Microsoft 365 Updates

All of the updates to the Microsoft 365 services can be found in your admin centre, but here is a summary of the important changes from the last week.

Create Screen Recordings in Microsoft Stream

There is a new feature for screen recording now available in Microsoft Stream. This can be used to record any window or screen, add mic or system audio, and include webcam video too.

Microsoft Stream is an video platform, think of it a bit like your own company’s YouTube, for sharing recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions. You can comment, tag times, organise into channels and all the things you’d expect from a good video platform.

For people not using Microsoft Stream, did you know you can use Microsoft PowerPoint for screen recordings?

OneNote read-write in Teams again

In March OneNote in Teams became read only. This has been changed back, and you will now have the option to move to read-write mode again.

Call Quality Dashboard (v2) retired

CQD (Call Quality Dashboard) v2, which is at https://cqd.lync.com is being retired on July 1st 2020.

The replacement is available at https://cqd.teams.microsoft.com. This dashboard shows insights into your organisation’s Teams call qualities:

Upload Center being retired

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Upload Center is the tool that sat and monitored to make sure documents you saved in Microsoft Office applications we successfully saved to OneDrive or SharePoint. It pops up in the bottom corner alerting you to any issues.

It is being retired, and being replaced with “Files Needing Attention”, native inside the applications. This means that you will be able to save or discard any files right within the application:

Contextual Search coming to Teams

Currently, the search within Microsoft Teams is global. Coming soon, you will be able to restrict your search to a particular chat of channel by pressing Ctrl-F (of Cmd-F on a Mac).

Search in teams results


For full details of these updates, and more, head to the Microsoft Message Center. Log in to your admin portal, and select Health, Message Center.

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