Microsoft 365 Updates-June 29

Me Menu

Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar.

The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu into a new menu in the title bar:

• Zoom Controls
• Keyboard Shortcuts
• About
• Check for updates

Chat Bubbles

Chat has become a lively space for conversation and idea-sharing and offers an option for people to participate in the discussion without having to jump in verbally. But it can be challenging to pay attention to video feeds, presentations, and chats all at the same time. Chat bubbles allows meeting participants to follow the chat on the main screen of a meeting. Watch for this to be rolled out in mid-July.

Teams meeting invite recipients limit from Outlook

There have been changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (WIn32 client only at this time). This limit will apply to meetings created with more than 750 recipients in the invite. This limit does not apply to the content of Distribution Lists and therefore users are encouraged to use Distribution Lists when inviting a large number of attendees to a Teams meeting. Expect to see this change towards the end of August.

(Updated) New file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below and thanks you for your patience. They are updating the file sharing and access control experience in Microsoft Teams to make it similar to the experience with other Microsoft 365 apps. This had been announced last fall but the rollout was delayed to ensure the best customer experience.

With this update, when users share a file from within Teams (desktop/web), they will have the option to create sharing links that provide access to:
• anyone
• people with existing access
• people within your organization
• specific people, including those in a 1:1 chat, group chat, or channels

If you’d like more information on this, please click here.

Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge recommendation

This new release will enable some Windows 10 users, who are using Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows, to see a clickable recommendation to visit the browser extension page for Outlook in Edge where they can choose to install the extension. This notification will be displayed in any Windows browser (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and in Outlook for Windows. Note: If you do not want your users to see the recommendations for the new Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge, you can opt-out of these for your

Clicking on the mentioned recommendation will take the user to the Microsoft Outlook extension page in the Edge extension store.
• The recommendation will show up as a dismissible header banner, for Outlook on the web and Outlook for Windows, and will show at most three per user in each app.
• Future promotions for the extension could be displayed in other locations.

(Updated) OneDrive admin center settings are coming to the SharePoint admin center

The OneDrive and SharePoint admin centers are converging into one, providing a holistic control as the admin experience becomes more streamline. Phase one of this rollout happened between February and May and you will see phase 2 rolling out from mid-June to the end of July.

In Phase 1, Microsoft added OneDrive Sync, Storage, and Notifications settings to the Settings page in the SharePoint admin center. You can identify them by the OneDrive icon and name. In this phase, there are no changes in the OneDrive admin center.

In Phase 2, a link will be added from the OneDrive admin center to the converged SharePoint admin center. In addition, a banner will be added in the OneDrive admin center announcing the new access point.

You will have access to OneDrive settings in both locations until late spring. Microsoft will communicate with you again before this retirement timeline is finalized.

Additional Updates

Lower All Raised Hands – Meeting organizers and presenters can lower all raised hands during a Teams Meeting.

Teams Attendance Reporting – A reporting dashboard will appear as a tab in the meeting detail will provide attendance information for Teams regular meetings.

PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availability – Modern comments help improve the collaborative experience with features such as resolving comments, anchoring comments to objects and text, improved @mentions, and more.

Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms will enhance the user experience for manual participant assignments. Participant assignment is now moved from the Breakout Rooms’ right panel to a separate window that pops up when selecting Assign Participants. The enhanced interface allows you to sort by participants or rooms. You can also select multiple participants and assign them to rooms by using the checkboxes next to the participants’ names. This helps you quickly find your participant or room and speeds up the assignment process.

Teams Meeting Auto Recording will allow meetings to start recording automatically when they are set to auto-record in meeting options. This will benefit users who forget to hit the record button for crucial meetings. This option can be enabled for a single meeting occurrence or for a series.

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