Office 365 – Forms Pro is becoming available in preview

A new capability has been added (in preview) in Office 365 to allow creating public surveys called Microsoft Forms Pro. Microsoft Forms Pro integrates with your Office 365 services but also with Dynamics 365 or the Microsoft Power platforms (Flows, PowerApps) To start using the preview, go to https://formspro.microsoft.com and sign in to start the preview; don’t click to the Sign In button available at the top right of the…

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Exchange Online – A new Tasks pane is becoming available

A new feature is currently being deployed on Exchange Online (first to Targeted Release organization) to simplify your task management. This new feature will be/is only available when using Outlook Web Access (or Outlook on the Web as they call it now) and when having turn on the option Try the new Outlook The new Tasks pane is available directly from your Mail or Calendar section and allows you to…

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Teams – Data Loss Prevention is now available for Teams

The data loss prevention (DLP) on Office 365 has been updated to allow you enable DLP for Microsoft Teams Chat and Channels. To enable it, go to your Office 365 Compliance portal (https://protection.office.com) and reach out the Data Loss Prevention\Policy blade to create a new policy or edit existing one Then access the Locations configuration options and enable the Teams chat and channel messages

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Teams – You can set a free text status message

Microsoft Teams now allows you to set a free text status message; from both the Teams client and the web interface. Just open your Teams client and click to your picture (top right) and select Set status message Then  type your free text status message – up to 280 characters – and choose for how long you want to display it – up to 5 days The free text will…

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Teams – You can now add a tab to a Yammer group

Microsoft Teams is now allowing you to add a new tab to a Yammer group. To do so, just hit the + (plus) sign to add a new tab and search for Yammer Then ensure the ‘Add to a Team’ option is set to Yes (default) – if set to No, you will not be able to install it – and click Install Then define which Yammer content type (Yammer…

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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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SharePoint Online – New settings available through the administration portal

With the new SharePoint Online administration portal comes new settings being available through the administration portal; some where already available but only through PowerShell. All these settings are only available through the new SharePoint Online administration portal. Define a default time zone You can now define a default time zone, different from the ‘Microsoft default’ (Pacific Time). To set your default time zone (which then will be applied by default…

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Office 365 – The new SharePoint Online administration portal is becoming the default experience

As you may already know, a new SharePoint Online administration portal has been underway for quite some time now. This new administration portal is now becoming the default SharePoint Online administration experience over the next few months, with tenant with 50 users or less being targeted first (expected roll out start schedule for March 2019). That being said, you can: block the new administration portal being the default experience or…

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Exchange – New Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard in preview

A new Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is now available in preview. This new Hybrid Configuration Wizard is called either Hybrid Agent or Modern Hybrid to differentiate it from the current HCW version. This new HCW has a lower inbound/outbound connectivity requirements and use an agent, making it more appropriate for install in DMZ. The Hybrid Agent is built on the Azure Application Proxy, helping to reduce the connectivity requirements…

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OneDrive for Business – Files mass deletion notification is coming in OneDrive for Business client

You may already know that you can have notification when a files mass deletion occurs (thanks to the Security & Compliance alert). Well, this is going to get better as this alert is being sent only after the mass deletion has been executed and is being sent to administrators. OneDrive for Business client is going to get an update to notify end-users when a files mass deletion (more than 200…

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Office 365 – A new network performance tool is coming

Office 365 services can have a significant impact on network. Since Office 365 has been in the market, Microsoft has been provided guidance and tool (formerly known as SpeedTest or Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer more recently) to analyse the network impact of the various services offered by Office 365. A new tool is underway (currently in preview / proof of concept) to help identifying connectivity and performance issues. The…

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Flow – You can use Flow to automate actions based on Cloud App Security event

If you are using the Cloud App Security (CAS) service, you can connect Microsoft Flow to it in order to automate actions like generating ticket in SIEM system, send notification to user and/or manager, disable account… To do so you must, off course, have an active Cloud App Security and Flow subscription. Then you need to generate a token to allow Flow to connect to CAS Connect to your Cloud…

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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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Exchange Online – Item read and access is going to be audited

You may be already aware that you can have audit on any Office 365 activities, including Exchange Online mailboxes. In February 2019, Exchange Online mailbox audit is going to be improved by adding audit for item read and access by mailbox owners, administrators and delegates. This new implementation is replacing the previous MessageBind action, which will be deprecated when the update will be available on your tenant. You have nothing…

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