Office 365 – New features and updates in week 29 2016

No updates all week until today. Suddenly we got 3 Office 365 updates and some exciting ones.

22 July 2016

Updated Feature: Modern SharePoint Lists


Micorosft are making some changes to lists in SharePoint. Modern lists offer many UI enhancements such as inline creation of custom views and columns; improved mobile support; PowerApps and Flow integration; and the information panel. Microosft have replaced the Ribbon with a clean, responsive command bar. They’re going to start rolling out modern lists for First Release Users in early August, with First Release Tenants and Production rings following.

The modern list will be the default experience for all lists except as noted below. Some customizations are not yet supported in the modern experience, and if we detect such a customization we will automatically redirect users to the classic experience.

Administrators may choose to disable the modern lists experience on a per list, per site, or tenant wide basis, using the same control previously offered for modern document libraries. If modern experiences are enabled, any SharePoint user will be able to preview the modern lists experience, regardless of First Release or Production rollout schedule, starting next week.

Please watch the Message Center for specifics when preview becomes available. Please click Additional Information to learn more.


22 July 2016


Power BI Planned Maintenance

We have maintenance planned for the Power BI service:

Start Time (UTC): July 28th 5:00 PM
End Time (UTC): July 29th 5:00 AM
As part of this planned maintenance, Customers will experience a brief service interruption for ~5mins in some components of the service.

During this planned maintenance window, the following workarounds can be used:
Users can retry the operation if they encounter any failure.


22 July 2016

Updated feature: Message Center Filtering

Message center now automatically filters out messages about services that aren’t part of your organization’s subscription. In addition, admins can set their own filters, which lets them decide which messages they need to see. For example, if you’re not the SharePoint admin for your organization, you can turn off SharePoint messages.
To update your message filters, click the “Edit Message center preferences” link at the top of the Message center page. When you turn on a filter, you’ll see all active messages for that service.

These new features are part of the new Message center, so you won’t see them if you’re still using the old Office 365 Admin center.

MCPreferencesWith Message center preferences, Microsoft hope to make it easier for you to prepare for Office 365 changes that affect you. Please share your thoughts and feedback about this new feature by clicking Like or Dislike below and leaving us your comments.
If you don’t do anything, Microsoft will automatically adjust your message filters so you see only the messages about services that are part of your Office 365 subscription.

To set your Message center preferences right now, click the Additional Information link at the bottom of this message.



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