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Office 365 Update: New Profile Experience coming to Outlook Web Access

We’re rolling out a major update to the Office 365 profile card experience. This is already available in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. You’ll begin seeing this change in Outlook on the web.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15090.

How does this affect me?

We’re overhauling the profile card experience to enhance the way users collaborate with colleagues and external contacts. You can access the new profile cards by hovering over the names of people from your organization that appear in Outlook on the web and selecting the ‘See more’ link at the bottom of the floating card.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out beginning today, and the rollout will be completed by the end of July.

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.

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Office 365 Update: Add Mail Contacts as Guests in O365 Groups

We’re supporting the addition of Mail Contacts as Guests in Office 365 Groups. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in the next few days.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15043.

How does this affect me?

This feature will only affect your tenant if you have Groups & Guest access enabled. With this update, you can now add mail contacts (external contacts in your organization directory) as guests in Office 365 Groups.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to First Release customers starting next week, and the roll out to the rest of the world will happen soon after.

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

You don’t need to do anything, but may consider updating your user training, and notifying your helpdesk. Please click Additional information to learn more.

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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 15044.

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.

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Office 365 Update: Yammer Dynamic Groups

Today, we are launching Yammer Dynamic groups which will allow you to manage Yammer groups dynamically through Azure AD.

How does this affect me?

You will be able to manage a group based on the following criteria:

  • Role
  • Geography
  • Department
  • Other attributes (role, geography, department, etc.)

Dynamic groups will update automatically as people join, leave, or move within your organization.

Here are the steps to set up a dynamic group in Yammer.

  1. Login to the Azure AD portal (requires premium AD subscription)
  2. Click on groups and select the Yammer group you want to configure
  3. Click on the configure tab and set up your membership rules. Now users in your configured group will update automatically.

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

There is nothing you need to do to plan for this change. To learn more about supporting dynamic groups in Yammer through Azure AD, please click Additional Information.

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Office 365 Update: Yammer Connectors

Today, we are launching Yammer Connectors, which will allow you to connect your group to services (such as Bing, News, Dynamics, Twitter, Trello, and more) via a link in the right rail Group Actions module.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15106.

How does this affect me?

Feature highlights:

  • Connectors will give developers the ability to integrate 3rd party apps in group workflows
  • Yammer currently has over 80 connectors with more added each month

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

In order to enable connectors, you must have Yammer Connected Office 365 groups. Please click Additional Information to learn more.