Office 365 Update Series

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  1. Add these videos to the "What's new" pop up when first launching an updated Office application

    It would be great to have these videos readily available to watch within the Office apps, instead of having to search for them on YouTube.

    21 votes
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    • 15 votes
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      • Provide more information about what specific Office 365 version is required

        Office 365 comes in versions, called plans, for home, mid-sized businesses, enterprises and government. It can be difficult to tell what specific plan is required for the specific feature or topic.

        13 votes
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        • Feedback on Monthly Updates

          The Monthly Office 365 Update videos are very valuable. My feedback suggestion is to consider providing a monthly update for end users that can be downloaded and published on the Office 365 Video Portal, and a similar video for Administrators. This would allow IT Administrators to target the end user updates that will impact them directly.

          Thank you for the videos!

          11 votes
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          • RSS feed (or Office 365 Group Connector) for monthly update videos

            How about having either an RSS feed or a way to have an Office 365 Group Connector get notices of new postings of the Office 365 Update Series of videos? Many people just won't go look every month, but posting this automatically where people discuss Office 365 would be really helpful.

            9 votes
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            • Add option for users to disable @mentions function in Outlook

              Please add an option for users to disable / turn off the @mentions function. The newest Outlook update includes the @mentions functionality. While this might be helpful to some, it is not helpful to me. Every time I type an individual's name at the top of an email (without any @ symbol), @mentions pulls up a list of people and before I notice it I've hit return to start the body text. Except hitting return has added an @mention person (who is inevitably the wrong person) where I had previously typed the recipient's name. This is not only a pain,…

              8 votes
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              • 5 votes
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                • Create a shared "network" drive functionality in Explorer and Finder using onedrive

                  I love onedrive. Would like to see that MS would created a shared "network" drive functionality connected to Explorer (in Windows) or Finder (IOS) using onedrive. One where you can set restrictions on maps (directories) and it does not sync to my local system but just acts like a share network drive.

                  4 votes
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                  • It would be great if new videos were added in messages on the Admin Center

                    Love these videos, but because they are nested inside of the Office Channel on Youtube I sometimes miss them. It would be great to have notifications or messages in the message center of the Admin Console for Office 365.

                    3 votes
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                    • Provide a list of all UserVoice forums managed by Microsoft

                      Microsoft should provide an index of all the UserVoice feedback forums that it's currently managing.
                      As it stands there are users compiling lists of the available forums but they are not complete.
                      As products are introduced with the Office 365 Update series, a UserVoice forum should be created and added to the index. If the goal is to solicit user feedback, hiding the feedback medium is not a good way to do this.
                      All UserVoice forums should provide a link to other Microsoft UserVoice forums. This will make it easier to contribute and vote on ideas.

                      3 votes
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                      • Difference between Groups (used here) and Teams (used in keynote)

                        In the monthly presentations we hear about "Groups". But sometimes I see and hear about "Teams"like here:
                        https://blogs.office.com/2016/11/02/introducing-microsoft-teams-the-chat-based-workspace-in-office-365/

                        Is "Groups" and "Teams" the same - if not, please tell about the differences.

                        3 votes
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                        • When will Planner be available?

                          I saw it as part of Groups earlier this week but it apparently is still not ready:

                          We're not ready for you yet.
                          We're still setting things up. Please try again later.

                          A guide to Planner would be very much appreciated

                          2 votes
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                          • Just a more detail

                            When Jim or anyone else on the team when announcing an update on YouTube, a more detailed presentation of the update in the application would help.

                            2 votes
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                            • Office telemetry

                              Show how its setup and how it can help

                              2 votes
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                              • Mail attachment reporting

                                We would benefit from a report that will tell us how many users downloaded a mail message attachment. Office 365 for Business

                                2 votes
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                                • While not particularly a part of the update series, try doing some tips and tricks?

                                  Doug did a series once on OneNote of tips and tricks, I would kill to see that sort of thing done with all of the Office apps and pieces.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow users to attach Doc/PDF/JPEG files to Address Book Contacts (Notes Section)

                                    Allow users to attach Doc/PDF/JPEG files to Address Book Contacts (Notes Section).

                                    Older versions of Outlook allow users to attach external files right into the "notes" section of a contact card. Outlook 2016 does not have this capability. It is very useful to attach pictures/files associated with that contact/person. Yes you can attach such attachments to an email. But what about to a contact... with this feature, each time you go to see that person's phone number/address, you can also see some pictures/word docs. Please bring this simple feature to Outlook 2016!

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Allow breaout of videos into even smaller "snippets," e.g. "Microsoft Icons come to Word and Outlook"

                                      Allow the videos to be consumed (or broken out) into even smaller "snippets," e.g. "Microsoft Icons come to Word and Outlook" make length e.g. 2 minutes: where to find/how to use, etc. I love the updates, but as an Administrator I'm interested in all of them, but my users only want ones that affect them.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Make VBR code work in Excel online!

                                        Currently VBR / Macros DO NOT work in Excel Online. This is absolutely 100% unacceptable. What were you thinking? Give us the functionality we have always had, and are paying for. Most companies would be completely throttled if they randomly started removing functionality from flagship products.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Ability to use SharePoint libraries in a PowerApp

                                          Because SharePoint libraries don't work in PowerApps, there isn't a way to include SharePoint hosted images in an app.

                                          2 votes
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