Microsoft Office 365 News 04-29-2020: A Yammer App for Teams, SharePoint Stock Photos and More

microsoft office 365 logo.In this week’s Microsoft Office 365 news, Microsoft introduces a new Yammer app for Teams, SharePoint users gain access to thousands of high-resolution stock photos, Outlook for Android implements support for third-party meeting providers, and more.

New Features

    • Yammer app for Teams
      • What’s happening: Microsoft Teams will soon include an interactive Yammer experience via a new app.
    • Outlook for Android support for third-party online meeting providers
      • What’s happening: Outlook for Android will soon support add-ins for third-party meeting providers. Outlook for iOS support is anticipated at a later date.
      • Rollout start: Late April 2020
    • Better readability for OneDrive, SharePoint file links in Outlook for Windows
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced it’s enhancing the readability of OneDrive and SharePoint file links shared via Outlook for Windows. Additionally, link senders will receive an alert if recipients don’t have permission to access the files.
    • SharePoint stock photo access
      • What’s happening: End users will soon have access to thousands of high-resolution stock photos via the stock images tab in the file picker in SharePoint.
    • New features for Power Platform Data Loss Prevention
        • What’s happening: As of April 22, 2020, the Power Apps and Power Automate Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies now support various new features, including these:
          • Configuring DLP policies via Power Platform admin center
          • Blocking connectors through DLP policies
          • Classifying HTTP connectors using DLP UX via Power Platform admin center
          • And more

       

    • New/updated Microsoft 365 admin center usage reports
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced the release of a new report for Microsoft 365 Apps usage. The supplier is also adding new data points to some usage reports and implementing a card on the usage reports homepage in the Microsoft 365 admin center focused on app usage related to remote work.

Announcements

    • TLS 1.0 and 1.1. retirement postponed for Worldwide and GCC environments
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced the planned retirement of TLS 1.0 and 1.1, starting June 1, 2020. To ensure the best possible customer experience during these difficult times, that retirement has been postponed. The supplier will inform customers when more details are available about the new date.
    • Secure by Default Rollout Stopped
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced the implementation of a phase of Secure by Default impacting domains that fail authentication but are implicitly allowed by your anti-spam policy. Based on client feedback and tested, the supplier has decided to halt the rollout at this time.
    • SharePoint Designer retirement
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has identified an issue with the SharePoint Designer feature concerning the ability to create and edit custom forms in SharePoint Online. Because there’s no known solution for the problem, the supplier will disable the feature. If you’ve previously leveraged SharePoint Designer to make custom forms, you can now use PowerApps instead.
      • Retirement time: 3:00 a.m. UTC on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

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