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 180th 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 30

 

Office Scripts enabled by default
  Major Update: Announcement started
  Act By: Oct 01
In January, we released Office Scripts, a feature that enables users to automate their repetitive tasks in Excel Online, for public preview. We are now transitioning from public preview to making Office Scripts available by default for your organization.Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 61687 Timing: targeted release begins the end of August; rollout should be complete the end of October Roll-out: tenant level Control type: admin control Action: review and assess by October 1, 2020 More …
MC221139 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

New service plan for Content explorer
  Major Update: Announcement started
We’re making some changes to how the data classification content explorer is provisioned in your tenant. Content explorer will be part of a new service plan: Content Explorer. Content explorer was previously included as part of the Exchange Online service plan.When will this happenWe will roll out this change on September 29, 2020. More …
MC221125 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

Final Reminder: Office 365 ATP External email forwarding controls and policy change
  Major Update: Announcement started
As originally announced in MC218984 (July ’20) automated external email forwarding is a tactic attackers use to exfiltrate data out of an organization. To counter that, we are updating our outbound 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… More …
MC221113 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

Microsoft Search admin navigation name change
We’re making some changes to the navigation name of Microsoft Search in admin center.When will this happen:We will be rolling out this change in early October 2020 More …
MC221115 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

Search improvements in OneDrive for Business
Your users will soon be able to search in folders and shared libraries in OneDrive for Business and use a dropdown to pick where they want to search.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID57098.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in early September and expect the rollout to be complete by end of October. More …
MC221108 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

Outlook for Android: two-way calendar sync support
  Major Update: Announcement started
We are making it possible for Outlook for Android users to synchronize the Outlook for Android calendar and a local device calendar database. Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 63429 Timing: by the end of October Roll-out: user level roll-out v tenant level Control type: user control and admin control Action: review and assess More …
MC221075 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

Legacy OME support in Outlook for iOS slated for retirement
  Major Update: Announcement started
Outlook for iOS version 4.53.0 and above will no longer support legacy Office Message Encryption (OME) as part of our ongoing retirement of legacy OME environments.NOTE: This change affects only organizations that use legacy OME capabilities in Office 365. If you are unsure of whether your organization uses legacy or new OME capabilities, please reviewLegacy information for Office 365 Message Encryption. When this will happenThis change will be effective on September 23, 2020. More …
MC220872 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 28

 

(Updated) Improvements to optional diagnostic data collection to better diagnose issues in Office
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 28, 2020: We’ve updated this post to ensure that it is appropriately visible for organizations. There is no change to the content. When a user runs an Office app, such as Word or Excel, diagnostic information is collected and saved to log files on the user’s device. These log files contain information about the processes and components running in the application, and can help detect, diagnose, and fix issues and help make improvements to Office. This information is very similar… More …
MC220545 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 27

 

(Updated) M365 Records Management: Proof of disposal for records – Roll-out Update
Updated August 27, 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 have completed the roll out of proof of disposal for records in SharePoint and OneDrive as we announced in MC212139 (May 2020).We are ready to continue the rollout of this change for email records in Exchange.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID… More …
MC219922 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 27

 

(Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings
Updated August 27, 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 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… More …
MC220415 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 27

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode)
Updated August 27, 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

 

Aug 26

 

Forms coming to the Office Mobile App
Microsoft Forms is a web app which can be accessed from a browser on desktop or mobile devices. The Office Mobile app is a single mobile app (iOS / Android) that combines Word, PowerPoint and Excel with exclusive features.We are now integrating Forms into the Office Mobile app so users will be able to open recent Forms and create new forms from the Office Mobile app.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66631When this will happen:Android: Rolling out for Insiders in September… More …
MC221015 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 26

 

Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings
Live transcripts in Microsoft Teams meetings will provide another way to both follow and review meeting conversations. Note: Live transcription currently supports only spoken English (English-US). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65967. When this will happen We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect the rollout to be complete in early October. More …
MC220987 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 25

 

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 August 25th, 2020 (PST). More …
MC220938 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 25

 

Seamlessly share personal lists in To Do
  Major Update: Announcement started
  Act By: Sep 25
In MC215678 (June 2020), we announced that Microsoft To Do would support list sharing between personal Microsoft accounts and work or school accounts. We paused the rollout to incorporate your feedback. We are pleased to announce we are moving forward with this feature.Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64658 Timing: late September Roll-out: tenant level Control type: admin control Action: review and assess by September 25, 2020 More …
MC220931 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 25

 

(Updated) Pin based verification process for support callers
Updated August 25, 2020: Based on feedback we have updated the timeline and details of the post to provide more clarity. We appreciate your feedback. 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… More …
MC219951 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 25

 

(Updated) Outlook for iOS web view user agent string changes
Updated August 25, 2020: We updated the content below to display as intended. We apologize for any confusion. 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:… More …
MC219072 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 25

 

(Updated) M365 Information Governance: Update to retention labels
  Major Update: Announcement started
Updated August 25, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. We’re introducing the ability to have Exchange items support retention labels for which period of retention or deletion is based upon when an item was labeled.Key points:Timing: Initiating release in mid-July and complete for all customers by early August.Rollout: Tenant level Control type: Admin Control Action: Confirm policy expiration date… More …
MC216379 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 24

 

New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience
  Major Update: Announcement started
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 67089 Timing: mid-September through the end of September Roll-out: user level roll-out Control type: user control Action: review and assess More …
MC220785 Like | Dislike

 

Aug 24

 

Reminder: Office 365 ATP External email forwarding controls and policy change
  Major Update: Announcement started
  Act By: Aug 28
As originally announced in MC218984 (July ’20) automated external email forwarding is a tactic attackers use to exfiltrate data out of an organization. To counter that, we are updating our outbound 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… More …
MC220853 Like | Dislike

 

 

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