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Joel Rollins

Microsoft 365 News Bulletin


Alert! New Microsoft Edge to replace Microsoft Legacy Edge:
Microsoft Legacy Edge is entering end of life on March 9th. The current Legacy version of Edge will no longer receive security updates.
The new Edge will be rolling out as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly update beginning in April and will automatically replace the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.  According to Microsoft, the New Microsoft Edge offers built-in security and their best interoperability with the Microsoft security ecosystem while being more secure then Chrome for business on Windows 10.
 

Meeting hosts will soon be able to disable people’s video within Microsoft Teams meetings
Microsoft is giving meeting hosts more Teams meeting controls.  There are times when a meeting host may want to disable someone's video.  This can be  for a number of reasons, including someone accidentally showing something on video that they aren't supposed to, to a participant being overly destracting. It also could be something as innocent as a webcam falling over and causing a distraction. Whatever the reason, meeting hosts will soon be able to control which video feeds appear within a meeting.


Microsoft will launch two new apps, Bulletins and Milestone apps for Teams

 
Microsoft has announced two new apps for Microsoft Teams that aim to improve productivity, Bulletins and Milestones. The apps are built on the Power Platform, meaning that organizations can easily customize them to fit their needs.
Bulletins allows organizations to share news in one place. Within Bulletins, articles can be organized under categories and include media such as images, videos, and actionable buttons. Publishers of content through Bulletin can keep track of different metrics, including how many people have viewed an article.
The Bulletins app can be pinned to Teams, and people can select categories to customize their view.
 

 
According to Microsoft, the Bulletins app is optimized for mobile devices, meaning that all data can be viewed on mobile devices when people are in the field.
The Milestones app will create a central location for keeping track of the status and updates of work items. You can track items by owners, or status, and updates are tracked in an activity log.
 

 
Organizations can customize the Milestones app by updating fields, adding new fields, or adding changes to process flows.
 
Skype for Business Friendly Reminder
Skype for Business is scheduled to retire on July 31, 2021.  Since Skype for Business Online has been such a critical communications tool for millions of organizations, it’s important to help our customers to plan for the transition to Teams
Here are some helpful links to resources to help our clients plan their transition to Microsoft Teams:
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