Announcing Conglomerate branding for global admins

Conglomerate branding provides you the ability to define multiple themes within your organization, from the Microsoft 365 global admin center, using Microsoft 365 Groups. Each theme can be further customized by specifying mobile-specific and alternate dark mode logo experiences.

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Up Close Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime to be installed on devices running Microsoft 365 Apps

Microsoft 365 Apps is starting to provide new or improved features that rely on Microsoft Edge WebView2. For example, the Room Finder and the Meeting Insights features in Outlook. WebView2 uses Microsoft Edge as a rendering engine to display web-based features in a desktop application.

By making use of WebView2, we can more easily provide your users with Office features that look and feel the same across device platforms. In turn, this consistent experience helps your users to learn and use those features without having to learn the nuances of Office on each device platform.

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New bank accounts are no longer supported in US/France/Italy/Spain/Belgium/Portugal/Luxembourg

Note: If your tenant is outside US/France/Italy/Spain/Belgium/Portugal/Luxembourg you can disregard this message.

We are phasing out bank accounts as a payment method from all portals including Microsoft 365 admin center. Beginning January 26, 2021, you can no longer add a new bank account or modify an existing bank account payment method. You may continue paying for Microsoft Services with an existing Bank Account that is in good standing.

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Whiteboard administrative PowerShell cmdlet access

We’re extending the ability to manage Whiteboard data to include the SharePoint admin role.

When will this happen:

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Outlook Mobile – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have a brand new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) experience in app to give you easier, faster access to top answers about Outlook. These FAQs are accessible in the Outlook Mobile app through Settings > Help & Feedback > FAQs.

When this will happen

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Retiring Delve mobile for iOS and Android

We will retire Delve mobile for iOS and Android on June 1, 2021. We recommend Outlook Mobile instead, which has similar features available. You’ll find profile information and files on the profile cards, and recommended documents on the Search tab. We’ll continue to invest development resources to improve the functionality in Outlook Mobile.

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Modern comments in Word (Windows)

We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.   

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Modern comments in Word (Mac)

We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.   

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Text Predictions in Word for Windows

In December 2020 (MC229381), we announced that Outlook for Windows was adding text predictions during composition by incorporating intelligent technology to help users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly and accurately.

We’re now excited to announce that text predictions will soon be available in Word for Windows when writing documents in English.

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps:

  • Current Channel

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