT color="#ff9900">The Office 365 Calendaring Team</FONT></P> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:07:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/calendaring-is-tricky-and-that-might-be-why-you-were-an-hour/ba-p/1168031 Greg Taylor - EXCHANGE 2020-02-11T22:07:14Z Update to Microsoft Search in Bing through Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">On January 22, 2020 we&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announced</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;advance that the Microsoft Search in Bing&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">browser&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">extension would be made available through Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus&nbsp;on Windows devices starting at the end of February.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Since then, we’ve heard from many customers who are excited about the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">value Microsoft Search provides through Bing</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and the simplicity of deploying that value through Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With Microsoft Search</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">integrated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, Bing becomes a single search engine for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">users&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to find what they need - both from inside their&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">organization</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and the public web.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">But we’ve also heard concerns about the way we were planning to roll this value out</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Most importantly, we heard that customers don't want Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">change search defaults without an opt-in,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">they need a way to govern these changes on&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">unmanaged devices</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Based on your feedback, we are making a few changes to our plan:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension will not be automatically deployed with Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Through a new toggle in Microsoft 365 admin center, administrators will be able to opt in to deploy the browser extension to their organization through Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In the near term, Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus&nbsp;will only deploy the browser extension to AD-joined devices, even within organizations that have opted in.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In the future we will add specific settings to govern the deployment of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;extension to unmanaged devices</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We will continue to provide end users who receive the extension with control over their search engine preference</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Due to these changes, the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft Search in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Bing extension will not ship&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">with</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">V</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ersion 2002 of Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus. We will provide an updated timeline for this rollout over the next few weeks</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For more detailed information about deploying Microsoft Search in Bing through Office 365&nbsp;ProPlus, please refer to this&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">support article</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Learn more about&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">rolling out Microsoft Search in Bing to your organization by reading this&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">user adoption guide</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Thank you for your ongoing feedback</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. P</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">lease continue to share with us</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;through&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">UserVoice</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN></P> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030 Office_365_Team 2020-02-11T14:00:00Z Updates to Office.com and the Office 365 app launcher https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/updates-to-office-com-and-the-office-365-app-launcher/ba-p/1150503 <P>Office.com is the URL for an experience that we’ve been <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">building</A> for a couple of years. We designed it to be your work hub experience and help you quickly get to the apps, tools, documents, and content you use on a daily basis. We’ve also brought intelligence into the experience that customizes the experience based on your activities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 687px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/168970i4DC90E7CA5689BD6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="Figure 1 - Office.com home page" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 1 - Office.com home page</span></span></P> <P>Office.com includes the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 app launcher</A>, which opens when you click the app launcher icon . The app launcher, which in addition to Office.com is also available across the suite, is a menu of your Office 365 apps and services that makes opening and switching between apps easy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="clipboard_image_1.png" style="width: 687px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/168972i3AA76CBA0096946C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_1.png" alt="Figure 2 - Office 365 app launcher" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 2 - Office 365 app launcher</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re rolling out some changes to the way pinned applications work on Office.com and in the app launcher:</P> <OL> <LI>We’ve provided admin controls in the Azure Active Directory portal that enable admins with the Cloud application administrator, Application administrator or Global administrator role to pin up to three apps to Office.com and the app launcher. Any app added by an admin can be unpinned by the user at any time. Office.com and the app launcher are now one experience and will show the same set of apps.</LI> <LI>There’s no need to manually pin apps to the app launcher because the system now automatically pins apps for you based on usage. Any app added automatically can be unpinned at any time.</LI> <LI>In the previous experience, apps were removed after they were unused for a certain period of time. In the updated experience, apps will remain until manually unpinned.</LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="clipboard_image_2.png" style="width: 687px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/168973i5A0AE587B3DD5417/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_2.png" alt="Figure 3 - Office 365 gallery" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 3 - Office 365 gallery</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re also rolling out a change that provides admins through the Azure Active Directory portal with the ability to group apps and customize the view of the Office 365 gallery. The Office 365 gallery enables you to explore and learn about available applications. This customization can be done via the “collections” blade in the Azure Active Directory admin portal. For information on how to do this, see&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create collections on the My Apps portal</A>.</P> <P><BR />Customers will see these changes rolled out soon. We welcome your comments and feedback so be sure to let us know what you think of these changes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>--The Office.com and app launcher team</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:41:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/updates-to-office-com-and-the-office-365-app-launcher/ba-p/1150503 Scott Schnoll 2020-02-04T17:41:54Z Office Cloud Policy Service integrated with the Microsoft Endpoint Manager portal https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-cloud-policy-service-integrated-with-the-microsoft/ba-p/1148887 <P>The latest update to Microsoft Endpoint Manager includes integration with the Office Cloud Policy Service, giving admins the ability to create and manage Office app policies directly within the Microsoft Endpoint Manager portal.&nbsp; Visit&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/</A>&nbsp;and take a look at 'Policies for Office apps'.&nbsp; To learn more about the Office Cloud Policy Service visit our documentation here:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/overview-office-cloud-policy-service</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/168733i7610372BFE0B7FA2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span></P> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:13:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-cloud-policy-service-integrated-with-the-microsoft/ba-p/1148887 Chris Hopkins 2020-02-03T21:13:02Z Introducing – and Managing – Microsoft Search in Bing through Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974 <H2>Important!</H2> <P><BR /><STRONG>Based on customer feedback, we’re making a few changes to the plan to roll out the extension for Microsoft Search in Bing. Based on these changes, the rollout will not start with Version 2002. For more information about these changes, read this&nbsp;<A title="Original URL: https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030. Click or tap if you trust this link." href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified">announcement</A>.</STRONG><BR /><BR />Customers tell us they want easier ways to manage their environments while delivering more productivity value to their employees. This includes helping people quickly find the information they need, a potentially frustrating prospect given the sheer and constantly growing volume of content within an organization. To help IT solve this -- and to do so in a way that is easy for you to manage -- we are offering the Microsoft Search in Bing extension to Office 365 ProPlus customers starting at the end of February.<SUP>1,2</SUP> To help you prepare, we want to share guidance on how you can configure Office 365 ProPlus updates to best meet your organization’s search needs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Search in Bing</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Bing is a gateway to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Search</A>, a unified enterprise search solution that provides contextual work-related information using data sources in Office 365 including SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Exchange. Microsoft Search delivers personalized results surfaced by the Microsoft Graph&nbsp;to make search in your organization more effective, increase productivity, and save everyone time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Employees can search for colleagues by typing the title, team name, or even office location into the address bar. They can also search for office location and get answers that show floor plans for directions. They can even get definitions for company acronyms.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As part of Microsoft 365, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Search</A> is on by default for all Microsoft apps that support it. &nbsp;This update is designed to enable an accessible and familiar entry point for your users: a search engine.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4owM1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="width: 960px; height: 540px;" class="video-iframe"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Deploy Microsoft Search through Office 365 ProPlus</STRONG></P> <P>You have told us that you want a single tool to deploy all desktop components of Office 365. To simplify the process of deploying Microsoft Search, we’re making the Microsoft Search in Bing extension available through Office 365 ProPlus with version 2002, alongside Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams. This extension will be&nbsp;installed with new installations&nbsp;of Office 365 ProPlus&nbsp;and when existing installations are updated.&nbsp;If Bing is already the default search engine, the extension&nbsp;will not&nbsp;get installed.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Honor your users’ search preferences</STRONG></P> <P>If you don’t want to deploy the extension to your users, you can exclude it by using the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Deployment Tool</A>&nbsp;or Group Policy. There are also ways to exclude it if you’re using&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (current&nbsp;branch)</A>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Intune</A>. For more&nbsp;information&nbsp;about&nbsp;how to manage the&nbsp;extension,&nbsp;read&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article.&nbsp;</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Even if you deploy the Microsoft Search in Bing extension with Office 365 ProPlus, users will still have an opportunity to choose their search engine. The first time your users open Google Chrome after the extension for Microsoft Search in Bing is installed, they will have an option to change back their search preferences by taking a few simple steps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Mockup.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/166654i4F622B12179152B6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Mockup.png" alt="Mockup of the search toggle in Chrome browsers (subject to change)." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Mockup of the search toggle in Chrome browsers (subject to change).</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about the user benefits of this change by downloading the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Search in Bing Adoption Kit</A> (zip file) and this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user adoption guide</A>. As always, please visit our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/bd-p/O365ProPlus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tech Community page</A> to learn more about Office 365 ProPlus, and share your&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">feedback and insights</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Footnotes</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>This change is enabled for new and existing Office 365 ProPlus installations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As we add locations, we will notify admins through the Message Center.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>The extension will be released to the Monthly Channel in late February 2020. Release for the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel are coming soon.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:14:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974 Office_365_Team 2020-02-11T17:14:13Z Streamline deployment and management of Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/streamline-deployment-and-management-of-microsoft-teams-with/ba-p/1100293 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As more and more Office 365 customers adopt Microsoft Teams, we’ve heard from many of you that you want to deploy and manage Teams the same way you deploy and manage other Office 365 apps. To streamline that process, we made Teams available through Office 365 ProPlus alongside Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive. We first provided this option to customers on the monthly channel</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-365-Blog/Teams-is-coming-to-Office-365-Business-amp-Office-365-ProPlus/ba-p/725481" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">several months</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ago. Starting on January 14, 2020, customers on the semi-annual channel will start to receive Teams through Office 365 ProPlus as well. With that date approaching, we want to remind you how to configure Office 365 ProPlus and Teams updates to meet the needs of your organization.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">D</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eploy&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">and manage&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;through Office 365 ProPlus</SPAN></I></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If you are an&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ex</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ting&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Office 365 ProPlus&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">(</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">or</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Office 365 Business)&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">customer on the semi-annual channel, Teams will be included in your organization’s next update&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">starting</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">January 14, 2020</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, as a part of the normal update process.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If you’re ready for Teams to be deployed on your users’ machines, you don’t need to take any action.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can l</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">earn more</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;how to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">adopt Teams&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">in this article</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">If Teams is already installed&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;a user’s machine, there will be no impact when the semi-annual update rolls out.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Learn more about&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">how Teams updates</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, after it is installed.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">C</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ustomize&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Teams deployment&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">as a part of&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Office 365 ProPlus</SPAN></I></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">While the number of customers using Teams continues to grow, we recognize that not all customers are ready for Teams to be automatically deployed on their users’ machines.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">You can manage your preferences and configure each Office 365 ProPlus app&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">using</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Group Policy</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or the Office Deployment 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/></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Visit our&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/bd-p/O365ProPlus" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Tech Community page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to learn more about&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Office 365 ProPlus</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN></P> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/streamline-deployment-and-management-of-microsoft-teams-with/ba-p/1100293 Office_365_Team 2020-01-10T14:00:00Z Security Baseline recommendations now available in Office Cloud Policy Service https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/security-baseline-recommendations-now-available-in-office-cloud/ba-p/1097622 <P>We are pleased to announce a new feature in the Office Cloud Policy Service that will allow you to easily find and configure policies that are recommended by Microsoft as security baseline policies.&nbsp; If you are not familiar with Microsoft Office Security Baselines take a look at this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To easily identify Security Baseline policies, we have added a new column to the policy table called ‘Recommendation’.&nbsp; If the policy is recommended as a Security Baseline you will see the policy tagged as such in this column.&nbsp; You can also use the column filter to limit the view to only policies that are tagged as Security Baseline.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture1.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/164353i6F61662015B9203F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture1.png" alt="Picture1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The experience to configure these policies has also been optimized as the policy is preconfigured with the recommended settings.&nbsp; You can simply review the policy behavior and click OK to accept the recommended configuration.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture2.png" style="width: 884px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/164354i475E4920CBC4B20C/image-dimensions/884x625?v=v2" width="884" height="625" role="button" title="Picture2.png" alt="Picture2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If the recommended configuration does not meet your needs, you can select to manually configure the policy and configure the settings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For additional information about the Office Cloud Policy Service please refer to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 23:04:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/security-baseline-recommendations-now-available-in-office-cloud/ba-p/1097622 Chris Hopkins 2020-01-08T23:04:16Z Troubleshooting Office Cloud Policy Service (OCPS) https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/troubleshooting-office-cloud-policy-service-ocps/ba-p/1070242 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Office cloud policy service</A> (OCPS) is a cloud-based service that enables you to apply policy settings for Office 365 ProPlus on a user’s device.&nbsp; The policy settings roam to whichever device the user signs into and uses Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp; As end users become increasingly mobile, IT Pros need a single approach to secure Office 365 ProPlus for traditional on-premises domain devices, Azure AD registered devices, Azure AD Joined, and Hybrid Azure AD joined devices.&nbsp; OCPS applies to all scenarios above without the need to download and replicate any content such as Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) on-premises.&nbsp; The goal of this blog is to provide some transparency of how the service works to help IT Pros during their validation phase and to encourage transition from classic domain-based policy to OCPS service for Office 365 ProPlus.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Requirements of OCPS</STRONG></U></P> <P>1. At least Version 1808 (August 2018) of Office 365 ProPlus<BR />2. User accounts created in or synchronized to Azure Active Directory (AAD). The user must be signed into Office 365 ProPlus with an AAD based account.<BR />3. Security groups created in or synchronized to Azure Active Directory (AAD), with the appropriate users added to those groups.<BR />4. To create a policy configuration, you must be assigned one of the following roles in Azure Active Directory (AAD): Global Administrator, Security Administrator, or Office Apps Admin.<BR />5. Connectivity to addresses below. Microsoft recommends proxy bypass\whitelist for these URLs<BR />*.manage.microsoft.com, *.officeconfig.msocdn.com, config.office.com over 443</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Steps to perform proof of concept and validation</STRONG></U><BR />1. Create a test user, ours will be “Kasper Graf”, kgraf@contoso.com.<BR />2. Create security group “OCPS Service Validation” and add user to group within Active Directory Users and Computers.<BR />3. Allow AAD Connect to synchronize user and group to Azure AD. (lunch break :)</img> or force synchronization via commands below)</P> <PRE>(optional) From AAD Connect Server and elevated PowerShell, run the following commands:<BR />PS C:\WINDOWS\system32&gt;import-module adsync<BR />PS C:\WINDOWS\system32&gt;Set-ADSyncScheduler -NextSyncCyclePolicyType Delta<BR />PS C:\WINDOWS\system32&gt;Start-ADSyncSyncCycle</PRE> <P>Browse Azure AD portal and explore Users – All Users, select Kasper Graf and then Groups. Verify that group “OCPS Service Validation” has been assigned and source says, “Windows Server AD”. This confirms user and group were synced into Azure AD successfully and we can proceed to next steps.<BR />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A title="Create your first OCPS policy" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create your first OCPS policy</A> and select “Create” button:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create1.png" style="width: 751px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162150iBF6A52D884B1692C/image-dimensions/751x321?v=v2" width="751" height="321" role="button" title="Create1.png" alt="Create1.png" /></span></P> <P>5. Complete input fields, when selecting assigned security group input “OCPS” and service should filter results to “OCPS Service Validation” group.&nbsp; Next, define a policy.&nbsp; For the demo, I&nbsp;chose policy "VBA Macro Notification Settings", "Enabled" where VBA Macro Notification Settings are set to "Disable all with notification".&nbsp; &nbsp;Once selections have been made “Create” or “Save”.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162153i1222DBF34FBDA886/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create4.png" alt="Create4.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162154iE0CDFF0226F4F427/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create3.png" alt="Create3.png" /></span></P> <P>6. From Policy Management, we can now see our policy exists.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/162156iA72E760D5CE754B7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create2.png" alt="Create2.png" /></span></P> <P>So, we’ve got a policy, we’ve assigned it to a security group containing our test user, our next step is to validate. My test machine happens to be classic on-premises domain joined machine. My user, Kasper Graf, is signed in with his normal Active Directory credentials which is displayed in upper right hand corner of Word.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="signin.png" style="width: 338px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163903i82378C603B7A2EA1/image-dimensions/338x201?v=v2" width="338" height="201" role="button" title="signin.png" alt="signin.png" /></span></P> <P>Traditional Group Policy uses Client-Side Extensions in Windows to apply policy every 90 minutes.&nbsp; IT Pros can force policy by using command line “gpupdate /force” and inspect\verify registry as well as application behavior prior to broad deployment.&nbsp; OCPS checks for policy upon initial Office application launch, calls into cloud service endpoints listed above, determines policy applicability based on group membership and priority assignment and registry keys are populated.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Specifically, there are two locations of interest in registry.</P> <P>1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\<STRONG>CloudPolicy</STRONG>\<BR />This will contain information about FetchInterval, 90 minutes is default, as well as record of Last Fetch Time and Last Payload Hash.</P> <P><BR />2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\<STRONG>Cloud</STRONG>. This key will contain path to registry keys representing the policy assignment. For example, ours will be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\<STRONG>Cloud</STRONG>\Office\16.0\word\security<BR />Vbawarnings = 2 (DWORD)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>IT Pros can achieve the same behavior of gpupdate by simply deleting the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\<STRONG>CloudPolicy</STRONG>, close Office application and relaunch to fetch policy.&nbsp; I typically use tools like <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Process Monitor</A> to help trust\verify operations of this type with filters such as “Path” contains “CloudPolicy” or where Operation is “RegSetValue” etc.&nbsp; Opening a Word document containing a Macro displaying warning with notification as expected.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Warning.png" style="width: 416px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/163904iAE412FE77309DBBA/image-dimensions/416x218?v=v2" width="416" height="218" role="button" title="Warning.png" alt="Warning.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Advanced troublshooting</STRONG></U></P> <P>The OCPS client on Win32 is built into the C2R service. The C2R service runs as SYSTEM on the device and is not aware of the active user(s). When you launch one of the Win32 Office apps (like Word) the user token is passed to C2R by the app and then C2R is able to call the OCPS service with the user token and request the policies. This makes it difficult to troubleshoot as the traffic to the service is managed via this SYSTEM process.<BR />Below is the set of steps needed to monitor the HTTPS traffic running under the SYSTEM account on the Win32 device.<U><STRONG><BR /></STRONG></U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Setup</STRONG><BR />Tools you need<BR />- Fiddler (or some tool to monitor the HTTPS traffic and decrypt the HTTPS traffic)<BR />By monitoring and decrypting the HTTPS traffic you will be able to see the content that is sent and received via the OCPS check in service.<BR />In Fiddler there is a configuration option that allows Fiddler to decrypt HTTPS traffic by installing a trusted certificate on the target machine. Without this you cannot decrypt the content.</P> <P><BR />- The ability to run Fiddler as SYSTEM on the Win32 device<BR />runassystem.exe is a small tool available from a third party, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://apreltech.com/</A>.<BR />This tool allows you to specify an EXE to launch in a new process that is run under SYSTEM.<BR />There are other tools and methods available to accomplish this.<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://sourceforge.net/projects/runassystem/</A>&nbsp;<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-program-as-system-localsystem-account-windows/</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Steps to troubleshoot<BR /></STRONG></U>1. Shut down all Office apps<BR />2. Delete the OCPS registry hives<BR />3. Launch runassystem.exe and accept the elevation prompt.<BR />4. Provide runassystem.exe the path and EXE of Fiddler<BR />5. Launch Word and monitor the traffic<U><STRONG><BR /></STRONG></U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>What you should see<BR /></STRONG></U>You should see a call to ocps.manage.microsoft.com to retrieve the policies for the user and a call to ocps.manage.microsoft.com to send the acknowledgement that the policies were received and the health status.<U><STRONG><BR /></STRONG></U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Call to retrieve</STRONG></U><BR />The retrieval of policies includes a JSON payload that contains the policies and their values. Select the item in Fiddler and review the payload using the JSON tab.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OCPS2.png" style="width: 879px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213361i168F4F3C6FA7696C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OCPS2.png" alt="OCPS2.png" /></span></P> <P>Each configured policy is detailed in the JSON response showing the policy ID (ParentSettingId), the data type (Type) and the value name and value.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OCPS3.png" style="width: 357px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213362i1BC56EBE079C967A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OCPS3.png" alt="OCPS3.png" /></span></P> <P>ParentSettingId<BR />If the policy is an ADMX based policy you will see this as [admxfile][admx id]. Ex. office16;L_UseOfficeForLabeling. You can look up L_UseOfficeForLabeling in the office16.admx file.<BR />If the policy is not an ADMX based policy you will see this as [app][policy id] as defined by the app team. Ex. cortana;C_AllowBingAnswersInCortana. There is no reference for these policies as they are only defined in the OCPS policy library.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U>Call to </U><U>acknowledge</U></P> <P>The call to the /ack API is passed details on the payload that was received by the client and the success status for writing to the client.</P> <P>The JSON data will contain the device name, platform and Office version as well as Success or Failure and additional failure information if needed.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OCPS4.png" style="width: 887px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213363i9D340163DCA99A6F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OCPS4.png" alt="OCPS4.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OCPS5.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/213364i60B78935FBEEF1CE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OCPS5.png" alt="OCPS5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>FAQ:</STRONG></U><BR /><STRONG>How does conflict resolution work if the same policy is set via traditional domain-based policy as well as OCPS?</STRONG><BR />OCPS takes priority if there are any conflicts with traditional domain-based policies.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Computer accounts within my organization don't have direct internet access and sit behind a proxy.&nbsp; With this configuration I've noticed OCPS doesn't work even though the User does have access to all required Office 365 URLs?</STRONG></P> <P>We have added proxy and User Impersonation support to address this issue.&nbsp; The tentative release date is 2020 September SAC-T and 2021 January SAC.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Currently policies are limited to user settings. Are there plans on adding machine settings?</STRONG><BR />Yes. This has been accepted and currently is in our backlog. We hope to have this available next year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Group Policy provides a view of all policies on the device or for the specified user. Does OCPS support this?</STRONG><BR />Currently OCPS does not provide a list of all Office policies applied to a specific user or device. This is on our backlog and we hope to have this available next year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Will OCPS support other platforms such as MacOS, Android and iOS?</STRONG><BR />Yes, OCPS in the future will also support additional platforms such as MacOS, Android and iOS. We will create additional blog postings per platform once features are generally available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are there any environments where OCPS is not available?</STRONG></P> <P>The Office cloud policy service isn't available to customers who have the following plans: Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, Office 365 Germany, Office 365 GCC, or Office 365 GCC High and DoD.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Change log</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>8/19/2020 Updated to include more prescriptive guidance for troubleshooting</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV> <DIV><SPAN style="color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px;">The Author</SPAN></DIV> </DIV> <P>This blog post is brought to you by Dave Guenthner, a Senior Premier Field Engineer and “ProPlus Ranger” at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:12:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/troubleshooting-office-cloud-policy-service-ocps/ba-p/1070242 Dave Guenthner 2020-08-19T19:12:22Z Office 365 Groups @ Ignite - Recap https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-groups-ignite-recap/ba-p/1036796 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 Groups</A> is the membership service that drives teamwork and powers collaboration across Microsoft 365. With Office 365 Groups, a group of people can access and share a collection of collaboration resources, such as a&nbsp;shared Outlook inbox,&nbsp;calendar,&nbsp;SharePoint document library, a&nbsp;Planner, a Team, and more.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recently, at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite 2019</A> in Orlando, FL, the Office 365 Groups team delivered several session that included announcements of enhancements and new innovations for Office 365 Groups, such as new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/User-Activity-based-Expiration-Policy-for-Office-365-groups-is/ba-p/942877" target="_blank" rel="noopener">user activity-based expiration policy for Office 365 Groups</A>, and the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Groups/Introducing-the-Groups-Admin-Role/m-p/978995" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Groups Admin role</A>, and best practices, such as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">creating a governance plan</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enabling self-service</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">leveraging analytics to understand usage</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Office 365 Groups breakout sessions highlighted innovations across Outlook Mobile, Outlook Desktop, Outlook on the Web, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 admin center, SharePoint Site URL Rename, Identity Governance, Yammer, and more. In case you missed it, you can view the Office 365 Groups sessions on-demand, and download the slide decks, as well.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE style="width: 100%; border-collapse: collapse; height: 360px;" border="1"> <TBODY> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;">Session Code</TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Description</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADM20</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Addressing top management issues with users and groups</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="width: 50px; height: 30px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK2052</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">What's new and what's next: SharePoint and OneDrive administration</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK2056</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Embrace Office 365 Groups: What's new and what's next</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK2058</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Deploy Office 365 groups at scale to power Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Yammer, and SharePoint</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK2210</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Finding your collaboration sweet spot with Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Teams, and Yammer</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK2233</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">The future of Yammer: Share knowledge, engage leaders, and build communities in Microsoft 365</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BRK3264</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px;">Transform collaboration and fight shadow IT with Office 365 groups</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">THR2091</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Master sharing and permissions of Office 365 in 20 minutes</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">THR2251</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">How Microsoft empowers employees through self-service collaboration while still protecting the company in Office 365</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">THR3043</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups PowerShell MasterClass</TD> </TR> <TR style="height: 30px;"> <TD style="height: 30px; width: 50px;"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">THR3083</A></TD> <TD style="width: 181px; height: 30px;">Office 365 Groups: Ask us anything</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We're also taking the learning path session for Office 365 Groups (Embrace Office 365 Groups: What's new and what's next) on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite The Tour</A>, so if you would like to see it live, and interact with Office 365 Groups experts, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">register</A> now for a city near you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="Microsoft Ignite The Tour" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-Ignite-The-Tour-2019/What-s-new-and-what-s-next-Embrace-Office-365-Group/m-p/907332" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_0.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/159223iEE7BB894C73803E8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="clipboard_image_0.png" alt="clipboard_image_0.png" /></span></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>--The Office 365 Groups Team</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clipboard_image_1.jpeg" style="width: 269px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/159216i5213568AC45F9911/image-dimensions/269x208?v=v2" width="269" height="208" role="button" title="clipboard_image_1.jpeg" alt="clipboard_image_1.jpeg" /></span></P> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 20:18:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-groups-ignite-recap/ba-p/1036796 Scott Schnoll 2019-11-27T20:18:07Z New functionality to make it easier to customize, manage, and secure Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-functionality-to-make-it-easier-to-customize-manage-and/ba-p/1003047 <P>At Microsoft, we’re committed to protecting your data and helping your organization stay current and secure in today’s fast-moving, complex technology environment. And we’ve designed new innovations for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 ProPlus</A> to do just that. As announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 last week, we introduced:<BR /><BR /></P> <UL> <LI>An update to the Office cloud policy service.</LI> <LI>Deeper integration for managing Office 365 for Mac using Jamf Pro.</LI> <LI>New tools for Configuration Manager to better plan Office deployment projects.</LI> <LI>New security features for the Office client.</LI> <LI>New Group Policy setting to enable users to install Insider builds.</LI> </UL> <P><BR />Together, these new functionalities help you more efficiently adopt, deploy, and manage Office 365 ProPlus—regardless of the size of your organization and the platform you choose.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Cross-platform support* for the Office cloud policy service<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P>The Office cloud policy service—initially announced for Windows earlier this year—is a cloud-based service that enables IT admins to enforce policy settings for Office 365 ProPlus users. The settings are enforced across devices, whether domain-joined, Azure Active Directory (AAD)-joined, or completely unmanaged. In short, the policy settings roam with the user.<BR /><BR /></P> <P>Today, we’re introducing an update to add cross-platform support for Office on the web, Android, Mac*, and iOS* devices, giving administrators the ability to manage Office policies from a single portal for all their Office users. To learn more, read <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>Easier Office 365 for Mac management using Jamf Pro<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P>Today, we're announcing deeper integration for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">managing Office 365 using Jamf Pro</A>. Our integration with the new Application and Custom Settings experience, which was demonstrated at the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC), allows IT admins to easily set Office 365 policies using a familiar forms-based interface. Mac administrators can centrally configure security, privacy, and update policies to deliver the very best Office 365 experience to their users, including:<BR /><BR /></P> <UL> <LI>Enabling friction-free sign-on to Office 365</LI> <LI>Controlling privacy and telemetry options</LI> <LI>Reducing the attack surface for sensitive devices</LI> <LI>Increasing compliance levels through feature enablement</LI> <LI>Lowering support costs by implementing desired update workflows</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>Pilot health and inventory tools to deploy faster<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P>We’ve brought a pair of updates to the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager—you probably know it as Config Manager—to help IT admins streamline parts of the device upgrade process. The first of these shows the health of pilot devices as it relates to a forthcoming upgrade. Pilots are a subset of devices you’ve selected to validate before deploying. With this update, that subset will also show the upgraded health of selected devices, including which are ready to upgrade right now. For those not ready, you can see what issues are blocking the upgrade and remediate those for faster deployment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The second update, which enhances your existing inventory tools, leverages device telemetry to determine which devices running Office 365 ProPlus are ready to update to newer release. This update also provides insight into issues that are blocking an immediate upgrade, giving you the information needed to remediate problem areas.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Pilot health and enhanced inventory tools are just the beginning. With 80% of Office 365 ProPlus admins using Config Manager, we’re continuing to prioritize upgrades for the Config Manager console—including features like recommended configurations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>Safe Documents and Application Guard for enhanced file protection<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>On Tuesday, we shared Safe Documents, a new capability that brings the power of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to Office 365 ProPlus.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN> When a user has a document in Protected View and wants to consider that document “trusted”, the field will be automatically checked against the ATP threat cloud before release.&nbsp;Admins will have advanced visibility and response capabilities, including alerts, logs, and visibility into similar threats across the enterprise. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>We also showed an early, live demo of Application Guard capabilities integrated with Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp;When available in mid-2020, Microsoft 365 customers will be able to open an untrusted Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file in a virtualized container instead of Protected View.&nbsp;From there, users will be able to view, print, edit, and save changes to untrusted Office documents—all while benefiting from hardware-level security.&nbsp;If the untrusted file is malicious, the attack is confined to the isolated container and the host machine is untouched. Users will be able to leverage Safe Documents to “trust” a document securely, and full reporting and audit trails will be available through ATP.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><EM><STRONG>Group Policy to allow users to experience&nbsp;Office Insider builds </STRONG></EM>&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></P> <P>Enabling your users to self-select into the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Insiders program</A> is as simple as delivering a policy.&nbsp; This can be done by using the Office Cloud Policy service which is available in config.office.com and via group policy. This policy makes it easy for you to enable which users can self-select their device to receive the Office Insider builds as they become available in order to try new features. Read more in this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Microsoft Teams deployed with Office 365 ProPlus<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P>As a quick reminder, when you update to Version 1908 of Office 365 ProPlus in January, Microsoft Teams will be rolled out to existing installations on the Semi-Annual Channel. Learn more about deploying Teams as part of Office 365 ProPlus in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Office 201</EM></STRONG><STRONG><EM>0 End of Support<BR /><BR /></EM></STRONG></P> <P>Finally, support for Office 2010 is ending in October 2020—but with Office 365 ProPlus, you can continue to stay current with the latest Office tools and security features, like the ones we described above. Read more in this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Catch up on all other Office 365 ProPlus deployment content recorded at Ignite by following <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Microsoft-Ignite-2019-Guide-to-Office-365-ProPlus-Deployment/ba-p/928034" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this guide</A>. As always, learn <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">what’s new in Office 365 ProPlus</A>, watch our YouTube <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deployment Insider channel</A>, and join <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Insider Program</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> <P>You may also find the following additional resources useful:</P> <UL> <LI>Office Apps deployment center <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://config.office.com/</A></LI> <LI>Office deployment content for IT Pros <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/deployoffice</A></LI> <LI>What's new in Office deployment for IT Pros <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/DeployOffice/whats-new-office-it-pros</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft 365 Enterprise documentation and resources <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/enterprise/</A></LI> <LI>Getting started deploying Office Insider builds <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://insider.office.com/en-us/business/deploy</A></LI> <LI>Office 365 ProPlus deployment assistance from FastTrack <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://fasttrack.microsoft.com</A></LI> </UL> <P><EM>*Office cloud policy service support for Mac and iOS devices is expected to roll out soon.</EM></P> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:02:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-functionality-to-make-it-easier-to-customize-manage-and/ba-p/1003047 Yana Terukhova 2019-11-13T00:02:52Z Your OneNote https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/your-onenote/ba-p/954922 <P><SPAN>From your flashes of inspiration at&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>2:00 AM&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the list of funny things your children say,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>or&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>that brilliant idea you had in the conference room,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>and</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>ever-</SPAN><SPAN>growing list of household&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>chores</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>—</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote holds the notes to your life</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>to track&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>all the things&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>you need to keep</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;in mind</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;but</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;simply don’t have room&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for in</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>overworked&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>brain</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>We enjoy the privilege of serving millions of customers</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;like you, who each have</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;unique&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>needs</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;and who use OneNote in unique ways</SPAN><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Over the past year, we’ve&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>been listening&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>to your passionate feedback&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>an</SPAN><SPAN>d are humbled by&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>your&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>consistent love for OneNote.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;We hear you loud and clear&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>—&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>you want to keep your notes your way!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>With that in mind, we’re</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;pleased to announce that we are</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN>continuing mainstream support for OneNote 2016&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN>beyond October 2020</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;so that you can continue using the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>version of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote that works&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>best&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for you.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>New support dates&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for OneNote 2016&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>now align with Office 2019 (</SPAN><SPAN>October 10,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>2023 for mainstream support and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>October 14,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>2025 for extended support)</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;We also want to make deployment&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>and installation&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>easier for organizations</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;and i</SPAN><SPAN>n</SPAN><SPAN>dividuals</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;so&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for Windows users,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>starting in March 2020,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>when you deploy or install Office 365 subscriptions that include the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Office&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>desk</SPAN><SPAN>t</SPAN><SPAN>op apps&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>or&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Office 2019,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote desktop app will be installed by default alongside Word,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Excel, and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>PowerPoint</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>If you’d like to install OneNote 2016 earlier, you can get it here:&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>aka.ms/InstallOneNote</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>And, of course,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote should look the way you want it</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;to.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>That’s why&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>this week we are rolling out <A href="#" target="_self"><STRONG>Dark Mode</STRONG></A></SPAN><A href="#" target="_self"><STRONG>&nbsp;for OneNote 2016</STRONG></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>This will be available for Office 365 subscribers and non-volume licensing Office 2019 customers.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;Dark Mode changes the app’s interface elements from light to dark. Using OneNote in this mode can improve readability in low light environments, increase legibility of the user interface as well as your notes, provide better contrast, and reduce eye strain.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>You might also use OneNote in Dark Mode simply as a personal preference</SPAN><SPAN>. The choice is yours!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="OneNote_2016_DarkMode(CROP)" style="width: 768px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154673i6134F6BA27E6AAF2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OneNote_2016_DarkMode(CROP)" alt="OneNote_2016_DarkMode(CROP)" /></span></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>We’re excited&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>about today’s announcements and we’ll&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>keep listening to you</SPAN><SPAN>r feedback</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;to make your OneNote better and better</SPAN><SPAN>! Please continue requesting features and telling us what you think via the in-app feedback</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>For more information&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>check out&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>our&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>OneNote&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>FAQ</SPAN></A><SPAN>!</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 02:04:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/your-onenote/ba-p/954922 OneNotePM 2019-11-05T02:04:06Z Microsoft Whiteboard now available for the web and integrated in Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-now-available-for-the-web-and-integrated-in/ba-p/973566 <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><SPAN style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; cursor: text; display: inline; float: none; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Whiteboard for the web and integration with Teams meetings, releases that continue our journey to enable people to ideate and create from any device, anywhere.&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><SPAN style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; cursor: text; display: inline; float: none; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="web.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154678i2E72392D08576D3F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="web.PNG" alt="web.PNG" /></span></SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Easily collaborate with others or access your boards from any device</FONT></H2> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Today we’re making Microsoft Whiteboard for the web available for all commercial Office customers. It is available on the all apps list under&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">office.com</A> or directly at <A href="#" target="_self">whiteboard.microsoft.com</A>. </FONT><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">We believe that the best results come when everyone participates and this release makes Whiteboard available on all your organization, school or employee devices including PCs, tablets and phones running Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. Whiteboard for the web provides the ability to collaborate in real-time with others as well as access your existing boards. </FONT><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Whiteboard for the web is an important part of the Whiteboard family of clients as it makes Whiteboard available on all devices and in Teams. We are starting from an experience that is focused on real-time inking but are committed to bringing additional functionality from our native apps over time.</FONT></P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><BR />&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154669i36C44615A83A68FE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office.png" alt="Office.png" /></span></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Run effective Teams meetings with Whiteboard</FONT></H2> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">We are excited to bring Whiteboard to Teams meetings. Customers can now easily add a whiteboard to any Teams meeting by clicking on Whiteboard under the Share option. The newly created whiteboard will be automatically shared with all meeting participants and available for them to start collaborating without leaving the Teams experience. A new Whiteboard tab will also be added to the meeting to make is easy to access the board after the meeting.<BR />Adding a Whiteboard to a Teams meeting is useful for a variety of scenarios such as diagramming collaboratively, expressing ideas, capturing agenda items and follow ups, remote training, and more. We can’t wait to learn how your organization will be using Whiteboard in meetings. Please share your stories below.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" style="width: 703px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/154444i0C65DBDEEC7C7342/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" alt="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" /></span></FONT></P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:40:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-now-available-for-the-web-and-integrated-in/ba-p/973566 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:40:20Z User Activity based Expiration Policy for Office 365 groups is now generally available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/user-activity-based-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is/ba-p/942877 <P>We are happy to announce the general availability of User Activity based Expiration Policy for Office 365 groups. This means any active groups covered by the expiration policy will be automatically renewed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We would like to draw your attention to a few resources available to you:&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Documentation will be updated shortly:<SPAN> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/admin/create-groups/office-365-groups-expiration-policy</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/groups-lifecycle</A></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>THANK YOU</STRONG> to all private preview participants for the feedback and comments you shared in this community. Please continue share your thoughts here. Also, please feel free to reach out to us on:</P> <UL> <LI>User Voice: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 groups</A></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN><STRONG>--</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>Office 365 Groups power collaboration across Office 365</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Collaboration is a key ingredient for the success of any organization. Office 365 groups, of the most used collaboration features in Microsoft 365 today, power the collaboration features across <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">apps</A>, including Outlook, Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint. Employees can create groups quickly and start collaborating with co-workers by sharing group documents, emails, and calendars.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>The twin problems&nbsp;of Groups Life cycle Management</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>As the number of Office 365 groups increases, an organization needs to strike a balance between cleaning up unused groups and ensuring any valuable groups do not get deleted unintentionally, causing data loss. Many of you have shared feedback about these challenges in groups lifecycle management.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>You say, we listen and act</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P>We heard your feedback, and we've made some changes! We are excited to announce the new version of expiration policy which ensures any group being actively used continues to be available, circumventing expiration. This feature makes life easier for users, including admins, group owners and members, by automating the expiration and renewal process by tracking groups for user activity across different apps, like Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, tied to the group.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>The new expiration&nbsp;policy&nbsp;puts&nbsp;group&nbsp;life cycle&nbsp;management&nbsp;on&nbsp;autopilot</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>The current Expiration policy allows you to set an expiration time frame for selected or all Office 365 groups . After the defined group lifetime, owners are asked to renew them if they are still needed. With this newly added intelligence, groups which are being actively used will be automagically renewed. This preempts the need for any manual action on the part of the group owners. This is based on user activity in groups across Office 365 apps like Outlook, SharePoint and Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Example</STRONG>:&nbsp; At Contoso, the administrator has configured the Group lifetime to be 180 days. Megan is the owner of the Contoso Marketing Office 365 Group, with Enrico and Alex as its members. Her group is set to expire the following month. If an owner or a member performs actions like uploading a document in SharePoint, visiting Teams channel or sending an email to the group in Outlook, the group is automatically renewed for another 180 days, and she does not get any expiry notifications.</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123624i4637AD5ED82B7A79/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 1.png" alt="Image 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Manual Controls</STRONG>: Group owners will continue to have the manual “delete”, “renew” option for granular control.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Soft Delete</STRONG>: Like before, groups which aren't renewed (either automatically based on activity or manually) will be soft deleted. Groups in “Soft-delete” state can still be restored within 30 days, after which the content is deleted permanently.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123623i433F1BE9C02BBCDE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 2.png" alt="Image 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>User actions for group auto-renewal: </STRONG>The following user actions will lead to automatic renewal of groups</P> <UL> <LI>SharePoint – View, Edit, Download, Move, Share, Upload Files</LI> <LI>Outlook – Join group, Read/write group message from group space, Like a message (OWA)</LI> <LI>Teams – Visit a Teams channels</LI> </UL> <P>We will continue to update this list to fine tune group auto-renewal experience.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Auditing and reporting:</STRONG> Administrators can get a list of auto-renewed groups from audit logs on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">azure portal</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Image 3_2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123974iE6081E88324C3CF0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 3_2.png" alt="Image 3_2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some quick steps to get you started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Getting started</STRONG></P> <P>Office 365 groups expiration policy can be configured from the Azure Active Directory portal, as well as programmatically via Azure Active Directory PowerShell. Please note you need an Azure AD Premium license. Below is a quick tutorial on how to get started with the functionality in the new Azure portal experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Create Expiration Policy: </STRONG>Sign into the Azure portal, select <STRONG>Azure Active Directory</STRONG>, go to the <STRONG>Groups</STRONG> tab and select <STRONG>Expiration</STRONG> under <STRONG>Settings</STRONG>. (More details <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>) .<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123621iAF9DD3AB0226F549/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 4.png" alt="Image 4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Set Group Life cycle: </STRONG>Specify the group lifetime in days and select which groups you want the expiration settings to apply to.</P> <P>Group owners will receive a renewal notification 30 days before the expiration date, and from that notification they can renew their group with a single click!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If there is no user activity in the group (and the owners don't manually renew their group) within the required time frame, their group will expire. Upon expiry it will stay in a “soft deleted” state for 30 days. Owners of deleted groups will receive a notification letting them know their group has been deleted and giving them the opportunity to restore their group within 30 days after its deletion date. The Group will be permanently deleted after 30 days.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Auto-renewal based on user activity</STRONG>: No explicit action is required to enable activity-based auto-renewal. If an the expiration policy is set for Office 365 groups, auto-renewal will be enabled by default.</P> <P>Learn more about how you can restore you group to recover all its content, including SharePoint, Planner, and Outlook -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">how to restore deleted Office 365 groups</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Note: The new version of Office 365 groups expiration feature is available for all Azure AD Premium customers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Let us know what you think!</STRONG></P> <P>We would love to hear your feedback! If you have any suggestions for us, questions, or issues to report, please leave a comment below. We're always looking for ways to improve.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>User Voice: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add security groups to Office 365 groups</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Best regards,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Salil Kakkar&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yuan Karppanen</P> <P>Program Manager&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;&nbsp; Program Manager</P> <P>Office 365 Groups&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; Azure Active Directory</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="twitter-3.png" style="width: 21px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123632i13075828B2867566/image-dimensions/21x21?v=v2" width="21" height="21" role="button" title="twitter-3.png" alt="twitter-3.png" /></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@salil_kakkar</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:41:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/user-activity-based-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is/ba-p/942877 Salil_Kakkar 2020-11-25T06:41:00Z Microsoft Ignite 2019 Guide to Office 365 ProPlus Deployment https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-ignite-2019-guide-to-office-365-proplus-deployment/ba-p/928034 <P>If you’re an Office IT Admin, get ready to learn the latest and greatest about Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus deployment at Ignite starting November 4. We’re very excited to announce the following sessions, workshops, speakers, and other learning opportunities to help you make your Office 365 ProPlus deployment and management success. Here is what we have lined up for you:<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best practices for deploying and managing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (BRK3087)</A></STRONG>. Amesh Mansukhani, a Principal Program Manager focused on helping enterprise organizations efficiently manage Office 365 ProPlus deployments, shares what's new from the Office engineering team on how to best deploy and manage Office 365 ProPlus within your environment. He’ll also walk through the deployment tools and discuss the best options to suit your environment.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's new in the Office Customization Tool (THR 30309)</A></STRONG>. Learn what's new in the Office Customization Tool for Office 365 ProPlus from Chris Hopkins, a Senior Program Manager on the Office Enterprise Lifecycle team responsible for the deployment and management experience for Office across Office 365, System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft Intune.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Best practices for compatibility assessment and Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus upgrades using Office Readiness in Configuration Manager <A href="#" target="_self">(BRK3090)</A></STRONG>. In this session, Tara Hanratty, a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Ireland who focuses on helping enterprises address compatibility concerns, will discuss best practices for upgrading to Office 365 ProPlus, including:</P> <UL> <LI>Evaluating Office readiness</LI> <LI>Using the Readiness Toolkit for advanced VBA readiness</LI> <LI>Discovering and remediating issues</LI> <LI>Deploying to “ready devices” with the right settings</LI> <LI>Identifying optimal pilots to unblock more devices</LI> <LI>Viewing health on deployed devices</LI> <LI>Viewing unblocked devices</LI> <LI>Advanced plug-in reports (accessibility)</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get to know the new Office Cloud Policy Service (THR3038)</A></STRONG>. If you are still managing Office policies using Group Policy Manager, but you want to move the cloud, come learn about the new Office Cloud Policy Service. Chris Hopkins will explain how you can use the Office Cloud Policy Service to manage policies for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on Windows, Mac, and Office on the web. He’ll also show you how to use built-in intelligence to provide security policy recommendations and baselines for simplifying management and compliance.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deploying and managing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (WRK3019)</A></STRONG>.</P> <DIV>In this workshop, J<SPAN>ohn Gruszczyk and&nbsp;</SPAN>Matt Philipenko, Senior Premier Field Engineer for Office Deployment, Servicing, and Activation and ProPlus Ranger, will cover deploying and managing Office.<BR /><BR /></DIV> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Office privacy controls and Diagnostic Data (BRK3088)</A></STRONG>. Office uses the power of the Microsoft Cloud to deliver exciting new capabilities to individuals and organizations. Diagnostic data helps Microsoft keep Office and these experiences secure, up to date, and performing as customers expect. Some organizations have wondered what happens to this data, how it's used, and how they might control the flow. Revolutionary change in product transparency over the past year means commercial customer IT departments can now control this data. In this session, you’ll gain a deep understanding about diagnostic data, identify the benefits of diagnostic data to your organization, learn about you can view and manage this data, and hear from a customer that has implemented the controls. This session is presented by Brian Albrecht and Steve Conn. Brian runs the Microsoft Office Data, Privacy, and Insights PM Team and is responsible for diagnostic data privacy and compliance with GDPR and next generation privacy regulations across the Office 365 client experiences. Steve has worked on Office and Windows in various marketing and engineering roles for 12 years.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>The future of Office: The insiders view and how we're making it easier for IT admins and organizations to deploy and use Office 365 ProPlus <A href="#" target="_self">(BRK3298)</A></STRONG>. Are you interested in what's being developed for Office 365 ProPlus deployment? In this panel, moderated by Amesh Mansukhani, Microsoft CVPs Aleš Holeček and Tara Roth dive deep into what we're bringing in the coming year to IT Admins and organizations around Office 365 ProPlus deployment. We also talk about the Office Insider program and why it's a necessary component to successful deployments. And, we’ll get some real-world feedback from several customers, including Thuy Mesina from Chevron and Jason Meyers from Mars, about their recent experiences with ProPlus deployment and the Office Insider program.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moving to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus? FastTrack is here to help! (BRK2177)</A></STRONG> Learn from the FastTrack experts Sean McLaren and Bryan Allen as they share deployment best practices and learnings from experience with customers moving to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. The clock is ticking on end of support for Windows 7, with the January 14, 2020 deadline quickly approaching. Learn how FastTrack can help you accelerate your upgrade to Windows 10 with Desktop Analytics and leverage your existing investments in System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll also learn how we can help you deploy Office 365 ProPlus, mitigate application compatibility issues with Desktop App Assure, and keep your devices up to date. FastTrack for Microsoft 365 is your advisor to help deploy Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, and leverage the value of Office in the cloud at no additional cost.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We look forward to seeing you at Ignite in Orlando, Florida starting November 4! Come talk with us at the Hub. Our experts are easiest to find in the following booths: Office 365 ProPlus Deployment, Office Insiders Program, and FastTrack. For those not joining Ignite in person, you can watch livestream keynotes and some select sessions on-demand. As always, visit out Docs page to see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">what’s new in Office 365 ProPlus</A>, watch our YouTube <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deployment channel</A>, and join the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Insider program</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> <P>You may also find the following additional resources useful:</P> <UL> <LI>Office deployment content for IT Pros: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/deployoffice</A></LI> <LI>What's new in Office deployment for IT Pros: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/DeployOffice/whats-new-office-it-pros</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft 365 Enterprise documentation and resources: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docmicrosoft.com/microsoft-365/enterprise/</A></LI> <LI>Getting started deploying Office Insider builds: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://insider.office.com/en-us/business/deploy</A></LI> <LI>Office 365 ProPlus deployment assistance from FastTrack: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://fastttrack.microsoft.com</A></LI> </UL> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:29:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-ignite-2019-guide-to-office-365-proplus-deployment/ba-p/928034 Yana Terukhova 2019-10-23T21:29:44Z Microsoft Whiteboard Announces Preview of New Templates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-announces-preview-of-new-templates/ba-p/870604 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We launched Whiteboard to provide a way for people to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">brainstorm ideas,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">plan projects, solve problems</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">train colleagues</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, and to collaborate on projects whether in person or remote, across a variety of devices.</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="none">In the classroom, we wanted to give teachers and students a way to create together and share their ideas without being confined to the dimensions of a physical whiteboard</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">After listening to our customers, we learned that many of you like to have a easier starting point to simplify how you use Whiteboard to collaborate and work.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Today we are excited to&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">announce the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">preview</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;of new templates in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Whiteboard</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">PC and iOS&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">app</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;that will allow people to ideate and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">collaborate more easily</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. We are starting with several templates that allow for workplace scenarios like brainstorming, project planning, KANBAN </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">sprint planning,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;etc</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, as well as quick start in the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">classroom</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">More&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">templates&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">and capabilities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">be made&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">available</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">continuously in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">the coming months.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none"> </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Whiteboard Template Work.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133157i8BC25BC7861BC9FB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Whiteboard Template Work.gif" alt="Whiteboard Template Work.gif" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The full list of templates available in preview are</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">:</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="6" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Brainstorming </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="6" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Effective meeting</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="6" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">KANBAN sprint planning</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">SWOT analysis</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Problem solving</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Project planning</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Retrospective </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">Project&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">milestones</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="7" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN data-contrast="none">KWL&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">(Know, Wonder, Learn)&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">for education</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559731&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Whiteboard Templates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133158iD1F233B8D5F7E97E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Whiteboard Templates.png" alt="Whiteboard Templates.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="normaltextrun"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="none">Whiteboard templates are now in public preview for Windows 10 and rolling out to iOS within a few days. To add templates, tap the insert button in the toolbar.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If there are any additional templates that you would like to see included, or have any other feedback about Whiteboard, please <SPAN class="normaltextrun"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;"><SPAN style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="none">reply to this post. Thanks for helping us improve Whiteboard, we have more exciting announcements coming soon.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:39:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-announces-preview-of-new-templates/ba-p/870604 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:39:36Z Office 365 ProPlus Deployment and Proxy Server Guidance https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-proplus-deployment-and-proxy-server-guidance/ba-p/849164 <P>By far, the most important prerequisite for successful Office 365 ProPlus deployment is network configuration.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Unlike older versions of Office, Office 365 ProPlus was designed from the ground up to work with cloud services such as Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN).&nbsp; Microsoft recommends IT Pros “Bypass or white list endpoints on network devices and services that perform traffic interception, SSL decryption, deep packet inspection and content filtering” when accessing Microsoft Office 365 service endpoints. &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We often find customers apply “legacy” network configurations for on-premises only products to Office 365 ProPlus which can lead to slower product adoption, poor product performance, and higher cost of ownership.&nbsp; The network requirements are documented in&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges document.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The goal of this blog is to clarify how IT Pros can optimize Office 365 ProPlus deployments with a proxy server in order to leverage a new concept called <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hybrid or “Lean Installs”.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In terms of Office 365 ProPlus general deployment, we have several broad approaches. We’re going to focus on the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> option, "SCCM with Office CDN fallback" or "Lean Install".</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>On-premises only</STRONG> – download and mirror all content from CDN on-premises. Enterprise customers have a variety of install packages (Base Office, Visio, Project, Visio + Project, second installs for languages).&nbsp; All Office 365 ProPlus builds are cumulative and are updated monthly which can make this cumbersome and difficult to maintain as each permutation requires refreshed content.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Cloud only</STRONG> – installations from the Office portal and update workflow occur using CDN. End users in the enterprise are normally not Administrators so self-service installations from portal.office.com are blocked.&nbsp; Further, installation from CDN doesn’t currently support custom configuration files to exclude applications and so forth.</LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Building-dynamic-lean-amp-universal-packages-for-Office-365/ba-p/839658" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SCCM with Office CDN fallback or “Lean Install”</A> – IT Pros use SCCM (which has elevated permissions and allows custom configuration.xml files) to deploy Office 365 ProPlus but can either omit all or portions of the installation source and use CDN content.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131184iE89254BAD76703A4/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="SCCM is not a requirement to adopt “Lean Install” approach. If you are using 3rd party deployment tool, identify user context of process using process monitor and adopt proxy strategy below." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">SCCM is not a requirement to adopt “Lean Install” approach. If you are using 3rd party deployment tool, identify user context of process using process monitor and adopt proxy strategy below.</span></span></P> <P>Lean install examples:</P> <P><STRONG>1<SUP>st</SUP> Install</STRONG></P> <P>SCCM package contains all Office 365 ProPlus content and only subset of languages. You support 12 languages but only include two primary languages in the application source to minimize content and include <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AllowCdnFallback</A> as Enabled within configuration.xml.&nbsp; During the Office 365 ProPlus installation process, the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office Deployment Tool</A> (ODT) looks first for source files in local working directory. If the language pack files required aren’t available in local source location and the AllowCdnFallback setting within configuration.xml is set to True, then the ODT will leverage the Office CDN for the missing ones.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2<SUP>nd</SUP> Install </STRONG></P> <P>Office may need to be reconfigured to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/New-feature-Make-changes-to-Office-deployments-without-changing/ba-p/816482" target="_blank" rel="noopener">make changes to Office deployments without changing the version, like adding a language or Project/Visio</A>. In this case, we only want the required bits to perform the change and nothing else.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All example scenarios above depend on the CDN to fetch content when embracing these new “Lean Install” approaches.&nbsp; The primary reason we want to lean on the CDN is because it allows Office 365 ProPlus to only download the bits it requires for the change request resulting in the smallest network payload possible.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Exploring 2<SUP>nd</SUP><SPAN style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</SPAN>Install Scenario in detail in terms of content size:</STRONG></P> <P>IT Pro wants to perform a 2<SUP>nd</SUP> install to add Project to an existing Office 365 ProPlus installation on one machine.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If we use <STRONG>SCCM on-premises only strategy</STRONG>:</P> <P>SCCM will download full Office content from CDN ~2GB.&nbsp; SCCM will then copy this content to all distribution points to support scenario.&nbsp; Let’s assume an enterprise customer has 50 distribution points, 2 GB * 50 = <STRONG>100 <U>GB</U></STRONG> per month <U>every</U> month (build needs to be up to date as to not downgrade client introducing security concerns).&nbsp; Office 365 ProPlus builds are cumulative, irrespective of channel, so this content changes each month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If we use <STRONG>SCCM with Office CDN fallback</STRONG>:</P> <P>SCCM calls ODT Setup.exe /configure to add Project, only <STRONG>~41 <U>MB</U></STRONG> will be downloaded from CDN instead of ~2GB (without language packs).&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131185i1A631978DDAAB9AE/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Make sure to use MatchInstalled parameter in your XML. Ensure Delivery Optimization is working for further efficiency." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Make sure to use MatchInstalled parameter in your XML. Ensure Delivery Optimization is working for further efficiency.</span></span></P> <P>We expect most customers will download and cache all Office 365 ProPlus content one time to existing machines to perform an upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus but once installed we recommend to leverage the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Building-dynamic-lean-amp-universal-packages-for-Office-365/ba-p/839658" target="_blank" rel="noopener">lean technique</A> going forward.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131186i828A29E449B75CA6/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Having “lean” applications in SCCM also means they rarely need to be updated. An occasional refresh of the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) is good idea. (Less than 10 MB)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Having “lean” applications in SCCM also means they rarely need to be updated. An occasional refresh of the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) is good idea. (Less than 10 MB)</span></span></P> <P>Tip: There are several ODT features which can benefit from approach (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FallbacktoCDN, MatchPreviousMSI, MatchInstalled, MatchOS</A>)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Proxy Challenge</H2> <P>It seems there are an infinite number of ways customers secure egress traffic to internet for security and compliance.&nbsp; Some don't configure a proxy within Windows and some do.&nbsp; The Office team is always looking for opportunities to reduce network friction where possible.&nbsp; One example is product change in terms of transport used from BITS to <A title="Delivery Optimization and Office 365 ProPlus" href="#" target="_self">Delivery Optimization (DO)</A> with fallback when downloading files during product installation and update workflow.&nbsp; Delivery Optimization provides user impersonation which will allow connectivity to internet when an interactive user is logged on with WinINET internet access even if System account has no internet access.&nbsp; By default, Delivery Optimization as a technology was designed to&nbsp;<SPAN>download portions of the content from peers in their network.&nbsp; Customers who have investments in SCCM can enable&nbsp;<A title="Microsoft Connected Cache in Configuration Manager" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Connected Cache in Configuration Manager</A>&nbsp;which can be a powerful combination of these technologies.&nbsp; In this way, Office can leverage Windows network stack feature Delivery Optimization and combine that with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager for increased network efficiency.&nbsp; Customers can use&nbsp;<A title="Delivery Optimization in Update Compliance" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization in Update Compliance</A>&nbsp;dashboard to see metrics about Office peer sharing efficiency.&nbsp; SCCM IT Pros can reduce operational costs by eliminating need to manually download and distribute static content to Distribution Points and allow Office to dynamically populate cache based on their needs regardless of channel or version and at the same time remain in control of what versions of Office are deployed to their clients.&nbsp; The transport change to Delivery Optimization for Office downloads is currently rolling out now and should be completed by July 2020 in Semi-Annual Channel.&nbsp; IT Pros don't need to do anything intentional to take advantage of these enhancements.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Many customers we visit in the field prohibit computers from accessing the internet directly.&nbsp; Typically, only Users can access the internet through a proxy server or via PAC file.&nbsp; These User settings are defined as WinINET proxy setting you’ll find in Internet Explorer.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="WinINET.png" style="width: 248px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131187iE0E844D30B458F7A/image-dimensions/248x218?v=v2" width="248" height="218" role="button" title="WinINET.png" alt="Standard proxy configuration in Internet Explorer" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Standard proxy configuration in Internet Explorer</span></span></P> <P>So, what about the local SYSTEM account needed by SCCM?&nbsp; If customers allow users and computers access to Office 365 endpoints, everything “just works”.&nbsp; However, often we find customers only configure network proxy for Users and therefore the “lean install” or update scenarios driven by Office Automatic Updates 2.0 scheduled task may fail when user is not interactively logged on as user impersonation is not possible. (Example: Installation will hang as Office Deployment Tool running as System process will fail when attempting to access Office CDN)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>OK, what can we do to solve problem?&nbsp; Configure network perimeter device to white list Office CDN\URLs or configure additional proxy settings within Windows.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Alternatives:</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>Configure WinHTTP proxy (if no interactive user) as DO runs as Network Service</LI> <LI>If DO fails, attempt to fallback to BITS will respect WinINET for System account</LI> </OL> <P>*Installs and Updates can still succeed without System proxy via User Impersonation (leverages DO transport to provide feature) through interactive logged on user session who does have internet access but this can limit ability to perform deployments after hours when no user session is present or ensuring update compliance if computers are not logged on regularly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/131188i51C2E95C4A778A1D/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="In my lab I use PSEXEC.EXE to accelerate testing." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">In my lab I use PSEXEC.EXE to accelerate testing.</span></span></P> <P>From elevated command prompt, run PSEXEC.EXE -s -i cmd.exe.&nbsp; This will launch cmd.exe process in the SYSTEM context to simulate SCCM package etc.&nbsp; Type whoami from command line to verify.</P> <PRE><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">C:\Windows\System32&gt;whoami</FONT><BR /><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">nt authority\system</FONT></PRE> <P>Sample commands to set WinINET and import into WinHTTP:</P> <PRE><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">C:\Windows\System32&gt;bitsadmin /util /setieproxy localsystem MANUAL_PROXY proxy.contoso.com:8080 ";*.contoso.com"</FONT><BR /><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">C:\Windows\System32&gt;netsh.exe winhttp import proxy source=ie</FONT></PRE> <P>Sample commands to reset:</P> <PRE><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">C:\windows\system32&gt;bitsadmin /util /setieproxy localsystem RESET</FONT><BR /><FONT face="courier new,courier" size="2">C:\windows\system32&gt;netsh winhttp reset proxy</FONT></PRE> <P>The proxy server\network team should only allow computer access to internet URLs as defined by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges document</A> as well as any other URLs that they want to explicitly allow the Computer account to access.&nbsp; A number of network appliance vendors provide seamless Office 365 integration as a feature by calling Microsoft Graph API to dynamically populate network access list.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In summary, using a “lean” Office 365 ProPlus deployment strategy will greatly reduce complexity and cost of ownership to operate Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additional Reference Documentation and tools for proxy configuration for Windows</P> <P><A title="Office 365 Network Onboarding tool" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 365 Network Onboarding tool</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use Group Policy to apply WinHTTP proxy settings to Windows clients</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">bitsadmin util and setieproxy</A></P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:51:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-proplus-deployment-and-proxy-server-guidance/ba-p/849164 Dave Guenthner 2020-04-28T11:51:05Z Building dynamic, lean & universal packages for Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/building-dynamic-lean-amp-universal-packages-for-office-365/ba-p/839658 <PRE><STRONG>Note</STRONG>:&nbsp;The content has been moved to <A href="#" target="_self">docs.microsoft.com</A> and became part of our official guidance.<BR />Please follow <A href="#" target="_self">this link</A> to get the latest and most current guidance.</PRE> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:57:53 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/building-dynamic-lean-amp-universal-packages-for-office-365/ba-p/839658 Martin Nothnagel 2020-06-02T07:57:53Z New feature: Make changes to Office deployments without changing the version https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-feature-make-changes-to-office-deployments-without-changing/ba-p/816482 <P>With the most recent release of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Office Deployment Tool</SPAN></A> (ODT) we have implemented a new feature based on customer's feedback. Starting with version 16.0.11615.33602 it is possible to make changes to an existing installation of Office 365 ProPlus while keeping the installed version as is, even when a newer one is available on the Office CDN or in your network share/local folder.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4"><SPAN>Scenario</SPAN></FONT></H2> <P>Let's assume that you want to add e.g. a Language Pack to an installation of Office 365 ProPlus on a certain device in an automated fashion. We also assume, that the device is not on the most recent build of their update channel, e.g. the device is still on SAC 1803. Maybe there is still some testing to be done before SAC 1808 can be deployed across the organization.</P> <P>The updated "version" handling allows you to add e.g. Language Packs, Proofing Tools, additional products (like Visio or Project) or apps without updating the installed build, even when a newer build is available in the source location (Office CDN or the specified source path).</P> <P>In the past the ODT automatically updated the installation to the latest build while installing the specified product, Language Pack or Proofing Tool.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Post1.png" style="width: 694px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/110153i6E4D2520EF3E15C5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Post1.png" alt="Post1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4"><SPAN>How to use</SPAN></FONT></H2> <P>The usage of the new feature is straight forward. Instead of specifying a build number (like 16.0.9126.2356), you just specify "MatchInstalled". This instructs the ODT to keep whatever build version is already installed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4"><SPAN>Benefit</SPAN></FONT></H2> <P>In the past we saw different workaround in order to pin the version. These ranged from manually updating the configuation.xml with the correct build number every time to custom scripts which injected the build number into the configuration.xml on the fly. The new feature allows you to retire such workarounds and use a consistent method across update channels and versions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4"><SPAN>Sample XMLs</SPAN></FONT></H2> <P>The following XML is an implementation example of the "<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">dynamic, lean and universal packaging</A>" concept, which greatly reduces effort and maintenance costs of install packages. The configuration file will install Project, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Dynamically-match-already-existing-languages-when-installing/m-p/716927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">match the languages to already installed Office products</A> and keep everything else (<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Insights-into-OfficeClientEdition-and-how-to-make-it-work-for/m-p/767577/thread-id/714" target="_blank" rel="noopener">architecture (x86/x64)</A>, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Understanding-the-Channel-attribute-of-the-Office-Deployment/m-p/813604" target="_blank" rel="noopener">update channel</A> and version) as is:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE>&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add <FONT color="#ff0000"><STRONG>Version="MatchInstalled"</STRONG></FONT>&gt; &lt;Product ID="<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ProjectProRetail</A>"&gt;<BR /> &lt;Language ID="<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Dynamically-match-already-existing-languages-when-installing/m-p/716927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MatchInstalled</A>" TargetProduct="All" /&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </PRE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The following XML will add the German Language Pack and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Insights-into-OfficeClientEdition-and-how-to-make-it-work-for/m-p/767577/thread-id/714" target="_blank" rel="noopener">keep the architecture (x86/x64)</A>, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/Understanding-the-Channel-attribute-of-the-Office-Deployment/m-p/813604" target="_blank" rel="noopener">update channel</A> and version as is:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE>&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add <STRONG><FONT color="#ff0000">Version="MatchInstalled"</FONT></STRONG>&gt; &lt;Product ID="LanguagePack"&gt; &lt;Language ID="de-de"/&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt;</PRE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4"><SPAN>Prerequisites</SPAN></FONT></H2> <P>In order to use the new feature, the following prerequisites apply:</P> <UL> <LI>Use Office Deployment Tool 16.0.11615.33602 or newer</LI> <LI>The feature is intended to be used when an existing installation is modified or something added to it. If no installation is present, "MatchInstalled" for "Version" will be ignored and the ODT will go through normal detection to install proper version. No hard error in such case.</LI> <LI>If you are not using the Office CDN as an installation source, make sure to have the matching source files in your specified source path. We recommend to leverage the Office CDN.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4">The Authors</FONT></H2> <P>This blog post is brought to you by&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="6347"></LI-USER>&nbsp; and <LI-USER uid="51895"></LI-USER>, two ProPlus Rangers at Microsoft. We’re looking forward to your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 07:59:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-feature-make-changes-to-office-deployments-without-changing/ba-p/816482 Martin Nothnagel 2020-04-28T07:59:19Z Dynamically convert MSI versions of Project and Visio to Click-to-Run https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/dynamically-convert-msi-versions-of-project-and-visio-to-click/ba-p/799934 <P>With the latest release of the <A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">Office Deployment Tool (ODT)</A> we have implemented a new feature based on customer feedback. It is now possible to make the installation of a C2R product dependent on the previous presence of an MSI-based product. As it works for all products, it is especially helpful when deploying Project and/or Visio to users which had it previously. The feature is known as <STRONG>MSI Condition</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Prerequisites</STRONG><BR style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">In order to use the new feature, the following prerequisites apply:</SPAN><BR style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">• Office Deployment Tool </SPAN><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">16.0.11901.20022</STRONG><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> or newer</SPAN><BR style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">• The feature is intended to be used when an Admin wants to migrate the user from Microsoft 365 Apps/Project/Visio in one pass with one XML.</SPAN><BR style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">• If you are not using the CDN as an installation source, make sure to have the matching source files in your specified source path.</SPAN><BR style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">• MSI Condition will detect 2010/2013/2016 MSI products.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Scenario</STRONG><BR />Since the release of <A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">RemoveMSI</A> we’ve had the capability for your “first install” to match the MSI version of legacy Office and replace with Microsoft 365 Apps. MSI Condition allows an admin to specify a list of MSI Product ID’s along with a <A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">Product ID</A> for a Click-to-Run install such as Subscription, Standard Perpetual and Professional Perpetual.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How to use</STRONG><BR />To use this feature simply add the MSICondition attribute to the Product node as shown in the example below. Once you have created the XML run setup.exe /configure like you would with any other installation process and that’s it</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Benefit</STRONG><BR />In the past customers created very complex scripting to detect and replace Office products, in some cases running the install up to three times based on the number of previous products detected. We have even seen customers simply ignore Project and Visio and remove everything, then wait for helpdesk to get a call and replace it with the version the end user requested. MSI Condition makes your migration from MSI to C2R flow smoothly with one XML for your deployment which dynamically adjusts to the task at hand.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorclipboard_image_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MSIcondition.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/126615i9E3B3B6DEFF52B1E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MSIcondition.jpg" alt="MSIcondition.jpg" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="1"><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Please note that the above picture shows a simplified XML(in the image) to just show the concept behind it. For a fully working XML, please refer to the next section.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sample XML</STRONG><BR />The following XML will <BR />• install Microsoft 365 Apps from Monthly channel, and match the previously installed languages <BR />• install Visio Pro on machines that already have any older MSI version of Visio Pro<BR />• install Project Pro on machines that already have any older MSI version of Project Pro <BR />• remove all older MSI versions of Microsoft 365 Apps, Project and Visio</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add Channel="Monthly" OfficeClientEdition="64"&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="en-us"/&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchPreviousMSI"/&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="OneNote"/&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;Product ID="VisioProRetail" MSICondition="VisPro,VisProR"&gt; &lt;Language ID="en-us"/&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchPreviousMSI"/&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;Product ID="ProjectProRetail" MSICondition="PrjPro,PrjProR"&gt; &lt;Language ID="en-us"/&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchPreviousMSI"/&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Groove"/&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;RemoveMSI/&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is this limited to Visio and Project?</STRONG><BR />No, it is not. The feature will accept any valid product ID for Click-To-Run and any MSI code as a condition. So, you can mix and match to your specific needs you could also build a deployment which installs e.g. Access Runtime for existing users of it:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="markup">&lt;Configuration&gt; &lt;Add&gt; &lt;Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"&gt; &lt;Language ID="en-us"/&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchPreviousMSI"/&gt; &lt;ExcludeApp ID="Access"/&gt;&lt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;Product ID="AccessRuntimeRetail" MSICondition="AccessRT"&gt; &lt;Language ID="en-us"/&gt; &lt;Language ID="MatchPreviousMSI"/&gt; &lt;/Product&gt; &lt;/Add&gt; &lt;/Configuration&gt; </LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Authors</STRONG><BR />This blog post is brought to you by&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/51895" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@Matt Philipenko (OFFICE PFE)</A>&nbsp; and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/6347" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@Martin Nothnagel</A>&nbsp;, two senior ProPlus deployment experts at Microsoft from the Services organization. We’re looking forward to your questions, feedback and comments below.</P> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 14:55:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/dynamically-convert-msi-versions-of-project-and-visio-to-click/ba-p/799934 MattPhilipenko 2021-01-04T14:55:22Z How to manage Office 365 ProPlus Channels for IT Pros https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-manage-office-365-proplus-channels-for-it-pros/ba-p/795813 <P><STRONG><FONT color="#000000">We’ve updated official guidance and published it as an article on docs.microsoft.com: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Change the Microsoft 365 Apps update channel for devices in your organization</A>. We recommend that you follow the steps in that article to change channels.”</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The goal of the blog is to provide clarification around the mechanics on how Microsoft 365 Apps processes channel change requests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To read more about Channels please see&nbsp;<A title="Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overview of update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Ideally, minimizing the number of Microsoft 365 Apps packages reduces overall cost of ownership. Therefore, the next step is to develop a process where machines receive standard package placing them on Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel but dynamically move validation machines to faster channel such as Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview).</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><FONT size="6" style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 32px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Change the update channel with ODT</FONT></P> <P style="text-align: left;"><STRONG>Step 1: Before you begin, make sure the scheduled task "Office Automatic Update 2.0" is enabled</STRONG> on the client devices. This task, which updates the assigned channel, is a required part of managing updates for Microsoft 365 Apps, whether you use Group Policy, the Office Deployment Tool, or Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr).</P> <P style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: left;"><STRONG>Step 2: Download the latest version of the ODT (setup.exe)</STRONG> from the <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: inherit; color: var(--primary-base); cursor: pointer; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="external">Microsoft Download Center</A>.</P> <P style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: left;"><STRONG>Step 3: Create a configuration file that specifies the new channel name.</STRONG> In the example below, the&nbsp; &nbsp;channel changes to Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview). For more information on channel names, see <A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: inherit; color: var(--primary-base); cursor: pointer; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-decoration: underline;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-linktype="relative-path">Channel attribute in the Configuration Options article</A>.</P> <PRE style="background-color: #f5f5f5; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #3e3e3e; display: block; font-family: Menlo,Monaco,Consolas,&amp;quot; courier new&amp;quot;,monospace; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; overflow: auto; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: pre; word-break: break-all; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 11.5px; margin: 0px 0px 12px 0px; border: 1px solid #cccccc;">&lt;Configuration&gt;<BR /> &lt;Updates Channel="Targeted" /&gt;<BR />&lt;/Configuration&gt;</PRE> <P style="text-align: left;"><STRONG>Step 4: Deploy the configuration file using your standard processes.</STRONG></P> <P style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #171717; font-family: Segoe UI,SegoeUI,Segoe WP,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 1rem 0px 0px 0px;">After execution of Office Deployment Tool (ODT), the Office Automatic Update 2.0 task will automatically run based on trigger definition in scheduled task. After that task runs, it detects the updated policy and updates the assigned channel. After the task runs again, it detects the new assigned channel and Office updates to a new build from that channel.</P> <P style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #171717; font-family: Segoe UI,SegoeUI,Segoe WP,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 1rem 0px 0px 0px;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 83px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124652i281F88DAA04E8460/image-dimensions/83x62?v=v2" width="83" height="62" role="button" title="note.png" alt="The Office user interface such as the &quot;backstage&quot;, will not show the updated channel name until a build of Office from the new channel is installed." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Office user interface such as the "backstage", will not show the updated channel name until a build of Office from the new channel is installed.</span></span></P> <P style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #171717; font-family: Segoe UI,SegoeUI,Segoe WP,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 1rem 0px 0px 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><FONT size="6" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Change the update channel with Group Policy</FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Step 1: Deploy your standard Microsoft 365 Apps package based on Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Step 2: Assign GPO to validation machine(s) or add policy registry key specifying Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office ADMX files</A>, use Update Channel GPO to set Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SACT.jpg" style="width: 526px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/191300iE452D1CA97B1A230/image-dimensions/526x486?v=v2" width="526" height="486" role="button" title="SACT.jpg" alt="SACT.jpg" /></span></P> <P>* Group Policy refreshes in the background every 90 minutes by default.&nbsp; Use gpupdate /force to expedite.&nbsp; Alternatively, add registry key manually to policy key</P> <P><FONT size="1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate "updatebranch"="FirstReleaseDeferred"</FONT><BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Step 3: Allow Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates 2.0 scheduled task to run</STRONG></P> <P>Group Policy will set registry keys, that’s all. <SPAN>Microsoft 365 Apps</SPAN> uniquely leverages a scheduled task named <FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Office Automatic Updates</FONT> to maintain product configuration including channel management. The name itself “Automatic Updates” can cause confusion for IT Pros in enterprise environments where System Center Configuration (ConfigMgr) is used to deploy updates. When&nbsp;you enable management of the Office 365 Client Agent setting in client settings (COM), rebranded in ConfigMgr client setting to "Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise", or via domain policy, software updates for Office 365 Client will be delivered <STRONG><U>only</U></STRONG> from ConfigMgr. The Office Automatic Updates scheduled task will fire based on default set of triggers, regardless if COM is enabled or not, or by manually running task you can compress time frame to validate change.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Warning.png" style="width: 59px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124651iF5E3AEE55DD43907/image-dimensions/59x46?v=v2" width="59" height="46" role="button" title="Warning.png" alt="Warning.png" /></span></P> <P>See 2:00 in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Managing Office with SCCM (2019) video</A> for more information, applicable for CDN update workflow.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 66px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124655iA13DC531ECEE9CCE/image-dimensions/66x49?v=v2" width="66" height="49" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Tip: List of Channels and respective URL identifiers" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Tip: List of Channels and respective URL identifiers</span></span></P> <P>CDNBaseUrl represents the channel where product was installed. If no channel was defined in unattend, Monthly is default selection.</P> <PRE><FONT size="1">Monthly Enterprise Channel<BR /><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/55336b82-a18d-4dd6-b5f6-9e5095c314a6</A> <BR /><BR />Current Channel&nbsp;</FONT><BR /><FONT size="1"><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/492350f6-3a01-4f97-b9c0-c7c6ddf67d60</A></FONT><BR /><BR /><FONT size="1">Current Channel (Preview)</FONT><BR /><FONT size="1"><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/64256afe-f5d9-4f86-8936-8840a6a4f5be</A><BR /></FONT><BR /><FONT size="1">Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel </FONT><BR /><FONT size="1"><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/7ffbc6bf-bc32-4f92-8982-f9dd17fd3114</A></FONT><BR /><BR /><FONT size="1">Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)</FONT><BR /><FONT size="1"><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/b8f9b850-328d-4355-9145-c59439a0c4cf</A><BR /><BR />Beta Channel<BR /><STRONG>CDNBaseUrl</STRONG>&nbsp;= <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/5440fd1f-7ecb-4221-8110-145efaa6372f</A><BR /></FONT></PRE> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 67px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124656i5B91CE66C3E1F007/image-dimensions/67x50?v=v2" width="67" height="50" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Tip: IT Pros can monitor several registry keys to validate change has occurred after scheduled task has completed. Registry keys of interest when monitoring can be found under the following key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration. Editing key(s) should not be done directly and can lead to unintended consequences. Rather, monitor keys for desired outcome." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Tip: IT Pros can monitor several registry keys to validate change has occurred after scheduled task has completed. Registry keys of interest when monitoring can be found under the following key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration. Editing key(s) should not be done directly and can lead to unintended consequences. Rather, monitor keys for desired outcome.</span></span>&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;&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>UpdateChannel</STRONG>: This is the channel configuration <STRONG>“winner”. &nbsp;</STRONG>This is dynamically managed by the Automatic Updates scheduled task and should not be edited directly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In our example where we are using GPO to move Office 365 ProPlus to Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview), Office Automatic Updates scheduled task will discover policy key and then will flip UpdateChannel to new value, in this case from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/7ffbc6bf-bc32-4f92-8982-f9dd17fd3114</A> (SAC) to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/b8f9b850-328d-4355-9145-c59439a0c4cf</A> (SAC-T). Additionally, UpdateChannelChanged will be set to True. Upon next successful Office 365 Client update, UpdateChannelChanged will reset to False. The product can only accept one channel change request at a time with successful update as a prerequisite prior to accepting another change.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you have completed steps above and channel change is still not being reflected, you may be blocked by timers referred to as “Discovery Period” or "DoFrequentUpdates". IT Pros may encounter this scenario during compressed time validation in lab scenarios.&nbsp; During this period channel changes and Office downloads will not occur. (default timer period is 24 hours).&nbsp; The Office logs in C:\windows\temp\%Computername%* will provide "Less than a day since last update run, just trying to apply!".&nbsp; This is an example where timer is in scope.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After UpdateChannel has successfully changed, Office 365 Clients pointing to CDN will download latest build from faster channel. Office 365 Clients which have COM enabled for ConfigMgr integration will download newer build next time Software Updates Deployment Evaluation cycle runs based on configuration of Software Deployment within ConfigMgr. IT Pros can expedite testing channel migration by deploying desired build to validation collection (should be a build from Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview), use the Configuration Manager applet from control panel to perform Machine Policy Retrieval followed by Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Applet.png" style="width: 334px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124659i2DF13E885FBB17E3/image-dimensions/334x412?v=v2" width="334" height="412" role="button" title="Applet.png" alt="Applet.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 66px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124661iD16D82FCBEC49C30/image-dimensions/66x49?v=v2" width="66" height="49" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Tip: Office 365 ProPlus behavior – slow to fast vs fast to slow" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Tip: Office 365 ProPlus behavior – slow to fast vs fast to slow</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Slower -&gt; Faster (Example: Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel to Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Client will always gracefully move forward when now available build number is higher.&nbsp; For example, a client on June 2019 Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel with build v<FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">ersion 1808 (Build 10730.20348) will move to Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) with build&nbsp;Version 1902 (Build 11328.20318).&nbsp; No other Administrative intervention is required, normal update process\workflow applies the change.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Faster -&gt; Slower&nbsp;(Example: SAC-T to SAC)</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>In ConfigMgr managed environment where management of the Office 365 Client Agent setting (COM) is enabled, Office will <STRONG>not</STRONG> auto downgrade when channel is changed.&nbsp; It will only move forward once build advertised is greater than what’s currently installed.&nbsp; For example, Office client on Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) b<FONT style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">uild June 2019 Version 1902 (Build 11328.20318)</FONT> will have to wait until Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel build number is greater to move forward such as July 2019 <FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Version 1902 (Build 11328.20368).&nbsp; Supported downgrade method is to re-run Office Deployment Tool (ODT) with desired build and channel.&nbsp; Keep in mind during waiting period, Office 365 Client will not receive any updates including security.</FONT></LI> <LI>In non COM managed environment such as <U>default configuration</U> CDN, we <U>will</U> downgrade your new version to match the Group Policy assigned. &nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>*Since we can’t do binary delta compression (BDC) the download will be larger.&nbsp; As a result, network considerations should be considered when downgrading from CDN.&nbsp; For example, Delivery Optimization should be enabled in Windows to allow clients to share content peer to peer.&nbsp; This also can be combined with features in ConfigMgr such as Connected Cache for further optimization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>FAQ:</P> <P><STRONG>How does channel management work when Office 2019 is installed and GPO "Upgrade Office 2019 to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise" is enabled?</STRONG></P> <P>Some customers may have a need to have one factory image of Windows which includes Office 2019 and later upgrade a subset of machines to Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp; The steps outlined above still apply in terms of mechanics and how channel changes are processed.&nbsp; The only difference is Office 2019 will initially have CDNBaseURL and UpdateChannel will reflect&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/f2e724c1-748f-4b47-8fb8-8e0d210e9208.&nbsp;</A> First, the GPO above will set policy key.&nbsp; Second, The Office Automatic Updates 2.0 scheduled task will flip the UpdateChannel to SAC (3114) by default and dynamically convert the product to Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel.&nbsp; In short, Office 2019 is just an older version of Microsoft 365 Apps, so differences in content between the two products will download from CDN or from ConfigMgr Distribution Point depending on your configuration. (Size will be significant for one-time conversion).&nbsp; For CDN, this process is automatic.&nbsp; For ConfigMgr, IT Pro only needs to deploy latest build for to channel as software update to collection, just like any monthly "Patch Tuesday" process.&nbsp; ConfigMgr will find build applicable and upgrade like any other Office update.&nbsp; Licensing\Activation will switch from volume activation (KMS) to subscription based (Office Licensing Service).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Reminder:</STRONG></P> <P>The GPO&nbsp;"Upgrade Office 2019 to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise" only applies to Office Professional Plus 2019 not Standard.&nbsp; The language of the GPO is "This policy allows you to upgrade volume licensed versions of Office Professional Plus 2019 to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise."</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Why does this guidance differ from ConfigMgr page&nbsp;<A title="Change the update channel after you enable Office 365 clients to receive updates from Configuration Manager" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Change the update channel after you enable Office 365 clients to receive updates from Configuration Manager</A>?</STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft recommends customers leverage Group Policy to change Microsoft 365 Apps channels because its easier for IT Pros. Group Policy sets registry key under policy hive and Office Automatic Updates scheduled task to processes channel change.&nbsp; The link above references CDNBaseURL.&nbsp; Notice from the list below this is the 5th item evaluated for priority by the scheduled task.&nbsp; As a result, if the first three priorities listed are not configured and CDNBaseURL doesn't match UpdateChannel, scheduled task will align them resulting in channel change.&nbsp; This blog posting leads with Group Policy where link above requires a direct registry change through Group Policy Preferences or Compliance Item in SCCM.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE><STRONG>1st Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: GPO "UpdatePath" - HKLM\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate!updatepath<BR /><STRONG>2nd Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: GPO "UpdateChannel" - HKLM\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate!updatebranch<BR /><STRONG>3rd Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: "UpdateURL" or UpdatePath="\\Server\Share" HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration<BR /><STRONG>*4th Priority:&nbsp;</STRONG>UnmanagedUpdateURL - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\UnmanagedUpdateURL<STRONG><BR />5th Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: <FONT color="#000000">CDNBaseURL - </FONT>HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\CDNBaseUrl<BR /><BR /><STRONG>*</STRONG>This value is new May 2020, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">official documentation</A></PRE> <P><STRONG>I installed Office initially on one channel and later used GPO to assign a new one, is it normal for the CDNBaseURL and UpdateChannel not to match?</STRONG></P> <P>It depends.&nbsp; If a GPO is used to change channel, values will not match.&nbsp; CDNBaseURL will reflect value when Office Deployment Tool (ODT) was run where Update Channel "winner" will reflect the GPO.&nbsp; If ODT was used to change change channel, ODT will directly change CDNBaseURL to value defined in Config.XML and if priority order above aligns, UpdateChannel value will match.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I tried to assign Monthly Enterprise Channel (MEC) to a collection of machines running old builds of Office and operation failed? Why?</STRONG></P> <P>Since Monthly Enterprise Channel is a new channel, this information was backported to all channels so older clients would be informed of change.&nbsp; In general, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel needs to be at least March 2020 to in order to move to MEC using group policy.&nbsp; Alternatively, use the Office Deployment Tool to change channel.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>I deployed Microsoft 365 Apps for Windows 10 app from the Intune wizard, does the guidance above apply to me?</STRONG></P> <P>No. Customers who deployed Microsoft 365 Apps from Intune wizard are using a feature called <A title="OfficeCSP" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OfficeCSP</A>. (super important to understand) What does that mean? The Intune deployment of Office will stamp in the registry a copy of the XML based on the answers provided in the wizard. While the deployment is active in Intune, the Office CSP will continue to check on frequent schedule if Office installation matches the registry entry to ensure no deviation exists. If a deviation is detected, Channel change or Office app\language is installed\removed, Office CSP will re-run Office Deployment Tool using SYSTEM to align with configuration defined within Intune. Therefore, the supported methods to change the channel for OfficeCSP managed installations are as follows:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Simply edit the existing Microsoft 365 Apps for Windows 10 app from the Intune wizard and change the existing channel to the desired channel.</STRONG> Office CSP will continue to retry to execute Office Deployment Tool in the background when Office applications are not running. It’s expected to “settle” of a period of time and report 17006 ERROR_SCENARIO_CANCELLED Blocked update by running apps -Failure which just means Office is open by the end user and therefore change was blocked; retry later.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Delete the existing Microsoft 365 Apps for Windows 10 app from the Intune and create a new one with desired settings.</STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>If Office CSP doesn’t provide required flexibility, consider creating an application within Intune to run the Office Deployment Tool with Configuration.xml to align with traditional on-premises type deployment aligning with original guidance above.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Warning.png" style="width: 53px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124651iF5E3AEE55DD43907/image-dimensions/53x41?v=v2" width="53" height="41" role="button" title="Warning.png" alt="Warning.png" /></span></P> <P>Using Intune ADMX or Settings Catalog (MDM) to change channel for Office CSP based installation of Office is not supported.&nbsp; Supported options are listed in bold above.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Change Log:</P> <P>7/22/2021&nbsp; Added FAQ section to include Intune\OfficeCSP scenario.</P> <P>12/2/2020&nbsp; Added reminder about specific Office 2019 SKU which will transition to Microsoft 365 Apps</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This blog post is brought to you by Dave Guenthner, a Senior Premier Field Engineer and “ProPlus Ranger” at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:12:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-manage-office-365-proplus-channels-for-it-pros/ba-p/795813 Dave Guenthner 2021-07-23T11:12:51Z Understanding Office 365 ProPlus Updates for IT Pros (CDN vs SCCM) https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/understanding-office-365-proplus-updates-for-it-pros-cdn-vs-sccm/ba-p/795728 <P>In supporting customers in the field, we receive many questions about Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formerly known as Office 365 ProPlus)&nbsp;update process. The objective of this blog is to provide context around end user behavior during update scenario and clarify when and how Office updates are applied.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise was designed to be a cloud first product…. What does that mean?&nbsp; It means that by default, Microsoft recommends you update Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise directly from Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN).&nbsp; While IT Pros are always in control,&nbsp; Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is automatically kept up-to-date via evergreen model.&nbsp; IT Pros can offload servicing aspect of Office to Microsoft so they can focus on other duties removing repetitive tasks.&nbsp; At present, while we lead with CDN as our recommendation, the vast majority of Enterprise customers I work with prefer to manage updates from Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) formerly known as SCCM for a variety of reasons. (too many to list here such as network, governing process or political etc.)</P> <P>Let’s compare and contrast both scenarios below to see which approach is best to address your business requirements.&nbsp; Regardless, the goal is to ensure Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is serviced <U>every month</U> to address security and deliver features based on cadence suitable for our customers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Quick refresher of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise channel cadence -<EM>Simplified&nbsp;</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Current Channel:</STRONG> Provide users with the newest features of Office as soon as they're available.&nbsp; This could be three or four builds per Month. (Updates should be delivered by CDN)</P> <P><STRONG>Monthly Enterprise Channel:&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN>Provide your users with new Office features only once a month and on a predictable schedule. (Updates can be delivered by CDN or ConfigMgr)</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview): </STRONG>Provide pilot users and application compatibility testers the opportunity to test the next Semi-Annual Channel.&nbsp; Features\fixes delivered every six months, in March and September</P> <P><STRONG>Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel: </STRONG>Provide users with new features of Office only a few times a year. Features\fixes delivered every six months, in January and July <SPAN>(Updates can be delivered by CDN or ConfigMgr)</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>(Official Link is here&nbsp;<A title="Overview of update channels" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overview of update channels</A>)</EM></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The point of the channels is to define the timing when those cumulative builds include features and fixes in addition to security. If you would like more information about channel management please see my other posting for more information called <A title="How to manage Office 365 ProPlus Channels for IT Pros" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-ProPlus/How-to-manage-Office-365-ProPlus-Channels-for-IT-Pros/m-p/775602#M716" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to manage Office 365 ProPlus Channels for IT Pros</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>*This blog will focus primarily on update process.&nbsp; Deployment of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is out of scope and will assume Office 365 ProPlus is already installed on the machine.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Update from CDN</H2> <P>Prerequisites</P> <UL> <LI>Automatic Updates is by default Enabled (equivalent GPO is “Enabled Automatic Updates”). If disabled, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will <U>never update</U>.</LI> </UL> <H2>Benefits</H2> <UL> <LI>Admins don’t have to spend time developing processes to duplicate CDN content on-premises.</LI> <LI>Admins don’t have to build processes to target software updates to collections. Each machine will pull updates on it’s own.</LI> <LI>Aligns with “Modern Desktop” motion where machines are increasingly managed by Mobile device management (MDM) rather than on-premises solutions without requirement for any infrastructure.</LI> <LI>CDN supports a variety of advanced policies to control updates at granular level such as “delay downloading and installing updates for Office”, “prioritize BITS”, “Target Version”, “Update Channel”, “Update Deadline”. IT Pros can control updates effectively without the need for on-premises software.</LI> <LI>Leverages inbox task scheduler \Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates 2.0 to perform updates based on trigger mechanism (Weekly, At log on, On idle)</LI> </UL> <P>Note: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">On idle</A> is very interesting trigger condition in that it can check for criteria such as user absence and lack of resource consumption to determine opportunistic time to retry updates (no reboots required when Office applications are closed).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Reference Links for next section: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Update history for Office 365 ProPlus (listed by date)</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Download sizes for updates to Office 365 ProPlus</A></P> <H2>User Experience when updating from CDN</H2> <P>Let’s imagine Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise has June 2019 build installed which is Version 1808 (Build 10730.20348).&nbsp; “Patch Tuesday” rolls around and on July 9<SUP>th</SUP>&nbsp;2019 July build is released which is Version 1902 (Build 11328.20368).&nbsp; Based on the trigger assigned the scheduled task “Office Automatic Updates 2.0” will detect a newer build applicable.&nbsp; Upon initial release to CDN, a new build is temporary throttled until signals are received ensuring highest quality release have been verified.&nbsp; As a result, IT Pros may observe updates may not occur on Day 0 to all machines but rather over a period of days.&nbsp; Alternatively, IT Pros can intervene and enable policy “delay downloading and installing updates for Office” and simply define installing update based on number of days. (*GPO is still subject to throttle)&nbsp; This mirrors servicing plans feature in Configuration Manager for delivering Windows Feature Updates and makes it easy to build rings as long as the delay defined isn't shorter than throttle.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Since the build installed is most recent version we can leverage a feature called binary delta compression to help reduce the size of the files further.&nbsp; Therefore, keeping Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise up-to-date is friendlier on network.&nbsp; Office will download deltas and will stage in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Updates\Download.&nbsp; After download Office Automatic Updates 2.0 will attempt to update Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.&nbsp; If no Office applications are open, it will update.&nbsp; If Office applications were open at the time of update request a series of notifications will occur of period of days. (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Officially documented here</A>)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We receive frequent questions around deadlines and delivery of end user notifications.&nbsp; While the CDN only experience doesn't include Configuration Manager, the dialogs from Office overlap with Configuration Manager scenario 2 below.&nbsp; Therefore, examples of the Office notifications (the white dialogs which say "Office will update in X minutes" can be found below in a single place of reference.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When Office stages a build for installation, in app notifications within Office will occur in the following manner:</P> <UL> <LI>Without OfficeMgmtCom enabled (CDN):<BR />Business bar shown after 6 days&nbsp;</LI> <LI>With OfficeMgmtCom enabled (Configuration Manager):<BR />If update not applied, display business bar immediately upon next launch of Office app.</LI> </UL> <P>*Business bar is defined as the yellow in app notification which says "Update now".&nbsp; See picture below in scenario 2.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Notifications and Countdown Dialogs</STRONG></P> <P>Toast notifications (system tray "Office Updates Available") delivered by Office and their potential timing</P> <P>24hrs<BR />12hrs<BR />6hr<BR />2hr<BR />30mins</P> <P>Countdown dialogs (Office delivered white countdown dialogs )</P> <P>30mins + postpone (2hrs)<BR />30mins + postpone (2hrs)<BR />30mins + enforced</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>User Experience when updating from Configuration Manager</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Prerequisites</P> <UL> <LI>Configuration Manager Current Branch with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 4.0, you can't use WSUS by itself to deploy these updates. You need to use WSUS in conjunction with Configuration Manager</LI> <LI>The hierarchy's top level WSUS server and the top level Configuration Manager site server must have access to the following URLs: *.microsoft.com, *.msocdn.com, *.office.com, *.office.net, *.onmicrosoft.com, officecdn.microsoft.com, officecdn.microsoft.com.edgesuite.net.</LI> <LI>Office 365 Client product must be selected from products tab under Software Update Point Component Properties and synchronize software updates after change. Once complete, you should see Office 365 Client Updates populate the Office 365 Updates node under Office 365 Client Management within Software Library tab in Configuration Manager Console.</LI> <LI>Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise must be enabled on the client. This can be configured in multiple ways such as adding OfficeMgmtCOM="TRUE" in configuration.xml during installation, enable domain policy “Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise” and finally by toggling “Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise” to Yes from within Configuration Manager Client settings under Software Updates.&nbsp; You can verify by launching dcomcnfg.exe on the client computer and confirming OfficeC2RCom application is registered.&nbsp; <STRONG><EM>Only one is required</EM></STRONG>, where policy overrides and take priority over all other methods.&nbsp; The purpose of the COM application is to allow Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to interop with Configuration Manager to pull updates from distribution points rather than CDN</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OfficeC2R.png" style="width: 369px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124721i6413001CE283992D/image-dimensions/369x131?v=v2" width="369" height="131" role="button" title="OfficeC2R.png" alt="Example of running dcomcnfg.exe" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Example of running dcomcnfg.exe</span></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124729iDAD8474C191EB30C/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Note about PREVIEW feature using Delivery Optimization for Office 365 ProPlus install\updates" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Note about PREVIEW feature using Delivery Optimization for Office 365 ProPlus install\updates</span></span></P> <P>Overwhelming majority of enterprise customers use Configuration Manager to deliver Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise updates for compliance and distribute content from Distribution Points.&nbsp; Microsoft is always working hard to provide customers additional options including the new feature&nbsp;<A title="Delivery Optimization and Office 365 ProPlus which is now in Preview" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Delivery Optimization and Office 365 ProPlus which is now in (Preview).</A>&nbsp; Please read article for full details but one-liner is customers will be able to install AND update Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise sourcing content from peers without infrastructure requirements which we're super excited about. (no more "thick packages" or distributing loads of content to support a simple language pack).&nbsp; If you enabled OfficeMgmtCom for Configuration Manager integration, this action must be <U>reversed</U> in order to use Delivery Optimization (DO). The Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Service is responsible for registering and unregistering OfficeC2RCom (OfficeMgmtCOM) application during service startup.&nbsp; Changing domain policy or Configuration Manager client settings for Management of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise from ‘Enabled’ to ‘Not configured’ <U>is not enough</U>.&nbsp; Domain Policy or Configuration Manager Client settings require explicit ‘Disable’ selection for OfficeC2RCom to be successfully deregistered and restore default configuration. Further, any custom update path configuration must also be removed.</P> <H2>Benefits</H2> <UL> <LI>Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise updates can easily be included in the same software deployment as monthly Windows patch process. As a result, all existing business processes and change control can be aligned in the same manner as legacy MSI Office products.</LI> <LI>Clients will only pull down what's needed to update themselves from Distribution Point.</LI> <LI>Configuration Manager Administrators can download cumulative build one time from the internet and than deploy to all distribution points so clients pull updates from intranet sources.</LI> <LI>Administrators can make deployment Available (optional where user is notified update)</LI> <LI>Administrators can make deployment Available for a period of time prior to Installation Deadline. In this scenario, Office 365 Client using OfficeMgmtCOM will pull deltas from distribution point prior to Installation Deadline and give user a chance to “Update now” via BusBar discussed above at a time which is convenient for them.&nbsp; This is especially important in a ever mobile world where machines are mobile and not powered on all the time.&nbsp; Further, IT Pros can get some early production validation as some subset of their population will update prior to Installation Deadline giving them advanced notification of any problems prior to broad deployment.</LI> <LI>Administrators can make deployment Available time and Installation Deadline the same time. Configuration Manager will ensure update is downloaded and installed at Deadline. (additional details on user experience below)</LI> <LI>Administrators can enable Configuration Manager features such as Peer Cache so clients can share content among themselves further reducing network WAN traffic. (<A title="Peer cache for Configuration Manager clients" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Peer cache for Configuration Manager clients</A>)</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>User Experience when updating from Configuration Manager</H2> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="note.png" style="width: 76px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124732i962D88B56FDB12C6/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="note.png" alt="Frequency of toast notifications from Configuration Manager are configurable within &quot;Client Settings&quot; under &quot;Computer Agent&quot;. This configuration is applicable to all software deployments not just Office 365 Client" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Frequency of toast notifications from Configuration Manager are configurable within "Client Settings" under "Computer Agent". This configuration is applicable to all software deployments not just Office 365 Client</span></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Notifications.png" style="width: 774px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/132410iBD09E263508ECAE1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Notifications.png" alt="Can be found within Configuration Manager console under client settings" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Can be found within Configuration Manager console under client settings</span></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" style="width: 223px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124723iD2AF836A14223C16/image-dimensions/223x68?v=v2" width="223" height="68" role="button" title="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" alt="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" /></span></P> <H2>Configuration Manager Deployment Scenarios</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Scenario 1 - Available only</H3> <P>If the deployment is Available only, the user will only see a toast notification in the system tray for a few seconds, Office update will never be deployed automatically.&nbsp; The problem is this notification isn’t context sensitive so it simply takes end user to Software Center and it also doesn’t ensure security compliance.&nbsp; Therefore, approach isn’t used often in my experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Scenario 2 - Available with future Installation Deadline</H3> <P>This scenario is a good fit for customers who desire faster compliance, no Windows reboots for Office 365 ProPlus updates and are comfortable with additional Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise end user toast notifications, also&nbsp;in app notifications as well as Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise countdown dialog leading up to deadline.&nbsp;&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">If the Configuration Manager deployment is Available with future Installation Deadline, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise working with OfficeC2RCom application will download the necessary Office build pieces (not the entire build) and stage for installation pulling content from Distribution Point.&nbsp; When content is prestaged, there are a number of potential notifications, p</SPAN>lease review bullet items in blue from page&nbsp;<A title="Manage Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager</A> to review all details as there are many or reference the list from CDN section above.</P> <P>For example:</P> <P>"BusBar"</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="bizbar.png" style="width: 672px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124722iA7BE0149DA76B563/image-dimensions/672x113?v=v2" width="672" height="113" role="button" title="bizbar.png" alt="Business Bar" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Business Bar</span></span></P> <P>Once build is staged, a toast notification might not display until the user clicks the icon in the notification area which is easy to miss.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SystrayReminder.png" style="width: 281px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133042i262DFC7E8DD3FE79/image-dimensions/281x143?v=v2" width="281" height="143" role="button" title="SystrayReminder.png" alt="&quot;Basic notification&quot; which sometimes be hidden under task bar chevron" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">"Basic notification" which sometimes be hidden under task bar chevron</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SystrayReminder2.png" style="width: 297px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133043i5DCF3515D8EF0947/image-dimensions/297x94?v=v2" width="297" height="94" role="button" title="SystrayReminder2.png" alt="SystrayReminder2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Examples of "Countdown dialogs"</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="minu.png" style="width: 231px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135159i38EC1DB3E250F808/image-dimensions/231x141?v=v2" width="231" height="141" role="button" title="minu.png" alt="Minute countdown" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Minute countdown</span></span>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="sec.png" style="width: 229px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135160iEB7A54989D0B748D/image-dimensions/229x140?v=v2" width="229" height="140" role="button" title="sec.png" alt="Second countdown" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Second countdown</span></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="installed.png" style="width: 249px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135161i2B7A587B876E1D74/image-dimensions/249x152?v=v2" width="249" height="152" role="button" title="installed.png" alt="Updates Installed" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Updates Installed</span></span></P> <P>Important to note, countdown from Configuration Manager and Office countdown are not synchronized in any way, they work on separate timers.&nbsp; Specifically, Configuration Manager will stamp in the Office side of the registry the deadline date and time.&nbsp; From that point on, Office and Configuration Manager notifications will in effect work independently based on deadline defined in Software Update Group.&nbsp; For pre-stage scenario its normal for Office to attempt to apply updates before the Configuration Manager defined deadline or allow user to temporarily extend beyond deadline based on countdown dialog section above.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="prestage and deadline has passed.png" style="width: 224px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/135466iA4CBA56EA74B1815/image-dimensions/224x136?v=v2" width="224" height="136" role="button" title="prestage and deadline has passed.png" alt="prestage and deadline has passed.png" /></span></P> <H3>Scenario 3 - Available and Required Installation Deadline have same date</H3> <P>This scenario is best for IT Pros who want to minimize notifications to end user unless deadline has been reached.(Office content is not pre-staged)&nbsp; If the software deployment Available time and Installation Deadline have the same date, Configuration Manager Client will determine that deadline has been missed and therefore make the deployment immediate.&nbsp; Typical notification workflow will be presented to user.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" style="width: 279px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124723iD2AF836A14223C16/image-dimensions/279x85?v=v2" width="279" height="85" role="button" title="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" alt="SCCMSoftwareChangesRequired.png" /></span></P> <P>In this case since deadline has passed, download will begin automatically.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="downloadinginstalling.png" style="width: 283px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124724i2AA16B99F71FB196/image-dimensions/283x61?v=v2" width="283" height="61" role="button" title="downloadinginstalling.png" alt="downloadinginstalling.png" /></span></P> <P>Once content has been downloaded, Configuration Manager will immediately initiate Office update with following logic:&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>If all Office applications are closed, update will occur with no reboot.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>If any Office application are open standard Configuration Manager reboot workflow occurs.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="restartwindow.png" style="width: 260px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124725i6D1E4D8D2DF82C51/image-dimensions/260x99?v=v2" width="260" height="99" role="button" title="restartwindow.png" alt="restartwindow.png" /></span></P> <P>The end user will begin to see Configuration Manager “Restart Window” below which shows countdown until restart is forced.&nbsp; The countdown frequency of notification are controlled solely by Configuration Manager Client and can be configured within Client Settings node within Configuration Manager Console.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SCCMRestartWindow.png" style="width: 302px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124726iEC2B7DB3E552C622/image-dimensions/302x172?v=v2" width="302" height="172" role="button" title="SCCMRestartWindow.png" alt="SCCMRestartWindow.png" /></span></P> <P>FAQ:</P> <P><STRONG>Is there a simple way to hide all notifications in Office such as the “BusBar” with button “Update Now?”</STRONG></P> <P>Yes. Use “Hide Update Notifications” GPO or registry</P> <PRE>HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate<BR />"hideupdatenotifications"=dword:00000001</PRE> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Warning.png" style="width: 59px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/133083iF7EB795BA75E362F/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="Warning.png" alt="This registry setting doesn't apply to deadline notifications such as the large white splash screen with countdown." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">This registry setting doesn't apply to deadline notifications such as the large white splash screen with countdown.</span></span></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is there an Microsoft official page which talks about this topic?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If the download is supposed to only contain deltas and stage to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Updates\Download, why in my environment is it staged in C:\Windows\ccmcache and full build? (~2GB)</STRONG></P> <P>This means Configuration Manager “Peer Cache” feature is enabled and content is available to be shared with other peers.&nbsp; Windows is leveraging a NTFS feature called <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">“Sparse Files”</A>.&nbsp; Looking closely at size on disk details, you can compare the differences between the full data and the one on the right using peer cache. (Peer cache really only downloaded 80 MB.)</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Peercache.jpg" style="width: 511px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124727i8E68FB0F29068A84/image-dimensions/511x350?v=v2" width="511" height="350" role="button" title="Peercache.jpg" alt="Peercache.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>I’ve done everything I can think of and OfficeC2RCom application never shows within MMC console.&nbsp; In fact, when I browse COM applications from within dcomconfg.exe, My Computer has a red down arrow?</STRONG></P> <P>This means COM, part of .NET may be corrupted on machine.&nbsp; Office cannot register application as COM itself is broken.&nbsp; Typically this is edge case and requires rebuild of Windows :(</img></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>You mentioned&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">On idle</A>&nbsp;update feature in CDN section but was omitted for Configuration Manager, why?</STRONG></P> <P>"By design", feature is enabled only for CDN scenario.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Users who launch Office immediately after logon receive message "Updating Office, please wait a moment".&nbsp; Why?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="UpdatingOfficeWait.jpg" style="width: 294px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/124794iA173D637E80F7715/image-dimensions/294x182?v=v2" width="294" height="182" role="button" title="UpdatingOfficeWait.jpg" alt="UpdatingOfficeWait.jpg" /></span></STRONG></P> <P>This means Office update was attempted while applications were open which cannot succeed.&nbsp; Therefore, build was staged to retry update by <FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Service on Windows startup.&nbsp; In this edge case, the user was able to access desktop and launch a Office application while Office update process is in progress.&nbsp; If easily reproducible, this is often a reflection of slow boot process and Windows startup performance.&nbsp; Best to troubleshoot by removing 3rd party filter drivers and or startup items.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">I've tried everything and Software Center never shows Office 365 Client build applicable to my machine?</FONT></STRONG></P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Review how Office 365 ProPlus determines priority:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE><STRONG>1st Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: GPO "UpdatePath" - HKLM\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate!updatepath<BR /><STRONG>2nd Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: GPO "UpdateChannel" - HKLM\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate!updatebranch<BR /><STRONG>3rd Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: "UpdateURL" or UpdatePath="\\Server\Share" HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration<BR /><STRONG>*4th Priority:&nbsp;</STRONG>UnmanagedUpdateURL - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\UnmanagedUpdateURL<STRONG><BR />5th Priority</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>: <FONT color="#000000">CDNBaseURL - </FONT>HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\CDNBaseUrl<BR /><BR /><STRONG>*</STRONG>This value is new May 2020, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">official documentation</A></PRE> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Reflecting on priority list above, have you intentionally or unintentionally set a GPO <FONT style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">"UpdatePath" - HKLM\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officeupdate!updatepath </FONT>or included an element inside configuration.xml during initial installation for UpdatePath HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration\UpdatePath="\\Server\Share"? This in effect breaks native updates via Configuration Manager as they take precedence.&nbsp; To resolve, remove these values and reset&nbsp;<FONT style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun\Configuration</FONT> UpdateChannelChanged to False, run Automatic Updates 2.0 scheduled task manually (or be patient and allow it to run) and then perform Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle from Configuration Manager Control Panel Applet.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">You didn't mention updating from on-premises file share, why?</FONT></STRONG></P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Updating Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise from File Shares has been&nbsp;deemphasized as a strategy.&nbsp; Initially Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise didn't support update workflows such as Configuration Manager or Delivery Optimization and therefore customers used this approach.&nbsp; However, this is resolved with Configuration Manager Current Branch and modern versions of Windows 10 this is no longer necessary. (still supported just less adopted)</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">Change log:</FONT></P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">03/05/2021 Refreshing updated product names for Office and Configuration Manager and terms where possible</FONT></P> <P><FONT style="background-color: #ffffff;">08/14/2020 Added&nbsp;Notifications and Countdown Dialogs section for more detail.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>The Author</H2> <P>This blog post is brought to you by Dave Guenthner, a Senior Premier Field Engineer and “ProPlus Ranger” at Microsoft. Feel free to share your questions and feedback in the comments below.</P> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:12:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/understanding-office-365-proplus-updates-for-it-pros-cdn-vs-sccm/ba-p/795728 Dave Guenthner 2021-03-05T15:12:51Z Office 365 Home and Personal Licensing and Activation Improvements https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-home-and-personal-licensing-and-activation/ba-p/788745 <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Since launching Office 365 to consumers, we have heard feedback from customers about the challenges in installing and using their office subscription across multiple devices. The first step in addressing this issue <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/You-re-about-to-get-even-more-from-your-Office-365-Home-or/ba-p/234907" target="_blank" rel="noopener">happened in October 2018</A>, increasing a single user’s device limits to five (meaning they can concurrently use five devices) for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal. Our next step in simplifying use across multiple devices will streamline the activation of a user’s device.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Beginning in May, we rolled out the following changes to customers on PCs, followed by Mac devices in July.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">For customers, here’s what stays the same:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><STRONG>Sign in to activate Office</STRONG>: Users will continue to sign in to activate Office on their devices. When single sign-on is enabled, Office detects the user’s credentials and activates Office automatically.</FONT></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><STRONG>Sign-in limits</STRONG>: Users will be able to install Office 365 on all their devices and be signed in to five at the same time. This includes any combination of PCs, Macs, tablets, or phones.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">It's important to stay signed in while you use Office on your device. This is what keeps your Office installation activated and ready to use. &nbsp;</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Here are the changes that you may notice:</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><STRONG>No more prompts to deactivate</STRONG>: Users can install Office on a new device without being prompted to deactivate Office on another device.</FONT></LI> <LI style="font-weight: 400;"><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><STRONG>Automatic sign-out</STRONG>: When a user reaches the sign-in limit (five devices), instead of being prompted to deactivate, the user will be automatically signed out of Office on the device where Office has been least recently used. The next time the user starts Office on that device, the user will be prompted to sign in to activate Office.</FONT></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">For more information on how sign-in works on devices where Office 365 is licensed, please visit this support article: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://support.office.com/en-us/article/how-sign-in-works-in-office-365-1d646e83-1585-4278-8daf-d4a2cc0905e0</A></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:18:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-home-and-personal-licensing-and-activation/ba-p/788745 Shubham Gupta (LICENSING) 2019-08-05T19:18:03Z Office 365 Client Licensing and Activation Improvements https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-client-licensing-and-activation-improvements/ba-p/763694 <P>Edit: July 30, Availability dates updated to reflect schedule.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the years, we’ve heard feedback from customers and IT Admins about the difficulty in managing Office activation for subscription-based Office clients, such as Office 365 ProPlus. We’re excited to announce&nbsp;upcoming changes to Office that will help simplify activation management and streamline the Office activation experience for users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In August, we’ll start slowly rolling out these changes to commercial customers on Monthly Channel. The roll-out will continue to Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) in January 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For your users, here’s what stays the same:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Sign in to activate Office</STRONG>: Users will continue to sign in to activate Office on their devices. When single sign-on is enabled, Office detects the user’s credentials and activates Office automatically.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Sign-in limits</STRONG>: Users can sign in to activate Office on five desktops, five tablets, and five mobile devices.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are the changes that your users may notice:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>No more prompts to deactivate</STRONG>: Users can install Office on a new device without being prompted to deactivate Office on another device.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Automatic sign out</STRONG>: When a user reaches the sign-in limit, instead of being prompted to deactivate, the user will be automatically signed out of Office on the device where Office has been least recently used. The next time the user starts Office on that device, the user will be prompted to sign in to activate Office.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are the changes that you as an admin may notice when managing devices where Office is installed:<BR /><BR /></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Improved device reallocation: </STRONG>Previously, users who received reallocated devices could receive an error if the previous user deactivated the device from the portal or if you removed the Office 365 license from the previous user. Going forward, users will not receive the error because the activation and deactivation is user specific.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Improved activation reporting:</STRONG> Previously, when one user activated Office on a device and a second user later signed on to that device, the second activation was not displayed in the Admin Center’s Activation Reports. Going forward, both activations will be identified and displayed in the Activation Report.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Keep an eye out for these improvements as we start to slowly roll them out for our commercial customers. <SPAN>No additional action is required on your part.</SPAN></P> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:10:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-client-licensing-and-activation-improvements/ba-p/763694 Shubham Gupta (LICENSING) 2019-07-31T20:10:30Z User Activity based Expiration Policy for Office 365 groups is now in Private Preview! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/user-activity-based-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is/ba-p/762598 <P><SPAN><STRONG>Update: This feature has new updates. Please see the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/User-Activity-based-Expiration-Policy-for-Office-365-groups-is/ba-p/942877" target="_self">blog</A> for details.</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>--</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>O365 Groups power collaboration across Office 365</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Collaboration is a key ingredient for the success of any organization. Office 365 groups, of the most used collaboration features in Microsoft 365 today, power the collaboration features across <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">apps</A>, including Outlook, Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint. Employees can create groups quickly and start collaborating with co-workers by sharing group documents, emails, and calendars.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>The twin problems&nbsp;of Groups Life cycle Management</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>As the number of Office 365 groups increases, an organization needs to strike a balance between cleaning up unused groups and ensuring any valuable groups do not get deleted unintentionally, causing data loss. Many of you have shared feedback about these challenges in groups lifecycle management.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>You say, we listen and act</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P>We heard your feedback, and we've made some changes! We are excited to announce the new version of expiration policy which ensures any group being actively used continues to be available, circumventing expiration. This feature makes life easier for users, including admins, group owners and members, by automating the expiration and renewal process by tracking groups for user activity across different apps, like Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, tied to the group.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>The new expiration&nbsp;policy&nbsp;puts&nbsp;group&nbsp;life cycle&nbsp;management&nbsp;on&nbsp;autopilot</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>The current Expiration policy allows you to set an expiration time frame for selected or all Office 365 groups . After the defined group lifetime, owners are asked to renew them if they are still needed. With this newly added intelligence, groups which are being actively used will be automagically renewed. This preempts the need for any manual action on the part of the group owners. This is based on user activity in groups across Office 365 apps like Outlook, SharePoint and Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Example</STRONG>:&nbsp; At Contoso, the administrator has configured the Group lifetime to be 180 days. Megan is the owner of the Contoso Marketing O365 Group, with Enrico and Alex as its members. Her group is set to expire the following month. If an owner or a member performs actions like uploading a document in SharePoint, visiting Teams channel or sending an email to the group in Outlook, the group is automatically renewed for another 180 days, and she does not get any expiry notifications.</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123624i4637AD5ED82B7A79/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 1.png" alt="Image 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Manual Controls</STRONG>: Group owners will continue to have the manual “delete”, “renew” option for granular control.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Soft Delete</STRONG>: Like before, groups which aren't renewed (either automatically based on activity or manually) will be soft deleted. Groups in “Soft-delete” state can still be restored within 30 days, after which the content is deleted permanently.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123623i433F1BE9C02BBCDE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 2.png" alt="Image 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>User actions for group auto-renewal: </STRONG>The following user actions will lead to automatic renewal of groups</P> <UL> <LI>SharePoint – View, Edit, Download, Move, Share, Upload Files</LI> <LI>Outlook – Join group, Read/write group message from group space, Like a message (OWA)</LI> <LI>Teams – Visit a Teams channels</LI> </UL> <P>We will continue to update this list to fine tune group auto-renewal experience.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Auditing and reporting:</STRONG> Administrators can get a list of auto-renewed groups from audit logs on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">azure portal</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Image 3_2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123974iE6081E88324C3CF0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 3_2.png" alt="Image 3_2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some quick steps to get you started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Getting started</STRONG></P> <P>Office 365 groups expiration policy can be configured from the Azure Active Directory portal, as well as programmatically via Azure Active Directory PowerShell. Please note you need an Azure AD Premium license. Below is a quick tutorial on how to get started with the functionality in the new Azure portal experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Create Expiration Policy: </STRONG>Sign into the Azure portal, select <STRONG>Azure Active Directory</STRONG>, go to the <STRONG>Groups</STRONG> tab and select <STRONG>Expiration</STRONG> under <STRONG>Settings</STRONG>. (More details <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>) .<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Image 4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123621iAF9DD3AB0226F549/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Image 4.png" alt="Image 4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Set Group Life cycle: </STRONG>Specify the group lifetime in days and select which groups you want the expiration settings to apply to.</P> <P>Group owners will receive a renewal notification 30 days before the expiration date, and from that notification they can renew their group with a single click!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If there is no user activity in the group (and the owners don't manually renew their group) within the required time frame, their group will expire. Upon expiry it will stay in a “soft deleted” state for 30 days. Owners of deleted groups will receive a notification letting them know their group has been deleted and giving them the opportunity to restore their group within 30 days after its deletion date. The Group will be permanently deleted after 30 days.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Auto-renewal based on user activity</STRONG>: No explicit action is required to enable activity-based auto-renewal. If an the expiration policy is set for Office 365 groups, auto-renewal will be enabled by default.</P> <P>Learn more about how you can restore you group to recover all its content, including SharePoint, Planner, and Outlook -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">how to restore deleted Office 365 groups</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Note: The new version of Office 365 groups expiration feature is available in <STRONG>private preview</STRONG> today for select Azure AD Premium customers. Please reach out to your TAMs/CSMs regarding enrollment in private preview.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Let us know what you think!</STRONG></P> <P>We would love to hear your feedback! If you have any suggestions for us, questions, or issues to report, please leave a comment below. We're always looking for ways to improve.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>User Voice: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add security groups to Office 365 groups</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Best regards,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Salil Kakkar&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yuan Karppanen</P> <P>Program Manager&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;&nbsp; Program Manager</P> <P>Office 365 Groups&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; Azure Active Directory</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="twitter-3.png" style="width: 21px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/123632i13075828B2867566/image-dimensions/21x21?v=v2" width="21" height="21" role="button" title="twitter-3.png" alt="twitter-3.png" /></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@salil_kakkar</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:40:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/user-activity-based-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is/ba-p/762598 Salil_Kakkar 2020-11-25T06:40:03Z Recommended Documents in Office apps and Version History in Office for the web https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/recommended-documents-in-office-apps-and-version-history-in/ba-p/722356 <P>We are committed to ensuring that the collaboration experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is great for you. This includes ensuring that you can work confidently with others in a shared document and get back to your work quickly. Thus, we are bringing Recommended Documents to the Office apps and Version History to Office in the web.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We introduced the Recommended Documents section to Office.com and Office on the web in October 2018 which surfaces a curated set of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents that may be of interest to you. Using activity signals from across Office 365 such as files in which you are @mentioned, documents others have edited, and those shared with you, we pull together suggested documents to minimize the time you spend searching for the right file. We're bringing this capability to the Office apps on your iOS and Mac devices now, and we will be rolling this out to Win32 over the next few months.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PowerPoint goodmorning.png" style="width: 650px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/121488iCB48035FC0A6142F/image-dimensions/650x485?v=v2" width="650" height="485" role="button" title="PowerPoint goodmorning.png" alt="PowerPoint goodmorning.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you're in a shared document, we want to ensure that you feel confident making changes. Version History lets you see what changes have occurred and revert back if necessary. You've always been able to see the previous versions of your document in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint desktop and mobile apps, by going to File &gt; Info &gt; Manage Document. But did you know you can also click on the title bar at the top of your document and select Version History to see who edited your file and how the file has evolved over time? Click on “open version” to see the previous version of the document and compare edits or restore changes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="PowerPoint Info.png" style="width: 651px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/120741i0F84506F8EFDD8FE/image-dimensions/651x416?v=v2" width="651" height="416" role="button" title="PowerPoint Info.png" alt="PowerPoint Info.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="PowerPoint Annual budget.png" style="width: 651px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/120737iC2B4AC3049E83631/image-dimensions/651x417?v=v2" width="651" height="417" role="button" title="PowerPoint Annual budget.png" alt="PowerPoint Annual budget.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re bringing Version History to PowerPoint on the web in June, and will be rolling it out to Word and Excel on the web over the next few months. So if you prefer to work from the browser, you can easily return to earlier versions of the document.</P> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/recommended-documents-in-office-apps-and-version-history-in/ba-p/722356 The_Office_Apps_Team 2019-06-27T16:00:00Z Nail your next presentation with Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/nail-your-next-presentation-with-presenter-coach-in-powerpoint/ba-p/698419 <P><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Public speaking can be stressful. From </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">boardrooms </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">to </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">classrooms</SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">, stepping on stage can cause our blood pressure to rise, but with a little practice, o</SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">ur belief is that everyone can improve how they present</SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">Over the last few years we’ve received feedback </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">from </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">enterprise customers, </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">parents, </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">educators, </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">and </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">students</SPAN> <SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">that people want an easy way to practice their presentations </SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto">to</SPAN><SPAN style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" data-contrast="auto"> improve their public speaking abilities. Today, we are making this a reality with the <A href="#" target="_self">launch of Presenter Coach in PowerPoint for the web! </A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><LI-VIDEO size="large" align="center" height="338" width="600" vid="https://youtu.be/Zx56ra4XtXM" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">B</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ased</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">on</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> academic</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> research</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and field studies</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, we’ve integrated </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">presentation best practices </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">into P</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">resenter </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Coach to help people give more effective presentations - all through the power of AI.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This feature allows people to enter rehearsal mode and w</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">hile</SPAN> <SPAN data-contrast="auto">speaking </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">they receive on-screen </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">feedback </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">about </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">pacing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, inclusive </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">language</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, use of filler words</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> like “um” or “uh</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">”</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> culturally </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">insensitive</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> phrases</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> and, </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">if someone is just reading their slides</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. At the end of each rehearsal session, the presenter receives a detailed report that highlights additional areas of practice for </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">improvement</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Present</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">er</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"> Coach will be available on PowerPoint </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">for the web </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">this </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Summer</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. We hope that you love it!</SPAN></P> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:55:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/nail-your-next-presentation-with-presenter-coach-in-powerpoint/ba-p/698419 Richard Tso 2019-08-29T20:55:15Z How to create custom templates that work well with Designer in PowerPoint https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-create-custom-templates-that-work-well-with-designer-in/ba-p/698399 <SECTION class="ocpIntroduction" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;"><A href="#" target="_self">Today we announced</A> that Designer now works with a company or organization's custom branded templates! Now AI recommendations on layout, designs, colors, and fonts can help employees save time and keep them on-brand while adhering to your company's brand guidelines. So how can brand managers, designers, and IT admins make their custom templates work well with Designer?&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;"><LI-VIDEO size="large" width="600" thumbnail="" height="338" align="center" vid="https://youtu.be/jRQ1cBsoSJc" uploading="false" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">To make the most of Designer, here are some <A href="#" target="_self">guidelines</A> on how to get started:</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">PowerPoint recommends that you follow the guidelines below when you're creating a custom template in order to optimize it for Designer. An asterisk (*) denotes optional recommendations that won't be used by&nbsp;PowerPoint Designer today.</P> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Define your theme colors and fonts</H2> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1.6em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 12px; margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Make sure your theme colors have enough contrast between the light and dark variants (i.e. between <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Light 1</STRONG> &amp; <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Light 2</STRONG> and <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Dark 1</STRONG> &amp; <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Dark 2</STRONG>).</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Define accent colors (<STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Accent 1, 2, 3</STRONG>, etc.) in order of priority, as Designer uses colors in this order.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Ensure accent colors contrast sufficiently against the primary theme colors. This will ensure that icons are visible and accessible.</P> </LI> </UL> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Design the Slide Master</H2> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1.6em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 12px; margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Ensure any&nbsp;background images are compressed and in the correct format. File size is important because layouts are uploaded to Designer on-the-fly.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Use Background Styles whenever appropriate (rather than explicit background colors) to help Designer choose the correct text colors for suggestions.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Keep families of layouts under a single Slide Master, as Designer only suggests layouts from the current Slide Master.</P> <DIV class="ocpAlert" style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: #f3f3f3; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-top: 16px; padding: 6px 8% 6px 3.5%;"> <P class="ocpAlertSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;"><STRONG class="ocpNote" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5; margin: 20px 0px 5px 0px;">Note:</STRONG>&nbsp;For example, if you want users to have a mix of light and dark layouts, these should be kept under a single Slide Master. But if you want users to only get light-themed suggestions for light-themed slides, and dark-themed suggestions for dark-themed slides, then there should be two separate light and dark slide masters.</P> </DIV> </LI> </UL> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Design visually distinct layouts for each slide scenario</H2> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1.6em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 12px; margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Create a minimum of 15 layouts in each Slide Master to enable Designer support.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Create at least one layout with a Title and the largest possible content placeholder (to be used for&nbsp;SmartArt graphic and Icon suggestions).</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Though client needs vary, these scenarios for slide layouts are very common:&nbsp;</P> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 15px; margin: 5px 0px 30px -1px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title Only</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Short Message (with or without title)</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Section Header</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Content (larger amount of text)</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Two Content</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Two Content + Headings (Comparison)</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Picture</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Picture + Caption</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Two Picture + Captions</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Title + Large text + Picture</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Picture layout suitable for screenshots&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Create multiple alternatives for common slide scenarios, as Designer won't automatically show suggestions if fewer than three suggestions are available.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">When possible, avoid creating layouts that are too similar visually. Otherwise, the suggestions may look virtually identical at thumbnail size in the Design Ideas pane.</P> </LI> </UL> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Create and format placeholders on layouts</H2> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1.6em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 12px; margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Only pictures are placed inside Picture placeholders.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Text, SmartArt graphics, Icons, and other content are placed inside Content placeholders.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Content placeholders, generally, should not be placed directly on the edge of the slide, because text and&nbsp;SmartArt graphics may not have sufficient margins when placed in Content placeholders that extend to the slide edge. Picture placeholders, on the other hand, may go to the slide edge.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Avoid non-rectangular Content placeholders, as text and SmartArt graphics behave unexpectedly when placed inside non-rectangular placeholders.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">To apply styling to placeholders, right-click the placeholder and select <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Format Shape</STRONG> and apply the desired formatting. To apply picture formatting to Picture placeholders, change the Fill settings in <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Shape Options</STRONG> to <STRONG class="ocpLegacyBold" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Picture or texture fill </STRONG>and use a built-in texture, or an image of your own choosing, as the placeholder fill. Apply the desired formatting from the <STRONG class="ocpLegacyBold" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Picture Format </STRONG>contextual ribbon tab, and Designer will apply this formatting when it creates Design Ideas.</P> <DIV class="ocpAlert" style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: #f3f3f3; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-top: 16px; padding: 6px 8% 6px 3.5%;"> <P class="ocpAlertSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;"><STRONG class="ocpNote" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5; margin: 20px 0px 5px 0px;">Note:</STRONG>&nbsp;When you use your own image as a "dummy image" for Picture placeholders, be aware of the image's file size to avoid inflating the overall file size of your template.</P> </DIV> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">If you intend for your template to support Footer placeholders, create these placeholders on every suitable layout. When non-empty Footer placeholders are on a user's slide, Designer only creates suggestions from layouts that also have Footer placeholders—to avoid deleting important content that may be in the original slide's footer.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Designer treats every placeholder as <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Shrink text on overflow</STRONG> when it creates Design Ideas. For placeholders that must use <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Resize shape to fit text</STRONG> AutoFit settings, resize the placeholder on the layout to the maximum size that it should occupy, so that Designer is able to use all of the available space on the slide.</P> <DIV class="ocpAlert" style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: #f3f3f3; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-top: 16px; padding: 6px 8% 6px 3.5%;"> <P class="ocpAlertSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;"><STRONG class="ocpNote" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5; margin: 20px 0px 5px 0px;">Note:</STRONG>&nbsp;This will only be possible if placeholders inherit their AutoFit property from the Slide Master, so make sure to set this first on the Slide Master's placeholders before creating the layouts.</P> </DIV> </LI> </UL> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Test your template for arbitrary content uses</H2> <UL style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; font-size: 1.6em; list-style-image: url(&amp;quot; data: image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaaauaaaahaqmaaad6arwtaaaablbmvex///+agibiznovaaaaaxrstlmaqobyzgaaabdjrefuef49wsebaaaag7d3t4zkim30bcumbnn/pqx4aaaaaelftksuqmcc&amp;quot;); list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 12px; margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;"> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Place a large amount of text into placeholders and check that the text does not overlap with logos, images, or other background content. Designer will only shrink text to keep it within the bounds of its placeholder -- if the placeholder itself overlaps background elements, the results may be unexpected.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Make sure that placeholders are sized to the maximum size they should occupy, as Designer will create suggestions with <STRONG class="ocpUI" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 700;">Shrink Text to Fit</STRONG> AutoFit settings.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Test that placeholders can hold a wide range of text lengths, from a few words to long bulleted lists. Covering more scenarios allows Designer to make relevant recommendations in a wider range of situations.</P> </LI> <LI style="box-sizing: border-box; display: list-item; font-size: 1em; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 18px; padding-left: 6px;"> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Check any placeholders that layer or overlap pictures. Keep in mind a picture with the identical color could be used in that placeholder, making the overlay "invisible." For example, when layering white text over a picture, keep in mind that a mostly white picture could be used in that placeholder. Consider creating a version of the overlay slide with dark text and with light text so that the user can choose the suggestion most appropriate for their image.</P> </LI> </UL> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Known limitations</H2> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">PowerPoint Designer&nbsp;doesn't yet create suggestions for slides that include Tables or Charts.</P> </SECTION> <SECTION class="ocpSection" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #363636; display: block; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web regular&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <H2 style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_light&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe wp&amp;quot;,helvetica,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 3em; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.33; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 48px; padding-bottom: 0px;">Talk to the product team about this feature</H2> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">If you are using the features described here to make custom, branded templates, Microsoft would like to talk with you. Please leave a comment!</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #2f2f2f; font-family: &amp;quot; segoe ui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui web&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;segoe ui symbol&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;wf_segoe-ui_normal&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;bbalpha sans&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;s60 sans&amp;quot;,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 1.6em; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px;">Thank you!&nbsp;</P> </SECTION> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:21:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-create-custom-templates-that-work-well-with-designer-in/ba-p/698399 Richard Tso 2019-06-18T17:21:27Z Microsoft wants your ideas on end user adoption & engagement with Microsoft 365 & Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-wants-your-ideas-on-end-user-adoption-amp-engagement/ba-p/688489 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new image resaved.jpg" style="width: 612px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/117952i2A878F2D0804474D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="new image resaved.jpg" alt="new image resaved.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Edit: Survey results as of August 6, 2019:</STRONG> Thank you to all who participated in the survey! Here are the top 5 takeaways from your responses:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Who:</STRONG> Admins and adoption/change management teams start with support from decision-makers and leverage power-users.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Challenges:</STRONG> Lack of time, executive support/budget, metrics, training resources, and the complexity of newer apps.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Needs:</STRONG> Adoption statistics and product roadmaps to help plan, plus training in the form of business scenarios and short, guided tutorials and videos.</LI> <LI><STRONG>MS Comms:</STRONG> It’s ok for Microsoft to communicate to end users only if admins/adoption teams can control/customize frequency and content.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Portal:</STRONG> Admins/adoption teams want all content centrally stored and navigable for easy referral and use.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Survey request as of June 12, 2019:</STRONG> Microsoft is looking for IT professionals like you to provide feedback on end user adoption and engagement for Microsoft 365 / Office 365 through a brief survey. Topics include key challenges in your role, end-user adoption and engagement practices, and preferred communications from Microsoft. Your feedback will help drive the types of content Microsoft develops for you and your end-users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To qualify for this survey, you must meet the following criteria:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Your role involves end-user training / change management / adoption of Microsoft 365 &amp; Office 365 applications</LI> <LI>You are not in government or education sectors</LI> <LI>Your organization has at least 150 employees / seats on Microsoft 365 &amp; Office 365 subscription</LI> </UL> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:59:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-wants-your-ideas-on-end-user-adoption-amp-engagement/ba-p/688489 Dhruv_Jain 2019-08-16T20:59:40Z Save your Office deployment configurations to the cloud https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/save-your-office-deployment-configurations-to-the-cloud/ba-p/671806 <P>Keeping to our promise of continuous innovation and improvements to make Office deployment easier, our team released a new feature that allows you to save the deployment configurations that you create in the cloud.&nbsp; This allows you to create, edit and access your deployment configurations from one central location, your Office 365 tenant.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Annotation 2019-06-04 133148.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/117263i1E71F7CFFBAE3B0A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Annotation 2019-06-04 133148.png" alt="Annotation 2019-06-04 133148.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Not only can you save your deployment configurations, but you can access them directly using an anonymous URL that can be copied from each deployment configuration and used with the Office Deployment Tool.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Annotation 2019-06-04 141421.png" style="width: 763px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/117264i2352D841640DE995/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Annotation 2019-06-04 141421.png" alt="Annotation 2019-06-04 141421.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This allows you to skip the step of downloading the XML and just reference it directly on the command line when executing the /configure, /download or /customize commands. &nbsp;The Office Deployment Tool will access the XML directly from your tenant using the anonymous access URL.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Annotation 2019-06-05 110845.png" style="width: 420px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/117269iFC9041ADDB182388/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Annotation 2019-06-05 110845.png" alt="Annotation 2019-06-05 110845.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color="#ff9900"><EM>Note: The current version of the Office Deployment Tool does not support the anonymous URL.&nbsp; The next version of the Office Deployment Tool will include this feature and we expect to release the next ODT the beginning of July 2019.</EM></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information and a demonstration of this new capability take a look at the new video posted on the Office Deployment insider’s channel</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPuzsyKWcTE</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Cheers,</P> <P>Chris Hopkins</P> <P>PM - Office Team</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:45:08 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/save-your-office-deployment-configurations-to-the-cloud/ba-p/671806 Chris Hopkins 2019-06-13T14:45:08Z Office 365 helps you get back to work, now with improved brand customization https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-helps-you-get-back-to-work-now-with-improved-brand/ba-p/653866 <P>In today’s modern workplace, people use many different apps, services, and tools to identify what’s their most important work to complete. Valuable time is wasted looking for the most recent content, like searching for new comments in one’s documents, and the most relevant tools just to get started working. Office.com and the new Office app released on Windows help you get started and back to work more efficiently by pulling together your most relevant apps, including third-party apps your company uses, documents, and places where you and your colleagues are working. Additionally, we continue to make improvements to capabilities that are available across the entire system including modernization the customization available to admins in order to represent their company and school brand. <BR />Check out the video below to learn more and share it with your users to help them adopt a more efficient way to get started in Office 365.<BR />Video: Getting started with Office.com</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME width="95%" height="600px" src="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=Https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Dlk0B82g3ZA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>More flexible image sizes and formats are now supported to show your company or school logo in the Office 365 navigation bar</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are modernizing your custom theming experience to help you represent your company or school brand with a higher quality logo across Office 365. Now, you’ll be able any file size and any format to improve the clarity of the logo image that your users see in the Office 365 navigation bar across their Office applications, like Outlook, SharePoint and Office.com.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="contoso branding.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116348iFE145662FC60C627/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="contoso branding.png" alt="contoso branding.png" /></span></P> <P>For more information about setting your organization’s theme in Office 365 please visit <A href="#" target="_self">here.</A></P> <P>Visit <A href="#" target="_self">www.office.com</A> to try out the new experiences.</P> <P>For more information about the new Office app see <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-Apps-Blog/NEW-The-Office-app-for-Windows-10-Now-Available-to-Everyone/ba-p/353553" target="_self">here.</A>&nbsp;<BR />Stay up to date on the latest news and features for Microsoft 365 and join the conversation in the Microsoft 365 Tech Communities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 30 May 2019 19:31:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-365-helps-you-get-back-to-work-now-with-improved-brand/ba-p/653866 Noga Ronen 2019-05-30T19:31:01Z Go Dark Mode and more on OneNote https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/go-dark-mode-and-more-on-onenote/ba-p/653056 <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pic1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116277iB4F850799FDA82E4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="pic1.png" alt="pic1.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This month, we’re excited to bring you some highly anticipated features in OneNote: Dark Mode, Send to OneNote from Outlook, Insert printouts of Office files, and simplified ribbon for OneNote on the web. Read on below for more information on these highly requested features!</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5" color="#3366FF">Go easy on the eyes with Dark Mode</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You asked, and we heard you. Dark Mode in OneNote for Windows 10 is finally available! It’s currently rolled out to Office Insiders and will be available for all users over the next few weeks. To turn on Dark Mode, head over to Settings in the upper right corner of the ribbon, click Options and select Dark under the Color section to switch your OneNote to Dark Mode. If your Windows Mode is already in the Dark color scheme, then you can also select Use my Windows Mode to turn on Dark Mode in OneNote.</P> <P><BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OneNote_DarkMode.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116279i9606648F9B15D7F8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OneNote_DarkMode.gif" alt="OneNote_DarkMode.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As we built Dark Mode, we took many careful considerations to make it a great experience. For example, we aimed to turn the canvas dark along with the rest of the interface, while leaving users’ existing content at the same visibility and contrast as in Light Mode. To achieve this goal, we provided a “Dark Mode lens” through which a user can view canvas content such as text colors, table background colors, text highlighters, and ink colors with the same comfort as in Light Mode without simply inverting colors to the opposite end of the color spectrum. In addition, users are able to create content in Dark Mode that will be equally legible in Light Mode, so other collaborators viewing the same content in Light Mode will not have any noticeable difficulties. &nbsp;</P> <P><BR />We are actively working to bring Dark Mode to OneNote for Mac, as well as adjustments to the OneNote for Windows 10 experience that came from early Insiders feedback. If you want to be one of the first people to try out new features in OneNote, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sign up to be an Office Insider</A> or simply opt-in from Settings in your OneNote app.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5" color="#3366FF">Quickly catalog important emails with Send to OneNote</FONT><BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="thumbnail.png" style="width: 961px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116280iD658FB82F5F3F6AB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="thumbnail.png" alt="thumbnail.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Send emails and meetings from Outlook to OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote for Mac and OneNote on the web with ease. In Outlook, click the Send to OneNote add-in to open the location picker panel. Find the destination notebook and section then click Send – it’s that easy. Once you go to the selected section in OneNote, your email or meeting will be there.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you don’t see the new Send to OneNote add-in in Windows 10, head over to File, Options, Advanced, and scroll down to the very bottom and check that “Use Send to OneNote with OneNote for Windows 10, if available” is selected. Once your Outlook is given the update, you should be able to use this new feature.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="outlook options.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116281i66D39AF7EF6D706F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="outlook options.png" alt="outlook options.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This feature is available on Outlook for desktop, Outlook for Mac, and Outlook on the web and will be rolling out to all users over the next few weeks.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5" color="#3366FF">Insert printouts of Office files directly in your notes</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now, you can insert printouts of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files into your notebooks for more robust content in OneNote for Windows 10. Under the Insert tab, click Printout and select the Office file to insert. Once selected, OneNote will load the printouts of your file onto your canvas.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This feature is rolling out to all users over the next few weeks. Keep your OneNote for Windows 10 updated and give it a try!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5" color="#3366FF">Simplified ribbon in OneNote for the Web</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ribbon.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/116282iC9F954116B9C6D7C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ribbon.png" alt="ribbon.png" /></span><BR /><BR /></P> <P>Finally, simplified ribbon has come to OneNote for the web. Enjoy more space on your screen and quickly get to the tools you need with this update. If you prefer to switch back to the old experience, click the View tab and uncheck Simplified Ribbon to refresh and return to the previous ribbon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you try the features above and look forward to hearing from you. Leave us a comment down below and don’t forget to request features you’d like to see in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feedback Hub</A>.&nbsp;We’ll see you soon with more updates from the OneNote team!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 29 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/go-dark-mode-and-more-on-onenote/ba-p/653056 Jee Soo Han 2019-05-29T16:00:00Z Announcing a new Whiteboard for your Surface Hub https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-a-new-whiteboard-for-your-surface-hub/ba-p/637050 <P>We are excited to announce that the most up-to-date version of Microsoft Whiteboard will roll out to the original Surface Hub over the next few weeks. This update will bring Surface Hubs onto the same version of the app currently available for Windows 10 PCs, iOS devices, and web (preview), radically expanding the possibilities for freeform collaboration across platforms. The updated version also incorporates many requested capabilities, including:<BR /><BR /></P> <UL> <LI>Boards automatically save to the cloud for signed-in users</LI> <LI>Improved collaboration features, including inviting and removing access for specific users, and presence bubbles to show who is actively working on the current board</LI> <LI>Many new canvas features, including sticky notes, images, and text entry</LI> <LI>Convert photos of physical whiteboards to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Whiteboard-in-Teams-meetings-integration-ink-grab-and-ink/ba-p/376979" target="_blank" rel="noopener">digital ink</A></LI> <LI>Improve legibility of your handwritten ink</LI> <LI>Additional <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Microsoft-Whiteboard-now-more-colorful-and-customizable-than/ba-p/296947" target="_blank" rel="noopener">background colors, pen colors, and nib sizes</A></LI> <LI>Whiteboard in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Whiteboard-in-Teams-meetings-integration-ink-grab-and-ink/ba-p/376979" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams meetings</A></LI> </UL> <P>The updated Microsoft Whiteboard app will replace the Whiteboard 2016 app on a rolling basis starting on May 22, 2019, and may take a few weeks to roll out fully. [Update 6/5/19: The rollout of the updated Whiteboard app will begin in early July.] No action is required, unless Microsoft Store app automatic updates have been disabled.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To find out more, please visit our support articles <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">for end-users</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">for admins</A>. And in the meantime, download the Whiteboard apps for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows 10</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iOS</A> to start collaborating across devices immediately.</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:37:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-a-new-whiteboard-for-your-surface-hub/ba-p/637050 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:37:56Z Do more with OneNote for Android https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/do-more-with-onenote-for-android/ba-p/622139 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In case you missed&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">them</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, we’ve put together&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a list of</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;features&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that have been&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">added to OneNote for Android over the last few months.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">From more natural&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">inking capabilities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">right-to-left</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">language&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">support and search improvements, t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">hese features are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">all currently available so feel free to try them out and let us know what you think!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Work naturally and seamlessly while inking</H1> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-contrast="auto">OneNote for Android</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;now supports palm rejection for more natural and accurate&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">inking.</SPAN></LI> <LI>Use&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">l</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">asso</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;tool to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">freely&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">select</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;your inking</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">effortlessly&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">move it</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;around or resize&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">it</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/lithium/O365/2019_05_14_23_16_54.gif" border="0" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Instead of having to select the eraser tool whenever you want to erase, if you’re using an S-Pen, simply press the button on your S-Pen while inking to switch to eraser mode and erase easier.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><VIDEO controls="controls" width="95%" height="75% preload="> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/spen_support (1).mp4" type="video/mp4"></SOURCE></VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Capture diverse content in your OneNote</H1> <UL> <LI>Insert file attachments and PDFs from your Android device. Click the attachment button on your Android command center above the keyboard and select the file you want to add to the page. For PDFs, you also have an option to add as a full-page printout right on the page.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OneNote - Insert file.jpg" style="width: 485px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/115483i8CDD59F5F65A71B7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OneNote - Insert file.jpg" alt="OneNote - Insert file.jpg" /></span></LI> <LI>The camera in OneNote can be a powerful tool in adding content to your notebooks. Try it today with even more capabilities, like inking on images, accessing the photo gallery from camera view, capturing with the front camera of your device, and easily selecting document boundaries and adjusting crop lines to the document’s edges.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Sometimes, you need to quickly capture a fleeting thought without organizing it. Sticky Notes is a perfect place for those quick notes and now you can access them anywhere through OneNote on mobile devices. Click on the Sticky Notes tab at the bottom right of the screen to access Sticky Notes synced across devices.</LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OneNote - Sticky Notes.png" style="width: 562px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/115484i7279CA875EFEE9CE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OneNote - Sticky Notes.png" alt="OneNote - Sticky Notes.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Other updates to your OneNote for Android experience</H1> <UL> <LI>We’ve made some improvements to searching in OneNote for Android. Search results are now highlighted on the page, so you can easily find what you are looking for. On smartphones, use Find on Page to quickly locate search terms on the current page.<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Screenshot_20190317-234243.jpg" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/115606i61CCF7E5F826473F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot_20190317-234243.jpg" alt="Screenshot_20190317-234243.jpg" /></span> <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Screenshot_20190317-234331.jpg" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/115607iE467715A0277B02B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot_20190317-234331.jpg" alt="Screenshot_20190317-234331.jpg" /></span> <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Screenshot_20190317-234247.jpg" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/115608i915DECE0F78E3024/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Screenshot_20190317-234247.jpg" alt="Screenshot_20190317-234247.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Right-to-left layouts are now supported for applicable. If your mobile device’s primary settings are set to a right-to-left language, your OneNote will now support a corresponding right-to-left layout.</LI> </UL> <P>The OneNote team is working to bring more and more exciting features to all the platforms so make sure to upvote or add any features you’d like to see in the product on Feedback Hub. As always, we look forward to your comments down below!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 22 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/do-more-with-onenote-for-android/ba-p/622139 Jee Soo Han 2019-05-22T16:00:00Z Microsoft wants your ideas on end user adoption & engagement with Microsoft 365 & Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-wants-your-ideas-on-end-user-adoption-amp-engagement/ba-p/570529 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="office365.png" style="width: 531px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/114100i4CD0777182AB05A0/image-dimensions/531x354?v=v2" width="531" height="354" role="button" title="office365.png" alt="office365.png" /></span></P> <P>Microsoft is looking for IT professionals to provide feedback on end user adoption and engagement for Microsoft 365 &amp; Office 365. You would be participating with a group of 6-8 in a 90-minute discussion session held online. Topics of discussion include key challenges in your role, end-user adoption and engagement practices, and preferred communications from Microsoft. Your feedback will help drive the types of engagement Microsoft develops for you and your end-users. In addition, <STRONG>we will provide a $100 honorarium for your participation, which may be delivered to you or to a charity of your or our choosing</STRONG>.<BR /><BR />To qualify for these discussions you must meet the following criteria:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Fluent English speaker</LI> <LI>Microsoft 365 &amp; Office 365 administrator for your organization</LI> <LI>Live in the US, Japan, or Western EU (not UK)</LI> <LI>Not in government or education sectors</LI> <LI>Organization has at least 150 employees / seats on Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P>If interested and you meet the criteria above, please <STRONG>follow the link below</STRONG> to provide a few qualifying details, after which we will follow up regarding your participation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLICK HERE TO TAKE A BRIEF QUALIFYING SURVEY</A></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>*Editor's note: Participation requirements have been updated on 5/30/2019</EM></P> Fri, 31 May 2019 00:02:49 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-wants-your-ideas-on-end-user-adoption-amp-engagement/ba-p/570529 Dhruv_Jain 2019-05-31T00:02:49Z Edit your content faster with OneNote https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/edit-your-content-faster-with-onenote/ba-p/493520 <P>In April, we want to be short and sweet for our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OneNote for Windows 10</A> users: you can now edit content more efficiently with the Mini toolbar that will provide contextually relevant formatting and editing tools. Read on to find out more about it!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Edit faster with the Mini toolbar</H1> <P>The new Mini toolbar in OneNote for Windows 10 helps you edit content faster while you’re working. Instead of having to pick out which tool you need in the ribbon at the top of your screen, you can now highlight the text or content you want to edit and choose a tool from the Mini toolbar that appears. The Mini toolbar contains contextually relevant tools, from font adjustments to text and table formatting, depending on what you’ve selected to edit. Click on the icon with three dots on the far right to expand the Mini toolbar and view more tools for editing your content. With this update, editing is faster with the relevant tools right at your finger (or mouse) tips.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Mini Toolbar.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/110861iA9FC1B9841113ABB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Mini Toolbar.gif" alt="Mini Toolbar.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Mini toolbar is currently rolling out to Insiders and will be generally available to all users in the coming weeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you enjoy this update on OneNote for Windows 10 and look forward to hearing your feedback. Please request and vote for features in the <A href="#" target="_self">Feedback Hub</A> for the OneNote team to continue bringing you exciting updates. We look forward to your comments below and we’ll be back with more OneNote updates next month!</P> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/edit-your-content-faster-with-onenote/ba-p/493520 Jee Soo Han 2019-04-30T16:00:00Z Your Feedback in Action: New Insertable Icons in Office https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/your-feedback-in-action-new-insertable-icons-in-office/ba-p/482173 <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="background-color: #ffffff; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; cursor: text; display: inline; float: none; font-family: inherit; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">We’re here today with another example of how the feedback you provide directly impacts the development of Office!</SPAN></P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">When we first added Icons to Office, we got tons of great feedback that people loved them! You used them to add visual flare to your documents and presentations, to replace boring bullet points, to draw attention to key parts of your slides. But we also heard you loud and clear: you wanted more! And you noticed some key areas where we just didn’t have anything that fit the bill.</P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">&nbsp;</P> <UL style="box-sizing: inherit; clear: left; color: #000000; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 20px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px;"> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“There is no paw print in the animal section.”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“YES ANIMALS MORE ANIMALS”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">"Add more icons to the nature section…”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“…Graduation would be a great supplement.”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“An icon of a pregnant woman would be brilliant and very helpful :)”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“Please add icons for Recycling…” “Want a recycling icon…” “Add a recycling icon…” “Missing icons, example: recycling”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“Create ‘Holiday’ icons.”</LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">“Holiday things like pumpkins”</LI> </UL> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">So, we got to work. And the result? 350 brand new icons that add to some old categories and create some entirely new ones! We added:</SPAN></P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; color: #000000; font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.7142; min-height: 19px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; orphans: 2; overflow-wrap: break-word; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: top; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">&nbsp;</P> <UL style="box-sizing: inherit; clear: left; color: #000000; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: disc; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 20px; margin-top: 0px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px;"> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">More animals, including a tiger, panda, unicorn, and livestock</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">Holiday icons</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">A whole accessibility category</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">A recycling bin!</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">More Technology, more Business, and more Social Media</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">More Sports</SPAN></LI> <LI style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">More Arts</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; -ms-text-size-adjust: none; vertical-align: top; padding: 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image[1].png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/110182i4DA6F58EB3FEE0DD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="image[1].png" alt="image[1].png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: border-box; color: #000000; font-family: Segoe UI,SegoeUI,&amp;quot; helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 12px 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">And that’s just some of it! Find all of the new icons by going to the Insert Ribbon and clicking on Icons in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel on Mac, Windows, and iOS; in Outlook on Windows; and in PowerPoint Online on the web.</P> <P style="border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-sizing: border-box; color: #000000; font-family: Segoe UI,SegoeUI,&amp;quot; helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 20px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 12px 0px; border: 0px none currentColor;">Let us know what you think about the new Icons by using the Send-a-Smile (<IMG class="emoji" style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-shadow: none; box-sizing: border-box; display: inline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 1em; line-height: inherit; max-width: 100%; vertical-align: -0.1em; width: 1em; padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0.07em 0px 0.07em; border: medium none currentColor;" draggable="false" alt="😊" src="https://s.w.orghttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f60a.svg" border="0" />) and Send-a-Frown (<IMG class="emoji" style="background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%; background-position-y: 0%; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; box-shadow: none; box-sizing: border-box; display: inline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 1em; line-height: inherit; max-width: 100%; vertical-align: -0.1em; width: 1em; padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0.07em 0px 0.07em; border: medium none currentColor;" draggable="false" alt="🙁" src="https://s.w.orghttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f641.svg" border="0" />) buttons in any Office app.</P> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:01:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/your-feedback-in-action-new-insertable-icons-in-office/ba-p/482173 Richard Tso 2019-04-24T18:01:27Z The new cloud-based policy management service for Office 365 ProPlus has been released! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/the-new-cloud-based-policy-management-service-for-office-365/ba-p/480676 <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office cloud policy service</A> allows administrators to define policies for Office 365 ProPlus and assign these policies to users via Azure Active Directory security groups.&nbsp; Once defined, policies are automatically enforced as users sign in and use Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp; No need to be domain joined or MDM enrolled and works with corporate owned devices or BYOD.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Get started today by visiting and signing into the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office cloud policy service</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Build a policy configuration</STRONG> that includes the policies you want to enforce, configured for your organization’s needs. &nbsp;The service is always up to date and includes the latest policies as they are released.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Target a group of users</STRONG> by assigning the policy configuration to a specific AAD security group.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Policies automatically enforced</STRONG> as users sign into Office 365 ProPlus.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Health reporting</STRONG> available for each of the policy configurations, letting administrators know that the policies are getting deployed to users and their devices.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="OCPS.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/109839iEC907B316DC4188A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OCPS.png" alt="OCPS.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>This service is now generally available and supported for all Office 365 ProPlus customers.</STRONG>&nbsp; If you are an administrator, you can start using this service today by signing into the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office client management portal</A> and creating policy configurations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are also excited to announce the public preview for the security policy advisor feature; an intelligent policy recommendation engine being added to the Office cloud policy service.&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here</A> for more information on the security policy advisor feature.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This service is just one of many new services which the Office team will be releasing over the next 12+ months.&nbsp; These services, which shape the foundation of the Office serviceability SDK, are designed to work with 1<SUP>st</SUP> and 3<SUP>rd</SUP> party management solutions to help administrators simplify and streamline Office deployment and management.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For additional documentation on how to use this new policy service and its capabilities take a look at this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">document</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As always, please provide feedback using the feedback button to help us improve the service.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>FAQ:</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Does the Office client policy service replace Group Policy management options?</STRONG><BR />No, this service provides an alternative to Group Policy management. Group Policy management enforces policies on Windows PCs joined to an Active Directory domain, while the Office client policy service only requires the user sign into Office using their corporate credentials (Azure Active Directory) along with a valid Office 365 ProPlus license. <BR /><BR /></LI> <LI><STRONG>What are primary differences between the types of policies I can enforce using Office client policy service compared to Group Policy?</STRONG><BR />Office client policy service manages only user-based policies for Office 365 ProPlus. Group Policy can manage both user-based and machine-based policies.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI><STRONG>How does the Office client policy service compare with the Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run’s application preferences settings?</STRONG><BR />The settings configured as part of Office installation using the Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run – as well as previous OCT versions – are based on ‘preferences’, meaning that a user can change them. Office client policy service settings are enforced, like Group Policy enforcement.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI><STRONG>If I use Group Policy Management and the Office cloud policy service, how will conflicts be resolved?</STRONG><BR />The policies configured in the Office cloud policy service take precedence over any policies configured via Group Policy Management. If there are conflicts, the values specified in the Office cloud policy service for the conflicting policies will be honored.</LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL start="5"> <LI><STRONG>Can I import policies from Group Policy Management to Office cloud policy service?<BR /></STRONG>At this time we do not have import capabilities, but we are looking at providing this functionality to help admins migrate.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI><STRONG><STRONG>How is this different from the Administrative Templates feature in Intune for Device configuration<BR /></STRONG></STRONG>The Office cloud policy service is built specifically for managing Office policies in non-domain joined and non-MDM managed scenarios.&nbsp; Office cloud policy service is available to any customer that owns Office 365 ProPlus.&nbsp; If used with Intune, the policies configured in Office cloud policy service take precedence over any Office policies managed via Intune.</LI> </OL> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:51:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/the-new-cloud-based-policy-management-service-for-office-365/ba-p/480676 Chris Hopkins 2019-04-23T23:51:50Z Announcing 3D Content Guidelines for Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-3d-content-guidelines-for-office-365/ba-p/431876 <P>Since 3D was first introduced in Office, we’ve heard resounding feedback from the community that better guidance was needed to help users acquire, build and convert 3D content for use in Office. Whether you are an Office user looking to acquire 3D assets for your documents, or a 3D professional creating content for your clients, we are pleased to announce that the <A href="#" target="_self">3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft</A> are now publicly available, and have been developed to help users be more successful with 3D in Office.<BR /><BR />Download the guide in <A href="#" target="_self">PPT format</A><BR />Download the guide in <A href="#" target="_self">PDF format</A><BR /><BR />Customer connections were the key to defining the scope of what the guidelines cover. These connections gave us the opportunity to understand the friction points first-hand, provide immediate support to keep customers moving forward, and roll those learnings back into the guidelines.</P> <P><BR />The 3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft are split into four major sections and can be read in sequence or independently depending on what you would like to accomplish.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>3D engine overview</STRONG><BR />Learn about the inner workings of the real-time 3D engine used in Office and how it compares to other methods of rendering 3D content.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="3D Engine Overview.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108380iB2CC364083644104/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="3D Engine Overview.png" alt="3D Engine Overview.png" /></span><BR /><STRONG>Sourcing assets</STRONG><BR />Learn tips and tricks for finding quality 3D content in online marketplaces and best practices when working with third party vendors to build custom 3D assets.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Sourcing Assets.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108381i123A9C465ACF1630/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Sourcing Assets.png" alt="Sourcing Assets.png" /></span><BR /><BR /><STRONG>Content creation</STRONG><BR />Step through the process of creating custom 3D content for real-time rendering in Office. From modelling, surfacing and animation guidance for new content, to exporting, converting and optimizing existing 3D content, this section will help to ensure that 3D assets targeted for Office will render optimally.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ContentCreation1.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108382iF612A2A16AC6CF6F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ContentCreation1.png" alt="ContentCreation1.png" /></span><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Content Creation2.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108383iA72643391E15A9FF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Content Creation2.png" alt="Content Creation2.png" /></span><BR /><BR /><STRONG>Additional Resources</STRONG><BR />Discover tools for viewing, analyzing and validating your 3D content as well as links to other valuable resources.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AdditionalResources.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/108384i84C74E14F2FB2C61/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AdditionalResources.png" alt="AdditionalResources.png" /></span></P> <P><BR />While today's version of the guidelines is focused on Office, the vision is to expand the scope and include other Microsoft products and services in the future. We believe these guidelines will be a good connection point between many of the great existing resources and look forward to continuing to evolve them to meet the growing needs of all our users. Please check them out!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 27.42px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Download the guide in </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_self">PPT format</A><BR style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" /><SPAN style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #333333; cursor: text; font-family: 'SegoeUI','Lato','Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 27.42px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Download the guide in </SPAN><A style="background-color: transparent; box-sizing: border-box; color: #146cac; font-family: &amp;quot; segoeui&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;lato&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;helvetica neue&amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: underline; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;" href="#" target="_self">PDF format</A></P> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:53:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-3d-content-guidelines-for-office-365/ba-p/431876 Richard Tso 2019-04-24T17:53:56Z 5 steps to get you collaborating more effectively in Office 365 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/5-steps-to-get-you-collaborating-more-effectively-in-office-365/ba-p/376983 <P><EM>With last month’s Twins Challenge, we shared a few time-saving tips for <A href="#" target="_self">Word</A>, <A href="#" target="_self">Excel</A>, and <A href="#" target="_self">PowerPoint</A>. Today, we’re following up with a few ways to get you started collaborating in your documents.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><SPAN><STRONG>1. Create and save your documents to the cloud by default. Whether you plan to work on a document with others or simply share it for review, your documents are safer when saved to the cloud.</STRONG></SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Save-your-files-to-the-cloud-more-easily/ba-p/325133" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create and save your documents to the cloud</A></STRONG></SPAN><STRONG> by default </STRONG></P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">Now, when you<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart BCX0 SCXW251264408">go to save a new</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">in the desktop</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">app<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">using<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">Ctrl-S (Windows),<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="SpellingError BCX0 SCXW251264408">Cmd</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">-S (macOS), or the Save button in Office, a new dialog will default to OneDrive or SharePoint Online and allow you to quickly set the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun CommentStart BCX0 SCXW251264408">filename and location.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX0 SCXW251264408">Once saved to the cloud, you can access the file across your devices.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP BCX0 SCXW251264408" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/lithium/O365/93168_SAVE_DOCS_TO_CLOUD_GIF_EXIT_WITHOUT_SAVING_V03.gif" border="0" width="652" height="450" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And when you forget to save a new document before exiting, you'll see an updated save experience directing you to the cloud. And because documents are saved to the cloud, you can work with others, like real-time co-authoring, from the get go.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Turn on <A href="#" target="_self">AutoSave</A> so you never have to worry about saving changes to your document.</STRONG><BR />Once a document is in the cloud, AutoSave takes over to regularly sync your documents to the cloud. With AutoSave, you don’t have to worry about hitting save or losing changes since edits are saved automatically.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If the AutoSave toggle is turned off, flip it to “On” and store your file in OneDrive. It saves your file so that you don’t have to.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AutoSave_Excel_v2.gif" style="width: 651px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100432i6C4C42540CA3C7B5/image-dimensions/651x366?v=v2" width="651" height="366" role="button" title="AutoSave_Excel_v2.gif" alt="AutoSave_Excel_v2.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For those using Office in the browser, your files are already being saved automatically!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And if you are still saving files to your computer’s hard drive, you are leaving your documents vulnerable to device theft or destruction. Use <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-OneDrive-Blog/Migrate-Your-Files-to-OneDrive-Easily-with-Known-Folder-Move/ba-p/207076" target="_self">Known Folder Move</A> to easily backup and sync your desktop documents and folders to OneDrive, making OneDrive the default location for those files.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>2. Once in a shared cloud document, you can co-author and even assign tasks using @mentions.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Share Office 365 documents</A> with others to <A href="#" target="_self">co-author</A> the document together.</STRONG></P> <P>Stop spending time merging changes from coworkers into one document or sifting through emails for versions of a file. Simply share the Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation with collaborators and work together.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once a cloud file is shared, you can work in the file on your own time or with multiple collaborators simultaneously. If you’re editing together in real time, you’ll see others’ changes in real time. Co-author with others on any device that works best for you – web browser, desktop, or mobile.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Coauth Presence in Word Online.gif" style="width: 656px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100446iA342C2379BA1B7F9/image-dimensions/656x335?v=v2" width="656" height="335" role="button" title="Coauth Presence in Word Online.gif" alt="Coauth Presence in Word Online.gif" /></span></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><STRONG>Collaborate with your team by using <A href="#" target="_self">@mention</A> and <A href="#" target="_self">threaded comments</A> to have a conversation right next to the relevant content in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.</STRONG></P> <P>Threaded comments and @mentions ensure that you always have context on what’s going on and enable you to easily have conversations about specific content with collaborators.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="excel modern comments optimize.gif" style="width: 640px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100444iA0D912EEA6CE51E8/image-dimensions/640x427?v=v2" width="640" height="427" role="button" title="excel modern comments optimize.gif" alt="excel modern comments optimize.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To @mention someone, type “@” and the person’s name in the comment. This is an efficient way to get their attention because they will get notified via email to take action. And rolling out to Word, you will be able to <A href="#" target="_self">assign tasks</A> to others using @mentions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="WordiPhoneFrame_6.png" style="width: 298px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100440iC4D1D13D5E1DB3FE/image-dimensions/298x601?v=v2" width="298" height="601" role="button" title="WordiPhoneFrame_6.png" alt="WordiPhoneFrame_6.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7">*Threaded comments is available across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the desktop apps, web, and mobile. <BR /></FONT><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7">**@mention is rolling out across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. @mention is now available in Office Online, Office for iOS, Office for Android, and for Office Insiders on desktop.&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7">***To-dos is currently available for Word on the Mac for Office Insiders (Fast).</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>3. Work together with confidence in a shared document.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>See what's changed in your PowerPoint presentation <A href="#" target="_self">while you were away</A>.</STRONG></P> <P>If you’re collaborating on a deck with others, you can see who made new changes, quickly get up-to-speed and start working. You no longer need to scroll through the whole deck to see what’s changed or painstakingly compare slides side-by-side. We’ll tell you if someone has made changes to the slides while you were away and highlight the things that have changed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="94614_GIFS_FOR_TWINS_CAMPAIGN_WHILE_AWAY_SURFACE_BOOK_V03.gif" style="width: 642px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100441i2C70AAAB6B1609BD/image-dimensions/642x444?v=v2" width="642" height="444" role="button" title="94614_GIFS_FOR_TWINS_CAMPAIGN_WHILE_AWAY_SURFACE_BOOK_V03.gif" alt="94614_GIFS_FOR_TWINS_CAMPAIGN_WHILE_AWAY_SURFACE_BOOK_V03.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7">*This feature is available in PowerPoint client app and on the web now.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Set your file to Read-Only and set the context for how collaborators’ interact with the file.</STRONG></P> <P>Want to share a document with a colleague but avoid accidental changes? You can set permissions on a shared document to “<A href="#" target="_self">Restrict Editing</A>” or “<A href="#" target="_self">Always Open Read-Only</A>”. By flagging the document as read-only, you are letting collaborators know not to make unintentional edits.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF02_V04.gif" style="width: 636px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100442i2AA9F02A2F4DA406/image-dimensions/636x440?v=v2" width="636" height="440" role="button" title="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF02_V04.gif" alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF02_V04.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If the file is finalized, you may also want to consider applying “Mark as Final”.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Feel confident making changes in a shared document. Version History lets you see what changes have occurred and revert back if necessary</STRONG></P> <P>If a document is being used as a basis for a new document, users should always Save a Copy first to avoid changing the original file.</P> <P><BR />If you forget and make changes to the original file while AutoSave is on, no need to worry. You can easily restore a previous version through <A href="#" target="_self">Version History</A>. To see the list of previous versions of your files, you can go to File &gt; Info &gt; Manage Document.<STRONG><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF03_V04.gif" style="width: 642px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100443i787C571F98722AD7/image-dimensions/642x444?v=v2" width="642" height="444" role="button" title="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF03_V04.gif" alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_GIF03_V04.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You also have the option to click on the title bar at the top of your document and select Version History to see who edited your file and how the file has evolved over time. Click on “open version” to see the previous version of the document and compare edits or restore changes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>4. For existing documents, find and work on them on the web, mobile, or desktop, wherever you prefer.&nbsp;</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG><BR />Find documents you’ve been collaborating on or share them with others from Office.com or the new Office app for Windows 10.</STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_self">Office.com</A> and the recently released <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-Apps-Blog/NEW-The-Office-app-for-Windows-10-Now-Available-to-Everyone/ba-p/353553" target="_self">Office app for Windows 10</A> are great ways to get started with Office and jump quickly into your work. In the documents section, you can easily find the documents that you have used most recently, pinned for easy access, or shared with others. And, we curate a list of recommended shared documents so that you can spend less time looking for what you need and more time getting things done.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/lithium/O365/102554_NEW_OFFICE_APP_GIF3_RECENT_TABS_V02.gif" border="0" width="642" height="386" />&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Open file links</A> in the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint desktop applications to start working where you prefer<BR /></STRONG>If you are in the Office desktop apps and click on an Office 365 document link that others have shared with you, the file will open directly in the Office desktop apps instead of the web. This option to open files in the Office desktop apps will save you time by taking you to your preferred starting location.<STRONG><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_IMG01_V05.png" style="width: 645px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100445iE3B2359121B92685/image-dimensions/645x446?v=v2" width="645" height="446" role="button" title="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_IMG01_V05.png" alt="114956_WXP_COLLABORATION_IMG01_V05.png" /></span></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">If you prefer using Office on the web, your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files will continue opening in the browser.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7">*This feature is rolling out to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint desktop applications over the next few months.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>5. Don’t have an Office 365 subscription? You can give Office a try at Office.com.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>For consumers, you can get started for free with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the web by signing in or c<A href="#" target="_self">reating an account</A> at Office.com. <STRONG><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have an account created, you can get started working in the web browser at <A href="#" target="_self">Office.com</A> and even <A href="#" target="_self">work on documents with collaborators</A> (including those who are not using Office).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Find more Office tips and tricks <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.</STRONG></P> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 22:48:46 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/5-steps-to-get-you-collaborating-more-effectively-in-office-365/ba-p/376983 The_Office_Apps_Team 2019-03-28T22:48:46Z OneNote: March 2019 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-march-2019/ba-p/388879 <P>This month in OneNote, we want to highlight three recent features added across platforms. From new navigation, to roundtrip editing of embedded files and phrase search, find exactly what you need and stay in the flow with OneNote.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>A new look for navigation</H2> <P>We heard the user feedback and incorporated some new elements to navigation in OneNote for Mac and OneNote for Windows 10. In the updated navigation, switch easily between your notebooks, search results and recent notes using the buttons along the left-hand rail and use the drop-down button across the top of sections and pages to view additional notebooks. If you want to maximize your canvas, you can hide navigation by clicking the notebooks icon at the top of the left rail. Click the icon again when you need to navigate your way to another page, section or notebook.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OneNote March.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100154i96A483178752B194/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OneNote March.jpg" alt="OneNote March.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The updated navigation is currently rolling out to all users on Mac and available for Office Insiders on Windows 10. It will be available to all Windows users in the next few weeks. We are working to bring this update to OneNote Online and OneNote for iPad as well.&nbsp;See <A href="#" target="_self">here</A> for a detailed refresher on the updated navigation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Edit embedded files seamlessly</H2> <P>Starting this month, you can edit files embedded in notebooks more easily on OneNote for Windows 10. Users will be able to open files, make edits and have those changes saved seamlessly without having to save a new version or re-embed into the notebook.</P> <P>To try this feature, open a file embedded in a notebook and make edits. Don’t worry about saving the new changes as a separate file and re-attaching to your notebook – your changes are already synced and ready to be viewed in OneNote! Make sure AutoSave is on, edit what you want, and close the file when you’re done. The next time someone opens the file from the notebook, those latest changes will be there.</P> <P>This feature will be rolling out to all users on OneNote for Windows 10 over the next few weeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Search for exactly what you need</H2> <P>We’re continuously working to make OneNote’s search experience even better with each new feature. Our newest addition to search capabilities: phrase search. To try it today, open the search pane and put a phrase between quotations to get more relevant search results. Putting your search terms in quotations searches for exactly those words in that order rather than each word separately, providing more relevant search results.</P> <P>This feature is available for all users across platforms, so try searching for exact phrases in quotation marks to find exactly what you need across sections and pages!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Relativistic Physics.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100157iCAE0902EF7672FA1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Relativistic Physics.png" alt="Relativistic Physics.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you enjoy the latest updates on OneNote and look forward to hearing your feedback. As always, request and vote for feature requests in the <A href="#" target="_self">Feedback Hub</A>. Leave us your thoughts down below and we’ll be back with more OneNote news soon!</P> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-march-2019/ba-p/388879 Jee Soo Han 2019-03-28T19:00:00Z Whiteboard in Teams meetings integration, ink grab and ink beautification are here! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/whiteboard-in-teams-meetings-integration-ink-grab-and-ink/ba-p/376979 <P><STRONG>Microsoft Whiteboard</STRONG> continues to evolve rapidly. This month we are introducing Whiteboard integration into Teams meetings and two intelligent inking features. Whether you choose to participate from the meeting room or remotely, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams Meetings</STRONG></A> (commercial preview) empowers meeting attendees from the same tenant to participate in the conversation, regardless of the device used. For quick and easy collaboration, the board is automatically shared with all meeting attendees. To enable Whiteboard in a Teams meeting, please turn on the Whiteboard web preview <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>here</STRONG></A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" style="width: 704px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100338i6FDB2284F9F6078E/image-dimensions/704x485?v=v2" width="704" height="485" role="button" title="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" alt="104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Ink grab</STRONG>, enables you to take a picture of your notes scribbled on a physical whiteboard and convert them into digital ink on the Whiteboard App. You don’t have to recreate your board from scratch and all of the information is captured. If you start an ad-hoc brainstorm session on the physical whiteboard, you can easily continue on the digital whiteboard and include remote collaborators in the conversation. Simply take a picture of the content and use ink grab to transform them into digital ink.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Bad handwriting? Don’t worry! <STRONG>Ink beautification</STRONG> increases the readability of quickly-jotted notes in the Whiteboard canvas, which analyzes handwriting and automatically replaces it with more legible strokes. &nbsp;&nbsp;This feature increases collaboration, learning and ideation by addressing common reasons users tell us they find it difficult to use pen or ink.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="109995_INK_BEAUTIFICATION_FOR_WHITEBOARD_V03.gif" style="width: 706px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/100339i563D2C41B99F2000/image-dimensions/706x488?v=v2" width="706" height="488" role="button" title="109995_INK_BEAUTIFICATION_FOR_WHITEBOARD_V03.gif" alt="109995_INK_BEAUTIFICATION_FOR_WHITEBOARD_V03.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Together, these intelligent inking features reduce the friction associated with collaboration.&nbsp;With the magic wand, your collaborators will be able to easily collaborate with you on your inking creations.&nbsp; Ink grab and ink beautification are available in Win10 app, and ink beautification will roll out in the next iOS app update.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Provide your team with an infinite digital canvas by downloading <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Whiteboard</STRONG></A> today.</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:37:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/whiteboard-in-teams-meetings-integration-ink-grab-and-ink/ba-p/376979 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:37:07Z Save your files to the cloud more easily https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/save-your-files-to-the-cloud-more-easily/ba-p/325133 <P>To protect against device loss or damage and to provide anywhere access to files, we recommend storing them in Office 365. Last June we announced <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Known Folder Move</A> (KFM) in OneDrive for customers on Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10. Known Folder Move provides an easy way to redirect your desktop documents and folders to OneDrive, making OneDrive the default location for those files. With KFM, your content is automatically synced to OneDrive with no disruption to productivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we are announcing a new capability that makes it easier for you to create and save your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document directly to the cloud. When you go to save an Office365 document using Ctrl+S (Windows), Cmd+S (macOS), or the Save button, the new dialog box will default to OneDrive or SharePoint Online. And if you forget to save a new document before exiting, you will also see this updated save experience.</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/lithium/O365/93168_SAVE_DOCS_TO_CLOUD_GIF_EXIT_WITHOUT_SAVING_V03.gif" border="0" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once a document is saved in the cloud, you can easily rename the file and change the location from the title bar. This ability to save your document to the cloud directly from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint will roll out to Office 365 on Windows and Mac beginning in February.&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/lithium/O365/93168_SAVE_DOCS_TO_CLOUD_GIF_MAC_V03.gif" border="0" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These features, along with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OneDrive Files On-Demand for Mac</A>, are part of our investments in making it easier for you to get your files into the cloud. By saving to the cloud, you will be able to securely access your most important documents from any device and start collaborating with others from the get go.</P> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:25:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/save-your-files-to-the-cloud-more-easily/ba-p/325133 The_Office_Apps_Team 2019-01-25T17:25:15Z OneNote in 2018 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-in-2018/ba-p/312793 <P>What a year 2018 was for OneNote! The product team worked hard to bring you features across our platforms for a more reliable, personal, and powerful OneNote. From fun additions like stickers in Mac, to powerful features like insert picture from camera for web, we hope you enjoyed the work we did last year. Many of these features came directly from our users’ feedback, and the team is always grateful to have such passionate fans who are as dedicated to making OneNote awesome as we are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is a sample list of features added in 2018 to help you use OneNote the way <EM>you</EM> need it:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Tag search</LI> <LI>Roaming custom tags that sync across devices</LI> <LI>Customizable settings from autocorrect options (web) to default paste options (Windows 10)</LI> <LI>Support for small and large eraser sizes</LI> <LI>Clipboard options to Home tab</LI> <LI>Show/hide source link in settings when they copy/paste (Windows 10)</LI> <LI>Recent notebook provider</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>While we worked hard to bring the list above (and more) to make OneNote a better tool for all users, we also added some features – like the ones listed below (and more!) – to make OneNote a more powerful tool for whatever you may need it for:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Faster sync</LI> <LI>Faster search with improved indexer</LI> <LI>Math capabilities, such as complex numbers in Math Solver, multiple functions on one graph, and Ink math assistant (web)</LI> <LI>Accessibility checker</LI> <LI>Office Lens in OneNote mobile (iOS)</LI> <LI>PDF Printout: insert multiple files via drag-and-drop and the file picker</LI> <LI>Copy link and share to section (web)</LI> <LI>Roaming Ink toolbox</LI> <LI>Lasso tool to select, move, resize in Ink mode on mobile (Android)</LI> <LI>Table sorting in Mac</LI> <LI>Sticky Notes synced in OneNote mobile</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you for following OneNote on an incredible journey in 2018. The product would not be what it is without you, our users and fans. We deeply appreciate your feedback and do take each of them to heart. As always, leave any comments down below and we look forward to making OneNote an even better tool for you to remember, think, organize, and achieve in 2019 and onward!</P> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:58:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/onenote-in-2018/ba-p/312793 Jee Soo Han 2019-01-15T17:58:37Z Announcing the new cloud-based policy management service for Office 365 ProPlus https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-the-new-cloud-based-policy-management-service-for/ba-p/310405 <P>Today we are pleased to announce the preview of the Office cloud policy service to help administrators manage policies for all Office 365 ProPlus users in their organization, from an easy-to-use, Internet-based <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">portal focused on Office 365 ProPlus management</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Office 365 ProPlus allows users to access full Office experiences from multiple Windows devices. These may be managed or MDM-enrolled devices, but are often also personally-owned and unmanaged. Now with the Office cloud policy service, you can define and enforce Office policies without the infrastructure or MDM services traditionally required.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office cloud policy service</A></SPAN> allows administrators to define policies for Office 365 ProPlus and assign these policies to users via Azure Active Directory security groups.&nbsp; Once defined, these Office policies are automatically enforced as users sign in and use Office 365 ProPlus.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Build a policy configuration</STRONG> that includes the policies you want to enforce, configured as needed for your organization’s needs. &nbsp;The service is always up to date and includes the latest policies as they are released.&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Target a group of users</STRONG> by assigning the policy configuration to a specific AAD security group.&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Policies automatically enforced</STRONG> as users sign into Office 365 ProPlus.<BR /><BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="policies.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/64923i4513ACBA5B482C7D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="policies.png" alt="policies.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>This service is now available as a preview for all organizations with Office 365 ProPlus.</STRONG>&nbsp; If you are an administrator, you can start using this service by signing into the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office client management portal</A></SPAN> and creating Office cloud policy configurations.&nbsp; As you evaluate this preview, please provide feedback using the feedback button (in the upper right corner) to help us improve the service.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For a guided walk-though of this new service, take a look at a this <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">video</A></SPAN> which also includes a deep dive into the Office Customization Tool.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <CENTER><IFRAME width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xa8a424L62g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></CENTER> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I></I>&nbsp;</P> <P>For additional documentation on how to use this new policy service and its capabilities take a look at this <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">document</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>FAQ:</H2> <P><STRONG>Does the Office cloud policy service replace Group Policy management options?</STRONG><BR />No, this service complements Group Policy-based management as another option. Group Policy management enforces policies on Windows PCs joined to an Active Directory domain, while the Office cloud policy service only requires Azure Active Directory sign-in as part of Office 365 ProPlus.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>What are primary differences between the types of policies I can enforce using Office cloud policy service compared to Group Policy?</STRONG><BR />Office cloud policy service manages user-based policies for Office 365 ProPlus. Group Policy can manage both user-based and machine-based policies.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>How does the Office cloud policy service compare with the Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run’s application preferences settings?<BR /></STRONG>The settings configured as part of Office installation using the Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run – as well as previous OCT versions – are based on ‘preferences’, meaning that a user can change them. Office cloud policy service settings are enforced, similar to Group Policy enforcement.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is an Intune subscription required?</STRONG></P> <P>No.&nbsp; It is not required that the tenant have an Intune subscription.&nbsp; This is a feature of Office 365 ProPlus and only requires that the tenant have a&nbsp;subscription that includes Office 365 ProPlus.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Does this work with all Office Click-to-Run products?</STRONG></P> <P>No.&nbsp; This is a feature of Office 365 ProPlus and only works with the Office apps that are deployed as a part of the Office 365 ProPlus suite.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Does this new policy service support all the policies from the Office ADMX templates?</STRONG></P> <P>No.&nbsp; Currently this preview is limited to a subset of the user based policies defined in the <A href="#" target="_self">ADMX templates</A>.&nbsp; All machine based policies are not included.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Which admin roles are allowed access to configure policies?</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>Only the Global Admin, Security Admin or Desktop Analytics Admin (private preview) roles are allowed access to create or view policy configurations.</SPAN></P> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:39:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-the-new-cloud-based-policy-management-service-for/ba-p/310405 Chris Hopkins 2019-03-20T19:39:02Z Custom tags available soon in OneNote https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/custom-tags-available-soon-in-onenote/ba-p/302898 <P><SPAN>We’re extremely excited to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>bring&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>custom tags</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;to our users</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;in the next few weeks!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>With this feature, users will be able to name the tag and select an icon to create a custom tag that will sync across devices and show up in app search results.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Add custom tags to your pages and stay organized in whatever way helps&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN>you</SPAN></I><SPAN>&nbsp;achieve more!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Custom tags were passionately requested by</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;our</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;customers and starting in January</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;2019</SPAN><SPAN>, it will be available&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>OneNote for Windows 10</SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;and&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>OneNote for Mac</SPAN></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>No settings need to be enabled to use this feature.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Once you see it in your app, feel free to start using it. For a detailed explanation on how to use custom tags,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>read on</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;below.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Creating&nbsp;and using&nbsp;a&nbsp;custom&nbsp;tag</STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559738&quot;:40,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>To create a new custom tag, click&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the Tags dropdown in the Home tab and select “Create New Tag.</SPAN><SPAN>”&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>When the Create a Tag pane opens, name the new tag</SPAN><SPAN>,</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;select an icon to represent it</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;and click Create to add your new tag to the list of tags.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Your new custom tag is ready to use</SPAN><SPAN>!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>To tag content with&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;new tag</SPAN><SPAN>,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>select</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>line</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;you want to tag, click Tags on the Home tab&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>select the desired tag</SPAN><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/customtags_Gif (002).gif" border="0" /></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;<SPAN>C</SPAN><SPAN>li</SPAN><SPAN>ck on&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Tags</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&gt;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Used in this Notebook to see a list of</SPAN><SPAN>:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN>P</SPAN><SPAN>reviously deleted&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>tags</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN>C</SPAN><SPAN>ustom tags created by&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>you</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>from</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;another device</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><SPAN>Custom tags created by other users in&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>that particular notebook.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN>Not only will custom tags&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>help&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN>you</SPAN></I><SPAN>&nbsp;stay organized your way, but they will also help</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;your</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;teams and organizations keep shared notebooks organized wit</SPAN><SPAN>h customized tags.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Searching for custom tags&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>Now that you’ve started tagging throughout OneNote with&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>custom tags, it’s easier than ever&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>stay organized and find what you need through search.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Users can search for custom tags&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>in the app search experience</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;and</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;tag results will appear under the Tags tab.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Click on one of the results to go to its specific location.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>We’re excited</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>for you to give custom tags a try</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;in the upcoming weeks</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>As always, leave us a comment&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>down below and add or vote for feature requests in the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Feedback Hub</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>We look forward to hearing from you!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:47:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/custom-tags-available-soon-in-onenote/ba-p/302898 Jee Soo Han 2018-12-17T17:47:27Z What’s new in Office Lens – December Update https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-in-office-lens-december-update/ba-p/297049 <P>Today we are pleased to release some exciting new features that you have been requesting in Office Lens.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>New filters for iOS</U></STRONG></P> <P>Office Lens is adding new filters like Black &amp; White along with a redesigned filter experience. Enhance your scans by using the best filter option to add clarity and sharpness to images of whiteboards, documents, photos, and business cards.</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/image/serverpage/image-id/62411iA62EF772242ABC6B/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" preload="none" controls="controls" width="50%" height="75%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/Filters_iOS_Marketing_v2.mp4" type="video/mp4"></SOURCE></VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG><U>Crop Handle Magnifier for Android</U></STRONG></P> <P>We heard you, moving the crop handles with your thumb on the corners of your scans is difficult. To make it easier and more precise for you, we have introduced a new magnifier tool which will show you an enlarged view of the corner below your thumb while adjusting it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="teaser.png" style="width: 225px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/62408i0B3DBC35CB9C09AE/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="teaser.png" alt="teaser.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To get the latest Office Lens features, update your app on<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Google Play</A></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>or<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">App store</A></SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>now.<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Do comment below and let us know how you like to use Office Lens in your day!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:50:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-in-office-lens-december-update/ba-p/297049 Mitali Jain 2018-12-11T17:50:02Z Microsoft Whiteboard: now more colorful and customizable than ever https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-now-more-colorful-and-customizable-than/ba-p/296947 <P>The Whiteboard team has been hard at work since our announcements at Ignite. A few weeks ago, we announced the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Education-Blog/Introducing-Microsoft-Whiteboard-for-Education/ba-p/289137" target="_self">preview of Microsoft Whiteboard for Education</A>. And as we gather more and more feedback from our growing customer base, we’ve also been rolling out great new features, with more on the way soon. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New pen colors and thicknesses</STRONG></P> <P>Responding to popular demand, we’ve added 10 new pen colors and three more pen thicknesses, allowing Whiteboard users to express themselves more colorfully and boldly than ever. To access the new colors and thicknesses, click on the pen you have selected to pop up the palette.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Thick-Color-Pen-on-device.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/62026iCA49B36F4B5407DB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Thick-Color-Pen-on-device.png" alt="Thick-Color-Pen-on-device.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Background colors and gridlines</STRONG></P> <P>Just like it’s great to have options for pen color, customizing the look and feel of the board itself can help your ideas stand out – and can make your boards more usable and readable as well. Whiteboard now offers nine options for board color and eight types of gridlines that can be used together or separately to customize your boards’ backgrounds. These options are selectable in the Settings menu for any board.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Page-Background-on-device-noBG.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/62028i9425ECD614DB5BCC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Page-Background-on-device-noBG.png" alt="Page-Background-on-device-noBG.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Type text directly using the keyboard</STRONG></P> <P>We know not every device takes pen inputs – and even if it does, not everyone has the neatest handwriting! And though sticky notes are great for typing comments, sometimes you just want something a little more direct. For those who would rather type straight on the board, we now have you covered: just select the text entry option from the contextual menu (right-click/long tap to view), and type to your heart’s content.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Text-Type-on-device-NoBG.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/62054iF71EED85273F2C4D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Text-Type-on-device-NoBG.png" alt="Text-Type-on-device-NoBG.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All of these features are now available in the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows 10</A></SPAN> and <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">iOS</A></SPAN> apps, and we’ve got many more exciting updates in the pipeline. Watch this space!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:36:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-now-more-colorful-and-customizable-than/ba-p/296947 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:36:30Z Multi-Geo India satellite geo available in December 2018 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-india-satellite-geo-available-in-december-2018/ba-p/297117 <P>We're thrilled to announce that all customers using Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365&nbsp;will soon be able choose India as a satellite geo-location to&nbsp;store their users' Exchange Online Mailboxes and OneDrive for Business files at-rest, and address their global data residency needs. Once <A title="SharePoint Multi-Geo" href="#" target="_blank">SharePoint Multi-Geo is generally available</A>, it will also include the India geo.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We're in the process of rolling out the India geo to all Multi-Geo enabled Office 365 tenants. In the next few weeks, Multi-Geo customers will get a Message center notification in Office 365 indicating that the India geo available. After that, simply set the "PDL" to "IND" to&nbsp;trigger&nbsp;the move of&nbsp;mailboxes and OneDrive files to the India geo. Read more on configuring Multi-Geo at <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/ExchangeMultiGeo</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/OneDriveMultiGeo</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This means Multi-Geo is available in 10 geos across Microsoft's massive global data center footprint. Learn more about Multi-Geo at <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/GoMultiGeo</A></P> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:50:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-india-satellite-geo-available-in-december-2018/ba-p/297117 samsearth 2018-12-07T08:50:16Z Office Online Server November 2018 Update https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-online-server-november-2018-update/ba-p/292500 <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>The </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Office Online</SPAN></A><SPAN> team is pleased to release our latest update to Office Online Server (OOS). OOS empowers organizations to view, edit, and create documents in the browser with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote from their own datacenter.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3">&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Please verify that you have the latest version of the OOS release to ensure the best experience.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>The November 201</SPAN><SPAN>8</SPAN><SPAN> update of OOS includes the following </SPAN><SPAN>improvements</SPAN><SPAN>:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3">&nbsp;</FONT></P> <UL> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Additional formatting options in PowerPoint On</SPAN><SPAN>line such as</SPAN><SPAN> paragraph customization</SPAN><SPAN> (indentation, line spacing, spacing)</SPAN><SPAN>, </SPAN><SPAN>custom slide sizes, </SPAN><SPAN>en</SPAN><SPAN>hanced </SPAN><SPAN>table </SPAN><SPAN>functionality</SPAN><SPAN>, </SPAN><SPAN>increased list options</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>New PowerPoint Online slide themes</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Pivot tables</SPAN><SPAN>, conditional formatting for Excel Online&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Faster boot and</SPAN> <SPAN>e</SPAN><SPAN>diting </SPAN><SPAN>performance</SPAN> <SPAN>in</SPAN> <SPAN>Word</SPAN><SPAN>, PowerPoint and Excel Online</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Accessibility &amp; usability improvements across all applications</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>ULS logging formatting changes</SPAN><SPAN> (</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>details</SPAN></A><SPAN>)</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Many more improvements + bug fixes across all applications</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:360,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><BR /></SPAN></FONT></LI> </UL> <P><FONT size="3"><STRONG><SPAN>How do I get OOS/download the update?</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>We encourage OOS customers to download the November 201</SPAN><SPAN>8</SPAN><SPAN> release, as only the latest version will be supported with bug fixes and security patches available from the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Microsoft Updates Download Center</SPAN></A><SPAN>. You must uninstall the previous version of OOS to install this release.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Eligible </SPAN><SPAN>customers can download the latest update of OOS through the </SPAN><SPAN>Volume License Servicing Center</SPAN><SPAN> (under the product pages for Office Professional Plus or Office Standard). Customers that have purchased Office 365 Pro Plus subscriptions or Software Assurance (SA) with an Office licensing suite will have OOS rights for document creation, editing, and save functionality. Other volume licensing customers, except those who have purchased Open licenses, can download OOS with view-only functionality. </SPAN><SPAN>For more information on licensing requirements, please refer to our </SPAN><SPAN>product terms</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN>For customers whose licenses qualify for OOS, but cannot obtain OOS through the Volume Licensing Services Center, the following actions are possible:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size="3"><SPAN> </SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></P> <UL> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>VL Open customers can contact their </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Support Center</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></LI> </UL> <UL> <LI data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""><FONT size="3"><SPAN>Direct customers can submit a request from their Office 365 admin center or </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>contact support</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></FONT></LI> </UL> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-online-server-november-2018-update/ba-p/292500 Lorena Huang Liu 2018-11-30T18:00:00Z Get started at Office.com with tools for improved productivity in Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/get-started-at-office-com-with-tools-for-improved-productivity/ba-p/287448 <P>Modern workers are always looking for ways to be more productive, but in today’s always connected world filled with infinite distractions, it is hard to stay focused, find what you are looking for and determine where to get started doing your most important work. &nbsp;Office.com pulls your most relevant apps, documents and places where you and your coworkers are working—all in one place. &nbsp;We are pleased to update you on the new capabilities that are coming to Office 365 in the web.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Get started with Office.com<BR /> We reimagined Office.com last year as the best place to get started, get back to your content and get the most of your Office 365 subscription. Giving you fast access to what’s most important to you, we have rolled out a Recommended Section that helps you discover relevant documents, like the ones your colleagues recently edited or added.&nbsp; We have also introduced new start pages for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Sway that give you access to recommended and recent files filtered to the specific application you are working in.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office. com Vertical.png" style="width: 618px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/59890i1C69BAEBF0584D5A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office. com Vertical.png" alt="Office. com Vertical.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Bringing Microsoft 365 Search, and improved help to your fingertips</P> <P>Microsoft is introducing new tools for collaborating and getting back to work that are available across all of Office 365 in the web in a single click—streamlining the ability for users to work more efficiently by reducing context switching.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft 365 Search<BR /> You no longer have to search different applications separately. With Microsoft 365 Search within Office 365 in the web, you can find the documents, people, sites, and apps you need—even third-party apps your company uses.&nbsp;<SPAN>Microsoft 365 Search is available on&nbsp;</SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="http://www.office.com/" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">www.office.com</A><SPAN>&nbsp;now, and It will be elevated to the top of the page by the end of the year. In the coming months, it will be rolling out </SPAN>to other Office 365 applications. Learn more about it <A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office.com + Search.png" style="width: 908px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/59891i26C514301E73B981/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office.com + Search.png" alt="Office.com + Search.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Improved Help and Support</P> <P>The services that power help and support in Office desktop clients, are now extended to the web. The new and improved help and support pane gives you tips, access to the latest support articles, and provides contextual help on the top issues for the app you’re using. You can also customize the pane with your company’s helpdesk information. The new experience is rolling out on <A href="#" target="_blank">www.office.com</A>&nbsp;over the next month and will roll out&nbsp;across all Office 365 in the web over the coming months.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Excel .png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/59892i5A2B9F6B34CDD0AB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Excel .png" alt="Excel .png" /></span></P> <P>Visit <A href="#" target="_blank">www.office.com</A> and try out the new experiences. Stay up to date on the latest news and features for Microsoft 365 and &nbsp;join the conversation in the <SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-365/ct-p/microsoft365" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 Tech Communities</A></SPAN></P> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:34:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/get-started-at-office-com-with-tools-for-improved-productivity/ba-p/287448 Noga Ronen 2018-11-17T00:34:22Z Office 2019 servers available for commercial customers. https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-2019-servers-available-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/275879 <P>Today we’re pleased to announce <SPAN>the </SPAN>release of <SPAN>Exchange Server 2019</SPAN>, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019. <I></I><I></I><I></I>These four servers round out the Office 2019 release, a wave of product updates that started with <SPAN>the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Office 2019 client apps</SPAN></A> released <SPAN>at Ignite</SPAN> in September<SPAN>. The Office 2019 servers </SPAN>have been<SPAN> in </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Office-2019-Server-Previews-is-ready-for-Commercial-customers/ba-p/218072" target="_blank"><SPAN>commercial preview</SPAN></A><SPAN> since July</SPAN><SPAN>. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Office 365 delivers the most productive and most secure Office experience – with the lowest total cost of ownership for deployment and management.&nbsp; However, </SPAN><SPAN>f</SPAN>or customers who aren’t yet ready to move to the cloud, Office 2019 provides an update to the on-premises apps and servers. <SPAN>Here </SPAN><SPAN>we highlight some of the features and functionality in </SPAN><SPAN>each of the Office 2019 server offerings.</SPAN> &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>Exchange Server 2019 </SPAN></STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>Exchange Server 2019 include</SPAN>s scale and performance enhancements, new and improved search powered by Bing technology, new options <SPAN>to restrict the forwarding of meeting requests</SPAN>,<SPAN> and </SPAN>increased<SPAN> control over </SPAN>“out of office” <SPAN>settings. </SPAN>Exchange Server 2019 requires <A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Windows </SPAN>Server <SPAN>2019</SPAN></A>.&nbsp; At the time of publication, all media for Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server version 1809 have been temporarily removed from market as we work through a product quality issue.&nbsp; We will provide an update when refreshed media is available and will ensure that all Office 2019 services are fully compatible with the newly refreshed version.&nbsp; Learn more about Exchange Server <SPAN>2019 </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><EM><SPAN>.</SPAN></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Skype for Business Server 2019</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">Skype for Business Server 2019 </SPAN>provides<SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;"> on-premises and hybrid customers</SPAN> with additional<SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;"> security, quality, and performance features to improve the hybrid scenario.&nbsp; New features include Cloud Voicemail,</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;"> Cloud Call Data Connector, </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">Streamlined Migration to Teams</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">, and support for TLS 1.2</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">.&nbsp;Learn more about Skype for Business Server 2019 <A href="#" target="_blank">here.</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>SharePoint Server 2019</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>SharePoint Server 2019 </SPAN><SPAN>brings the ease of use of SharePoint Online to on-premises customers.&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">For end users, </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">the new release</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;"> delivers </SPAN>modern libraries, lists, and communication sites<SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV align="center"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="IT Professionals.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57834iE252469379505BA6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IT Professionals.png" alt="IT Professionals.png" /></span></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">IT </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">professionals will see improved performance and scale with simplified management. And developers will now be able to build for both cloud and on-premise environments with deeper SharePoin</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">t Framework integration. </SPAN>Learn more about SharePoint Server 2019 <A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.<I></I><I></I><I></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Project Server 2019 </STRONG></P> <P><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">Project Server 2019 offers a robust end-to-end project and portfolio management solution, with strong collaboration capabilities powered by SharePoint Server 2019. Updates include enhancements to performance and scalability, improved reporting, and an expa</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">nded set of APIs.&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">Learn</SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;"> more about </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">Project Server </SPAN><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">2019 </SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Project-Blog/Microsoft-Project-Server-2019-Available-Now/ba-p/275906" target="_blank"><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">here</SPAN></A><SPAN style="font-weight: normal !msorm;">.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV align="center"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Project Server 2019.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57835iB13F2D595F266B82/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Project Server 2019.png" alt="Project Server 2019.png" /></span></DIV> <P><SPAN>While the cloud offers real benefits in productivity, security, and total cost of ownership, we recognize that each customer is at a different point in their adoption of cloud services. </SPAN><SPAN>Office 2019 is a valuable upgrade for customers who feel that they need to keep some or all of their apps and servers on-premises. As such, we are committed to another on-premises release in the future. However, we will be investing in and adding new capabilities to Office 365 regularly,</SPAN><SPAN> including innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), collaboration, and security. </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:57:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-2019-servers-available-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/275879 Jared Spataro 2018-10-30T18:57:07Z What’s new for OneNote in October 2018 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-for-onenote-in-october-2018/ba-p/274625 <P>Today, we’re excited to share the latest updates for OneNote across <A href="#" target="_blank">Windows 10</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">Mac</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">online</A>. From cloud file attachments, tag search, to Emoji keyboard and customizable autocorrect, we will be rolling out these updates in the coming weeks, so read on to find out more.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Keep your work in sync with OneNote</H2> <P>Ever wonder if you’re looking at the latest version of a file? When you attach a file stored in the cloud (i.e. on your OneDrive) to your OneNote page, you won’t have to wonder anymore because your file will be synced with the latest changes through OneDrive. You can attach cloud files simply by enabling it in Settings and clicking Insert &gt; File. Once your cloud attachment is on the page, OneNote will upload the file into OneDrive, which makes real-time editing and collaborating on the file easy. Your notebook will display a live preview if it is an Office document, so you can see changes made to the file in real time. For all other document types, the attachment will display a link, but because the files are uploaded to OneDrive, the link will always display the latest version of the file. Cloud file attachments are coming to OneNote for Windows 10 and Mac in the next few weeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="cloud attachements.jpg" style="width: 899px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57631i92D7F55A8313D244/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="cloud attachements.jpg" alt="cloud attachements.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Find what you need, when you need it</H2> <P>Based on your feedback (thank you!), we’re rolling out the ability to search for tags in the OneNote for Windows 10 and Mac over the next few weeks. Tag search helps you to stay organized and keep track of subjects that may span multiple pages, sections, and even notebooks. You can search for tags by clicking the magnifying glass next to the notebook name in the left-had navigation pane. Type in your search query and choose to search all notebooks or the current notebook, section, or page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="search for tags.png" style="width: 641px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57627i60B2E5B1D717DC24/image-dimensions/641x714?v=v2" width="641" height="714" role="button" title="search for tags.png" alt="search for tags.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Create, express yourself and collaborate in OneNote Online</H2> <P>OneNote for Windows 10 and Mac aren’t the only platforms to receive updates this month! Personalize and collaborate in OneNote Online with the features below – they are currently rolling out and will be available for all OneNote Online users to try in the coming weeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Insert pictures from camera</STRONG><BR />Use the new insert picture from camera feature to create pages with more context and clarity. Click Insert&gt;Camera to select camera mode. Snap a picture and click insert to add it to your page. You may have to enable camera support in your browser to use this feature. It’s really that easy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CameraDemoGif (1).gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57630iA9A3AEDE90351C25/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CameraDemoGif (1).gif" alt="CameraDemoGif (1).gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Personalize with Emoji Keyboard</STRONG><BR />This fun feature allows you to browse and insert the appropriate emoji to your notebooks. Click Insert&gt;Emoji to see a sample of available emojis. To browse the whole collection, click “More Emojis” and the emoji keyboard will open for more ways to add flair to your content.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Emojis in OneNote.gif" style="width: 699px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57617iE41C36EB75EE1368/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Emojis in OneNote.gif" alt="Emojis in OneNote.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Customize AutoCorrect options</STRONG><BR />OneNote Online is giving you control of your autocorrect options. To access them, click on Home&gt;Spelling&gt;AutoCorrect Options to choose how you want OneNote Online to handle each of the displayed options. Fun fact: autocorrect can convert punctuation smileys to emojis :)</img>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="autocorrect.gif" style="width: 699px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57618iEDD4A3663D2A7C80/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="autocorrect.gif" alt="autocorrect.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Copy and share link to section</STRONG><BR />Easily share notebook sections for more collaboration: Right-click on a section you’d like to share and click “Copy Link to Section.” This copies a link that will render the section name when pasted into a OneNote Online document.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Copy Share link to section.gif" style="width: 699px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/57619i6691602F25372F44/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Copy Share link to section.gif" alt="Copy Share link to section.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope you love the latest updates to hit OneNote for Windows 10, Mac and online. We look forward to hearing what you think. Oh, and don’t forget if you have a particular feature request for OneNote, please add or vote for an existing request in the <A href="#" target="_blank">Feedback Hub</A>. We look forward to reading your comments down below!</P> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 23:15:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-for-onenote-in-october-2018/ba-p/274625 Jee Soo Han 2018-11-01T23:15:51Z What’s new in Office Lens – October Update https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-in-office-lens-october-update/ba-p/271532 <P>Today we are pleased to announce some exciting new features available in Office Lens this month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Immersive reader for Android</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Immersive reader is a popular feature on various Microsoft apps on across platforms, including Windows, web, and iOS. We’re excited to bring Immersive reader directly into Office Lens for Android. Immersive reader will be available for English content only.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Immersive reader helps users easily scan and read content, not only making a digital copy of the content, but also creating a more accessible content capture experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><EM>Read aloud</EM> allows users to have text read out loud while highlighting each word. This feature of Immersive reader improves text decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.</LI> <LI>Increase or decrease the <EM>font size</EM> for better visibility of text.</LI> <LI><EM>Wide text spacing</EM> optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to aid reading fluency for users with visual crowding issues.</LI> <LI><EM>Rewind and forward</EM> — Allows the user to move backwards and forwards in the content.</LI> <LI>Control the <EM>speaking rate</EM> of the voice reading aloud the text.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/ImmersiveReader.PNG" preload="none" controls="controls" width="70%" height="75%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/Immersive%20Reader%20Final%20Promo%20Video.mp4"> </SOURCE></VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tap to Select for Android</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When you tap the camera screen to focus, Office Lens will attempt to find the document boundary around the tapped area to lock it in. This feature is especially helpful when there are multiple document-like objects in the camera view and you want to select a particular one to scan.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/TapToSelect.PNG" preload="none" controls="controls" width="70%" height="75%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/TapToSelect.mp4"> </SOURCE></VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Snap to Edge for Android</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Removing the background from documents is now easier. When scanning a document, move the crop handles and the cropping boundary will snap to the nearest document edge.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/STE_promo.PNG" preload="none" controls="controls" width="70%" height="75%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/STE_promo.mp4"> </SOURCE></VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Text annotations for iOS</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Previously released on Android, you can now annotate photos with text of different styles and colors after they’ve been taken with Office Lens.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office Lens.png" style="width: 699px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/56429i3021AFFED3C7BFA5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office Lens.png" alt="Office Lens.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To get the latest Office Lens features, update your app on <A href="#" target="_blank">Google Play</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank">App store</A> now. Do comment below and let us know how you like to use Office Lens in your day!</P> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:11:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/what-s-new-in-office-lens-october-update/ba-p/271532 Mitali Jain 2018-10-15T19:11:09Z Now available: Multi-Geo in SharePoint and Office 365 Groups https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/now-available-multi-geo-in-sharepoint-and-office-365-groups/ba-p/263302 <P><STRONG>Updated March 27, 2019</STRONG></P> <P>Today, we’re thrilled to announce the General Availability of Multi-Geo Capabilities in SharePoint Online and Office 365 Groups. The functionality has been in preview, and thanks to the invaluable feedback from our preview customers, it’s now ready for prime time.</P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Multi-Geo in SharePoint and Groups enables global businesses control the country or region where shared resources like SharePoint Team Sites, Office 365 Groups content (associated SharePoint Sites and Groups mailboxes) are stored at-rest.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Earlier this year we&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Get-global-data-location-controls-with-Multi-Geo-Capabilities-in/ba-p/182710" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>launched Multi-Geo in Exchange Online and OneDrive</SPAN></A><SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Get-global-data-location-controls-with-Multi-Geo-Capabilities-in/ba-p/182710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">,</A>&nbsp;giving control over the geo-location of user-attached resources like user’s mailbox and OneDrive files.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With more data residency measures being legislated around the world for cloud data, global businesses are challenged with meeting their data residency requirements and digitally transforming with the cloud.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Multi-Geo addresses these challenges by enabling a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions and/or countries and giving customers the flexibility to choose the country or region where each employee’s Office 365 data is stored at-rest. This helps businesses meet their global data residency needs and digitally transform with Office 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Configuring Multi-Geo in SharePoint</STRONG></P> <P style="text-align: center;"><STRONG>&nbsp;<LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sk8mO0bLnE&amp;t=105s" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_Sk8mO0bLnE/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Setting up and managing Multi-Geo is now available through the SharePoint admin center. &nbsp;Simply click ‘Add location’ and select the needed satellite geo and then pick a namespace URL. New sites created by users are automatically created in the geo where their PreferredDataLocation (PDL) was established.&nbsp; See more about managing PDL with Azure AD Connect at&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">aka.ms/PDL</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer"><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center"><IMG style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" class="lia-media-image" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/54723i4D6C10E0FED4FC59/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" border="0" alt="SPO admin1.png" title="SPO admin1.png" /></SPAN></A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-img-tmp-id-1">For your global workforce, the digital transformation means that every employee is empowered with a modern productivity experience in Office 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Global SharePoint Home experience</STRONG></P> <P>With SharePoint Multi-Geo, satellite geos now get the rich SharePoint Online functionalities in addition to the OneDrive functionalities. SharePoint Home experience shows a curated list of News roll-up and Suggested sites powered by the intelligence of the Office graph, which analyzes the activities and signals from across the global organization and tailors a list for every user.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center"><IMG style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" class="lia-media-image" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/54724i207624BCEF77626E/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" border="0" alt="News from Sites.png" title="News from Sites.png" /><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-caption">SharePoint Home</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>New site creation in the user's geo</STRONG></P> <P>Team sites and Communications sites creation experience automatically detects the user’s configured geo-location and triggers sites creations in the corresponding geo.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center"><IMG class="lia-media-image" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/54725iF5DEDEC5EBFD6FBE/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" border="0" alt="New Site Creation.png" title="New Site Creation.png" /><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-caption">New sites automatically created in the user's geo</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Hub site is Multi-Geo aware</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">SharePoint Hub sites</A>&nbsp;enhances the discovery and engagement with content for employees, while creating a complete and consistent representation of projects, departments or regions. With SharePoint Multi-Geo, sites from Satellite geos can easily be associated with a hub site regardless of which geo the hub site is hosted in. This makes it easy for employees to tailor their business units needs through hubs while at the same time being part of One Enterprise. Employees can search and get results across the hub through a single search experience, regardless of in which geo the sites are located at-rest.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center"><IMG class="lia-media-image" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/54727i3369EB4B04B85868/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" border="0" alt="Hub Site.png" title="Hub Site.png" /><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-caption">SharePoint Hub Site experience</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Mobile</STRONG></P> <P>For employees on the go, the same great productivity experience is available on rich mobile apps for SharePoint, OneDrive and Outlook. Employees simply sign in with their Office 365 credentials and access content in their Multi-Geo enabled Office 365 tenant, they don’t need to remember any geo specific URLs or other information.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline"><IMG class="lia-media-image" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/54729iA2FAC175ED087AD9/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" border="0" alt="Mobile.png" title="Mobile.png" /><SPAN class="lia-inline-image-caption">SharePoint Mobile with sites and people from around the world</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><LI-WRAPPER></LI-WRAPPER></P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>Managed metadata</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>For organizations that use taxonomy enterprise managed metadata to organize their sites and contents, Multi-Geo enables an easy way to centrally manage metadata in a central location and behind the scene these get replicated to all the satellites and ready to use in satellite sites. This doesn’t require any additional customization.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Rollout</STRONG></P> <P>Multi-Geo for SharePoint Online and Exchange Online Groups is now rolled out to all Office 365 tenants enabled with the Multi-Geo feature. Please see<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/GoMultiGeo</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>for details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Pricing</STRONG></P> <P>Multi-Geo in SharePoint Online and Groups is included with the existing Multi-Geo offering. Please see<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/GoMultiGeo</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>for further details or contact your Microsoft representative.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Admin Guide:<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">https://docs.microsoft.com/Office365/Enterprise/office-365-multi-geo</A></LI> <LI>Introducing SharePoint Online and Groups Multi-Geo at Ignite 2018:<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65756</A></LI> <LI>Multi-Geo Mechanics videos:<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sk8mO0bLnE&amp;t=105s</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:22:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/now-available-multi-geo-in-sharepoint-and-office-365-groups/ba-p/263302 samsearth 2019-03-28T13:22:25Z Microsoft Whiteboard is now available for more devices https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-is-now-available-for-more-devices/ba-p/255431 <P>Today we are pleased to announce the availability of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiteboard app for iOS</A>, and the commercial preview of the Whiteboard app on the web. Building on the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Microsoft-Whiteboard-is-now-generally-available-for-Windows/ba-p/214574" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiteboard app for Windows 10 released in July</A>, these releases move us closer to achieving our vision of a collaborative space for ideation that is accessible from any device and integrates seamlessly into the collaboration workflows teams already use.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Whether on Windows 10, iOS, or the web, Microsoft Whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where imagination has room to grow. On your Windows or iOS device, you can draw, type, add a sticky note or an image, stack things up, move them around. And from any device with an up-to-date web browser, you can now open and view your boards, and add and erase ink.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/ignite2018/img/HubWhiteboard-poster.PNG" preload="none" controls="controls" width="90%" height="75%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/ignite2018/img/HubWhiteboard.mp4" video="" mp4=""></SOURCE> </VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">Whiteboard brings every member of a team together,<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">whether they’re huddled around a wall-size touchscreen or working<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">independently<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">from their own<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">laptops, tablets, or mobile devices</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">*&nbsp; And because Whiteboard automatically saves your boards to the cloud, you can always pick up right where you left off, whenever, wherever – and<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">now from a broader range of devices</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW168942779"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW168942779">.</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Web plus iOS.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/53786iA79641F903A1C241/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Web plus iOS.png" alt="Web plus iOS.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>To start using Whiteboard on your iOS device</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;running iOS 9</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;or later</SPAN><SPAN>, download the app for free from the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Apple App Store</SPAN></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN>To start using the web app (commercial preview), your IT admin first needs to enable&nbsp;the service; more information available <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;<SPAN>To start using Whiteboard on your Windows 10 device, download the app for free at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Store</A></SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Want to</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>learn</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;more? Visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiteboard product page</A></SPAN><SPAN>, or read&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>FAQ</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>*</SPAN><SPAN>The&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Microsoft Whiteboard</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>apps for Windows 10 and iOS are</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>available for all users</SPAN><SPAN>; Microsoft Account&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>or Office 365 account required</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;For commercial users,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>the Whiteboard web app</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;(</SPAN><SPAN>preview)</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;makes&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>their whiteboards</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>accessible&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>from</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>other devices.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:34:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-is-now-available-for-more-devices/ba-p/255431 Itai Almog 2021-07-14T23:34:03Z Multi-Geo and Networking sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-and-networking-sessions-at-microsoft-ignite-2018/ba-p/252880 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MG_Networking_Blog_Sticker.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/49822iB59A30AF0C1CE3FE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MG_Networking_Blog_Sticker.png" alt="MG_Networking_Blog_Sticker.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft Ignite kicks of on September 23 in Orlando with over 700+ deep-dive sessions, 100+ workshops and labs and tons of networking opportunities. It is truly the ultimate tech conference.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>With so much going on, it can be hard to choose what to attend. Here are some awesome sessions on Multi-Geo and Office 365 networking sessions you should consider attending. And if you can't be there in person, you can always live-stream&nbsp;or watch on-demand.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Also, please come and see us in the Multi-Geo, Data Residency and Networking booth on the Ignite expo floor. See you in Orlando!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Multi-Geo in Office 365</STRONG></P> <P>BRK3376 - <A href="#" target="_blank">Addressing global data residency needs with Multi-Geo in Office 365</A></P> <P>BRK3102 - <A href="#" target="_self">Get started with Multi-Geo scenarios with SharePoint and OneDrive</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Office 365 Networking</STRONG></P> <P>BRK3000 - <A href="#" target="_blank">Strategies for building effective, optimal and future proof connectivity that will delight your users</A></P> <P>BRK3081 - <A href="#" target="_blank">Implementing a modern network architecture to get the most out of Office 365</A></P> <P>BRK4006 - <A href="#" target="_blank">Performance in the cloud: Portals, pages, networking and more</A></P> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:16:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/multi-geo-and-networking-sessions-at-microsoft-ignite-2018/ba-p/252880 samsearth 2018-10-10T19:16:21Z You’re about to get even more from your Office 365 Home or Personal subscription! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/you-re-about-to-get-even-more-from-your-office-365-home-or/ba-p/234907 <P>Today I’m pleased to share three exciting changes to Office 365 consumer subscriptions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Office on all your devices</STRONG></P> <P>The Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions currently include device install limits. Home limits subscribers to 10 devices in total (across five users) and Personal limits subscribers to one PC or Mac and one tablet.&nbsp; Starting October 2, subscribers can install Office on an unlimited number of devices—and be signed into their accounts on up to five of those devices at the same time.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Six licenses rather than five</STRONG></P> <P>The Office 365 Home subscription is already an incredible deal. For just $99.99 a year, five people can get their own licenses to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote—plus 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage and other valuable apps and services. Starting October 2, we’re increasing the number of licenses in a Home subscription from 5 to 6. That’s right: we’re adding an additional person to the subscription with no change in price. To be clear, that’s 6 people with their own license and 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage each—for a total of 6 TB. We’re also integrating the Home subscription more deeply into the Microsoft family service, so your subscription will automatically be shared with the people you’ve set up as members of your family.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Everything you need in one place</STRONG></P> <P>Since launching the Office 365 consumer subscriptions in 2014, Office.com/MyAccount has been the starting point for all account management. We’re pleased to announce that&nbsp;y<SPAN>ou can now manage your Office 365 subscription directly on the <A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Account portal</A>.</SPAN>&nbsp;—the single place to manage all your Microsoft subscriptions, redeem your Microsoft Rewards, and access other Microsoft benefits.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re already an Office 365 subscriber—thank you! Your subscription is about to get even more valuable. And if you’re not, <A href="#" target="_blank">buy today</A>!&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>For more information about these changes, please see our </SPAN><SPAN><U><A href="#" target="_blank">detailed FAQ</A></U></SPAN><SPAN> or our </SPAN><SPAN><U><A href="#" target="_blank">updated terms and conditions</A></U></SPAN><SPAN>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Amendment (9/24): </EM>For more information about sharing your Office 365 Home subscription, please see our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam= https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2021544" target="_blank">sharing article</A> and our detailed <A href="#" target="_blank">sharing FAQ</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:11:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/you-re-about-to-get-even-more-from-your-office-365-home-or/ba-p/234907 Jared Spataro 2018-09-24T17:11:05Z Text Annotations in Office Lens https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/text-annotations-in-office-lens/ba-p/234895 <P>Today we are pleased to announce an exciting new feature for your most loved scanner app - Office Lens.</P> <P><EM>On Office Lens for Android, you are now </EM><EM>able to annotate photos with text of </EM><EM>different styles and colors</EM>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><VIDEO poster="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/Office%20Lens.png" preload="none" controls="controls" width="95%" height="50%"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/TextStickers%20Final%20Promo%20Video.mp4" type="video/mp4"> </SOURCE></VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Want to add text highlight to a part of the document which needs attention? Want to add watermark of your brand text on the photo before sharing it? Want to add a caption that stays intact with the image wherever it goes and communicates your idea to your colleague? Tap on the ‘T’ icon and easily add text while on the go and in the moment – pick the style you prefer, and the color of your choice and you are good to go!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Other updates</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In Android and iOS, we also have larger and improved previews of your scans in My Files. You can quickly find your scans by visually searching through them allowing for an easy recall experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Text annotations.png" style="width: 355px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/43472i85D76841AE0E00CA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Text annotations.png" alt="Text annotations.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To get the latest Office Lens features, update your app now on <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Google Play</A></SPAN> or <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">App store</A></SPAN>. <SPAN>Do comment below and let us know how you would use these features in your daily lives.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:33:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/text-annotations-in-office-lens/ba-p/234895 Mitali Jain 2018-12-11T17:33:09Z Microsoft Ignite Pre-Day Workshop: Understanding, optimizing, and troubleshooting Office 365 network https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-ignite-pre-day-workshop-understanding-optimizing-and/ba-p/229205 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MSC17_dataCenter_026.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/39796i744DF766E034BA66/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MSC17_dataCenter_026.jpg" alt="MSC17_dataCenter_026.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN>Traditional </SPAN><SPAN>enterprise network architecture revolves around the </SPAN><SPAN>pre</SPAN><SPAN>-</SPAN><SPAN>cloud</SPAN><SPAN> world. A world where data, services and applications </SPAN><SPAN>generally </SPAN><SPAN>liv</SPAN><SPAN>e</SPAN><SPAN> within the corporate walled garden and </SPAN><SPAN>thus </SPAN><SPAN>connectivity </SPAN><SPAN>is</SPAN><SPAN> simply from the user locations to where the data/services/applications are</SPAN><SPAN> hosted</SPAN><SPAN>. </SPAN><SPAN>To exit t</SPAN><SPAN>his </SPAN><SPAN>network</SPAN><SPAN> we have a centralized, strict security stack to protect the corporate environment from the unknown, untrusted exte</SPAN><SPAN>rnal world.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN>As t</SPAN><SPAN>he </SPAN><SPAN>data</SPAN><SPAN> &amp; </SPAN><SPAN>applications</SPAN><SPAN>/</SPAN><SPAN>services move to the cloud, this </SPAN><SPAN>network </SPAN><SPAN>model becomes le</SPAN><SPAN>ss effective and thus network transformation </SPAN><SPAN>nee</SPAN><SPAN>ds to be at the </SPAN><SPAN>heart</SPAN><SPAN> of a company’s digital transformation </SPAN><SPAN>to c</SPAN><SPAN>loud </SPAN><SPAN>based </SPAN><SPAN>services such as</SPAN><SPAN> Office 365.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN>As adoption and reliance on </SPAN><SPAN>cloud services</SPAN><SPAN> continues to grow, and as employees work from diverse locations around the world, legacy approaches to managing network traffic, such as backhauling and centralizing for inspection </SPAN><SPAN>&amp; egress </SPAN><SPAN>creates latency and a </SPAN><SPAN>leads</SPAN><SPAN> to a poor end user experience</SPAN> <SPAN>and additional cost for enterprises.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN>This Pre-Day course is being hosted by Microsoft’s network architecture </SPAN><SPAN>team </SPAN><SPAN>and consists of</SPAN><SPAN> hands-on labs on how to optimize network connectivity </SPAN><SPAN>in the cloud era, with a specific focus </SPAN><SPAN>on </SPAN><SPAN>Office 365. You will hear the pros and cons of each connectivity model (Proxied, Direct and ExpressRoute), </SPAN><SPAN>how </SPAN><SPAN>Office 365 workloads connect, steps to improve network connectivity and performance</SPAN><SPAN> by transforming the network model to the cloud era.</SPAN><SPAN> We’ll also look </SPAN><SPAN>in detail </SPAN><SPAN>at the </SPAN><SPAN>new method </SPAN><SPAN>due to go live in October which Microsoft will use to publish the URLs/IPs for the service, allowing for greater automation and simplified </SPAN><SPAN>u</SPAN><SPAN>sage</SPAN><SPAN>.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"> The day includes various labs of the topics discussed so you can gain first hand experience of what you're learning.</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><STRONG><SPAN>Topics include:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Office 365 Connectivity Principles</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Datacenter Infrastructure &amp; your data</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Connecting to Microsoft’s network infrastructure</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Understanding &amp; using the new </SPAN><SPAN>R</SPAN><SPAN>estAPI</SPAN><SPAN> based URL/IP Publishing method</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Understanding &amp; Troubleshooting Routing</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Understanding &amp; Troubleshooting Latency&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="•" data-font="Arial" data-listid="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN>Enterprise Connectivity Options</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN> Connecting via a Proxy</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Direct Connectivity&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>ExpressRoute</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Bandwidth Planning &amp; Estimation</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Scoping &amp; Data Gathering for Troubleshooting</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Major Workload Connectivity - </SPAN><SPAN>Including Labs</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Exchange Online</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>SharePoint Online</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Skype for Business Online</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>TCP Connection Establishment </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Proxy Authentication - </SPAN><SPAN>Including Lab</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Using OneDrive for Performance Baselining</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><STRONG><SPAN>How to register:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><STRONG><SPAN>Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the </SPAN></STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank"><STRONG><SPAN>Microsoft Ignite registration website</SPAN></STRONG></A><STRONG><SPAN> and sign in to your registration record and select Pre-Day Workshop</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;"><SPAN>We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign-up!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</P> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:04:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-ignite-pre-day-workshop-understanding-optimizing-and/ba-p/229205 Paul Collinge 2018-08-16T13:04:21Z Managing changes in Office 365: An overview of resources https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/managing-changes-in-office-365-an-overview-of-resources/ba-p/225870 <P>Office 365 gives you the latest updates and features as early as possible so you can continue doing your job productively. For Office 365 services, updates are run in the background as soon as they become available, instead of bundled updates scheduled months apart.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Shifting from a static Office suite to an evergreen one that enhances user productivity, creativity, and collaboration requires us to provide visibility into the updates that are coming for your users – you need the resources to navigate and guide these changes throughout your tenant. From the Office 365 Roadmap to the Message Center, Microsoft provides the information you need to stay on top of change.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Note: While Office ProPlus client apps are updated every six months, there is also the option to sign up for earlier releases to receive them sooner. See Targeted release section for more details.</EM></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Roadmap</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The <A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Roadmap</A> gives you a snapshot of upcoming changes as early as possible. Product groups post upcoming updates for features and services on the roadmap in one of several stages: in development, rolling out, and launched. The roadmap is designed to give a wider view into the future of Office 365 changes to come, so admins can get excited for new features, plan appropriately with Targeted release, and keep on the lookout for the Message Center post as the update nears its ship date. Visit the roadmap to get the first view of exciting updates and keep up-to-date on applications and services across Office 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Message Center</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mc.png" style="width: 522px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/39295i6B91AC2F91A3AC5E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="mc.png" alt="mc.png" /></span></P> <P>Message Center is the hub where we post official announcements about upcoming changes to your tenant as well as any actions required by admins to proactively manage the change. You can access the Message Center as a card on the admin center home dashboard or under Health in the left-hand panel.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Each post gives a summary of what’s changing, how it may affect users, and additional links to help you prepare your tenant. Message Center posts also provide important information on preventing and fixing issues in your tenant. Because not all admins may need to see all posts, each admin can set preferences to control which posts are displayed on Message Center. You can also opt in to receive a weekly digest of posts in email format delivered right to your inbox.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mc1.png" style="width: 600px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/39296i25A1F04C3E768104/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="mc1.png" alt="mc1.png" /></span></P> <P>Change that is considered a <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">major update</A></SPAN> is communicated at least 30 days in advance for those who have not opted in to early release opportunities. These announcements are highlighted at the top of Message Center as they are the most impactful to your organization. Major updates are defined as:</P> <UL> <LI>Changes to daily productivity such as inbox, meetings, delegations, sharing and access</LI> <LI>Changes to the themes, web parts, and other components that may affect customized features</LI> <LI>Increases or decreases to visible capacity such as storage, number of rules, items or durations</LI> <LI>Changes to product branding that may: <UL> <LI>Cause end user confusion,</LI> <LI>Result in changes to help desk processes and reference material, or</LI> <LI>Change a URL</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>A new service or application</LI> <LI>Changes requiring an admin action (exclusive of prevent or fix issues)</LI> <LI>Changes to where your data is stored</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Click <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN> for more information on Message Center and <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN> for guidance on setting preferences in Message Center.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Targeted Release</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Targeted release is an early release ring for select users within a tenant who will receive certain changes prior to the rest of their organization. For Office 365, new releases are first tested and validated by the feature team, then by the Office 365 team, and finally, by all of Microsoft. After internal validation is complete, customers can set individuals in the organization or the entire organization to receive available updates on Targeted release to see the latest updates and help provide early product feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tr.png" style="width: 602px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/39297iB9EC49BCB2788386/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="tr.png" alt="tr.png" /></span></P> <P>You can manage how your organization receives updates by utilizing Targeted release in many ways. Targeted release allows admins or anyone responsible for managing Office 365 changes within an organization to prepare by letting them:</P> <UL> <LI>Test and validate new updates before they are released to all the users in the organization.</LI> <LI>Prepare user notification and documentation before updates are released worldwide.</LI> <LI>Prepare internal helpdesk for upcoming changes.</LI> <LI>Go through compliance and security reviews.</LI> <LI>Use feature controls, where applicable, to control the release of updates to end users.</LI> </UL> <P>For Office 365 ProPlus client applications, updates are deployed every January and July on the Semi-Annual Channel. However, admins can opt to deploy some of their users on Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) for the opportunity to receive updates a few months earlier every March and September. Additionally, admins can set certain users to receive more frequent updates on the Monthly Channel to further test the newest features available before deployment on the other channels.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pp.png" style="width: 750px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/39298iAF192CD82B2A98BC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="pp.png" alt="pp.png" /></span></P> <P>For more information on Office 365 ProPlus update channels, see <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We strongly recommend enabling Targeted release for admins to manage change within their tenants. However, keep in mind that there’s an option to set specific users, as opposed to entire tenants, to Targeted release. This functionality allows administrators and selected users to experience the new change earlier than the rest of the organization, giving them enough time to prepare the tenant before the change rolls out broadly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You must be a global admin to set yourself and other users to Targeted release. If you choose not to opt into Targeted release, you will receive updates when they are release broadly in Standard release. For more information on Targeted release and setting it up for your organization, click <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to the resources above, check out the official Microsoft 365 blog <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN> and continue engaging here in TechCommunity. Be on the lookout for posts on the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-365-Blog/bg-p/microsoft_365blog" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 TechCommunity blog</A>, as we will be announcing news there as well.&nbsp; As always, feel free to provide feedback in the admin center dashboard or in the comments below, as we love hearing from you and finding out ways to improve the Office 365 experience!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 21:13:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/managing-changes-in-office-365-an-overview-of-resources/ba-p/225870 Jee Soo Han 2018-08-08T21:13:39Z 2018 Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/2018-global-office-365-developer-bootcamp/ba-p/222779 <P class=""><SPAN class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="BootCamp Logo - Dark@2x.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/38721i79C3FC2D3AD975B6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="BootCamp Logo - Dark@2x.png" alt="BootCamp Logo - Dark@2x.png" /></span></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P class=""><SPAN class="">Following the success of last year, Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp now becomes an annual event. It is a free, one-day, hands-on training event led by Microsoft MVPs with support from Microsoft and local community leaders. Developers worldwide are invited to attend the bootcamp to learn the latest on Office 365 platform including Microsoft Graph, SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, Connectors and Actionable Messages and apply what you learn to your future projects.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Watch the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">video&nbsp;</A>to hear from Jeff Teper and Microsoft MVPs on 2018 Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp will take place between October 1 and November 30, 2018. New bootcamp events are being added every week at&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">http://aka.ms/O365DevBootcamp</A>. Check it out and register for a bootcamp in your region today!</SPAN></P> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:22:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/2018-global-office-365-developer-bootcamp/ba-p/222779 danawikan1 2018-08-02T16:22:09Z Office 2019 Server Previews are ready for Commercial customers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-2019-server-previews-are-ready-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/218072 <P><STRONG>Note: </STRONG>October 2018 – Both Office 2019 and the Office 2019 Servers are now available. Learn more about Office 2019&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>; learn more about Office 2019 Servers <A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we’re pleased to announce the commercial previews of Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019. This announcement wraps up our set of commercial previews for Office 2019, which included <SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-Apps-Blog/Office-2019-Preview-is-ready-for-Commercial-customers/ba-p/187506" target="_blank">Office 2019 for Windows</A></SPAN> and <SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-Apps-Blog/Office-2019-for-Mac-Preview-is-ready-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/202724" target="_blank">Office 2019 for Mac</A></SPAN> earlier this year.&nbsp; With this announcement, we're well positioned to ship Office 2019, the next perpetual update to Office, in the next few months.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Office 365 delivers the most productive and most secure Office experience – with the lowest total cost of ownership for deployment and management.&nbsp; But for customers who aren’t yet ready to move to the cloud, Office 2019 provides an update to the perpetual apps and servers. <BR /> <BR /> <STRONG>Exchange Server 2019</STRONG> <BR /> Exchange Server 2019 will support Windows 2019 Server core and allow customers to run Exchange on the most secure Windows operating system to date.&nbsp; In addition, this release will include new and improved search powered by Bing and improved calendaring with features like Do Not Forward and Simplified Calendar Sharing. See what else we’re bringing to Exchange Server 2019 <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Skype for Business Server 2019</STRONG><BR /> Skype for Business Server 2019 will continue to support on-premises and hybrid customers.&nbsp; This release adds security, quality, and performance features to improve the hybrid scenario, and refreshes mainstream support.&nbsp; New features include Cloud Voicemail, Cloud Org Auto Attendant, Cloud Call Data Connector, and Streamlined Migration to Teams. For more on Skype for Business Server 2019, see our blog post <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">here</A></SPAN>.<BR /> <BR /> <STRONG>SharePoint Server 2019</STRONG><BR /> SharePoint Server 2019 adds new value for end users, IT, and developers. For end users, SharePoint Server 2019 delivers new, modern experiences.&nbsp; IT professionals will see improved performance and scale with simplified management. And developers will now be able to build for both cloud and on-premise environments with deeper SharePoint Framework integration. Check out the <SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Announcing-Availability-of-SharePoint-Server-2019-Preview/ba-p/214427" target="_blank">preview blog</A></SPAN> to see what we are delivering in SharePoint Server 2019.<BR /> <BR /> <STRONG>Project Server 2019</STRONG> <BR /> Project Server 2019 offers a robust end-to-end project and portfolio management solution, with strong collaboration capabilities powered by SharePoint Server 2019. Updates include enhancements to performance and scalability, improved reporting, and an expanded set of APIs.&nbsp; For more information, see the Project team’s <SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Project-Blog/Microsoft-Project-Server-2019-available-for-preview-today/ba-p/218063" target="_blank">blog post</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Going forward, we will be investing in and adding new capabilities to Office 365. But we recognize that for many customers, moving to the cloud is a journey with many considerations along the way. Office 2019 will be a valuable upgrade for customers who feel that they need to keep some or all of their apps and servers on-premises.</P> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:27:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/office-2019-server-previews-are-ready-for-commercial-customers/ba-p/218072 Jared Spataro 2018-10-22T16:27:56Z Microsoft Whiteboard is now generally available for Windows https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-is-now-generally-available-for-windows/ba-p/214574 <P><STRONG>Note:&nbsp;</STRONG><FONT size="2">September 2018 - Microsoft Whiteboard is now available for iOS and for commercial preview on web. Learn more <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of the Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10. Whiteboard gives teams a freeform, intelligent canvas for real time ideation, creation, and collaboration.&nbsp; Since releasing a preview of the app in December, more than 200,000 customers have helped us fine tune the feature set and end user experience.&nbsp; Based on their feedback we’ve added a number of new features, including text notes, the ability to add and manipulate images, enhancements to shape and table recognition, accessibility improvements, compliance with various <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">global standards</A></SPAN>, and more.&nbsp; In addition, the Whiteboard app for iOS and preview on the web will be coming soon. &nbsp;These releases will mark an important milestone in our journey to make Whiteboard the best tool for freeform collaboration across platforms and form factors.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hG91PYYPDto" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Create freely, work naturally</STRONG></P> <P>Whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where imagination has room to grow.&nbsp; Draw, type, or add images.&nbsp; Use sticky notes to organize ideas.&nbsp; Stack things up and move them around.&nbsp; Designed for pen, touch, and keyboard, Whiteboard allows you to share your ideas naturally.&nbsp; Intelligent ink recognizes shapes and makes creating tables a snap.&nbsp; And because the canvas expands along with your creations, you never have to worry about running out of space.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MSSurfacePro_MKT_006_RGB_NO_BCKGRND3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/37574iF94A7DA6E6E0303B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MSSurfacePro_MKT_006_RGB_NO_BCKGRND3.png" alt="MSSurfacePro_MKT_006_RGB_NO_BCKGRND3.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Work together in real time, wherever you are</STRONG></P> <P>Whiteboard brings a team together* – and gives them space to create. &nbsp;Teammates can huddle around a large touchscreen in the same room or work together on their own devices from around the world<SUP>+</SUP>.&nbsp; And, avatars on the canvas help you keep track of who is doing what and bring a natural rhythm to the interaction.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Whiteboard mobile.png" style="width: 969px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/37548iD4B986CFE8C0018A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Whiteboard mobile.png" alt="Whiteboard mobile.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Save automatically, resume seamlessly</STRONG></P> <P>Forget taking photos of conference room whiteboards or marking them with “Do Not Erase.” With the Whiteboard app, your brainstorming sessions are saved automatically to the Microsoft cloud, so you can pick up where you left off, whenever – and wherever – inspiration strikes next.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To start using Whiteboard on your Windows 10 device, download the app for free at the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Store</A></SPAN> and log in with your Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Xbox, etc.) or Office 365 account (work or school).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-----</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>* Whiteboard currently supports collaboration within Office 365 tenants for commercial customers, and across personal accounts for customers with a Microsoft account. Collaboration across multiple Office 365 tenants is planned for future release.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SUP>+ </SUP>Microsoft Whiteboard is available as an app for all users on Windows 10 devices. For commercial users, the Whiteboard app will be coming soon to iOS devices and will be accessible from other devices via the Whiteboard web client (preview).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information, see the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FAQ</A></SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:31:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/microsoft-whiteboard-is-now-generally-available-for-windows/ba-p/214574 Jared Spataro 2021-07-14T23:31:54Z Announcing intelligent event capabilities in Microsoft 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-intelligent-event-capabilities-in-microsoft-365/ba-p/214061 <P>You can now produce live and on-demand events for teams and across the organization. Live events enable producers to curate and control the content that is broadcast to an audience. Attendees can participate in real time, with high-definition (HD) video and interactive discussion, or catch up later with powerful AI features that unlock the content of the event recording.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can <STRONG>create a live event in Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams or Yammer</STRONG>—wherever your audience, team, or community resides. The event can be as simple or as sophisticated as you’d like. For casual presentations and panels, you can use <STRONG>webcams, content and screen sharing</STRONG>.&nbsp; For more formal events, you can <STRONG>stream a studio-quality production</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Attendees get <STRONG>event notifications</STRONG> and can join the event across devices, on mobile or web. While watching the live event, you can <STRONG>participate in discussion</STRONG> with other attendees and presenters and use to express yourself in the language of your choice. During the event, producers can monitor <STRONG>views and engagement</STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After the event, in the video on demand, with intelligent features including:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Speaker timeline</STRONG> uses facial detection to identify who is talking, so you can easily jump to a particular speaker in the recording.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Speech-to-text and closed captions </STRONG></LI> <LI><STRONG>Transcript search and timecodes </STRONG>let you quickly find moments that matter in a video.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Live events, integrated with Microsoft 365, enable <STRONG>new scenarios for employee engagement and communications</STRONG>. For example, at the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Employee Engagement Summit</A></SPAN><U>,</U> we shared how Microsoft<U> </U>uses technology to drive transformation at scale, by connecting employees worldwide with our leadership team, who conducts monthly company-wide “Q&amp;A” events, and fosters sustained engagement and dialogue in Yammer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Live event capabilities will be <STRONG>available for preview beginning in the coming weeks</STRONG>. During the preview, these capabilities will be rolled out to Stream, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams, we will improve the richness and robustness of the capabilities based on customer feedback, towards general availability later this year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can learn more about <A title="live events in Stream" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-Stream-Blog/Microsoft-Stream-powers-live-events-and-brings-intelligent-video/ba-p/214672" target="_blank">live events in Stream</A>,&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Yammer-Blog/Announcing-intelligent-event-capabilities-for-Yammer-in-Office/ba-p/214532" target="_blank">live events in Yammer</A>, and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Live-events-in-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/214955" target="_blank">live events in Teams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This video gives you a technical overview of live events and other recent innovations in Stream.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;<LI-VIDEO height="113" width="200" align="center" size="small" vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWvnKmQPw8g&amp;feature=youtu.be" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XWvnKmQPw8g/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:48:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-intelligent-event-capabilities-in-microsoft-365/ba-p/214061 Dan Holme 2018-07-12T20:48:09Z Admins- welcome to the Microsoft 365 admin center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/admins-welcome-to-the-microsoft-365-admin-center/ba-p/200696 <P>We built Microsoft 365- a complete IT solution including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security- to enable organizations to create and work together securely. In that same spirit, our goal is to offer a unified toolset to manage and protect those organizations. In March, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Introducing-the-Microsoft-365-Admin-Center/ba-p/167392" target="_blank">we announced the Microsoft 365 admin center</A> as your central location for managing and monitoring applications, services, data, devices, and users across your Microsoft 365 deployment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are expanding this integrated and intuitive admin experience to users of Office 365. Users of both Office 365 and Microsoft 365 will now have access to the new Microsoft 365 admin center. For Office 365 admins, this means a simpler experience that easily integrates with you other Microsoft services - all without giving up capabilities or control.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>What to expect</H2> <P>If you’ve used the Office 365 admin center before, the experience will feel very similar. The navigation is the same, and you’ll have the same granularity of control over your environment. <STRONG>There will be no change to your Office 365 subscription or billing.</STRONG> As you add new apps and services like device management, those will light up in your left navigation pane. Most importantly, you’ll receive all the latest admin center updates and features as they become available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New URL, same great experience</H2> <P>To access your new admin center experience, point your web browser to <A href="#" target="_blank">admin.microsoft.com</A>. This is your new front door for managing and monitoring all your Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services. Your new admin center still includes links to all your specialty admin tools for services like OneDrive and SharePoint conveniently linked in the left navigation pane. If you’ve previously created bookmarks for the Office 365 admin center or any of the specialty admin centers, those will continue to work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the next few weeks, we will be updating the admin center links across Office 365 to use the new <A href="#" target="_blank">admin.microsoft.com</A> address.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="screenshot.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/35387iE2B2D0490567F033/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="screenshot.png" alt="screenshot.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>More to come</H2> <P>In the coming months, we’ll continue to evolve the Microsoft 365 admin center to provide a consistent and intuitive experience across all your Microsoft 365 products. As more information becomes available, we’ll post it here on Microsoft Tech Communities. In the meantime, join the conversation on the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Microsoft-365/ct-p/microsoft365" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 Tech Communities</A> forums and <A href="#" target="_blank">Twitter</A>.</P> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/admins-welcome-to-the-microsoft-365-admin-center/ba-p/200696 Brian Besand 2018-06-05T16:00:00Z Empower your sales team with the Microsoft 365 Sales Innovation Hub https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/empower-your-sales-team-with-the-microsoft-365-sales-innovation/ba-p/195064 <P>Microsoft 365 partnered with the American Association of Inside Sales to bring sales end-users content focused on key priorities for sales professionals.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_XWVlORlyec" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><STRONG>Getting Organized <I>with Outlook</I></STRONG></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Spend less time drowning in administrative tasks and focus on what’s important: building relationships with your customers, garnering insights, and delivering superior client services. Learn how you can spend more time on selling using Outlook effectively.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gLS3127_sg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><STRONG>Enable Seamless Collaboration <I>with SharePoint</I></STRONG></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">The partnership between marketing and sales is essential. Learn how you can ensure you always have the most up to date content from marketing using SharePoint.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xW8K4fgG60A" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><STRONG>Draw Insights Across Your Organization <I>with Yammer</I></STRONG></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Learn how to leverage the power of your co-workers: they have worked in similar industries, have similar customers and comparable challenges. Reach across your organization, to find best practices and experts using Yammer.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JjvLERudmQw" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P><STRONG>Strengthen Customer Relationships <EM>with Microsoft Teams</EM></STRONG></P> <P>Don't just become an email address for your customer. Create a connection using video calls in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vs3vXxOz7Rc" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><STRONG>Optimize Sales Performance <I>with PowerBI</I></STRONG></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Learn how to leverage data visualization to uncover industry and customer insights. You will make smarter business decisions using powerful analytical capabilities within PowerBI.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P>Discover content to empower effortless sales achievements in the Sales Innovation Hub: <A href="#" target="_blank">https://www.aa-isp.org/sales-innovation-hub</A></P> Thu, 17 May 2018 22:07:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/empower-your-sales-team-with-the-microsoft-365-sales-innovation/ba-p/195064 Molly Hallahan 2018-05-17T22:07:02Z Ink annotations in Office Lens https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/ink-annotations-in-office-lens/ba-p/193565 <P>Today we are excited to announce the following update to your most loved scanner app – Office Lens.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I> </I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I>On</I> <I>Office Lens for </I><I>Android and iOS</I><I>, </I><I>you can now annotate your photos using </I><I>our</I><I> new inking tool. </I></P> <P><I><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="smaller_img.png" style="width: 433px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/34388i1D75953256BB93C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="smaller_img.png" alt="smaller_img.png" /></span></I></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">We spoke to a lot of passionate Office Lens customers around the world and found an overwhelming need to annotate on photos. With this update, it has been made easy and simple to annotate your scans. Like traditional methods involving ink and printed paper, Office Lens ink is made to feel natural and fluid, and with it you can annotate while on the go and in the moment – as soon as you have captured the perfect image using Office Lens.&nbsp; <BR />&nbsp;<BR />Want to draw attention to a part of the document? Want to mark important points on a whiteboard image that you took during a brainstorming meeting? You can now easily and quickly annotate using the new inking tool. You can even use it to redact the information you want to hide in your confidential scans.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YNQWmTCtfwA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></IFRAME></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><EM>Ink Annotations in Office Lens for Android</EM> </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"><BR />To get the latest Office Lens Ink feature, update your app now. Please comment below and let us know how you would use ink annotations in your daily lives.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> Thu, 17 May 2018 23:31:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/ink-annotations-in-office-lens/ba-p/193565 Mitali Jain 2018-05-17T23:31:25Z New: Office 365 and Microsoft 365 training for your business https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-office-365-and-microsoft-365-training-for-your-business/ba-p/188763 <P>We released new Office 365 training last year. Since then we’ve heard positive feedback and requests for more! &nbsp;</P> <P>So now we've made it easy to find the latest training direct from the Office 365 or Microsoft 365 admin center - choose the training option that interests you.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin Center.png" style="width: 907px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33268i9FF6E50115EF0F7B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin Center.png" alt="Admin Center.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New training way-finder</STRONG></P> <P>Choose “Train yourself” to get training for business owners, admins, or IT Pros.&nbsp; You’ll also find new training for Teams and Yammer plus Microsoft 365.</P> <P>Visit the Admin center or: <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/OfficeAdminTraining</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Training_NewPage.png" style="width: 790px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33269iC31C7485A34A14E6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Training_NewPage.png" alt="Training_NewPage.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Office 365 training for small businesses</STRONG></P> <P>For small business owners or admins, learn how to set up Office 365 for your business, use communications tools for email and meetings, store and share files in the cloud, and manage your employees and the service in the Admin center.</P> <P>Visit:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/365smallbiz</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Short videos help you get started with Office 365." style="width: 688px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33380iB9AC0D09DA4EC1FB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Small_biz_train.png" alt="Short videos help you get started with Office 365." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Short videos help you get started with Office 365.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;For routine admin tasks like reassigning licenses, you’ll find a series of short videos under Management tasks.</P> <P>Visit: <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/OfficeAdminTraining</A>&nbsp;and choose Management tasks.</P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Training options" style="width: 693px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33274i2F5890190720F71F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Management tasks.png" alt="Training options" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Training options</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Office 365 training for IT pros</STRONG></P> <P>For enterprise admins or IT pros, ramp up on critical skills for Office 365 deployment, administration, and internal help desk support. Choose the LinkedIn Learning option in the admin center to view over 7 hours of premium video training for free in partnership with LinkedIn Learning. There you will find the option to get a LinkedIn Learning trial or paid subscription if you like.</P> <P>Choose Advanced training in the Admin center, or visit: <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/365enterprise</A></P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Video training brought to you by LinkedIn Learning" style="width: 584px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33381i23BF5BC6909F8973/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LIL.png" alt="Video training brought to you by LinkedIn Learning" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Video training brought to you by LinkedIn Learning</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Office 365 training for end users</STRONG></P> <P>For everyone else, including employees and end users, get the most out of Office 365 with training, Quick Start guides, templates, infographics, cheat sheets, and more. Choose Train your people in the Admin center or visit: <A href="#" target="_blank">aka.ms/learn365</A></P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office 365 Training Center" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33382i98915D75AE02FC97/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Training_Center.png" alt="Office 365 Training Center" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Office 365 Training Center</span></span></P> <P>Let us know what you or your customers think. What did we miss? What could be better?</P> <P>Thank you! Susan Potter &amp; Tom Werner, Office 365 Content</P> Wed, 02 May 2018 01:35:12 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-office-365-and-microsoft-365-training-for-your-business/ba-p/188763 Susan Potter 2018-05-02T01:35:12Z Setting preferences for Office 365 ProPlus using the Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/setting-preferences-for-office-365-proplus-using-the-office/ba-p/187978 <P>Today we are announcing a preview update to the <A href="#" target="_blank">Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run</A>, which provides desktop admins with a simple user interface to customize their deployment of Office.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With this update, you can now customize Office application settings as part of your configuration file, which means you can build a single configuration file that installs Office and configures preferences for Office applications.&nbsp; You can search for Office application settings based on Office application, category, and title to quickly find the settings you’re interested in:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="preferences.png" style="width: 951px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/33134iB6D0FD3AA71B7722/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="preferences.png" alt="preferences.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For this preview release, we’ve provided a limited set of Office application settings to choose from.&nbsp; We plan to include the full set of application settings later this summer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to application settings, we have been listening to your feedback and since we introduced the <A href="#" target="_blank">Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run</A> we have made a few changes to the preview experience; adding Organization Name as a setting that is included as part of the deployment configuration, an update to the language selection experience, and an update to the Automatically accept the EULA option.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In our next update we plan to add many additional enhancements including; an update to the product selection experience to allow you to have more control over the products you can select from and the apps that you exclude, an update to the language selection experience including support for MatchOS, AllowCdnFallback, Proofing Tools and more.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please try out the new application settings feature as well as the new enhancements and let us know what you think using the Send-a-Smile feature (button in the upper right-hand corner or this web page) — your feedback helps us plan future updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As always, make sure you download the latest version of the <A href="#" target="_blank">Office Deployment Tool (ODT)</A> to enable this new feature during deployment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Chris Hopkins</P> <P>Senior Program Manager – Office Engineering</P> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 21:20:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/setting-preferences-for-office-365-proplus-using-the-office/ba-p/187978 Chris Hopkins 2018-04-27T21:20:20Z Use custom domains in Office 365 to build your brand and empower your work force https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/use-custom-domains-in-office-365-to-build-your-brand-and-empower/ba-p/185326 <P>Organizations of all sizes win customers and create trust with a consistent and recognizable brand. Web and email addresses that match your organization’s name build brand equity and establish credibility. If your business is called Fourth Coffee, a web address of fourthcoffee.com makes you easy to find online, and email addresses that end in @fourthcoffee.com reassure your customers that they are dealing directly with you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft makes it easy to integrate your custom domain with comprehensive collaboration tools like email from Office 365. Let’s look at your options.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Purchase a custom domain with your Office 365 subscription</H1> <P>For organizations creating their online presence for the first time, Microsoft makes it easy to purchase a custom domain and integrate it with Office 365. This new domain will instantly be linked with your Office 365 account, meaning that all your email addresses will include your new custom domain where you can also host your website. You can purchase this new custom domain from Microsoft at the same time as your subscription to Office 365 or later.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ve posted step by step instructions on <A href="#" target="_blank">how to purchase a custom domain directly from Microsoft</A> in our support documentation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add Domain.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/32680iEF193F6C712B158C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add Domain.PNG" alt="Add Domain.PNG" /></span></P> <H1>&nbsp;</H1> <H1>Automatically join your own GoDaddy or 1&amp;1 domain with Office 365 (UPDATED)</H1> <P>Many organizations will purchase a domain as soon as they have a name. As they grow and implement more advanced IT solutions, it can be challenging to integrate that custom domain. Microsoft makes it easy to join some domains to Office 365 services through an open standard called <A href="#" target="_blank">Domain Connect</A>. Domain Connect automates many of the manual processes typically required for configuring web hosting and email service. Microsoft has enabled this standard in Office 365 to make it easy to integrate your Domain Connect enabled domains with your Office 365 subscription.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re excited to announce today that <A href="#" target="_blank">1&amp;1</A>, a leading domain provider, has integrated the Domain Connect standard. This new partnership makes it easy to integrate your custom domain from 1&amp;1 with your Office 365 subscription. <A href="#" target="_blank">1&amp;1</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">GoDaddy</A> are the first domain providers to offer compliance with the Domain Connect standard, with more on the way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re currently using another provider for your organization’s email service, it’s easy to migrate those email addresses and messages to your Office 365 subscription.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out the support documentation for more on how you can <A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>automatically join your existing </SPAN>domain</A><SPAN> to your Office 365 subscription</SPAN> and migrate your messages.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Manually join your domain with Office 365</H1> <P>You can still join your custom domain with your Office 365 services if you did not purchase it from Microsoft or a Domain Connect compliant provider. There are a few more steps to take, but it’s straight forward. The outcomes and benefits are the same.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The support documentation contains a step by step procedure for <A href="#" target="_blank">manually joining your domain</A> to your Office 365 services.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add Domain Verify.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/32681i07796380B158328D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add Domain Verify.PNG" alt="Add Domain Verify.PNG" /></span></P> <H1>&nbsp;</H1> <H1>Easier to manage; easier to focus on your goals</H1> <P>Automatically connecting your custom domain with your Office 365 services is another example of how we want to simplify your IT management experience so that you can focus on your actual work. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365/ct-p/Office365" target="_blank">Join </A><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365/ct-p/Office365" target="_blank">the Office 365 Tech Community</A> to stay up to date on the latest news and releases.</P> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:32:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/use-custom-domains-in-office-365-to-build-your-brand-and-empower/ba-p/185326 Brian Besand 2018-04-20T17:32:15Z The best version of OneNote on Windows https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/the-best-version-of-onenote-on-windows/ba-p/183974 <P style="border: 3px; border-style: solid; border-color: #FF0000; padding: 1em;"><FONT size="4"><STRONG>The below article is out of date as of Nov 4<SUP>th</SUP> 2019. Please check out <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Your-OneNote/ba-p/954922" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</A> for the latest OneNote announcement.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re incredibly lucky to have millions of passionate OneNote users around the globe, and we love learning how we can help you remember, think, and organize better. In spending time with you, we heard a recurring theme: you want a single version of OneNote on Windows that combines all the benefits of the modern Windows 10 app with the depth and breadth of capabilities in the older OneNote 2016. We took that feedback to heart, and over the last few years we’ve been focused on making OneNote for Windows 10 the best version of OneNote on Windows.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Beginning with the launch of Office 2019 later this year, OneNote for Windows 10 will replace OneNote 2016 as the default OneNote experience for both Office 365 and Office 2019. Why OneNote for Windows 10? The app has improved performance and reliability, and it’s powered by a brand new sync engine (which we’re also bringing to web, Mac, iOS, and Android). You don’t need to worry about being on the latest version since it’s always up-to-date via the Microsoft Store, and it lets us deliver updates faster than ever before. In fact, over the last year and a half we've added more than 100 of your favorite OneNote 2016 features based on your feedback (thank you!), with more improvements on the way including tags and better integration with Office documents.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’d love for you to start using OneNote for Windows 10 today, however we know some of you might not be ready yet. Maybe you rely on a feature we don’t yet support on Windows 10 (please let us know using the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feedback Hub</A>), or you don’t want to store your notebooks in the cloud. If so, you’re more than welcome to continue using OneNote 2016.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>What’s happening to OneNote 2016?</H1> <P>While we’re no longer adding new features to OneNote 2016, it’ll still be there if you need it. OneNote 2016 is optionally available for anyone with Office 365 or Office 2019, but it will no longer be installed by default. If you currently use OneNote 2016, you won’t notice any changes when you update to Office 2019. We’ll continue to offer support, bug fixes, and security updates for OneNote 2016 for the duration of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office 2016 support lifecycle</A>, which runs through October 2020 for mainstream support and October 2025 for extended support. For more details, please refer to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this FAQ</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>A preview of what’s to come</H1> <P>We've been listening to your feedback about what you like—and what you don't—and working hard to address it in the product. Your opinions, feature requests, and, yes, complaints have been critical in helping us shape the current experience. Today, we’d like to walk you through some of the work we’ve done to bring your favorite features from OneNote 2016 to OneNote for Windows 10, highlight some of the capabilities that are only available in the Windows 10 app, and give you a sneak peek at a few of the improvements coming this year.<BR /><BR /></P> <H2>Your favorite features, improved</H2> <P>OneNote for Windows 10 was designed to feel natural with any input method, from mouse and keyboard to pen and touch, and it contains numerous improvements under the hood for better performance, reliability, and battery life. It also has <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a number of new features not available in OneNote 2016</A>, including ink effects* and dramatically improved ink-to-text (check it out—it’ll even preserve your ink color, size, and highlights!), Researcher*, a notification center, deep integration with Windows 10, and much more.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><VIDEO controls="controls" width="55%" height="400"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/Ink%20to%20Text%20(video).mp4" type="video/mp4"></SOURCE> Your browser does not support the video tag.</VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For many of you, shifting our focus to the Windows 10 app won’t come as a surprise. Aside from a handful of targeted improvements, we haven’t added any new features to OneNote 2016 in some time. Instead we’ve been focusing on consistency, ensuring that nearly all your favorite features in OneNote 2016 are also available in OneNote for Windows 10. We’re almost there, and in the coming months we’ll be adding even more top-requested features.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Top-requested features coming soon to OneNote for Windows 10</H2> <P>Here's what you can expect later this summer:<BR /><BR /></P> <UL> <LI> <P><STRONG>Insert and search for tags</STRONG>: OneNote 2016’s popular tags feature is coming to OneNote for Windows 10! Soon you’ll be able to insert, create, and search for custom tags, making it easy to mark key information and find it later. Tags you create will now roam with you to across your devices, and OneNote will even show you tags other people have used in a shared notebook so you don’t have to recreate them yourself. The new tags experience was designed based on your feedback, and it will be available later this summer.</P> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Tags.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/32490i988DB3A941DF77C0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tags.png" alt="Tags.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI> <P><STRONG>View and edit files:</STRONG> See live previews of Office files in OneNote, work together on attached documents, and save space in your notebooks with cloud files. You’ll get all the benefits of saving a file on OneDrive with the context and convenience of an attachment or preview on a OneNote page.</P> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Cloud Files.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/32491i6E8E8677119C437B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Cloud Files.png" alt="Cloud Files.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI> <P><STRONG>Additional Class Notebook features:</STRONG> The full slate of Class Notebook features available in the add-on for OneNote 2016 will be available in OneNote for Windows 10 this summer. Best of all, you no longer need to install a separate add-in—it's all built-in!</P> </LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These are just a few of the improvements coming soon to OneNote for Windows 10. The app is updated every month with new functionality, and we have a lot of cool stuff in the works—including page templates. Stay tuned for more <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">exciting announcements</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>An improved sync experience</H2> <P>We've been hard at work making sync faster and more reliable on OneNote for Windows 10, as well as on Mac, iOS, Android, and web. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here's a look at the new sync engine in action:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><VIDEO controls="controls" width="55%" height="400"> <SOURCE src="https://8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net/videos/o365/Modern%20Sync%20(video).mp4" type="video/mp4"></SOURCE> Your browser does not support the video tag.</VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can try the first set of improvements today by opening a OneDrive notebook in&nbsp;OneNote for Windows 10, Mac, iOS, or Android. These improvements&nbsp;will be rolled out to OneNote Online in the coming months, as well as notebooks on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Improving the user experience</H2> <P>Last year, we unveiled a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new look and feel for OneNote</A> on Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android, and OneNote Online that aligned the disparate designs into a single, unified interface. In addition to bringing consistency to our apps, the new user experience scales much better for large notebooks and significantly improves accessibility for those who rely on assistive technologies. To learn more about the new design, check out our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">help article</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Navigation.png" style="width: 891px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/32492i70F144DDBB8BB56C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Navigation.png" alt="Navigation.png" /></span></P> <P>This is just a quick look at OneNote for Windows 10, but we’re not done yet. We'll continue listening to your feedback and incorporating it into our future plans, so leave us a comment below or add your feature request using the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feedback Hub</A>. You can also <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">join the Office Insider program</A> for early access to the latest updates. And before we sign off, we want to say a huge thank you for your support. We really hope you love the new OneNote for Windows!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>—OneNote Team</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color="#808080"><EM>*Requires Office 365 subscription</EM></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:31:56 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/the-best-version-of-onenote-on-windows/ba-p/183974 William Devereux 2019-11-04T15:31:56Z Announcing: Office 365 endpoint categories and Office 365 IP Address and URL web service https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-office-365-endpoint-categories-and-office-365-ip/ba-p/177638 <P>[Originally published for the preview on 4/2/2018 and updated on 7/6/2018. Updated for GA on 9/5/2018]</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Announcing: The IP Address and URL web services are generally available from 5th September, 2018.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft recently published a set of <U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Getting-the-best-connectivity-and-performance-in-Office-365/ba-p/124694" target="_blank">connectivity principles for Office 365</A></U> which provides concise guidance on the recommended ways of achieving optimal performance and connectivity to Office 365. The first of these principles is to Identify and differentiate Office 365 network traffic using Microsoft published endpoints. Endpoints include IP Addresses and URLs that are used to connect to Office 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The primary benefits of using these web services are that they share the endpoint categories which significantly simplify network perimeter configuration, they are fully automated including automated validation testing them, they can be loaded directly into network devices, and they help automate change management to avoid change related outages. The endpoint categories identify a vital few key network endpoints in the Optimize and Allow categories for Office 365 for which we&nbsp;recommend direct Internet egress.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We use web services because they are easier for customers scripts and network devices to call than web pages. Specific scenarios where you might need this data include:</P> <OL> <LI>Updating your perimeter firewall to allow Office 365 network connectivity.</LI> <LI>Updating your enterprise proxy server to allow connectivity to Office 365 URLs.</LI> <LI>Edit PAC files on your users computers to bypass proxy servers.</LI> <LI>Bypassing an SSL decrypting network device for Office 365 network traffic.</LI> <LI>Bypassing a CASB service for Office 365 network traffic.</LI> <LI>Selecting endpoints for bypassing proxy servers and routing for direct internet access at a branch office user location.</LI> </OL> <P>These web services directly offer Office 365 IP Address and URL data in JSON, and CSV format for&nbsp;all five Office 365 service instances including Office 365 worldwide commercial, Office 365 operated by 21 Vianet, Office 365 Germany, Office 365 U.S. Government DoD, and Office 365 U.S. Government GCC High. We also generate HTML pages from the data and RSS feeds are available from the web services to help with change notification.</P> <P>Here’s a few quick links to the web services you can access right in a web browser. These links are provided for the worldwide Office 365 commercial instance as examples only.</P> <UL> <LI>Get the latest version number for the Office 365 worldwide service instance<BR /> <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">https://endpoints.office.com/version/worldwide?clientrequestid=b10c5ed1-bad1-445f-b386-b919946339a7</A></SPAN></LI> <LI>Get the current endpoints for the Office 365 worldwide service instance excluding IPv6 IP Addresses<BR /> <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">https://endpoints.office.com/endpoints/worldwide?noipv6&amp;ClientRequestId=b10c5ed1-bad1-445f-b386-b919946339a7</A></SPAN></LI> <LI>Changes to the Office 365 worldwide service instance since 20180828<BR /> <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">https://endpoints.office.com/changes/worldwide/2018072800?ClientRequestId=b10c5ed1-bad1-445f-b386-b919946339a7</A></SPAN></LI> <LI>The RSS feed for changes to the Office 365 worldwide service instance<BR /> <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">https://endpoints.office.com/version/worldwide?allversions=true&amp;format=rss&amp;clientrequestid=b10c5ed1-bad1-445f-b386-b919946339a7</A></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The current XML file and the old RSS feed will be available until October 2nd, 2018. If you have automation that uses the XML format, you should update that to use the JSON format data. If you are using the old RSS feed you should either move to the new RSS feed, or use <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Networking/Use-Microsoft-Flow-to-receive-an-email-for-changes-to-Office-365/m-p/240651" target="_blank">the sample Microsoft Flow </A>we have published for getting emails on changes. Developer usage documentation for the IP Address and URL web services are detailed in <A href="#" target="_blank"><U>Managing Office 365 Endpoints – Web Service</U></A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The web services include three categories for Office 365 network endpoints as attributes of this data which can be used to simplify management of perimeter network devices:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Optimize</STRONG> for a small number of endpoints that require low latency unimpeded connectivity which should bypass proxy servers, network SSL break and inspect devices, and network hairpins. Direct Internet access, such as with SDWAN, is recommended for these endpoints.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Allow</STRONG> for a larger number of endpoints that benefit from low latency unimpeded connectivity but do not require it. It is required to bypass SSL break and inspect on these endpoints and to avoid proxy authentication. Although not expected to cause failures, we also recommend bypassing proxy servers entirely, network hairpins, and other network intermediary devices on these endpoints. Good connectivity to these endpoints is required for Office 365 to operate normally.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Default</STRONG> for other Office 365 endpoints which can be directed to the default internet egress location for the company WAN.</LI> </UL> <P>Use of these categories, how they simplify connectivity to Office 365, and what actions you can take to make use of them is detailed in <U><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Network Connectivity Principles</A></U>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The web services and data contained in it are supported by Microsoft. However, you do not need to connect to these web services in order to use Office 365. Keep a local copy of the data and just call them again to check for changes. If you are ever unable to connect to the web services, just use the data you have previously downloaded. When a change is notified, you should have 30 days to make updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Documentation links:</P> <UL> <LI><U><A href="#" target="_blank">Managing Office 365 endpoints – Web Service</A></U> (including usage documentation for the IP/URL web service)&nbsp;</LI> <LI><U><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Network Connectivity Principles</A></U> (including Office 365 endpoint categories)</LI> <LI><SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Networking/Use-Microsoft-Flow-to-receive-an-email-for-changes-to-Office-365/m-p/240651#M39" target="_blank">Using Microsoft Flow to get an email for endpoint changes</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Networking/Migrating-to-the-new-web-services-based-publishing-for-Office/m-p/229144" target="_blank">Migrating to the new web services based publishing for Office 365 IP Addresses and URLs</A></LI> <LI><U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Networking/bd-p/Office365Networking" target="_blank">Office 365 Tech Community Office 365 Networking Space</A></U> for questions about use of the web services</LI> </UL> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:40:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/announcing-office-365-endpoint-categories-and-office-365-ip/ba-p/177638 Paul Andrew 2018-09-23T17:40:32Z Azure AD Expiration Policy for Office 365 Groups is Generally Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/azure-ad-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is-generally/ba-p/171816 <P><SPAN>Office 365 groups expiration policies </SPAN><SPAN>allow administrators </SPAN><SPAN>to set an expiration timeframe for any Office 365 group. Once that timeframe is set, owners of these groups get notification emails reminding them to renew these groups if they still need them. Groups not renewed will automatically be deleted.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Starting today, this feature is now Generally Available!&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN> <!-- [if lte IE 9]><link rel='stylesheet' id='ie9css1-css' href="#" type='text/css' media='all' /> <![endif]--><!-- [if lte IE 9]><link rel='stylesheet' id='ie9css2-css' href="#" type='text/css' media='all' /> <![endif]--> <!-- [if lte IE 9]>&lt;script type='text/javascript' src='https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/wp-content/themes/cloudperspectives/dist/scripts/flexibility.js?ver=3.7.2'>&lt;/script&gt; <![endif]--> <!-- JSLL tracking --> </SPAN></P> <DIV class="wrap container"> <DIV class="content row"> <ARTICLE class="post-69341 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-announcements product-azure-active-directory product-microsoft-enterprise-mobility-security content-type-announcements scenario-enterprise-mobility-security scenario-identity-access-management"> <DIV class="entry-content"> <P><IMG class="x-hidden-focus" alt="" src="https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/uploads/prod/2018/03/031318_2358_AzureADExpi1.jpg" border="0" /></P> </DIV> </ARTICLE> </DIV> </DIV> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>We’ve listened to your feedback and made it even more intuitive for users to decide whether they want to renew their group. The newly redesigned notification emails now provide one-click access to the group content, and also allow the group to be deleted if it’s no longer needed.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Office 365 groups expiration can be configured from the Azure Active Directory portal, as well as programmatically via Azure Active Directory PowerShell. Learn more about </SPAN><SPAN><U><A href="#" target="_blank">how to configure Office 365 groups expiration.&nbsp;</A></U></SPAN><SPAN>For more information head over read the <A href="#" target="_blank">full announcement</A> by Alex Simons over on the EMS Blog.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>The Office 365 groups expiration policy feature will require an Azure AD Premium license for every user who is a member of an Office 365 group configured for expiration.</SPAN><SPAN> Visit <A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 Support</A> for more licensing details.</SPAN></P> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:33:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/azure-ad-expiration-policy-for-office-365-groups-is-generally/ba-p/171816 Tom Batcheler 2018-03-14T18:33:00Z Enhancements in new Office 365 support experience - now available for Premier customers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/enhancements-in-new-office-365-support-experience-now-available/ba-p/168986 <P><STRONG><EM>Update:</EM></STRONG><EM> The rollout of these enhancements for Premier and Unified Support customers is expected to reach completion in August 2018. Once this rollout has completed, if you attempt to open a support ticket outside of the Office 365 Admin Center, you will be redirected to the Office 365 Admin Center to open that support request.&nbsp;</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As an Office 365 customer, it’s important that you have reliable support from Microsoft that is flexible to your needs so that you can focus on your busin<FONT color="#000000">ess. In September, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/Office-365-Blog/Improving-the-Office-365-support-experience/ba-p/108586" target="_blank">we launched a new support experience for Office 365 customers</A> </FONT>to provide this service. After hearing initial customer feedback, we’re rolling out improvements to the support experience in admin center for all customers and to extend the enhanced experience to Premier customers as well. For Premier customers, we also understand the importance of being routed to Microsoft’s Premier-specific engineers for the most critical issues and have added features to deliver Premier tickets to the correct teams right away.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new support experience will begin rolling out to Premier customers in the&nbsp;beginning of April and will be available to all Premier customers by July. Other non-Premier specific improvements made to the overall support experience are currently rolling out to all customers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The updated support experience includes the following improvements:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Quick access to support – </STRONG>With Office 365 admin credentials, customers can quickly open a support ticket with Microsoft by accessing ‘New service request’ under ‘Support’ on the left side panel or simply clicking ‘Need help’ at the bottom right of the admin center. Both options will open an in-product fly-out to create your ticket.</P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Capture.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29881i4AE2A4E7BA79FA32/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Capture.PNG" alt="Capture.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Intelligent self-help solutions </STRONG><STRONG>– </STRONG>&nbsp;We understand that some support issues can be resolved quickly with the right self-help solutions. The new support experience uses machine learning to classify the information you enter about your issue and surfaces any relevant information that may help you easily resolve the issue yourself, from current advisories in the Service Health Dashboard to specific solutions pulled from applicable support sources.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif.gif" style="width: 370px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29882iBD88C73DEB940230/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ezgif.com-video-to-gif.gif" alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif.gif" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Flexible support tailored to you – </STRONG>If you want to request support from Microsoft directly, you can easily do so in a way that makes most sense to you, as different issues may require different types of support. In the ‘Let us call you’ tab, you can add relevant attachments and notes to your support ticket and we’ll get in touch over the phone as soon as possible at a time that is convenient for you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Based on customer feedback, we’ve also added the option to receive support via email. Under 'Email us' you can opt to be contacted via email to communicate and receive support from Microsoft.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (1).gif" style="width: 370px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29883i6E85F0C2C8D669DA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (1).gif" alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (1).gif" /></span></P> <P><I class="lia-fa lia-fa-pencil lia-image-edit-icon"></I>While the experience currently supports attachments up to 5MB, we have heard your feedback that bigger file size is needed for more efficient support. We are currently working to bring you larger attachments for support tickets soon.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Comprehensive view of ticket statuses and history – </STRONG>Once the ticket has been submitted, you will be able to view the status and history of all tickets, with the most recent tickets at the top of the list. Customers can quickly see the status of each ticket and click each one to see specific details of service.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (2).gif" style="width: 370px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29884i2555D18A3E4692C3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (2).gif" alt="ezgif.com-video-to-gif (2).gif" /></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Once tickets have been submitted, you can provide additional information by submitting notes or updating attachments. However, ticket details such as description of issue, email address, and person of contact for the ticket cannot be altered.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Specialized support for Premier customers – </STRONG>As a Premier customer, you expect more focused support for your most critical issues. We recognize this need in the Premier community and have added the ability to indicate an issue as Critical, directly in-product as you create the ticket. Critical designation allows Microsoft to provide the most efficient support that is focused on your issue. When you indicate a ticket as Critical, we will route the ticket to a Critical Situation management team that will manage your incident communications from beginning to end as it is being resolved by Premier engineers.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="critsit.png" style="width: 390px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29885i749A4BAB13C20D16/image-dimensions/390x704?v=v2" width="390" height="704" role="button" title="critsit.png" alt="critsit.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Let us know what you think!</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>Your feedback is crucial to improving the Office 365 experience. We read every piece of feedback that we receive to make Office 365 support meet your needs for better productivity. Provide feedback on the updated support experience using the feedback link in the lower right corner of the admin center or give us feedback on an individual ticket experience when you’re prompted after the ticket has been resolved.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:52:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/enhancements-in-new-office-365-support-experience-now-available/ba-p/168986 Jee Soo Han 2018-07-06T15:52:23Z Register for the Employee Engagement Summit: A one-hour free online event https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/register-for-the-employee-engagement-summit-a-one-hour-free/ba-p/168422 <P><SPAN>Join us at the Employee Engagement Summit, a free online event to learn how great companies are creating a more engaged workforce. It starts March 20, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. PDT.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;You can register and watch it <A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>In this&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>one hour</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;webcast, you will get insight into trends, challenges, and opportunities that influence the employee experience. After attending, you’ll understand how technology can drive change in your company by connecting everyone across your organization from executives to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Firstline</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;Workers.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Find out from Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft's chief people officer, how connecting employees helped accelerate Microsoft’s cultural transformation. Colleagues from top companies will share stories, best practices, and business outcomes from employee engagement and communications initiatives.</SPAN> Learn best practices from leaders at top companies&nbsp;<SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Register today</A> to watch the FREE event live and gain access to on-demand content!</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Featuring:</P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EmployeeEngagementEvent.PNG" style="width: 438px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29761iF864CDFC9E9A73EB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EmployeeEngagementEvent.PNG" alt="EmployeeEngagementEvent.PNG" /></span></P> <P><BR /> <STRONG>When:</STRONG> March 20, 2018 at 8:00 am PST -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Add to calendar</A><BR /> <STRONG>Where:</STRONG> Webcast (watch it for FREE with the link below)</P> <P><STRONG>Register:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank">https://aka.ms/Watch/EmployeeEngagement</A></P> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:43:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/register-for-the-employee-engagement-summit-a-one-hour-free/ba-p/168422 Connie Woo 2018-03-06T19:43:10Z Introducing the Microsoft 365 Admin Center https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-the-microsoft-365-admin-center/ba-p/167392 <P>Last year, at Inspire, we unveiled <A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft 365</A>, bringing together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, to deliver a complete, intelligent and secure solution for the modern workplace. In October Microsoft 365 Business reached <A href="#" target="_blank">general availability</A>, representing an integrated solution designed to simplify IT for small and medium-sized businesses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We know that our customers, from small businesses to large enterprises, rely on the admin center for a broad set of activities. From an administration perspective, our vision for Microsoft 365 is to help simplify IT by unifying management across users, devices, apps and services. Today marks an important step in that vision as we are rolling out a new admin experience for Microsoft 365 enterprise customers. This will be a single place for admins to get started with Microsoft 365 and discover the breadth of management capabilities and experiences available to them.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Integrated into this admin center is both the new Microsoft 365 Security &amp; Compliance Center, dedicated to providing security and compliance specialists with integrated management capabilities across Office 365, Windows, and EMS, as well as Microsoft 365 Device Management, dedicated to providing integrated device management capabilities across Intune, Office, and Windows. The Security and Compliance Center will be available shortly, with Device Management to follow afterwards. Please look forward to additional details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="M365 screen.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/29576iCAF30EC5B0F4886F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="M365 screen.png" alt="M365 screen.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the coming months we will continue investing in more integrated, streamlined administration experiences across Microsoft 365 to help organizations become more productive and secure while optimizing their IT resources. We will also continue to improve the admin’s user experience, so admins can complete their tasks faster and easier and get more done with their day.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For Microsoft 365 customers, once this is rolled out to your tenant, you will automatically have the new admin experience. You can login as you usually do, or navigate to <A href="#" target="_blank">admin.microsoft.com</A> to try out the new admin experience.</P> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:01:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/introducing-the-microsoft-365-admin-center/ba-p/167392 Brent Davis 2018-03-07T17:01:07Z Shared Office codebase for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android means more features for more users faster https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/shared-office-codebase-for-windows-mac-ios-and-android-means/ba-p/150291 <P>Our most-popular Office 365 apps—Excel, PowerPoint, and Word—are designed for the modern workplace, with cutting-edge features like real-time co-authoring, AutoSave, and more. With our newest version of Office for Mac, <A href="#" target="_blank">version 16.9.0</A>, we've extended these capabilities to Apple users; in fact, this release marks the first time in 20 years that Office shares the same codebase across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android for core functionalities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This achievement means users across platforms will gain access to new Office capabilities faster than ever. We’ll prioritize the release of these capabilities based on top customer requests and feedback, along with integration and validation considerations for each platform. All Office capabilities will be tailored to the platform’s specific UI, giving them a native feel, and take advantage of certain unique features, like the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read on to learn more about new Mac capabilities available with this release, and in our latest release on iPad. Please note, some of these features require an Office 365 subscription. Such features are marked with an asterisk below.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Boost collaboration and ease-of-use across the core Office apps</H2> <P>With this release, co-authoring in <A href="#" target="_blank">PowerPoint</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Word</A> is more powerful than ever. You and your colleagues can create a PowerPoint presentation or edit a Word document on Mac in real-time, seeing each other’s changes as they happen. User flags indicate exactly which slide or sentence your colleagues are editing. For <A href="#" target="_blank">Excel</A>, we’re excited to bring basic co-authoring to Excel for Mac users for the first time. In all the core Office apps, presence thumbnails show you who else is currently working in the file. We’ve extended these capabilities to Office Online, too, so you and your team can work together on files from virtually anywhere. Co-authoring is only available in files stored on OneDrive or SharePoint Online.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Derek blog 1.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27680i912603D797C62D3B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Derek blog 1.png" alt="Derek blog 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>AutoSave*</STRONG>—All core Office apps are now equipped with <A href="#" target="_blank">AutoSave</A> for files stored on OneDrive or SharePoint Online. AutoSave is exactly what it sounds like: Your file is automatically saved every few seconds. Plus, if other people are working in the same file, they can see your changes almost instantaneously. And if you need to roll back, simply check your file’s version history for a list of changes and access earlier copies. AutoSave can be switched on and off using a dedicated toggle button in the ribbon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Get more data insights faster in Excel</H2> <P><STRONG>New chart types</STRONG>—Excel’s multitude of charts and graphs has made it one of the world’s premier data analysis tools. Excel 2016 for Mac now includes <A href="#" target="_blank">even more chart types</A>, including sunburst, treemap, histogram, waterfall, and more, to help you visualize your data in new, meaningful ways.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Derek blog 2 (med).png" style="width: 365px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27681iA948BC599B26E70D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Derek blog 2 (med).png" alt="Derek blog 2 (med).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New worksheet functions*</STRONG>—We’ve introduced a pair of new worksheet functions, IFS and SWITCH, for Excel users on Mac to simplify data calculations. The <A href="#" target="_blank">IFS formula</A> takes the place of multiple nested IF statements, making formulas with multiple conditions easier to comprehend. The&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">SWITCH formula</A> <SPAN>evaluates one value </SPAN><SPAN>against a list of values, and returns the result corresponding to the first matching value.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Table slicers</STRONG>—Using <A href="#" target="_blank">slicers</A>, you can filter table and PivotTable data to quickly curate only the information you need. Slicers also indicate the current filtering state, making it easy to understand what exactly is shown in a filtered table.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Faster calculations</STRONG>—We first introduced multithreaded recalculations in Excel 2007, and have since refined it to help calculations in Excel 2016 for Mac run even faster. To speed up formula outputs, Excel tries identifying parts of the calculation that can be recalculated concurrently on different threads. Read the <A href="#" target="_blank">article on multithreaded recalculations</A> in the Microsoft Dev Center for examples and formula restrictions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Keep your audience engaged with new PowerPoint features</H2> <P><STRONG>Trim media*</STRONG>—The best PowerPoint presentations are those that use powerful imagery, instead of words, to convey a message. But what if that imagery is video or audio that’s too long to sensibility include in your presentation? The <A href="#" target="_blank">Trim tool</A> in PowerPoint addresses this issue. With it you can cut unwanted content from the beginning and end of video and audio clips. This feature is only available for media you’ve inserted from your computer and not from the web.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Derek blog 3 (med).png" style="width: 365px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27682i6651A4A693EFDD71/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Derek blog 3 (med).png" alt="Derek blog 3 (med).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>QuickStarter*</STRONG>—If you’re building a research-heavy presentation, using <A href="#" target="_blank">QuickStarter</A> is the perfect way to begin. QuickStarter creates an outline for you based on your presentation’s subject. After conducting initial research, the tool builds out several slides—a title slide, a table of content slides, one slide for each sub-topic, and more—that you can choose to keep or delete. The result is a set of slides that gives you a strong foundation for developing a detailed and factually accurate presentation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Highlighted changes*</STRONG>—Part of the newly introduced co-authoring feature, PowerPoint automatically <A href="#" target="_blank">highlights changes</A> others made to a shared presentation while you were away. This way, you can quickly see what was updated, when, and by who.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Laser pointer</STRONG>—<A href="#" target="_blank">Turn your mouse into a laser pointer</A> to draw attention to specific parts of your PowerPoint while presenting. You can also change the color of the laser pointer to match the style of your presentation or company.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Do more on mobile in Word</H2> <P><STRONG>Learning Tools*</STRONG>—<A href="#" target="_blank">Learning Tools</A> in Word for iPad and Word Online was designed to help you improve your reading skills and word pronunciation. Perfect for students or non-native speakers, Learning Tools comes with a variety of features: Read Aloud lets you hear your document; Syllables breaks down words into syllables; Text Spacing increases the space between characters; Column Width reduces visual crowding so you can just focus on the words; and, Page Color gives you the option to change the background to a softer color.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="text-align: center;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Derek blog 4 (med).png" style="width: 365px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27683iA0BA69A65D26AF56/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Derek blog 4 (med).png" alt="Derek blog 4 (med).png" /></span></P> <P style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</P> <P>Your feedback is important to us—it’s the primarily reason these capabilities were chosen for this release. Please visit our UserVoice sites for <A href="#" target="_blank">Excel</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">PowerPoint</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank">Word</A> to submit your ideas for future features. We invite you to follow Microsoft Office on <A href="#" target="_blank">Twitter</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Facebook</A> for the latest news and helpful tips for getting the most out of your Office apps. You can also follow the social feeds for Excel (<A href="#" target="_blank">Twitter</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Facebook</A>) and PowerPoint (<A href="#" target="_blank">Twitter</A>) for more specific updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>* Feature requires an Office 365 on Mac subscription.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:13:03 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/shared-office-codebase-for-windows-mac-ios-and-android-means/ba-p/150291 Derek Snook 2018-03-05T17:13:03Z New Apps and Services in Office 365 US Government https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-apps-and-services-in-office-365-us-government/ba-p/149680 <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Office 365 US Government.png" style="width: 568px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27560iE44B7E97A432FA89/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office 365 US Government.png" alt="Office 365 US Government.png" /></span>&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">By meeting compliance requirements of the US and State Governments, <STRONG>Office 365 US Government empowers agencies to realize a modern workplace supported by devices and services. </STRONG>Increased collaboration breaks down siloes within and across agencies, and secure mobility allows civil servants to remain productive in the field and away from desks. Cost savings and data center footprint reduction can be re-invested into digitizing citizen services.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Microsoft delivers Office 365 secure productivity and communication services like email, document creation apps and storage, intranet sites, and instant messaging/telephony to the US Government from three environments designed to meet the unique data handling regulations for controlled unclassified information. Architected according to NIST controls, FedRAMP requirements, and the DISA Security Requirements Guidelines, these environments store content in the continental United States, are operated by US citizens, and are authorized to hold Federal, criminal justice, Federal tax, and covered defense information. </SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">We want to answer a few questions about the Office 365 US Government environments and offerings: What services and applications are included, why is the roadmap different from Enterprise offerings, and what services will be released in the future and when?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">To answer this question in a meaningful way, we must explain the compliance commitments, audit process, and accreditation requirements. But if you want to skip ahead,<STRONG> the roadmap for Office 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC), Government Community Cloud (GCC) High, and DoD can be found at the end of this post.</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin-left: .5in;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The Office 365 GCC environment is designed for Federal, State, and Local government and has been available for about five years. With millions of monthly active users, agencies across the country are benefitting from cloud productivity and security services that meet their compliance requirements.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin-left: .5in;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin-left: .5in;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The Office 365 GCC High environment is designed for Federal agencies, defense industry, aerospace industry, and other organizations holding Controlled Unclassified Information. Introduced more recently, the GCC High offerings are ideal for national security organizations and companies with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) data or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) requirements.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin-left: .5in;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin-left: .5in;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The Office 365 DoD environment is designed for the US Department of Defense exclusively.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Office 365 US Government environments and associated compliance commitments" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/27562iD2E62D60615EC9DB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Office 365 US Gov Environments.png" alt="Office 365 US Government environments and associated compliance commitments" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Office 365 US Government environments and associated compliance commitments</span></span></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Every service introduced into the US Government offerings has undergone a third party review to ensure that we meet our compliance commitments to you. We complete audits regularly to make new capabilities available as frequently as possible. Release cycles differ from Enterprise offerings for new services, but once available, the service will align with the commercial user experience.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The October audit is complete, and Microsoft has received the 3PAO report, so we can confirm what will be released in the coming weeks. We will be sharing an updated roadmap at the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Microsoft Government Tech Summit taking place in Washington DC on March 5-6</SPAN></A><SPAN style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">, so stay tuned and don't hesitate to register to attend! Information will be published online also.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Upcoming Events:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Government Tech Summit (Washington DC on March 5-6)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">SharePoint Fest (Washington DC on March 26-30)</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn More:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Ignite 2017: Office 365 for the US Government and defense industry</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 US Government Service Description</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Trust Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=" target="_blank">Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Case study: County enhances employee interactivity (King County, WA)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Case study: City improves operational efficiency (City of Chicago)</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Engage:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft US Government Cloud eligibility validation</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 GCC Trials (Gov only)</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Cloud for Government contact</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Customer Immersion Experience</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Technical:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft US Government Cloud Identity: On-Premises, Cloud, and Hybrid</A></LI> <LI>Endpoints: <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 GCC Endpoints</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 GCC High Endpoints</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Office 365 GCC High DNS Records</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Power BI US Government Documentation</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Multi Factor Authentication (including PIV/CAC cards)</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Brian Levenson is the product manager for Microsoft 365 for US Government. Follow him on <A href="#" target="_blank">Twitter (@brian_levenson)</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">LinkedIn (Brian Levenson)</A> for the latest in government technology and Microsoft 365 news.</P> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:18:32 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/new-apps-and-services-in-office-365-us-government/ba-p/149680 Brian Levenson 2018-03-16T23:18:32Z Data protection beyond backup and recovery with Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/data-protection-beyond-backup-and-recovery-with-office-365/ba-p/142871 <P>Protecting your data against file corruption , data loss, and malicious intent is a top priority for Microsoft, and an integral part of the Office 365 service. Our approach to data protection goes beyond high availability and disaster recovery scenarios. Resiliency and recoverability are built into the service.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Even if a traditional backup solution provides recovery options to address file corruption, deletion, and malicious attacks, it won’t necessarily help you recover quickly from such incidents. Research shows that it can take months to detect the presence of an attacker an organization’s network. Given this, a backup and restore solution could be a potential area of attack, and could further broaden the scope of attack into your disaster recovery environment. Additionally, all backup data would need to be throuroughly cleansed before it could be leveraged as a viable restore option. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 30% of organizations targeted by major cyberattacks will spend more than two months cleansing backup systems and data, resulting in delayed recoveries.<EM><FONT color="#808080">[i]</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With this in mind, Office 365 has moved beyond the backup and restore solutions that were first established in on-premises environments. Microsoft invests deeply in providing a holistic in-place solution that both keeps multiple copies of your data across multiple locations, and enables you to develop upfront policies for prevention and detection. These policies can be enforced manually and automatically at multiple levels of granularity, including via intelligent location-based classification, patterns, or sensitive types of content.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to the inherent versioning and recycling capabilities provided by applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive, Office 365 provides comprehensive solutions to help keep your data safe from both human error as well as malicious attacks:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Data Loss Prevention</STRONG> helps customers to identify, monitor and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Exchange Online Protection</STRONG> provides robust email protection against spam, known viruses and malware.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Advanced Threat Protection</STRONG> extends Exchange Online Protection by safeguarding your Office 365 environment (email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams) from today’s most sophisticated unknown threats leveraging behavioral analysis and machine learning techniques to mitigate malicious content. ATP also provides real time, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs, and rich reporting and tracking capabilities, so you can gain critical insights into who is being targeted in your organization and the category, volume, and frequency of attacks you are facing.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Threat Intelligence</STRONG> provides interactive tools to analyze prevalence and severity of threats in near real-time, real-time and customizable threat alert notifications, and remediation capabilities for suspicious content.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Auditing </STRONG>helps monitor and investigate actions taken on your data, intelligently identify risks, contain and respond to threats, and protect valuable intellectual property.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Advanced Data Governance</STRONG> provides smart policy recommendations and automatic data classifications that allow you to take actions on data- such as retention and deletion -throughout its lifecycle. Built-in and custom alerts help you identify data governance risks like unusual volumes of file deletion.</LI> </UL> <P>The multiple built-in security capabilities of Office 365 in combination with the above services and controls help ensure your data is protected in-place and incidents like file corruption, deletion, and malicious intent are minimized at all times.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>More information:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Data Protection on the Microsoft Trust Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Data Resiliency in Microsoft Office 365</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Overview of retention policies</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM><FONT color="#808080"><A name="_edn1" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#_ednref1" target="_blank">[i]</A> From Gartner Foundational Research: Prepare for and Respond to a Business Disruption After an Aggressive Cyberattack, ID: G00275607</FONT></EM></P> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:56:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/data-protection-beyond-backup-and-recovery-with-office-365/ba-p/142871 Wim Coorevits 2018-01-10T16:56:22Z