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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
Power BI to PowerPoint 2
Tap in Word 2
App Launcher Update 3
Sway QuickStarter 3
Yammer Updates 3
Security and Compliance Updates 4
Ignite Conference 5
Welcome to the Office 365 update for November of 2016, In the next ten minutes or so, I’ll be giving you a quick recap of the most recent Office 365 updates and news.
Just a reminder before we start. We’ve created a new way to for you to let us know how we can serve you better with these update videos. Simply visit the URL listed on the screen and post your ideas or comment on the ideas others have posted.
Now onto the update.
Power BI to PowerPoint
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/export-power-bi-report-to-powerpoint-preview/Power BI Blog: Export Power BI report to PowerPoint (Preview)
I’ve been looking forward to the day when I could easily export my Power BI reports to PowerPoint, and I’m happy to say that that day has almost arrived. Now you can export your entire Power BI report to a PowerPoint presentation. What I love about this feature is this isn’t just a simple image export, you'll get:
Each report page as a separate slide
Each visual in the report as a high-resolution image to resize as you wish
Report textboxes imported as editable textboxes and not just images
And, links back to the live report in Power BI
I mentioned earlier that the day has almost arrived because this feature is in preview and still being worked on. Details on where to ask questions, make requests, provide feedback, learn more and download the preview are provided in the October 17th article in the Power BI blog.
Tap in Word
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-Word-2016-for-Windows-4219dfb5-23fc-4853-95aa-b13a674a6670?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=USSupport.Office.com: Tap to find and reuse content
Office 365 maximizes your ability to collaborate and leverage content that has already been created. If you'd like to find and reuse existing content in a document, use the Tap feature in Word 2016.
Tap allows you to leverage and re-purpose existing content quickly, in just a few clicks, without leaving Word. It cuts down on searching time by surfacing yours and your co-workers’ most relevant and frequently used files. After locating a file, you can pull content from it into your Word document as a content block.
Simply select any result in the Tap pane and choose the plus symbol to insert and re-use the content in your working Word document. If you did not find what you were looking for, Tap allows you to search for what you need within the Tap pane.
Note that the new Tap feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription and is currently only offered to customers who are on the Office 365 Business Premium, Enterprise E3, or Enterprise E5 plans.
App Launcher Update
https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/27/introducing-the-new-office-365-app-launcher/Office Blog: Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher
The Office 365 App Launcher has always provided a simple, consistent experience to surface applications. Now, we’re taking this one step further and helping bring the apps you use most front and center.
The new tabbed layout allows you to pin and organize tiles in a “Home” section to provide fast, familiar access to your favorite apps from your Office 365 subscription, the Office Store, Azure apps, SharePoint apps, line of business apps, and even custom tiles added by your administrators.
Your organization’s recently added apps also get their own “New” section, with badge notifications to let you know when a new app is available. We’ve also brought the “All” apps page directly into the App Launcher experience to give you quick access to your entire catalog of applications and search from anywhere within Office 365.
In addition, the Office team has expanded the core functionality of the App Launcher to allow you to resize and organize tiles. These features mirror the familiar look and feel of the Windows 10 Start menu to make switching between applications easier. To further enhance users’ ability to multitask, you can continue to pin three applications to the right side of the navigation bar.
The redesigned App Launcher also now supports Office 365 themes, including your company’s own custom theme. Simply select an Office 365 theme from the Settings menu and see the color scheme reflected throughout the new experience.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/07/quickstarter-audio-and-new-styles-in-sway/Office Blog: QuickStarter, audio and new styles in Sway
On October 7th Microsoft announced the launch of QuickStarter in Sway a new intelligent service that lets you go from the blank canvas to a compelling working outline in seconds. Simply click on “Start from a topic” in the middle of the screen and start typing. QuickStarter automatically pulls in recommended sections, relevant content, and suggested images into a new Sway. All images suggested by QuickStarter are tagged with Creative Commons licenses which means they’re free to use under most circumstances.
Once QuickStarter has created the outline, you can add additional sections, remove items, and rearrange the content any way you like. QuickStarter is a great new time saving feature in Sway and the Office Team is working on adding it to PowerPoint. I’ll be sure to point this out in any future update as more information becomes available.
Also, in the October 7th Office Blog post, the Sway team answered the request of many users, and probably some of you, to add audio clips to their Sway presentations. Now it’s easy for you to insert audio in your Sways so the audience can have an even richer multimedia experience. Simply go to the Cards pane and select the new Audio option.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/13/yammer-bolsters-security-and-compliance-with-new-auditing-and-reporting-capabilities/Office Blog: Yammer bolsters security and compliance with new auditing and reporting capabilities
Having visibility and control over your company’s data within Microsoft’s cloud services is a critical part of IT compliance and security. On October 13th, Microsoft announced it was rolling out new auditing and reporting capabilities for Yammer.
They provide a new level of visibility for IT and leverage Microsoft’s inclusion of Yammer in the Office 365 Trust Center. As a result, Yammer complies with many international and regional standards including:
ISO 27001 & 27018
Section 508 for web accessibility
And SOC 2 to name just a few
Also on October 13th, Microsoft announced plans to include Yammer user and admin transactions in both the Office 365 Management Activity API and the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. With these actions, more than 25 different Yammer operations, like user additions or suspensions, data exports, and data retention policy changes, will be made available for auditing purposes.
These updates ensure your organization can get the most out of Yammer while keeping your company’s data safe and secure.
Security and Compliance Updates
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/applying-intelligence-to-security-and-compliance-in-office-365/Applying intelligence to security and compliance in Office 365
Office 365 continues to provide unmatched security intelligence to help customers protect, detect, and respond to threats. Evidence is provided in the new security and compliance capabilities coming to Office 365 including improvements to Office 365 Advanced Threat Projection and Advanced Security Management, and the announcement of two new capabilities arriving in the first quarter of 2017: Threat Intelligence and Advanced Data Governance.
Advanced Threat Protection improvements will include new reports and lower latency for delivery of emails with attachments. We’ll also see protection extend beyond email to SharePoint Online, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive for Business.
Advanced Security Management now includes a new feature called Productivity App Discovery which helps admins determine the extent to which shadow IT is operating within their organization. And the App Permissions feature helps admins monitor applications connecting to Office 365.
Threat Intelligence will help turn threat management from a reactive to a proactive activity by analyzing billions of data signals across Office consumer and commercial services. For example, if analytics show that cyberattacks are underway in the financial services industry, the service will alert customers in finance and related areas to the trend. Threat Intelligence will also dynamically create and suggest additional security policies to help protect you before the attackers get to your network.
Advanced Data Governance is designed to help manage the exploding amount and increasing complexity of corporate data. In layman’s terms, it will help you decide what data you need to keep to achieve organizational compliance and automate the process of doing so.
These security and compliance features here will eventually find their way into the Office 365 Enterprise E5 and Secure Productive Enterprise E5 plan, but not everything is there quite yet. Review the September 26th blog post to get more details and to understand the release timeline.
Microsoft Ignite, our premier conference for IT professionals was held in Atlanta, Georgia, here in the USA in late September. We’ve made available, on-demand, over 700 sessions, many of which focus on Office 365-related topics. You can access all the content at
http://ignite.microsoft.comhttp://ignite.microsoft.com and also sign up to receive information on next year’s conference to be held in beautiful Orlando, Florida.
That’s it for now. I’m Jim Naroski. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you again next month!
Office 365 Update: November 2016 Page 3 of 5/blogs.office.com/2016/10/13/yammer-bolsters-security-and-compliance-with-new-auditing-and-reporting-capabilities/Office Blog: Yammer bolsters security and compliance with new auditing and reporting capabilities
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