Check out the biggest news, feature releases, and new solutions in Microsoft 365 and some great resources for keeping up to date.

Microsoft 365 Intranet

Are you the SharePoint evangelist in your organization? Then you need to check out The Intrazone podcast.

The Intrazone talks about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. This show takes you into the building blocks of your Microsoft 365 intranet. It’s about how SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer and more fit into your everyday work life – with the goal being to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork throughout your organization. Hosted by the Microsoft 365 team, along with special guests and experts from both behind the scenes and out in the field, the show covers current news in Microsoft 365, common FAQs from users and partners, highlighted apps, best practices, and upcoming events.

My favorite monthly episode is the Roadmap Pitstop, a recap of the newly announced or released SharePoint features.

This month’s recap focuses on:

  • Microsoft Viva: the new employee experience platform built on Microsoft 365 that empowers people and teams to be their best from wherever they work.
  • SharePoint web part toolbox updates
  • Lightbox for images on SharePoint pages
  • Audience Targeting for Quick Links web part
  • SharePoint Portal Launch Scheduler
  • Microsoft Lists | Support for thousands separator and custom symbols in Number columns
  • Adding taxonomy columns for modern SharePoint library views
  • Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites

And this is all just announcements for February! It’s a lot to keep up on but the team at The Intrazone will brief you in 45 minutes or less.

Microsoft Ignite

Another virtual Microsoft Ignite conference happened last week. There’s a big focus on the future of work and collaboration. Learn about all the announcements in the Microsoft Ignite Book of News.

Check out the announcement about Microsoft Mesh, a platform enabling presence and shared experiences from anywhere – on any device – through mixed reality applications. It seems futuristic, but just a few years ago so did virtual meetings and now Microsoft Teams is an integral part of my workday.

Hybrid Workplace

If you’re looking for something more applicable, check out a new SharePoint site template and end-user training designed to help your organization adapt to hybrid work – Help employees transition to hybrid work using a new SharePoint site template and end-user training.

Microsoft continues to enhance the Microsoft Teams platform and predicts flexible work is here to stay. This post by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, details Microsoft’s solutions to the hybrid work environment – Flexible work is here to stay: Microsoft 365 solutions for the hybrid work world.

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