Microsoft 365 & SharePoint Community (PnP) – August 2020 update

Microsoft 365 & SharePoint Community (PnP) – August 2020 update

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Microsoft 365 & SharePoint Ecosystem (PnP) August 2020 update is out with a summary of the latest guidance, samples, and solutions from Microsoft or from the community for the community. This article is a summary of all the different areas and topics around the community work we do around Microsoft 365 and SharePoint ecosystem during the past month. Thank you for being part of this success. Sharing is caring!

 

 

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Boost security of your remote workers with confidence using Security Policy Advisor

Boost security of your remote workers with confidence using Security Policy Advisor

When it comes to securing the Microsoft 365 Apps using policies, IT Pros often face a challenge: You want to tighten security as much as possible to keep the bad guys out, but at the same time you do not want to impact your user’s productivity. And you would like to be able to evaluate the potential impact of a security config change before fully enforcing it. Sounds familiar? Then this blog post is for you!

This post will show you how to leverage the Security Policy Advisor (SPA) to identify slack in your security configuration, make changes to your policy settings and validate the new config first before enforcing them, reducing the risk to impact user productivity. The data-driven service allows you to make decisions based on facts like actual feature usage or if your users are already under attack by e.g. malicious Office documents being sent to them, rather than just guessing what the impact of a change might be.

 

Overview

With more people working from home, traditional security layers like working on a trusted network or trusted device are going away. It becomes more important to meet the user where they are and providing a secure setup without affecting their productivity. The Security Policy Advisor (SPA) is a service hosted in your tenant, so you can put it to work within minutes. No need for any on-prem infrastructure.

 

SPA uses the Office cloud policy service (OCPS) to enforce security policies in the Office applications. Such policies are bound to the AzureAD user identity, independent from the actual device used or how this device is managed (if at all). When a user signs into an Office application using their work credentials, SPA and OCPS will ensure that the policies are applied, at home or at work, on corporate and personal devices.

SPA currently supports several security policies, but in the following article we will focus on one policy which can drastically reduce your exposure to attacks targeting Office: VBA Macro Notification Settings. If you are an Office Desktop Admin, it is likely that you have had to deal with this dilemma: Restrict macro execution to protect your users and enterprise from malware attacks like this one or leave it enabled so you don’t risk impacting users productivity? Sounds familiar? OK, let’s look at an example on how you could tackle this challenge.

 

Step 1 – Review requirements and create policy configurations

There are only two requirements for using Security Policy Advisor:

  • Devices must run at least version 1908 of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.
  • Apps must be allowed to send required service data for Office.

Use the Office cloud policy service (OCPS) to create a policy configuration. You are not required to configure any policies in this configuration to receive recommendations. Have a look at our OCPS walkthrough guide for further guidance on using OCPS.

 

Step 2 – Enable Security Policy Advisor

Next step is to enable SPA. Navigate to config.office.com, sign in with Global Administrator, Security Administrator, or Office Apps Admin permissions and click on Security. Toggle the switch to On.

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That’s it. If you have policy configurations created in OCPS, SPA will now start generating recommendations for those. This happens quickly, typically within minutes. You can also create a policy configuration from Security Policy Advisor using the Create a policy configuration button.

 

Step 3 – Review recommendations and tighten up security

Once Security Policy Advisor has finished analyzing data, it will inform you of new recommendations. You can click through the policies and see a full list of settings to consider:
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For each policy you can review more details by clicking on it. It will give you more information on how many users have actually used the feature and for specific settings (macros) also data on any attacks through this vector targeted at users in the group. Here’s an example of how the data might look like for the VBA Macro Notification Settings policy recommendation.

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So in this case, you can see that no user has actually opened Excel documents with macros (Total users), but all users have been targeted by malicious macros. So there is a big opportunity to boost security without impacting the user’s productivity. SPA provides you the information you need to justify this change and take it through a change management process.

 

That’s one of two features which give you confidence when using SPA: You will get historical data based on the actual usage of the Office apps as well as any attacks detected by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). No more guessing if a certain user group is actually using a feature and is at risk by not restricting it. You get actionable data and should act on it.

 

Perhaps you still have reservation acting on these recommendations and data. This is where the second feature comes in handy: You can set a policy, but allow the user to override it. The above example strongly suggests to disable VBA notifications as users are not using this feature and are under attack. But we might want to flight this new setting to users first and monitor impact.

 

So in this example you would review the data for each of the VBA Notifications settings (there is one per application), accept the recommendation to disable VBA macros, but set Override to Enabled.

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After clicking Apply, the new policy is set and will disable VBA macros for all targeted users. In case a user opens a document with macros embedded, a notification is shown that the VBA macro was disabled. In addition, the user is given an option to override this policy and still enable macros. When they do, this information is captured and surfaced back to you in the admin portal.

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This approach combines the power of having insights into historical data, but also safely try out a more restrictive security configuration.

 

Step 4 – Monitor productivity impact and adjust configuration

After a given time, e.g. two weeks, you can review how often users have actually used the option to override the setting. Log into the SPA UI, select the policy and switch to the Applied policies tab. Clicking on the individual setting will bring up the policy details and you can review how many users have overridden the setting.

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In the above example, you could go forward with confidence and disable the override to boost overall app security. You first must roll back the policy, select the policy from the recommendations tab again and re-deploy with user override disabled.

 

In case users opted to override the setting, you might want to move these users to another Azure AD security group and targeted them with a less strict security configuration using OCPS.

 

Step 5 – Iterate

A common statement in IT security is “Security is not a one-time activity, it is a process” and this is also true when it comes to securing Office applications. After deploying the VBA notification setting, you should start looking at the other available policies like:

  • Block macros in Office files from the internet
  • Disable All ActiveX
  • Check ActiveX objects
  • Blocking legacy file formats

We recommend that you first check if there are any recorded attack attempts for the Block macros in Office files from the internet settings. If yes, you might want to focus on these first to quickly reduce your attack surface. Then work your way through the list over time. This will boost your security stance step-by-step by removing any slack. Revisit the dashboard on a regular base to monitor impact and adjust policies where needed.

 

By default, we will show recommendations with a low productivity impact first. You can switch the Show all recommendations toggle to get a full view:

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It is key to find the right balance between being restrictive and still allowing people to do their job. If security is too restrictive, users often start to work around these limitations and this might be a greater impact to your security posture then having a configuration which is not cranked up to the maximum.

 

About the Authors

For this blog post the Microsoft 365 Apps Ranger Team at Microsoft partnered with the engineering team behind Security Policy Advisor. Feel free to share your questions in the comment section. For feedback on SPA, please use the feedback functionality in the config.office.com portal, it will get routed directly to the SPA team.

 

FAQ

Q: SPA is not generating any recommendations, what could be wrong?
A: Double check if required diagnostic data is enabled in your environment and devices can upload the data to the required endpoints.

 

Q: Required diagnostic data is enabled, still nothing. What else could be the cause be?
A: SPA needs a certain share of users to report data back to generate recommendations per group. Double-check if most users in a targeted group are active Microsoft 365 Apps users and have diagnostic data enabled.

Working with Microsoft Lists Webinar & AMA, August 5th

Working with Microsoft Lists Webinar & AMA, August 5th

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Get started with Microsoft Lists with Microsoft Lists engineers – lots to learn and lots of demos. If you have any questions or feedback for the team, please join us right after the webinar for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) event within the Microsoft Tech Community. Train your brain and the tech will follow.

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR | ‘Working with Microsoft Lists’

 

Learn how to get started with Microsoft Lists from the Microsoft Lists engineers themselves. Start a list from a template, add your information, and then use conditional formatting, rules, and key collaboration features to make the list your own – to make it work across your team. Lots to learn. Lots of demos. [below Lists AMA directly after for all your questions]

 

  • Date and time: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 9am PST (12pm EST; 5pm CET) [60 minutes]
  • Presented by: Harini Saladi, Miceile Barrett, Chakkaradeep Chandran and Mark Kashman
  • Add to your calendar. And join us live on the above date and time.

 

UPCOMING AMA | “Microsoft Lists AMA”

 

This will be a 1-hour Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) within the Microsoft Tech Community. An AMA is like an “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on Reddit, providing the opportunity for the community to ask questions and have a discussion with a panel of Microsoft experts taking questions about Microsoft Lists, SharePoint list, Lists + Teams integrations, Lists + Power Platform integrations, and more.

 

  • When: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 10am PST (12pm EST; 5pm CET) [60 minutes]
  • WhereMicrosoft 365 AMA space within the Microsoft Tech Community site

"Working with Microsoft Lists" webinar and AMA [August 5th, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM PST]“Working with Microsoft Lists” webinar and AMA [August 5th, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM PST]

Thanks, Mark Kashman (Microsoft Lists PMM — @MKashman)

The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!

Working with Microsoft Lists Webinar & AMA, August 5th

Webinar & AMA: Working with Microsoft Lists (August 5th)

Am a keen follower of Microsoft's SharePoint Blog and proud to provide this direct from the Microsoft Tech Community:

Learn how to get started with Microsoft Lists from the Microsoft Lists engineers themselves – lots to learn and lots of demos. And if you have any questions or feedback for the team, please join us right after the webinar for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) event within the Microsoft Tech Community. Train your brain and the tech will follow.

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR | ‘Working with Microsoft Lists’

 

Learn how to get started with Microsoft Lists from the Microsoft Lists engineers themselves. Start a list from a template, add your information, and then use conditional formatting, rules, and key collaboration features to make the list your own – to make it work across your team. Lots to learn. Lots of demos. [below Lists AMA directly after for all your questions]

 

  • Date and time: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 9am PST (12pm EST; 5pm CET) [60 minutes]
  • Presented by: Harini Saladi, Miceile Barrett, Chakkaradeep Chandran and Mark Kashman
  • Add to your calendar. And join us live on the above date and time.

 

UPCOMING AMA | “Microsoft Lists AMA”

 

This will be a 1-hour Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) within the Microsoft Tech Community. An AMA is like an “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on Reddit, providing the opportunity for the community to ask questions and have a discussion with a panel of Microsoft experts taking questions about Microsoft Lists, SharePoint list, Lists + Teams integrations, Lists + Power Platform integrations, and more.

 

  • When: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 10am PST (12pm EST; 5pm CET) [60 minutes]
  • WhereMicrosoft 365 AMA space within the Microsoft Tech Community site

"Working with Microsoft Lists" webinar and AMA [August 5th, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM PST]“Working with Microsoft Lists” webinar and AMA [August 5th, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM PST]

Thanks, Mark Kashman (Microsoft Lists PMM — @MKashman)

The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!

The New Employee Onboarding hub – Improving the new hire experience

The New Employee Onboarding hub – Improving the new hire experience

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Planning, implementing, and managing an onboarding experience for new employees is time consuming and challenging. For organizations, its difficult to efficiently onboard new employees into the complexity of an organization’s structure, people, processes, and culture. Only 12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.[1] For new employees, the onboarding experience is often exciting, but can also be stressful, overwhelming, and inconsistent. Based on research, new employees who have a negative onboarding experience are twice as likely to look for new opportunities within the first six months of starting their new job. [2]

To help our customers improve their new hire onboarding experience, we have launched a new set of SharePoint site templates on the SharePoint look book called the New Employee Onboarding (NEO) hub.

 

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The NEO hub helps organizations:

  • Provide new employees resources, support, and general information
  • Connect new employees to people, community, and culture
  • Help stakeholders easily contribute to new employee onboarding

 

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An engaging and well-organized NEO process can make all the difference in helping a new hire navigate through an exciting – but stressful – career journey, and it can have major organizational benefits:

  • Improve new hire performance and time to productivity – Organizations with a standard onboarding process report 50% greater new-hire productivity.[3]
  • Improve new employee retention – 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they had a great onboarding experience.[4]

[1] Gallup, State of the American Workplace, 2017

[2] Gallup, State of the American Workplace, 2017

[3] SHRM, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Good Onboarding, 2017

[4] SHRM, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Good Onboarding, 2017

 

NEO hub

New employee onboarding involves creating an end-to-end experience for new employees that begins before their first day on the job. Research has shown pre-onboarding new hires (after they sign their acceptance letter but before they officially join the company) can lead to higher performance and better retention rates. New employee onboarding also involves providing support on multiple levels within an organization, like corporate and departmental onboarding. Each onboarding level provides its own unique value, contributing to a comprehensive onboarding experience that each new employee will benefit from. To deliver a consistent and integrated new hire onboarding experience the NEO hub consists of three types of SharePoint site templates, designed to work as one cohesive and familiar experience for new hires:

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What’s included

To help accelerate your implementation of a new employee onboarding hub in your tenant the following highlights just some of the features included:

  • A fully configured and customizable set of new hire sites built on SharePoint communication sites: The NEO hub brings together the sites, information architecture, design, user interface and webparts to help provide new hires with a great onboarding experience. The NEO hub can be customized to add your organization’s new hire content and to align with its look and feel.
  • Onboarding checklist: Onboarding can be an overwhelming experience for new hires with everything the new hire is typically expected to do and learn. Avoid overwhelming your new employees by providing them a curated onboarding journey that paces the new hire through a configurable activity list of onboarding to-do’s.
  • Sample new hire site pages: To inspire and provide design templates for arranging your content, the NEO hub includes sample inner site pages. Use these site pages as templates for your content.
  • Mobile ready: The NEO hub can be easily accessed on mobile devices so your new hires can continue their onboarding from wherever they may be working.

Learn more about the NEO hub. Provision the NEO hub to your tenant today and customize it to help your new hires onboard successfully.

 

FAQ:

Question: What are the requirements for installing the New Employee Onboarding (NEO) Hub into my tenant environment?

Answer:

  • SharePoint Online and Communication Sites enabled.
  • The individual that will be provisioning CLO365 must be the admin of the target tenant for install.

Question: How long will it take to install the site in our tenant environment?

Answer: Based on our testing of the installation, it should take less than 20 minutes. This does not include time required to customize the site to your requirements.

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The new Yammer has arrived on SharePoint Online

The new Yammer has arrived on SharePoint Online

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Bring the new Yammer styling and capabilities to your modern intranet. At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announced that the Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint Online would be updated with the new Yammer experience. Now, we are excited to announce that it is generally available, meaning that you get all the new Yammer experiences on your SharePoint pages, news articles, and SharePoint sites.

 

Add the power of community to your sites

The updated Yammer Conversations web parts integrates conversations from any Yammer community, topic, user, or home feed, so you can stay connected to the discussions happening across your organization and add social conversations while still in SharePoint. Starting today, it automatically replace the previous Yammer conversations web part without any action needed from site admins.

 

What’s New

  • The new Yammer look including rich previews for media and visual treatment for questions, praise, and polls.
  • The Yammer publisher with functionality like  
    • creation of any type of Yammer post directly from SharePoint – questions, polls, praise, etc. ​ 
    • upload of images and files into new conversations and replies directly from SharePoint.​ 
    • usage of rich text on messages created from SharePoint Online.​ Yammer publisher.png
  • Yammer management actions such as Close Conversation, Mark Best Answer to a Question​, and Pin a conversation, etc. 
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  • An improved more relevant Home feed including the ability to start a conversation in any community when configured to this mode. 
  • Customize it to view from 2 conversations to 12 conversations. 

 

How to get the new web part

Sites that are already using the Yammer Conversations web part will be updated with the new experience. To add Yammer Conversations to new sites, just visit the web part gallery and select Yammer Conversations and Get Started. Then, you can filter your Community, User, Topic, or Home, and search for your source. Customize the number of conversations to display and select Republish to see and engage with your new Yammer Conversations web part. 

 

Whether you are looking to bring engaging conversations between employees and leaders to your Leadership sites, or allow employees to ask and resolve questions with key services on Employee Service Sites like IT, HR, Travelor other Community Sitesthe updated web part experience enables you to bring rich, social conversations to all of your SharePoint intranet. 

Add Yammer community discussions to your leadership page.Add Yammer community discussions to your leadership page.

Share news and announcements directly from the web part.Share news and announcements directly from the web part.

Leverage Yammer communities to share knowledge and best practices alongside helpful resources.Leverage Yammer communities to share knowledge and best practices alongside helpful resources.

Yammer Everywhere

We’re continuing to build solutions that integrate Yammer communities and conversations into the apps that you use every day. Check out our latest Outlook integration and our Communities app for Microsoft Teams and stay tuned into our public roadmap and blog.  

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Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 91

Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 91

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In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by D’arce Hess (CloudWay) – US based MVP and Information Architect to discuss the importance of information architecture and the human side of IT.   

 

Success is defined by people, not by technology.

 

There is a need to manage the disconnects between decision makers, IT and information users.  Tips for how include:  Get end-users in room to define actual requirements, keep refining how to engage and support users, embrace Evergreen mode, manage IT’s fears, make decisions based on analytics and not on emotions.   There are opportunities for surfacing actionable data more readily.  Are customers transitioning to Teams as their intranet?   Teams is the platform for collaboration pared with SharePoint for content discoverability. 

 

Additionally, in this episode, 15 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

 

This episode was recorded on Monday, July 13, 2020.

 

Did we miss your article? Please use #PnPWeekly hashtag in the Twitter for letting us know the content which you have created. 

 

Notice. Next PnP Weekly will be released on 11th of August as the team will take some time off with families. We’ll be back soon. Have a great summer if you are on the Northern hemisphere!

 

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On-demand training sessions for SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer, and Stream – 2020-H2

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Train your mind and the tech will follow.

 

This series of training videos covers the value and recent updates across SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Teams, Project Cortex, Yammer, and Stream  – including information for employees, admins, and developers – all in the context of scenarios supported within Microsoft 365 across teamwork and employee engagement.

 

It is all here in one blog post, inline… consume at your leisure.

 

Scroll down and learn about all as you go or click each title in the grid below to jump down the page to watch specific sessions – each with related links to learn more:

 

Microsoft 365 Collaboration [keynote]

OneDrive powers intelligent file experiences across Microsoft 365

Collaboration & external file sharing across Microsoft 365

Microsoft Lists – Share and track information with across Microsoft 365

Design productivity apps with SharePoint lists and libraries, Power Apps, and Power Automate

Knowledge and Project Cortex – the Microsoft 365 Vision

Connect the workplace with engaging, dynamic experiences across your intranet

The New Yammer

Microsoft 365 Live Events and remote work

Architecting Your Intranet

Migration to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365, free and easy

SharePoint developer overview

Jumpstart your projects with community projects from Patterns and Practices (PnP)

Security and compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive

View and share all via the “SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer training – 2020-H2” YouTube playlist

 

Microsoft 365 Collaboration [keynote]

Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart, and secure. Jeff Teper shares the latest innovations and updates for content collaboration, employee engagement and communications, and knowledge management. Learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365—including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, and Office—integrate to power collaboration across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

 

Presented by Jeff Teper [LinkedIn | Twitter], Omar Shahine [LinkedIn | Twitter], Navjot Virk [LinkedIn | Twitter], Susan Hanley [LinkedIn | Twitter], Graham Sheldon [LinkedIn | Twitter], and Ed Averett [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more:

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OneDrive powers intelligent file experiences across Microsoft 365

OneDrive is the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365. In this session we will cover upcoming innovations and explore functionalities that empower you to access, share and collaborate on all your files from anywhere while protecting your work.

 

Presented by Randy Wong [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about OneDrive in Microsoft 365: https://aka.ms/OneDrive/blog  

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Collaboration & external file sharing across Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 provides a rich set of solutions for collaborating with users both inside and outside of your organization. This session offers an in-depth look at existing and brand-new external sharing capabilities. Learn best practices for configuring external sharing and educating users on how to best leverage Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive for collaborating with others.

 

Presented by Ankita Kirti [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more:

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Microsoft Lists – Share and track information with across Microsoft 365

Get an early look at Microsoft Lists – your smart information tracking app in Microsoft 365. Lincoln will showcase how Lists evolve from SharePoint lists today and how current and new innovation empower individuals and teams to create, share and track information – all in the apps they use every day, including Microsoft Teams. Lots of demos highlighting Lists home, mobile, conditional formatting, fast quick edit, ready-made templates, new views, alerts, flows and more – work tracking with built-in security and compliance.

 

Presented by Lincoln DeMaris [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more:

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Design productivity apps with SharePoint lists and libraries, Power Apps, and Power Automate

No-code and low-code apps have been essential in SharePoint for a long time. Additional tolls from the Power Platform – Power Apps and Power Automate – provide additional power and capability to build productivity using SharePoint lists as the data source. We also discuss the patterns to help transform customer solutions that remain on-premises and/or in legacy tool sets like InfoPath, SharePoint Designer or Access Web Apps.

 

Presented by Chakkaradeep “Chaks” Chandran [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more how to create a Power App for a list in SharePoint for Microsoft 365.

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Knowledge and Project Cortex – the Microsoft 365 Vision

In a world of rapid change, harnessing knowledge empowers people to act quickly, and organizations to be more resilient. Later this year, Microsoft will release Project Cortex, our new knowledge and content management solution. Join us for an overview of Project Cortex and Microsoft Search and how they help customers harness knowledge throughout Microsoft 365.

 

Presented by Naomi Moneypenny [LinkedIn | Twitter] and Chris McNulty [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about Project Cortex: https://aka.ms/ProjectCortex.

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Connect the workplace with engaging, dynamic experiences across your intranet

The intelligent intranet in Microsoft 365 powers collaboration, employee engagement, and knowledge management. The intelligent intranet is mobile-ready, personalized, social, and actionable. Join in and explore innovations like multilingual pages, navigation, news, pages, and broader integrated solutions with Yammer, Stream, and Microsoft Teams.

 

Presented by Debjani Mitra [LinkedIn | Twitter] and Brad McCabe [LinkedIn].

 

Learn more:

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The New Yammer

The new Yammer is landing. See how Yammer has been completely redesigned to power leadership engagement, company-wide communication, and communities in Microsoft 365. Explore the new capabilities, features, and styling while discovering how Yammer continues to supercharge community, knowledge sharing, and engagement across Microsoft 365.

 

Presented by Jason Mayans [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about The New Yammer and Yammer in general.

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Microsoft 365 Live Events and remote work

Learn how live events can help your organization deliver better communications, training and more. In this session, we will walk through a detailed setup of a live event and look at the underlying technology that enables successful live broadcasts.

 

Presented by Lorena Huang Liu [LinkedIn | Twitter] & Christina Torok [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about Microsoft Live Events.

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Architecting Your Intranet

You are ready to start bringing the power of the intelligent intranet to your organization, but you are wondering where to start. What should you do with your existing sites? What about navigation? How should you think about your IA? These are just a few of the questions you might be wondering. Join us for this discussion as we help break through the analysis paralysis and learn from the best practices of numerous customers that have already started the journey.

 

Presented by Melissa Torres [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet and how to use SharePoint site designs and site scripting in Microsoft 365.

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Migration to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365, free and easy

Regardless of your organization’s size, data scale or information complexity, you can migrate documents and sites into SharePoint in Office 365 successfully. Come learn about new capabilities available in the SharePoint Migration Tool (aka.ms/SPMT) in addition to performance and reliability investments to best assess, plan and implement your migration. Learn how to migrate file shares, doc libraries, and SharePoint Server 2013 sites and more using the SharePoint Migration Tool and new capabilities to simplify large file share migrations through SharePoint Admin Center.

 

Presented by Hani Loza [LinkedIn | Twitter] and Eric Warnke [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more:

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SharePoint developer overview

Discover how every experience can become more collaborative and engaging with the Microsoft 365 platform – starting with SharePoint. SharePoint serves as the center of collaboration – where content is stored and communicated across teams, departments, and the whole organization. See the latest development advancements and new capabilities for SharePoint. You’ll take away new ideas for building next-generation collaboration applications and get the essential roadmap for custom apps in your organization.

 

Presented by Luca Bandinelli [LinkedIn].

 

Learn more about the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).

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Jumpstart your projects with community projects from Patterns and Practices (PnP)

Across SharePoint and Microsoft 365, an extremely active developer community has come together with SharePoint engineering and have released numerous valuable reusable components and controls, which will simplify design, implementation, and management of Microsoft 365 and on-premises deployments. Join this session to hear the latest updates around the different guidance, samples, and reusable assets built by the community for the community.

 

Presented by Vesa Juvonen [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more:

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Security and compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive

Safeguard your devices, personal information, and files from being compromised. This session explores the core tenets of platform security, secure access and sharing, information governance, and compliance across SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft 365.

 

Presented by Sesha Mani [LinkedIn | Twitter].

 

Learn more about security and compliance in Microsoft 365.

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Well, if you’ve made it this far then your mind is full. And now, the tech shall follow.

 

Thanks for learning with us :),

Mark

The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!

Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 89

Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 89

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In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Paul Bullock  SharePoint Architect and MVP with CaPa Creative located in the UK.  Paul is a major contributor to PnP modernization tooling effort which leads to this call’s discussion focus. 

 

  • So why would you share your code as open-source? 
  • When’s a good time to start contributing? 
  • How do you get plugged into the PnP community? 

This session is a great place to start.  PnP is not just code, it’s structure, infrastructure, policy, adoption strategies, recognition, networking, the human-side of IT.  Open-source is great way to learn from and work with people who are introverts, extroverts, people located near and far with various organization affiliations, customer projects and technical skills that share common passions and a relationship to the PnP community.   Additionally, in this episode, 17 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

 

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

 

This episode was recorded on Monday, June 29, 2020.

 

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Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 88

Microsoft 365 & SharePoint PnP Weekly – Episode 88

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In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by – Andrew Connell (A.C.) – MVP, Instructor, owner of Voitanos located in Florida, US.  

 

Topics included:  

 

  • Andrew’s “Mastering SharePoint Framework” course – a 2-year endeavor that is content complete – well almost. 
  • Waiting on SPFx v1.11 release. 
  • Andrew shares his honest opinions on SPFx – capabilities, reliability, completeness, engineering communications, need for functional consistency across apps and tools that encompass more just SharePoint now. 
  • Discussed using library components or npm packages
  • UX components – using Office UI Fabric or Fluent Fabric. 
  • Additionally, in this episode, 18 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

 

This episode was recorded on Monday, June 22, 2020

 

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The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!