What’s new in Microsoft Stream? – October 2019

Source: What’s new in Microsoft Stream – October 2019 – Microsoft Tech Community – 917009

The Microsoft Stream team is excited to share some new features that are rolling out now! You’ve shared feedback on ways Stream could be improved and we are listening.


  • Trim the beginning and end of recorded live events and videos on-demand
  • Replace your video, and keep the same viewer link
  • Retrieve deleted videos with the recycle bin
  • Office 365 Video migration enabled 

10 Things we love about the Teams mobile app

Source: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/10-Things-we-love-about-thams-mobile-app/ba-p/889419e-Te 

There are many reasons to love Teams mobile, but here are a few of our favorites.

1. Quiet hours & quiet days

It is important to set personal boundaries and optimize your work hours in the way that works best for you and your job. But when we work with teams of people who are spread across time zones, and have different work styles and job duties, there is often someone on our team who is working at all hours of the day. On Teams mobile, you can set “Quiet Hours” (for example, 7PM to 7AM) and “Quiet Days”(for example, Saturday and Sunday) This feature helps you take control over your after-work time and can help relieve stress.

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2. Share content in a meeting from your cell phone

This feature is a lifesaver when you are away from your desk but still need to present content in a meeting or call. On Teams mobile you can present PowerPoint slides, videos, photos, or even share your phone screen to show someone exactly what you are looking at on your phone.

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3. Transfer a call from your laptop to your phone

Have you ever had to drop off an important conference call in order to rush to your next appointment, or make sure you would be home in time for dinner? Teams makes it a seamless experience to transfer a call from your PC to your mobile device (or vice versa) without interrupting the flow of your meeting, so you can finish your work while also getting where you need to go (feature coming soon).

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4. Audio messages

The ability to send audio messages in a chat is a fantastic alternative to typing and is often preferred by people in regions where multiple dialects are spoken. You can send a message when you are on the go, walking or are even cooking. And unlike text, a voice message can help lend your unique personality and tone to the message.

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5. Dark mode

Like the much loved “dark mode” in Windows File Explorer, Office applications, and Teams on your desktop, the Teams mobile app is available in dark mode! Dark mode is a great option for low light environments, reduces strain on some people’s eyes, and is a great battery saver.

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6. Integrated Office lens
Using our phones to take and share pictures is already a powerful tool but using the Office Lens through Teams takes it to the next level. The Office Lens recognizes when you are taking a photo of a whiteboard or a document and optimizes the picture for that medium— even straightening out the document, or making the whiteboard writing show up more clearly. And you can annotate images with text or by drawing on the image with your finger.

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7. Re-ordering the bottom bar

Today, our phones often feel like an extension of ourselves; and the ability to customize how your phone is set up is crucial. You can customize your bottom navigation bar with the tools that make the most sense for you, to give you ready access to the tools you need.

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8. Share Location

The beauty of using Teams on your mobile device is that you can truly be productive while on-the-go and in between working locations. When you are on-site with a customer or en route to a job site you can easily share your physical location with your manager from your Teams mobile app. This is especially important for those in service roles or who need check-in documentation to certain job sites. And since this is done through the Teams mobile app it is secure and compliant.

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9. Triage your notifications with a quick swipe

It’s great to be able to get a jump start on our day before you even get into the office, which is why we love the ability to swipe to mark messages and notifications as read/unread with one easy gesture. Because as we know, there is a big difference between a casual chat conversation that you read on your way into work, and a notification with several items you will need to follow up on.

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10. Easily swap shifts with a co-worker from your phone

When you are a Firstline Worker, something as simple as figuring out your weekly schedule can be a major headache. Instead of having to take a picture of a paper schedule in the break room, manually add your shifts to your own calendar, and then track down the phone number of your co-worker you need to swap shifts with, use Shifts in Teams to manage your schedule and keep in touch with your team! Whether you are a manager creating your team’s schedule, or just trying to remember when you are scheduled to work this week, Shifts in Teams has you covered. Learn more here.



If you already use Teams, make sure you have the Teams mobile app installed on your phone to take advantage of all these great features and more.

Top 5 advantages of syncing your files with OneDrive – Microsoft Tech Community – 839866

To get work done from anywhere, across your devices, you need ubiquitous access to all your files – online and offline. Business information needs to be up to date and in reach, without compromise.

Digital natives and mobile professionals expect this. And OneDrive does not disappoint. OneDrive is the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365—your conduit to access, share and collaborate on all your files anytime, from anywhere, and across all your devices.

Let us look at the top 5 benefits when using the OneDrive sync client:

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Source: Top 5 advantages of syncing your files with OneDrive – Microsoft Tech Community – 839866

Designing a Fluent Microsoft OneDrive Mobile Experience – Microsoft Tech Community – 757716

Last year we announced that Office Fluent Design would expand to OneDrive for the web and align with the entire Office 365 suite on a common color palette, typography and icon systems. We introduced a shared header seamless across products, with elements thoughtfully aligned to focus on what matters. As we continued to roll out the Fluent Design system and the revamped Office brand icons, we also updated the file folder representation, unveiling golden folders across web and mobile.

Today, we carry forward this broad design overhaul to mobile and are excited to share the refreshed look and feel of the OneDrive mobile app. We, too, are updating how you work with recent files, annotate PDFs, link to files via Outlook mobile and more.

Source: Designing a Fluent Microsoft OneDrive Mobile Experience – Microsoft Tech Community – 757716

NEW: Microsoft Adoption Resource Hub

You asked for a central place to find Microsoft 365 adoption resources and it is now LIVE!  View our first step in streamlining our adoption resources for Microsoft 365 at our unified Microsoft Adoption Resources page located at https://aka.ms/MicrosoftAdoption.   This page pulls together existing and new resources to help you chart your path to productivity with our Microsoft services.  It includes:

  • Updated: Microsoft 365 Adoption Guide & workbook
  • NEW: Security and Compliance adoption toolkit
  • NEW: Teams in Government & Teams Devices Flyers (via the Teamwork Adoption Toolkit)
  • Updated:  SharePoint adoption guide and more…

SharePoint Online Provisioning Service

The SharePoint PnP Provisioning Service lets you add samples, templates and solutions to your Office 365 tenant.

The service provisions content and configuration for site collections, sites, and tenants as documented in each sample, template and solution. We strongly recommend deploying to a test tenant so that you can carefully analyze the results before deploying to your production tenant.

This is an open source community hosted service, so there is no direct support from Microsoft from standard support channels for this service or for the contents of samples, templates, and solutions. You can however get support by reporting any issues using the process defined later in this document.

SharePoint Online Provisioning Service

Turbocharging Microsoft 365 cloud user experiences


We want to take a moment and share many of the leap-frog innovations across user experiences, AI-powered insights and intelligent security. They are fast, phenomenal and fluid.

Much of the below are proof-point technologies either in place or coming to Microsoft 365 per related announcements from Microsoft Build 2019 and SharePoint Conference 2019. Let’s dive into the details…

Turbocharging Microsoft 365 cloud user experiences


SharePoint home sites: a landing for your organization on the intelligent intranet


SharePoint home sites, the latest innovation for the intelligent intranet, powered by Microsoft 365.

SharePoint home sites are the landing sites for your organization that bring together news, events, content, conversations and video to deliver an engaging experience that reflects your voice, your priorities, and your brand.  Home sites are built on top of familiar communication sites.