Play of the Week
We have all been in the middle of the storm – the Reply All Email Storm! Microsoft has started to rollout some new features that are specifically designed to reduce the pain of these reply all storms and manage the chaos that typically follows. With these new features time delays will be automatically introduced to help reduce the back and forth in emails and allow administrators to better respond to the incidents as they occur.
Roadmap and the new Project for Education coming soon!
We are pleased to announce the upcoming roll out of the reimagined Microsoft Project and Roadmap to our Education customers. Redesigned from the ground up, Project provides a simpler, fresh and intuitive user experience. You can quickly build a team by adding new members and setting up tasks easily, and then effortlessly shift views between grids, boards and timeline (Gantt charts) to track progress. Roadmap enables you to aggregate your different projects into a visual and interactive view to stay on top of work being done across your organization.
ID: 43892 Tags: Project – Education Release: April CY2020
Manage organization access to Project for the web
Turn on or off Project for the web for your organization through a new lever found in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
ID: 60644 Tags: Project – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: April CY2020
Microsoft Compliance Score reaches general availability
With Microsoft Compliance Score, you can now continuously assess and monitor data protection controls, get clear guidance on how to improve your score and thus reduce compliance risks, and leverage the built-in control mapping to scale your compliance effort across global, industrial and regional standards. We announced the public preview back in November 2019.
ID: 60771 Tags: O365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: April CY2020
EOP/ATP Rescue portal
One of the ways Office 365 ATP protects customers is by blocking malicious attachments and URLs from reaching end users. We understand that from time to time, customers may want to ensure delivery of certain messages containing malicious content for specific reasons, such as phishing simulations and training. In order to provide a way for our customers to easily reconcile this at time of click and during mail flow, we’re developing a Rescue portal. This portal gives admins the opportunity to explicitly allow or block attachments and URLs in your Office 365 tenant.
ID: 61352 Tags: O365, Microsoft Information Protection – All environments Release: April CY2020
Profile Card Customization through Microsoft Graph Beta
Profile Card Customization through Microsoft Graph Beta allows you to add custom information to a person’s profile card through the Microsoft Graph Beta. This allows an administrator to customize people’s profile cards by adding properties according to your business needs.
ID: 61502 Tags: Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: April CY2020
Shareable address bar links
Tenant admins can specify whether the link that shows up in address bar for files is sharable within organization or not.
ID: 61529 Tags: OneDrive for Business – All environments Release: April CY2020
Pin Microsoft Teams apps in more places
Administrators can now pin Apps more broadly across Microsoft Teams, including the expanded Apps area of the Microsoft Teams App Bar. This makes featuring the right apps for your organization more discoverable by users.
ID: 61332 Tags: Microsoft Teams – All environments Release: March CY2020
Poll added to Outlook (Windows)
A new polling add-in will soon be pre-installed in Outlook for Windows by default, meaning end users will no longer need to install the Quick Poll add-in from the store.
ID: 61372 Tags: Microsoft Forms – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: March CY2020
Company branding now supported on SharePoint Mobile App
Configure company branding in O365 admin center and receive a co-branded experience on the SharePoint iOS and Android Apps. Please ensure an SVG logo is uploaded in the admin center for it to appear on the Mobile App. Logos of other format will not be supported on the App.
ID: 61374 Tags: SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: March CY2020
Version history in desktop
You will now be able to view and restore previous versions of your files directly in your desktop via your File Browser or Mac Finder.
ID: 61527 Tags: OneDrive for Business – All environments Release: March CY2020
Microsoft Stream search vertical in Microsoft Search
The new Microsoft Stream search vertical in Microsoft Search allows for discovering media content stored in Microsoft Stream with Microsoft Search.
ID: 61503 Tags: O365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q3 CY2020
Reply-All Storm Protection
When a Reply-All mail storm happens in your organization it can disrupt business continuity and even cause unexpected throttling of your organization’s mail flow within Office 365. While Exchange Online has several features designed to help prevent Reply-All storms (e.g. Distribution List (DL) allowed sender lists and recipient limits) that reduce the severity and impact of reply-all storms, they can still happen, especially if the DLs haven’t been locked down tightly. Reply-All Storm Protection in Exchange Online will detect when a Reply-All storm is happening (or likely to happen) and will temporarily block users from replying to everyone on the thread. During this “cool down” period the service will send anyone who tries to reply to everyone a bounce message (or NDR) that effectively tells them to not try to reply all to the message. The temporary block will be active for several hours, usually enough time to dampen end-user enthusiasm to reply to the thread, and thus curtail the storm before it gets started or before it gains much momentum.
ID: 59440 Tags: Exchange – All environments Release: April CY2020
New default background image for Microsoft 365 and Azure AD login
We are updating the default background image for the Microsoft 365 and Azure AD login screens. The new image is 1% the size of the previous default image which will reduce bandwidth requirements and improve perceived page load times. This change will not affect users if you have configured a custom background image in Company Branding for your tenant; users will continue to see your custom image.
ID: 61054 Tags: Azure Active Directory – All environments Release: March CY2020
Dark Mode – OneDrive for Android
You will be able use Dark mode in OneDrive for Android.
ID: 61355 Tags: OneDrive for Business – All environments Release: March CY2020
PDFs and scans included in “Recent View”
Now, in your “Recent list”, uploaded scans and recently viewed PDFs will automatically surface at the top.
ID: 61356 Tags: OneDrive for Business – All environments Release: March CY2020
OneDrive for Business: Save for later
Save for Later will allow you to bookmark files and folders from your OneDrive, files shared to you and those in Shared Libraries to a “Saved for Later” list that you’ll be able to easily access
ID: 49095 Tags: OneDrive for Business – All environments Release: Q4 CY2019
Adding Campaign Views to Office 365 ATP
We’ll be adding the ability to see details of phishing campaigns, how they progressed over a period of time and the impact they had on your organization. This is critical in analyzing various campaigns, investigating attacks and assessing the policies that are configured to protect your users against sophisticated attacks such as phishing and zero day threats.
ID: 53661 Tags: O365, Microsoft Information Protection – All environments Release: Q1 CY2020
Microsoft Teams – Phone System Additions for GCC, GCC High, and DoD
5 additions for Phone System for GCC customers which helps enhance Teams Calling. These features were initially available in commercial and now are available to GCC customers. This includes (1) Teams users being able to screen share to SFB users, (2) Callers can transfer directly to voicemail, (3) Caller ID for Teams Users (AAD), (4) GCC users can use the powerbar slash command to make PSTN calls, (5) and GCC users of Teams in Chrome can send and receive video.
ID: 59663 Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC, GCC High, DoD Release: Q1 CY2020
Microsoft Teams – App catalog
Confidently enable apps from the Microsoft Teams admin center. The Manage apps page provides administrators with a view into all available apps in the tenant catalog and includes information to help them decide which apps to allow or block across the organization.
ID: 61403 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2020
Service Health Dashboard Update: Report an Outage
We’re adding enhancements to the Service Health Dashboard in the Microsoft 365 admin center. If you are impacted by an issue that is not showing up on your Service health dashboard, the Report an Outage feature will provide you with a quick and easy way to let us know.
ID: 24153 Tags: O365, Admin Center – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q3 CY2019