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Microsoft Office 365 Updates for April 2017

One of the benefits of Office 365 is the continual updates that they are providing in functionality, be it user experience or administration tools. See the video with Jim Naroski, which covers the following areas: 

Client Update Cadence

  • Updates are often mentioned that are in first release only
  • Consumer plans need to be on the Insider Program to get updates immediately
  • Business and Enterprise users need to meet a number of conditions
    • Organisations tenant need to be on current release channel
    • Need to be on First Release

Yammer Integration

  • Integration with Office 365 Groups
  • Creating a new Yammer Group will create an Office 365 Group
  • Requires only 1 Yammer network for your organization

Visio Online

  • New Add-ins on mobile apps
    • 12 Million Users of Visio Worldwide
    • Use in your browser
    • Comments
    • New Visio Javascript APIs

Microsoft Teams

  • Rolling out to users worldwide

Profile Experience

  • Admin Setup is now in three pages
    • Extended profile card experience
    • Improves collaboration
    • Look up documents related to the card you are looking up
    • Organization chart

Excel Get and Transform

  • New horizontal list expansion
  • Enhanced SQL Server connector – support for SQL Failover option

Service Health Dashboard now available to all customers

  • Splits into incidents and advisories
  • Provide feedback on usefulness of information

Find out more about Office 365

If you would like to sign up to a free trial of Office 365, please click on the following link:

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Tanya Denton

Tanya is an expert in Office 365, SharePoint Online and associated products such as Power BI. As an expert in CSP (Cloud Solutions Provider), she is knowledgeable about licencing and the state of the market as well as product functionality.

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