What’s new in Microsoft 365 – December 2021

Microsoft is always looking for new ways to expand collaboration possibilities within its apps. Check out the newest updates coming to Microsoft 365 this month!

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Teams

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Hot desking on Teams display

This allows employees to quickly locate and reserve temporary workspaces. These workspaces can be reserved in advance through Teams and Outlook.

Redesigned Teams Store

The new Teams Store has an optimised landing page with rotating banners at the top with app spotlights. You will get intelligent recommendations, articles and more.

Check-in and room release for Teams panels

Allows users to ‘check in’ to meeting rooms from the Teams panel.

Mute notifications during meetings

This will help users focus during meetings. You will be able to mute notifications for all meetings or on a per meeting basis.

Search

Conversation search in Office and SharePoint

This will help you find relevant Teams and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.

Yammer

Profile page updates

New and improved profile with cover photos, follower/following count, and joined communities.

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Redesigned modern font picker in Office

Pin your favourite fonts for easy access. Easily view all fonts used in one document, including notifications for missing and embedded fonts. See which fonts are available on all platforms, select available styles in one font family and more.

Planner

Rich text and images in Planner task notes

The task notes field will support rendering rich text formatting and image previews.