Microsoft Acts to Stop OneDrive Users Excluding Sites from Searches

OneDrive for Business owners could exclude their sites from Office 365 searches but they can’t any longer after Microsoft acted to remove the capability from OneDrive site settings. All OneDrive for Business sites are now indexed and available to Office 365 searches.

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Use ORCA to Check Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Settings

ORCA is a project to help Office 365 tenant administrators validate their anti-spam and anti-malware settings against recommendations from Microsoft. ORCA is installed as a PowerShell module with just one cmdlet. After running Get-ORCAReport, you’ll have a report containing recommendations and observations about your configuration.

Native Federated Chat Now Rolling Out for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is rolling out an upgraded rich federated experience for Teams to replace the previous plaintext 1:1 chat experience. When enabled, you’ll be able to send rich formatted text, emojis, and stickers to external Teams users in other Office 365 tenants and greatly increase the impact of your thoughts. The upgrade is rolling out now and should be complete worldwide by early December 2019.

Four Videos About Interesting Tidbits from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Lots of announcements and other news flowed at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 Conference. Here’s a YouTube playlist for four short videos about interesting topics from the conference. We cover Office 365, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and the famous “Office 365 substrate.”

Teams Quiet Hours Settings Valuable for Mobile Devices

Tired of receiving Teams notifications when you’re watching TV in the evenings? Turn on Quiet Hours to suppress notifications when you prefer not to be disturbed. And you can even turn off notifications for complete days too. All of this is only available for the Teams mobile client because it’s the only that people are most likely to be using when they should be thinking about their work-life balance.