Microsoft Update! Message Center Major Change

July 28, 2021
Insights from Access Tech

Most of us use or are familiar with Microsoft Office 365, right? Occasionally, we get nice little updates from Microsoft about random changes they are doing. For such a large organization, it is extremely appreciated when they let us in on their upcoming plans. Here is some info on the most recent change they are enacting:

Microsoft will “be retiring the File Share Embed dialog from Office for the Web (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio) beginning July 1st 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of SharePoint File Viewer Web Part or existing Graph APIs (e.g. PreviewItem,) which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.”

This is a pretty big change as it will cause users to be unable to “generate new embed codes using File Share Embed dialog inside Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio for the Web.” Make sure to pay attention to this, and any other Microsoft updates. You can always manually look for updates in your computer but they should be set to automatically occur.

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[Source: Microsoft]
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