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The staff here at the DoctorSharePoint offices were closed for the week as they attended Microsoft’s Build 2020 event.  Build 2020 was an essential event to help our staff stay up to date on the latest happenings in the SharePoint world. Here are our reports from the conference about what’s new and upcoming for SharePoint.


Microsoft Build Updates

New Feature: Microsoft Learn TV
Learn how to build solutions and use Microsoft products from the experts that built them! Learn TV is the place to find the latest digital content so you can always keep updated on the latest announcements, features and products from Microsoft.
New Feature: Teams Templates
At Microsoft Build 2020 Microsoft has finally announced that Templates for Teams is coming in the next few months.


With Templates in Teams, users can choose from a variety of customizable templates when creating a new team, helping them get started quickly. IT professionals can also create new custom templates for their organization, allowing them to standardize team structures, surface relevant apps, and scale best practices.
For more information on how templates will be used in Teams, please visit Microsoft’s Blog.
New Feature: Automate teams provisioning
Microsoft has created a PowerApp template that automates the provisioning process based on core teams and channel options which are relevant to optimizing usage.  This enables faster response time for team requests and offers a wealth of personalization options for organizations to implement repeatable best practices on team collaboration.
The Request-a-team app template leverages a Power Apps application to surface easy-to-complete forms for the collection of information such as business justification, access scope, and ownership. End users can create teams from scratch, reuse existing internal teams, and/or take advantage of publicly available templates published by Microsoft.

Landing screen

Set privacy in the first step of the wizard

Check availability of desired name and add additional detail to expose value

Follow best practices in ownership

Review inputs

For more information about the availability of this Teams App, please visit the Microsoft Blog post

New Feature: Microsoft Lists in Teams
Microsoft Lists is coming to Teams! Microsoft Lists helps you track information and organize work. List are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you will be able to quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, and directly from within Microsoft Teams.

Create a new list directly inside Teams


Create, share, and track list from Microsoft Teams

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New Feature: Contextual Search in Microsoft Teams
Find information faster with contextual search in Microsoft Teams. Users will have the ability to search for content in a specific channel or chat by pressing CTRL + F. Search results will only contain messages and files found in the selected chat or channel.



New Feature: Messaging actions for mobile
Coming soon from Microsoft, they will have message action support for mobile for preview. Message actions can be triggered directly from a message and can be used to enable scenarios such as creating tasks or work items following a discussion within a chat or channel.

New Feature: Microsoft Family Safety app
In March, Microsoft announced Microsoft Family Safety. Now, at Microsoft Build 2020 they have announced a limited preview of their Android and iOS apps.
With families working and learning from home, many of us are spending more time on our computers and phones and are looking for ways to ensure our loved ones are safe. Microsoft Family Safety helps you to facilitate a dialogue with your kids about the time they are spending on their devices and type of content they are viewing. The app provides transparency on where everyone is spending time online and allows you to create flexible schedules to carve out more time for things like online learning. Additionally, it helps you stay connected even when you’re apart with location sharing. Microsoft is committed to bringing customers additional physical safety features in the coming months, like safe driving, so as we go back to a new normal you can help protect your family across your whole life.

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