Monthly Archives: February 2019

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2/15/2019

Show Notes

Power BI a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant or Analytics and BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-a-leader-in-gartners-magic-quadrant-for-analytics-and-bi-platforms-for-12-consecutive-years/

Power BI Export to PDF and On-Demand Email Subscriptions Available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/export-to-pdf-and-on-demand-e-mail-subscriptions-now-available/

PDF export in addition to PowerPoint! Also, subscription can now be trigged on-demand.

Power BI Export with Filters

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/end-user-filtered-export-capabilities-now-available/

Works with PDF and PowerPoint. Includes filters, slicers, cross-highlighting… more. Check out the post!

Power BI Admin Portal Bulk Operations

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/bulk-operations-in-the-admin-portal/

Replaces the need for repetitive admin operations that were usually solved with PowerShell. Examples: restore deleted workspaces, assign admin to orphaned workspaces.

Power BI Embedded Support for Service Principals

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-power-bi-api-with-service-principal-preview/

This approach replaces the previous approach of using a named Power BI Pro (and hence license) user for interacting with the Power BI API in embedded scenarios. Easier to create, cheaper, more secure!

Power BI Desktop Update for February

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2019-feature-summary/

  • More formatting control of filtering pane
  • Cross highlighting from points in a line chart
  • Change default cross highlighting/filtering behavior in a report
  • Rounded corners!
  • Key influencers visual
  • Insights questions in Q&A and autogenerated Q&A question suggestions
  • A BUNCH of cool custom visuals!
  • A BUNCH of data connectors!
  • Better error messages for DQ/live connections

Flow Updates!

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-more-powerful-conditions-in-flows-and-more/

  • Flow now has the advanced condition capabilities that have been in Logic Apps.
  • SharePoint “Remind Me” feature based on a date in metadata
  • Code peek
  • New connectors: Microsoft Security Graph, XooaDB

Autopilot Remote Wipe for EDU

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Introducing-Remote-Autopilot-Reset-in-Intune-for-Education/ba-p/332539?lightbox-message-images-332539=72251i821F49D3CCD3399F

Great for end of year!

Feb Teams Roundup

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-February-round-up/ba-p/330566

  • Teams rooms
  • Usage Reporting
  • Templates and Bots
  • 3rd Party – MindMeister, Jira and more!

Teams Healthcare Announcements

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Empower-healthcare-organizations-with-NEW-capabilities-in/ba-p/334445

ICYMI: O365 Privacy – new features review

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/01/29/introducing-new-features-in-microsoft-365-to-help-prepare-for-the-next-wave-of-privacy-regulations/

  • Specialized Compliance workspace
  • Consistent labeling across Win, Mac, iOS, Droid
  • New analytics capabilities
  • Better support for comms review – important to regulated industries

SharePoint – Lots to catch up on!!

No OFF 2019-02-08

If you want a bit of fun content, check out the new Office 2019 vs. Office 365 video.  Think they are the same?  We think not! 🙂   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/02/06/the-twins-challenge-office-365-crushes-office-2019/

Have a great week all!

– DS/TK

Office Flash Friday Broadcast for 2/1/2019

Show Notes

Flow DLP Enhancements
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-http-and-custom-connector-support-for-data-loss-prevention-policies/

* HTTP connectors now subject to DLP
* Custom connectors are as well
* Right now, you can do this with a Flow template or PowerShell. GUI coming soon.

Send a Flow as a Copy
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/send-a-flow-as-a-copy/

This is like creating a Flow template for the people you choose. Note the recommendations about private/personal data!

Power BI Email Subscription Time-Based Scheduling Available
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscription-time-based-scheduling-now-available/

You now have much more and granular control over when your email subscriptions are sent.

Discover PowerApps and Flows Using Specific Features
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-scripts-to-discover-powerapps-and-flows-with-specific-features/

Leverage PowerShell to find PowerApps or Flows that are doing things like using custom connectors, premium connectors, on-prem connectors, HTTP actions.

Teams-Skype Roadmap Update
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-meetings-and-calling-news-roundup-The-latest/ba-p/327006

* Allllmost theeeere!!!
* Most net new/fwd-looking are over in the Teams Roadmap at this point

Teams Call Qual Dash – Potential false bad trend explained
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/The-Rise-of-Drop-Failure-Rate-and-Unclassified-Streams-Explained/ba-p/327015

* Issue seems to be driven from non-audio modalities impacting the data
* Change coming to address the issue

Teams – Updates IT Pro Docs/Guidance
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Updated-IT-Pro-and-Admin-documentation/ba-p/326674

As the service evolves, so do the docs!