What’s new in Microsoft 365 – November 2021

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

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Teamsmicrosoft teams

Co-organiser meeting role added

Assign the new ‘co-organiser’ role to anybody in the meeting to give them access to almost all the same capabilities of the organiser.

Hide your video in Teams meetings

This feature will help reduce distractions during the call. Your video will still be available for other participants to see.

Paging on video gallery

When viewing more than 9 videos in gallery view, you will now be able to navigate around the page to view more participants.

Search tool in Teams

The new search tool provides better and faster results, with AI-powered relevance, based on the people and content you engage with the most.

Teams – Web

Background effects

You will now be able to either blur your background, or replace it with an image of your choice in video meetings.

Paging on video gallery

As well as being enabled on the other version of teams, this has been enabled on the web version. When viewing more than 9 videos in gallery view, you will now be able to navigate around the page to view more participants.

OneDriveonedrive

Manage access settings

This new update will give you more control over how recipients can access the files you’ve shared.

Share menu dropdown

This updated share menu will provide easy access to manage access settings and new sharing options, such as email, copy link and Teams chat.

Copy link

This update is replacing the usual copy link button. You will now see a footer that allows you to set permissions for the link, then copy it and share with recipients.

Outlook – Mobile

Compose messages with Microsoft Editor

Whilst typing emails via your mobile, you will now be able to use Microsoft Editor. This will provide spelling and grammar suggestions.

Microsoft Planner

Recurring tasks

You will now be able to set tasks to reoccur on a regular basis.

Read about Microsoft’s upcoming releases through the Microsoft 365 roadmap.