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Office 365 Update: Site Collection App Catalog

Site Collection App Catalog is a new Office 365 feature for SharePoint Online. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in November.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 24254.

How does this affect me?
The Site Collection App Catalog provides the capability to delegate the installation of SharePoint Framework components to Site Collection owners in addition to managing them from the tenant app catalog. Access to this feature for individual site collections is controlled by the Tenant Admin, who adds a site to an allowed list of sites. Access to the feature can be revoked for a given site by removing it from the list.

When enabled for a given site, users with appropriate permissions can add and deploy SharePoint Framework components to their site collection. This enables web parts from the installed component to be used in modern and classic pages, and extensions in the component to be used on modern pages.

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 November.

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: Migrate your public folders to an Office 365 group

We’ve made it easier for you to migrate your public folders to an Office 365 group. There are a number of advantages that Office 365 Groups offer over public folders in many scenarios.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 24236.

How does this affect me?
You can now use a batch migration process to move your public folders (both online and on-premises) to an Office 365 group.

This is not a forced migration, and you can choose to migrate your public folders at your own pace.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
If you’ve decided to take advantage of Office 365 Groups, you can follow the instructions in the linked TechNet article to understand the step-by-step details of the migration process, which is dependent upon the current version of the Exchange environment where the public folders are hosted.

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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Office 365 Update: Office 365 Message Encryption and Information Rights

As part of our integrated information protection investments, we’re releasing rich new capabilities in Office 365 Message Encryption that protect and control your sensitive emails. You can start using these features today.

You can refer to this announcement using the following link: https://aka.ms/ome2017

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 16754.

How does this affect me?
These improvements merge the old OME and IRM capabilities and provide a richer sender and recipient experience. Office 365 users can now send encrypted and rights-protected emails from Outlook desktop, Mac, and OWA or via admin-defined Exchange Transport Rules.

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Office 365 Update: Group insights in Yammer

On November 2, 2017, we’ll be rolling out the group insights feature in Yammer. Group insights will provide group admins and members with a comprehensive view of group activity and engagement.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 20504.

How does this affect me?
Some of the feature highlights are:
1. Users will be able to see insights for each of their groups.
– For public groups, any member of the Yammer network can access the insights.
– For private groups, only members can access the insights.
2. Visualization of activities by group members and non-members across 7-day, 28-day, and 12-month periods.
3. Composition of how many group members and non-members posted, read or liked messages in the group.
4. Trends for number of posted, read and liked messages.
5. Data available for download as a csv file.

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.