16 May 2016
Temporarily rolling back feature: New Alert email design for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint
We are temporarily rolling back updates we made to alert emails, for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. We’ll be implementing improvements to alert emails in the near future, based on the great feedback we received.
The previous alert emails will continue to be sent.
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We’ll be sending another communication when we roll out the new design. Please click Additional Information to learn more about this feature.
16 May 2016
Updated feature: Office 365 Deferred Channel for Office 2016
The June release of the Office 365 Deferred Channel for Office 2016 is now available.
The Admin Center gives you the ability to choose which update channel is available for new installations from the user’s Home Page and Software Download Page.
Your users will see Office update options on the Home and Software Downloads page, with this release.
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. The Deferred Channel updates for Office 2016 will automatically be available to users configured for Deferred Channel updates.
Do the following to confirm the correct update channel for licensed users:
1. Sign into the Admin Center at https://portal.office.com/Admin/Default.aspx.
2. Click on “Settings”, then “Services and add-ins”.
3. Click “Software download settings” to adjust the version and channel default settings and options.
Please click Additional Information to learn more about the Deferred Channel updates for Office 365 ProPlus.
15 May 2016
New feature: Skype for Business Consumption Billing
In early June, Consumption Billing was launched for Skype for Business PSTN calling and conferencing customers.
PSTN Consumption Billing enables customers to extend their PSTN Calling & Conferencing experience beyond what is included in these offers. Specifically, customers with Consumption Billing enabled can exceed their monthly allotment of PSTN calling and conferencing minutes, and can take advantage of additional features such as dialing-out from a Skype for Business meeting, and, in the future, enabling toll-free dial-in to a Skype for Business meeting.
Customers who currently use Skype for Business PSTN calling or conferencing should click Additional Information to learn more about the Consumption Billing capability, and should then determine whether to add this capability for their users.
14 May 2016
Updated Feature: Announcing a new version of the Office 365 admin app
Microsoft are introducing a design update for the Office 365 admin app that will make it easier and more efficient for you to manage your service using the app.
With the new update, they are further improving and modernizing the design and UX of the app. Enhancements include:
- feature grouping
- quick links
- an aligned design across the admin app and the new Office 365 admin center.
The new version is available now for Windows Phone and Android, and will come to iOS in 1–2 weeks. If you don’t have automatic updates turned on, please go to your app store to download the updated version.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
13 May 2016
Planner Preview expiration
If you signed up for the Office 365 Planner Preview using a promotional code, you may receive an email announcing that your preview will expire and Planner will be disabled and deleted. This won’t happen if you’re enrolled in an Office 365 SKU that includes Planner. If Planner is part of your Office 365 subscription, your tenant and user data will not be affected.
You can ignore the expiration email for Planner Preview if you’re using Office 365 Enterprise (E1, E3, E4, and E5), Office 365 Education (E1, E3, E4, and E5), Office 365 Business Essentials, or Office 365 Business Premium.
If you don’t have an Office 365 SKU that includes Planner, you can sign up for one before your expiration date, and your data will be unaffected. If you don’t want Planner but you do want to keep your data, you can use the Planner APIs to get your data.
If you’re subscribed to an Office 365 SKU that includes Planner, you don’t need to do anything. If not, and if you want to keep your Planner data, you need to take action.
Click Additional Information to learn more.