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Microsoft released a high importance update today for Microsoft Teams.

The update comes from an original posting from January 17, 2020, for a Plan for Change.

New Feature for Microsoft Teams "Cross Channel Posting'

Your end-users will soon be able to edit the content and channel distribution of a Microsoft Teams message after it has been posted. This feature does not apply to mobile.
Microsoft will be gradually rolling this out at the end of February 2020 with the completion sometime around March 15, 2020.

When using the Teams desktop app or Teams on the web, your users will see an option to edit a message and change how it has been cross-posted. 

Per-Site Sharing Links can now default to people with existing access

Microsoft released a New Feature for SharePoint administrators to be able to set the per-site sharing links default to people with existing access.

They will be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late January 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of March.

Prior to this change, SharePoint Administrators could choose either "Anyone", "People in my organization", or "Specific People" when setting the default sharing link on a per-site basis.

SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired

Microsoft announced that they are retiring classic usage and popularity reports for Classic sites. This includes reports for site collections, sites, document libraries, folders and individual items. These usage reports will not be available after February 29, 2020.

So If you use classic sites and require usage data, you can download historical data for all these popularity reports until February 29, 2020.

SharePoint Online Site Swap

Wondered how to get the old Classic Site and turn it into the new Modern Communication Site?

Microsoft started rolling out to tenants with less than 10k users this past week. All others will be taken care of by Halloween. Admins will be able to swap the SharePoint root site with another site using a new PowerShell cmdlet Invoke-SPOSiteSwap. The root site will be archived automatically. You must use the SharePoint Admin PowerShell version 16.0.8812.1200 or later.

Private Channels in Teams

Remember when Microsoft Teams launched a few years ago?

One of the items I thought was missing at the time was the ability to take private teams and from the team have private areas just for certain people. How many times do you have something HR or Accounting related and didn't need the information to be shared with everyone? We didn't want to create extra teams just for that purpose as we would have hundreds of teams.

Microsoft Teams Quick Hits #6

Ever have a conversation or chat you wanted to go back and review?

Microsoft Teams has a way for you to do this very thing.

Its called bookmarking conversations or saving chats from within the UI.

This would be the best way to achieve this.

Now you can fall back in time and retrieve messages.

SharePoint Home Sites

Have you ever wondered why SharePoint never really had a landing page like you see in most intranet portals?

Well, Microsoft is looking to introduce SharePoint Home Sites this year around the third quarter.

What will a home site do exactly?

Its a Communication Site designated as a landing page for your organization. 

SharePoint Home Site

Microsoft Office 365 Updates June 14th, 2019

The latest updates from the Microsoft Office 365 Message Center week ending 6/14.

Microsoft Teams and Urgent Messages

Microsoft Teams is getting a new feature this month.

This is from the Message Center in Office 365, but in case you do not have access to this information here it is.

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