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 199th 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,
January 4-10, 2021

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Major updates

 

Meetings-related metric updates in user activity report for better insights clarity

 

MC233113 | January 7 – We’re updating user activity report metrics in Microsoft 365 admin center and Teams admin center.

 

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Additional updates

 

Microsoft Teams introduces meeting recap in the calendar event details tab

 

MC233470 | January 9 – The new meeting recap feature in Teams helps meeting attendees and those unable to attend a meeting stay up-to-date by providing the meeting recording, transcript, and chat all in one place. These are automatically shared in the Chat tab and viewable in the Details tab.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68729

 

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New Teams meeting lobby setting – only invited users join directly

 

MC233466 | January 9 – Teams meeting organizers can have greater control over their meetings by enabling a new lobby setting where only Calendar meeting invited users will be able to join directly.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68730.

 

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Start Meet Now from Outlook desktop client (Windows)

 

MC233463 | January 9 – We’ve made it easier than ever to start a Teams meeting through the addition of the Meet Now button in Outlook.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68838

 

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(Updated) Announcing evaluation mode and trial for Defender for Office 365

 

MC228400 | January 7 – Updated January 07, 2021: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re introducing an evaluation mode in Microsoft Defender for Office365which applies only to email protection. The Microsoft Defender for Office 365 evaluation experience is designed to eliminate the complexities of device and environment configuration so that you can focus on evaluating the capabilities of the security solution.The ability to access and setup evaluation mode requires a customer to…

 

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(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in Teams

 

MC224422 | January 7 – Updated January 07, 2021: We have updated the 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-January (previously mid-December) through mid-February(previously mid-January).

 

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(Updated) Enabling page rotation for iOS to view OneDrive PDF files

 

MC227458 | January 5 – Updated January 5, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. You will soon be able to rotate page orientation while viewing PDF documents in the Microsoft OneDrive iOS app. Any changes made are saved to OneDrive.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68855.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive: Bookmark for OneDrive for iOS

 

MC226028 | January 5 – Updated January 5, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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Microsoft Lists app for iOS

 

MC232966 | January 5 – Your users will now be able to access their SharePoint lists on the go anytime anywhere using Microsoft Lists app for iOS. Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize work. List is simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start…

 

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Microsoft Teams: Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac

 

MC232965 | January 5 – Teams Meeting controls for MacBooks with Touch Bars that allow users to mute/unmute, turn camera on/off, open/close sharing tray, open/close participants panel, open/close chat panel and raise/retract hand.Note: If your organization does not use Mac OS you can disregard.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68906

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC232945 | January 5 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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SharePoint page authoring – new first run experience

 

MC232126 | January 4 – We are introducing a first-run, optional interactive experience, to guide new users through the basics of creating their first SharePoint page or news post. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70667.

 

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