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 | April 16 – 22, 2017

Welcome to the April 16 – 22, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Lots of new features for Outlook, Office 365 Groups and OneNote Class Notebook are included in last week’s Message Center notifications, as well as an update to the OneDrive and SharePoint Online sharing experience. Also, this is the last reminder…

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Quick Tip: Send weekly Message Center email to Microsoft Teams

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard of Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365.  Juan Carlos González Martín, an Office Servers & Services MVP, recently posted on how to get the e-mail address of a channel in Microsoft Teams.   This sparked an idea of sending the weekly Message Center notifications email to a channel in…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | April 9 – 15, 2017

Welcome to the April 9 – 15, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. What’s new in Office 365 ProPlus (be sure to check out the video as well) and several new Data Governance features popped up in the Message Center last week, but not to be outdone – Yammer announced the long-awaited edit…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | April 2 – 8, 2017

Welcome to the April 2 – 8, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Updates to Office 365 Groups, Planner and Project Online highlight last week’s Message Center notifications. Also, a reminder that support for Directory Synchronization (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync ends on April 13, 2017. Also on April 13th, an Office 365…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | March 26 – April 1, 2017

Welcome to the March 26 – April 1, 2017 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. March is not going out quietly with twelve Message Center notifications last week!  New and updated features make up the majority of notifications, but there are a few that admins will want to review and take action, if required. …

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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 365….

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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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