Microsoft Viva: Quick Links Card on Viva Connections Dashboard

This feature helps tenant admins add a card with a list of curated quick links for users on the Viva Connections Dashboard.

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Microsoft Intune: Security Baselines for HoloLens 2

These security baselines represent Microsoft’s best practice guidelines and experience from deploying and supporting HoloLens 2 devices to customers across various industries.

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Microsoft 365 admin center: User admin and License admin roles enabled to manage self-service license requests

User and License admins will soon manage self-service license requests in the Microsoft 365 admin center, a role previously limited to Global admins. Rollout begins mid-July 2024, with completion expected by late July 2024. Admins should familiarize themselves with the licensing process in preparation.

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Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Automatic summary of documents on file-open in Word

When you open a document, Copilot will generate a summary in the Word window. You can hide the summary or open the Copilot chat pane to ask specific questions about the document.

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Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Add brand images in M365 Copilot from SharePoint organization asset libraries

Copilot in PowerPoint and Word connects with your SharePoint organization asset library, making it easy to find and add images approved by your company to keep your presentation or document on brand.

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An updated version of the July 2024 Scan Cab is available

IMPORTANT: This notice only affects environments where:
  • The Microsoft Scan Cab is used to check for update compliance.
  • The Scan Cab is used to manage updates for SQL Server 2019 on Windows.
  • The July 2024 Scan Cab was downloaded or deployed before 12:30 PM PT on July 11, 2024.

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What’s new in Microsoft Entra – June 2024

The June 2024 updates for Microsoft Entra include general availability releases for Entra ID and changes like Azure AD Graph Retirement. Security enhancements for Apple devices and updates for Entra ID affecting old Windows builds are also featured. For a detailed summary, refer to the provided links.

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Outlook: Use the Alt key to bring up key tips in new Outlook for Windows

Users in new Outlook will now be able to use the Alt key to bring up key tips when using keyboard navigation. This behavior was previously Win+Alt. Other Outlook apps will not be impacted by these changes. #newoutlookforwindows

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New Microsoft Outlook for Windows is GA on August 1, 2024

The new Microsoft Outlook for Windows will be generally available on August 1, 2024, for commercial accounts, with no automatic changes for current users. Organizations can control its availability and are encouraged to plan for migration. Support and resources are provided for the transition from classic to the new Outlook.

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Microsoft Teams Rooms: Enhanced cross-platform meetings via SIP join

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows will soon support joining third-party meetings via SIP, including services like Google Meet and Zoom. This feature requires a Pro license and a SIP calling plan from a CVI partner, such as Pexip. Rollout begins late August 2024, with the feature initially turned off.

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