After a brief hiatus here’s all the best bits of the Microsoft 365 update covering all the latest enhancements and updates to Microsoft Office 365.
Make sure you watch the video in full here: https://aka.ms/m365update-youtube
Improvements to Microsoft Teams
Shifts in Teams
Teams is introducing a new app called Shifts, which allows managers to plan, create and adjust their team’s schedules. Team members can also update their availability, review schedules, and request time off. Shifts replaces much of the functionality in Microsoft StaffHub, which is scheduled to be retired in October of 2019.
Custom navigation options
Everyone likes to use the tools within Teams differently. Now with the new customizable navigation experience Teams users on mobile devices, you can edit the navigation menu to prioritise the most important features that suit you. You will also soon be able to share you location information and record audio messages through the Teams app.
Find out more
- Get started in Shifts
- 3 new ways Microsoft Teams empowers Firstline Workers to achieve more
- Empower your Firstline Workers with new capabilities in Microsoft Teams
- Manage the Shifts app for your organization in Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft StaffHub to be retired
Microsoft Stream plus forms integration
Stream is becomming more closely integrated with Forms which will allow you to seemlessly add quizzes, surveys, and polling right into the video. The results from these forms would be available to analyze to help improve the video content.
Stream will also be available to embed within PowerPoint presentations, along with all other video platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo.
The Stream app for iOS is now available along with the android version.
Find out more
- New interactive video features and deeper integrations with PowerPoint
- Microsoft Stream for iOS is now publicly available
New Yammer conversations webpart for SharePoint
New to the long list of readily available webparts in SharePoint is Yammer Conversations. You can include conversations from any Yammer group, topic, user or home feed onto just about any SharePoint page, news article, or site.
Find out more
- New Yammer conversations web part!
- New and updated SharePoint web parts in Office 365
- Use a Yammer web part in SharePoint Online
The SharePoint Migration Tool is now in general availability, which along with the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool, these free tools are key to helping move forward the journey to Microsoft 365.
This free solution migrates content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint Online or OneDrive in Office 365.