New features for OneDrive, Teams and more, here’s everything added to Microsoft 365 in 2020

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The month of December is coming to a close, and it is now time to look back at the new features introduced in Microsoft 365 this year. In 2020, Microsoft announced plenty of new services and features to help users deal with the ongoing pandemic and adapts to remote learning or working.

As usual, we have divided this recap into different sections to highlight different Microsoft 365 apps and services, including OneDrive, Teams, Microsoft Outlook/Word/Excel, and more. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

IoT enthusiasts can now create their own Mute button for Microsoft Teams

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A Microsoft employee has designed a physical Mute button for the Teams desktop client, which will enable users to quickly mute/unmute themselves during meetings. Spotted by WalkingCat, Jennifer Fox, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, has published a handy guide to help users get a mute button up and running for their next meeting.

Microsoft Teams is getting a new History Menu in February

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The desktop version of Microsoft Teams is about to receive a new History menu, which will allow users to easily navigate back and forth between frequently visited sections of the platform. The Microsoft 365 Roadmap entry indicates that the feature is expected to launch in February 2021.

PSA: Microsoft Teams users can now test native Windows 10 notifications and Meeting reactions

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Last week, Microsoft launched its Teams Public Preview program, allowing users to preview and test upcoming features. One important update that may have flown under your radar is the December 2020 Preview Pack, which brings some new features, including Windows 10 native notifications and Meeting reactions, for testers. Here’s a look at everyone you need to know.

OneDrive for Web is getting dark mode in January

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In July, Microsoft announced that it’s adding a dark mode to OneDrive on the web, but it was not clear exactly when the feature will be available for users. This week, the company has announced via Microsoft 365 Admin center that it will start rolling out dark mode in early January 2021.