Office

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 / Office – A new protection capability has been added to Office 365 ATP: Safe Documents

As you already know, Office clients always open ‘unsafe’ documents (email attachment or downloaded from the Internet) in the well-known Protected View (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-is-protected-view-d6f09ac7-e6b9-4495-8e43-2bbcdbcb6653?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us) to block all active content (like links) or edition mode. That said, we all know also that end-users quickly turn off the Protected View without even checking if this action is safe. …

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Office – The new Office mobile app is now available

As you may be aware a new Office mobile app has been in preview for the past few months. Well, this new version is now available in GA for both iOS and Android: Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/microsoft-office/id541164041 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehubrow The new Office App integrates all capabilities of the individual Word, Excel or PowerPoint application With …

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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 – OneNote 2016 mainstream support is going to continue

For those who still use OneNote 2016 and still do not have moved to the OneNote Windows 10 app (I am one of them ) – probably because there is still to much gap between OneNote 2016 and OneNote app, here is a good news. Despite what was announced in 2018, Microsoft is reversing and …

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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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