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What's new in Office 365 this week?

Getting your invoice via email instead of needing to sign in, an updated list of known safe websites, and knowing when a OneDrive folder is shared are new features in Office 365 this week.


For the first time, Office 365 can now send your invoice via a PDF email attachment instead of requiring you to log into the Admin centre. This is a welcome change. though It's not automatic. To turn it on you must sign in and select Billing / Billing notifications. You will see a new option, "Receive billing statement as email attachment" – turn this on. You will then receive your invoice as a PDF attachment in an email at your next billing cycle.

To reduce the risk of embedded content coming in from unknown sites, Office 365 has a default list of sites and domains — listed in the HTML Field Security setting — which are known to be safe. Microsoft is improving how the HTML Field Security setting is configured, to help improve the content embedding experience.

Specifically, Microsoft is updating the default list of sites and domains to include additional commonly-used websites from Microsoft and external services. This rollout will be completed by the end of August.

Office 365 now shows when a folder is shared on OneDrive Web. The sharing indicator appears on the end of the breadcrumb to make it clear in the in-folder view when that folder is shared with others. To learn more about who the folder is shared with, click the sharing glyph to open the “Manage Access” pane.

Microsoft is gradually rolling this out to First Release customers in the following days and it will be completed by the end of August.


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David M Williams

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David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. Within two years, he returned to his alma mater, the University of Newcastle, as a UNIX systems manager. This was a crucial time for UNIX at the University with the advent of the World-Wide-Web and the decline of VMS. David moved on to a brief stint in consulting, before returning to the University as IT Manager in 1998. In 2001, he joined an international software company as Asia-Pacific troubleshooter, specialising in AIX, HP/UX, Solaris and database systems. Settling down in Newcastle, David then found niche roles delivering hard-core tech to the recruitment industry and presently is the Chief Information Officer for a national resources company where he particularly specialises in mergers and acquisitions and enterprise applications.