Microsoft likely to deliver Account Guest Access support for Teams in 2018, months later than it initially planned, however the company has rolloed out additional features in Office 365 as part of the Novemeber release to help you save time, stay secure, and do more.
Among others, this month updates focus on helping organizations manage access to resources, strengthen security, privacy and complicance with features, such as:
Now, Office 365 E5 subscribers can upload documents from outside Office 365 and analyze data with Advanced eDiscovery tool using new content import feature. “The Advanced eDiscovery helps organizations analyze data across Office 365 to identify information about a person or topic stored.”
Sending secure external sharing links in OneDrive and SharePoint is now generally available to Office 365, allowing recipients to access files and folders without a Microsoft account by an email-based verification code each time a user accesses a file.
Compliance Manager preview now available via Service Trust Portal built into Office 365 helps subscribers improve their compliance posture through risk assessments on Microsoft Cloud services, actionable insights, and simplified compliance workflows.
Microsoft also introduces some intelligent tools that help customers manage resources in more effective ways and make it easier for Firstline Workers to optimize time throughout the workday.
Clock in and out in Microsoft StaffHub—now Firstline Workforce can clock in and out of their shifts within the StaffHub app, in addition to managing daily activities and accessing company news and resources.
Automate files with Microsoft Flow in OneDrive—subscribers can now run workflows on selected files and folders in OneDrive, that simplifies common tasks, like saving multiple email attachments to folders and providing upload notifications.
Mile IQ now leveraging Microsoft AI saves time by automatically classifying trips as it will now detect frequently visited locations, learn how they’re typically classified. Subscribers can always re-classify a drive, if necessary from the web dashboard.
Additionally using Work Hours, times a user works, including multiple shifts can be set and will automatically classify drives outside of those hours as personal.
AI now powers Resume Assistant, a feature in Microsoft Word that help Office 365 subscribers craft compelling resumes with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn.
The following additional updates also made way in to this months updates, including:
- GDPR requirements are effective in May 2018.
- Office Mobile apps optimized for Andorid are now available for Google Chromebook as well. As with other mobile apps, “an Office 365 subscription is required to edit documents on devices with a screen size of 10.1 inches or greater,” writes the team.
- Office Lens, now integrated within OneNote providing scanning, cropping, and rotation of photos, documents, whiteboards, and business cards.
To learn more about these features, watch the videos below:
Lastly, Microsoft’s Edge browsing apps are now generally available for iOS and Android, brings along familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View, and Roaming Passwords across PC and phone.
Additionally, the ability to continue on PC, or save it to work on later is available, too.
You can get the apps over HERE.