March update

Spring is just around the corner, and I for one am looking forward to the longer days!  

In this monthly insight issue, we will break down the latest updates in Microsoft for March 2024 in easily, digestible nuggets.   

Business Change

Staying productive can be challenging, but with the all-new Microsoft Planner app for teams it can be easier to manage your tasks and goals. In this section we are delving into some of the new features of this app.  

New Microsoft Planner App for Teams

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The new Microsoft Planner app in Teams is a single, unified work management experience. With the help of AI technology, this app combines the seamless simplicity of To Do, the collaborative power of Planner, and the unbeatable strength of Project into one incredible solution. Whether you’re looking for individual task management, collaborative work coordination, or enterprise-level organization, Microsoft got you covered! 

As well as exciting feature like Auto population of due tasks, which puts tasks in your ‘My day’ list based on due date, helping you prioritize and stay organised.  



Craft Your Perfect Plans! 

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Now with the new Planner app in Teams, you have the power to create personalized plans that are tailor-made just for you. Whether it’s mapping out your goals, organizing your tasks, or simply keeping track of your busy schedule, the possibilities are endless.  

What makes it even more special is that you are the mastermind behind your plans. As the creator, you are not only the owner but also the sole member of your unique plan. It’s your personal canvas to unleash your creativity and stay on top of your game. 


Planner Copilot – Your Ultimate Planning Partner!    

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Microsoft monthly insightFind inspiration through simple, natural-language prompts, Copilot in the Planner Teams app will help you generate new plans, set goals, track status, and react to changes as projects evolve. So, you can save time to focus on achieving your goals! 





Microsoft Teams provides a centralized hub for you team to work together, communicate, and collaborate in real-time, making it easier to stay connected and productive, whether your employees are Hybrid or Remote workers.

We have helped many of our clients adopt Microsoft Teams with our people-first approach to change management solutions. Talk to us today to find out what Microsoft Teams can do for your organisation.


In this section, we will delve into the hot topics and latest updates coming to Microsoft technology in March.  

Adoption Score AI assistance category 

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Microsoft are introducing a new people experiences category in Adoption Score in the Microsoft 365 admin center. The new category helps organisations understand the adoption of Microsoft Copilot features in Microsoft 365.  




Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance: Reporting improvements   

Rolling Out

Improvements in the message details reporting interface will help make it easier to create and download reports for specific users under scope of a policy, including number of alerts generated and remediation actions taken within a specified date range. Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance provides the tools to help organisations detect regulatory compliance violations (e.g. SEC or FINRA), such as sensitive or confidential information, harassing or threatening language, and sharing of adult content. Built with privacy by design, usernames are pseudonymized by default, role-based access controls are built in, investigators are opted in by an admin, and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy. 




Exchange: Microsoft Defender for Office 365 – Quarantine End User Allow and Block list management    

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Microsoft are updating the experience for end user allow and block list management of their emails. With one click, end users will block emails from unwanted senders and prevent those emails from showing up in their default quarantine view anymore as well as in their Quarantine notifications. End users will also be able to allow emails from trusted senders and prevent future emails from those senders from landing in quarantine given there are no Admin overrides in place. End users will also have visibility into Admin overrides that led to a Quarantined email message if there is one. 





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