Important News & Announcements Roundup-February

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  1. Microsoft 365 prepares for upcoming GDPR changes

Microsoft 365 enterprise customers are likely to be helped by Microsoft to utilize Azure to identify and protect pertinent company data to support GDPR compliance. Read more on the official link:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-365-prepares-for-upcoming-gdpr-changes

  1. Microsoft Planner gets new Schedule view, Group and Filter options and Due date notifications

Microsoft has announced an update for Planner, it is a task management app for Office 365. The Trello competitor is getting three new features. Read more on the official link to know the features:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-planner-gets-new-schedule-view-group-and-filter-options-and-due-date-notifications

  1. Power BI Usage Metrics Solution Template

It is the newest solution template available on AppSource. It contains detailed information about the items your tenants are using, the gateway names and types currently deployed, and the data refresh schedules currently setup for the reports and datasets. Read more on the official link:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-power-bi-usage-metrics-solution-template/

  1. Microsoft reveals the workings of OneDrive Files Restore feature

Microsoft has finally revealed the workings of Restore feature, showing a way to recover files accidentally deleted or compromised by malware infection. Read more on the official link:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-reveals-the-workings-of-onedrive-files-restore-feature

  1. Power BI Workspace Collections to get retired

To continue support of embedded analytics in your app, you need to migrate to Power BI Embedded by June 30, 2018 as Power BI Workspace Collections is being retired. Read more on the official link:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/pbiwsc-retirement/

 

  1. Announcement of the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Solution Template

Project managers will now get the required insights they need to manage their portfolios by VSTS Solution Template. It is an end-to-end data-management and business-intelligence solution. Read more on the official link:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-visual-studio-team-services-vsts-solution-template/

  1. Office 365 is now officially available in the Windows 10 Microsoft Store

A great news for those who own Windows 10 S devices. Microsoft has officially released Office 365 to the Windows 10 Microsoft Store (via Neowin). Read more on the official link:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/office-365-now-officially-available-in-the-windows-10-microsoft-store

  1. Google Drive Got Better with Microsoft Office Files

No need to convert your Office files into Drive files. Google Drive’s latest update improves interoperability between Microsoft Office and G Suite products. Read more on the official link:

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/151838/google-drive-now-works-better-microsoft-office-files

  1. Real-time co-authoring and drag and drop support are coming to Microsoft’s Office iOS apps

Microsoft has announced a major update for its Office iOS apps. Real-time co-authoring is now coming to Word, Excel and Powerpoint on iOS soon. Read more on the official link:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/real-time-co-authoring-and-drag-and-drop-support-are-coming-to-microsofts-office-ios-apps

  1. LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Feature Now Available to All Office 365 Subscribers

Resume Assistant Feature is now rolling out to all Office 365 subscribers. It uses data from LinkedIn to analyse and provide suggestions for improvements in your resume. Read more on the official link:

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/151824/linkedins-resume-assistant-feature-now-available-office-365-subscribers

  1. Analytics Platform System: Hardware refresh available for HPE appliances from May 2018

The Master Reference Architecture for Analytics Platform System will be updated with the latest generation of hardware and will be available for order from May 2018. Read more on the official link:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/analytics-platform-system-hardware-refresh-available-for-hpe-appliances-from-may-2018/

 

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