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May updates to Microsoft 365 include Microsoft Search, Windows Terminal, and more

We're already at the end of another month, and that means it's time for Microsoft to round up May's updates to Microsoft 365. This month, we had Build, so you may have heard about many of the changes mentioned here.

Among the changes that were previously announced is the general availability of Microsoft Graph data connect, which lets organizations give developers access to Graph data, and an update to MyAnalytics that now provides insights based on four different areas: focus, digital wellbeing, network, and collaboration. There's also support for FIDO2 security keys in Windows 10.

Other previously announced changes include the fact that Microsoft Search is now generally available, letting organizations search for people and information both inside and outside the organization from the same place. Of course, there's also the new Windows Terminal, which brings together the capabilities of the Windows command line, PowerShell, and WSL into one app, along with Fluent Design elements, tabs, support for emoji-rich fonts, and more.

Excel for iOS has received a pretty useful update, giving it the ability to recognize information in tables in photos and import it into an editable table in Excel. Also, the OneNote app for Windows 10 has a dark mode now.

If you're using Microsoft Stream, integration with Microsoft Forms is now available, meaning you can embed quizzes and polls directly into videos in Stream. Forms are available in the Interactivity tab of the Stream app. Microsoft To-Do now integrates with Planner, meaning you can see all of your tasks across Microsoft 365 services, including flagged e-mails in Outlook.

Microsoft is adding new Advanced Data Governance capabilities for organizations, including the ability to import data from Facebook and Twitter to store in the Microsoft Cloud. In addition, there's a new records management solution to help you manage data from different departments of your organization from a single place, and a new AI-powered classifier that can identify offensive language across Microsoft 365 services. These features are now available for E5 customers and as an add-on.

Azure Active Directory entitlement management is also now available in preview, which should make internal and external collaboration easier by automating the management of access requests and approvals for Office 365, Azure AD, and more. The feature is now available for users with Azure AD Premium P2 or EMS E5 licensing.

In smaller news, there's Yammer integration in Microsoft Teams, which was previously announced, the launch of Microsoft Authentication Libraries .NET, and a new app registrations experience in the Azure portal. Finally, OneDrive differential sync will add support for all file types later this year.

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