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April 20th, 2021 by YammerTeam

A lot has changed in Yammer over the past year and we continue to see new growth, new communities, and new users getting started with Yammer. With this in mind, we are excited to share training videos that you can use to share within your own organization. 


Use these training videos to build momentum in your Yammer communities.  



Videos for everyone…  


Microsoft Yammer conversations and discovery


In this video you’ll learn how to…  

  • Discover and join new communities  
  • Understand what’s in your Yammer feed  
  • Favorite communities for quick access 
  • Start a conversation, ask a question, post a poll, react and @mention a co-worker. 
  • Share conversations  
  • Mark best answer to a question you’ve asked 
  • Search Yammer for previous conversations 





Microsoft Yammer notifications and announcements 


In this video you’ll learn how to…  

  • Stay on top of your notifications in Yammer 
  • Receive announcements and react and reply directly in Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Yammer 
  • Adjust your email notification settings in Yammer  


Resource: What’s new in Yammer 

Resource: End User Training Guide 





Training for Yammer community admins…  


Microsoft Yammer communities overview 


In this video you’ll learn how to … 

  • create and brand a community 
  • Post an announcement  
  • Moderate conversations including how to feature a conversation, pin conversation, close the conversation, and how to mark best answer to a question.  
  • Host a virtual event  
  • Evaluate your community by looking at the analytics and insights for the conversations, questions, and events.

Resource: Community Management for Yammer  

Resource: Build Yammer Communities 

Related blog post: How to create a sustainable Yammer community  




Training for Yammer network Admins…  


Microsoft Yammer network admin highlights 


In this video you’ll learn how to…  

  • Set up usage policy 
  • Add your company’s logo to the emails 
  • Set up Report Conversations process 
  • Mute a community from the feed 
  • Configure and customize All Company branding and naming 
  • Pin Yammer Communities App to Microsoft Teams  


More Support: Admin key concepts  





Find more Yammer resources  

Yammer Support & Help  

Yammer Adoption & Resources  

Yammer Online Training 




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April 20th, 2021 by Rudy Mens

A long-requested feature to send emails from an alias in Office 365 seems to be finally released. The feature has not been announced yet, but it’s already documented in the service description and seems to work fine. This new feature should become available for Outlook ... Read moreHow-to Send email from Alias in Microsoft Office 365

The post How-to Send email from Alias in Microsoft Office 365 appeared first on LazyAdmin.

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April 20th, 2021 by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365

One thing is certain: hybrid work is the future of work. People want increased flexibility and a blended work model that grants them the freedom to work when and where it’s most comfortable for them. Hybrid work can deliver a future that people want and a future that I think will be better—but that doesn’t…

The post Research shows your brain needs breaks—Outlook and Microsoft Teams can help appeared first on Microsoft 365 Blog.

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April 20th, 2021 by johnacook

In this article we will help you creating the building file required to run CQD effectively.
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April 20th, 2021 by Jeff Brown Tech

A Cloud Guru Associate Community Training Architect Gwyneth Pena-Siguenza recently launched the #CloudGuruChallenge: Your resume in Azure challenge. The goal is to create an online version of your resume in Azure to build your cloud skills. Gwyn talks more about the challenge on her YouTube channel.

I decided to take this challenge on as a way to bolster my Azure skills. Working with a project is the best way to build skills. You often run into problems or challenges that require diving deeper into the technology, thereby building knowledge.

I’m not sure how many parts this series will end up being, but here in part 1 I will cover:

  • Storing the project in GitHub
  • Building the website
  • Creating the Azure resources
  • Deploying the website

I won’t be going into step-by-step detail of how I built everything, but I will link to resources that I used along the way.

Storing the Project in GitHub

At the end of this project, I want to deploy website updates automatically out to Azure. With this in mind, I created a repository out in GitHub to store the project artifacts. I cloned the empty repository to my laptop. You can view the repository here:

JeffBrownTech / azure-resume-project

Building the Website

Following Gwen’s advice in the announcement post, I copied this free resume template to a folder named website in my project repo. I began customizing the text to put some information about myself, certifications, and previous experience.

A few years ago, I had the idea of moving to web app development. I began working through several courses at Codecademy on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. While I ended up not pursuing that, those skills came in handy in customizing the template to my liking.

Creating the Azure Resources

You can use Azure Storage for hosting a static website (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) directly from a storage container. Using Azure Storage to host a website as it doesn’t require a web server to render the content.

There is a new Azure service call Azure Static Web Apps that automatically builds and deploys full stack web apps from a code repository. While this service is purpose built for this project, Azure Static Web Apps is still in public preview at the time of this writing. That will be another project for the future.

Using the Azure CLI, I created a resource group and storage account. In the storage account, I enabled the static website hosting and uploaded the website content to the storage account. Finally, I retrieved the default website URL to verify the site loads.

I wrote a PowerShell script to deploy the resources. The script is basic and doesn’t have any error handling, but it deploys all the resources that I need so far. You can view the script in the project repo:

JeffBrownTech / azure-resume-project / Build-AzureResources.ps1

Deploying the Website

As part of the build script, I uploaded the website files from my local system to the $web container in the storage account. The script ends with displaying the default URL for the website in the storage account. You can view my site so far here.

azure static website
Viewing Azure static website using default URL

If you don’t use the above script to display the website URL, navigate to your storage account to Settings > Static website. Here you enable or disable the static website using the blob service, retrieve the primary endpoint URL, and configure the index and error document names.

Viewing storage account static website URL
Viewing storage account static website URL

Next Steps

I need to enable HTTPs and custom domain support. Given I already have a domain, I may just put a CNAME record to point to the default website URL. It probably depends on how much a new domain is going to cost. I also need to implement the visitor counter using an Azure Function and Cosmos DB.

The post Azure Cloud Resume Challenge – Part 1 appeared first on Jeff Brown Tech.

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April 20th, 2021 by Author

Additions : 1
Updates : 12

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Exchange and Outlook for Business: Ability to book time to travel and transportation on web.In Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Call MergeRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Operator Connect (Public Preview)In DevelopmentTitle
Forms: Forms response receipt – GCC/GCC High/DoD supportIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Search: Microsoft Search in GCCIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Edge v.90: Support TLS Token Binding for Policy-Configured SitesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: New print rasterization mode for non-PostScript printersLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: Removing Chromium-based MDM configuration policies from Microsoft Edge for AndroidLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: Additional page scaling options for printingLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: Synced browser history support for history searchLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: Bulk-delete passwordsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Edge v.92: Navigate PDF documents using page thumbnailsIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Edge v.90: Extend autofill suggestions to include content from clipboard.LaunchedStatus

The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

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April 20th, 2021 by M365 Now News Feed
Learn how to trigger flows from any Power BI report using the new Power Automate visual for Power BI and the Power BI button clicked trigger.

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April 20th, 2021 by judeperera
If you are using Exchange Server 2019, running on Windows Server 2019 and Office Online Server (Office Web Apps) running on Windows Server 2016 or older operating systems, you will get an error as shown below: “Sorry, there was a problem and we can’t open this document. If this happens again, try opening the document […]

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April 20th, 2021 by SharePoint Maven

Today I want to explain to you, my loyal blog followers, why you need to set up Navigation Audience Targeting when you share content externally in SharePoint. As an example, I will use a very typical use case to explain what the issue is all about and then explain how to avoid it.

Use Case

What happens when you share externally

When the recipient (external user) access the shared files and folders on a given SharePoint site, the recipient gets access to just the shared files and folders, BUT ALSO gets to see the Hub navigation that propagates to all the associated sites.

In the below example, I shared a folder with an external user, and the external recipient also gets to see your Hub Navigation as well! Now, everything in SharePoint is security-driven; however, hub navigation is not (by default). So while the recipient won’t be able to access any of those links, you might still not want the external users to see the names of the sites you have either.

Navigation Audience Targeting when sharing externally

How to enable the Hub Navigation Audience Targeting

To mitigate the issue described above, you would need to set up Navigation Audience Targeting on your Hub Navigation. To make it happen, please reference this post for the step by step instructions.

Navigation Audience Targeting when sharing externally

Important Notes

  • To hide ALL the links from the external recipients, you would need to set Audience Targeting on ALL the links you have in the navigation
  • In case you use labels to organize links, my recommendation would be to set up Audience Targeting for the top labels, such that the submenus/sublinks will be hidden automatically.
  • When you add security groups to the links, make sure to add the security groups that exclude external users (hopefully, this is self-explanatory)
  • In case your sites also utilize local navigation as well (i.e., Quick Launch on a Team Site or a Communication Site), you might need to set up Audience Targeting for those links as well

The post Why you need to set up Navigation Audience Targeting when sharing externally appeared first on SharePoint Maven.

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April 19th, 2021 by M365 Now News Feed
By Blair Pleasant
To integrate various channels, workflows, and applications, enterprise-wide CX necessitates the use of converged UC and contact center tools.

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