What’s new for admins in Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise – June 2021

Published Jul 07 2021 11:46 AM 6,966 Views

We’ve rounded up the latest and greatest news on Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and we're excited to share it all with you! In this month's blog, we discuss the General Availability (GA) of the new Inventory for Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, a new customer story from Microsoft partner and customer Avanade, the availability of a new Microsoft 365 licensing option, tricks and tips for onboarding devices in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, our latest Microsoft 365 Apps AMA session, and new Office Deployment Insider videos to help you get the most out of Microsoft 365 Apps capabilities. 

 

General Availability of Inventory on Microsoft 365 Apps admin center

 

In a recent announcement, we shared the General Availability release of a new experience designed to provide IT admins with instant answers regarding the status of their organization's Microsoft 365 Apps in the enterprise environment. With the new Inventory on Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, IT pros can quickly identify potential issues, determine how many devices are running the latest security updates, and more. Check out this blog written by one of the Microsoft 365 Apps Rangers, Martin Nothnagel, to learn all about the new capabilities! 

 

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Microsoft Customer Story: Avanade

 

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Avanade, Microsoft Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year, recently shared a story of how shifting their Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to the Monthly Enterprise channel is helping to keep employees up to date with every new feature that Microsoft releases and reducing help desk tickets for IT. Additionally, as an innovator in the Microsoft ecosystem, Avanade keeps their employees up-to-date with the latest features, which helps them build confidence and trust with their own customers as they modernize their IT environments to ensure remote and hybrid workers have the latest features to be productive. To learn more, read the full Avanade customer story here.   

 

Microsoft 365 E3: Unattended License option availability 

 

We’re excited to announce the availability of the Microsoft 365 E3: Unattended License! As a new license option for Office apps, the Unattended License allows the usage of Office apps with service accounts or other non-user accounts, which is common for automation process execution and can operate unattended.  IT admins deploying new or existing solutions that use this unattended license can choose to update Office apps via the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel or Monthly Enterprise Channel. Check out this blog to learn more about enabling automation for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

 

Tips and tricks for onboarding devices to the new Microsoft 365 Apps admin center 

 

In this blog, the Microsoft 365 Apps Rangers share troubleshooting tips and tricks for what to do when devices don’t appear in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center after the new Inventory feature has been enabled. They cover root causes as well as steps to take to help identify and resolve the issue. You asked, we answered!  

 

Microsoft 365 Apps AMA featuring the Office Rangers

 

We had some great questions during our latest Microsoft 365 Apps AMA session, such as which Microsoft 365 subscriptions include Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and the Teams Live Events feature for Microsoft Teams, when Outlook Spaces may be released via General Availability, and how to manage updates via update channels in Microsoft 365 Apps. 

 

New videos on the Office Deployment Insider YouTube channel 

 

Amesh Mansukhani, Principal Marketing Manager, is excited to introduce two new videos to the Office Deployment Insider YouTube channel where he gives in-depth, expert advice on the latest Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise features. Check them out below!

 

 

Introducing the new Monthly Enterprise Servicing Profile! In this video you will learn more on how Microsoft is developing a new way to use automation to service your Microsoft 365 Apps with insights and control Amesh as he introduces innovative tips, tricks, and insider best practices to make the most of your device updates.

 

 

Interested in using the newly available Servicing Profile in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, but don't know how to get started? Join Amesh as he shares step-by-step guides to streamline the setup process, including tips and tricks to building a servicing profile that works for you.

 

Continue the conversation by joining us in the Microsoft 365 Tech Community! Whether you have product questions or just want to stay informed with the latest updates on new releases, tools, and blogs, Microsoft 365 Tech Community is your go-to resource to stay connected!

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