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 192th 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 16-22, 2020

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documents

 

Act by: January 2

 

MC227295 | November 21 – Sharing e-mails for Word files will soon include the estimated time to read for document as well as its key points, as announced at Ignite.

 

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(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settings

 

MC224359 | November 21 – Updated November 20, 2020: We have updated the roll out timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are updating the Meeting options to allow an organizer to manage participants ability to chat prior to, during and after a meeting.Key Points:Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67175Timing: begin mid-January and expect to complete by early FebruaryControl: Meeting Organizer

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Accounts & Orgs moved to Profile menu’s second level on web and desktop

 

MC226759 | November 20 – Updated November 20, 2020: We have updated this message to ensure it is showing as intended. Thank you for your patience. We will be reorganizing the account and settings shown in the profile menu, in the application’s title bar, to facilitate account and tenant switching for users who have been invited as a Guest in another organization, or who are using Teams with a work/school and a personal account side-by-side.

 

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Secure by Default – Honoring EOP/ATP detonation verdicts

 

MC226683 | November 20 – We’re making some changes to how tenant (Anti-spam/Hosted Content Filter policy) and user (Safe sender) allows work when it comes to high confidence phish. A message is marked with the high confidence phish verdict when we detonate it and know that it is malicious. We want to ensure that our customers are protected and therefore block those messages from getting to the inboxes of end-users. This is normally the case, but tenant and user overrides can stop this from happening. We have decided to…

 

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(Updated) We’re moving tenant-wide search usage reports

 

MC226682 | November 20 – Updated November 20, 2020: We have updated the timeline for this change. Thank you for your patience. We will be retiring tenant-wide search usage reports from the SharePoint admin center beginning January 11, 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of Microsoft Search Insights, which is where we will continue to invest.

 

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Microsoft Graph connectors general availability update

 

MC226678 | November 20 – Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search provide a set of out-of-the-box search connectors and search & indexing APIs that enable Microsoft 365 customers to connect Microsoft Search to data sources outside of Microsoft 365. This release of Microsoft Graph connectors includes several connectors available within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center such as ServiceNow, Enterprise websites, MediaWiki, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and Azure SQL and more. For a detailed list of available…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experience

 

MC226054 | November 20 – Updated November 20, 2020: We have updated this message to ensure it displays as intended. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Improving the Message center user experience

 

MC226990 | November 19 – Updated November 19, 2020: We have updated the roll out timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making it easier to discover relevant Message center posts and are providing an improved Message center reading experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67102.When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this feature in mid-December 2020 and expect the rollout to be complete in end of February 2021.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint

 

MC222640 | November 17 – Updated November 17, 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 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…

 

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Additional updates

 

Add Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site

 

MC227312 | November 21 – SharePoint group owners can already quickly add Microsoft Teams to a SharePoint team site in order to enhance communication and content collaboration. We’re now making it easier to integrate SharePoint content whenever a group owner adds Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint team site. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46990.

 

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SharePoint site header updates

 

MC227307 | November 21 – We are expanding the SharePoint branding options that make it easier to customize your site, including new header configurations for modern sites. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63776.

 

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Introducing smart backgrounds for Planner

 

MC227304 | November 21 – Users will be able to add a relevant and unique background image to a Planner plan from a list of recommendations. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66578.

 

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Introducing intelligent file recommendations for Planner

 

MC227303 | November 21 – This new Planner feature allows users to quickly add attachments to their tasks from an intelligently curated list of relevant files. The recommendations are based on the task and the user. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66364.

 

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(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissions

 

MC220427 | November 21 – Updated November 20, 2020: We are pleased to announce that auto sign and auto encrypt with S/MIME are now available. To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we have delayed delegate mailbox permissions for end users. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below 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…

 

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(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tab page for enterprise

 

MC225606 | November 21 – Updated November 19, 2020: We have updated the “What you need to do to prepare” section with additional details. We are introducing a new layout for the Enterprise new tab page in Microsoft Edge version 87.0. Users signed in with their work or school account will see familiar Office productivity content from Office 365 and also have easy access to work-relevant company and industry news. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68691.

 

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1:1 Call Recording Policy Introduction

 

Act by: December 18

 

MC227292 | November 20 – Starting December 18, we’re changing how 1:1 Call recording is enabled. Currently, 1:1 Call recording is controlled by the -CsTeamsMeetingPolicy / AllowCloudRecording attribute. We’re now changing it so that 1:1 Call recording can be controlled by its own policy. This means that after December 18, 1:1 Call recording will be controlled by the -CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute.By default this new policy attribute will be set to false, so 1:1 call recording will not…

 

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Use SharePoint tab to add pages, lists or document libraries to a channel in Teams

 

MC227278 | November 20 – We have improved the SharePoint tab experience to now allow pinning of document libraries, by selecting from the backing team site, or by providing a link to any other document library to which the user has access. We have also added a new “Recommended” section in the SharePoint tab to help user easily find the most relevant content from their site to pin in their channels.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68860

 

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Restrict sign-in to specific accounts in Microsoft Teams desktop

 

MC227199 | November 20 – You will soon be able to restrict Teams sign-in for Windows and Mac managed devices to ensure that employees cannot sign-in to another organization’s tenant using other tenant’s credentials from the device they are authorized to use for work. This policy can also be used to configure access to personal accounts. This policy does not apply to the Teams web app. Similar policies are available to restrict sign-in on Teams on iOS and Android apps.This message is associated with Microsoft 365…

 

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Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams

 

MC227096 | November 19 – With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via their native OS notification system. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 66742. When this will happen Windows 10 native notifications will roll out in mid-December

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC227085 | November 18 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel When this will happen: We’ll be gradually rolling out this update of Microsoft 365 Apps to users on that update channel starting November 18th, 2020 (PST).

 

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(Updated) PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updates

 

MC223900 | November 17 – Updated November 17, 2020: Our deployment timeline has changed. Please see the new timeline below. We are bringing a new workflow and tools PowerPoint for Mac that will make it easy to record a rich slide show session.If your users do not have Macs, you can safely ignore this message.Key points Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 67104 Timing: mid-December to the end of December Roll-out: tenant level Control type: user control Action: review and assess

 

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(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams

 

MC222156 | November 17 – Updated November 17, 2020: Our deployment timeline has changed. Please see the new timeline below. With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via their native OS notification system. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66743. When this will happen MacOS 10.14 and greater native notifications: early December through mid-December

 

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Azure SSL/TLS Certificate Changes

 

MC226884 | November 17 – In early November, DigiCert replaced the certificate of an Intermediate Certificate Authority (ICA) which issues SSL/TLS certificates used by Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) services, such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, in the Public and US Government Clouds. In most cases, no action is required. However, if you explicitly hard code (i.e. “pin”) the ICA certificates to be trusted or have custom solutions that depend on storing ICA certificates in a trust store, you will need to take…

 

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Azure SSL/TLS certificate changes

 

MC226863 | November 16 – In early November, DigiCert replaced the certificate of an Intermediate Certificate Authority (ICA) which issues SSL/TLS certificates used by Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) services, such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, in the Public and US Government Clouds. In most cases, no action is required. However, if you explicitly hard code (i.e. “pin”) the ICA certificates to be trusted or have custom solutions that depend on storing ICA certificates in a trust store, you will need to take…

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2020/11/23/office-365-weekly-digest-2020-47/

 

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