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OneNote Class Notebook for OneNote 2016 for Mac; Office 365 Groups Administration Update Released

The much-revered OneNote Class Notebook for OneNote 2016 is available today for use on Mac. Now with these Class Notebook tools, the Class Notebook tab is visible to teacher in a Class Notebook with administrative rights.

With the proper permissions, they will be able to utilize many of the features that they were able previously, such as:

Class Notebook Tools for OneNote 2016 for Mac

  • Quickly and easily distribute pages or new sections to students in a class. “Rather than sending students to the Content Library to copy a page for themselves, a teacher can distribute a page to all students in a class with just two clicks,” explains Office team.
  • Copy sections to Content Libraries in multiple notebooks.
  • Sequentially review students work (homework, assignments, quizzes, etc.), by simply clicking a student’s name to navigate to the page in the student’s notebook; as teachers are now provided with a list of all the pages they’ve distributed.
  • Easily navigate and browse student notebooks is a cinch now, through a easy-to-scan student list provided to teachers and their sections to quickly browse and navigate to—and monitor their students’ activity.
  • Manage drop-down offers handy links for teachers easily accessible as well as letting them add or remove students or teachers from a Class Notebook or get started on creating a new Class Notebook, the Office team writes.
  • Launch Class Notebook app functionality.
  • Visit useful professional development and community resources.

For more details on Class Notebook Tools for OneNote 2016 for Mac, check out this user guide.

In another blog post, Office team highlighted the following capabilities coming to all commercial and education customers of Office 365.

In addition to the following Groups administration—June 2016 update, also, the team noted, they’ve planned to deliver the following key features in the second half of this year: “the ability to add external members to a group, a SharePoint team site for every group and integration of Yammer groups with the Office 365 Groups service.”

June 2016 update, offers following capabilities are available today to all Office 365 commercial and education customers:

“Ability to update privacy type—enables group owners to change the privacy setting from public to private or vice versa by editing the group properties in Outlook on the web. Additionally, ‘administrators can also leverage the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlets to change the privacy type,” the team noted.

Next up, the Multi-domain support lets administrators create groups in specific domains of their choosing. As well as groups created by users in one domain will share that domain (as opposed to using a common domain across the tenant).

Usera are also now allowed to send email as the Office 365 group when you enable your group’s shared mailbox to “Send As,” by using PowerShell cmdlets to configure this.

Guidance to configure Office 365 Groups with on-premises Exchange mailbox users in the hybrid deployment.

Office 365 ability to update privacy type

In addition, the following improvements has begun rolling out today, with full deployment by the end of July:

  • Creation policy in Azure Active Directory
  • Usage guidelines enable you to define usage guidelines for Office 365 Groups—to educate your users about best practices.
  • Create customizable Data classification and extensible policy.
  • Mobile application management helps protect users’ data on the go. The team is also bringing Outlook Groups mobile apps in Microsoft Intune as policy-managed apps.

Improvements to administration experience include:

  • Exchange Admin Center (EAC) UI for migrating Distribution Lists (DLs) to groups.
  • Naming policy in Azure Active Directory lets administrators configure a policy for appending text to the beginning or end of a group’s name and email address no matter where the group is created.
  • “Ability to search for both public and private groups files stored in a SharePoint document library and surfaced in OneDrive for Business, and Office Delve,” explains Office team.

Finally, the Office team is calling people to test drive Office 365 via a 90-minute interactive online event. Check out more here.

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