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 195th 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,
December 7-13, 2020

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy Introduction

 

MC227292 | December 11 – Updated December 11, 2020: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience

 

MC220785 | December 10 – Updated December 10, 2020: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out. 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: end of October (previously early October) through mid-January (previously November) Roll-out: user level roll-out Control type: user control Action: review and assess

 

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

 

Act by: January 2

 

MC227295 | December 10 – Updated December 10, 2020: We have updated the post with additional information. Thank you for your patience. 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) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the web

 

MC225329 | December 10 – Updated December 10, 2020: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are updating the default and dark theme colors in Teams on the web and will also update Fluent icons to align other Microsoft 365 applications.Key points Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68721 Timing: Public Preview: mid-January (previously late-November) Standard release: mid-February (previously mid-January) Government cloud: end of February (previously mid-February) Roll-out: tenant level Action:…

 

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(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 Apps

 

MC228224 | December 10 – Updated December 10, 2020: Thank you for your feedback. We will not be moving forward with rolling out the notification banner at this time. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. On August 17, 2020, Microsoft officially announced, via MC220490, the timeline for retiring support for Internet Explorer 11 in Microsoft 365 apps. We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the upcoming Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application retirement, which was announced in parallel with the IE 11…

 

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Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

 

Act by: November 1

 

MC229143 | December 10 – To ensure that we meet performance expectations, we are updating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect to Microsoft 365 services. Effective November 1, 2021, the following versions of Outlook for Windows, as part of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, will not be able to connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services. Office and Microsoft 365 Apps Outlook for Windows Version Office 2013 15.0.4970.9999 and older Office 2016 16.0.4599.9999 and older Microsoft 365 Apps for…

 

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We’re making changes to search in SharePoint Online

 

MC229138 | December 10 – As part of our continued effort to bring Microsoft Search to all your favorite productivity apps and services we’re making changes and improvements to several classic search experiences in SharePoint.

 

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Planner tasks storage location update

 

MC229058 | December 10 – Beginning in January 2021, a copy of some Planner tasks will be stored in a user’s Exchange mailbox. All Planner tasks will continue to be stored in the Planner Service.Key pointsTiming: Production: mid-January – late February 2021GCC: late February – early April 2021Roll-out: tenant levelAction: review and assess by January 20, 2021

 

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(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membership

 

MC226407 | December 8 – Updated December 8, 2020: Based off of feedback from early rings we have decided to make some changes prior to proceeding with the rollout. We will update this post more details on the timing when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience. We are updating a meeting participant’s access to meeting chat. These changes will manage a users access to a meeting chat based on how they were invited to the meeting.

 

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(Updated) Introducing translation in Outlook for Windows

 

Act by: January 6

 

MC228685 | December 8 – Updated December 08, 2020: We have updated content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience. Translation in Outlook for Windows is a new set of translation features that enable users to translate full messages or specific words and phrases.

 

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Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages

 

MC228823 | December 8 – Teams is built on the Microsoft 365 hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud, delivering advanced security and compliance capabilities. These capabilities can be managed across Microsoft services including Teams through a single pane of glass experience in Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance centers.Currently these capabilities are available in Teams for chat and file content. We are excited to announce that the following Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities will now be available for card content…

 

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Additional updates

 

Reminder: Microsoft Edge Legacy support to end on March 9, 2021

 

MC229643 | December 12 – As communicated in MC220490 (August ’20), Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application support will end on March 9, 2021. After support ends, Microsoft Edge Legacy will not receive new security updates. With March 9, 2021 only three months away, we strongly recommend that you build a transition plan to ensure that you have an up-to-date browser.Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application Timing: End of support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop app will occur on March 9, 2021.Action: To continue…

 

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Introducing text predictions in Outlook for Windows

 

MC229381 | December 11 – Text predictions help Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020).We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for Windows.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 60340.

 

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Introducing text predictions in Outlook for iOS

 

MC229558 | December 11 – Text predictions help Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020) and will soon be available for Outlook for Windows (MC229381, December 2020).We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for iOS for customers in the United States and Canada, only.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63375.

 

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(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in Teams

 

MC224422 | December 11 – Updated December 11, 2020: We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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: mid-December (previously mid-November) through mid-January (previously late…

 

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(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification

 

MC222346 | December 11 – Updated December 11, 2020: We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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 happenWe will begin the rollout in late November (previously late October) and expect it to be complete in late December…

 

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(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint

 

MC227452 | December 11 – Updated December 11, 2020: We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With this update, anyone who can create and manage views in a list can configure the list or library form with header, footer, and body sections for both Microsoft Lists and SharePoint. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63519.

 

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Presenter View in Teams Presentation Sharing

 

MC229331 | December 10 – The presenter, in control, can now see a presenter view during Teams Presentation Sharing in a meeting.

 

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(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams

 

MC222156 | December 10 – Updated December 10, 2020: We have updated the rollout 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: mid-December through mid-January

 

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(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for Spanish

 

MC224405 | December 9 – Updated December 09, 2020: To ensure the best experience we have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. TheBriefing email from Cortanahelps users start their day on track by surfacing information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks as well as protecting time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English. We are expanding to support Spanish for users who have an…

 

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Teams and OneDrive destinations in Migration Manager

 

MC229093 | December 9 – Migration Manager now lets SharePoint admins select a OneDrive username or URL when setting a migration destination. For admins with a Teams license, Migration Manager makes it possible to select a Teams channel as a destination.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68884.

 

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Changing the way updated message center posts sync to Planner

 

MC229082 | December 9 – We are changing the way updated message posts are synced to Microsoft Planner. We will no longer append the title of the post with ‘(UPDATED)’ or create duplicate tasks of the same message post when syncing. Key points Timing: mid-January 2021 Roll-out: tenant level Action: review and assess by January 20, 2021

 

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Dark mode on OneDrive for web

 

MC229081 | December 9 – We are introducing dark mode for OneDrive for web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68868.

 

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Multiple number dialing available in Microsoft Teams chat

 

MC229071 | December 9 – Microsoft Teams will soon support multiple numbers for a given user when dialing from the chat header.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66194.

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC228989 | December 8 – We’ve released updates to the following update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel Monthly Enterprise Channel Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel When this will happen: We’ll be gradually rolling out these updates of Microsoft 365 Apps to users on those update channels starting December 8th, 2020 (PST).

 

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Text formatting (bold, italic, underline) available in Microsoft Forms

 

MC228897 | December 8 – Text formatting (bold, italics, and underline) is coming to Microsoft Forms to help survey and quiz designers differentiate and emphasize content. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68894.

 

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