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 176th 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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Aug 02

 

Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will add support for SALT
  Major Update: Announcement started
UPDATE 8/2/2020: due to an error this message was not correctly targeted to the right set of customers. We apologize for the confusion, and will post a new message as appropriate. Soon, Exact Data Match (EDM) will support SALT in the data hashing process to improve data security.Key pointsMicrosoft 365 Roadmap ID:65207Timing: August 28, 2020Action: review and assess More …
MC219427 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

SharePoint lists and libraries – improved image columns
We’re introducing a new Image column type to lists and libraries. Using this column, list and library users will be able to add a single image file from their computer to an item in a list or a library. When this will happen We will be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early August and expect to complete the rollout to all by mid-August 2020. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64872. More …
MC219652 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Speaker attribution in Live Captions
Teams already provides live captions as a way to follow along with what is being said in a meeting. We will soon add speaker attribution to captions so that everyone knows who is speaking. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65949. When this will happen We will begin a gradual rollout in mid-August and expect the rollout to be complete by the end of August. More …
MC219651 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

New Azure AD Conditional Access policies now apply to all client apps, including legacy authentication clients
As announced in MC191153 (Sept 2019) we are retiring legacy protocols in Exchange Online. As part of this effort, new Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional Access policies will apply by default to all client apps, including both legacy authentication and modern authentication clients.When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this feature in early August and expect rollout to be complete by mid-August. More …
MC219648 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months
As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.At that point, access to the service will end.Note: Neither the Skype consumer service nor Skype for Business Server deployments will be affected by the retirement of the Skype for Business Online service. Current Skype for Business Online customers will experience no change in service up to the retirement date. Support for the… More …
MC219641 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Exportability of Security reports
We are making changes so all security reports will now be exportable from the security and compliance center.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66360When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out for standard and Germany datacenter customers at the end of August and expect to complete by mid-September.We will begin rolling this out for Government tenants in mid-September and expect to be complete by early October. More …
MC219639 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Introducing the Organizer only Teams meeting lobby policy option
In May (MC214522), we introduced a new user setting, Only me, that meeting organizers could select when configuring the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting for a Teams meeting. We are now making it possible for you to set Teams meeting defaults in your organization so that only meeting organizers can bypass the lobby.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66463. When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out the end of August and expect to complete the rollout in early… More …
MC219629 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Updated July 31st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments
  Major Update: Announcement started
As a part of our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we’re making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.Here are a few updates. The changes previously announced are down below for reference. New announcements: We are pleased to announce that the following temporary changes have been reverted: OneNote in Teams: read only Teams: frequency of presence checking Teams: typing indicator interval. In addition to… More …
MC207439 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

(Updated) Outlook – new resource booking capabilities
Updated July 31, 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 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… More …
MC218929 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode)
Updated July 31, 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 We are adding a new setting to specifically control IP audio (IPAudioMode) as well as a new control for IP video (IPVideoMode) to allow IT administrators more control over how audio and video is managed in Teams meetings and group calls. In November 2019, we proposed changes… More …
MC217887 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

SharePoint: Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel
SharePoint site owners will be able to download their site’s 90-day usage data in an excel report, directly from the Site Usage page.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66395When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in early August and complete by the end of August. More …
MC219622 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

(Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile
  Major Update: Announcement started
July 31, 2020: Updated post to include a link to Additional Information. We are pleased to offer Cortana voice assistance in the Teams iOS and Androidmobile app, which allows users to perform communication, collaboration, and meeting-related tasks by speaking natural language. At the time of this release, the feature will be be enabled only for users in the U.S. Expansion to additional languages and regions will happen as part of future releases.Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 65346 Timing:… More …
MC218148 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 31

 

Updates to Teams usage reports in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the Teams Admin Center
Usage reports in the Microsoft 365 Center and Teams Admin Center will be updated to align with one another and ensure they are consistent with how Teams “active user” is already defined in Microsoft’s financial reporting and public disclosures. In those disclosures, we define “Daily Active User” as the maximum daily users performing an intentional action in the last 28-day period across the desktop client, mobile client and web client. Examples of an intentional action includes starting a chat,… More …
MC219613 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

Outlook for Mac: Preview toggle of new experience in Insider Slow
We are releasing the ability to preview the new Outlookfor Mac for all Insider Slow users via a toggle that will be turned off bydefault. Insider Slow users can turn on the “New Outlook” toggle located at thetop right of the Outlook window and experience all of the updates. They canswitch quickly between the new Outlook for Mac experience and the currentversion in production.Note:If your organization does not use Outlook for Mac or users are not part of Insiders Slow you can disregard this… More …
MC219576 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel
We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps:Current ChannelWhen this will happen:We’ll be gradually rolling out this update of Microsoft 365 Apps to users on that update channel starting July 30th, 2020 (PST). More …
MC219570 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

(Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated July 30, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization, as applicable. Updated June 11, 2020: To provide clarity, this feature is to enhance the administration of self-service purchasing for tenants using it. If your tenant is not using the self-service purchasing capabilities this will not impact you. In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform… More …
MC215245 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

(Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs
Updated July 30, 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 Developers building Microsoft Teams apps that use tabs will soon be able to leverage native mobile device functionalities for richer app experiences. This experience is currently supported for the Teams desktop client and is being introduced to the Teams mobile app via new… More …
MC217255 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

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 30

 

Microsoft Teams Call Merge
  Major Update: Announcement started
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 30

 

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 consistently when conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. This is due to a special exception in place for Teams admin center that inhibits the proper operation of conditional access policies. Starting September 01, 2020, we’re making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teams admin center.Key… More …
MC219095 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 30

 

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 30

 

Notifications about Outlook mobile in Outlook
  Major Update: Announcement started
In March ’20 we sent MC207028 advising customers that Microsoft will start to notify users in Outlook that they can get Outlook for iOS and Android for certain customers in select markets.This message is to let you know that this change now applies to customers worldwide including customers that:Subscribed to education Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plansAre in the European Union and European Economic AreaKey points:Timing: August 12, 2020Control: Admin control via PowerShell for Outlook on the… More …
MC219490 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 29

 

(Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated 29 July 2020: As promised, we are updating this message with details about the timing for business devices. We’re making some changes to the Microsoft Edge Legacy application for Windows 10 devices in education and business that are updated by Windows Update. This change will not impact devices that are updated by Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Key Points for education devices Timing: No sooner than July 30, 2020 beginning with Windows… More …
MC217662 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 29

 

(Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails
Updated July 29, 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 Outlook for Android will roll out Play My Emails near the end of June to customers in the United States. Play My Emails lets you catch up with new email in your focused inbox. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 58736. When this will happen We will begin… More …
MC216371 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 29

 

(Updated) New Feature: Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web
Updated July 29, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this has completed roll-out and is available for your organization as applicable. With more meetings being held online, we are adding an option to end all meetings and appointments earlier when you schedule a meeting in Outlook on the web.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63384.When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this feature to Standard Release customers in mid-May 2020, and the rollout should be complete… More …
MC212343 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 29

 

Updates coming to Power Platform Governance features
Power Platform now supports two new governance features as part of the 2020 Wave 1 release. The status of these features is in Public Preview. Email exfiltration blocking: Ability to block email exfiltration for auto-forward and auto-reply messages sent through the O365 Outlook connector from flows and apps, as needed. DLP Audit Logging: Ability to audit Data Loss Prevention (DLP) create, update and delete changes using O365 audit logging pipeline. Detailed documentation of these new… More …
MC219483 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 29

 

New Power Platform features coming to Teams
  Major Update: Announcement started
We are adding newPower Platformfeatures to make it easier for customers to create, deploy and manage key business apps and chatbots directly within Microsoft Teams.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66407.When this will happenThe rollout will begin in mid-August and be complete by the end of August. More …
MC219363 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

Modernizing the Message Center “Weekly digest: Office 365 changes” email
  Act By: Aug 14
The Message Center team is modernizing the “Weekly digest: Office 365 changes” email. As part of the process, we are updating the sender name and email subject, as well as the design and content. New sender name: Microsoft 365 Message CenterNew email subject line: Weekly digest: Microsoft service updatesWhen this will happen:We will roll-out these changes in mid-August More …
MC219415 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

Controlling Outlook data on Android and Tizen wearable devices
Beginning the week of August 31st, 2020, Outlook for Android will be extending its support of mobile device mailbox policy settings to include the AllowBluetooth setting which will be used to disable wearable sync for those customers that do not have Microsoft Intune.Outlook for Android supports Android and Tizen wearable technology. When the Outlook app is installed on the wearable, the user can receive message notifications and event reminders, interact with messages, and view daily… More …
MC219414 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

(Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report
Updated July 28, 2020: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code before we proceed with the rollout. The roll-out timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience. We are adding a report on the SharePoint site usage page, Average time spent per user.This message is associated with Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 57159.When this will happenWe’ll be gradually rolling this out mid-July (previously mid-June).The rollout will be… More …
MC216146 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

(Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint
Updated July 28, 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 Microsoft uses the Fluent design system to ensure a cohesive and accessible design for all Microsoft products and users. Fluent will be applied to modern SharePoint which will result in some visual changes. You will notice larger and bolder typefaces, increased opacity for… More …
MC216864 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

(Updated) New Feature: AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams
Updated July 28, 2020: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code before we proceed with the rollout. The new roll-out timeline is below. Thank you for your patience. You will soon be able to set up a policy that allows your users to automatically claim an available license for Microsoft Teams. When this will happen This feature will roll out gradually, beginning in August (previously June).We anticipate the rollout will be complete… More …
MC212697 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 28

 

(Updated) Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated July 28, 2020: The message has been updated to extend the post for visibility. No changes have been made to the content below.Beginning at the end of March, Microsoft will start to notify users in Outlook that they can get Outlook for iOS and Android on their mobile device.This change does not apply in the European Union, European Economic Area, and certain other locations and for customers subscribed to government and education Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans. If your tenant is… More …
MC207028 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 27

 

Advanced eDiscovery limit improvements
We are pleased to announce that we are increasing two limits for Advanced eDiscovery cases and review sets.When this will happenThis change is being rolled out in Advanced eDiscovery now and will be available to all Advanced eDiscovery eligible customers by the end July. More …
MC219354 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 27

 

New migration landing page in the SharePoint admin center
The new migration landing page in the SharePoint admin center lets you review your migration options before making a choice. When this will happen We expect the rollout to Targeted Release customers to be complete by the end of July. We plan to gradually roll out to everyone else early August and complete the rollout by the end of August. More …
MC219353 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 27

 

(Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated July 27, 2020: We have updated this post to ensure proper visibility. No changes have been made to the content below. We apologize for any confusion. Resource-specific consent (RSC) for Microsoft Teams makes it possible for team owners to consent to apps accessing their team data without explicit admin approval. Admins may choose which team owners can consent.Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56605 Timing: mid-August; complete in mid-September Roll-out: tenant level Control type:… More …
MC218561 Like | Dislike

 

Jul 27

 

Reminder of changes coming to Office support on October 13, 2020
  Major Update: Announcement started
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 27

 

Outlook for Android will support Android 10 device password complexity levels
  Major Update: Announcement started
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

 

 

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Note: My Tenant is based on Europe with Target Release Enabled You can view more messages on your portal, just go to Message center.

 

Quickly access relevant information and functionality from the new home page—The home page has been redesigned with you and your most common tasks in mind—such as adding a user or resetting a password. The new admin center makes these items accessible directly from the home page. The home page also proactively surfaces information important to you, such as notifications from the Message Center.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2020/08/03/office-365-weekly-digest-2020-31/

 

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