New feature: Message translation in Teams

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Looking forward for this new Feature as we are working in a multilingual environment.

It was already in Yammer, nice to see it coming in Microsoft Teams!

Note : This rollout is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions in our Office 365 Government Community Cloud and Office 365 Germany environments.

 

Update July 18 2018 : It’s now live on my tenant. I did not need to activate anything.

Just click on the (…) next to a conversation, click Traduire (or Translate), and the message will be translated in the language of your Microsoft Teams client.


 

From Microsoft :

 

Published On : June 29, 2018

Inline message translation is a new Microsoft Teams feature. This feature allows your users click the Translate button (in the overflow menu for any message) and see that message translated to their client’s UI language. We’ll be gradually rolling this out to all customers in mid-July, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of July.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 31475.
 

How does this affect me?


Inline message translation is being rolled out off by default for your tenant. If you wish to allow users to translate messages inline within the Teams client, then you can turn this setting ON in the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center.

This rollout is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions in our Office 365 Government Community Cloud and Office 365 Germany environments.
 

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?


You don’t need to do anything, but you may consider turning the setting ON to allow users to translate messages inline within the Teams client.

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Microsoft Team hidden from Outlook

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Microsoft has recently deployed a new feature that automatically hides a new Microsoft Team from the Outlook Global address list and from the Groups section in Outlook (See Microsoft Message below).

In order to show the team in Outlook you need to use the new property in the Set-UnifiedGroup cmdlet called HideFromExchangeClients.

This command will show your Team in the Outlook Global address list and in the Group section in Outlook.

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity “Your Team’s name” -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled:$False

Note: there might be a delay before the Team is shown in Outlook.

If you only want to show the Team in the Outlook Global Address list and not in the Group section, you need to execute the following command instead.

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity ” Your Team’s name ” -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled:$False

It would be great if a there would be an option in the Team’s settings to hide or show the Team in Outlook, instead of having to use PowerShell, then the Team owner could change the behavior. If you like this idea you can vote for it in UserVoice : https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34793197-settings-options-to-hide-or-show-team-in-outlook

 

Messagge that was sent to the Office 365 Message center :

Updated feature: Office 365 Groups created from Microsoft Teams will be hidden from Outlook by default

Based on your feedback, we’re improving how Office 365 Groups display across the Office 365 suite. New Office 365 Groups generated as a result of creating a team in Microsoft Teams will no longer show in Outlook by default.

This change will result in a more tailored experience in Outlook by removing groups which are predominately used in Microsoft Teams. For organizations that want to continue with the existing behavior of showing these groups in Outlook, an Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlet will be provided which can enable the group for the Outlook experience.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 26955.

How does this affect me?


When users create a new team in Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 Group associated with that team will no longer show in Outlook. The group will not be visible in the Outlook left hand navigation and will not be visible in the address book. Additionally, the group name will not resolve when attempting to resolve the address while authoring a new mail message in Outlook.

Groups created through Outlook and then later enabled for Teams will continue to show in both Outlook and Teams. Additionally, groups that were already created prior to this change will continue to display in both Outlook and Teams. This update will gradually roll out across Outlook and Teams in the coming months.

Groups created in Teams will continue to be visible in Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint Online home, Planner, and other groups experiences. This change affects visibility in Outlook, only.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers starting late-April, and the roll out to the rest of the world will be completed by the end of August.


 

 


 

Access Web Apps in SharePoint Online retirement

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You should already know that Access Web Apps is being retired.

From the Office 365 message center :

« On April 2nd 2018 Access Web Apps databases were set as read-only.

Starting July 1, 2018, Access Web Apps will be uninstalled (and underlying databases will be deleted).

We encourage you to take immediate actions to migrate valuable data from active Access Web Apps.

There are multiple ways to migrate Access web apps data; export to SharePoint Lists, export to local Access database (.ACCDB) and export to SQL Server – are a few examples. In SharePoint Server this feature will be supported in accordance with the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. »

Important : This announcement has no impact on the Access Desktop product, and on Access Desktop databases (.accdb).

 

If you did not do it yet, you should look at PowerApps to replace you Access Applications.

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

More storage allocation for SharePoint Online

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This change was announced earlier, but the update will start June 21th 2018 and should be completed by the end of August 2018


With this change, SharePoint Online per user license storage allocation will increase to 1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased (up from 1 TB plus .5 GB per user license purchased). Note : this does not include SharePoint Online kiosk plans including Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1.

Once complete, you’ll see this increased storage in your SharePoint Online admin center.

If you are manually managing site collection storage limits those will not be changed, but you will have a larger tenant storage allocation to draw from.

Create Microsoft Teams from Template

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There are a lot of users asking to be able to create a team from a Template.

From UserVoice it says that creating Teams from Template is on the backlog : https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16941814-team-templates

Last week at the SharePoint Conference North America,  at the Microsoft Teams booth I saw that we could Create Team from Template. (See image below)

It would then show the list of available teams to use as a Template.

Don’t hold your breath, It’s still in testing, but it looks good.

Maybe you will see this soon in a tenant near you!

Full document library integration in Microsoft Teams

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This week at the SharePoint Conference North America there were many announcements about Microsoft Teams.

One of the announcement was that we will eventually see full SharePoint Document library integration in Microsoft Teams.

When the feature becomes available, you will be able to add a document library tab to a channel to:

  • View and edit documents
  • Select and change views
  • Use Filters
  • Quick edit mode
  • Synchronize the documents to your desktop
  • Use Flow
  • Add columns
  • Column resize
  • Rich row formatting

There was no commitment on a release date.

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Reminder: End of mainstream support SharePoint 2013

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Just a heads-up in case that you still have SharePoint environments running on SharePoint 2013:

Mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 will end on April 10th, 2018:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=sharepoint%202013

After this date only security fixes will be provided for SharePoint 2013. Regular hotfixes can no longer be requested.

If not already done we recommend to start planning the migration to SharePoint Server 2016 as soon as possible.

Or Office 365 and SharePoint OnlineJ

Source : https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2017/10/11/mainstream-support-for-sharepoint-2013-will-end-in-6-months/

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