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Power BI Licensing Comparison

A question that customers often ask our Project Online experts is what licensing do I need for my employees to use Power BI.  So we decided to breakdown what Microsoft has released in this article.

As of April 2019, there are 3 types of licenses.

Outlook Preview Changes Launching in May

Global Admin Portal Announcement for Outlook. Microsoft announced back in September 2018, a new feature called “Coming Soon” that offers a preview of new user experience updates in Outlook for Windows and provides you and your users an opportunity to try the experience and to provide feedback.

Who Doesn't Like Being Praised

Maybe not the feature everyone was expecting [ private channels ], but one that is kind of cool.

So now in a world where we don't actually communicate face to face [ kids ] with each other, but through technology.

Microsoft Teams has released a new feature called Praise.

So another way to say good job with some flair.

Here is how you create a praise for someone in Microsoft Teams.

So while in a chat select the eclipse from the menu at the bottom and click on Praise.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

 

Microsoft Teams quick start

Microsoft Teams is cloud-based collaboration software that is included with Office 365 licensing.

They also offer a free version of the software that you can use as well.

Some of the capabilities in Microsoft Teams include:

How To Create Enterprise Project Types

How To Create an Enterprise Project Type in Project Online

In Project Online or what some refer to as Project Web App, an enterprise project type (EPT) represents a container of information for projects and their types. Things such as what phases, stages, will be represented based on the EPT having a workflow. What Project Detail Pages (PDPs) will be available when a workflow is not required for the EPT. Each EPT is a single project type and only one type.

DLP for Microsoft Teams

 

Another Microsoft Roadmap Feature is turned on for Teams

Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages is a new Office 365 Information Protection feature. This feature is currently available except for GCC organizations.

How does this affect me?

With this new feature, you can turn on Data Loss Prevention for your Teams Chat and Channels through the Security and Compliance Center. This feature is off by default and requires administrator action to enable.

Yammer Maintenance Planned March 30th

I know we can't always be on top of the Message Center in Office 365, but this affects Yammer users.

Starting 3/30/2019 01:00 UTC.
Ending 3/30/2019 02:00 UTC.

As part of this planned maintenance, the following feature areas may be affected:

  • Users will not be able to create, view or respond to polls in the Yammer feed.
  • Group creation will not be available
  • Office group and group membership sync will be delayed
     
Dynamics 365 Service Update

Microsoft announced a maintenance window for 3/19--3/21/2019 today.

There is no expected degradation to service performance or availability.

You should see and expect a version Release 9.1.0.2856 or higher after the DB operations complete.

 

Microsoft Whiteboard Updates

Microsoft announced today that there will be updates rolling out the next several months for the Whiteboard app.

Dynamics 365 Service Update April 14th

 

Beware Microsoft will be updating Dynamics 365 on April 14th.

The version number for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) organization will update to version 9.1.0.3605 or higher after the background database operations complete. Although there is no expected degradation to service performance or availability, this service update is planned outside of normal business hours to help minimize any potential impact to your organization.

Maintenance Window is set for 4/14/2019  2:00 UTC  11:00 UTC 

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