Section templates will soon be a new template option in SharePoint for those building intranet sites with SharePoint.
Microsoft is introducing a highly requested Admin feature for Microsoft Teams, the ability to download data from the Teams Admin Center.
Microsoft is going to make its Teams app available in the Microsoft Store starting in May 2022.
Microsoft has sent a reminder to Microsoft 365 Admins to be aware that Microsoft Office 2013 will be nearing the end of support for next year. Microsoft has advised customers to upgrade to a more recent version to lessen the risks to their security.
The SharePoint page layout for the site that ‘sits behind’ your team in Teams is being revamped. Also changing is how the site theme and navigation is inherited when the Teams-connected sites are added to a hub site.
Microsoft has announced a new feature called Microsoft List Calendar: Unscheduled Pane. This feature will allow you to review all the items not yet appearing in the Calendar view due to missing dates. These items will appear on the Unscheduled tab within the events pane to the right of the Calendar view.
Microsoft is releasing an update to their Windows store app, Teams Rooms version 4.12, that is used for managing conference rooms using Teams software and hardware.
Resources in the SharePoint app bar are expanding to include the ability to create sites, files, and lists as an action.
When you navigate to a Teams connected SharePoint site in SharePoint or OneDrive, you will be able to access the files stored in that team’s standard and private channels. You will see a new In channels section when you navigate to the default document library of a Teams-connected site.
Microsoft is launching the meeting recording auto-expiration functionality as part of the evolution of the new Stream (based on SharePoint), which will automatically destroy Teams recording files saved in OneDrive or SharePoint after a specified period of time.
Microsoft and Firefox engineers have pledged to work together to improve the browser's compatibility with Teams meeting calls.
Companies must now consider endpoint detection and response software (EDR) with AI and machine learning capabilities, as well as threat intelligence databases, to function in a safer, evolving digital environment. However, most of the features users expect from popular EDR tools, such as device control, advanced threat targeting, and rollback, are either unavailable or require an additional fee. Microsoft Defender for Endpoints (formerly Defender Advanced Threat Protection) integrates into the source code of Windows, making it an obvious choice for its devices. (It's also available for Mac and Linux.) Defender for Endpoints simplifies management while also providing strong security and a wide variety of standard features.
Microsoft has announced that they have acquired Minit, a leader in process mining technology that enables businesses to uncover opportunities for continuous process improvement and better operational efficiency.
Microsoft has announced the upcoming launch of a new US Government cloud environment: Office 365 Government Secret which is currently in government review pending accreditation and targeting availability starting mid-2022. This environment is built to support the US Federal Civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and US government partners working within the Secret enclave with Microsoft’s best-in-class software as a service (SaaS) capabilities.
Microsoft has announced the dates for its annual Build developer conference: May 24 to 26. And like the past two Build events, the 2022 Build will be virtual due to continued worries about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.