Monthly Archives: December 2018

No OFF 12-28-2018 but get ready for group doc flow update

However if you want to add Yammer group governance plus all O365 group coverage (as opposed to just Teams) to the Documentation Flow I’ve been working on I do have some pre-work for you.

The flow I’ll publish next week does much more than just the Teams stuff, however it requires a Yammer API key for adding in state from that service which allows reporting on Yammer enablement as well as Teams.

Want to get started? Follow the instructions on this excellent blog post https://skodvinhvammen.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/governing-yammer-groups-using-microsoft-flow/ until you get to the part where you have the AuthZ code. You DO NOT need to make the referenced flow – my upcoming Git post will have one you can just import.

Happy New Year all!

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for December 21, 2018

Show Notes

Flow Updates for December
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/december-2018-updates/

* New inputs for Flow buttons, can now do text yes/no, file, email, number, and dates.
* Flow button inputs can also be optional
* Less noise for Flow notification failures
* Improved help in Flow designer
* Flow APIs for management/governance
* New connectors

Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics App Update
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-premium-capacity-metrics-app-makes-navigating-and-viewing-metrics-at-workspace-level-easier/

* Shows report refresh time
* Support for cross-highlighting and aggregation for dataset and workspaces; makes it easier to understand workspace resource consumption.
* Query Waits are now bucketed

PowerApps Delivers New WYSIWYG Model-Driven Form Designer
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-wysiwyg-model-driven-form-designer-public-preview/

* Live WYSIWYG preview
* Switch between different screen sizes
* Field searching/filtering
* Property updates are instantly reflected
* Save/Publish are now one button click

PowerApps Bar Code Scanner Update
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-barcode-scanner-control/

* New control now relies on native device capabilities on iOS and Android
* Can use old control if you need bar code scanning in a web browser

Power BI Workspace Management in Admin Portal
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/workspace-management-in-the-admin-portal/

Giving you a GUI option for what you could do in the Power BI Admin PowerShell
cmdlets.

PowerApps Canvas App Coding Standards and Guidelines
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-canvas-app-coding-standards-and-guidelines/

This whitepaper is designed to bring together information and best practices that might have already been available, but not necessarily in one place.

ONENOTE FOR WINDOWS CUSTOM TAGS
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Custom-tags-available-soon-in-OneNote/ba-p/302898

Mak’em, search’em, tag’em!

NEW – OFFICE APP FOR WIN 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/12/19/introducing-the-office-app-for-windows-10/

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for December 7, 2018

Show Notes

Power BI Helper Webcast
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-12-4-power-bi-helper-a-free-community-tool-for-developers-by-reza-rad/

Power BI Helper is a community developed tool to assist with documentation, model clean up, and simply understanding what’s going on in a PBIX file. Tune in on 12/4 to hear more.

Power BI Ask a Question in Detail
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/qna-december-2018-update/

A more detailed overview of how you can interrogate Power BI data with natural
language.

Power BI Quarterly Survey
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/help-improve-power-bi-quarterly-survey/

Security Graph Hackathon Kickoff
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/12/03/kicking-off-the-microsoft-graph-security-hackathon/

$15K in prizes, enter before 3/1/2019.

Flow Tab in Teams and Other Integration
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-flow-tab-in-teams-and-new-teams-triggers/

* New Flow Tab for teams
* Flow triggers for new Teams messages and mentions

OUTLOOK MOBILE – NEW UX
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/12/05/power-and-simplicity-new-outlook-mobile-design-helps-you-get-things-done-faster/

* Cleaner design
* Overall better use/navigation

HYBRID: OFFICE ONLINE SERVER NOV 2018 UPDATES
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Office-Online-Server-November-2018-Update/ba-p/292500

* Many updates/improvements
* Compat w/adv PPT features, better O365 alignment

POWERPOINT CAPTIONING – UPDATE
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/12/03/present-more-inclusively-with-live-captions-and-subtitles-in-powerpoint/

* We’ve show it before, but work the recap!
* Enterprise customers – Make sure you understand data flow for compliancy

ICYMI: SPO PROVISIONING SERVICE
https://provisioning.sharepointpnp.com/

* Interesting resources for SPO – very dev-centric, but good
* Example – Cool potential end user self-service update to Modern; check it out
* Reminder SP Dev weekly –
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/office/blogs/sharepoint-dev-weekly-episode-16/

EDGE HEADING TO CHROMIUM ENGINE
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/06/microsoft-edge-making-the-web-better-through-more-open-source-collaboration/#Bsk3hhIE6qGUTAP5.97

Let’s consider that shift….