Dec 2023 M365 Updates: New Features & Tips
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Dec 2023 M365 Updates: New Features & Tips

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Microsoft 365 (M365) is constantly evolving with monthly updates that enhance user experience and productivity. As December typically wraps up the year, users often look forward to significant updates and new features to help plan for the year ahead. The end of the year is also a strategic time for organizations to review their software subscriptions and consider new solutions within the M365 suite.

SharePoint Embedded: This is a new service focusing on developers, providing SharePoint's file handling capabilities (like co-authoring, versioning, permissions, etc.) without a user interface. This allows developers to build applications with a custom UI while leveraging SharePoint's backend features.

  • OneDrive Web App Offline Availability: Enhancements to OneDrive, including the ability to use the OneDrive web app offline, moving beyond the limitations of the traditional sync client.
  • Graph CLI v 1.0.0: Microsoft has released a new command-line tool for interacting with Microsoft Graph, simplifying API testing and development.
  • WebDav Deprecation in Windows: Starting with Windows 11 23H2, WebDav will be disabled by default, signaling a move towards using OneDrive sync instead.
  • First-Party E-Signatures in SharePoint: Microsoft announced the integration of DocuSign and Adobe Sign into SharePoint, and a new first-party eSignature solution.
  • Deprecation of SharePoint Add-Ins: Microsoft plans to retire the SharePoint Add-in model, with a timeline leading to all add-ins ceasing function by April 2nd, 2026.
  • Updates to SharePoint Authoring Experience: New features in SharePoint include an advanced image editor, new page templates, and upcoming enhancements like co-authoring and Copilot integration.
  • Teams App Test Tool: A new tool for testing and debugging Teams apps locally.
  • Message Extensions in Outlook: The general availability of a feature that allows Teams message extensions to be used in Outlook.
  • Clipchamp Premium: Microsoft's announcement of a premium tier for Clipchamp, a video editing tool.
  • SharePoint API Resource Specific Consent: Introduction of more granular permissions in SharePoint, moving away from broader access scopes.
  • Archive Teams Channels: The ability to archive channels in Teams, providing a way to retain information without deleting the channel.
  • Viva Connections Call APIs from Built-In Designer: Enhanced capabilities in the Viva Connections Adaptive card designer to call SharePoint and Microsoft Graph APIs.
  • Delve Retirement: Microsoft's plan to retire Delve by December 16th, 2024.
  • Changes to Power Query: Important updates for admins regarding the Microsoft Edge WebView2 framework and support for TLS 1.2.
  • GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on Azure OpenAI Service: The release of a more powerful GPT-4 Turbo model with vision capabilities on Azure.


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People also ask

What is the Outlook update 2023?

The Outlook update of 2023 brought several enhancements and features to improve user productivity and experience. These include a new integrated calendar, advanced mail sorting capabilities, updated security protocols, and a more intuitive user interface with customizable options to better align with individual workflows. Additionally, AI-driven features such as summarization of emails and smart scheduling options have been introduced to streamline email management.

Is o365 now called m365?

Yes, Office 365 was rebranded to Microsoft 365 to reflect the service's expansion beyond the traditional Office applications. Microsoft 365 encompasses new features, tools, and services aimed at fostering greater productivity, business process improvements, and collaborative work environments that extend beyond the core suite of Office applications.

How do I know if I am on m365?

To determine if you are on Microsoft 365, you can check your subscription status through the Microsoft 365 admin center if you are an administrator, or by accessing your account settings through any of the Microsoft 365 applications. Your subscription details will reveal if you are using Microsoft 365 and which plan you are currently on.

What is included in m365?

Microsoft 365 includes the complete suite of Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It also offers services like OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and a range of other collaborative tools. Advanced security features, device management, and productivity insights powered by AI and machine learning are also integral parts of Microsoft 365 offerings. The exact components can vary based on the specific plan (e.g., Personal, Family, Business, Enterprise) subscribed to by the user.



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