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 201th 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 18-24, 2021

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Major updates

 

(Updated) SharePoint spaces to be available by default in New menu

 

Act by: February 16

 

MC235288 | January 23 – Updated January 22, 2021: Note: The PowerShell cmdlets will be available as part of the January 29, 2021 update to the SharePoint Online Management Shell. We apologize for any inconvenience. SharePoint spaces allows the creation and sharing of immersive or browser-based mixed reality environments using assets such as 3D models, 360° images and videos, and 2D content such as videos, images, and office documents. In October 2020 (MC224942), SharePoint spaces became generally available. We are now…

 

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Updates coming to SharePoint Site usage report

 

MC235392 | January 22 – We are making some updates to the SharePoint usage report within the Microsoft 365 admin center. In phase one, we are adding eight new metrics to the SharePoint usage report. In phase two, we are incorporating two of these new metrics – anonymous link count and company link count – into the definitions for active sites and active files. Thus the number of active sites and active files recorded in the usage report may change. We will also backfill the report with 180 days of data.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a new menu in the title bar

 

MC228368 | January 20 – Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu into a new menu in the title bar:Zoom ControlsKeyboard ShortcutsAboutCheck for updates

 

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We have renamed 10 Azure Active Directory roles

 

MC235242 | January 20 – In July 2020 and August 2020, (MC218295) we advised you that we would be renaming 10 Azure Active Directory (AD) built-in roles names to make them consistent with those that appear in Microsoft 365 admin center, the Azure AD portal, and Microsoft Graph. After a delay, we are pleased to announce that the rollout is complete. Key points Timing: available now Roll-out: tenant level Control type: admin UI

 

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Microsoft Teams Revised In-meeting Share Experience

 

MC235111 | January 20 – Microsoft Teams desktop users on Windows and Mac will soon have a revised share experience while in meetings.

 

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Reminder: Configuration Change in Guest access for Microsoft Teams

 

Act by: February 8

 

MC234252 | January 19 – 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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Additional updates

 

Power Platform – Update to Add-CustomConnectorToPolicy data loss prevention (DLP) PowerShell cmdlet

 

MC235567 | January 23 – We recently announced changes to our data loss prevention (DLP) policies (MC231184). As part of this change, the Powershell cmdlet Add-CustomConnectorToPolicy would no longer support the addition of custom connectors to tenant level policies. Additionally, we announced that custom connectors added to tenant level policies would not be shown on the data loss prevention page (DLP UI) in the Power Platform admin center. How does this affect me? On 22 January 2021, we updated our DLP policies for…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Updated data classification confidence levels and customization

 

MC233488 | January 23 – Updated January 21, 2021: We are updating this message to ensure it is visible for all tenants. We apologize for any inconvenience. We’re renaming the confidence levels (also called match accuracy) of data classification from a numerical scale to three distinct levels: high, medium, and low. In addition, you will soon be able to customize built-in classifiers (sensitive information types) in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.This is message associated with Roadmap IDs68915 and 68916.

 

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Outlook on the web – New search in compose mode

 

MC235500 | January 22 – This release makes it easier to add files and notes from OneDrive and SharePoint, when composing an email message. Users will now get suggestions for files and notes when they type “/” in an email message.Users will only get suggestions for files they have access to in OneDrive or SharePoint.Users will only get suggestions for notes they’ve previously created.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70570

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC235401 | January 22 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Microsoft Teams will queue sent messages when offline

 

MC235369 | January 21 – A new offline experience for Microsoft Teams for the web and desktop helps users be productive even without a network connection. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64687.

 

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(Updated) Option to create all meetings online in Outlook for Windows

 

MC230567 | January 20 – Updated January 20, 2021: We have updated the “What you need to do to prepare” section of the message with additional details for clarity. Outlook for Windows users will soon be able to choose to have all their meetings set as online meetings when their organization uses Teams as their online meeting provider. This feature is already available in Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android (MC213856, May 2020) as well as Outlook for Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365…

 

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

 

MC228897 | January 20 – Updated January 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings

 

MC220415 | January 20 – pdated January 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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 be on the call. We are now adding an admin control for this feature.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67091.

 

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Teams desktop app for Mac: Include computer sound in a meeting

 

MC235180 | January 20 – TheMicrosoft Teams desktop app for MacOSwill soon allow users include their computer’s sound when sharing either their desktop or a window in a meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67168 and 67169.

 

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Microsoft Information Protection: Announcing general availability of auditing for Office apps

 

MC235176 | January 20 – Office apps will now support sending user label activities to the Microsoft 365 compliance center Audit Log for admins to search and review. This feature will be available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook desktop apps on Windows and Mac and both iOS and Android mobile devices. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70542.

 

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Microsoft 365 Admin app adds license management

 

MC234989 | January 18 – The Microsoft 365 Admin app lets you manage Microsoft 365 from your mobile device. You can do every day admin tasks like add users, reset passwords, manage devices, get critical service health notifications, message center notifications, create support tickets and more— all while you’re on the go!This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68920.

 

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To view all announcements, sign in to Microsoft 365 admin center

 

 

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/2021/01/25/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-03/

 

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