Here’s what’s announced as coming to Microsoft 365 this week for Teams, Word & Outlook

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft 365 Basic

Today marks the last Friday of February, and as usual, we get to look back at the week that was and highlight key features announced as coming to Microsoft 365. Here is everything you need to know:

Send documents from Microsoft Word to Kindle

Microsoft is incorporating a new capability tagged 117542 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap that will allow users to send documents from Microsoft Word (Win32, Web, Mac) to the Kindle e-reader device or Kindle app. It is expected to start rolling out by mid-March and hit broad availability by mid-April.

Introducing the Simplified Left Navigation Feature in Teams Admin Center

Microsoft is now making it easier for IT admins to navigate through Teams Admin Center with a new Simplified Left Navigation feature. The feature tagged 98394 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap will let admins pin preferred menu options to the navigation panel, thus reducing clutter which then allows them to find information easily.

Microsoft states, “With the click of a button, administrators can easily add or remove menu items from their pinned list, and then view their customized navigation by clicking the “Show Pinned” button.” The feature is set to start rolling out in mid-March and is expected to hit general availability by late March.

Outlook: Labeling email from attachments’ label

Microsoft has announced that the Outlook desktop client “will match the highest sensitivity label from attachments on email.” The feature tagged 100490 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap will let admins configure this setting to either use “cmdlet set-labelpolicy advanced setting or use the Compliance portal to configure the label policy.”

The feature is expected to begin rolling out by early April and then hit general availability by late April. Once available, users will get to see automatically or through recommendations that emails are getting the higher label from attachments’ label

While these features are expected to ship to general availability in the near future, we invite you to check out last week’s recap in case you missed it. Be sure to also share with us which feature you are anticipating most in the comment section.