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Monday, 09 December 2019 19:36

What's New November 2019 for Office 365?

 

 

 

 

What’s New November 2019 for Office 365?

 

Sheet View in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel received a GA update which has been called Sheet View. When multiple people are working on a single database everyone is aware that someone made a change. Sometimes you might want to make an edit to make some additional changes for yourself, but you don’t want to disrupt what the other members are working on. You can filter and edit the data in the excel spreadsheet and then select if you want these changes viewable to yourself or to everyone else. If you select the option to make it just for me, you can save these results as a separate view that you can edit later.

Dark Mode for OneNote 2016

Dark mode is available on OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote for iPhone and OneNote for Mac it’s now available on OneNote 2016. If dark mode is already been setup with one of your office apps then OneNote will inherit the mode as well. This dark mode feature is available to all Office 365 subscribers.

November Update for Windows 10

The November updates for Windows 10 have been released. The 1909 version of Windows 10 offers new features such as the Windows Search Experience Explorer. If you wish to install this update search for the Windows Update Setting to download the update.

Microsoft Security

Microsoft has created 2 new security offering for its higher GCC clients.

Microsoft App Cloud Security: This service is all about offering the highest security for any Apps in the cloud. It provides insights as to who has access to the app and the data that is stored inside them.

Azure Threat Protection: This threat protection can strengthen the business against any possible threats. 90% of breaches are normally due to a previous identity compromise. With Azure Threat, Protection businesses can continue to enhance their security to protect their businesses. These services are available in the GCC high environment so then can contact their partner or a Microsoft representative access to these solutions.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms now offers a new question type where users can add files in their survey responses. Users will no longer have to follow up with the respondents that submit a survey. When a file is added to a survey it is saved in a OneDrive folder and which can later be tracked and analyzed.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Configuration Manager and Intune have been turned into a single product called Microsoft Endpoint Manager. The licensing for Microsoft End Point Manager has been combined to make Intune User Licenses available to Configuration Manager customers that are co-managing Windows 10 devices. This collaboration allows for Configuration Manager to connect to the cloud and allows users to start using Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Any workflows that are on either Android or Apple devices would require additional InTune device.

Sticky Notes

Microsoft has just released a Sticky Note integration for Microsoft Outlook on the web. Sticky Notes can be created or viewed from within Outlook on the web. This makes it easier than ever to quickly add in any of your new ideas or random thoughts all in one place.

 

Microsoft Productivity Score

Microsoft Productivity Score will help owners determine how they can work to create a better organization. Using the Microsoft Productivity score will give owners the tools needed to optimize their businesses with real data. Providing an insider look of where it currently stands in terms of productivity. After collecting data about the company this information can be used to answer multiple questions. How is your company communicating internally? What technologies are set in place to create a more productive environment? How can we make the current processes better? All these questions can be answered with the Microsoft Productivity Score. After analyzing the company, it will provide some tips on how to answer these questions and optimize the company.


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The admin user in Offer 365 can add, delete and even manage users using the Microsoft 365 admin center. To start creating users with the Office 365 Admin Portal it’s important that each employee has their own Office 365 license. After all the licenses have been purchased the admin users can start adding users one at a time. After completing all the steps below the user will have an Office 365 license, sign in credentials and an Office 365 mailbox.

Creating users in Office 365 is a straight-forward and easy process.  

1.       Within the Microsoft 365 admin center  

          a.       Look for the "Active users" tile     



          b.       Click on "+ Add a user"             
          
                  i.            The following side window will open asking for information about the new user is created                     



2.       Fill in the appropriate information and be sure to enter the product licenses before clicking the "Add" button.  

             ii. A user can be created without a license by clicking the last choice under Product licenses.  

As you can see adding a user into Office 365 is a very quick and easy procedure. Additional features for the admin user in Office 365 include but are not limited to: creating groups, managing resources and reviewing reports. Want to learn more about Office 365 and its benefits? Click the link below for more information.   


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As a current customer of Skype for Business, Microsoft is inviting you to make the switch to Microsoft Teams. The upgrading phase might take some time, but Microsoft is here to help and provide the right level of support and guidance every step of the way. There is never a one-size-fits-all-solution so Microsoft has created two pathways that customers can take. Continue reading to learn more about both pathways and which one would be better for your company.



Upgrade Basic:
Is designed for smaller organizations that use Skype for Business for the IM (instant messaging) only or IM + basic meeting functionality. A company who requires a simple deployment can expect a timeframe of 30-45 days for the process to be completed. Microsoft has provided 10 steps for a successful upgrade of moving the entire organization from Skype for Business to Teams.

Step One: Notify your Key Stakeholders
Step Two: Prepare your organization for Teams
Step Three: Know your Skype for Business Users
Step Four: Notify your users that they’ll be upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams
Step Five: Activate the user upgrade notification
Step Six: Remind your users that they’ll be upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams
Step Seven: Upgrade users to Teams
Step Eight: Monitor Teams usage against your baseline
Step Nine: Measure user satisfaction
Step Ten: Maximize your ROI with Teams

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/upgrade-basic



Upgrade Pro:
Is designed for larger corporations that require a more complex deployment such as with hybrid or voice. This route is divided into three different phases and will require a longer duration to complete the upgrade process. It allows the company to run Microsoft Teams alongside Skype for Business until Microsoft Teams is ready for the business. In order to ensure this is successful, Microsoft will also provide resources to prepare both technical and everyday users.

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/upgrade-pro

Pre-Upgrade: The Pre-Upgrade phase will prepare your company for Microsoft Teams. This phase will introduce Teams into your organizations' workflow by using Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams together. Allowing employees to begin learning how to use the Teams application. Employees will have a lot of time to test out Teams at their own pace and slowly start to migrate all their activities, contacts, and calendars. You’ll get to experience the value of Microsoft Teams and help your corporation speed up the process of Teams becoming ready for your company. Read the pre-upgrade checklist below to see if your organization is ready for the upgrade phrase:

Days 1-7: Create your upgrade plan to help ensure your organization is set-up for long term success
Days 8-15: Evaluate your organization’s readiness for Teams
Days 16-60: Run a pilot to confirm that your organization is read and inform your optimal journey to Teams
Day 60 until upgrade: Deploy Teams in coexistence with Skype for Business

Learn more about Microsoft Teams by downloading our whitepaper Microsoft Teams Cheat Sheet: Meet the Hub for Teamwork in Office 365. This whitepaper contains all the benefits of Teams and why you should make the switch. Find out why Microsoft has made Teams the primary focus for its intelligent communication platform.

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The reign of Skype for Business is coming to an end as Microsoft turns its focus on its newest vision for future intelligent communication, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft had made Skype into a very successful communication platform since its purchase back in 2011. The application was characterized as the most reliable and easy to use communication platform and was very successful in both the business and consumer markets.
Skype for Business is going to be replaced by Microsoft Teams as its primary communication hub in the Office 365 suite. Microsoft Teams offers plenty of features that will allow businesses to communicate with one another easily and efficiently. Microsoft is going to grow this platform into something even bigger than Skype for Business.

With the Skype-to-Teams customer experience journey, you can see that by the end of 2018 Teams will offer the same features as Skype for Business. Corporations can begin the transition from Skype for Business over to Microsoft Teams, by using both platforms together. Microsoft recommends for firms to use Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams side-by-side until your company can solely rely on Teams.

Microsoft Teams Roadmap


Current and Updated Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap https://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap

Learn more about Microsoft Teams by downloading our whitepaper Microsoft Teams Cheat Sheet: Meet the Hub for Teamwork in Office 365. This whitepaper contains all the benefits of Teams and why you should make the switch. Find out why Microsoft has made Teams the primary focus for its intelligent communication platform.

Download our Whitepaper on Microsoft Teams Click Here to get started today

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