Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2017 – Admin Action Required

The goal of this post is to compile all announced Office 365 service changes for 2017, that may require admin action, into a single reference. Most of these changes have been communicated via Message Center and are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” date. Additional information and resources related to these…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 19 – 25, 2017

Welcome to the March 19 – 25, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were two major notifications in last week’s Message Center information – one for Microsoft Teams availability to Office 365 Education customers and the other an update on the previous week’s notification regarding the auto creation of a Direct Reports…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 12 – 18, 2017

Welcome to the March 12 – 18, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Microsoft Teams took center stage in many ways last week, so it is naturally featured in this week’s digest including the Message Center, Upcoming Events and Blog Roundup sections. Somewhat buried in the avalanche of Teams-related content, the Exchange Team announced multi-factor…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 5 – 11, 2017

Welcome to the March 5 – 11, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. It was a light week for Message Center notifications with only two – one for upcoming changes to the Yammer Analytics Dashboard and the other for a new SharePoint Online feature with personalized news on the home page in Office…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 26 – March 4, 2017

Welcome to the February 26 – March 4, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. It was busy last week in the Message Center, highlighted by notifications that Office 365 Groups are now integrated with Yammer and details on changes related to eDiscovery, Client Access Rules, Azure Active Directory Synchronization and more. The event…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 19 – 25, 2017

Welcome to the February 19 – 25, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Highlights from last week’s Message Center notifications include new and updated features for SharePoint Online, Delve and Office 365 Groups, as well as an upcoming change for the Site settings button in OneDrive for Business. I also included 2 reminders…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 12 – 18, 2017

Welcome to the February 12 – 18, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. An updated Office 365 Roadmap site and a reminder about SharePoint Online public websites going away highlight last week’s Message Center notifications. Opportunities for a Microsoft Teams immersion experience have been extended through March. If you’re using the new Skype…

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Quick Tip: Postpone deletion of SharePoint Online public websites

As previously communicated, SharePoint Online public websites are going away. Starting April 1, 2017, existing sites will no longer be publicly available, and in September 2017, the public websites will be deleted. If you need more time, you can postpone the deletion of your SharePoint Online public website as detailed below. Note: The postpone option…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 5 – 11, 2017

Welcome to the February 5 – 11, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. The new Skype for Business Mac client highlights last week’s Message Center notifications, and there are also 2 important reminders for service changes coming on February 28, 2017. If you’d like to test drive Microsoft Teams, there are still spots…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 29 – February 4, 2017

Welcome to the January 29 – February 4, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were several Message Center notifications last week, highlighted by news that Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online will be removed in March 2017 and information that the new Service Health Dashboard will be rolled out to all customers by…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 22 – 28, 2017

Welcome to the January 22 – 28, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Big announcements last week for FastTrack, OneDrive for Business and School Data Sync. There is also an important reminder for Exchange Online / Exchange Online Protection customers who have configured connectors, as well as an announcement on timing for the…

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