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Office 365 Update: New buttons available in SharePoint Online list and library web parts

We are adding new upload, create, modify, and delete buttons to the list and library web parts in SharePoint Online.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID numbers 16111 and 16112.

How does this affect me?
This update will allow you to create new items and upload new documents to a list or library directly from the web part when used on a SharePoint Online page. Within the web part, you can also rename, delete, and download files.

Previously, these actions were limited to the primary page used for each list or library.

This update will be rolling out to First Release customers starting in mid-November, and will be available to Standard Release customers shortly thereafter.

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.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Drag and drop emails into group mailbox with Outlook on the web

With Outlook on the web, you can now drag and drop emails into group mailboxes. This is a new Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this update out over the course of the next few weeks.

We’re currently working on building this feature into Outlook for Windows 2016 as well. You’ll receive a separate Message Center notification when the update becomes available.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 20787.

How does this affect me?
You can now drag email messages and conversations from your personal mailbox to the group mailbox in Outlook on the web, and any group member will be able to read them and participate in the conversation.

We’ll be gradually rolling this update out to our First Release customers in early November. Standard Release customers should expect to receive the update in late December.

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.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: PowerApps and Flow integration in modern lists and libraries

The PowerApps and Flow integration feature in modern lists and libraries will no longer be governed under the preview features flag. These features have now “graduated” out of preview being certified as compliant. We’ll begin rolling this out in the next few days.

This change does not apply to customers with Office 365 government cloud subscriptions.

How does this affect me?
This change only affects you if you had the preview features setting in SharePoint administration center set to “off” (by default this setting is on). If you had this setting off, your users were not seeing the PowerApps and Flow buttons previously in modern lists and libraries. After this change, the buttons will appear.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November, and the roll out will be completed by the end of November.

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.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Web parts on modern SharePoint Online pages

We’ll be releasing some of the new web parts for modern pages that we demoed at Ignite 2017.
You’ll begin seeing these features in the coming weeks.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID’s: 16051, 21050, 21052, 21054, 24082.

How does this affect me?
These features include:
– A new large toolbox with categorization and search
– A new Microsoft Forms web part
– Page formatting web parts in spacer and divider
– Document web part gets renamed to File viewer and will now support 270+ file types
– Highlighted content now supports the most commonly used tokens (ME/TODAY +/- days
– People now supports a second descriptive layout

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to First Release customers in early November, and the roll out will be completed by the end of December.

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.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Free Office 365 training available

New Office 365 training is available for you and your end users. This training is available for free on the Office Support website and includes additional options if you have a LinkedIn Learning subscription. You and your users can start using this training today.

How does this affect me?
For administrators, we have made a variety of new training modules available. Enterprise admins can develop skills in deployment, administration, and internal help desk support. Small business admins can learn how to set up their business in Office 365, use business communications tools, store and share files in the cloud, and manage employees using the Admin center.

For your end users, training is available to help them become experts in Office productivity tools like Word, Excel, OneDrive, and Teams.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change, but we encourage you to look for ways to incorporate this into your company training resources. Please click Additional Information to learn more.