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 182th 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.


Below is an example that can be applied to your tenant, because these emails are based on the services that you have in your Tenant and subscription.



Message center announcements,
September 7-13, 2020


Major updates


(Updated) New Power Platform features coming to Teams


MC219363 | September 11 – Updated September 11, 2020: We have updated the content below to provide additional information. 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-September (previously mid-August) and be complete by the end of September (previously August).


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Updates to the Ideas Feature in Excel


MC221738 | September 8 – As part of our efforts to improve the usability and discoverability of the Ideas feature in Excel, we are going to begin rollout of a naming update to highlight that the focus of this connected experience is to make Data Analysis simpler, faster and more intuitive.Note: this change does not impact functionality, only the name.The “remove Ideas button from the Ribbon” policy setting, which located under User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Excel 2016\Intelligent…


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(Updated) Final Reminder: Office 365 ATP External email forwarding controls and policy change


MC221113 | September 8 – Updated September 8, 2020: As announced in MC221113 (August 28th), on September 1st, 2020 the Auto-Forwarding Policy was planned be enforced for tenants who have configured their policy to “On” or “Off”, this includes tenants that had users external forwarding prior to September 1st 2020. We have determined that we need additional time to complete validations before we can deploy this change and enforce the policy action. Once we have completed the additional validations, we will send an…


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Updates to Discover name, feed in Outlook for iOS


MC221542 | September 8 – We are changing the name of the Discover feed section on the Search home page in Outlook for iOS to Recommended. In addition, for your Outlook for iOS users, the Discover feed on the Search home page will now include SharePoint news and access to recently recorded Teams online meetings. When this change in the content feed is available for Android users, we will issue a new Message center post. Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 67557 and 67560 Timing, changes in Discover feed: early…


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Additional updates


(Updated) New Feature: Manage how long guests can access SharePoint Online and OneDrive documents


MC220791 | September 11 – Updated September 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 You will soon be able to create a policy that automatically revokes access for external guests to SharePoint Online (SPO) sites and individual OneDrivesafter a defined period of time.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 43797.When will this happenWe…


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(Updated) Microsoft Teams – Large Gallery view (Preview) – see up to 49 participants


MC217716 | September 11 – Updated September 11, 2020: We are pleased to share that this feature is available for the desktop client and iOS. We are still in the progress of making it available on Android and have updated the below. We appreciate your patience. Large Gallery view (preview) for Microsoft Teams meetings provides a new way to view video from up to 49 participants at once on a single screen. Similar to the normal Gallery view, Large Gallery automatically adapts the layout of participant videos in a Teams…


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(Updated) Removing some Teams channel system messages


MC215375 | September 11 – Updated September 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 appreciate your patience. We are making it easier for your users to focus on relevant information in Teams by removing some system messages.When this will happenRollout for standard release tenants will begin in mid-June and be complete by the end of September.Rollout…


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(Updated) Microsoft Teams has a new Information pane and pinned posts


MC215186 | September 11 – Updated September 11, 2020: We are pleased to announce that Information pane (64173) has rolled out. We are extending the roll-out timeline for Pinned posts (64334) as noted below. We appreciate your patience. We are pleased to introduce two features that should make it easier for your users to find new and relevant information in a channel.This feature is related to Microsoft Roadmap IDs 64173 and 64334. When this will happenInformation pane has completed rolling out.Pinned postsRollout for…


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Feature update: Gallery view in Microsoft Lists


MC221952 | September 11 – We are adding gallery view to SharePoint and Microsoft Lists, providing four main views when configuring lists: list, grid, gallery, and calendarThis message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57304When this will happen We will begin rolling out to targeted release customers in mid-September and expect to complete the rollout the end of September.Standard release rollout will begin the end of September and should be complete by mid-October.


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Deployment schedule available for 2020 Release Wave 2


MC221913 | September 10 – As previously announced, starting on October 1, 2020, we will enable the 2020 Release Wave 2 across our global customer base. Your production environments will receive the mandatory update during one of the scheduled maintenance windows, based on your region.


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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels


MC221899 | September 10 – 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 September 8th, 2020 (PST).


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Microsoft Forms introduces a responder progress bar


MC221880 | September 10 – Microsoft Forms will now show respondersa progress bar on multi-page (multi-section) forms and quizzes if the forms owner enables the feature.This feature is associated with Roadmap ID 67120.When this will happenRollout will begin mid-September and is expected to be complete by the end of September 2020.


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New Feature: Inline message translation for Android


MC221732 | September 8 – Inline message translation lets users translate Teams mobile messages into the language they choose. This feature is now rolling out for Android; the iOS rollout is ongoing (MC216842, June 2020). This feature is also related to MC218683 (July 2020), which announced that the Teams inline message translation policy was changing to On by default.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID63226. When this will happen The updated Android app will be released to the store in…


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