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The September 13th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  9/13/2019

This week Microsoft announced beautiful new mobile experiences in Yammer, the general availability of Security Policy Advisor, a new service that can help enterprises improve the security of Office 365 ProPlus clients in their organization, and the availability of cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android.

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

View the Weekly Roundup for September 9-13, 2019 in a Sway and linked Word document. 

Community Update - August 2019  9/12/2019

Hi all,

We have just released the latest version of the community, as always let us know if you encounter any issues or have any feature requests. 

Whats new in our August Release:
What are we working on:

We are preparing to support the on-demand content for Microsoft Ignite The Tour this year, amongst other things we will be adding two new languages, Korean and Brazil – Portuguese, shortly.

The September 6th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  9/6/2019

This week Microsoft announced simplifying the profile and identity experiences within Yammer to better align with suite and enhance security, all existing Intune MDM and Intune APP scenarios are compatible with the release of Android Q, and releasing Planner for all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October.

A user is our member of the week, a great contributor in the Microsoft Edge Insiders Discussions space.

View the Weekly Roundup for September 2-6, 2019 in a Sway and linked Word document.

The August 30th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  8/30/2019

This week Microsoft announced feature updates for Workplace Analytics for August, exciting new events for Microsoft Defender ATP, and the Immersive Reader is launching on Wonderopolis. 

A user is our member of the week with great participation in this week's Simplify Collaboration with OneDrive AMA.

View the Weekly Roundup for August 30, 2019 in a Sway and linked Word document.

The August 23rd Weekly Roundup is Posted!  8/26/2019

This week Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of SQL Data Discovery & Classification in Azure SQL databases, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure SQL Database managed instance, the general availability of the Open Up Resources ELA curriculum and Microsoft Education free offering, and a new add-on from Microsoft enables customers to easily integrate security alerts and insights from its security products, services, and partners in Splunk Enterprise.

A user is our member of the week with great contributions in this week's Skype for Business Online to Teams Upgrade AMA. 

View the Weekly Roundup for August 19-23, 2019 in a Sway and linked Word document.

The August 16th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  8/16/2019

This week Microsoft announced Azure AD now has provisioning support for more apps, additional connections that provide a seamless experience between Yammer and the Microsoft 365 suite, and an update of the Microsoft Teams Rooms app brings a new content camera feature that enables users to intelligently include a traditional whiteboard into their Teams meeting.

A user is our Member of the Week, a fantastic contributor especially in the Excel space.

View the Weekly Roundup for August 12-16, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The August 9th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  8/9/2019

This week Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams will provide customer data residency for South Korea customers starting July 9th, 2019, the public preview of custom RBAC roles for Azure AD, and the release of a new configuration designer experience for managing Android Enterprise devices using the OEMConfig application. 

A user is our Member of the Week, a great contributor especially in the SharePoint and Teams spaces.

View the Weekly Roundup for August 5-9, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The August 2nd Weekly Roundup is Posted!  8/3/2019

This week Microsoft announced new features and a new look for Yammer mobile, general availability of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Office 365 US Government GCC High customers, and improvements made to Azure AD Identity Protection. 

A user is our member of the week, a great participant in our recent Redefining Mobility with OneDrive AMA.

View the Weekly Roundup for July 29-August 2, 2019 in a Sway and attached Word document.

The July 26th Weekly Roundup is Posted!  7/26/2019

This week Microsoft announced the Microsoft Defender ATP Evaluation lab is now available in public preview, the first Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server, and new pre-integrated apps available in Azure Active Directory.

A user is our member of the week, a great contributor especially in the Office 365 and Azure Active Directory spaces.

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

Community Update - July 2019  7/30/2019

We have news about a New Text Editor, some new features of the new text editor and some other changes coming soon.

I am pleased to announce that we are making some big changes to the Editor that you use to post in the community. Starting today, you will see a new editor that incorporates some of the feedback we have received.

The design of this editor is cleaner and gives you more detailed control over content, such as, inserting tables. To make a table, you can now use the new Table button (image.png) to  insert a table, style the column, row or an individual cell.

For our developers we have code syntax highlighting. Select the Insert code button (image.png) and choose the language you wish to insert. Currently supported languages are:

We are, however, looking to add support for other languages, such as PowerShell, as soon as possible.

Python Example:

def greet(name): print 'Hello', name greet('Jack') greet('Jill') greet('Bob')

code snippet from python.org.

Starting Tuesday * next week, all users will be able to copy and paste from Microsoft Word or other programs directly into the text editor, and any images will be retained and uploaded without the need to upload them separately.

You will also be able to drag and drop permitted attachments onto the editor window and have it attached as an attachment.

We will be pushing some changes to the community soon based on feedback from users, they are:

Thank you both for your feedback and we are always open to new suggestions submitted via the community ideas board.

Other changes going live include:

Stay tuned for news on how you can help us test new features, bug fixes and help us shape the Microsoft Tech Community.

*Update: the copy and paste of images has been delayed till tomorrow (Wed July 31st)

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!  7/26/2019

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.