Recent Enhancements to Office 365 – April 2018
To help you get the most out of Office 365, here is a rundown rundown of the latest Office 365 updates.
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that brings together people, conversations, content, and apps that enable teams to collaborate more effectively. Sometimes, those team members you want to collaborate with are outside the organization. That’s why Microsoft recently added the ability to add anyone as a guest in Microsoft Teams.
Up until now, guests had to have an Azure Active Directory account. That’s no longer the case. Now anyone with a business or consumer email account, such as Outlook.com, Gmail, iCloud, and others can participate in Microsoft Teams as a guest, with access to team chats, meetings, and files. In addition, all guests are covered by the same compliance and auditing protection as the rest of Office 365.
To add a guest to a team, select Add Members in the menu next to the team name. Then add the guest’s email address. The invitee will receive a welcome email message with information about the team and what to expect now that they’re a member. Note that guests still need to have a Microsoft account associated with their email to participate. If the guest doesn’t yet have a Microsoft Account associated with their email address, they will be directed to create one for free.
2. Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Learn more about Microsoft 365
On March 2nd, Microsoft unveiled a new admin experience for Microsoft 365 enterprise customers: the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, a single place for admins to get started with Microsoft 365 and discover the breadth of management capabilities and experiences available.
The new Microsoft 365 Admin Center includes two key components which will be rolling out soon:
A Security & Compliance Center, dedicated to providing security and compliance specialists with integrated management capabilities across Office 365, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security.
Microsoft 365 Device Management, which is dedicated to providing integrated device management capabilities across Intune, Office, and Windows.
The Security and Compliance Center will be available shortly, with Device Management to follow, soon thereafter.
For Microsoft 365 customers, the new admin experience will be availability automatically, once this is rolled out to your tenant.
Many of you have asked if there is a way to be notified when a new edition of the Office 365 update is published. Microsoft Flow can help.
I’m already subscribed to the Office 365 Channel, signed into YouTube, and all setup with Microsoft Flow. My goal is to create a Flow to email me when a new Office 365 update is posted.
I access Flow from the app launcher. While there are more than 200 services you can connect to and a bunch of templates already available, we’ll create our own Flow from scratch.
To do that, I’ll click on My Flows.
Then I’ll select Create a flow from blank.
I’ll give the Flow a name.
I’ll type in YouTube in the search box, then select the trigger, When a new video is uploaded by a channel.
I’ll pick the Microsoft Office 365 channel from the dropdown list, then click New step.
I’ll add a condition, select Video list after clicking Add dynamic content, then contains, then enter Office 365 update.
Then in the Yes section, click add action,
Then select send an email from the dropdown list
Specify the To, Subject, and Body Info and click save flow.
Going forward, I’ll receive an update every time a new Office 365 Update is posted. Give it a try yourself if you’re interested and consult the transcript and resources doc to learn more.
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