365 Message Center Show

365 Message Center Show

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

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May 3, 2021 40 min

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 ...

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Is everyone here that needs to be here? Good. Close the door. We don't want any interruptions. If you want to ensure no further people can join a meeting, you will soon have the lock for the online meeting to do so. ? ?

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- (Updated) Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients? ?? - SharePoint: Audience Targeting capability for Events Web Part? ?? - Organizers can lock meetings? ?? - Exchange Onlin...

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How often have you had a conversation in Teams about a new task and forgotten to action it? Did that task even make it to a task list or the plan for your team? Creating a new task from a conversation will soon be just two clicks away.     

In this episode:    

- New Design for Yammer Discovery and Digest Emails      - Teams: Create tasks from Teams chats or channel posts      - Microsoft Teams: webinars plus new meeting registra...

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April 12, 2021 44 min

Apply new scenario-based templates to new and existing SharePoint sites. Templates contain pre-populated content and web parts to improve consistency of sites and time-to-collaborate.    

In this episode:    

- SharePoint site templates     - Customized backgrounds in Microsoft Teams meeting video coming to mobile devices     - Microsoft Search: Earn Microsoft Rewards when using a work or school account     - Outlook for iOS - Mo...

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Persistent breakout rooms for recurring Microsoft Teams meetings. Set timers for breakouts to call everyone back to the main meeting. These updates are welcome news for educators and workshop facilitators alike.    

In this episode:    

- New breakout room functionality coming to Microsoft Teams     - New PowerPoint Live Presentation option with desktop and window sharing     - Yammer: Essential Announcements     - Quick Create –...

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Focus your audience on up to 7 people using the new Multiple Spotlights update in Teams meetings. Panel discussions for meetings and webinars will be easier to run using meetings.    

In this episode:     - Microsoft Lists: new Integrate drop-down menu, powered by SharePoint     - Update on UserVoice sites     - Expanding access to My Day from Outlook on the web to Office.com     - Microsoft Teams: Call Merge     - Microsoft Teams...

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There's more to setting up Microsoft Viva Connections than you might realize. Set your Home site. Configure the Global navigation. Prepare to create an app package for Teams, once the PowerShell script is released on March 31.      Are you ready?      

In this episode:      - Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients      -> Step by step guide to set up Viva Connections in Teams desktop: https://go.365mcs.com/vw1...

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March 15, 2021 36 min

New analytics for SharePoint pages and news reveal helpful insights. Learn more about how your organization views your pages. Update your content to improve engagement.   

In this episode:      

- Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news posts     - SharePoint Events web part will display event images     - Announcing general availability of guest support in Yammer (native mode)     - Microsoft Teams: AI-assisted p...

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Injecting some variety into your Teams meetings, Dynamic View will use your stage and gallery to display people and content in a more engaging way. It appears to be the new default view for meetings, but you can still show Together Mode, pin and spotlight people, and more options to come.    

In this episode:     - Microsoft Teams: Dynamic View      - "All" List Update on Office.com     - Announcing Conglomerate branding f...

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How often do you join a Teams meeting with your video turned off? Sometimes there's a good reason to do so. A recent change means that the meeting stage will only show attendees with their video turned on. Even when you are an active speaker, you will only appear on the bar below the stage. How will this affect meetings going forward?    

In this episode:     - Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and Tasks in Teams ...

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Find your way around your SharePoint Online intranet from any site in SharePoint. The SharePoint app bar makes global navigation, sites, news and recent files easy to reach. We discuss the different navigation options and what this might mean for the current Microsoft 365 app launcher.    

In this episode:    

- Introducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation    

- Outlook on the web: update in how users access ...

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February 15, 2021 37 min

The news initially caused a kerfuffle as the community made assumptions about a poorly written MC message announcing a new Microsoft Teams service plan. Were organization's going to need to buy different license for a pro version of Microsoft Teams?    

In this episode:     - Microsoft Teams: Share to Teams from Outlook     - Adding taxonomy columns for modern SharePoint library views     - 1:1 Call recording policy introducti...

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After last week's announcement of Microsoft Viva, some of us were enthusiastic. Some of us were underwhelmed. Most of us had more questions. In this show, Daniel and Darrell discuss some of their first reactions after seeing the Microsoft Viva launch event, amidst the messages from this week.    

In this episode:     - Get a Meet now meeting link in Teams     - Reminder: Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starti...

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Got guests joining your Teams meeting via a web browser and want to make them feel more included in the meeting? Together Mode and Large gallery will be available for attendees joining in the browser. So even if they don't have Teams installed, they can be seen in the scene - together. Remember to let them know where to find the feature.    

In this episode:    

- Large gallery view and Together Mode for web meetings in Edge ...

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Out with the full-width Share tray. In with a compact Share pop-up menu. Presenters in Teams meetings will share content using a new menu that clarifies the choices and leaves more room for future in-meeting apps.    

In this episode:     - Yammer Reactions are now inclusive     - Microsoft Teams will queue sent messages when offline     - Microsoft Teams Revised In-meeting Share Experience     - Updates coming to SharePoint Site ...

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Coordinate tasks across your organization. Publish the same task to different locations for teams to complete. This is ideal for retail stores, healthcare and any organization that needs to manage standard tasks across multiple groups and locations.    

Also in this episode:    

- Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Lists: column settings in Grid view    

- New usage report for Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365 admin center    

- Out...

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In this first episode of 2021, the 365 Message Center prepares us for a time-saving update. Quickly catch up with meeting details and discussions using the new Teams meeting recap. Find the recording, transcript and conversation together in the Chat for the meeting.   

Also in this episode:    

- Introducing Approvals in Microsoft Teams    

- New meeting options for managing large Teams meetings in Outlook for Windows    

- Sha...

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At long last, Microsoft Teams brings back access to a team's shared calendar. An app will be available to add to a channel, simplifying coordination of team events and meetings. Channel meeting invite notifications will behave the way they should too.    

Also on the show this week:    

- Shared calendar app for Teams channels    

- Insights app for Teams    

- Meeting Reactions in Teams Meetings    

- Introducing an enhan...

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Write faster using text predictions in Outlook. Available in Outlook on the Web, predictions are coming to Outlook for Windows and iOS. Will they really help you write faster? This Microsoft 365 connected experience is one of the intelligent technologies slowly coming into the places we work. Will this be a help or a hinderance?    

In this episode:    

- Teams and OneDrive destinations in Migration Manager    

- Multiple number...

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Using Microsoft Teams? Are you still deciding whether you should allow guests into your teams to collaborate? Guest Access is off as a service default. But that is set to change.  Watch the 365 Message Center Show live or later as we discuss the impacts of this change and what to consider when choosing to enable guest access.     

In this episode:     

- Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event     

- Shifts app g...

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