Roger Haueter

Modern Workplace Strategist | Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Updates to Microsoft Graph APIs for Microsoft Teams

Since the general availability announcement of the Microsoft Graph API for Microsoft Teams last November Microsoft has added additional features for automating team lifecycles:

  • 7 new types of teams (preview) including three types for education, two for retail, and two for healthcare
  • Installing apps using application permissions (preview) is the way to create, install or upgrade an app across all teams in a tenant.
  • New types of tabs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and document libraries.
  • Replying to channel messages and sending channel messages with subjects and @mentions (preview)
  • Use Microsoft Graph to install a bot that sends messages
  • Deep links to channels (preview)
  • Global admins and Teams service admins can access teams that they are not a member of, allowing them to create teams, change team settings, add or remove members, and create or delete channels and tabs.

More Information:
Microsoft Graph team resource type
What’s new in Microsoft Teams – March round up


SharePoint Migration Tool Public Preview V3

The SharePoint Migration Tool is a handy tool to migrate your data from a on-premises SharePoint or a fileshare to SharePoint Online. The public preview of Version 3 is now available and comes with the following new features:

Site migration
SharePoint sites that are "out of the box" can be migrated (sites that do not use any coding or 3rd party tools).

Navigation
Migration of navigation and icons is supported.

Site descriptions
Site description can now be migrated.

SharePoint webparts
Migration support of SharePoint webparts.
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SharePoint megamenu to organize your navigation

Even when search is available, most users start their SharePoint journey by navigating. That's why Microsoft developed the Megamenu which enables the users to see multiple levels of hierarchy at once. You can always choose between using the Megamenu and Cascading.

SharePoint Megamenu
 
The megamenu comes with the following features:Read more


Redesigned Office and Office 365 App Icons

After the last update of the Office Icons in 2013, Microsoft has now redesigned the Office and Office 365 App Icons again. The goal was to make these fluid and seamless to reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent experiences of Office 365.

OneDrive Icon

Each icon has a unique and identifiable symbol, there are connections within each app’s symbol and the collective suite. With the removal of the traditional tool formatting Microsoft also removed a design boundary. While the old symbols showed a document overview for Word and a spreadsheet for Excel, these elements have now been abstracted and integrated into the logo.