Everything announced as coming to Microsoft 365 this week: Pride Themes in New Mac Outlook & revamped Teams admin center

Kevin Okemwa

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The month of April has come to an end, and as usual, Microsoft made multiple announcements highlighting new features that are making their way to the Microsoft 365 suite. Let’s dive in and have a look.

Pride Themes in New Mac Outlook

Microsoft has announced a host of new colorful themes inspired by the flags of the LGBTQI+ communities making their way to the New Mac Outlook. According to Microsoft the feature tagged 88536 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, will help the community “show their Pride.”

By switching to the Pride theme, the Mac Outlook client will feature rainbow accent colors. The company has further added that:

You can celebrate Pride by choosing one of five different themes inspired by the Pride, Lesbian, Bisexual, Non-binary, and Transgender flags. (The Outlook themes will be available on a year-round basis, not just during the month of June.)

The feature is expected to start rolling out to the Preview channel in mid-May and will hit general availability by early June 2023.

Revamped and refreshed Teams admin center

IT admins will soon get a new and improved Teams experience, making the announcement earlier this week, Microsoft has indicated that there are plans underway to “launch a vibrant new look and feel to the Teams Admin Center.”

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Microsoft has already begun shipping this experience to some users, though it’s expected to hit general availability in early May this year. The new experience will also feature several key enhancements such as the visual redesign of TA, changes to the navigation menu, and new micro-interactions that have been designed to enhance the user experience for IT admins.

That’s it for this week folks. We invite you to check out last week’s recap in case you missed it. Be sure to also let us know which Microsoft 365 feature you’re anticipating most in the comments.

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