New cool stuff in your Office 365

New stuff, all the time

Microsoft are continually updating Office 365 with awesome new tools and more efficient ways of working.  Keeping up with these and learning how to use them is a big challenge, which is why we created the Kambium service in our computer coaching business.

Here are a few of the latest and greatest Office 365 additions…

Access Shared Office 365 Calendars on Phones

You can now see shared calendars on your mobile.  This does not apply to existing shares.  To get a calendar onto your phone it needs to be shared again.  In addition, the shared calendar will only sync to mobile phones if:

  • The calendar is shared between users who are both hosted in Exchange Online
  • The calendar is accepted from a sharing invitation using Outlook on the web, iOS, or Android

SharePoint Document Mode

The default mode is changing from IE10 to Edge.  For most users that will mean faster more reliable access.  It is possible to force the mode back to IE10 if you need to support custom code.

Keep me signed in

Microsoft are replacing the “Keep me signed in” checkbox that appears on the sign-in flow with a prompt that shows after the user successfully signs in. In addition, they’re adding a layer of protection to intelligently hide this prompt if they detect a shared device, or a high-risk sign-in.

Microsoft says their goal is to decrease the number of times users are prompted to authenticate. Although the new screen adds a small amount of friction up front, users get a better long-term experience as they get less sign-in prompts when they use our services.

iOS 11 Email issues

Microsoft and Apple have reported issues syncing Office 365 email to the native iOS 11 client.  They are working on this.  Meanwhile Microsoft recommend using the free iOS Outlook app.