Office 365 – New features and updates in week 20 2016

3 updates in week 20.

20 May 2016

Updated feature: Simple sharing links now visible in Office 2013 and 2016

Microsoft are updating SharePoint and OneDrive, so simple sharing links will be visible within Office 2013 and Office 2016. This feature will begin rolling out May 23rd.
Currently, Office 2013 and Office 2016 do not display a simple sharing link (a link that anyone inside your organization can access) when organizations have anonymous links disabled in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

With this change, Office clients will display simple sharing links if they have this setting enabled. This will be true, even if they have anonymous (guest) links disabled.

For the most part, you will not need to take any action for this change.

If you have disabled anonymous (guest) links, you may want to review the impact of this change, with your company security policies. Update your external sharing settings for your SharePoint Online environment, as appropriate. Please click the link below for more information.


17 May 2016

Microsoft are making some changes to the OData fields in Project Online.

Starting today, Microsoft will be removing the HTML tags from Project Online custom fields for reporting to make it more readable in reports.

Project Online customers who use OData reporting and also rely on the presence of the HTML tags in the OData information, will notice in their reports that these tags are absent.

Most organizations will not be required to do anything to prepare for this change. If your organization relies on the presence of HTML tags in the OData fields, you will need change your reports.


16 May 2016

Updated Feature: Resource engagement will be enabled by default

Starting on October 3, 2016, Microsoft will begin enabling the new Project Web App (PWA) resource engagement feature for all remaining sites that have not yet been turned it on.

If you haven’t already enabled the feature for your sites before October 3, the feature will automatically be enabled.


Microsoft recommend that you begin enabling resource engagement for all of your main sites. You do not have to do anything, as Microsoft will automatically enable this for you in October. Please click the link below to learn more.


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