02-05-2018 07:18 AM
02-05-2018 07:18 AM
Has anyone else heard anything more about this? Not much news since the announcement by @Mark Kashman last fall. The roadmap says it was to be released last quarter (Q4 2017), but it isn't even at Targeted Release yet. We are eager to try this and see it as a huge win for our organization as we move more and more services into Office 365.
02-16-2018 02:43 PM
02-20-2018 12:10 PM
Thanks @Mark Kashman - Hope this gets going quickly and is still going to be as envisioned. We have a great need and dependence on these kinds of email digests.
05-22-2018 10:37 PM
Just checking in to see if this is getting any closer to rollout? I see its still in development status on the Office 365 roadmap. I was hoping to use this feature for a Communication Site project I'm working on.
05-23-2018 05:21 AM
Seriously. This was announced at Ignite in September 2017, promised by Q4 and supposedly released in Q1 of this year. It is almost Q3 and no sign of it our tenant. MS has to do a better job rolling out what they show off. Or at least communicating about why the rollouts are late.
05-29-2018 01:09 PM
I just had a pop up about the News Digest in my Comm. Site. There was a link to "Learn More" which sent me here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-and-send-a-news-digest-42efc3c6-605f-4a9a-85d5-1f9ff...
I don't see the button to "Email a News Digest" yet, but I imagine this is very close to being released.
06-04-2018 11:15 PM
06-04-2018 11:17 PM
06-06-2018 11:46 AM
06-07-2018 06:40 AM
You can see this feature briefly in action in the SharePoint Swoop videos (video #5).
06-07-2018 06:56 AM
@James Strugnell errh...not really. If you're talking about what Benjamin showed on his mobile - that was the SharePoint App news rollup feature not the news digest email
06-07-2018 07:21 AM
@James Strugnell - you are right! looks awesome. When is this going to be generally available?
06-07-2018 07:24 AM - edited 06-07-2018 07:25 AM
06-07-2018 07:33 AM - edited 06-07-2018 07:37 AM
@John Wynne - We can't get rid of you:), I saw it in the swoop clip - thanks bud! I appreciate testing and the need to get it right. Need to manage end user expectations who have been asking for this feature since it was first announced.
06-07-2018 11:13 AM
06-08-2018 06:06 AM
I am seeing the feature now in our tenant but my account is marked in First Release (the entire org is not in first release). Others in the org do not see this feature yet. Progress, though! Thanks!
I did a simple test and it worked almost as expected. The email did not have the images. The image placeholders gave the error "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location."
The image still exists in the original location and is unchanged. The link in the email to the compiled News Digest page is correct and the images are on that page. Not sure if this is a result of the feature not being fully deployed in our tenant for us, or if it has to do with just my account being one of of the few in first release in our tenant.
Thanks for the continued work! Hope these last few issues get worked out.
06-08-2018 06:19 AM
06-08-2018 08:40 AM - edited 06-08-2018 09:25 AM
The button is available in my tenant.
06-08-2018 10:06 AM
Same thing happened to me. There are only two of us on first release in my tenant. I was so excited to see the magic button, but got the same email issue you describe. I'm still hopeful it will be worked out soon though.
06-12-2018 06:03 AM
Saw the new feature and I love it!! But I have a few questions/requests
06-12-2018 06:07 AM
All good questions. Might have to submit a uservoice request to get the ball rolling on these added features.
06-14-2018 01:43 PM
If you submitted a user voice on the logo change, please let me know so I can vote it up. Very first question from my corp comms folks.
07-09-2018 09:00 PM
Great suggestions Lanetta.
09-12-2018 07:05 PM
Thanks for the info @John Sanders, I have a couple of other q's that I havent been able to find the answers for... Are there any help guides on the news digest? Is there a plan to enable rich text in the header section or the intro text box? Would love to be able to add an image in the header section so it takes the focus away (a little) from the sharepoint icon that will confuse staff! I'm also keen to understand how others are managing permission on who can send the digest (this may not be the right forum for the business type q's!) In general would love a little more info above and beyond https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-and-send-a-news-digest-42efc3c6-605f-4a9a-85d5-1f9ff...
09-23-2018 07:35 AM
09-24-2018 11:00 PM
Thanks for your response - the rationale for permissions is to enable us to replace an existing company wide and departmental email newsletters with the news digest without having everyone in the company being able to send the newsletter. Current requirement is to try and reduce the number of emails therefore only allow groups within the comms area to be able to send digests out - central comms to be able to send to all and divisional comms being able to send to their respective area. This, however could be managed through who can access the all company distribution list.... we are also eagerly waiting on the ability to add a link to display intro text / title / image of news published externally as this will reduce the amount of duplication of effort (creating news externally and then again internally to be shared in a staff newsletter)...