Monthly Archives: April 2018

Office Flash Friday Episode for 2018-04-13

Show Notes

REMINDER: TECH READINESS FOR MS PLATFORMS RESOURCES AVAIL VIA EDX.ORG
https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=microsoft

* Check out the courses; free or low cost w/cert
* Many offerings across O365 and Azure

OFFICE DEV – ONLINE TECH TRAINING SERIES
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3211871/introduction-office-365-application-development

* Get started w/Office Dev
* Here and dev.office.com

OFFICE 365/ONEDRIVE CYBERCRIME FEATURES – BUSINESS AND PERSONAL
https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/04/05/defend-yourself-from-cybercrime-with-new-office-365-capabilities/
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-Blog/Announcing-New-OneDrive-for-Business-feature-Files-Restore/ba-p/147436

* Files Restore feature availability expands to consumer
* Have you reviewed the Settings > Restore OneDrive features + UI and educated users?

PLANNER – TASKS IN OUTLOOK ROLLOUT COMPLETE
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/View-Planner-tasks-on-your-Outlook-calendar/ba-p/181917

* Calendar view of tasks
* Note the public publication point

FIDO2 WEBAUTHN W3C CANDIDATE STATUS
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/04/12/big-news-in-our-drive-to-eliminate-passwords-fido2-webauthn-reaches-candidate-recommendation-status/

* No passwords W3C moves forward to Candidate Recommended
* x-plat, strong auth w/no passwords
* AT LAST it is MOVING!!

MS GARAGE CROSS-LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY IN EXCEL
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/blog/2018/03/new-garage-project-enables-excel-users-to-work-seamlessly-with-functions-and-formulas-across-all-translated-versions-of-excel/

* It’s not just about English people!
* Go native and get help localizing with this MS Garage project

POWER APPS ACCESSIBILITY
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/making-apps-accessible/

Check out our guidance for making your PowerApps apps accessible. Considerations
for layout, colors, keyboard, screen reader support, etc.

POWERAPPS COPY & PASTE IN CANVAS APPS
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/copy-and-paste-controls-across-canvas-apps-available/

Copy/paste visual elements in the web studio. See limitations in the blog post.

Use Flows as Logic for PowerApps
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/return-data-to-powerapps/

Can use a Flow to perform logic triggered from a PowerApps app and then return
data to the app.

Power BI GDPR Whitepaper
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-gdpr-whitepaper-is-now-available/

A must read!

Power BI Linguistic Schema for Q&A
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/editing-q-a-linguistic-schemas/

In addition to synonyms, you can now add phrasings to improve the usability of
your model with Q&A (employees take time off, length of service indicates how
long an employee has been employed, customers have accounts)

Drill Up & Down in Power BI Mobile
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/drill-down-up-in-power-bi-mobile-apps/

* Improved tooltip experience
* New tooltips also support drill up & down

Office Flash Friday Episode for 2018-04-06

Show Notes

Power BI Announcement: Common Data Service for Analytics
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/coming-soon-to-power-bi-common-data-service-for-analytics/

* Lots of announcements at the Business Forward Conference around Power BI,
Flow, PowerApps, and Dynamics
* Power BI on top of the Common Data Service (CDS)
* Watch for more in the coming months

Power BI Achieves HITRUST CSF Cert
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-bi-achieves-hitrust-csf-certification/

* Exciting news for our healthcare customers!
* The latest of 22 certs and attestations that Power BI has achieved
* More here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/complianceofferings?product=PowerBI

Power BI Desktop April Update
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-april-2018-feature-summary/

* Q&A Explorer – Q&A no longer just for dashboards!
* Because varying different actions are being added to Power BI, you now have
buttons
* Better default sort in visuals
* More control with ability to update linguistic schema
* COMBINEVALUES() DAX function
* Organizational visuals now GA
* As always, some great new custom visuals – check them out in the blog
* Adobe Analytics connector now GA
* Improved HANA connector (port selection)

On-premises Gateway March Update
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-march-update-is-now-available/

* Your friendly reminder to upgrade this month!
* Now shows release month along with ersion number
* Also as always, updated mashup engine from March

Upcoming Flow Updates
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/spring-2018-update/

* State machine Flows based on the CDS!
* Improved authoring and management experience for Flow owners (best practice
guidance, Flow testing, remediation steps provided when something goes wrong,
easy access to support when needed)
* Tighter integration with Excel – right in the Excel app!
* More coming to facilitate lifecycle management of apps (including Flow,
PowerApps, CDS)

UPCOMING POWERAPPS UPDATES
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-spring-announce/

* Model-driven applications are a new app model based on the CDS (existing
model is called Canvas Apps)
* Server-side logic
* Integration with process flows

AZURE AD SIGN-ON EXPERIENCE
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/04/04/upcoming-improvements-to-the-azure-ad-sign-in-experience/

* New UI rolling soon
* Timeline in the article – PLEASE GET A COMMS PLAN READY!!

TEAMS RETENTION POLICIES!!!
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Retention-policies-for-Microsoft-Teams/ba-p/178011

Now available in the Security + Compliance center

TEAMS APRIL UPDATES
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-April-update/ba-p/179801

* Lots of updates – Unified Presence, MSI deployment option