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Bye bye, Skype for Business Online

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.

Working with Microsoft (Group) Forms and Flow

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.

New Rainbow Themes are available in your Office 365 Tenant

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!

Groups Governance Toolkit-Working with group policies

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.

Switch your Office 365 pro plus from 32bit to 64bit

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.