Planner now supports guest user access to its plans. Office 365 tenants will celebrate this feature because they’ve been waiting for it to arrive. It’s curious that it has taken Microsoft so long to upgrade Planner for this feature given that Groups and Teams have had this capability for a while. But it’s here now, so enjoy.
Outlook.com (premium) now boasts two new protected email features taken directly from Exchange Online. It’s an example of how the shared Office 365 infrastructure enables Microsoft to make functionality available to users of its consumer and enterprise platforms as they want. OneDrive Restore is another example. In both cases, the features aren’t available to free seats.
Many Office 365 tenants use Planner for group-based task management. Generally, the application is OK and has been getting better. Now it can connect to Outlook to synchronize tasks into a user calendar, which then allows users to see tasks alongside their other commitments and print details off if needed. It’s an imperfect but acceptable solution to the lack of print capabilities within Planner.
Jasper Oosterveld, Microsoft MVP and Modern Workplace Consultant, dives into the importance of Governance when using Office 365 Groups.
Because traveling is the worst, this week’s edition of Short Takes examines Microsoft Build 2018, Microsoft product demotions, Google I/O 2108, and much, much more.
Microsoft Teams now shows team owners when their team is going to expire – that if, if you use the Office 365 Groups expiration policy. But tenant administrators don’t have a report showing them when groups expire, so we wrote one in PowerShell for you to use (and improve).
GDPR comes into force on May 25, 2018. To help Office 365 tenant administrators respond to GDPR data subject requests, a new DSR case feature is available as a preview in the Security and Compliance Center. The feature is based on the existing eDiscovery case and content search functionality, so it should be very familiar to anyone who has searched Office 365 for email, documents, and other information.
At Build this week, Microsoft has announced a couple of new opportunities for developers to add additional value to Teams and Power BI.
Do you keep hearing about this PowerApps thing but not really sure what it is? If so, you have found the right article to help you get over the hump and get productive.
Microsoft has boosted the per-user storage allocation for SharePoint Online by 20x to make it easier for people to move data to Office 365. It’s a good move, and one that’s probably overdue. Teams and Office 365 Groups have accelerated the use of SharePoint over the last year or so. However, Exchange also increased its storage allocation and that hasn’t got everyone to the cloud. Yet.
SharePoint Online not only provides controls to enable/disable document/site sharing with external users but also some features to manage how existing site members can share or not share existing documents in a site or even the entire site.
Anyone running an Office 365 tenant knows that it’s hard to keep up with everything that changes. Imagine what it must be like to write about Office 365! To clear my list of things that I want to mention but haven’t had the chance to, here’s some short snippets that you might or might not have heard about.
Take a look how Microsoft is better at security than you are, how you can control external sharing, me showing some self-control on telling you about PowerApps, getting better performance, and my personal sadness around OneNote.