Microsoft Stream: Interactivity analytics

This feature gives audience engagement metrics on interactive Stream videos. Users with edit access to a Stream video that contains links, polls, or callouts will be able to see the number of unique viewers and the percentage of those who viewed or clicked on interactive elements in the video, as well as average number of interactions and average attention time. These metrics help video owners understand which content is most engaging.

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Microsoft Stream: Suggested M365 content in Callouts

This feature is an improvement on the Interactivity feature in Microsoft Stream, where users with edit access can add document and other links to Callouts at specific times in a video. The goal of the improvement is to make creating and editing of interactive videos easier and quicker for editors by suggesting resources to link based on their M365 user activity. If there are no relevant suggestions, this allows them to search for resources to make their videos interactive from within Microsoft Stream.

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Microsoft Teams: Explicit consent recording meeting policy support on Teams Phone Devices

When explicit consent recording meeting policy is applied, a notification will pop-up when the recording or transcription is initiated requesting consent of participants on Teams phone devices.

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Universal Print: Logs and alerts

With a new Azure Monitor integration, Universal Print customers can send detailed diagnostic logs to a Log Analytics workspace to conduct troubleshooting and configure custom alerts.

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Copilot for Microsoft 365: Language selection only during a meeting

Copilot for Microsoft 365 will allow language selection during a Teams meeting even without activating transcripts or captions. This feature, available when ‘Allow Copilot’ is set to ‘Only during the meeting’, will ensure responses are in the chosen language. Rollout begins mid-June 2024, with no admin action required.

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Microsoft Teams: Ability to purchase third-party app subscriptions from Teams Admin Center and Teams app store

Microsoft Teams will soon offer an enhanced purchase experience for third-party app subscriptions via Teams Admin Center and Teams app store. This update, associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 179897, aims to simplify the subscription process with a new user interface. It will roll out in late June 2024, with no preparatory action required.

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Tenant Allow/Block List will support blocking top-level domains and subdomains

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 will soon allow blocking of top-level domains and subdomains via the Tenant Allow/Block List, rolling out from late May to late June. This update applies to customers with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 or Plan 2. No admin action is required before the rollout.

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Introducing Copilot+ PCs

Today we announced a PC for the AI era: the Copilot+ PC. These business-ready devices utilize powerful new silicon with a neural processing unit (NPU) capable of more than 40 trillion operations per second. As Secured-core PCs that come with the Microsoft Pluton security processor, Copilot+ PCs enable organizations of all sizes to benefit from advanced AI and hardware-based security. Like all new Windows 11 devices, Copilot+ PCs are easy to deploy and manage, compatible with your existing technology, and designed to be secure by default. 
 

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Microsoft Teams: Closed captioning support in Teams Walkie Talkie

Walkie Talkie users can now view captions on the walkie talkie home screen, for transmissions being received.

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Outlook: Managing document permissions in Outlook for iOS

Now, when you add a OneDrive or SharePoint file to an email, Outlook will notify you if anyone doesn’t yet have permissions so you can update those before sending your email.

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