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Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.

March 2018

UPDATES COMING – SharePoint Admin Center

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Microsoft will be rolling out new features during March – April 2018 timeframe.   Tenants on “targeted release” (AKA “first release”) will naturally see these first.

  • Search in site management – You’ve asked for it. You can now search your list of sites. We’re still tweaking a few things but give it a shot and let us know what you think.
  • Export to CSV – Another big request, you can export the site management info to a comma separated value file (CSV) on PC or Mac. Give it a shot and let us know if we missed anything.
  • Custom views – You can create new views for the site management page and update the default view. Note that the views you create are shared across all admins on the new SPO admin center.
  • Site level sharing for non-group-connected sites – We’re bringing the “share” in SharePoint back to the new SharePoint admin center by enabling management of site level sharing settings for non-group-connected sites. We will follow this shortly with support for group-connected sites, and also support for advanced sharing settings. In case you’re wondering, yes, we are working on a new tenant-level sharing page.
  • Updated email layout when contacting site admins through the site management interface.

Also, more features will come shortly after:

  • Site level sharing for group-connected sites
  • Addition of site URL column to default view
  • Site management progress indicator updates – We improved support for timeouts and errors.
  • Updated preview banner and intro – We wanted to make it clear this was a work in progress.


What’s in that patch? Mar 2018

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

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What’s in that patch – Mar 2018.PDF

Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center

MC132234 – Stay Informed

Published On : March 15, 2018

In late-March, 2018, we are launching a new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business admin center experience. The new admin center will give you a single location to manage Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business going forward and this change is the first step to achieve this goal. This change will also deliver additional functionality, end-to-end insights, and the ability to manage Teams settings on a user level. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap IDs: 24189 and 26982. This feature is only available to members of your organization that have been granted administrator-level permissions.

How does this affect me?

We will begin gradually migrating settings to the new experience to select organizations on March 19, 2018. On March 31, 2018, we will continue the rollout to all Office 365 organizations. In the coming months, we’ll continue to further improve the new admin center to give you a centralized location for you to access all of your administrative needs by migrating other functionality and features Once we begin the migration, the Skype and Teams settings in the Office 365 admin center and Skype for Business admin center will be disabled, and we will display a message with a link pointing you to the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business admin center.

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

There’s nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information below to learn more about the new Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams admin center.

Additional information


Screenshots – Skype for Business (as of 3/16)






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