Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Message center announcements,
June 7-13, 2021
Major updates

sharepoint_96x1.png Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access
MC261538 | June 11 – Your lists now automatically sync to your Windows device, improving performance when you work with your lists and allowing you to continue your work even when you’re offline or lose your internet connection.Lists sync is powered by a new general-purpose sync engine that gets packaged, installed, and updated through the OneDrive sync app’s existing update mechanism. The data is stored in a local database and requests are handled through a secure localhost HTTP server. Lists sync runs as a…
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sharepoint_96x1.png SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites
MC261534 | June 11 – With this new feature, when you create a team in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint team site will automatically get created in tandem and you are also able to connect any existing SharePoint team site to a new team in Microsoft Teams. These are called Microsoft Teams connected team sites.For private channels in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint team site automatically gets created and is known as a channel site. These Teams connected team sites and channel sites are managed differently than your…
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teams_96x1.png Chat Bubbles
MC261530 | June 11 – Previously, Teams users needed to manually open a chat window to view the chat screen. Now thanks to this new feature, chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Teams: webinars plus new meeting registration options
MC250958 | June 8 – Updated June 08, 2021: We have updated this post with additional details for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We are excited to announce the forthcoming availability of Teams webinar capabilities, beginning rollout at the end of April 2021, completing in May 2021.Associated features that apply to webinars and meetings, include: Registration page creation with email confirmation for registrants.Reporting for registration and attendance. These capabilities will be available to users with the…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting ID
MC248395 | June 8 – Updated June 08, 2021: At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. Thank you for your patience. This release of Microsoft Teams Meeting ID will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by entering a digital ID.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Office for the Web – retiring File Share Embed
MC258428 | June 7 – Updated June 07, 2021: Based on your feedback we have made the decision to not retire the File Share Embed dialog. Thank you for your feedback.Note: Embedded files must be stored in a location where permissions are granted to the appropriate audience.
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