Outlook for Office 365 Feature Update for January 2020

Microsoft has just released the January feature update of Outlook for Office 365 (Monthly Channel) and it comes with 2 new features for Outlook.

  • Advanced group email settings
    This feature helps groups users to customize which emails or events to receive/follow in their inbox.
  • Groups Naming policy
    A group naming policy enables the IT admin to standardize and manage the names of groups created by users in the organization. The admin can require a specific prefix and suffix be added to the name for a group when it’s created, and can block specific words from being used. This helps minimize the use of inappropriate words in group names as well as IT manage the representation of groups in their directory. Naming Policy also helps organizations that deploy team sites to categorize them based on department.

It also contains the following notable fix;

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience crashes when renaming a signature.

Additionally, the Upload Center is being replaced by the Files Needing Attention experience that will show up inside the Office applications under File > Open. This new experience is more modern, integrated, and less intrusive compared to the Upload Center.

Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Update Now button in Outlook or the Microsoft Store and updates Outlook to: Version 2001 (Build 12430.20184).