Newsletter – Episode 56

Episode 56 – March 16, 2016

news

cool pic SharePoint 2016 RTM has been released on March 14!

March 14 marks Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint Server 2016!

cool pic March 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the March 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013 product family. For March 2016 CU full server packages (also known as Uber packages) are available. No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, March 2016 CU includes all fixes from March 2016 PU.

cool pic Microsoft releases Office 365 tutorials with over 50 videos

Microsoft released the first 3 training scenarios and each of them consists of six tutorials with over 50 videos. These videos will help users learn how they can work more effectively using Office 365 in their daily activities, on the devices and platforms of their choice.

cool pic Announcing the new Office 365 admin center

Microsoft announced the rollout of the new Office 365 admin center. The new admin center makes management of Office 365 faster, easier and more efficient.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Intersection Spring 2016 CountDown Show with Bill Baer

In this short video Richard Campbell talks to Bill Baer of the SharePoint team about the latest updates coming to SharePoint 2016.

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Update Office 365 ProPlus with native ConfigMgr Controls

Office 365 clients (including Office 365 Pro Plus, Visio Pro, and Project Pro) can now receive updates using a new servicing capability. Now you can leverage ConfigMgr’s built-in workflow engine to natively distribute software updates. You’ll learn how to enable it, see how it works and your options will be also reviewed.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – SharePoint Client Side Development and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

This PnP Web Cast is concentrated on the Cross-Origin Resources Sharing (CORS) considerations in JavaScript development with SharePoint customizations.

blogs & tutorials

How to review and mitigate the impact of phishing attacks in Office 365

This post by John Jendrezak, partner director of program management for the Office Engineering team is about phishing attacks on Office365, their detection and minimization of the impact.

Delve Analytics lets Office 365 users track (and maybe change) bad email habits

Delve Analytics analyzes information extracted from Office 365 to help people work smarter. In this article Tony Redmond shares some insights into how these analytics work and how can they help one become more productive.

10 Office 365 Migration Pitfalls to Avoid

To make sure your migration is a success, make sure you avoid the Office 365 migration pitfalls described in this post by Carl O’Connor.

Ultimate guide to SharePoint size and usage limitations

If there’s one thing all SharePointers have to keep in mind, it’s the limits of the tool they’re using. Here is a nice guide that will help you to learn more about the limitations of SharePoint and how to leverage this knowledge when working on your projects.

Updates to Office 365 Video

Here Mikael Svenson shares information about the cool & exciting updates to Office 365 video.

Accessibility in Office 365 – progress in 2015 and plans for 2016

Office 365 team has increased its investments in accessibility and here are more details on what is in progress and what to expect in the nearest future.

How to configure SharePoint 2016 or 2013 Hybrid Search

Hybrid is currently a big hype. Where a year ago the cloud was the way to go and on-premises advised against, companies have now realized the cloud is not suitable for every situation. Especially government organizations or big companies are not able to migrate everything to the cloud. So, Microsoft has invested a lot in hybrid to bring the best of two worlds together: the flexibility and data sovereignty of on-premises and all the cool new features of the cloud.

Get Certified in 2016 with Microsoft Certification Booster Packs

Microsoft Learning introduced a new special offer called Microsoft Certification Booster Packs to help you get certified!

Office 365 for business – Admin Help

Need help with admin tasks for Office 365 for business? Everything you need may be found here.

Tools

Managing Tasks: Office Planner vs. Trello

Haniel Croitoru has created this detailed analysis and comparison of the 2 tools to give you an unbiased opinion which should help you make an educated decision on which tool is best for your needs.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Field validation with Client-side rendering

Client-side rendering (CSR) has been introduced by Microsoft with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. With CSR you can add additional functionality to some SharePoint elements very easily by just adding a JavaScript file which implements the missing functionality.

upcoming events & webinars

The Future of SharePoint

Come celebrate SharePoint and see Jeff Teper, CVP OneDrive and SharePoint, unveil the new vision and roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, both on-premises and in the cloud with Office 365. The online event will take place on May 4th, 2016, so be sure to register and add it to your calendar!

People who worked on this episode

Have a good weekend!

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