Microsoft 365 Updates

Microsoft Teams Connected Channels

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Through Microsoft Teams, you can securely collaborate with external stakeholders. And with Teams Connect Microsoft is making it easier to collaborate with those inside and outside your organization. With shared channels, multiple organizations can work together in a shared space. Have conversations, schedule a meeting, share, and co-author files, and collaborate on apps, without ever switching tenants.

New Jira App For Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft has introduced a new Jira app for Microsoft Teams. The app allows you to create and comment on existing issues without having to open a new browser tab or application for Jira. It also supports customizable Jira notifications through Teams, searching through Jira from a Teams chat, and improved link cards that are actionable.

Pin SharePoint Shared Libraries To OneDrive

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Microsoft are adding the capability to pin shared document libraries to the Quick Access section in OneDrive (web) to easily find and access the places where you regularly work. They are also surfacing a list of your recently used shared libraries on the More Places page within OneDrive to help you find the places that you’ve recently opened files from. 

People-Centric Search

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Microsoft is updating their search engine to feature People-centric features. According to Microsoft “this update will allow people in your organization to find content through people and understand people through their content.”

Microsoft Teams For Android Gets Text Predictions

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Microsoft is actively developing useful new features for Microsoft Teams to make it a better platform for virtual collaboration. According to Microsoft 365 roadmap page, the company is currently working on as many as 121 new features for Teams, all of them are expected to be rolled out to the users by the end of this year. While not all upcoming features will be useful for everyone, the addition of the text predictions feature in Teams is something pretty much everybody will appreciate.

Account Switching for Microsoft 365 Web Apps

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If you work for multiple organizations that use Microsoft 365, and you also use the service for personal reasons, you might understand the pain of having different accounts. This is because Microsoft only lets you use one account on Microsoft 365 on the web apps at a time. Yet that is soon changing as Microsoft is now finally working on account switching for Microsoft 365 web apps.