Weekly digest: Office 365 changes – 9 to 13 April

This is the 62th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s his Newsletter with Office 365 changes.

This Weekly digest is intended to reach the Administrators of Office 365 within the latest changes that are happening to Office 365.

Bellow are an example that can be applied to your tenant, because this email’s are based on the services that you have in your Tenant and subscription.

Here is a summary of your messages from last week

Organization: NUNO SILVA
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Apr 13 Update to Office 365 custom organization themes
We are making some changes to Office 365 custom organization themes.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 27023.More …
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Apr 12 Contact information features in Outlook for iOS
We are rolling out some new features and updates in Outlook:You and your users will now have quick and easy access to your Global Access List (GAL) organizational information in Outlook for iOS contacts. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 26796.Also, we are improving how mobile users sync their Outlook contacts with the native contacts apps to improve the caller ID experience. More …
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Apr 11 Updated feature: Group members now receive all group email in their inboxes
  Major Update: General Availability
We’re updating groups in Outlook to make it easier for your users to manage group emails. As a result of this change, members of newly created groups will receive all group email in their inbox by-default. This feature update is currently available for Outlook on the Web, and is rolling out to other Outlook platforms over the course of the next few weeks. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27326.More …
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Apr 10 Updated feature: eDiscovery Compliance Boundaries
eDiscovery Compliance Boundaries is a new Office 365 feature. We’ve begun rolling this updated feature out. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 16145.More …
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Apr 10 Updated feature: eDiscovery export all content to archive (zip)
eDiscovery export all content to archive (zip) is a new Office 365 feature. This feature has begun rolling out. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 25112.More …
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Apr 09 New feature: Custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news
We’re excited to announce the availability of custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news. With this change, modern pages will take advantage of custom columns added to a pages library, which will enable grouping and organization of modern pages. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27251. More …
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See all my messages on Office 365 message center   

You can view more messages on your portal, just go to Message center.

Quickly access relevant information and functionality from the new home page—The home page has been redesigned with you and your most common tasks in mind—such as adding a user or resetting a password. The new admin center makes these items accessible directly from the home page. The home page also proactively surfaces information important to you, such as notifications from the Message Center.

 

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More news and more information here – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skywriter/2018/04/16/office-365-weekly-digest-2018-15/

Weekly digest: Office 365 changes – 2 to 7 April

This is the 61th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s his Newsletter with Office 365 changes.

This Weekly digest is intended to reach the Administrators of Office 365 within the latest changes that are happening to Office 365.

Bellow are an example that can be applied to your tenant, because this email’s are based on the services that you have in your Tenant and subscription.

Here is a summary of your messages from last week

Organization: NUNO SILVA

 

Apr 05 What’s new in Microsoft Teams: April update
In March, we continued our work to make Microsoft Teams an even more powerful hub for teamwork, and we’re rolling out a number of updates over the course of the coming weeks. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap IDs: 24244, 24190, 24188, 24191 and 24167.More …
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Apr 07 Updated feature: Outlook meetings with more than 500 recipients can now be updated and cancelled
We are rolling out a feature update to prevent an issue where a meeting cannot be updated or cancelled because it has too many recipients. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 23920.More …
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Apr 07 We’re replacing the Public Newsfeed in SharePoint Online
In June 2018, we’ll be making changes to the native social features in SharePoint Online. We will be:Making the public newsfeed read-only.Removing the option to implement the Newsfeed feature in navigation and through Tenant Administration.Instead of using these features, we recommend using Team News, Communication Sites, and/or Yammer.More …
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Apr 05 Updated feature: Office 365 sign-in u ser interface
We’re updating the sign-in experience. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in early-May.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 20525.More …
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Apr 05 Hybrid architecture for Exchange customers enables Outlook mobile and security
We’re announcing a new architecture for Exchange Server and Office 365 hybrid customers that unlocks Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) capabilities for Outlook for iOS and Android. With Hybrid Modern Authentication, Exchange customers can combine the power of Outlook with Azure Conditional Access and Intune App Protection Policies to securely manage corporate messaging on mobile devices. For Exchange Server mailboxes, the new Outlook mobile architecture is built directly into the…More …
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Apr 04 Your Microsoft Stream Trial is expiring
  Act By: Apr 15
We hope you had an opportunity to explore the features and functionality of your Microsoft Stream Trial. We encourage you to continue using Stream as part of your Office 365 plan. More …
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Apr 03 We are retiring the Office Mix Preview
  Act By: Apr 30
We will be retiring the Office Mix service on May 1, 2018, and your users need to take action to save your content.Please make sure to migra te all of your content from Office Mix to Microsoft Stream or download your Mixes before M???ay 1, to avoid losing any of your data.More …
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Apr 03 New feature: Custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news
We’re excited to announce the availability of custom metadata integration with modern SharePoint Online pages and news. With this change, modern pages will take advantage of custom columns added to a pages library, which will enable grouping and organization of modern pages. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27251.More …
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Apr 03 Updated feature: eDiscovery Case Holds, Search and Export Modernization
We’re updating the eDiscovery case holds, search and export interface to match the user experience of the security & compliance center, and also includes elimination of pop-up windows in the user experience. Additionally, the content search experience has been refreshed to align to the case search experience.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 20751.More …
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Apr 03 We’ve made a change to the Microsoft Trust Center
As you might be aware, Microsoft discloses the names of subcontractors who have access to customer data and provides advance notice of new subcontractors. As a commitment to transparency, anytime we add new vendors/subcontractors, we disclose this information in the Microsoft Trust Center and send you a notification about this change.More …
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Apr 03 New feature: Request sign-off now available in SharePoint Online
Request sign-off is a new SharePoint Online feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in mid-April.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 20507.More …
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Apr 03 New feature: Microsoft To-Do Steps
Microsoft To-Do Steps is a new Office 365 feature that supports adding subtasks to your to-dos. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in the next few days. This message is only applicable to organizations with subscriptions that include Microsoft To-Do.More …
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Apr 02 Updated feature: New theming for additional SharePoint Online site templates
  Major Update: General Availability
In early April 2018, we will begin enabling the modern site theming experience for all site templates. Currently, it’s only available for Group-connected team and communication sites. This new theming model incorporates the latest site theming capabilities and improves overall performance of applying themes. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27252.More …
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Apr 02 Updated feature: Streamlined sharing dialog now available in OneDrive for Business mobile applications
We’re updating the sharing dialog in OneDrive for Business mobile applications. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in the next few days. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27009.More …
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Apr 02 We’re making changes to Office 365 IP Address range and URL publication
We’re making some changes to how Office 365 IP Addresses and URLs are published. Starting today, we’re providing the data on new REST based Web Services and on October 2nd, we will stop publishing the previous HTML, XML, and RSS format of this data.More …
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Apr 02 New feature: Microsoft Teams retention policies are now available
Retention policies for Microsoft Teams conversations is a new Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out over the course of the next few weeks. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 24188.More …
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See all my messages on Office 365 message center   

You can view more messages on your portal, just go to Message center.

Quickly access relevant information and functionality from the new home page—The home page has been redesigned with you and your most common tasks in mind—such as adding a user or resetting a password. The new admin center makes these items accessible directly from the home page. The home page also proactively surfaces information important to you, such as notifications from the Message Center.

 

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More news and more information here – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skywriter/2018/04/09/office-365-weekly-digest-2018-14/

New theming for additional SharePoint Online site templates

Microsoft has started the rollout to New theming for additional SharePoint Online site templates.

Microsoft is enabling the modern site teaming experience for all site templates.

If you are a Tenant Admin you should have received the following email with information to prepare for this change.


Organization: NUNO SILVA
Updated feature: New theming for additional SharePoint Online site templates
Major update: General Availability rollout started
Applied to: All customers
In early April 2018, we will begin enabling the modern site theming experience for all site templates. Currently, it’s only available for Group-connected team and communication sites. This new theming model incorporates the latest site theming capabilities and improves overall performance of applying themes.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 27252.

[How does this affect me?]
After the rollout is complete, the new site theming experience will be available on classic site templates. A new site theming panel will be available, empowering site owners to easily apply one of the new themes to all pages of the site by selecting the theme of their choice.

Classic sites that do not use SP JavaScript will render un-themed if the site theme is changed. If you would like to maintain custom themes on classic sites, as administrator, you can opt out of the new theming experience by using Microsoft PowerShell.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release organizations in early April, and we anticipate rollout completion in early May.

[What do I need to do to prepare for this change?]
If you wish to take advantage of the new SharePoint Online site theming, there is no action you need to take. The new setting will show up in the site settings gear menu as “Change the look” for each site.

If you change the theme for a site and notice any issues, you can opt out of the change by using Microsoft PowerShell, and re-apply any themes that were changed.

To learn more about the option to opt-out, please click here.
For more information on SharePoint Online site theming, please click Additional Information below.

You can configure the default SharePoint themes, adjusting the Main and Accent colors.You can configure the default SharePoint themes, adjusting the Main and Accent colors.

If you want to learn more about this change, continue reading here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/New-site-theming-options-for-SharePoint-sites-in-Office-365/ba-p/94001

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.

With this new Admin Center it will the way that you can control Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business in a central administration console.

In the new Admin Center you will have a unified portal that you have:

  • Dashboard
  • Manage Users
  • Managing policies
  • Settings
  • Call analytics portal
  • Call quality dashboard

Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center Dashboard

Continue reading the announcement here – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Announcing-the-new-Microsoft-Teams-amp-Skype-for-Business-Admin/ba-p/179534

Microsoft Planner now supports guest user access

Microsoft has started to rolled out the guest access to Microsoft Planner.

This information was published to the Admin Portal with the following message:

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Published On : March 27, 2018

We’re updating Microsoft Planner to support guest user access. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in the next few days.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 14702.

How does this affect me?

Guest access in Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams enables end users to collaborate with people from outside your organization. If you decide to enable guest access, as administrator, you can grant access to group conversations, team chats, files, calendar invitations, and the group notebook. With this update, guest users will also be able to access Planner plans for any groups and teams they’ve been added to.We will begin rolling this feature out over the next few days, and we anticipate rollout completion by the end of April.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. If you would like to manage guest access for your organization, please click Additional Information to learn more.