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Last summer, the Microsoft Teams team announced that Microsoft Teams will be the primary client for Intelligent Communications in Office 365, replacing Skype for Business Online over time. Well, time is running and Skype for Business Online will be completely discontinued in July 2021. See more here.
Microsoft plans live in Office 365 Groups. Here you can find a basic 101 about working with plans as a user and managing plans as an administrator. We look at the use, the administration, the permissions and the lifecycle of plans and the background here.
PowerShell helps to automate processes, especially in the Microsoft 365 world. That´s true for the Microsoft Power Platform as well. See how to access PowerApps and Flow with PowerShell here.
Microsoft Forms is very popular because it is a very easy way to create web forms quickly. You can create surveys, quizzes and simple forms, and easily see results as they come in. This quick tutorial shows how you can use Microsoft Forms, convert it to a group form, how you can access the result file and how to add additional tasks with Microsoft Flow or Azure Logic Apps.
All of you who sign in to their Office 365 Home site will see three new Themes available now, considered the Rainbow Themes! One Style is a Unicorn style. So right in Pride month you get LoveIsLove Themes in Office 365 as well!To change the look of your environment, simply click on the gear icon in the upper right corner. If you do not see it, custom themes are disabled by your administrator in your tenant.So - activate your Unicorn in Office 365!
PowerApps are a great way to develop low-code apps for various platforms. With the big success of PowerApps and Flow, the number one request of many customers was: How can people outside my company use PowerApps? Well, soon there will be a way with PowerApps Portals!
At Microsoft Ignite conference last September, we demoed an approach for a self-built Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit. Since Microsoft 365 is an evergreen service and continues to evolve, today we have more group settings available and we extend our provisioning function to work with group naming policies as well. See here how this can be accomplished by including new Graph requests.
Microsoft started to recommend its 64bit edition of Office 365 pro plus to be installed as the default Office installation. While at first many people think this is a bad idea due to all add-ins I did the switch last weekend and it was a very smooth and friction free experience.
Till April 2019 you had to manually uninstall the 32bit version of Office first and than install the 64bit version. If you are deploying Office 365 pro plus through the Office 365 Deployment toolkit you can now automate this experience and add a new switch to your config file.
The Delve App allows to discover company and user data across Office 365. Unfortunately, while the app is very helpful, it can not be customized. Well, but we can easily add additional user information, such as personal data, a cost center, additional contact data or hyperlinks, etc. See how this works here.
Delegate365 allows to modify licenses in many ways, manually, automatically and with bulk-assignments. With version 8.3, the license policies will be considered for bulk assignments as well. See a description of that functionality here.
Microsoft's AI allows to analyze large amount of data, even interpreting and indexing handwritten documents and learning key topics. In the Microsoft AI.Lab, engineers combined Azure Search and Cognitive Services to analyze more than 34,000 pages and scanned evidence photos related to the assassination of US president John F. Kennedy in 1963 that went public. Read more about burning questions and see the results online.
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