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Office 365 New and Upcoming Features

In our efforts to keep you informed of the new features and enhancements Microsoft is rolling out to Office 365 accounts, we share the following information with you.

Here Now: Improved Calendaring Attendance

When viewing the details of a calendar entry, you will now be able to see other people's responses to a meeting request, even if you aren't the organizer.

Here Now: Clean up Mailbox

The Clean up Mailbox feature allows you to delete all email from a folder or delete email based on the message age.  The feature is unique to the Outlook web client and does not appear in the Outlook desktop client or mobile clients.

The feature will be found in Settings, Mail, Clean up Mailbox.
Clean up Mailbox

Coming soon: Forwarding Meeting Invites

Meeting organizers will have an option to designate whether their meeting can be forwarded to others.

Coming soon: Changes to Recurring Meetings

The default end date is changing from "No end date" to prompting people to choose an end date.  No end date will still be an option.

Coming soon: Share Calendar Availability

This new feature provides available times for a possible meeting within an email.  Within an email reply, you can bring up your calendar and graphically drag and drop slots you currently have available on your calendar.  These options are then shown as an availability card in your email.

Coming soon: A New Home Page for Office 365 users

Seamless Office Install

Microsoft is making it easier for Office 365 users to get the latest version of their mobile applications and desktop software.  You will be able to download and install Office on your device with one click from the home screen.

Microsoft is also making it easier to install Office 365 mobile applications from your desktop. Simply choose the application you want to install, then send an email or an SMS to the device you want to install it on.

Tool Tips

New tool tips will highlight new and unused features, including recently added applications and actions users need to take.


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