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The July 19th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  7/19/2019

This week Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams Room app update 4.0.105.0, the refreshed look and feel of the OneDrive mobile app, and the User Activity based expiration policy for Office 365 groups is now in private preview.

A user is our member of the week, a great participant in our AMAs, including this week’s Education AMA.

View the Weekly Roundup for July 15-19, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The July 12th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  7/12/2019

This week Microsoft announced direct federation is now in public preview, the ability for customers worldwide for security teams to easily report suspicious email messages or content to Microsoft and get feedback now rolling out for customers worldwide, and you can now go passwordless with the public preview of FIDO2 security keys support in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). 

A user is our member of the week, an active contributor especially in the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for July 8-12, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The July 5th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  7/5/2019

This week Microsoft announced Microsoft Forms Pro is now generally available, question and answer in Yammer is rolling out to all Office 365 tenants, and the new Outlook on the web.

A user is our member of the week, an active contributor especially in the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for July 1-5, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The June 28th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  6/28/2019

This week Microsoft announced websites can now embed a ‘Share to Teams‘ button, you can now export your entire Planner plan to Microsoft Excel, and the release of SharePointDsc v3.5.

A user is our member of the week, a great contributor especially in the SharePoint and PowerApps & Flow spaces.

View the Weekly Roundup for June 24-28, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The June 21st Weekly Roundup is Posted!  6/21/2019

This week Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft To-Do for Mac, the availability of quarterly servicing cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2016 and 2019, and six new features in Microsoft Whiteboard for Education designed to promote effective, focused collaboration for all students. 

A user is our Member of the Week, an incredibly prolific contributor especially in the SharePoint and Microsoft Teams spaces. 

View the Weekly Roundup for June 17-21, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

350,000 Members!  6/19/2019

Wow! Thank you Microsoft Tech Community members! Since December, we have grown by 100,000 more members, just reaching over 350,000! The last six months have been full of Tech Community updates, events, exciting conversations, and news. More importantly, every day we see your discussions and conversations, providing feedback to product teams and helping other users with questions across communities. With your contributions, our products have been able to grow with you in mind.

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Here's a quick look at some events that have happened in the Microsoft Tech Community since our last milestone of 250,000 members:

As we continue to grow every day, we want to say thank you again. It's all of you that have made The Microsoft Tech Community such an incredible place to collaborate, share and connect with each other.

The June 14th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  6/14/2019

This week Microsoft announced the updated Microsoft Intune Customer Adoption Pack, new support features for Microsoft 365 admins, and new features that help you go passwordless. 

A user is our Member of the Week, a fantastic contributor especially in the Microsoft Teams space as well as in the recent Planner AMA.

View the Weekly Roundup for June 10-14, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The June 7th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  6/7/2019

This week Microsoft announced a new feature that allows you to save the deployment configurations that you create in the cloud, the release of the Application Access Policy feature for Exchange Online PowerShell, and Azure Event Hubs clusters can now be easily created through the Azure portal or through the Azure Resource Manager as a self-serve experience (preview). 

A user is our Member of the Week, a great contributor in various spaces including Outlook, Excel, and MyAnalytics

View the Weekly Roundup for June 3-7, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The May 31st, 2019 Weekly Roundup is Posted!  6/1/2019

This week Microsoft announced the Exchange Online PowerShell module is now available in Azure Cloud Shell, a simplified user experience for Outlook for Windows, and the release of Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0. 

A user is our Member of the Week, an excellent contributor in a number of spaces in the Tech Community.

View the Weekly Roundup for May 27- 31, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The May 24th, 2019 Weekly Roundup is Posted!  5/28/2019

This week Microsoft announced new innovations for to better connect you to all your files in Microsoft 365 from any device, the general availability of Identity Secure Score, and the release of Windows 10, version 1903.

A user is our Member of the Week, a great contributor especially to the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space

View the Weekly Roundup for May 20- 24, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The May 17th, 2019 Weekly Roundup is Posted!  5/17/2019

This week Microsoft announced Azure AD changed the 16-character password limit, allowing you to set a password with up to 256 characters, including spaces, the availability of Planner notifications in Microsoft Teams, and the Yammer conversations web part for SharePoint. 

A user is our Member of the Week, an active contributor to the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space

View the Weekly Roundup for May 13- 17, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The May 10th, 2019 Weekly Roundup is Posted!  5/10/2019

This week Microsoft announced general availability of Microsoft Search, the support of Actionable Messages in Outlook for iOS and Android, and updated features in user management in the Microsoft 365 admin center

A user is our member of the week, an active member in a number of spaces including Outlook, Exchange, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Access

View the Weekly Roundup for May 6 - 10, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The May 3rd Weekly Roundup is Posted!  5/6/2019

This week Microsoft announced updates to the Calendar in Outlook for Windows, Information Barriers in Microsoft Teams, and new Office 365 Message Encryption capabilities. 

A user is our member of the week, a fairly new member who has offered fantastic feedback in the Microsoft Edge Insiders Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for April 29 - May 3, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

Community Update - April 29th, 2019  4/30/2019

Hi all,

We just launched the latest update to the Microsoft Tech Community, and we wanted to share with you some details about what's changed & what we fixed. 

First, some of these changes (^) went live last week, to help us prepare the community for the upcoming Microsoft Build event 

What is new?

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This new RSS feed has been designed to deliver on feedback from Community, specifically:

techcommunity.microsoft.com/gxcuf89792/plugins/custom/microsoft/o365/custom-blog-rss?board=AccessBlog&label=&messages=&size=50

We are aware that some RSS readers will not load the above URL but so far this seems to be readers that are looking for a URL ending .rss. 

Please note: To be able to use an RSS feed from a private community you will need to have a rss reader which either supports login or shares your authentication cookie with your browser. 

What have we fixed?

The April 26th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  4/26/2019

This week Microsoft announced Microsoft Launcher 5.4.0 is fully available to test, the preview of Security Policy Advisor, and the Office cloud policy service.

A user is our member of the week, a fairly new member with great contributions in the Excel space.

View the Weekly Roundup for April 22 - 26, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The April 19th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  4/20/2019

This week Microsoft announced the Windows Admin Center 1904 GA update, Microsoft Defender ATP’s integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Threat & Vulnerability Management. 

A user is our member of the week, a member who just joined this month with great feedback in the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for April 15 - 19, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The April 12th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  4/14/2019

This week Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams Rooms update 4.0.85.0, rolling out the change to use Skype for Business desktop app on Mac as our web-downloadable meetings client instead of Skype Meetings App (SMA), and Public endpoint, ability to connect to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance from Internet, without VPN reaching global availability. 

A user is our member of the week, a new member with great feedback in the Microsoft Edge Insider Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for April 8 - 12, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

Announcing Tech Community AI Language Translation Beta  4/15/2019

We released our new AI-powered language localization beta, which will enable members to translate all conversation spaces and blogs on the community into six languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese (see FAQs). Content in conversation spaces and  blogs will be automatically translated to the reader’s preferred language and displayed in thread.

We have also begun working on localizing the core components of the community UI, and while this work is not yet complete, we wanted to highlight what we have completed thus far. If you spot any translation issues, please report them in our Community Ideas board and make sure you choose the appropriate labels to help us prioritize your feedback.

Note: When you’re viewing the community after having it translated and see elements in English, that means that content has not yet been translated and we do not need an idea submitted for these.

We hope you like this new feature and all that remains is to welcome our new users.

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The April 5th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  4/5/2019

This week Microsoft announced Azure Active Directory password protection is now generally available, SharePointDsc v3.3, and that starting today, Microsoft Teams users will be able to add a Yammer tab to their Teams channel that loads a specified group or topic feed from Yammer

A user is our member of the week, an active contributor especially in the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business for IT Pro spaces.

View the Weekly Roundup for April 1 - 5, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The March 29th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  3/29/2019

This week Microsoft announced Windows Admin Center Preview 1903, live events in Microsoft 365 (including Teams, Stream, and Yammer) and Windows 10, version 1809. 

A user is our member of the week, a strong contributor especially in the SharePoint space.

View the Weekly Roundup for March 25 - 29, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.