Updates to Microsoft 365 experiences in Teams, Lists, OneDrive, Stream, Viva, and more


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Take a deep dive on the recent and upcoming updates in Microsoft 365, including new files experiences across OneDrive and Microsoft 365, new admin controls, and the brand new employee experience platform, Microsoft Viva. With more of us working remotely, we're reliant on being able to securely work on files and content. Microsoft 365 VP, Omar Shahine, joins Jeremy Chapman to share how the newest Microsoft 365 updates help people and organizations to stay connected and secure.

Shared Channels in Teams:

Be part of multiple organizations without having to switch between accounts.

Keep existing team structures, and create new chair channels within those teams.


Define custom lists and manage which templates are available to people based on their job role.

Hit milestones on time and automate alerts using rules in Teams. Make editing more efficient with rich text editing capabilities.

OneDrive & SharePoint: Store all your files in a location everyone can access. New team members automatically gain or lose access when they join or leave.

Stream video player: All your meeting recordings in one place. Catch up quickly on calls you missed by searching the transcript.

Microsoft Viva: Search results come to you: Hover over a word or click on it to get more info on a topic page.

Viva Topics: Questions are answered automatically. The more it learns, the richer the content gets on the topic page.

Viva Connections: Unique experiences with personalized news and announcements tailored to your role and location.

For Admins: Unified SharePoint and OneDrive means more consistency with shared controls and reports.

Better reporting for file sync.

Connect common issues and efficiently reach out to your users.

► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 - Introduction

01:17 - Shared Channels in Teams

04:52 - Lists

07:07 - OneDrive & SharePoint

09:51 - Microsoft Viva

12:40 - New for admins

13:49 - Wrap up

► Link References:

For more information about Microsoft Viva, go to https://aka.ms/viva

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