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 200th 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 11-17, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels

 

MC234256 | January 15 – Updated January 15, 2021: We have updated the content for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. This feature update does not apply to EDU tenants.We are updating how the Teams channel header displays hierarchical sensitivity labels to provide improved exposure to the confidentiality status of content in a channel.

 

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Updated subject lines for email communications from Message center

 

MC234263 | January 14 – As part of the renewal of email notifications from Message center, subject lines for “Message Center Major Change Update Notification” and “Message Center Data Privacy Message Notification” will be updated.

 

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(Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement

 

Act by: February 15

 

MC230065 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2021: We have updated the post with additional details for clarity. Skype for Business Online Connector will no longer be available for download after February 15, 2021.Teams PowerShell module is where we will continue to invest. All new features, bug fixes and improvements will be delivered via Teams PowerShell module.

 

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Microsoft Teams connector apps webhook URL security improvement

 

MC234048 | January 12 – Connectors support in Microsoft Teams is transitioning to a new webhook URL format to enhance security. In the future, connector webhook URLs will contain the name of the tenant in them.Old URLs continue to work for now, but users will be prompted to re-create connectors.

 

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Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites

 

MC233843 | January 12 – We are expanding the reach of Microsoft Search in SharePoint; classic team sites that do not have customized search experience will be updated to the modern Microsoft Search experiences that deliver better personalization and relevance.

 

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Additional updates

 

Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Lists: Support for thousands separator in Number column

 

MC234416 | January 14 – We are providing Microsoft Lists and SharePoint lists owners and members with the ability to add a thousands separator to numbers.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68716.

 

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Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Lists: column settings in Grid view

 

MC234414 | January 14 – We are providing Microsoft Lists and SharePoint lists owners and members with new capabilities in Lists Grid view (previously Quick Edit).This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68714.

 

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New usage report for Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365 admin center

 

MC234381 | January 14 – We are adding a new Microsoft Teams report to the Microsoft 365 admin center usage reports section.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70552.

 

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Reminder: Configuration Change in Guest access for Microsoft Teams

 

Act by: February 8

 

MC234252 | January 13 – As originally communicated in MC228482 (December ’20), we’re making some changes to the default setting for Guests in Microsoft TeamsBeginning on February 8th, 2021, we are turning on Guest access in Microsoft Teams by default for any customers who have not configured this setting. This will bring Teams Guest capability into alignment with the rest of the suite, where the setting is already on by default.

 

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Introducing history menu in Microsoft Teams

 

MC234245 | January 13 – We are introducing a history menu in the Microsoft Teams desktop clients that displays a user’s recently visited locations.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70545

 

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Task publishing feature for frontline organizations now available in Microsoft Teams

 

MC234234 | January 13 – We are introducing task publishing and reporting features within the Tasks app in Teams. This allows an organization to define the tasks that need to be completed across their frontline locations, choose which locations need to complete those tasks, and track the progress of the work. Frontline managers and workers can use the desktop or mobile Tasks in Teams experience to see the tasks they need to complete, all in one place. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 59719.

 

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Outlook on the web – Message reminders

 

MC234129 | January 13 – Message reminders help users remember to reply to or follow up on messages by bringing them to the top of their message list.​

 

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(Updated) Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences

 

MC224417 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2021: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. For Microsoft 365 Monthly Enterprise Channel and Semi-Annual Channel customers, we are changing how Outlook add-ins behave when theoptional connected experiencesprivacy setting has been disabled in your tenant.This feature has already rolled out to the Microsoft 365Monthly Channel (version 2008, build 13127.20296).Key points Timing: Monthly…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event

 

MC228362 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Live event presenters will soon be able to use an iPad to make a presentation.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68846.

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC234077 | January 12 – 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

 

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Microsoft Teams: User feedback improvements

 

MC233962 | January 12 – Two improvements are coming to the Teams feedback submission process. When a user submits feedback, the submission will be automatically reviewed to identify any existing help documentation on the topic. We will then show relevant documentation to the user. In addition, if the Teams administrator enables this feature, users will have the option to share an email address when submitting feedback, which allows Microsoft to follow-up directly.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap…

 

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Microsoft Secure Score and Microsoft Teams integration

 

MC233909 | January 11 – We are adding our first security recommendation for Microsoft Teams.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/01/19/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-02/

 

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