Wow! These past weeks must have been the most exciting and busy we’ve had at Microsoft in a while. From seamless integrations to the release of powerful new tools, the latest updates are a testament to Microsoft’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. My head is spinning with the number of new features, apps, and articles that have been announced recently. If you feel the same way, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve curated a list of the most relevant links and resources from the past four weeks to give you an easy guide to get up to speed on the latest announcements.
– Mariel Vargas
New YouTube video | Power up your Productivity with Microsoft Teams Apps
Today we are starting by sharing the newest video in our YouTube channel: Day in life with Microsoft Teams. This quick, 5-minute video shows the integration of 13 apps into the flow of work of a Nestor, powered by Teams as a platform. We hope it inspires you in different ways to level up your experience in Teams.
Customer Story | Alfa Beta introduces a fresh way to communicate with stores using the Microsoft Teams platform
“Teams is now the major communication hub for the entire business. With it, we have created a faster, safer, and more reliable way to communicate with employees in our stores.”
Customer Story | Carlsberg improves digital employee experience to reach 29,000 employees using Microsoft VIVA
“We strive to make sure that we have the best beer in the world for our customers and we wanted the best experience for our employees. We wanted them to be able to utilize tools that met their needs from the minute they left their house to the minute that they went home.”
Roadmap Updates | AI, CoPilot, New Teams, Loop, Viva Engage, Stream
Ok, now, here is a complete guide on all the latest Modern Work and Adoption latest releases. We know there is a lot to unpack, so we have divided them into different topics for ease of reference.
No better way to start then with our AI updates! We have announced AI integrations in Windows, Bing, word, power point, outlook, power platform, security, you name it we have it!
AI | Windows, Copilot, Viva, Power Apps
Starting the most exciting launch, Copilot! below we have curated three resources to get up speed in this amazing new tool!
We don’t yet have dates on when Copilot will be available, but make sure to keep up with our community for all the latest updates!
Lastly, we also had AI announcements in Teams Premium, Viva, Power Apps, and Security catch up below:
Teams Updates | New Teams, Meeting improvements, Avatars and newly certified devices
Also, in March we had the launch of New Teams. Microsoft completely recoded Teams from the ground up to address one of our customer’s biggest feedback items: performance. The new Teams is faster, simpler, more flexible, and smarter.
I am already hearing a lot of very positive feedback from customers, and you can start testing it today, since New Teams is now in public preview. Here are some links on New Teams for you:
For our IT admins and architectures out there, this is a great article to understand the advantages of the new architecture in New Teams.
And for a great recap on everything new in Teams check the article below:
Viva Engage | Rebranding Toolkit
Lastly, I really need to highlight the new rebrand toolkit that the viva engage team has launched. This is a complete change management guide to help you walk your customer through the rebranding of Yammer to Viva Engage announcement that was announced last month.
Loop | New app available in public preview!
Next on the list is Loop, our new app that will transform your co-creation experience by bringing together teams, content, and tasks seamlessly across your tools and devices. Learn more below:
Stream | Migration upcoming dates
Also, bringing stream in the spotlight in this month’s blog, just as a reminder on the upcoming migration dates we have for the New Stream platform: starting May 15th it will not be possible to upload new videos in Classic Stream, therefore make sure you have your migration plan in place!
Also, since we are in the Stream topic, here is an awesome new Stream tip: learn how create Playlists to share your video and audio files in Microsoft 365
Upcoming Event | FLW Art of the Possible Event | April 13th
Frontline workers are vitally important in companies both big and small. They use a wealth of knowledge – both institutional and first-hand customer insights – to provide essential services. Because those services are sometimes routine, frontline workers may be overlooked during digital transformation efforts. Don’t leave them behind.
Upcoming Event | Viva Summit | April 20th
The Microsoft Viva Summit will happen on April 20h and will offer research findings, expert insights, panel discussions, a technology showcase, and a thriving community focused on empowering the workforce for accelerated business impacts.
Upcoming Event | EduCon: Join Us – 3655 EduCon DC – a Microsoft Conference
We are super excited to announce that our Superheroes vTeam will be hosting sessions and workshops in person for the first time during the EduCon conference in DC!
We can’t wait to meet you! We’ll have meet and greet time and a special gathering at the AMA session (+Teams SWAG for Superheroes)!
🦹:male_sign: Who are the Modern Work Superheroes?
Join me and over 2000+ customers and Microsoft experts around the globe in accelerating their digital transformation journey in the Modern Work Superheroes community on Viva Engage. The Modern Work Superheroes Community is your single source for Modern Work content, community, and collaboration. Explore:
- Customer stories on improving outcomes and lessons learned
- Best practices for IT pros, Change Management, and End User leaders
- Exclusive customer events and networking opportunities
- Roadmap updates and insights from Teams and Viva product leaders
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