Office 365

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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Office 365 – Core Visio functionalities are now available on Office 365 at no cost

Microsoft has added core Visio functionalities to any Office 365 commercial plan at no additional cost. The Visio features come as a web application allowing your end-users to create, edit and share Visio diagrams. This does not replace the existing Visio subscription plans which provide more advanced capabilities. The deployment is under way and is …

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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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Office 365 – You can now have multiple organization themes to apply to Office 365 groups

As you know, Office 365 allows you to define an organization theme (custom color or logo) to brand your Office 365 services when accessed from the web browser. Well, until now you could only have 1 organization branding. You can now define additional branding themes to apply to your Office 365 groups. To do so, …

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Office 365 – Administrators can now review and manage end-users feedbacks

As you know, Microsoft products provided with Office 365 (Office 365 administration portals and mobile apps, Office clients [including mobile]…) have a feature to provide feedbacks from end-users. If you have configured the policy to allow end-users to provide feedbacks (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-feedback-ms-org?view=o365-worldwide#configure-policies), Office 365 administrators can now review and manage these feedbacks. This applies only …

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