Office 365 in Windows Store

Now anyone using Windows 10 can download the Office 365 suite of apps via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft initially launched its Office 365 suite in the Microsoft Store (then called the Windows Store) several months ago as a way for Windows 10 S users to get their hands on the desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint,…

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New OneDrive for Business feature: Files Restore

Microsoft’s new Files Restore is a complete self-service recovery solution that allows administrators and end users to restore files from any point in time during the last 30 days. Woo hoo! If a user suspects their files have been compromised, they can investigate file changes in Restore my OneDrive.

For anyone who has fallen victim to some crypto locker attack or has just completely emptied their OneDrive recycle bin, this is restore gold! Below are a few screenshots from the announcement page at Announcing New OneDrive for Business feature: Files Restore.

This puts the end user back in control and will reduce the amount of requests to administrators for simple restores. This update begins rolling out over the next few weeks. Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts on this new feature are.

Free Microsoft Whiteboard Preview

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview app—a freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together for collaboration.

This is a great tool for collaboration and visual planning. The app is free to use for anyone with a Windows 10 device, but one participant with an Office 365 personal, work, or school account is needed for multi-party collaboration.

Get the app here: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9MSPC6MP8FM4

Source: Microsoft Whiteboard Preview—the freeform canvas for creative collaboration – Office Blogs

Column Formatter for SharePoint Online

Applies To: Office 365 Modern listviews support the addition of custom formatting for most field types. This is an awesome feature designed to make custom formatting simpler and less administratively difficult than packaged solutions. Unfortunately, the tooling is still very minimal. Users are given a simple text field within a panel to paste the JSON code and a preview […]

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Share with Anyone | Office 365 Groups

Sharing anonymously with Office 365 groups is disabled by default. And no matter what tenant settings you apply in the SharePoint Admin Center or in the Settings module in the Office 365 Admin Center, you will not be able to share with ‘Anyone’. This is by design and though you may not like it, it’s purpose is to ensure that external guests or even group members can’t just create anonymous sharing links to your data.

The difference between sharing with Anyone and sharing with a Specific Person is that sharing with Anyone or Anonymously does not require authentication. It’s open and public access that anyone with the sharing link can access. You can read more about the specifics on sharing with SharePoint here.

However, for those of you who still want this ability, below are some steps to enable this feature using PowerShell. Follow the steps below to enable sharing with Anyone in your Office 365 group.

  1. Download and install the SharePoint Online Management Shell tool. This will allow you to connect to SharePoint online through PowerShell.
  2. Open and run the SharePoint Online Management Shell and type the following:
    • $userCredential - Get-Credential
      • Please note that you will be prompted for your Office 365 admin credentials, and if you have Multi Factor Authentication enabled, click here for those instructions.
  3. Now that you are connected and authenticated, you will need to run the command below.
    • Connect-SPOService -Url https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com -Credential $userCredential
      • Please note that you must replace the above url with your tenant ID which is embedded in your SharePoint (365 Group) address. It will look like this: https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com.
  4. Now that you are connected to your SharePoint Online tenant, you can now change the property to enable Anonymous sharing with Anyone in your 365 Group. Run the following command against the group site.
      • set-sposite -identity https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com/teams/365group -sharingcapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing

     

  5. Congratulations! That’s it. Refresh your browser and the Anyone sharing should be available now.

You can read more about how to work with SharePoint Online via PowerShell using the links below.

Let me know if this has helped your tenant.

Resume Assistant in Word

Microsoft is leveraging their social media platform LinkedIn by integrating it with Office365. The latest integration involves using Word to create or update your resume and pulling in intelligence from LinkedIn to modify your resume and even apply directly through LinkedIn.

See the video linked below for more info:

You can read more about this feature here: Bringing AI to job seekers with Resume Assistant in Word, powered by LinkedIn

Will you be taking advantage of this new feature? Comment below.

New Office 365 OME not working?

The new Microsoft Office Message Encryption for Office 365 and Exchange Online is a fantastic upgrade that allows external recipients to open encrypted messages using either their Microsoft, Yahoo or Google accounts. You can still use a one time code as well which is very convenient.

However, those of you who have enabled (via PowerShell) the new Office Message Encryption may have encountered an issue where recipients are getting a ‘You don’t have rights to view this message’ error. This is simply because the old Transport Rule you were using still uses the old message encryption method and now needs to use the Rights Management Service.

To fix this simple do the following:

To update an existing mail flow rule to use the new OME capabilities by using the Exchange Admin Center.

  1. In a web browser, using a work or school account that has been granted global administrator permissions, sign in to Office 365.
  2. Choose the Admin tile.
  3. In the Office 365 admin center, choose Admin centers > Exchange.
  4. In the EAC, go to mail flow > rules.
  5. In the list of mail flow rules, select the rule you want to modify to use the new OME capabilities and then choose Edit icon (Edit).
  6. To enable encryption using the new OME capabilities, from Do the following, choose Modify the message security and then choose Apply rights protection. Select an RMS template (YOU MUST CHOOSE DO NOT FORWARD) from the list, choose Save and then choose OK.

    The list of templates includes all default templates and options as well as any custom templates you’ve created for use by Office 365. If the list is empty, ensure that you have set up Office 365 Message Encryption with the new capabilities as described in Set up new Office 365 Message Encryption capabilities built on top of Azure Information Protection. For information about the default templates, see Configuring and managing templates for Azure Information Protection. For information about the Do Not Forward option, see Do Not Forward option for emails.

    You can choose add action if you want to specify another action.

  7. From the Do the following list, remove any actions that are assigned to Modify the message security > Apply Office 365 Message Encryption.
  8. Choose Save.

It is CRITICAL that you select the DO NOT FORWARD template and not any of the other templates as they are designed for internal use only.

More information can be found at the links below:

Please comment below if you are using the new OME in your environment.

New Office 365 app launcher and Office.com help you be more productive on the web

Introducing a redesigned Office.com, Office 365 app launcher, and new Office 365 gallery to bring you more personalized experiences on the web.

Read more: New Office 365 app launcher and Office.com help you be more productive on the web

 

Microsoft Teams is officially replacing Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams will be officially replacing Skype for Business. Microsoft is bolstering Microsoft Teams to better challenge Slack in the battle of the collaborative, chatty workplace apps.

This looks like it’s going to be a good thing.

Source: http://mashable.com/2017/09/25/microsoft-teams-replacing-skype-for-business/#uNmQQg2yNaqj

Microsoft and Adobe announce expanded partnership – Office Blogs

Microsoft and Adobe announced new joint offerings to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes.

“Together, we will develop integrated cloud services with best-in-class solutions like Adobe Sign and Office 365 that help businesses digitally transform while delivering great experiences to their customers.”

The big points here are:

  • Integration between Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Sign will deliver fast, secure electronic signing across Office 365, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, so that signing documents electronically, on any device, can become an everyday experience.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock integration with Microsoft Teams will give Adobe’s creative customers access to a world-class collaboration workspace that speeds up creative feedback, iteration and decision-making. Microsoft Teams integration will expand to Adobe Experience Cloud in the future.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Teams will accelerate electronic agreement creation, approval and signature processes across teams. The Adobe Sign app in Microsoft Teams includes a tab to send documents for signature and a bot that allows team members to manage and track documents.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Flow will allow users to build end-to-end digital workflows by adding Adobe Sign to any Microsoft Flow process. In the coming months, organizations will benefit from Flow integration with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Dynamics and OneDrive.

Source: Microsoft and Adobe announce expanded partnership – Office Blogs