Monthly Archives: August 2018

OFF 2018-08-31

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Demos –

  • Check this out!
    • PowerApp to Manage PowerStuff!
    • Note: Current name is the PowerPlatform for Admins, but I like PowerStuff more 🙂

Unrelated but cool!

Authenticator Support for Apple Watch – Pub Preview

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/08/27/microsoft-authenticator-companion-app-for-apple-watch-now-in-public-preview/

  • You asked for it, here is the pub preview!

Azure Active Directory Support for Google IDs – Pub Preview

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/08/28/azure-ad-b2b-collaboration-support-for-google-ids-is-now-in-public-preview/

  • AuthN + Org Relationship integration

 

Power BI Premium Monitoring Capabilities

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-monitoring-capabilities-for-power-bi-premium-capacities/

  • More visibility into performance

Flow – Security and Governance

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/security-governance-strategy/

  • Good approach to concepts/strategy/tactics

Flow to Automate Flow Governance

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-flow-governance/

  • Use it to help you govern it!

New Flow Button Types + Templates + Better SP Integration, More!

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/button-types-more/

  • Some examples:
    • Support for SP multi-value lists
    • Approval send-on-behalf of
    • New button types
    • New/updated connectors

Flow and PowerApps User Groups

No OFF for 2018-08-23

No OFF this week – not all bad news though! The August episode recordings are now up (AT LAST!) and July is streaming back in w/notes and all. Todd and I will be back next week with continued Office Graph demos and news. Have a great weekend all!

OFF 2018-08-17

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Demo:  Office Graph – Initial Graph Explorer + Trusted App Creation

Power BI Report Server Update for August 2018

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-update-august-2018/

Highlights:

  • Report theming
  • Buttons
  • Table & matrix tooltips
  • Print to PDF in Power BI Desktop!
  • New DAX: COMBINEVALUES
  • Measure drill through in reports
  • Conditional formatting by separate field

Power BI PowerShell Guidance

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/working-with-powershell-in-power-bi/

  • Great examples and guidance for admins, developers, users, etc.

Flow in Excel Guidance

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-microsoft-flow-integration-in-excel/

PowerApps and Flow Governance Whitepaper

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-enterprise-deployment-whitepaper/

  • Initial set of guidance around environment management, user administration, understand data generated by these services, etc.

PowerApps October 2018 Release Notes

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-2018-release-notes-available-to-download/

  • Focus on quality in the service
  • Solution checker will provide guidance around performance and stability
  • Continued unification of Canvas and Model-driven Apps (CDS)
  • Check out the full PDF: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2005971
  • Theming updates (Office, high contrast)

PowerApps Attachments for CDS Entities

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/add-attachments-to-your-common-data-service-entities/

 

 

OFF 2018-08-10

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AAD – Auto User Prov/Deprov available for more apps

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/08/07/automatic-user-provisioning-and-deprovisioning-now-available-for-more-apps/

Combined registration for Azure AD MFA and Self Service Password Reset plus two other cool updates now in public preview!

http://www.microsoft.com

  • Register once and get the benefits of both MFA and SSPR
  • PW reset from Microsoft Authenticator app
  • Improved Microsoft Authenticator app reg

ICYMI: Stream Network guidance + CDN int. options

https://stream.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ecdn/

 

Team: New Adobe XD integration

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-adds-integration-with-Adobe-XD/ba-p/226003

  • Adding on to Creative Cloud integration
  • Collab on protypes for web/mobile apps built in XD

Reminder: Office Update Info

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office365-proplus-by-date

  • Contains Monthly, SA, and SA targeted features
  • Should be reviewed by Office Product champs/user value owners

Enabling Enterprises in Power BI with App Workspaces

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enable-your-team-with-new-workspaces-experiences-preview/

  • Access control with security groups, distro lists, and Office 365 Groups
  • Creating workspaces not tied to a Office 365 Group
  • Retirement of organizational and Power BI service content packs
  • New Contributor role

Power BI Desktop August Update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2018-feature-summary/

  • Print!
  • Enhanced story telling with bookmark groups
  • Theming is GA – coming soon for Report Server!
  • Conditional formatting by values
  • Python!!!
  • Q&A now GA

OFF 2018-08-03

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Business Applications Summit Videos

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/biz-apps-summit-2018/

All session content is available on demand!

New Way to Manage Roles and Admins in Azure AD

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/30/a-new-way-to-manage-roles-and-administrators-in-azure-ad/

  • Easier access to info and documentation around roles and permissions
  • Easy access to manage PIM

PowerApps Formula Formatting

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automatically-format-your-formula/

Makes it easier to read your formulas whether you like whitespace or not!

Power BI Developer Community Update for July

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-july-update/

  • Programmatic control of visual headers
  • New Power BI Developer Center: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/developers/
  • Power BI Embedded now available in China Cloud
  • Accessibility feature: ability to add high contrast support to custom visuals

Upcoming Webcast on PowerApps and Power BI for Teachers

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/8-2-webinar-see-how-powerapps-and-powerbi-can-provide-school-teachers-the-apps-and-the-reports-they-need-by-daniel-Christian/

New Flow Preview Program

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/flow-preview-program/

  • Get early access (dogfood) to new functionality
  • Previews are accessed in a separate environment set to a special “preview region”
  • Useful for validating production Flows against upcoming functionality

July M365 Roundup

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/07/31/new-to-microsoft-365-in-july-integrating-apps-and-empowering-businesses/

  • Free Teams rev
  • Planner in SharePoint sites 🙂
  • Visio visual for Power BI
  • M365 Usage Analytics GA
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator in People card
  • And more…

Live Events – good post on Employee Engagement

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/08/01/4-steps-to-engage-employees-with-new-live-events-in-microsoft-365/

Nice overview of use scenarios, not just the tech capabilities

Intune 3rd Party CA support

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/30/microsoft-intune-adds-support-for-entrust-datacard-and-other-third-party-certification-authorities/

  • More options for cert issuance via SCEP, etc.

New AAD Roles Management in Preview

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/30/a-new-way-to-manage-roles-and-administrators-in-azure-ad/

  • Easier visibility and management of roles in AAD

Teams August Rollup Announcments

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-August-round-up/ba-p/222694

  • Alerts in DnD options
  • Better PPT in meetings
  • Answer Auto Attendant/Queue calls in Teams
  • More Wiki options