Microsoft Viva: Import navigational links from Microsoft SharePoint into Resources in Viva Connections

Microsoft Viva Connections will soon allow users with editing permissions to import SharePoint navigational links directly into the Resources section. This feature will be available on desktop and includes a preview option before saving. Rollout starts early July 2024, with no admin action required for the update.

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Microsoft Teams: New skin tone settings and reactions

Microsoft Teams introduces new skin tone settings and reactions, allowing users to personalize emojis and reactions within the app. Rollout begins early August 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-August for General Availability, with completion expected by late September 2024. No admin action is required for this update.

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Microsoft Viva Engage: Update on community muting for admins

Microsoft Viva Engage will update the community muting feature for admins, affecting visibility of conversations for dynamically added members in Home Feed and digest emails. The rollout is automatic, starting and completing mid-July 2024, with no required admin action before the rollout. Users should be notified.

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Microsoft Viva: Choose custom images as icons for resources in Viva Connections

Microsoft Viva Connections will soon allow users with editing permissions to personalize the Resources section with custom image icons. Rollout begins early July 2024, completing by mid-July, and requires no admin action. Users should consider which images to use for customization.

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90-Day Reminder: Upcoming end of servicing date for some editions of Windows 11, versions 21H2 and 22H2

On October 8, 2024, Windows 11, version 21H2 (Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions) and Windows 11, version 22H2 (Home and Pro editions) will reach end of servicing. The upcoming October 2024 security update, to be released on October 8, 2024, will be the last update available for these editions. After this date, devices running these editions will no longer receive monthly security and preview updates containing protections from the latest security threats.

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Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Word – Customize Copilot in Word responses with Personalization profiles

Personalization profiles allow users to customize the way Copilot responds to their prompts. It considers user preferences, interests, and other information to give users a more personalized experience.

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Microsoft Intune: Endpoint Privilege Management rules support specifying allowable command arguments

Endpoint Privilege Management rules support specifying a list of allowable command parameters, ensuring elevation for only the allowed or mandatory arguments.

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Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Scheduled prompts

Plan ahead by scheduling essential prompts for repeated tasks in Copilot chat. Create a productive routine that helps you stay organized and efficient.

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Planner: Recommended Plans

We are introducing a new Recommended view in Planner in Teams to help you discover plans with tasks assigned to you that you haven’t viewed yet, enhancing task management efficiency and providing seamless prioritization of your workload.

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Microsoft Forms: Polls in Teams Meetings for GCC High

Polls (built by Forms) for Teams meetings provides an easily discoverable and seamless experience that will help you conduct more engaging and productive meetings. With Polls, meeting presenters can prepare, launch, and evaluate polls before, during, and after meetings, respectively, all from one place under a tab in the Teams meeting.

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