Outlook Tasks is a tool you can use to set reminders and track tasks in OneNote with Outlook. Learn how to use this dynamic feature.
Office 365 Connectors provide a means to connect network data sources such as Twitter, Trello, and RSS feeds to Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. The out-of-the-box connectors work well, but there’s nothing like being able to process your own data, which is exactly what the Incoming Webhook connector allows you to do. In this example, we grab some Office 365 service incident information and post it to a group. All a mere matter of writing some PowerShell code.
Because there’s nothing quite like the bitter taste of Starbucks coffee, this edition of Short focuses largely on Microsoft’s quarterly financial results.
Microsoft’s FY17 Q2 results posted on January 26 boasted a 49% year-over-year growth in commercial Office 365 revenues, contributing to an annualized run rate for commercial cloud products that now “exceeds” $14 billion. The number of cloud users has grown again, underlying the continuing movement of work to the Office 365 and Azure.
Microsoft has long used OWA as the test-bed client for new features. After all, it’s easy to update a web client. Now they’ve added the ability to integrate content stored in Office 365 Groups in OWA searches. It’s a nice feature, as is the message digest for Office 365 updates that you can have sent to your mailbox.
Microsoft is updating OneDrive for Business with several new features and is also adding a stand-alone Mac application.
Todd and Shane discuss SharePoint Online conditional access, PowerShell, Privacy Dashboard, an AI company, and trolling the patent filings.
The advent of the New Year is a catalyst for change. One change that’s been coming for a while is the “new” Office 365 Admin Center. Now it’s time for the “old” to be swapped out and the “new” to be used everywhere. The change is good. At least, I think it is.
On January 20, Microsoft unexpectedly updated their original blog post from July announcing the Focused Inbox with information about client updates to support the feature. The update contains some answers to questions why people have not been able to use the much-trumpeted feature.
Learn how to start a threaded conversation in Slack.
Microsoft has finally provided an effective method to allow users to recall messages. Outlook’s Recall Message function usually doesn’t work, but OWA’s new Undo Send will stop messages that should never be sent. Five seconds might be too short to realize that you have made a mistake and should stop an outbound message, but ten seconds is about right. And if you are really indecisive, you can take up to 30 seconds to decide whether a message should go.
Learning the React framework for SharePoint Framework (SPFX) development is a good idea because the SPFX tooling can automatically generate React components. Find out how to get started with the React framework.
Todd and Shane cover the Microsoft Band’s new replacement policy, Microsoft Flow’s new services, Office Online Server adding support for Azure, why the cmd prompt will be with us forever, new PowerShell, and the downside of self-driving cars.