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Transcript for a video recording on recent changes to the Office 365 Service and available at http://aka.ms/o365update-youtube.
Video recording on recent changes to the Office 365 Service
Office 365 Update
Introductory Comments 2
SharePoint Online Updates 2
Intelligence Update 2
Outlook on the Web 2
Outlook on iOS & Android 3
PowerPoint Zoom 3
Access Updates 4
Office 365 Groups 4
Office 365 Admin 5
Your Input Requested 5
Welcome to the Office 365 update for October of 2016. I’m Jim Naroski from Microsoft. In the next ten minutes, I’ll recap some of the most recent Office 365 updates and news.
SharePoint Online Updates
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/08/31/new-capabilities-in-sharepoint-online-team-sites-including-integration-with-office-365-groups/Office Blog: New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups
In May 2016, Microsoft unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint, and more recently announced the rollout of several new enhancements to SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365, including deeper integration with Office 365 Groups.
When you create a group, Office 365 automatically gives the group a shared mailbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, a Planner for task management, and now a full-powered SharePoint team site. The rollout started in early September, and once complete, all newly created groups get a SharePoint team site by default.
Microsoft also redesigned the team site home page to focus on the most relevant content, while maintaining easy navigation to the team’s lists, libraries, pages, and apps. The home page also provides quick access to the group’s Outlook conversations. And when you click on the name of the team site you’ll see the group card with navigation links to more of the group’s calendar, files and more.
As more and more teams embrace the breadth of SharePoint Online capabilities, especially Office 365 video integration, content storage requirements are growing. To address this, Microsoft will increase the SharePoint Online site collection storage limit in the coming weeks from 1 TB all the way up to 25 TB.
Additional details and links are in the August 31st Office Blog post, including a brief section on how to get started using SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365.
https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/office-365-news-in-september-at-ignite-intelligence-security-collaboration-and-more/Office 365 news in September at Ignite—intelligence, security and collaboration
At the September Microsoft Ignite Conference, Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate VP of Office Marketing, announced some exciting new features coming to Office 365. These cloud-powered intelligent services in the apps and services expand the growing Intelligence capabilities within Office 365.
Tap in Word enables surfacing and incorporating of relevant files without leaving the app. Quickstarter produces a PowerPoint outline in just a few clicks. And, MyAnalytics provides time and network insights to help executives, managers and workers better focus their time where it matters. These features help our users work smarter and produce better results.
Outlook on the Web
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/08/30/increase-your-productivity-with-an-enhanced-people-experience-in-outlook-on-the-web/Office Blog: Increase your productivity with an enhanced people experience in Outlook on the web
Microsoft released several enhancements to Outlook on the Web to make it easier to get context and recent information on the people you’re corresponding with. The first thing you’ll notice is that you can quickly get contextual information on the people in your organization sending you emails by hovering your mouse over their name. A Contact Card appears allowing you to quickly email, instant message, call or create a calendar appointment. In addition, you will also see the person’s job title, who they report to, as well as a recent email. This makes it easy to quickly place the person in context both within your organization as well as within your interactions.
Need more information before replying? Simply click on their name and a Contact pane slides into view. You’ll see more information on where the individual fits within the organization as well as your recent email exchanges, files you’ve shared, and calendar events you’ve both been a part of. This enables you to get rich contextual information without leaving your inbox.
Want this same information on someone you work with but don’t have one of their emails handy, simply click on People in the App Launcher. The Outlook team has revamped contacts by adding a new “Featured People” section that contains Smart Lists. Smart Lists allow you to view people by the way you interact with them in Outlook, such as in email or shared meetings. The lists are dynamic, which means the people in the list change as your interactions evolve over time. Click on their name and the Contact pane slides into view.
There are lots of additional details in the August 30th Office Blog post. Be sure to check it out.
Outlook on iOS & Android
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/13/introducing-outlooks-new-and-improved-calendar-on-ios-and-android/Office Blog: Introducing Outlook’s new and improved calendar on iOS and Android
On September 13th, the Outlook team announced enhancements to the Outlook calendar app on iOS and Android that helps you make the most of your day and ensure you’re in the right place at the right time. When creating an appointment, just start typing a location and Outlook will provide intuitive suggestions, powered by Bing. Once you’ve added the location, Outlook will include a map with your event details which you can open in your favorite maps app.
The date and time pickers have also been updated. The new design provides a simpler, more intuitive way to choose the date and time when creating a meeting—matching how Outlook works on the web or desktop. In addition, recurring meetings can now be edited from your iOS or Android device.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-PowerPoint-2016-for-Windows-e8ef980c-5b12-4fff-ae3f-0819e6a21a1fMicrosoft Support: What's new in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Here’s a great new feature I found on the Microsoft Support site: If you'd like to make your PowerPoint presentations more flexible and dynamic, try using Zoom for PowerPoint. Creating a Zoom in PowerPoint enables you to easily jump to and from specific slides and sections within your overall presentation. You can use the Zoom to go from one place in your presentation to another in any order you like. You can get creative, skip ahead, or revisit parts of your slide show without interrupting the flow of your presentation.
What I like about Zoom is it allows me to drill into specific slides in any order I like, while still staying oriented on the big picture.
To learn how to add different types of Zooms to your PowerPoint presentations, go to Support.Office.com, then click on PowerPoint.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/07/back-by-popular-demand-dbase-file-support-in-access/Office Blog: Back by popular demand—dBASE file support in Access
Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-Access-2016-76454345-f85d-47af-ace1-98a456cb3496?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=USOffice Support - What's new in Access 2016
I recently received an email from a loyal viewer who wrote, “I am a heavy user of Microsoft Access. Would you please include more Access updates in your videos?”
Microsoft Access has been embraced by millions since it was first released in 1992. Office customers around the globe use Access-based solutions to support mission-critical business processes across all types and sizes of organizations. In fact, my team uses an Access database to catalog all the blog entries we’ve reviewed while creating this update series.
While Access doesn’t have frequent updates, two recent developments are worth noting. One of the things that makes Access so powerful is its flexibility, working seamlessly with data no matter where it resides or what format it’s in. That brings us to the first enhancement detailed in the September 7th Office Blog post: Microsoft has re-introducing dBASE file support to Access for Office 365 customers.
For complex Access applications that include links to many different data sources, it can be very helpful to have a concise list of all the data sources connected to your database. With Access 2016 simply open the Linked Table Manager dialog box, select the linked data sources you want to list, and then click Export to Excel. It’s that simple.
If you haven’t yet tapped into the power of Microsoft Access, check out the Get Started section for Access at Support.Office.com.
Office 365 Groups
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/08/introducing-guest-access-for-office-365-groups/Office Blog: Introducing guest access for Office 365 Groups
Microsoft understands that you need to work closely with customers, partners, suppliers or consultants outside your organization. That’s why on September 8th, we announced a new guest access feature that gives you the ability to include people outside your company in an Office 365 group.
Like all Office 365 feature enhancements, guest access functionality in Office 365 Groups is being rolled out in phases. Once enabled on your tenant, group owners can add guests to a group in Outlook on the web. Once added, guests receive a welcome email, are granted access to group files in SharePoint Online, begin receiving email messages and calendar invites sent to the group, and can access the group in Office on the web and the Outlook Groups mobile application. They also have automatic access to cloud-based file attachments.
Guests have the option to leave the group at any time and visual indicators remind all members of guest participation in the group across all Outlook experiences.
To learn more about adding and administering guests in Office 365 Groups, follow the links in the September 8th Office Blog post.
Office 365 Admin
https://blogs.office.com/2016/08/31/whats-new-in-office-365-administration-august-update/Office Blog: What’s new in Office 365 administration—August update
If you’re an Office 365 Admin, be sure to review the August recap on the Office Blog. It covered several enhancements designed to make your job easier, including:
A new Office setup wizard that makes it easy for you to configure all aspects of the service and to get your users up and running quickly in three steps.
Full support integration that points you to the available help and support options.
Setup progress banners that make it easy for you to identify missing steps and instructions to complete them.
A new “domains” card on the home page that gives you quick access to frequent domain tasks such as adding a domain, deleting a domain, or checking the health of your domain directly from your dashboard.
And product setup guides that provide you with detailed step-by-step guidance and help you get your organization up and running with the main Office 365 services, including Skype for Business, Azure Active Directory and SharePoint.
There are additional enhancements in the August 31st Office Blog post. Be sure to want to check it out.
Your Input Requested
My goal with this video series is to provide you with the latest information about Office 365. Many of you have provided much appreciated suggestions on how it could be improved or topics you’d like to hear more about. With that in mind, we’ve created a new way to for you to give feedback via UserVoice. To get your creative juices flowing, we seeded it with a few posts. Please visit the site (
http://aka.ms/o365update-feedbackhttp://aka.ms/o365update-feedback) and respond to our ideas, post ones of your own, or respond to those others have posted. Of course, if you have general feedback, you can always email me at the address on your screen (
That’s it for now. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you again next month!
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