You might say I’m a cross between Dear Abby…and the Crabby Office Lady…I miss the Crabby Office Lady! While my crabbiness varies depending on the day…my passion for helping you to work smarter and not harder only grows with the knowledge I gain every single day. So STUMP me! Ask me questions! It’s my opportunity to learn, too. Having said that, I might now just opened a can of worms, but I welcome the challenge.
They call me ShortCut Shari because I love keyboard shortcuts, but there are so many other ways to get from A to B more quickly in your daily job…so let’s get to work!
Microsoft has announced that starting on November 29, 2018, all users of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 will receive helpful product training and tips for services in their subscriptions via email. This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable.
The Office 365 gallery (available by clicking “Explore all your apps” on www.office.com or directly at www.office.com/apps) enables users to launch, learn about, and explore all of the apps they have access to as part of their Office 365 subscription.
Email LinkedIn connections from Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature. Microsoft begin rolling this feature out soon.
This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 32991.
In an effort to provide a streamlined and efficient meeting experience for your users on Mac, Microsoft will now direct your users to the Skype for Business for Mac desktop app instead of the Skype Meetings App. This change will take place on December 12, 2018.
Microsoft is making it easier for you to manage Microsoft Invoicing, and changing the way you access the app and how you grant permissions to users. On December 10, 2018, Invoicing will be available from the app launcher in Office 365 Business Premium.
In the coming weeks, Microsoft Kaizala Pro will be added to your Office 365 subscription.
[How does this affect me?]
Microsoft Kaizala Pro is a simple and secure mobile chat app for work, with easy sign-up using just a phone number. It enables users to connect and coordinate work across networks of people spanning first-line workers, vendors, partners, suppliers, and customers.
As part of our commitment to empower people and organizations with AI solutions, we are expanding the availability of intelligence capabilities in Stream to additional Office 365 plans.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 43332.
Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Teams is now complete with the equivalent meetings and calling capabilities offered in Skype for Business as part of Office 365. This means that Teams now meets the messaging, meeting, and calling needs of most Office 365 customers. We encourage you to upgrade at this time.
They have released tools that will make it easy for you to upgrade your users to Teams. You can access them in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.
How does this affect me?
Microsoft Teams offers private and group chat, voice, video and meetings, as well as file sharing, the ability to co-author documents and more, all within one application. Teams is becoming the core communications client in Office 365, replacing Skype for Business over time.
Once upgraded, Teams will become your organization’s default client for chat, voice, video and meetings in Office 365.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
Review the readiness resources available to assist you in planning and upgrading your users to Teams.