Microsoft shares its vision for Planner in Microsoft Teams

  • We will make working across Planner and Microsoft Teams a seamless experience, where plans fully integrate across applications.
  • We will add support for selecting your existing Plans from Planner as Tabs in Microsoft Teams.
  • From a Planner Tab in Teams, you will be able to launch the full Planner experience to access capabilities like Charts and other views.
  • Users will the ability to have multiple plans per Office 365 Group within Planner. When we complete that work, you’ll also be access any of the Plans you started in Teams as well.

It’s been pretty disjointed; there is no mobile app, it has integrated with Teams and it’s a bit confusing as to which one to use. I’ve got several Planners in Sharepoint and Teams and they aren’t connected at all.

Source: MS Power User

Microsoft details the latest OneDrive sync client update

  • Activity center: The activity center is now available in the latest OneDrive sync client on Mac and PC giving you visibility to the most recent sync activity and status. Simply click on the OneDrive icon in your system tray (PC) or Finder (Mac) to see your file sync
  • Conditional access: You can now restrict OneDrive sync to only domain joined or workplace joined devices. You can even make access contingent on PC health if you like. All of this can be managed through the new OneDrive admin center preview and by configuring Azure Active Directory policies.
  • Syncing SharePoint sites: Making sure you have the information that is critical to you on every device no matter where you are is key to our customers. The ability to sync SharePoint sites directly to OneDrive is one of these features that makes doing this easier and simpler for end users.
  • Standalone Mac client: Today we’re releasing a standalone OneDrive sync client for Mac that you can deploy and manage outside of the Mac App Store. This standalone client also provides sync status visual overlays in Finder, a Finder shortcut for OneDrive, and the ability to set-up OneDrive sync to run at log in. This latest client also has built-in multi-language support.

Source: MS Power User

The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds

Enlarge / The crew of Apollo 1 crosses the gantry to the spacecraft on the day of the fire, Jan. 27, 1967. (credit: NASA) On a gray January afternoon in Houston, Walt Cunningham leaned into his Eames Lounge Chair and clasped his hands behind his head, the better to try and bend his thoughts back across five decades.

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The history of the iPhone, on its 10th anniversary

Internet History Podcast: Stop for a minute and imagine how momentous a change the iPod engendered within Apple itself. This was a company that, for nearly 30 years, had been a personal computer company. The blue sky thinking that allowed Apple to make a stand-alone MP3 player—to enter a mature market as an outsider and believe it could dominate—also engendered the sort of fearlessness that made it possible to break with other long-standing Apple shibboleths.

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