Office 365

SharePoint Online – You can now “colorize” folders

A new personalization capability is coming on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business: folder colorization. Yes, you have read correctly, you are being able to set colors (from a set of 16 different colors) on folders (new and existing) on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Deployment of this feature is currently underway, with a …

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Teams – Control the deployment of the new Teams desktop client

As you probably know, Microsoft has been developing a new Teams client to provide better performance (more details here https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/new-teams-desktop-admin/). Well, starting September 2023 through December 2023, this new Teams desktop client will be included as part of new and existing Microsoft 365 Apps (Office client). Expected deployment schedule: Business plans September 2023 Enterprise plans …

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Outlook – You can now schedule sending emails on Outlook Mobile for Android

NOTE this functionality is already available on Outlook Mobile for iOS If you use Outlook Mobile on Android devices, you can now schedule when the message will be sent. To do so, open the ellipsis menu (the 3 dots) on the left side of the Send button Then choose Schedule Send and pick a time …

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Office 365 – You can now control Edge configuration from O365 administration portal

As you know you can control Microsoft Edge configuration either using group policies (for Active Directory joined devices) or Intune (for both AD or Azure AD Joined devices). Well, a new option is now available to manage Edge configuration: the Office 365 administration portal. This new capability is currently being deployed for targeted tenant, while …

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Exchange – You can now define work hours locations

With hybrid work increasing, you can now define your work hours location using Outlook Web Access (aka Outlook on the Web). To do so, connect to your mailbox using OWA (https://outlook.office.com/) to access the Outlook Settings from the gear menu Then access the Calendar\Work hours and location blade You can add up to 3 different …

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Forms – You can allow responders to edit their response and receive a copy of their response

Microsoft Forms has been updated to allow responders to edit their response and also receive a copy of their response. To allow responders to edit their response an Office 365 administrator must turn on the Allow responders to edit their responses setting from the Office 365 administration portal (https://admin.microsoft.com/). To so access the Settings\Org settings …

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Office 365 – You can now enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Pureview (preview)

As you know, Office 365 comes with capabilities to help you protect your data and ensure compliance – namely Pureview Information Protection and Pureview Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Well, good news as you can now enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for both features (in preview). After turning it on, compliance policies like DLP and auto-labeling …

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Forms – You can now easily present results

As you know, with Office 365 you have access to Microsoft Forms for creating surveys and gather answers. Until now, the answers were only accessible from the corresponding Forms responses page or by exporting through Excel. It was not easy to present the results as the responses page includes additional details (such as time to …

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Office 365 – New unified domain for Office 365 services

As you know, each Office 365 services have its own domain, like .sharepoint.com, yammer.com or powerbi.com. This fragmentation can cause some challenges for end-users and administrators. Microsoft is now introducing a new unified domain for all Office 365 services: .cloud.microsoft This unification under the .cloud.microsoft umbrella will simplify user experience by reducing sign-in prompts or …

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Office – You can now apply Office policies to everyone using Cloud Policy Service

By now you probably know Cloud Policy Service which allows you to apply policies to your Office applications (https://config.office.com/). Until now, policies would have been applied to specific group(s) of users. Well, good news as now you can apply a policy to all users in your tenant. You can only apply 1 policy with a …

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