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 184th 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 21-27, 2020

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) Retirement of IDCRL based sign-in in Office Win32 clients

 

MC222132 | September 22 – Updated September 22, 2020: We have updated this post to ensure it is displaying as intended. Office has introduced a modern and OAuth based authentication mechanism in Office 2016 and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Win32 clients. Modern auth has been the default way of authentication in Office apps since the release of Office 365 ProPlus, more than 4 years ago. We however allowed customers to override this behavior by setting a regkey EnableADAL to 0 so that they could continue to use the…

 

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Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do

 

MC222629 | September 22 – Microsoft To Do mobile will soon support push notifications for shared list activities on work accounts. If you do nothing, when this feature rolls out, users in your organization will receive push notifications in the Windows, Android, and iOS versions of To Do for shared list activities such as task added, task completed, and task updated.Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67114 Timing: administration control available on September 22, 2020 Roll-out: tenant level Control type: admin…

 

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Reminder: Retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows

 

MC222628 | September 22 – As communicated in MC217999 (July ’20), with the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2010 workflows.Additionally, we will begin implementing a new banner (example text below) that will be displayed on multipleworkflow pages to remind users about the upcoming retirement.”Starting November 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM, SharePoint 2010 workflows will be retired and users will no longer have the ability to run or create 2010…

 

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(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience

 

MC220785 | September 22 – Updated September 22, 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 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: early October (previously mid-September) through mid-October (previously end of September) Roll-out:…

 

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List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites

 

MC222600 | September 22 – List creation from SharePoint sites will get a visual refresh and users will get the additional capability to create lists from eight built-in templates. These updates are already part of the Microsoft Lists app and Lists in Teams rollouts – we are bringing the same goodness to SharePoint sites too. Key points:Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67137Timing: Targeted release: Gradually rolling out end of September through mid-OctoberStandard release: Gradually rolling out mid-October through end of…

 

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Additional updates

 

Introducing message tags in Message center

 

MC222899 | September 26 – We are introducing new message tags in Microsoft 365 admin center Message center to enable more granular filtering and help you discover relevant messages. The message tags will be visible in the new Tag column in the list view and in the metadata line below the title on the message detail panel. The existing “Data privacy” label will be absorbed into the new tag system. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66469When this will happenWe will be rolling this out to Targeted…

 

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View app permissions and grant admin consent in the Microsoft Teams admin center

 

MC222892 | September 26 – We are making it easier for IT admins to review, manage, and grant consent to app permissions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67140. When this will happen This feature be available in the Teams admin center the end of September.

 

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Changes in classic form customizations in modern lists and libraries

 

MC222880 | September 25 – We are changing how customized forms work inside SharePoint lists and libraries that will affect tenants using the SharePoint classic experience.Key points Timing: late October to late November Roll-out: tenant level Control type: user control Action: review and assess by October 25, 2020

 

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Microsoft Secure Score is removing one recommendation for Microsoft Defender ATP

 

MC222879 | September 25 – We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

 

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Microsoft 365 admin center Network connectivity preview

 

MC222869 | September 25 – The Network connectivity category within the Microsoft 365 admin center allows you to see a network assessment that evaluates the impact of your network design on Microsoft 365 user experience in a 0 – 100 scale. This is calculated based on network attributes which have been proven through support cases to affect user experience the most. The network assessment is best evaluated at a specific office location, but an organization wide network assessment is also provided. In addition, specific…

 

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Calendar view on Microsoft Lists and SharePoint lists

 

MC222826 | September 24 – Users will now be able to view list content in a modern calendar view. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64167 When this will happen We will gradually roll this out from the end of September to mid-October.

 

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Microsoft Whiteboard introduces per user licensing

 

MC222821 | September 24 – Microsoft Whiteboard, which is automatically enabled for most Microsoft 365 tenants, will soon read licenses at a user level. There’s no change to how Microsoft Whiteboard is managed at the tenant level. If you do not use Whiteboard in your tenant, you can disregard this message.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66761.When this will happenThis feature will be enabled mid-October.

 

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(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification

 

MC222346 | September 24 – Updated September 24, 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 will soon be alerting Teams meeting participants when there are five minutes remaining in a scheduled meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67122.When this will happenWe will begin the rollout in late September (previously mid-September) and…

 

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Prevent/Fix: Shared mailboxes inaccessible due to license expired error

 

MC222773 | September 24 – A change was made to Exchange Online to correct the way unlicensed mailbox access is handled. This change may cause Shared mailboxes to be inaccessible due to a license expired error.Note: If you are not experiencing the following license expired error you can safely disregard this message”The mailbox isn’t available. This may have occurred because the license for the mailbox has expired. To find out how to gain access to this mailbox again, contact the person who manages your email account.”

 

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Records Management: Regulatory record labels

 

MC222757 | September 24 – As announced at Ignite, we’re introducing the public preview of regulatory record labels which further enhance immutability of labeled items. These new labels prevent metadata changes, records movements, and records versioning. They also block users and administrators from removing a label once applied. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63062. When this will happenThis feature is available now worldwide.

 

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Quick edit is becoming Edit in grid view in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint libraries

 

MC222756 | September 23 – We are changing the name of the control used to edit bulk lists in SharePoint libraries and Microsoft Lists. Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67136 Timing: currently rolling out; expect to be complete mid-October. Rollout: tenant level Control type: user control Action: review and assess

 

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(Updated) New Riverbed CDN available in Microsoft Teams

 

MC220515 | September 22 – Updated September 22, 2020: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Soon you will be able to use a new Enterprise Content Delivery Network (CDN), Riverbed, should you need a CDN for live events in Microsoft Teams.When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out in early September and expect the rollout to be complete by late September (previously mid-September).

 

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Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint

 

MC222640 | September 22 – We’re changing the storage for new Teams meeting recordings to be stored on, and served from, OneDrive and SharePoint (ODSP) – instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic). Customers are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes.This change will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action following this announcement.Key points:Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67138Timing:Early October (October 5, 2020)– You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting…

 

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Announcing general availability of Microsoft Compliance Manager

 

MC222638 | September 22 – As announced at Ignite, Compliance Manager (formerly Compliance Score) is moving out of public preview and the tasks you previously found in Compliance Manager (via the Service Trust Portal) are now housed within the Microsoft 365 compliance center under Compliance Manager. We announced the public preview of Compliance Score in November 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 60771.When this will happenRollout will begin in mid-September and is expected to be complete by…

 

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Updated feature: Suggested replies in Chinese for Outlook on the web

 

MC222626 | September 22 – Outlook on the web is adding support for suggested replies for conversations in Chinese (People’s Republic of China) for customers with mailboxes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67126.When this will happen We will begin rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late September. We will begin rolling this out to Standard Release customers at the end of September. The rollout will be complete in early October.

 

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Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search Generally Available

 

MC222601 | September 22 – As communicated in MC217074 (June ’20) we are following up with details on Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search becoming generally available to Microsoft 365 Tenants.Key points:Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67139Timing: Starting mid-October and expect to complete in February 2021Roll out: Tenant levelControl: Admin level

 

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New Choice, Person, and Yes/No column experiences

 

MC222586 | September 21 – Microsoft and Sharepoint Lists are getting new field editors and renderers. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67095, 67097, and 67119. When this will happenTarget Release: begin late September and end late OctoberStandard Release: begin late October and end late December

 

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New Power Automate app for Teams

 

MC222580 | September 21 – A new Power Automate app will soon become available to eventually replace the existing Flow app in the Microsoft Teams app store. We announced that Microsoft Flow would become Power Automate at Ignite 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68120.When this will happenThe new app will be available in the Teams app store beginning the end of September 2020.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2020/09/28/office-365-weekly-digest-2020-39/

 

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