This is the October 2018 Edition of the Office 365 with links from Microsoft on service updates and recent changes in Microsoft Office 365. In addition. sharing blog posts and other content of interest in the Office 365 / Azure AD space that has been published this month by the community.

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New feature: Add Microsoft Teams to existing Office 365 Groups directly from SharePoint Online team sites

Adding a Microsoft Teams’ instance to existing Office 365 Groups directly from SharePoint Online team sites is a new Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this out soon. Only users who are group owners can perform this action, and the option only appears if Teams is enabled in your tenant for SharePoint team sites already connected to an Office 365 group, but not yet connected to Microsoft Teams.

Unleash your SharePoint admin superpowers with new admin center capabilities

The new SharePoint admin experience provides a completely revamped SharePoint admin center that draws heavily on our modern principles… an administrative console designed to help IT achieve more, so their users can achieve more. If you’ve enjoyed using the new SharePoint admin center up until today, you now have the option to make the new SharePoint admin center your default experience while still being able to go back to the classic admin center if you need to.

New feature: @mentions in page comments in SharePoint Online

After this change takes place, users will be able to @mention their colleagues in the comment section of modern pages & news posts. This functionality is available in SharePoint Online and in SharePoint Online mobile apps for Android and iOS. The person who is mentioned will be notified via push notification in the SharePoint Online mobile app and in email.


Blocking Basic Authentication to Exchange Online

When accessing Exchange Online from a client like Outlook or ActiveSync, clients have traditionally used Basic Authentication (also known as Legacy Authentication ). You will have seen this in action if you’ve performed migrations to Exchange Online with clients like Outlook 2010, and a native password dialogue like this is shown to the user after the migration completes.

Other Links

SharePoint 2019 Pre-Req and Configuration via PowerShell – The SharePoint Farm

SharePoint 2019 Pre-Req and Configuration via PowerShell

Office 2019 Servers available for Commercial customers

Office 2019 Servers available for Commercial customers.