Office 365 C2R

Office – Your Office applications can now apply the system theme

The Office 365 apps (version 2011 build 13426 or later) can now apply your system theme. As you know, Office applications had the ability to apply specific themes (colorful, dark gray, black or white); well now it can also apply your system theme. To make your Office applications use the system theme, launch any of …

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Outlook–Your signature is being roamed and saved in your mailbox

This has been a very awaited feature: getting your Outlook signature roaming across your devices. In fact it has been waited since the first release of Exchange server. Well, good news, this is now becoming available. The below screenshot shows you the previous interface to manage your signature Now, once you got the appropriate version …

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Outlook – Disable the mention feature

By now, you are aware of the @mention feature in Outlook, allowing you to mention/tag a person or a group in the body of your email while also adding it in the TO field. If this feature is annoying for you, you can disable it from the Outlook options under the Mail\Send messages by unchecking …

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Office 365 – Office 2013 clients will no longer be able to access Office 365 services

This is a reminder as this has been announced in September 2019 (https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2017/04/20/office-365-proplus-updates/), Office 2013 clients will no longer be able to access Office 365 services (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business) starting October 13th 2020. If you are still using Office 2013 clients to access Office 365 services you have to plan …

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Office 365 – Apply client policy to your Office installation from Office 365

You may not be aware but you can create user policies for Office 365 Pro Plus and apply them from your Office 365 tenant using Office Client Policy Service (OCPS). Policies created with OCPS are user settings only (for now, machine settings will come some time next year) and are roaming with the user account, …

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Office – Office 365 administrators can now manage the ‘What’s new” user experience (preview)

As you know, since the introduction of the Office Click-to-Run (Office C2R) installation methods, Microsoft has been improving communication to raise awareness of what is coming/new after your Office installation has been updated. Until now, Office 365 administrators did not had much control on managing this “What’s new” feature. Well, good new, such management capability …

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Office – New GPO settings available to give easier access to Insider option

As you know, Office 365 Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) can be enabled to join the Office Insider program in order to get early access to new features – like the Windows Insider program for Windows 10. Until then, application administrators did not had much choice to enable/disable and lock down the access …

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Office 365 – Improved Office client activation is coming

In late August, a new and improved activation process for Office client (aka Office Pro Plus or Office Click to Run) will be deployed. This new process will simplify the activation by automatically using the user’s credential to perform the activation (if single sign-on is enabled). It will also simplify the process if you have …

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Outlook – Get your Outlook settings saved in the cloud and sync between devices

UPDATE thanks to Laurent Miltgen-Delinchamp as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/release-notes-office-insider#april-5-2019 this appears for Click to Run installation in April (Insiders) Not sure when this came out nor which Outlook version (2013, 2016, 2019, Click to Run) is getting it, but a new settings has been available to save your Outlook settings and get it synced across other …

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Outlook – You can now automatically dismiss reminders for past events

Not sure when this came out nor which Outlook version (2013, 2016, 2019, Click to Run) is getting it, but a new settings has been available to automatically dismiss reminders for past events. This is quite handy as one day or another we all faced the situation where we were getting reminders for past events. …

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