Microsoft Announced Changes to Office 365

Find announcements from Microsoft regarding changes to Office 365 apps and services.

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07/07/2020 - Retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows

With the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2010 workflows.

07/04/2020 - Retiring Teams support for devices running on Android 4.4

Microsoft will be retiring the Teams support on Android 4.4.

07/03/2020 - Retirement of the Outlook People Pane (formerly the Outlook Social Connector)

Microsoft will be retiring the People Pane (formerly the Outlook Social Connector) feature from Outlook for Office 365 with minimum version 16.0.12712.10000 beginning in late July.

06/03/2020 - Outlook for Windows Introduces Roaming Signatures

Outlook for Windows Introduces Roaming Signatures

05/20/2020 - Upload Center is being replaced by the in-app Files Needing Attention experience

Microsoft previously announced the retirement of the Upload Center and its replacement with the in-app Files Needing Attention experience (MC190284 - September 2019). Based on learnings from our early rings, Microsoft made the decision to make additional changes to the code before they proceeded with the roll-out. They are now ready to move forward and apologize for any inconvenience.

05/19/2020 - Outlook for iOS - Retiring support for 27 languages

In order to maintain consistency across the Microsoft 365 apps for iOS Microsoft is retiring support for 27 languages in the Outlook for iOS app at the end of June 2020.

05/13/2020 - New update channel available; changing update channel default for new tenants; existing update channel names changing

To help admins better prepare for the growing flow of innovation, the servicing model for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is evolving.

05/12/2020 - Microsoft Teams support for Egnyte as a Third party cloud storage provider

Microsoft Teams is adding support for Egnyte as a a Third-party cloud storage provider, taking the total number of supported integrations to five (Citrix Files, Box, DropBox, Google Drive and Egnyte).

05/09/2020 - Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience

Microsoft will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.

05/08/2020 - Configuration Change: Office ProPlus access to Microsoft Search

Microsoft is expanding access to Microsoft Search for subscribers of Office ProPlus as part of the Office ProPlus monthly update in June.

05/06/2020 - csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings

Microsoft is making some changes to settings within csTeamsMeetingPolicy.

05/01/2020 - New service plan, Common Data Service, added to enable future Office features

A new service plan, Common Data Service, is being added to Office subscriptions to enable future features.

04/30/2020 - PowerPoint Live Presentations

Microsoft will soon release Live Presentations for PowerPoint for web, which allows audience members to see slides and a live transcript of the presenter’s spoken words (including live translation) on their devices.

04/28/2020 - Updated feature: Microsoft Forms collaboration permissions and co-authors

With this update, Microsoft Forms co-authors who try to modify collaboration permissions settings for a form will be blocked from making changes. In addition, a form owner will now be able to collaborate with specific users or security groups.

04/25/2020 - OneDrive for Business Activity column is being retired

Microsoft is retiring the Activity column in OneDrive and Shared Libraries.

04/24/2020 - Prepare for update to the new My Apps and My Account experiences

Microsoft will be updating the current Azure AD Apps and Profile experiences on July 20th 2020.

04/23/2020 - Get the most out of Class Notebook and OneNote

New and improved version of the OneNote Class Notebook Add-in

04/07/2020 - Teams Meeting experience improvements

Announcing new features to improve your Microsoft Teams experience.

04/07/2020 - OneNote EDU - LMS and SIS Assignments and Grade integration retirement

Microsoft is retiring the Assignment and Grade integration between OneNote and Learning Management System (LMS). In SFA's case, this means Brightspace (D2L).

03/30/2020 - Office 365 ProPlus will become Microsoft 365 Apps

Renaming Office 365 ProPlus to Microsoft 365 Apps

03/28/2020 - Limiting the Kaizala API usage to only org-mapped groups

Changes to the Kaizala API and limiting the Kaizala API usage to only org-mapped groups

03/24/2020 - Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents will be retired

Use document comments instead of chat when editing Office documents; chat will be disabled

03/24/2020 - Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments

Temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365

03/24/2020 - Update to Office documents in Microsoft Teams

Additional steps to edit documents in Microsoft Teams

03/16/2020 - Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments

Temporary adjustments to select non-essential capabilities.

03/13/2020 - Updated Feature: Blocked file types in Outlook on the web

adding some additional file extensions to the BlockedFileTypes list

03/04/2020 - Microsoft 365 preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and guidance regarding best practices for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is providing an outline of key preparedness activities to ensure continued service delivery during COVID-19.

02/27/2020 - Basic Authentication Retirement - Updated Info

Future retirement of Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP, and RPS to access Exchange Online