Microsoft Office 365 News 01-07-2020: Updates to Teams, Outlook for Android, Yammer and More

microsoft office 365 logo.In our first Microsoft Office 365 news roundup of 2020, we cover updates and new features related to Outlook for Android, Teams, Yammer and Kaizala. See below for details.

New Features

    • Discover Office files for Outlook for Android
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced the addition of more intelligent tech – the Discover capability – to enhance the Search experience in Outlook for Android.
      • Rollout start: Early January 2020 for Office 365 Monthly Channel customers


    • Teams lobby control for dial-in attendees
      • What’s happening: Soon Teams will have a setting to control of the lobby for attendees who dial in via phone.
      • Rollout start: Early February 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-February 2020


    • Teams announcement of dial-in attendees joining and leaving
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced that Teams will alter the control that announces dial-in users joining and leaving meetings.
      • Rollout start: Mid-January 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of January 2020


    • Yammer eDiscovery
      • What’s happening: Microsoft will soon introduce eDiscovery for Yammer. With this feature, users will be able to search, hold and export data.
      • Rollout start: Mid-January 2020


Updated Features

    • Kaizala custom Actions update
      • What’s happening: Kaizala custom Actions will now require user consent.
      • Rollout start: Late January 2020
      • Rollout finish: Early February 2020


    • Kaizala admin roles update
      • What’s happening: Starting in February 2020, Microsoft is making the Kaizala Administrator role the primary management role.



    • Teams Priority Notifications promotion extended
      • What’s happening: The time period in which all users will have access to a promotion involving unlimited Priority Notifications in Teams has been extended to April 1, 2020, from its original expiration date of December 31, 2019.

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