OneDrive and SharePoint: HEIC File support for Edit HVC

This new feature update will enable users to edit (crop/rotate, adjust, filter and markup) their HEIC (High Efficiency Image Format) files through the Edit HVC. After editing the image, if the user wishes to save the changes, the file will be copied as a new jpg file.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88841.

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SharePoint: Manage apps using the App Catalog

As a SharePoint or global admin in Microsoft 365, you can distribute custom apps that can be used across SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Connections using the modernized App Catalog.
More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/use-app-catalog

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OneDrive and SharePoint: Edit High Value Control (HVC) – High Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) File Support

Users can edit (Crop or rotate, adjust, filter and markup) the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) files through the Edit HVC. After editing the image, if the user wishes to save the changes, the file would be copied as a new jpg file.

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SharePoint and Microsoft Teams Connected Templates

We are announcing the upcoming release of Connected Templates with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The connected templates will offer a new way of combining Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint templates. Prior to this integration, clients needed to deploy Microsoft Teams or SharePoint-specific templates.

  • Microsoft Team Templates allow administrators to easily deploy consistent teams across their organization using predefined or customized team templates across their organization.
  • SharePoint templates offer a straightforward way for admins to build sites with pre-populated pages, page templates, news post templates, and web parts that can be customized to fit the needs of their organization.

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SharePoint: Section Templates for SharePoint Pages

When you add a new section to a page, you can select a blank template with popular image and text combinations for a quick start.

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New Content Scenarios for My Feed Web Part on SharePoint

We will be adding new content scenarios to the My Feed Web Part on SharePoint. The update will come with the following features.

  • Suggested Task
    • These are tasks or actions you have requested by or of you. They also may be tasks or actions you promise to do. These tasks are pulled from your email conversations.
  • People Highlights
    • These comprise of Birthdays, Work Anniversaries and Change of roles for people who you work with. The information is only visible for those who have chosen to share it on LinkedIn.
  • Meetings out of routine
    • These are meetings scheduled on Teams or Outlook and are out of your usual working hours. This allows your users to either request for a reschedule or act on the meetings as appropriate.

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SharePoint Syntex and SharePoint: Add taxonomy columns from modern library views

Allows users to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint and Syntex libraries.

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Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages

This update will add the Microsoft Editor service to SharePoint Pages and News and enabling their spellcheck and grammar capabilities. This will allow proofreading to take place in SharePoint without relying on the Editor browser extension. This feature changes the suggestion’s colors to monochrome when they’re shown on a themed background to increase visibility.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88534.

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Graph API support for new content type sync enhancements

Earlier this year (MC271079 – July), we announced the rollout of a new sync mechanism for Syntex & SharePoint content types and the subsequent phasing out of the old mechanism. Aligning with the new sync mechanism changes, we will be releasing the Graph API support for fetching and syncing published content types from content type gallery or content type hub site to target sites.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88532.

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Pairing naming convention between Teams channels and corresponding SharePoint folders

Updated Timeline: We apologize for not sending an earlier update regarding our delayed rollout. We delayed the feature release to ensure the best possible experience for our users, and it is now ready.

As previously mentioned (MC280294 – August), this new release will update the channel rename experience in Teams to simultaneously rename the corresponding folder in SharePoint sites whenever a channel in Teams is renamed. We are taking this step to eliminate the difficulty in tracking, across all Microsoft 365 endpoints, that occurs when a channel in Teams is renamed and the corresponding folder’s naming convention is not updated accordingly in SharePoint. This will rollout on Teams desktop and web.

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