Microsoft Flows – You can now use Visio to create your Flows

For those running Office 365 Pro Click to Run with Visio, you can now use Visio to create your Microsoft Flows. At first, this is available for monthly channel (targeted) or Office Insider clients and a Visio Online P2. The minimum build number supporting this capability is Build 11231.xxx and later. You can check by opening the Visio backstage menu File\Account\About Visio Off course you also need to have a…

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Outlook – Notification when a known issue is detected (preview)

The Outlook client, coming with the Office 365 Click To Run (C2R), is now providing notification when a known issue has been detected. I got this notification with the Office 365 Click To Run 1901 build 11220.20008 (or version 16.0.11220.20000) The ‘title’ of the issue is a clickable element which then open the related Microsoft KB article or the Office updates details page. This is something which is going to…

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Office 365 – New cloud-based management options for Office 365 Pro Plus

A new configuration tool (in preview) is available for Office 365 Pro Plus (Office Click to Run) to help administrator to define and apply configuration policy. This new capability helps to manage Office C2R installation on Windows without the ‘classic’ management infrastructure or MDM service. The defined Office configuration will apply to both managed and unmanaged devices as it uses Azure Active DIrectory. It does not replace group policy objects…

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Office 365 – The default installation option for Office Click to Run is switching to 64 bits

Starting mid January 2019, the default installation setting for Office Click To Run is switching from 32 bits to 64 bits. If you (and your end-users) are using the Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx) to install Office Click to Run check the version before starting to install if you are planning to use the 32 bits install (as it used to be the default install option).

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Azure – New Azure Information Protection Client available

The new Azure Information Protection (AIP) client (version 1.41.51.0) is now available for download here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53018 As part of the usual fixes, the new version includes support for central reporting, support for S/MIME or better handling for disconnected client (aka client which will not be able to connect to internet for a certain period of time). Also it no longer excludes MSG, ZIP or RAR files from the Windows Explorer…

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Office – Office 2019 now available

Microsoft has just released the new Office 2019 client for Windows and Mac. This new version includes many of the new capabilities and features which have been added on Office 365 Pro Plus. It also introduced the Click to Run installation for Office client on-premises (aka not using Office 365 Pro Plus). You can know more about this new version here https://products.office.com/en-us/get-started-with-office-2019 It available now for volume license customers and…

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Visio – You can now create a Word document from your Visio drawing

Office 365 Pro Click to Run has been updated and now you can generate a Word document when exporting your Visio drawing. This is going to simplify document generation Open your Vision drawing and choose the Export menu (from the File menu) This will then open a new Action pane to let you define the export settings and review the document generated before exporting it

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Office 365 – Get a sneak peek of what’s coming on Outlook

A new feature is coming up to Outlook for Windows allowing you to get sneak peek of what is coming on. The feature is currently being deployed/enabled for Office 365 First Release tenant and will be available to Outlook client deployed with Office Click to Run. When the feature is available, your Outlook client will show a toggle to enable the ‘Coming soon’ feature – showing up at the top…

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Azure AD / Office 365 – Integration with LinkedIn is finally here

It has been announced some time ago already, but now the integration is finally here. You can now enable the LinkedIn integration with your Office 365 (Azure AD) tenant. NOTE the integration is turned off by default. To enable the feature, you need to logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) or your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com) Then go to your Azure AD configuration blade Access the User settings configuration…

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Office 365 – Important requirements changes coming

As announced in April 2017, important changes are coming for accessing Office 365 services with Office client. In October 2020 all Office clients which are NOT either Office Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) or Office in Mainstream support will blocked when accessing Office 365 services (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype….) So start your Office client assessment to prepare your migration to Office Pro Plus (best option) or engage your favourite…

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Office 365 – Remove previous MSI install

As you may know, before installing Office 365 Pro Plus it is recommended to uninstall previous MSI Office install. While it was already possible to perform this uninstall either manually when running the Office 365 Pro Plus setup or using an XML configuration file, it was not so easy. An updated version of the Office Deployment Tool is now available which includes a new RemoveMSI capability, helping you to properly…

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Office – Flash, Silverlight or Shockwave controls are disabled

​If you are using Office 2016 or Office 365 you may be impacted when using PowerPoint, Excel or Word. For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Most users won’t be impacted, but for some users this may cause one of the following issues: When you click on an embedded Flash movie in PowerPoint Slide Show, nothing happens even…

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Office – Office 2019 is now available in preview

Microsoft has just announced Office 2019 is now available in preview. You need to register at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872092 It is important to note that Office 2019 will only available in Click to Run installation mode; no more MSI installation package available. You will be able to upgrade from an MSI package installation to Office 2019. To have a complete list of the features available, go https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872297

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Security – The new Azure Information Protection (AIP) client is available

The new Azure Information Protection (AIP) client is now available in version 1.26.6 You can download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53018 As part of the usual bug fixes, some new features are also available. The first one the integration of the AIP scanner (see https://t.co/RIvT261b7O); this means you do not need to download anymore the specific installation package for the AIP scanner (even if this is still available). If you use AIP…

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Office – Outlook (Click to Run) has a new option to show reminder on top of all other windows

A new option is being deployed for Office Click to Run installation for Outlook. This option is going to set the Reminder pop up on top of all other windows. To get it,you need to use Office Click to Run and have the version/build 1805 / 9307.2004 (or later). And in case you are not aware, you may have to restart Windows (not only Outlook) 3 times before the updated…

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