Date: Friday, Aug 21, 2020
Reading time: 12 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Additional Microsoft Teams praise capabilities and policy settings, Outlook Mobile will have additional security and usability enhancements, and Riverbed CDN for Live Events

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone! Microsoft is adding additional features to the Microsoft Teams praise feature, new policies will allow up to 25 custom praise badges. An updated set also includes badges designed for educators. The new policy setting will allow configuration for which badges are available and will be ready for deployment by end September. Microsoft Teams device administration is to be simplified, device tagging enables grouping of endpoints to apply configuration and settings.



Date: Friday, Aug 14, 2020
Reading time: 12 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Lists will be arriving into Microsoft Teams, Additional security measures on by default for Microsoft Authenticator, and improved number dialling in Microsoft Teams

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. Microsoft Lists will be arriving soon and are expected to land into Office 365 tenants by mid October 2020, and when available, the Microsoft Teams Lists app brings SharePoint lists into the Teams interface. If you’re not sure what lists can do, check out this link - More information about Microsoft Lists Microsoft Authenticator app is to have additional security measures requiring biometrics to access the app are to be enabled by default.



Date: Friday, Aug 7, 2020
Reading time: 15 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: New Update to Microsoft Teams Usage Reports, Exportable Security and Compliance Reports, Microsoft Teams Lobby Changes, and Override OneDrive Expiration Policy

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, Everyone. It’s Microsoft 356 Update Time! Updated Microsoft Teams Usage Reports are landing at the end of August to align “active users” with Microsoft’s definition of “daily active users”, which they use for their financial reporting and public disclosures. Microsoft defines active users as “the maximum daily users performing an intentional action in the last 28-day period across the desktop client, mobile client and web client”.



Date: Friday, Jul 24, 2020
Reading time: 16 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Call Merge is coming to Microsoft Teams, Updated TLS 1.0 and 1.1 retirement dates, Updated Record Management Behaviour, Conditional Access Enhancements, and Dynamics 365 & Power Platform Storage Compliance Enforcement

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone! Microsoft Teams is getting call merge, a voice feature many people have requested, more details about the updated TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 retirement dates, and a whole bunch of more updates! Delayed and Rollout Date Change Announcements: Updated Meeting join experience for users who don’t have a meeting creation policy assigned: We originally communicated about an Updated Meeting join experience for users who don’t have a meeting creation policy assigned in MC209349 (April ‘20).



Date: Friday, Jul 17, 2020
Reading time: 7 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft announce PSTN Calling Plans at no extra cost, Active Directory role name changes, and additional Microsoft Teams compliance features

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. Microsoft announce new licensing giving PSTN Calling without additional cost. The new license structure is valid where PSTN Calling is available, excluding United States and Puerto Rico, it does not include PSTN Calling via 3rd party carriers in countries such as Australia and Japan. Microsoft has more information here.Delayed and Rollout Date Change Announcements: (Updated) Customization of quarantine notification: To be rolled out to standard release customers End July (Previously Mid July) and government customers September (Previously Mid August) Reminder



Date: Friday, Jul 10, 2020
Reading time: 8 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Teams Collaboration Updates, Introducing Microsoft Lists, SharePoint 2010 Workflows to be retired, and General Availability of the new Yammer

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. After a busy week it’s great to be heading into the weekend for a bit of rest and relaxation! Many updates announced for Microsoft Teams, check out the link for more information about together mode, dynamic view, video filters, plus a whole lot more. Microsoft Teams Collaboration Updates img { width: 75% height: auto; border: 2px solid lightgrey; background: lightgrey; } .image-text { font-size: 12px; } .



Date: Friday, Jul 3, 2020
Reading time: 7 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Data loss prevention to be able to block new SharePoint and OneDrive files until they've been scanned, New task experience coming to Outlook on the web, and Teams large gallery view

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. Here’s this weeks Microsoft 365 updates. Microsoft Teams is set to expand the total number of video participants displays on the screen up to a maximum of 49. Whilst this may not suit all meeting types, this is a requested feature for scenarios such as education. This feature requires the new multi-window meeting experience, and requires a minimum of 10 participants with video switched on.



Date: Friday, Jun 26, 2020
Reading time: 14 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Outlook mobile conditional access fix, Teams Android gets a walkie talkie feature, Exchange retention changes, Updated sharing experience, and SharePoint

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a quick overview of several updates which caught my attention: Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie is rolling out in preview for Android clients, the public preview requires a setting change made within the Teams admin center to enable, whereby the feature is available within 48hrs. This is an interesting feature which could be made to good use for hospitality, manufacturing, education, etc.