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Categories: Outlook

November 3, 2020

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Outlook on the web, Project Moca preview

From Microsoft Corporation

MC224257, Stay Informed, Published date: Oct 14, 2020
Admin impact, New feature, User impact

Available as a public preview now, Project Moca in Outlook is a new way to organize items such as emails, tasks, links, and files in a visual way. Items (such as tasks and sticky notes) are synced across Microsoft 365.

NOTE: This feature has rolled out to EDU tenants as announced in MC221224 (August 2020).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67162

When this will happen
You can enable Project Moca now using PowerShell; your users will have access 24-48 hours later.How this will affect your organization

Screen cap

Project Moca is a new productivity module. Access is through the module switcher in Outlook on the web, similar to how you access calendar. All data in Project Moca is stored in user mailboxes, so your data is kept in your tenant.

Project Moca

If you enable Project Moca, your users will see an additional icon when they click on the overflow menu “…” in the module switcher in Outlook on the web. After selecting Project Moca, they will have access to various templates, such as this example project plan.
What you need to do to prepare

Project Moca is Off by default; you will need to enable it before your users can access it.

To enable Project Moca, run this cmdlet in Powershell:

Set-OwaMailboxPolicy OwaMailboxPolicy-Default -ProjectMocaEnabled $true

The confirmation message:

-ProjectMocaEnabled
Note: The feature that’s associated with this parameter is currently in Preview, is not available to all organizations, and is subject to change.
This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The ProjectMocaEnabled parameter enables or disables access to Project Moca in Outlook on the web. Valid values are:

  • $true: Access to Project Moca is enabled in Outlook on the web.
  • $false: Access to Project Moca is disabled in Outlook on the web. This is the default value.

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