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 178th 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 14

 

Device tagging functionality in Teams admin center
The Device Management module in the Teams admin center will soon allow you to group, organize, and more easily manage the devices you’ve deployed in your organization by creating device tags.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66922.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect it to be complete the end of August. More …
MC220429 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissions
For Outlook mobile clients, Microsoft is adding automatic signing and automatic message encryption using Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail extensions (S/MIME) as well as providing end user options to extend delegate mailbox permissions.These updates are related to Microsoft 365 roadmap IDs 67271, 67272 (S/MIME) and 67273, 67274 (delegate permissions).When this will happenRollout for auto sign and auto encrypt with S/MIME will begin at the end of August and be complete by the end of… More …
MC220427 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings
With MC209349 (April 2020) and MC217648 (July 2020), we added a level of privacy for participants who call in to a Teams meeting via audio conferencing (PSTN) by automatically masking any PSTN participant phone number to users from outside of your organization who might be on the call. We are now adding an admin control for this feature.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67091. When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this out in early September and expect the… More …
MC220415 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

Encrypted sync in Microsoft Edge is now available
Microsoft Edge now supports encrypted sync for additional Microsoft 365 accounts. Microsoft Edge is the only modern browser to enable encrypted sync using a Microsoft 365 account.Key Points:Timing: begins mid-September, complete end of SeptemberControl:Admin levelAction: review and assess More …
MC220411 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

(Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates
Updated August 14, 2020: We are making some changes to the features that will be available as part of this roll-out. Please review changes below. 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… More …
MC218001 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

(Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview
Updated August 14, 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 belowYour users will soon be able to add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive and SharePoint shared libraries, and access those shortcuts from their OneDrive.This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 56384When this will happenThis public preview will slowly roll… More …
MC217339 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

(Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 14, 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 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: end of August… More …
MC218561 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

(Updated) Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center
Updated August 14, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Additionally, we have updated this post with a link to Additional Information. 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… More …
MC218968 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

(Updated) New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 14, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Updated July 2, 2020: We have updated the subscriptions listed below to accurately reflect the changes. We apologize for any confusion. Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April ’20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the… More …
MC216880 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 14

 

Microsoft 365 app launcher redirection from Dynamics 365 legacy web client
We are notifying you of an upcoming change to the Microsoft 365 app launcher when using Dynamics 365 legacy web client apps. When selecting the Microsoft 365 app launcher icon from the Dynamics 365 legacy web client, the list of apps will not appear in a drop-down pane. Instead, users will be redirected to Office.com in a new browser tab. More …
MC220376 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 13, 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 pleased to announce that we will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57294When this will happenNote: To provide additional… More …
MC212453 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

(Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 13, 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 With this feature, users will have a file sharing and access control experience in Teams that is similar to their experience with other Microsoft 365 apps.Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 51230 Timing: late August (previously mid-August); complete late September… More …
MC218732 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

(Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles
  Major Update: Announcement started
  Act By: Sep 14
Updated August 13, 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 Some Azure Active Directory (AD) built-in roles have names that differ from those that appear in Microsoft 365 admin center, the Azure AD portal, and Microsoft Graph. This inconsistency can cause problems in automated processes. With this update, we are renaming 10 role… More …
MC218295 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

Introducing the Lists app in Teams
  Major Update: Announcement started
We are pleased to launch the Lists app in Microsoft Teams for all Teams clients. This feature is related to Microsoft 365 Lists which is accessible via Lists home (MC218031, July 7, 2020). Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64162 Timing: early September and complete by mid-October 2020 Roll-out: tenant level Control type: Teams admin control Action: Review and assess More …
MC220295 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

Retirement of Sway audit support
  Major Update: Announcement started
Effective immediately, we have retired support for organizations to audit Sway activities via the Microsoft 365 admin center. We apologize for the delayed notice and are working to ensure we provide timely guidance in the future.Key Points:Major: RetirementTiming: ImmediatelyAction: review and assess More …
MC220283 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

Microsoft Teams retirement of DMG on October 6th 2020 for macOS
  Major Update: Announcement started
We will be retiring distribution of the macOS MS Teams client via DMG file starting on August 7th 2020 with DMG distribution being fully retired by October 6th 2020. Instead we recommend the utilization of Teams via our standard PKG file, which is where we will continue to invest.Note: If your organization does not use macOS you can safely disregard this message.Key points:Major: RetirementTiming: August 7th in app notifications, October 6th redirect enforcedAction: review and assess More …
MC220258 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio
  Major Update: Announcement started
We shared last year that Microsoft is enabling individuals and teams to purchase select services directly. Today we are announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon for Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio products. Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for these products as early as September 15, 2020:Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2Project Plan 1 and Project Plan 3Note: This change will not impact any existing settings you may… More …
MC220282 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

SharePoint admin center – retiring four classic pages
  Major Update: Announcement started
The following pages in the classic SharePoint admin center have been replaced by pages in the new SharePoint admin center and will be removed/retired: “Site Collections”, “Sharing”, “Access control”, and “Geo locations”.Key points:Major: RetirementTiming: the change will roll out incrementally over several months. Once the banner appears on your tenant’s classic pages, the transition will happen 30 day later.Action: review and assess More …
MC220223 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 13

 

Update to Meeting creation and expiration policies
  Major Update: Announcement started
We are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. Today, Teams meeting URLs can be accessed before, during, and after the scheduled meeting time, even if the scheduling permission for the meeting organizer has been revoked after the meeting was created.To implement this change, we are adjusting the behavior of some settings in csTeamsMeetingPolicy to give additional control to the Tenant Admins…. More …
MC220222 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 12

 

Microsoft Authenticator App Lock will be enabled by default
If you do not have users who are using the Microsoft Authenticator app on their mobile devices for two-factor authentication, you may safely ignore this message.Microsoft AuthenticatorApp Lock will soon be enabled by default if the user has set up a PIN or biometric on the device.When this will happen For iOS, we are rolling this out gradually in mid-August and should be complete by the end of August. For Android, we are rolling this out graduallyin late August and should be complete by… More …
MC220224 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels
We’ve released updates to the following update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps:Current ChannelMonthly Enterprise ChannelSemi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)Semi-Annual Enterprise ChannelWhen this will happen:We’ll be gradually rolling out these updates of Microsoft 365 Apps to users on those update channels starting August 11th, 2020 (PST). More …
MC220194 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

(Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation
Updated August 11, 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 ID 64019. When this will happen We will roll out this new experience to… More …
MC213423 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

(Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web)
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 11, 2020: We have updated this post to provide additional clarity. Please see updates below: Note: Currently, there is no way to turn off the Microsoft Lists app completely for a tenant. However, we are working on providing admins the capability to turn off personal list creation via PowerShell. With this setting, users will be able to use the Lists app, but will only be able to create lists in SharePoint Sites. We are looking to implement this is September 2020. We are pleased… More …
MC218031 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

(Updated) New Feature: License request workflow
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 11, 2020: We are pleased to announce that the roll-out is complete for organizations with an existing process in place to set a message that will be shown to users. We will continue rolling out the feature to allow users to see the admin supplied message or to make a licensing request in early September, as outlined below. 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… More …
MC219225 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

(Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web – Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 11, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Updated May 1, 2020: We are updating the roll-out timeline below to ensure the best experience. Your end users will soon be able to add a personal calendar and connect a TeamSnap account to Outlook on the web.We’ll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020. We’ll begin gradually rolling this out to all… More …
MC201582 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 11

 

Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web
  Major Update: Announcement started
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

 

Aug 11

 

Multiple Number Dialing
Teams now supports dialing multiple numbers for a given user. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66194.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect the rollout to be complete by the end of August. More …
MC220137 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 10

 

(Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release
Updated August 10, 2020: The roll-out to Targeted Release has completed. We have updated the guidance on the general availability roll-out below. We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search is moving out of public preview.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID65331.When this will happen We will roll this out to Targeted Release tenants in late June 2020.We are evaluating our timeline for General Availability based on feedback from the… More …
MC217074 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 10

 

Move files and easily keep sharing
When your end users move a file from OneDrive to a SharePoint site collection, or from a SharePoint site collection to a OneDrive, or from a SharePoint site collection to another SharePoint site collection, they will have the option to easily continue sharing the file with their collaborators at the new destination.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65907.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out to production in mid-August and expect to complete that rollout by… More …
MC220127 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 10

 

(Updated) New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 10, 2020: This message has been updated to provide additional clarity on the schedule. Please see changes below. Updated June 16, 2020: Thank you for your feedback. The message has been updated to provide additional clarity around the feature, timing and controls. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to users in your company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read that are relevant to them. Using Microsoft… More …
MC215356 Like | Dislike

 

 

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