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A weekly review of the Microsoft 365 Message Center, with Daniel Glenn, Darrell Webster, and special guests. #365MCS

A weekly review of the Microsoft 365 Message Center, with Daniel Glenn, Darrell Webster, and special guests. #365MCS


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A weekly review of the Microsoft 365 Message Center, with Daniel Glenn, Darrell Webster, and special guests. #365MCS




Whiteboard/Document camera in Teams meetings - #212

On this week's episode, Daniel and Darrell discuss the Content Camera for Microsoft Teams. Do you remember that feature in Teams that captures a whiteboard with a camera and shows the presenter as transparent? Do you remember that it was only available with special equipment and Teams Meeting Rooms? Well it's coming to Microsoft Teams Desktop - Point a camera at a whiteboard and use a real whiteboard in a Teams meeting! In this episode: - Content from camera now launched in Teams - Image...


New SharePoint hub to hub associations - #211

The headline for this week's messages: Connect SharePoint hub sites to other hub sites for an increased search scope. Info architect's will welcome the results across connected hubs and sites. In this episode: - SharePoint Navigation Switcher - Restrict Yammer Community Posting - Co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection encrypted documents in Office Desktop is Generally Available - Reply to specific chat message in Teams Desktop - New SharePoint hub to hub associations - Join...


Viva Connections (Public preview) is rolling out - #210

Add your Viva Connections dashboard to your home site and start creating cards to help employees find relevant resources and complete essential tasks. Display a personalized list of conversations and news from across the organization. In this episode: - Improvements to the Text web part for SharePoint pages and news - Viva Connections (Public preview) is rolling out - Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams - Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) Retirement Announcement - Excel Power View...


MyAnalytics Insights become Microsoft Viva Insights - #209

If you use MyAnalytics Insights in Outlook and Microsoft Teams, get ready to see it now appear as Microsoft Viva Insights. Your daily briefing email might be the first indication you see this change. In this episode: - Forms word cloud poll for Teams meeting - Microsoft Forms: Manage and organize your forms and quizzes now - Insights in Microsoft 365 to become part of Microsoft Viva - Microsoft Teams: Enable Teams users to purchase app subscriptions through the Teams app store 📢 Quick...


Check your tone when writing messages in Outlook on the web - #208

Microsoft Editor can be set to check for politeness as you write your email in Outlook on the web. This feature aims at reducing misunderstandings in email that could cause offense. Daniel and Darrell discuss how it might perform. In this episode: - Pairing naming convention between Teams channels and corresponding SharePoint folders - Outlook: Tone detection in Microsoft Editor for Outlook on the web - Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps - Announcing PowerPoint modern...


Lightweight Plans in Planner - #207

Create lightweight plans that don't require a Microsoft 365 Group. They are ideal for managing tasks in ad-hoc meetings with people outside of your team. In this episode: - Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment - Breakout Rooms Presenter support - Lightweight Plans in Planner - 1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2 - Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon - New pricing for Microsoft 365 (On March 1, 2022) 📢...


Spam Notification in Call Toast - #206

Who is that? I don't recognize the number. It could be a new customer. It might be a new team member. Oh it's a spam call. That was a distracting waste of time. Get notification of a possible spam call before you answer. In this episode: - Modern comments in Word (Windows) - Microsoft 365 roadmap site updates - Spam Notification in Call Toast - Introducing background effects on web [Microsoft Teams] - SharePoint spaces adds styles for text and annotation icons - Retirement: Outlook for iOS...


Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration - #205

Teams meeting recordings will automatically expire and be deleted from OneDrive and SharePoint after 60 days. Find out what you need to know to manage meeting recordings if your org wants to keep them for longer. In this episode: - Microsoft Stream: Viewing the transcript for a Microsoft Teams meeting recording - New people-centric search features coming to Microsoft Search - Viva Connections (Private preview) app visible in Teams - Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and...


Self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365 - #204

Windows 365 is a new service that will provide virtual PCs to run a desktop environment from any device. They will be easy to provision, so much so that the service will allow your people to acquire a subscription using a self-service purchase capability. Find out what you need to do to control purchases. In this episode: - Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365 - MC271483 - Registration available for View Only Attendees - MC271632 - Outlook on the web - Project Moca...


SharePoint News Boost - #203

Boost your important organizational news in the news feeds across SharePoint. Live stream from Microsoft Teams meetings to YouTube, Facebook and other public platforms. Start co-authoring a list, an agenda, a table of information - directly in Microsoft Teams chat. Lot's to discuss today. Let's dive right in. In this episode: - Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints - MC268726 - SharePoint News Boost - MC271075 - Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed...


SharePoint Collapsible Sections - #202

Add content into collapsible sections on SharePoint pages. Viewers scroll less. Page content is tidier. But Daniel cautions that hiding content may mean missed content. In this episode: - Real-time Telemetry for End User - SharePoint Collapsible Sections - Microsoft 365 profile update: Add topics to user profiles - SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluation - Meeting Join Custom Branding - Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates 📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to...


Teams Meeting Auto Recording - #201

Meeting organizers, set an option to automatically start the recording for a Teams meeting when the first person from your org joins the meeting. Sounds good. Though there are a few things to look out for. In this episode: - Include device audio when sharing on Teams for iOS and Android - OneDrive: Sharing experience - "Shared with" - Teams Meeting Auto Recording - Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update - Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms 📢...


Our 200th episode! - #200

Daniel and Darrell celebrate 200 episodes of the 365MCS by sharing a few video messages from followers and supporters of the show and then... ...getting on with the mission, making you aware of this week's messages. Hey, that's what they do and there's always something changing in #Microsoft365. In this episode: - First contact safety tip setting in Anti-Phishing policy - (Updated) SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites - Search box changes for guest users in OneDrive,...


Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites - #199

What are Microsoft Teams connected team sites and Microsoft Teams connected channel sites? Learn these phrases. Understand what they mean. Get comfortable with describing them to people working SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. In this episode, we make sense of a confusing message. One that prepares us for some visual changes, changes to permissions and sensitivity label controls, for team sites connected to a Microsoft Team. In this episode: - Live Transcription - Teams Attendance Report -...


Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams - #198

SharePoint pages and news posts that have been pinned as tabs, can now be edited directly with Microsoft Teams. Publishers who are active in Teams will be able to edit without needing to leave Teams. In this episode: - Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams - Post on behalf of capability coming to Yammer - Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3 - Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retired - End-to-end encryption...


Custom Backgrounds For Microsoft Teams Together Mode - #197

Create custom backgrounds for Microsoft Teams Together Mode using the new Scenes Studio, from the Teams Development Center. Make Muppets out of your meeting members, line them up on Coconut Shie stands. If it helps you 'keep it together' during back to back meetings, almost anything goes. In this episode: - Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams - Planner File Recommendations - Together Mode Extensibility - Additional Admin Functionality and Support for 1000 person meeting -...


Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists - #196

Use the images stored in a Microsoft List and surface them in Power Apps. Create apps that help frontline workers. Use a Microsoft List in the back end to manage the content, now with images. New apps that use the SharePoint connector to add a list as a data source may display images from the list if they are present in the list. In this episode: - Customize the properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams - Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists - Headspace...


SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboard - #195

The home page for the SharePoint Admin Center now shows quick insights in a familiar card format, seen on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center home page. SharePoint admins can focus on what matters to their role and get a quick start to frequent tasks. In this episode: - Group chat with external users in Teams GA - Setting to turn off/on comments for a list - Announcing PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availability - SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboard -...


SharePoint Portal Launch Scheduler - #194

Execute a measured launch for a new SharePoint portal when high traffic is expected. Use a phased approach to test and monitor the performance. Get user feedback and resolve issues before making the portal widely available. In this episode: - Export Lists to CSV - Apps in External Scenarios - Launch your portal using the SharePoint Portal launch scheduler - Outlook: Dictate emails on iPhone and iPad 📢 Quick mentions - short updates and reminders to prepare for major updates - Records...


Access files offline in Teams mobile - #193

You will go offline. Or you will connect to weak Wi-Fi. When you do, you better have the files you need to keep working. Now Microsoft Teams mobile for Android supports offline files. But there are some gotchas to this 'productivity continuity plan'. In this episode: - Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows - Migrate content from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 - Admins can install apps in meetings - Whiteboard storage changing to OneDrive for Business - Access files offline in...