In a rapid change of Office 365, Microsoft sends to Tenant Admin’s the news about what is changing and what is coming in Office 365.

 

This is the 175th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s Newsletter with Office 365 changes.

 

This Weekly digest is intended to reach the Administrators of Office 365 within the latest changes that are happening to Office 365.

 

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Jul 24

 

New Feature: License request workflow
  Major Update: Announcement started
In May ’20 we announced the Self-service purchase user request workflow in MC213897. Based on customer feedback we postponed the roll-out and made some improvements. We are pleased to share that starting in September, we are introducing a new feature to help users request licenses from their administrators. This feature will allow users in organizations who are blocked from acquiring software to make requests to admins that will be added to a queue in admin center. IT admins can then assign a… More …
MC219225 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 24

 

Outlook for Android will support Android 10 device password complexity levels
Today, Microsoft announces Outlook’s support for device password complexity functionality within Android 10, which is planned for release at the end of August.Key Points:Timing: end of August with release of new version of Outlook for AndroidAction: review and assess for your organization More …
MC219206 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 24

 

(Updated) Walkie Talkie in Teams Android
Updated July 24, 2020: We have updated this post with Additional Information to provide clarity on how to get started with Walkie Talkie. Walkie Talkie, which provides instant push-to-talk communication, will soon be available in Public Preview on Teams for Android. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57157.When this will happen We will begin the rollout in mid-July and expect to be complete by end of July. More …
MC216749 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 23

 

Reminder of changes coming to Office support on October 13, 2020
As communicated previously in MC198427 (Dec ’19) Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010 will reach their end of support on October 13, 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates for Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010. You will still be able to use these versions of Office, but over time, organizations may face an increase in security risks and compliance issues.Also, as previously announced, after October 13, 2020, customers will need… More …
MC219159 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 23

 

(Updated) New feature: Suggested replies in Teams mobile
Updated July 23, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below Suggested replies presents users with an option of three responses to choose from for selected messages and will soon be available for your users in Teams for iOS and Android.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63671.When will this happenWe will begin… More …
MC215163 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 23

 

(Updated) Teams Desktop: Language-Aware Spellchecking
Updated July 23, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below Now, Microsoft Teams users can more easily communicate using multiple languages. Users who write different messages in different languages will now see spellchecking relevant to the language they’re actively using when typing a message in the Microsoft Teams desktop app.This… More …
MC217362 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 23

 

SharePoint – Centralized management for hub visitor permissions
SharePoint hub permissions enable hub owners to centralize the management of visitor access to associated sites.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65641.When this will happen We’ll gradually roll this out to Targeted Release customers in early August. We expect to roll out to everyone else in mid-August and complete the rollout by the end of September. More …
MC218789 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 23

 

(Updated) The Planner app in Teams will be renamed with an updated experience powered by Planner and To Do
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated July 23, 2020: Gradual roll out of the new Planner experience in Teams is scheduled to begin in the next few days to all non-Government tenants, worldwide. Roll out is expected complete by early September, after which the Planner app in Teams will be renamed to “Tasks”. All users will see a banner announcing the new experience. The initial roll out will only affect Planner in Teams desktop and Teams web. A mobile version of the “Tasks” app in Teams will roll out after desktop/web… More …
MC211421 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will support data files containing up to 100 Million rows
Exact Data Match will support data files containing up to 100 Million rows.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65208When this will happenWe will be rolling this out on July 22, 2020 More …
MC219097 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Configuration Change: Teams admin center
  Major Update: Announcement started
We’re making some changes to the way that Teams admin center operates with conditional access policies.Currently, Teams admin center does not operate consistentlywhen conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. This isdue to a special exception in place for Teams admin center that inhibits theproper operation of conditional access policies. Starting September 01, 2020, we’re making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teamsadmin center.Key… More …
MC219095 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Changes to Shared Libraries navigation on the OneDrive Website
We will be modifying how the list of Shared Libraries can be accessed on the OneDrive Website. With this change, the list of Shared Libraries will be available via a new “Shared Library” node in the left navigation pane of the product.When will this happen:We’ll be gradually rolling this change out to Targeted Release customers in late July. More …
MC219085 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Microsoft Teams Call Merge
Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their activeunheld1:1 call into another 1:1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Key Points:Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:66054Timing: begin rolling out in mid-August and complete by end of August.Roll out: User levelControl: User level More …
MC219084 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Outlook for iOS web view user agent string changes
We’re making some changes to the Outlook for iOS client. On August 24, 2020, we’re modifying the web view user agent string that is used during user authentication.Note: If your organization is not utilizing Outlook for iOS or rely on complex claims rules that utilize user agent strings for user authentication, you can disregard this message.Key Points:Timing: August 24, 2020Action: review and assess More …
MC219072 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Updated information on transition to Power Platform Admin Center
After reviewing customer feedback about our plans to deprecate the Power Apps and Power Automate admin center (MC217568) on June 30, 2020 and transition users to the unified Power Platform admin center, we have decided to postpone the redirection until July 31, 2020. More …
MC219006 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 22

 

Retirement of notifications functionality in all Office 365 web apps except Outlook
  Major Update: Announcement started
We will be retiring the Notifications feature from the Office 365 web applications. This includes email, calendar and system alert notifications that appear with the bell icon in the header of these apps. Some app-specific notifications will continue to exist in certain applications such as Outlook and Yammer. Key Points:Major: RetirementTiming: August 24, 2020Action: Review, assess and educate as appropriate More …
MC219002 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Office 365 ATP: External email forwarding controls and policy change
  Act By: Aug 28
Automated external email forwarding is a tactic attackers use to exfiltrate data out of an organization. To counter that, we are updating our anti-spam policies. First, we are providing a control to easily enable automatic external forwarding for select people in your organization. Second, we will change the “Automatic” setting to block automatic external forwarding. Internal automatic forwarding of messages will not be impacted by this change.Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 63831 Timing:… More …
MC218984 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Update on Copy and Restore operations
This is a notification to inform you that starting the second week of August, we will start enforcing storage compliance. To that effect, if your organization has exceeded its available storage capacity for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform products, starting August 10th, 2020 administrators will be unable to copy and restore environments. More …
MC218982 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Outlook – retiring support for some events from email
  Major Update: Announcement started
We will be retiring support for some types of events from our “events from email” feature.Key Points:Major: RetirementTiming: Targeted release in late July all customers in mid-AugustAction: review and assess More …
MC218910 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center
We’re adding the ability for admin to manage OneDrive storage limits for individual users in the Microsoft 365 admin center.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65148When this will happenThis change has begun rolling out and will be complete by the end of July 2020. More …
MC218968 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Microsoft 365 Records Management – Updated behavior for records
  Major Update: Announcement started
We’re updating the behavior of items marked as a record across Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive to improve the consistency of the experience across Microsoft 365. Key points Timing: mid-August; complete in early September Roll-out: tenant level Action: review and assess More …
MC218924 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Additional languages supported for suggested replies in Outlook on the web
Outlook on the web is adding support for suggested replies for conversations in German and Spanish for customers with mailboxes in Europe. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65635. When this will happen We will begin rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late July. We will begin rolling this out to Standard Release customers in early August.The rollout will be complete the end of September. More …
MC218940 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 21

 

Outlook – new resource booking capabilities
We are adding the ability for you to configure “workspaces” for your organization in Exchange Online. Those workspaces will then be available for booking through the Outlook calendar, similar to how users book a conference room.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 65645 and 65646.When this will happenYou can begin creating workspaces now using PowerShell. They will be accessible from Outlook on the web and in Insiders Fast in Outlook for Mac. We will let you know when… More …
MC218929 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 20

 

(Updated) Feature Update: Suggested replies in French and Italian for Outlook on the web in Europe
Updated July 20, 2020: We are updating both the rollout schedule and details of suggested replies for customers with email conversations in French. Suggested replies in French is being made available both to customers with mailboxes in Europe as well as customers in North America. The rollout to Italian customers is complete as originally described below.Outlook on the web is adding support for suggested replies in French and Italian for customers with mailboxes in Europe. When users who have… More …
MC212455 Like | Dislike

 

 

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