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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. Update August 8, 2020: Stream: The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts and search will not work for individual videos on the player page for the Singapore data center…. More … MC207439 Like | Dislike
SharePoint default page templates We originally announced this feature in MC215704, June ’20. After making changes we are ready to proceed with the roll-out.Default page templates allow site owners to set a default template for all editors who are creating pages and news on their site. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64529. When this will happen We will begin roll-out to Targeted Release in mid August and expect to be complete for all tenants by mid September. More … MC220031 Like | Dislike
(Updated) New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs Updated August 7, 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 new reports on the SharePoint site usage page to provide cumulative usage analytics for SharePoint hubs.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57160.When this will happenWe’ll be gradually rolling this out late June 2020.The rollout will be… More … MC216129 Like | Dislike
(Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings Updated August 7, 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. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below. Outlook for Windows is introducing an option to allow users to save some settings in the Microsoft 365 cloud. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63037.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out to Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel, Targeted, in late May…. More … MC214927 Like | Dislike
Pin based verification process for support callers We’re adding a PIN-based verification step to our existing phone-based verification process, to better protect your organization. If you contact us from a number not registered with your organization profile, the Microsoft support representative will send a verification code to your registered email or phone in your Admin Center profile. Provide this code to the support representative to grant them access to your organization’s account.When this change will happen:Thursday, August 20, 2020 More … MC219951 Like | Dislike
New privacy controls with the Microsoft Graph For administrators who wish to enable granular control over where intelligent insights are available to their employees, we have released (beta) controls that give you the ability to configure the visibility of Graph-derived insights between users and other items in the Graph (such as documents or sites) across apps and services in Microsoft 365. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66462. When this will happen These beta controls are now available. We expect to release… More … MC219941 Like | Dislike
M365 Records Management: Proof of disposal for records – Roll-out Update We have completed the roll out of proof of disposal for records in SharePoint and OneDrive as we announced in MC212139 (May 2020).However, to ensure the best experience for our customers, we have paused the rollout of this change for email records in Exchange.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 59217.When this will happenWe will update this post when we have resumed the rollout for email records in Exchange. More … MC219922 Like | Dislike
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
(Updated) New Feature: Schedule pages and news posts in SharePoint Updated August 4, 2020: We have resolved the issue that delayed our rollout of the page scheduling feature and are ready to begin our deployment. The updated timeline will start with a rollout to Targeted Release customers in early August, followed by General Availability in late August. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62892.When this will happenWe will begin rolling out to Targeted Release customers in early August. Subsequently, we will begin rolling out to General… More … MC212265 Like | Dislike
(Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Updated August 4, 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’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in mid-August (previously mid-July); the rollout will be complete end of August (previously July). More … MC218001 Like | Dislike
(Updated) Outlook on the web – In-product notification of full inbox Updated August 4, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. As part of the work to make it easier for users to manage their inbox storage, we have also updated the Storage settings page in Outlook. Learn more at: Mailbox storage limits in Outlook on the web. Whenever someone has used 90% or more of their inbox capacity, Outlook on the web will display a notification until the user reduces stored messages to… More … MC214532 Like | Dislike
(Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation Updated August 4, 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 updating the layout and application navigation for the Office.com home page and the Office app in Windows 10 based on customer feedback. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID64019. When this will happen We will roll out this new experience to… More … MC213423 Like | Dislike
Override Anyone link expiration policy for individual OneDrive Last year, we made it possible for tenant and SharePoint administrators to use PowerShell to override the organization’s expiration policy on a per site collection basis. With this update, tenant and SharePoint administrators will be able to run the same PowerShell to override the anyone link expiration policy on an individual user’s OneDrive. When this will happenThis feature will begin rolling out in early August; we expect rollout to be complete by end of August. More … MC219777 Like | Dislike
2020 wave 2 early access for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform available now! We are excited to announce that early access for the 2020 wave 2 release (MC218026) for Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications and Microsoft Power Platform will be available on August 3, 2020. This is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between October 2020 and March 2021. The new features and enhancements demonstrate our continued investment to power digital transformation for our customers and partners. More … MC219749 Like | Dislike
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
Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months Major Update: Announcement started 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
Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web We will be retiring the Discover view from the OneDrive Website beginning August 2020. Instead we recommend finding files across your organization by using Search, which is where we will continue to invest in further improvements over time.Key points:Major: RetirementTiming: Targeted Release customers in early August, and the roll-out will be completed by the end of SeptemberAction: review and assess More … MC219746 Like | Dislike
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