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M365 Changelog: SharePoint News Boost

Petri Staff

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MC271075 – Updated August 24, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature will allow you to prioritize important news and announcements at the top of news feeds across Microsoft 365.  Additionally, you can even prioritize visibility of a news article for a set time that you can control.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70810.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out in early September (previously late July) and expect to complete by the end of September (previously mid-August).

How this will affect your organization:

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You can now boost important news posts on organizational news sites, to all employees & ensure higher readership.

Boost news in Command bar

Boost configurations

Boost article example

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What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify all organization news site admins and authors about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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