Office 365 Digest #1. January 2017
Microsoft Office 365 and Azure are growing so fast, every week we have a new cloud products, services. Familiar to us products get new features. Therefore I decided release a new post category Office 365 Monthly Digest. In this series of posts I'll talk about what Microsoft has rolled out last month and how we can make a profit from it.
First of all about what new Microsoft has rolled out for us.
New Office 365 application designed for deskless workers. Now employees can work together, create and manage schedules, share files and documents. For each team you have created in StuffHub there will be created appropriate Team Site.
Therefore Microsoft StuffHub is a new mobile application integrated with existing Office 365 ecosystem and designed for employees working in service-related industries.
Additional information: Microsoft StaffHub is here!
Start to use: https://staffhub.ms
SharePoint Online team sites integration with Office 365 Groups
Now when you create a new group it gets modern full-functionality team site. All existing Office 365 groups will be updated with their own team site.
Additional information: UPDATE: SharePoint Online team sites + Office 365 Groups moving beyond First Release
Microsoft Teams admin experience
Administrators can use Admin Center to enable and configure Microsoft Teams:
Teams bot sometimes may be helpful:
Additional information: Administrator settings for Microsoft Teams
Conditional Access Policy by Network Location for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
SharePoint administrator can apply condition access policy to prevent access from untrusted networks. This policy applies to all SharePoint services in the Office 365 tenant, including OneDrive for Business.
Additional information: Introducing Conditional Access by Network Location for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
File Copy for SharePoint Modern Document Libraries
Now users can copy files or folder not only within document library where are located but also copy files to another sites or OneDrive for Business:
Additional information: Updating File Management for SharePoint Modern Document Libraries
Download multiple items in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
You can download document and folders from SharePoint Library or OneDrive for Business with just a single click. This feature available in SharePoint Online only if new experience is turned on.
Additional information: Download files and folders from OneDrive or SharePoint
Simplified sharing from OneDrive for Business from the web
A new simple OneDrive for Business feature. Now you can get a link to share and grant access to any document or entire folder from OneDrive. Optionally you can specify the expiry:
Additional information: A simpler sharing experience in OneDrive for Business
Sometimes it happens. There are two things that has been deprecated and no longer be available in Office 365.
Office 2013 version of Office 365 ProPlus
Office, Visio and Project 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) client application are not longer available. Microsoft will not provide support and release new features of these products. Download and install new Office 2016.
Additional information: Support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 ProPlus ends February 28, 2017
Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online
Beginning March 2017, new SharePoint Online organizations will no longer have access to the Site Mailbox feature, existing SharePoint Online organizations will no longer be able to create new Site Mailboxes; however, any Site Mailboxes provisioned prior to March 2017 will continue to function.