Office 365

Office 365 – Transitioning to cloud.microsoft domain

  Few months ago (in April 2023), Microsoft has announced that all Office 365 related services will use a unified cloud.microsoft domain (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2023/11/16/azure-virtual-desktop-a-new-application-preview/).   Well, these services have started to be transitioned to this new unified domain: Microsoft Service Health Status is now https://status.cloud.microsoft/ M365/Office 365 Setup is now https://setup.cloud.microsoft/ M365/Office 365 Administration Center […]

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Microsoft Forms – You can now synchronize Forms answers in Excel (preview)

With Office 365, you have access to Microsoft Forms to create surveys. Survey’s answers are save as CSV file you can download. Well, until then this was the only way to gather Forms’ answers. Not anymore, you can now have a live synchronization with Excel. To do so, access your Form to get the Responses,

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Office – Get ready for the end of life of Publisher

  Microsoft Publisher has been part of the Office suite since the 90’s, offering publishing capabilities.   It has not been loved and used.   After October 2026, Publisher will reach its end of life. After that time, it will no longer be included in Microsoft 365 and existing on-premises suites will no longer be

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Exchange Online / Teams – You can now chat directly from Outlook on the Web

If you are using Outlook on the Web (aka OWA or Outlook Web Access), you probably noticed when you could start/continue a Teams chat using the chat button available top right of OWA. But it is launching another page to use Teams on the web, making you leaving OWA. Well, good news as now you

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Outlook Web Access – Meeting participants time-zone notification

It is not always easy to schedule meeting with people on different time zone as you can’t easily identify their local time or even know if they are on a different time zone. Well, good news as now you will get notified when meeting participants are on a different time zone and then using the

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OneDrive for Business – You can now browse files by meetings or peoples

It is sometime difficult to find back documents shared/updated during meetings. While Microsoft has introduced meeting insights displayed on the right side of the meeting details or in Teams meeting details, it is still difficult to maintain the collaboration stream after a meeting has ended. Same when collaborating on a 1-to-1 meeting. Well, good news,

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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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