O365

Forms – Quite a few improvements now available

Microsoft Forms, the Office 365 survey/quiz capability, just got few improvements. Create Forms using templates You can now create new forms based on ‘professional’ template matching usual business cases (satisfaction survey, volunteer registration, product evaluation or well-being pulse among 20 different template categories). The templates are available straight from the Forms home page (https://forms.office.com/) Create …

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Office – You can now share your Word document in review mode

If you are using SharePoint Online and/or OneDrive, you already know you can share your Office documents in read or edit mode. Well, good news you can now also share your Word document in review  mode. Sharing in review mode allows Word document sharing with limited edit capability while enabling change tracking automatically. This new …

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Yammer – A new Azure AD administration role for Yammer is available

  This is probably the last Office 365 workload which did not had an Azure AD administration role available to delegate his administration.   Yammer is now getting an Azure AD administration role – Yammer Administrator.   When you grant users (or groups as you can also now use Azure AD groups to grant administration …

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Teams – Complete integration of Office Web Applications with Teams

The Office Web Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are now fully integrated with Teams. With this integration you can create new documents directly from Teams as well as open recent files (using the same UI than the full client). To do so, just open the ellipsis (the …) option to search for any of the …

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Office 365 – Get your devices update level at glance (preview)

If you use Office 365, you can now have a dashboard reporting the update status for Office and Windows of your devices. To access this new dashboard, you need to connect to the URL https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home#/softwareupdates (it is not yet available through the blade menus). If you want to have the Windows update status you will …

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Office 365 – You can now customize the login pages for Attack Simulation Training

As you may know, if you have Office 365 E5 or Microsoft Defender for Office 365 P2 plans you can run attack simulation to keep your end-users aware of various attack types – from credential harvest (phishing) to malware. Until now when you were running a credential harvest or link in attachment simulation attack, the …

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Office 365 – You can now manage ownerless Office 365 Groups and Teams

By now, you may be familiar with Office 365 Groups and/or Teams (if not have a look here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/learn-about-microsoft-365-groups-b565caa1-5c40-40ef-9915-60fdb2d97fa2 or https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/office-365-groups). With time, an Office 365 Group/Teams may have lost its owner(s) as part of the work life cycle when peoples are leaving the organization. This introduces a governance issue as you may ended to …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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Security – You can now configure web content filtering to block access to specific web categories

This was something missing in the security and device management offers from Microsoft since the move to cloud services; there was no integrated solution to manage web content filtering (you could still buy third party solutions). Well, good news you can now manage web content filtering directly from your Office 365 subscription. I think this …

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Yammer – You can now apply retention policy to Yammer users and communities messages

As you may know, Yammer became the enterprise social network from Microsoft on Office 365 few years ago. While there has been not much evolution on Yammer over the past few years, there is one big news: you can now apply retention policies on Yammer messages, in preview. To apply a retention policy on Yammer, …

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