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, 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.



Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Reading time: 13 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Teams adds more features, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Stream

Key Updates and Announcements It has been several weeks since I’ve been able to post an update, and there has been plenty of Microsoft 365 updates. OAuth support for POP, IMAP, and SMTP AUTH is now available for all tenants. This means organisation can continue to use these protocols with modern authentication instead of legacy basic authentication. Call Quality Dashboard V2 is to be retired, start using the advanced CQD at cqd.



Date: Friday, Apr 24, 2020
Reading time: 11 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: New Microsoft Teams features, Microsoft 365 Usage Reports, SharePoint, Power Automate and Yammer

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday everyone, here’s this weeks updates. Microsoft Teams 1:1 convenience recording is now available and allows Teams calls containing two people to be recorded. This only allows for calls between two Teams clients, it doesn’t allow recording when one of the call participants is from the PSTN network, such as a mobile phone or land line. If you are recording a 1:1 call and then add an additional participant then the recording will cease and the original participants are automatically given access to the recording.



Date: Friday, Mar 27, 2020
Reading time: 9 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Teams multi window chat, Secure Score, Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Intune, and Outlook

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday, everyone. More updates from Microsoft this week. Great news for those wanting multi window chat for Microsoft Teams, it’s on it’s way. Some tenants will start to see the functionality from early April, and the rollout will be finalised by end of May 2020. List of Updates Note: Please ensure you’re signed into your Office 365 Administration portal to access the links referenced below. Also note, some tenants may not have all the below updates currently published to them



Date: Friday, Mar 6, 2020
Reading time: 10 minutes.

Microsoft 365 Updates: Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365, Outlook, and Azure Active Directory

Key Updates and Announcements Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to March! SharePoint will see the addition of multilingual publishing for modern SharePoint communications sites. The feature enables inclusiveness by enabling organisations to easily enable translation of SharePoint modern pages. This feature is expected to be rolled out to Microsoft 365 customers by end of March 2020. Note that this will not be available for tenants within China hosted by 21Vianet.