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Office 365 Update: Modern List and Document Library Web Parts

The Modern List and Document Library Web Parts are new Office 365 features. You’ll begin seeing these new features over the coming weeks.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 83895.

How does this affect me?

The web parts can be added to any modern SharePoint page, allowing users to view and edit files directly from the web part. Any list or document library can be displayed and customized with the users’ own title, view, and size choice.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out in early May, and the roll out will be completed by the end of June 2017.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Updates

Office 365 Update: Distribution list owners can upgrade the DLs they own to Office 365 Groups

The ability of distribution list owners to upgrade the DLs they own to Office 365 Groups is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature today.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 72274.

How does this affect me?

In Outlook on the web, distribution list owners will see a list of their eligible distribution lists under the Groups section of the navigation pane on the left. The option to upgrade distribution lists is only available in Outlook on the web and under the following conditions:

  • The distribution list must be eligible for update (see which distribution lists can be upgraded).
  • The user must be the owner of the distribution list.
  • The user must have permissions to create Office 365 Groups.
  • We’ll be gradually rolling this out beginning today, and the rollout will be completed over the coming weeks.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Updates

Office 365 Update: Monthly feature updates for Office 2016 for Office 365

The latest feature updates for Office 2016 for Office 365 are now available.

One of the benefits of Office 365 ProPlus is that Microsoft can provide new features for Office apps on a regular basis, through monthly updates.

How does this affect me?

This month’s update includes new feature updates, as well as other security and bug fixes. Here is a list of some of the new features available in the April update:

  • Get and Transform improvements in Excel
  • Guest access to Office 365 Groups in Outlook
  • QuickStarter in PowerPoint
  • Share file activity in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Make diagrams from Excel data in Visio

A more complete list of features and descriptions is available by clicking Additional Information.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

If you have users configured for Current Channel release updates, you may want to get up to speed on the new features this month. Other than that, you do not need to do anything to prepare for this change.

Please click Additional Information to see a complete list of all the updates to Office, in April.