Office 365 Weekly Digest | May 5 – 11, 2019


Welcome to the May 5 - 11, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest.

Fourteen features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with most related to Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. One feature of note is the updates to password reset in the Microsoft 365 admin center, which now supports a 256 character maximum length and password writeback for hybrid customers.

There are three new events - the May 2019 virtual meetup for Women IT Pros, a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report webinar, and a Planner Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). The spotlight event this week is the Microsoft Compliance and Security Virtual Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9am - 2pm Pacific. 

Microsoft Build 2019 was last week, which means that most of the blog content was related to announcements from the conference. In addition, there is an April 2019 "What's new" in Microsoft 365 user management post, and information on Planer and To-Do integration rolling out now.

Noteworthy items from last week include the new "My Library" and notifications features in the Service Trust Portal, a new home and updates for Microsoft Secure Score, general availability of Microsoft Search, and more.

 

OFFICE 365 ROADMAP

 

Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week…

 

Feature ID

App / Service

Title Description

Status

Added

Estimated Release

More Info
33603

SharePoint

SharePoint: lists from lists / lists from Excel Build new lists from Excel, templates, or other lists

In development

05/10/2019

May CY2019

n / a
46184

Flow

Export Visio diagrams to Flow Open an existing BPMN/Flowchart diagram or create a new one in Visio and export it to Microsoft Flow to automate.

In development

05/10/2019

Q4 CY2019

Export workflows designed in Visio to Flow to quickly automate business processes
50692

Teams

Microsoft Teams - Share system audio in a Teams meeting Do you need to share a video or audio clip as part of a presentation? Sharing your system audio lets you stream your computer audio to meeting participants through Teams.

In development

05/10/2019

May CY2019

n / a
50796

Teams

Microsoft Teams: Music on Hold Music for users on hold.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51089

Teams

Microsoft Teams: Secondary Ringer Provides the capability to configure a second ringer for calling. This allows for headsets to be plugged in but still be able to hear a incoming call ring your device.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51186

Teams

Microsoft Teams: Single toolbar for controls in Meetings and Calling Microsoft Teams is improving discoverability and reducing clutter for users in meetings and calls. The session controls will be unified to one toolbar at the bottom of the screen. This will affect Windows, Mac, and web clients. There is no impact for mobile or Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) devices.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51230

Teams

Microsoft Teams - Shared links Streamline sharing with Microsoft Teams. You can now create a shareable link for any file stored in Teams and directly set the appropriate permissions. Additionally, you can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while composing a private chat or starting a channel conversation.

In development

05/10/2019

May CY2019

n / a
51235

Teams

Microsoft Teams - Add up to 100 people to a group chat Do you need to have an ad-hoc discussion with a large number of people? Group chats can now accommodate up to 100 users.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51259

SharePoint

Move SharePoint sites to a new location Beginning in June 2019 SharePoint Online administrators will be able to leverage the new invoke-spositeswap Windows PowerShell cmdlet to move SharePoint sites between locations within an Office 365 tenant. This feature will allow administrations to move a site to the location of an existing site. For example, move a modern site to become the root site at [tenant].sharepoint.com.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51262

SharePoint

SharePoint Migration Tool Site Migration Support The SharePoint Migration Tool lets you migrate content from SharePoint Server 2013 or from on-premises file shares and easily move them to either Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, or OneDrive in Office 365. This update to the SharePoint Migration Tool provides support for complete site migrations with SharePoint Server 2013 in addition to support for migrations from SharePoint Server 2010 (preview).

In development

05/10/2019

May CY2019

SharePoint Migration Tool
51326

Teams

Microsoft Teams - Announcements Do you have an announcement that needs to stand out from all other posts in a channel?  The new "Announcement" post type allows you to add a headline with a background to your message. You can choose from our available backgrounds or upload your own custom image.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a
51332

Microsoft 365

Updated feature: reset password in the Microsoft 365 admin center We're updating reset password so that it supports a 256 character maximum password length. For our hybrid customers, we have also implemented support for password writeback. This Azure Active Directory Premium
feature allows admins to reset passwords for users synced via AAD connect. This means that you can now reset passwords in the online portal for these users.

Rolling out

05/10/2019

May CY2019

What's new in Microsoft 365 user management for April 2019
51358

Exchange

Outlook

Outlook Calendar - new APIs New capabilities will be available so you can better manage your organization's resources. SetPlace cmdlet - This feature will let you update information about rooms and add metadata like what devices are in the room. This functionality is only available for admins and will be performed through an Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlet. The changes made to the rooms will sync into Azure Active Directory as well. Places - Get all the information about rooms and roomlist
like devices, floor and capacity. Room Naming schema- Room names will now be auto generated based on attributes admins can set.

In development

05/10/2019

Q4 CY2019

n / a
51372

SharePoint

Improvements to Default Retention Label inheritance for SPO Move/Copy actions Now when moving or copying a file in SPO, if the file does not have a retention label, the default retention label at the library, folder or docset level will be inherited whether the target location is within the same site collection or is a different site collection.

In development

05/10/2019

June CY2019

n / a

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Upgrade 101: Managing your upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams (Part 1)

As an existing Skype for Business customer, we understand that upgrading to a new technology can be confusing and are committed to supporting you on your journey to Microsoft Teams. Through our two upgrade classes, you will find everything you need to plan and implement your upgrade. Part 1 is focused on upgrade planning and user readiness. Targeting project stakeholders with accountability for Skype for Business to Teams upgrade success and user readiness/change managers, this session serves as the foundation for your upgrade planning, including: (1) An overview of our proven, upgrade success framework, (2) Real-world customer examples, (3) Insights into facilitating user readiness and upgrade acceptance, and (4) Orientation to key upgrade guidance resources.

 

Upgrade 101: Managing your upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams (Part 2)

As an existing Skype for Business customer, we understand that upgrading to a new technology can be confusing and are committed to supporting you on your journey to Microsoft Teams. Through our two upgrade classes, you will find everything you need to plan and implement your upgrade. Part 2 is understanding coexistence and interoperability. Designed for the IT Pro/technical experts implementing the migration from Skype for Business to Teams, this session will arm you with the information you need to know before migrating your users, including: (1) End user experiences during the upgrade, (2) Available journey options an organization can take from online or on-premises as the starting point, and (3) Routing and federation experiences.

 

Make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: End User Guidance

Designed specifically for Skype for Business end users, this course offers everything you need to help make the transition to Microsoft Teams. We'll focus on the core communication capabilities you use today, chat and meetings, as well as provide an orientation to additional collaboration functionality Teams has to offer. The session is also available on demand at https://aka.ms/fromskypetoteamsondemand.

 

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

This 60-minute session introduces you to the key activities needed to get started with Microsoft Teams today. From setting your profile, to running a meeting, users will leave this session with the foundation needed to use Teams with confidence. The session is also available on demand at https://aka.ms/teamsgettingstartedondemand.

 

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks (Part 1)

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips and Tricks sessions offer insights, best practices and advanced functionality to help optimize how Teams can work for you. Each session will also include a few real-world examples of how customers are using Microsoft Teams today. Part 1 is focused on tips for conversations and meetings. Many of our interactions start as a simple chat. Learn how you can take those conversations to the next level, including: (1) Formatting messages to help increase response rates, (2) Managing conversations to easily track and follow-up, (3) Organizing conversations, keeping important and active chats front-and-center, (4) Expanding conversations into a full meeting experience, and more. Prefer to watch this session on your own time or simply want a refresher after attending the live training? Access the consolidated on-demand version of Tips and Tricks here: https://aka.ms/teamstipsandtricksondemand.

 

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips and Tricks sessions offer insights, best practices and advanced functionality to help optimize how Teams can work for you. Each session will also include a few real-world examples of how customers are using Microsoft Teams today. Organizing your workflow and projects in Teams can really help simplify productivity. Join us for Part 2 of this series, where you'll learn tips including: (1) Implementing effective strategies creating and managing teams and channels, (2) Leveraging best practices for channel-based conversations, (3) Utilizing a personal team to manage your own productivity, (4) Designing your workspace to quickly find relevant content in Teams, and more. Prefer to watch this session on your own time or simply want a refresher after attending the live training? Access the consolidated on-demand version of Tips and Tricks here: https://aka.ms/teamstipsandtricksondemand.

 

Maximizing Teams Meetings

The average employee spends approximately 30% of their working life in meetings. But meetings in Microsoft Teams are designed to be flexible and enable different types of connections for all the ways that work needs to get done. For users who are familiar with Microsoft Teams but want to better understand and optimize the Teams meeting experience, this session provides guidance into how to create spontaneous and scheduled meetings, leverage the pre, during and post-meeting features, identifying supported devices, and more.

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Simplifying your data privacy & compliance journey

Join us for a hands-on introduction to Microsoft 365 Compliance features and an opportunity to experience powerful solutions across the data lifecycle of assess, protect and respond. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Understand your compliance from a single pane of glass, (2) Make identity the new perimeter, (3) Discover and govern sensitive data across clouds, devices and apps, (4) Recognize attacks, detect breaches, and recover quickly using automation, and (5) Streamline your operational processes and understand your security posture. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Azure Active Directory Webinars for May

When: Multiple sessions currently scheduled from May 14 - 22, 2019 | Are you looking to deploy Azure Active Directory quickly and easily? We are offering free webinars on key Azure Active Directory deployment topics to help you get up and running. Sessions include Getting Ready for Azure AD, Azure AD Connect Health, Streamlining Password Management Using Azure AD, and more. Each 1-hour webinar is designed to support IT Pros in quickly rolling out Azure Active Directory features to their organization. All webinars are free of cost and will include an anonymous Q&A session with our Engineering Team. So, come with your questions! Capacity is limited. Sign up for one or all of the sessions today!  Note: There are also some sessions available on-demand.

 

Microsoft Compliance and Security Virtual Conference

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9am – 2pm PT | In the present, ever-evolving threat landscape, many organizations find their biggest challenges in digital transformation to be ensuring security, privacy, and compliance. With the number of cybersecurity attacks on the rise, tighter local and global data privacy regulations, and the constant demand to ensure employees productivity, the need for an effective solution has never been greater. The Virtual Conference on Compliance and Security is coming on May 14. We invite you to register for a live event where you'll learn how to transform your business while remaining secure and compliant in a rapidly evolving world. Visit the registration page to learn more details about the event, including a preview of the agenda and session overviews. Invite your colleagues and register today to reserve your spot. We hope to see you at the Compliance & Security Virtual Conference!

 

Microsoft IT Expert Roundtable: SharePoint at Microsoft - portals and publication

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10am PT | Join us for this live webinar where experts from both the business, and IT side of Microsoft will share candid insights and best practices around Enterprise Search, and how we manage our internal portals. They will also answer your questions about our strategy for modernizing employee experiences, delivering targeted communications, and enabling employees to find the authoritative content they need.

 

Microsoft Teams Spring Adoption Series: Awareness Campaign - Broad

When: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11am PT | We'll review the responses and feedback we got from the pilot Awareness Campaign and discuss any needed adjustments. Depending on your organizations size, this may take time and be approached in phases by region, user profile or organization. We'll also discuss where outside communications and adoption partners can help the project team scale. Join live, or add the event to your calendar. Note: The top-level link has information and links to the recording for previous sessions in this Spring Adoption Series.

 

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Webinar

Want us to walk you through the most important insights from our Security Intelligence Report (SIR)? In the 24th edition of the SIR, we have shared key findings on threats based on our research and observations during the past year, covering topics such as cloud-based attacks, endpoint threats, phishing, and supply chain compromises. In addition to actionable insights, you'll learn about the brand new interactive web site that allows you to easily filter the data for threat trends by country and time period to share with your peers and customers. We will be posting recordings of the webinar on our community at https://aka.ms/SIRRecordings.

 

Microsoft Teams Spring Adoption Series: End User Training

When: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11am PT | We have to help users adopt a self-service mindset to learning and discovery in order to keep up with changes in Cloud services. Guided learning sessions delivered by the project team or an appropriate champion can reinforce by sharing tips on getting started and best practices. In this session, we'll review a typical one-hour orientation session and how to deliver it. We'll then review the end-user training resources available to your organization and discuss how to promote them, including in-app prompts and guidance, learning from peers, and published learning resources. Join live, or add the event to your calendar. Note: The top-level link has information and links to the recording for previous sessions in this Spring Adoption Series.

 

May 2019 v-meet up for Women IT Pros - Building your personal brand with storytelling with Miri Rodriguez

When: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12pm PT | Have you been thinking about building your personal brand but don't know exactly how or where to get started? Miri Rodriguez, Storyteller for CSEO and Brand Coach, will help you craft your "why" and brand prototype using the design thinking method to help you get started on your personal brand journey. A distinctive story helps define and successfully communicate unique personal and business attributes. Storytelling has become a powerful business tool in today's digital age because it drives an immersive and emotional experience for stakeholders and audiences, inspiring them to action. In this dynamic and interactive session, Miri will share practical tools to help you become a skilled storyteller and tell your story in a compelling way.

 

Microsoft Teams Spring Adoption Series: Measuring and Communicating Success

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11am PT | This week we'll discuss how to collect and communicate success stories, qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitative success stories are anecdotal points of feedback from stakeholders, champions, and users. These may be examples of improved collaboration, reduced internal email, faster team member onboarding, and similar stories. Quantitative success examples come from the Office 365 Microsoft Teams usage reports built into the Office 365 Admin portal. This information can show the usage of Microsoft Teams in your company. Communicating real-world examples and quantitative data is critical to reinforcing project success and getting buy-in and additional resources from leadership. In this session we'll walk through several examples of one-page or one-slide summaries you can create, and how to secure the data and examples you'll use to reinforce the message. Join live, or add the event to your calendar. Note: The top-level link has information and links to the recording for previous sessions in this Spring Adoption Series.

 

10 time saving tips and tricks with Outlook mobile

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 9am PT | Outlook mobile brings together your email, calendar, contacts, documents and more in one fast, fluid experience so you can accomplish the most important tasks in just a few seconds. All backed by enterprise-grade security you can trust. Join the Outlook mobile team for a webinar that will highlight cool tips and tricks that save you time and spark joy. You also get to ask any questions and share feedback with the team directly. In this webinar, you will learn: (1) Why Outlook mobile is the right choice for you, (2) Best practices for getting started, (3) Cool tips and tricks that spark joy and let you accomplish the most important tasks in just a few seconds, and (4) Ask questions or share your feedback directly with the Outlook team. There are also sessions from previous months that can be viewed on demand.

 

Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA): Microsoft Planner

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 9am PT | We are very excited to announce a Microsoft Planner 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA). An AMA is a live online event similar to a "YamJam" on Yammer or an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. This AMA gives you the opportunity to connect with members of the product teams who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback. Join in the Planner AMA space, or add the event to your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Microsoft Teams Spring Adoption Series: Ongoing Adoption - Tips and Best Practices

When: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11am PT | As your user base becomes more comfortable with teams, they'll start to explore functionality beyond basic Chat and Collaboration. "Where should I put my files in Office 365" will become a recurring question as they use Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive. When more Teams come online, best practices like Favoriting a Team, Following a Channel, and using the Activity Feed will help users get the most out of Teams. Your core Project Team should begin to transition from initial enablement to service management and monitoring for service changes and usage issues. Being able to rely/leverage your Champions community for ongoing "best practices" sessions, tips, and communications. Join live, or add the event to your calendar. Note: The top-level link has information and links to the recording for previous sessions in this Spring Adoption Series.

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Hands-on with security in a cloud-first, mobile-first world

This 2-hour hands-on session will give you the opportunity to try Microsoft technology that secures your digital transformation with a comprehensive platform, unique intelligence, and partnerships. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios and see how they work for you. During this interactive session, you will: (1) Detect and protect against external threats by monitoring, reporting and analyzing activity to react promptly to provide organization security, (2) Protect your information and reduce the risk of data loss, (3) Provide peace of mind with controls and visibility for industry-verified conformity with global standards in compliance, (4) Protect your users and their accounts, and (5) Support your organization with enhanced privacy and compliance to meet the General Data Protection Regulation. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Microsoft IT: Speaking of Security - Privacy Compliance

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10am PT | During this webinar, the speakers will discuss the Microsoft security teams approach to privacy compliance. We'll address how we approached the topic and new requirements from GDPR. We'll answer your questions and talk about governance, compliance, and transparency, including all of the elements necessary to build a privacy program. Finally, we'll share some of the key things we learned on our journey. There are other sessions now available on demand at the Speaking of Security webinar series site.

 

BLOG ROUNDUP

 

New people-centered experiences in Microsoft 365, the world's productivity cloud

At Microsoft Build 2019, we announced the latest innovations in Microsoft 365. With Microsoft 365, we're building the world's productivity cloud—a solution to help people work smarter together on any device. The updates announced at Microsoft Build 2019 are our next step in creating a new way to work by breaking down barriers between people and across apps and devices. Underpinning all of this innovation is the Microsoft Graph, our customers' secure and compliant record of their productivity activity in the Microsoft Cloud. It helps developers create people-centered, cross-platform experiences by providing context about an organization's work that flows across documents, apps, and devices. The Microsoft Graph powers the most important components of Microsoft 365, from "born in the cloud" experiences like Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Search, and MyAnalytics, to modern, cloud-connected collaboration in existing apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Read on for the latest updates to these experiences and the underlying developer technologies that make them possible.

Related:

 

Minimize distractions and stay focused with AI-powered updates in Microsoft 365

It's no secret that work and life are speeding up. It's not uncommon to spend all day in meetings, writing emails, or on the phone, leaving little time to focus on what is most important to you. Many of us have never-ending to-do lists and spend time working after hours to complete pressing tasks. MyAnalytics, your source of personal productivity insights in Microsoft 365, was built to help with these very challenges—and today it's getting a refresh. Via a dashboard, Insights in Outlook, and weekly email digests, MyAnalytics provides insights and AI-powered suggestions to help you work smarter. A new MyAnalytics experience—generally available starting today—makes the insights more outcome-oriented in four key areas: focus, wellbeing, network, and collaboration. For example, insights that previously showed you the hours you spent on email, chats, calls, and meetings outside your working hours over the past week now show you the number of days you successfully disconnected after work over the past month. That way, you can set goals and build habits that help you achieve more quiet days.

 

What's new in Microsoft 365 user management for April 2019

We've updated quite a few features in user management in the Microsoft 365 admin center in April. These updates will help make completing your day to day tasks more efficient, and we're continuing to improve these core experiences over the next few months. You may have noticed that the way passwords work has changed a bit. We now support a maximum password length of 256 characters, which can help you improve the security of your organization by making your passwords harder to hack. For our hybrid customers, we have implemented support for password writeback. This Azure Active Directory Premium feature allows admins to reset passwords for users synced via AAD connect. This means that you can now reset passwords in the online portal for these users. We've also been busy ensuring that the efficiency improvements you've seen us apply to the Active users list will span across all our user management features. Updated experiences include: (1) Add user, (2) Delete user, (3) Block user, and more. The changes are rolling out now, and you should see them soon.

 

Planner and To-Do integration: bringing you a more cohesive task management experience in Office 365

Starting in early May 2019, Planner tasks assigned to you will appear in To-Do under a new Assigned to Me list. This integration, which is available to anyone with an Office 365 Enterprise or Office 365 in Education plan, addresses your most popular request: integration with Outlook tasks. It also continues our efforts to build a seamless task management experience between Planner and other Microsoft 365 tools, like we've already done with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft SharePoint, and others. To get started, you need to enable Planner connectivity within To-Do; it cannot be enabled within Planner. Once enabled, the Planner-integrated Assigned to Me list will appear across all major To-Do platforms: web, Windows, Android, and iOS mobile apps. To-Do integration with Planner bridges the gap between individual and team tasks. We are integrating with To-Do because Outlook tasks is being replaced with the To-Do app. This experience has already shipped for Outlook Web users, and the To-Do team is working on bringing this to Outlook Desktop apps as well. To-Do is your hub for organizing and focusing on all of your tasks. Planner is a collaborative space for you and your team to see how everyone's tasks fit into a plan. Together, To-Do and Planner simplify work management by allowing you to focus on your tasks at hand and easily jump back into Planner to collaborate with your team.

 

NOTEWORTHY

 

Introducing My Library on the Service Trust Portal —a new service for Microsoft users

We are excited to announce some great new functionality to the Service Trust Portal (STP)! To support our effort to be transparent in how we manage customer data, we make available several resources. One of those resources is the Service Trust Portal, where we host tools such as Compliance Manager and a robust set of documents. These documents are updated frequently, and before now customers had to manually search within STP to find the most current versions of documents. After signing in, our customers are now able to save documents that are of particular relevance to them in one single place called My Library, and receive notifications when these documents are updated.

 

A new home and an all-new look for Microsoft Secure Score

In April 2019, we announced that Microsoft 365 Security Center had reached general availability and we provided our readers with a quick end to end tour of the top experiences. Since then it's been exciting to see the number of new customers using Microsoft Secure Score for the very first time almost tripling while the blog became one of the top viewed items for the month of March. In this month's blog we'd like to provide additional details on Microsoft Secure Scores' redesign and new capabilities. For this release your feedback on suggested we should focus on following four priorities and that's exactly what we decided to do: (1) Integrating it within Microsoft 365 security center instead of having it be a stand-alone console, (2) Organizing the experience around the Microsoft Threat Protection pillars, (3) Improving usability and decreasing decision-making time, and (4) Enriched the API so it has complete access to all Microsoft Secure Score data.

 

Create SharePoint lists from Excel or other lists

Changing the way business gets done – digital transformation – begins with great data. Microsoft 365 offers powerful tools for building workflows, automation and reporting – PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI. But you need a great place to store all that data. Every month, millions of users turn to SharePoint lists to store critical business data. Lists are secure, easy to use, and high capacity, with up to 30 million items in a single list. Today, across Microsoft 365, SharePoint lists store billions of rows of data to house information for scenarios like customers, audits or emergency room availability and more across Microsoft 365. Now, we're making it easier than ever to get started with a list – using Excel or other lists as a starting point. We'll start rolling out the new list creation experience to Targeted Release in mid May 2019.

 

Welcome to Microsoft Search, intelligent search for the modern workplace

We're announcing general availability of Microsoft Search, an intelligent, enterprise search experience from Microsoft that applies the artificial intelligence technology (AI) from Bing and deep personalized insights surfaced by the Microsoft Graph, to make search more effective for you – so whether you're looking to complete a task, pick up where you left off, or discover answers or insights, it's just a click away, across all of your applications, your desktop, and your browser. Microsoft Search is everywhere you are, in the header of the apps you're already using including Office, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, Bing and Windows to name a few. It's a single, unified and consistent search experience that evolves the definition of search in the enterprise. We believe search is more than just a list of links, search needs to work both for and with you, anticipating your needs where you are working, with answers and insights in the flow of your work. Microsoft Search brings you natural language understanding, instant query predictions, contextual results, and more.

 

Actionable Messages in Outlook mobile help you act fast on the go

We are announcing the support of Actionable Messages in Outlook for iOS and Android to further help customers get things done quickly on the go. When you receive an email that has an option to take action, such as approving a timesheet, granting system access or quickly answering a survey, you can act on it right inside the email without leaving your inbox and switching apps. Microsoft is working with the developer community to integrate the tools, tasks and experiences of leading applications in a way that brings the work you would normally do in other apps right to your email. Using Actionable Messages with Adaptive Cards, developers can deliver messages in Outlook so customers can stay in context of what they doing and quickly take action. Outlook for Windows and Outlook on the web already support Actionable Messages and rolling out over the next few months, customers will be able to take action with Outlook for iOS and Android on a mobile device.

 

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