Microsoft Office 365 News 05-27-2020: Updates to SharePoint Quick Edit Features, Default Site Theme

microsoft office 365 logo.In Microsoft Office 365 news this week, Microsoft announces updates to Quick Edit features and the default site theme for SharePoint. Additionally, contextual search and third-party single sign-on are coming to Teams, along with other updates.

New Features

    • Microsoft Stream screen recording
      • What’s happening: Microsoft Stream end users now have access to a screen recording feature. This web-based tool functions with the latest version of Chrome or Edge.
    • New OneNote in Teams toggle
      • What’s happening: There’s now an inline edit toggle for OneNote in Teams that makes it easy for end users to switch to edit mode.
    • All-online meeting setup option for Outlook mobile and Outlook on the web
      • What’s happening: Users of Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile leveraging Teams or Skype as their online meeting provider will soon have the option to set up all meetings as online meetings.
      • Rollout start: End of May 2020 for Outlook on the web; June 1, 2020 for Outlook mobile
      • Rollout finish: End of July 2020
    • Teams contextual search
      • What’s happening: By using Ctrl F, end users will soon have the option to search within a particular channel or chat in both the desktop and web Teams clients.
      • Rollout start: Late June 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-July 2020
    • Third-party single sign-on for Teams
      • What’s happening: End users will soon have access to Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On for Teams apps (mobile and desktop).
      • Rollout start: Late May 2020
      • Rollout finish: Late June 2020
    • Teams mobile client Personal Apps visibility
      • What’s happening: Personal Apps pinned to the Teams app toolbar will soon be visible in the mobile version via the App Drawer.
      • Rollout start: Late May 2020
      • Rollout finish: Beginning of June 2020

Updated Features

    • Updates to SharePoint Quick Edit features
      • What’s happening: To allow for faster inline editing in document libraries and lists, Microsoft is updating these Quick Edit features in SharePoint: Save a view and page size (expanding from 30 to 100 items).
      • Rollout start: End of May 2020 for Targeted Release customers; Mid-June 2020 worldwide
      • Rollout finish: Mid-June 2020 for Targeted Release customers; End of June 2020 worldwide
    • Expansion of sharing links that block downloads
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is expanding the kinds of files end users can share while blocking downloads.
      • Rollout start: Late May 2020
      • Rollout finish: Late June 2020
    • SharePoint default site theme updating to teal
      • What’s happening: The default theme for SharePoint communication sites and team sites will soon automatically change from blue to teal. Customized sites and group connected team sites will not undergo this update.
      • Rollout start: Late June 2020 for Targeted Release customers
    • Updated product filters for Microsoft 365 Roadmap
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is updating the product filters on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap to reflect the creation of the Microsoft Enterprise Channel and previously announced updates to product names.
      • Rollout date: End of June 2020

Announcements

    • Expanded Teams membership limit available to all tenants
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced plans to increase the Microsoft Teams team membership limit to 10,000. This feature has now been rolled out to all tenants.
    • OneDrive admin center link retirement
      • What’s happening: On June 22, 2020, Microsoft will retire the OneDrive admin center link for Global and SharePoint admins on the OneDrive web page. The supplier recommends navigating through the Microsoft 365 admin center to reach the OneDrive admin center instead.
    • Outlook for iOS language support retirement
      • What’s happening: At the end of June 2020, Microsoft will retire support for 27 languages in Outlook for iOS. The supplier is making this change for the sake of consistency across Microsoft 365 apps for iOS.
    • General availability for Migration Manager
      • What’s happening: In November 2019, Microsoft launched Migration Manager as a public preview. This tool – which allows users to move on-premise file share content to Microsoft 365 – has now moved to general availability.
    • Delayed rollout for Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced updates to Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to deliver a more accurate gauge of security posture. The rollout timeline has been updated to ensure the best possible customer experience.
      • Rollout start: Mid-June 2020 (previously May 2020) for Targeted Release and preview customers
      • Rollout finish: End of June 2020 (previously May 2020)
    • csTeamsMeetingPolicy update rollout paused
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced the rollout of changes to settings within csTeamsMeetingPolicy. Based on early rings, the supplier has decided to make additional code changes before moving forward with the updates.
    • Upload Center replacement process resumed
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced plans to retire the Upload Center and replace it with the in-app Files Needing Attention experience. The rollout was paused to allow for additional changes to the code. The supplier is now ready to move forward with implementation.

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