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Office 365 New feature: Outlook on the Web inbox search now includes Groups

Now in Outlook on the Web, after searching your inbox, you will see the option to modify your search to run the query across the groups you are joined to, whether they are public or private. This will be rolling out to First Release customers this week, followed by worldwide by the end of January.

How does this affect me?

You used to only be able search your joined groups by noticing the entry point while typing your query in your search bar of your inbox, or by going to any arbitrary group, searching that specific group, then switching the refiner on the left of your screen to “Your groups”. Now, you can just search your inbox normally and switch the scope of your search from your mailbox to your joined groups.

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Office 365 Update: New report in the Office 365 admin center

To provide you with a complete picture of how your organization is using Office 365, we continue to include more reports in the Office 365 admin center. Today, we’ve begun rolling out a “Yammer device usage” report. This rollout should complete by the end of January, 2017. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 70928.

How does this affect me?

The report shows devices used by users to interact on Yammer. The report includes breakdown of activity across web and mobile clients, and lets you see the device types commonly used by people in your organization.

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Microsoft Teams warning: Deleting documents can cause harm

I love Microsoft Teams, you know that right? But! That doesn’t mean there are still bugs in the new collaboration tool. Don’t forget it’s still preview. My colleague Jent-Paul discovered one the other day. Deleting a document through the Teams interface results in the document being deleted for good! No recycle bin, nothing. Not good! Microsoft is aware, read all about it here. Hopefully this gets fixed after the preview.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Microsoft Teams admin experience

Microsoft Teams will begin to adhere to user license assignments the week of January 23, 2017. You can now manage user access to Microsoft Teams ahead of our rollout, by assigning Microsoft Teams user licenses in your organization.

How does this affect me?

As you may already be aware from our message from December, Microsoft Teams access can now be managed via user licenses as well as at the organizational level. We noticed that you may need more time to complete the appropriate licensing assignments in your organization. As a result, we are moving out our licensing adherence to the week of January 23.

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