New month, new features for the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Tools 🚀

🗓️ Events around Microsoft 365 - Good Morning Summer GIF

📰 News


The new UI is here

Microsoft revamps the OneDrive interface for the web ❤️

  1. OneDrive logos at the Microsoft 365 bar
  2. New left navigation style
  3. New "Add new" button
  4. Collapse/expand left navigation
  5. Add new file filter search bar
  6. Add file type filter to "Shared with you" and "Favorites"
  7. File filters and title in one line

Mircosoft Forms

New Start page

The new Microsoft Forms start page is part of the Microsoft 365 environment and allow to display directly the groups with the number of forms linked to them

Yammer (Viva Engage)

UI Improvements

If you didn't like the Viva Engage (previously Yammer) interface, you must check again and see the interface improvement. Microsoft is revamping the Viva Engage UI and it looks likes more in accordance with Microsoft 365 than ever


Twitter web part retirement

"Due to a change in Twitter’s terms of use for third-party access, the Twitter web part in SharePoint in Microsoft 365 will no longer be supported and will be removed from the web part toolbox, as well as from any Microsoft-produced site templates." - mid-September


Define your Office / Remote location

If you have fixed days in the week when you are at the office or working remotely, you can define your location in your Outlook settings directly


Some "Visual Refresh"

Microsoft chooses to add radius for almost all visual Web Parts such as:

  • Quick links
  • Events
  • Highlight content
  • etc.


News about SharePoint Home Site

  • Users are redirected to the Viva Connections admin center if trying to set up or manage a home site from the SharePoint Admin Center (SPAC)
  • Users are able to set multiple home sites by using multiple Viva Connections experiences in the M365 admin center.
  • It is possible to check and verify if you have access to the new Viva Connections admin center in the MAC. If so, you can refer to the Set up Viva Connections in the Microsoft 365 admin center on how to use the Viva Connections admin center

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Microsoft 365

New Admin Center

During these vacations, Microsoft chooses to put everything into the user interface; this time, the Microsoft 365 Admin Center has been a little upgraded by adding a new command bar


User Profile Picture

If you had the habit to edit your user profile picture from Delve by clicking on "How can I add additional information" (for example), you have to know that you will don't it in the future. Finally, Microsoft will improve user experience by providing a coherent profile photo experience across Microsoft 365 based on MS Graph endpoint and more especially via Microsoft People System (MPS).

This a great thing, because users without an Exchange license can not change their user profile picture in this way and some Microsoft applications don't use this endpoint to get the user the user profile picture.

In the end, Microsoft will disable local uploads from SPO to MySite host and instead enable centralized uploads to Microsoft People System (MPS).

Hoping this post will help you, see you next month...  😉

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