Office 365 – New features and updates in week 15 2016

After a week with a potential impactful update. This week there is there is less trouble, but there are many updates.

16 April 2016

New feature: Safety Tips in Outlook and Outlook on the web

Exchange Online Protection (EOP) already protects your organization with industry-leading spam and malware prevention. However, these attacks are so well crafted that they look legitimate. Sometimes putting messages into the Junk Email folder isn’t enough. Over the coming weeks, Microsoft will provide additional information when users check their email in Outlook on the web, and in Outlook.
Moving forward, as an example, a red Safety Tip in an email will mean that the message received contains something suspicious. We recommend deleting these types of email messages without opening them. We’ll continue to add more features to Safety Tips to ensure users have the best, most protected experience.

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You don’t need to do anything. If you received a similar notification from us before, this update is that we’re also making Safety Tips available for your email in Outlook, not just Outlook on the web.

16 April 2016

New Feature: Yammer user profile update from Azure Active Directory

Yammer user profile update from Azure Active Directory (AAD) is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature starting today.

User profile properties can be updated centrally in Azure Active Directory, and the changes will be automatically applied to Yammer. This includes properties such as first name, last name, title and department.
If you are using the legacy Yammer Directory Sync tool for this purpose, you can stop using it. Instead, use the Azure AD Connect tool to synchronize user profile properties from your on-premises environment. The legacy Yammer Directory Sync tool will stop working on Dec 1st, 2016.

16 April 2016

Deprecation of Yammer Leaderboard App

Yammer Leaderboard app will be deprecated on April 30, 2016.

Last month, it was announced that the new Activity Reporting Dashboard in the Office 365 Admin Center is in preview. In a follow up to this post, Microsoft has now shared the news that Yammer reports will be added to the dashboard starting in this month. The majority of the data that was captured in the Leaderboard app will be available in the new reporting tools.2554deff-b840-4aa5-b2b2-83683996fedc
Please click Additional Information to learn more about the new activity reports in Office 365.

12 April 2016

Introducing a new home page experience for Office 365 users

Microsoft are updating the default Office 365 portal experience for users to make it more intuitive and consistent across devices. The new home page simplifies access to your services and recent documents, while making it easier to install applications with 1-click.

The new Office 365 home page experience is available today for logged in users who navigate to https:/ / Over the next few months we will be redirecting users who try to connect from the old experience at Users who are not logged in, will have a different experience than those who are.

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change.

12 April 2016

Updated Feature: What’s new in Office 365 admin center

In April, new Office 365 admin center has been improved to make it faster, easier and more efficient for you to manage the service.

The latest updates include improved search, additional user list management functionality and enhancements for the mobile admin app.New-in-Office-365-administration-April-update-1

Log into the new admin center and try the new functionality. Provide feedback using the feedback button in the admin center. Please click the link below.

New Feature: Enhanced Automatic Replies (Out of office) capabilities

Enhanced Automatic Replies from Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature over the coming weeks as we roll it out.

When users set an automatic reply (Out of office) message with an end date in Outlook on the web, Outlook can now automatically decline meetings for that period of time as well as decline any future invites that the user receives for a date in which they are away.

You don’t need to do anything. Please click on the link below to learn more.

12 April 2016

New usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, and Skype now available

New usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, and Yammer have started to roll out to the Office 365 admin center.

The new reports will provide you with valuable insights about how users in your organization are adopting and using the different products. With the new reports added today, the reporting portal now provides you with a complete picture across all main Office 365 services.

Please try the new reports and provide feedback using the feedback button on the site.


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