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 190th 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,
November 2-8, 2020

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Use Teams licenses to control access to Microsoft Teams

 

Act by: December 3

 

MC226038 | November 7 – We’re making some changes to how you enable Microsoft Teams for individual users within your tenant. We’re removing the Microsoft Teams enablement setting from within the Microsoft 365 admin center and will rely solely on Microsoft Teams license allocation to decide if a user has access to Microsoft Teams.Key points:Timing: Beginning December 03, 2020Control: License allocationAction: Review and assess

 

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New feature: Adding personal accounts in Teams coming soon on desktop

 

Act by: November 19

 

MC226037 | November 6 – We are pleased to announce that we are extending the support for adding personal accounts that already exists in Teams Mobile applications to the Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac OS).

 

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Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings

 

Act by: November 19

 

MC225995 | November 6 – By integrating Teams and the Forms app, we are creating a new way for meeting presenters to poll attendees. Adding a Forms poll in Teams Meetings uses the customized meetings experiences outlined in MC224434 (October 2020).

 

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(Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites

 

MC222600 | November 6 – Updated November 06, 2020: We have updated the rollout timeline below. We appreciate your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer

 

MC223753 | November 6 – Updated November 06, 2020: Thank you for your feedback. To ensure appropriate time for customers to prepare we are moving out the date for this retirement. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. In order to provide the best experience for our customers, we will be focusing our efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, we will end support of Internet Explorer for My Apps, My Account, My Access, and My Groups beginning August 17, 2021.Instead we recommend the utilization…

 

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(Updated) Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do

 

MC222629 | November 4 – Updated November 04, 2020: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Microsoft To Do 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…

 

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(Updated) Updated sender display name for Message center email communication

 

MC222233 | November 3 – Updated November 3, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this has completed rolling out. The Admin center Message center team is updating the display name of the sender for Message center emails. This change is related to MC219415 (July 2020).Key points New sender display name: Microsoft 365 Message CenterOld sender display name: 365 Service AlertTiming: mid-October Rollout: tenant level Action: review and assess

 

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Reminder: Microsoft Teams web app to no longer support IE 11 after November 30, 2020

 

Act by: November 30

 

MC225570 | November 2 – As communicated in MC220490 (August ’20), Microsoft 365 apps and services will be focusing their efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) after November 30, 2020. After November 30, 2020, users will be unable to access the Teams web app from IE 11 and be notified to use the desktop app or access the web app from Microsoft Edge.Please note that the IE 11 changes are specific to the Teams…

 

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Skype for Business admin center retirement

 

Act by: December 1

 

MC225373 | November 2 – We will be retiring the Skype for Business admin center starting on December 1st, 2020.Instead, we recommend the utilization of Teams admin center, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.Key Points:Major: RetirementTiming: December 01, 2020Action: Transition to the Teams admin centerHow this will affect your organization:Administrators will no longer be able to access the Skype for Business admin center when this change is implemented. Links to the Skype for…

 

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Additional updates

 

New: Microsoft Lists undo and redo commands

 

MC226055 | November 7 – With the release of undo and redo capabilities, users who edit their lists when in grid view will be able to retract any unwanted changes or bring back previously entered information. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68810

 

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Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experience

 

MC226054 | November 7 – We are developing a new landing experience in the Microsoft 365 admin center that provides a simplified admin experience for managing users, Teams, and billing along with recommended top actions for your organization. This experience is designed specifically for very small organizations (those with 10 or fewer users).

 

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OneDrive: Bookmark for OneDrive for iOS

 

MC226028 | November 6 – We are adding a bookmark that makes it easier for users of OneDrive for iOS to return to a specific page in a PDF document.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68842.

 

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(Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings

 

MC220415 | November 6 – Updated November 06, 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…

 

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(Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees

 

MC221223 | November 6 – Updated November 06, 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. Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65952.

 

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(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification

 

MC222346 | November 3 – Updated November 03, 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 is an informational notification and will not automatically end the meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67122.When this will…

 

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Extending the temporary limit increase for live events

 

MC225752 | November 3 – We are extending the temporary limit increase for live events in Teams, Stream and Yammer.

 

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Note: My Tenant is based in Europe with Target Release Enabled You can view more messages on your portal, just go to the Message center.

 

Quickly access relevant information and functionality from the new home page—The home page has been redesigned with you and your most common tasks in mind—such as adding a user or resetting a password. The new admin center makes these items accessible directly from the home page. The home page also proactively surfaces information important to you, such as notifications from the Message Center.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2020/11/09/office-365-weekly-digest-2020-45/

 

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