OFF 2018-09-21

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Help Shape the Future of Power BI

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/shape-the-future-of-power-bi-join-our-user-research-panel/

We’re making it easy to participate in research studies to review planned updates to Power BI.

Power BI Dashboard Comments

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-dashboard-comments-in-power-bi/

  • Comments for dashboards or specific visuals
  • @ mentioning
  • Works in mobile as well as desktop/web

Power BI Desktop September 2018 Update

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

  • Reporting: create dot plots using scatter chart visual, copy value/selection from table/matrix, built-in report themes, report page tooltip GA & card support, accessibility improvements for analytics/formatting panes
  • Analytics: preview of aggregation (huge!), Q&A support for row-level security
  • Custom visuals: horizon chart, etc.
  • Data connectivity: PDF connector preview, SAP BW support for measure properties, Dataflows preview
  • Data prep: M intellisense!, columns from example support for padding

On-premises Data Gateway September 2018 Update

http://www.microsoft.com

Mashup engine matches that of the Power BI Desktop September 2018 update, bug fixes, etc.

Web Client of Remote Desktop now GA for Windows Server 2016/2019 Preview

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Enterprise-Mobility-Security/Remote-Desktop-web-client-now-generally-available/ba-p/250588

Using PowerApps to Power Microsoft HR Employee Interaction

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-thrive/

New PowerApps Screen Templates for Office 365

http://www.microsoft.com

Screens for: email, people, meetings, calendars, first-time tutorial, success screen

Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/09/12/office-vba-amsi-parting-the-veil-on-malicious-macros/

  • Read up on it!

IMPORTANT – Modern Desktop Announcement – Review from 9/6

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/06/helping-customers-shift-to-a-modern-desktop/

  • Tools for getting and staying current
    • System Center/Intune
    • Office Readiness
    • Windows Analytics

Ignite: O365 Network/Multi-Geo content and settings

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Multi-Geo-and-Networking-sessions-at-Ignite-2018/ba-p/252880

Ignite: Teams Session Awesomness!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Unleash-productivity-with-these-Microsoft-Teams-breakout/ba-p/251318

  • If you are going, or if you watch later, check these topics out!

No OFF 9-14, but do have one ICYMI…

You know how we’ve shown the cool Stream transcription and facial indexing features? We mentioned in briefly, but you now own that ability across almost ALL O365 license tiers!

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More Intelligent Content Access -Current + Futures

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/08/28/microsoft-365-is-the-smartest-place-to-store-your-content/

  • File Insights
  • Intelligent sharing
  • Searchable images

ICYMI: Office Lens + Ink/Text

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Ink-annotations-in-Office-Lens/ba-p/193565

  • Ink+Text annotations in Office Lens

Test Flows w/Real Data

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/test-data-management-connectors/

  • Supported at the moment by 4 connectors
  • More coming over time

ICYMI: Power Suite Release Docs for October updated late August

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/october18/

  • Go check out the PA/Flow announcements

Documented Full O365 MC/SC Flow

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/get-office365-health-notices-using-microsoft-flow/

  • Same one we’ve shown, but with full docs and step-by-step 🙂
  • Also, trusted app, so it is better than my U+P rev – I was trying to crawl/walk/run, but this is the recommended approach for sure

 

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

 

OFF 2018-07-27

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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 2018-07-20

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