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Video recording on recent changes to the Office 365 Service
Office 365 Update
Podcast URLs 2
RSS Feeds 2
Introductory Comments 2
Planner Mobile App 2
Outlook for iOS and Android 3
Outlook for Mac 3
Microsoft Forms 4
Visio + Power BI 4
Microsoft Stream 5
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Welcome to the Office 365 update for July of 2017. In the next 10 minutes or so, I’ll be giving you a quick rundown some of the latest Office 365 enhancements with the goal being to keep you informed, so you can get the most out of Office 365.
First, I’m extending a big “Thank You” to all of you watching this update series on YouTube. We reached over 260,000 views for the last 12 episodes combined and the number continues to climb. Your viewership is very much appreciated. Speaking of that, just a quick reminder that, in addition to YouTube, we’re also available on many popular podcasting apps. If you don’t find us on yours, be sure to let us know.
Now, on to the updates.
Planner Mobile App
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/31/announcing-the-microsoft-planner-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-android/Office Blog: Announcing the Microsoft Planner mobile app for iPhone and Android
Microsoft Planner provides a simple, visual way to organize teamwork. The Office Team recently announced that the new Microsoft Planner mobile app is available for iPhone and Android phones.
These new apps incorporate feedback we’ve received on Microsoft’s UserVoice site since the launch of the Planner web app. In the coming months, the development team plans to add push notifications, the ability to create new plans from the mobile app, and Planner integration with Intune. If you have a feature request, please visit our UserVoice page and submit your idea. You can follow the link listed on the screen.
Haven’t used Planner yet? You can get started easily by visiting tasks.office.com.
Outlook for iOS and Android
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/05/improving-people-in-outlook-for-ios-and-android/Office Blog: Improving People in Outlook for iOS and Android
Microsoft wants to help you accomplish more with your email and calendar while on the go. For example, we recently announced the ability to add and edit contacts right from Outlook on iOS. This feature is also coming soon to Android; in fact, it might be available by the time you watch this video. I’d check for myself; but alas, I’m a Windows Phone holdout.
In addition to adds and edits, the contact card has also been redesigned to put your contacts’ key details front and center. Tap on any name in your messages or events to access phone numbers, email addresses and other details, like Skype IDs, along with your contact’s picture. Tapping a phone number allows you to choose between calling, messaging or FaceTiming your contact. The new contact card now also displays your recent conversations, shared attachments and any upcoming meetings you have with that person.
To create a new contact, simply go to the People tab and tap the plus sign. You can also add a new contact directly from a message or event by tapping the name of a person and then tapping Add Contact.
Once you’ve added a contact, you can edit their information by opening the contact and tapping the Edit button. Any changes made in Outlook for iOS will be synced and available across all versions of Outlook on any device.
While you can fully manage your contacts in Outlook, you can also push your contacts to the default Contacts app on iOS and Android. This allows you to see the name and picture of a contact when you receive a call or text message. You can also see all their contact information directly in the smart phone’s native Contacts app. How’s that for integration?
Outlook for Mac
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/19/outlook-2016-for-mac-is-adding-your-most-requested-features/Office Blog: Outlook 2016 for Mac is adding your most requested features
Outlook for Mac recently added several highly requested features, some of which have been available in Outlook for Windows for a while.
With the new Send Later feature, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time, increasing the likelihood that it will be opened, read, and answered. There’s at least one other scenario in which the Send Later feature could be valuable, but I don’t want to encourage bad habits, so I won’t go into it here.
Outlook for Mac has also introduced delivery receipts and read receipts. A delivery receipt confirms your email message arrived in the recipient’s mailbox, but not that the recipient has seen it or read it. A read receipt confirms that your message was opened by the recipient.
These Outlook for Mac enhancements, along with the others listed in the June 19th Office Blog post, help you get more done quickly and stay in control of the day ahead.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/23/microsoft-forms-public-preview-for-office-365-commercial-customers/Office Blog: Microsoft Forms Public Preview for Office 365 commercial customers
A few months back, a viewer lamented that Office 365 Education subscribers had access to a tool for doing quick surveys and assessments, called Microsoft Forms. Proving that dreams do sometimes come true, Microsoft Forms is now available, in preview, for Office 365 commercial customers.
I recently used Microsoft Forms to create a quick survey to an internal community here at Microsoft to see if there was interest in a new idea. The forms are simple to create, and the results are formatted in beautiful pie charts. Of course, the results can also be exported to Excel and there is integration with other Office applications, too.
Those organizations that don’t mind living on the edge, in other words, their entire Office 365 tenant is signed up for the First Release update channel, will see the Microsoft Forms preview first, with others receiving it a bit later.
Visio + Power BI
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/22/gain-complete-insights-with-the-visio-visualizations-in-power-bi-preview/Office Blog: Gain complete insights with the Visio visualizations in Power BI Preview
Microsoft solutions work better together, and now, using the new Visio visualization in Power BI Preview, say that three times fast, you can illustrate and compare data as both Visio diagrams and Power BI visualizations in one place. The underlying Power BI data is automatically and intelligently linked to Visio diagrams. In just a few clicks, Visio diagrams become yet another interactive Power BI visualization that can help you make informed decisions faster.
Visio visualizations in Power BI offer detailed insights for nearly any diagram type, including:
Flow charts for identifying interdependencies;
Fishbone diagrams for conducting a root-cause analysis; and
Organizational charts for assessing the impact of hierarchies on process decisions and people management.
Visio and Power BI are both visual tools. Each helps you to dissect and visualize data in new, meaningful ways. Together, they can uncover even more insights.
To try this new integration for yourself, follow the link in the June 22nd Office Blog post.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/20/microsoft-stream-now-available-worldwide-new-intelligent-features-take-enterprise-video-to-new-heights/Office Blog: Microsoft Stream now available worldwide—new intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/06/20/microsoft-stream-reaches-general-availability-bringing-intelligence-enterprise-video-customers-worldwide/Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Stream reaches general availability, bringing intelligence to enterprise video for customers worldwide
https://stream.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/stream-migrate-from-o365/Office 365 Video will transition to Microsoft Stream
Frequent, or even occasional, viewers know that everything I cover is available elsewhere, most commonly Microsoft’s Office blog. Yet many of you keep coming back. I’d like to think that’s direct evidence video plays a vital role in how we communicate and can be more valuable than the written word.
In the workplace, video can be a great way to share information, educate and train employees, drive engagement, and build culture.
On June 20th, Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Stream. the successor to Office 365 Video, which adds intelligence to the way you interact with video content. Stream includes some interesting capabilities that make your videos even more useful.
First, speech within the video is automatically transcribed, which enhances accessibility and enables you to quickly find the passage you are looking.
Second, facial detection helps you visualize where each person appears in the video and lets you jump to the segments featuring that person by clicking on the speaker’s timeline.
Third, timecodes are displayed within the comments section and linked to the text transcript or table of contents, making it easy to jump to a specific point in the video.
Stream makes it easy to embed your videos in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer. It’s also integrated with Office 365 Groups, with every group being assigned a channel, making it simple to manage content across teams.
And for those whom English isn’t their first choice, my guess is you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the speech to text feature when you upload content your native language.
There are lots of additional details in both the Official Microsoft Blog and the Office Blog.
Source: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/22/new-in-office-365-security-and-compliance-june-update/Office Blog: New in Office 365 security and compliance—June update
Here’s a quick recap of the most recent Office 365 updates for security and compliance.
New threat protection status reports add visibility into malicious emails detected and blocked for your organization. These reports supplement existing reports in the Security & Compliance Center for ATP Safe Attachments.
Enhanced quarantine capabilities were added so that all emails classified as malware from both Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection are effectively quarantined. This enhancement builds upon the existing quarantine experience by allowing administrators to review and delete emails from quarantine.
New Advanced Threat Protection Safe Links Policy features include:
Per-tenant block list, which enable administrators to block specific URLs;
Split Safe Links policies, which allows Safe Links policies to be customized for specific user lists in the organization, including groups, individuals and divisions; and
Expanded character limit for URLs, which enables blocking or allowing URLs with longer character lengths.
There are a lot more details in the June 22nd Office Blog post, including new features to streamline your compliance process using Office 365, supervision capabilities in Office 365 Advanced Data Governance, and more.
That’s all we have time for. Remember to send your feedback or success stories to Office365UpdateSeries@microsoft.com.
I’m Jim Naroski, thanks for watching, and I’ll see you again next month!
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