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 210th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s Newsletter with Office 365 changes.

 

This Weekly digest is intended to reach the Administrators of Microsoft 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,
March 22-28, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Announcing retirement of Compliance Manager (classic) in the Service Trust Portal

 

Act by: May 26

 

MC246738 | March 26 – As announced both in-product (February 4, 2021) and via documentation, we will soon retire Compliance Manager (classic) from the Microsoft Service Trust Portal. We recommend using Compliance Manager within the Microsoft 365 compliance center, the specialized workspace for compliance, privacy, legal, and risk officers. It has improved user experience, the ability to extend Compliance Manager use across your assets, and enhanced workflow and assignment options. We are committed to continually…

 

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Updating Teams live event ‘Always record’ recording policy

 

MC246706 | March 26 – We are changing the behavior of the ‘Never record’ recording policy for Microsoft Teams live events.

 

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Microsoft 365 compliance center updates to Content Search, Core eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery user experience

 

MC246002 | March 23 – We are updating the user experience for Content search, Core eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365 compliance center to better align with web content accessibility guidelines.

 

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Announcing new self-service products

 

Act by: April 19

 

MC245825 | March 22 – Today we are announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon. Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for these products as early as April 19, 2021:Power BI Premium per user Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA As an administrator, if you prefer to limit these capabilities, you can do so on a per-product basis starting today via PowerShell. You can also take control of any of your user’s self-service purchases, allowing you…

 

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Updated: Outlook for iOS and Android – Sync additional contact folders as category labels

 

MC245819 | March 22 – As we announced in December 2019 (MC232127), users who have set up additional contact folders in Outlook on the web, or in Outlook for Windows or Mac, see those folders as a new category in Outlook mobile (iOS and Android). The category label corresponds to the folder name in Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows or Mac. The rollout has been delayed to ensure a quality experience for our customers; we apologize for any inconvenience. In addition, we would like to provide updated information…

 

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Additional updates

 

New experience of the Participant roster

 

MC246710 | March 26 – We are changing how the Participant list is displayed for the Lobby, In meeting, Presenters, and Attendees participant sections in a Microsoft Teams meeting (desktop clients and Teams on the web). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80385

 

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Improved search experience in the participant roster

 

MC246708 | March 26 – We are expanding the search experience for Teams meeting attendees who wish to examine the participant roster when using Teams desktop or Teams on the web. This feature update does not apply to Teams mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80421. >

 

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Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice in Teams Meeting Forms Polls

 

MC246707 | March 26 – This new feature introduces Correct Answer choices to Polls within Teams meetings and will roll out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web. The new update will make poll creation fluid, as frictionless as possible and gives presenters control of their meeting experience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80519.

 

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Improvements in managing attendee audio in Microsoft Teams Meetings

 

MC246704 | March 26 – Teams meeting organizers and presenters who use the attendee audio management feature will have greater flexibility to determine when attendees can use their microphone. These updates apply to Teams desktop apps, Teams mobile apps, and Teams on the web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80261.

 

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Supervised Chat for Teams private chats

 

MC246703 | March 26 – To prevent inappropriate messaging behavior, many institutions have had to disable private chat in Microsoft Teams. Now, we’re excited to bring this new release of Teams Supervised Chat that will block restricted users from starting new chats unless an appropriate supervisor is present. This will roll out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Web and Mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81359.

 

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Teams: Voice-Enabled Channels (Collaborative Calling)

 

MC246651 | March 26 – We are introducing a new feature to support Voice-Enabled Channels (Collaborative Calling) in the Microsoft Teams desktop client. This feature will provide a new way of configuring call queues by allowing you to link Teams channels to call queues. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68770.

 

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(Updated) GoLocal support for Live Events

 

MC242342 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2021: We have determined that this message did not go to the correct audience. You can safely disregard this message. We will send a new Message center message to the correct audience. We apologize for any confusion. We will be enabling GoLocal support for Live Events in France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates in March.

 

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(Updated) Adding Quick Permissions to the OneDrive/SharePoint Share Control

 

MC244885 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature will enable OneDrive/SharePoint share control users to more easily change permissions when sharing links. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70806.

 

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(Updated) Text Predictions in Word for Windows

 

MC240605 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. In December 2020 (MC229381), we announced that Outlook for Windows was adding text predictions during composition by incorporating intelligent technology to help users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly and accurately.We’re now excited to announce that text predictions will soon be available in Word for Windows when writing documents in English. This message is associated with…

 

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(Updated) Introducing intelligent file recommendations for Planner

 

MC227303 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2021: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes 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. 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…

 

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

 

MC235180 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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New release cycles and options for Microsoft Edge

 

MC246270 | March 25 – We’re making some changes to the release cycle cadence for the Microsoft Edge browser application. Expected to start with Microsoft Edge major version 94, we will be adopting Chromium’s new 4-week major release cadence. Additionally, we will offer an 8-week major release Extended Stable option for enterprise customers looking for a longer timeline to manage updates.

 

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Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings

 

MC246221 | March 24 – This release of Multiple spotlights in Teams meetings will allow organizers and presenters to spotlight up to 7 participants simultaneously for everyone to see during meetings and will roll out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, and on the Web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80425

 

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Expanded emoji picker in Microsoft Teams

 

MC246220 | March 24 – The expanded emoji update brings users the fun and expressiveness they love into their Teams messages, along with a wider range of diverse emojis, a necessity for our diverse and widespread user base. This expansion is available for Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac), Teams mobile (Android and iOS), and Teams on the web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81403.

 

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Microsoft Whiteboard now available on Android

 

MC246006 | March 23 – We are excited to share that Microsoft Whiteboard for Android has launched in Public preview and is available in the Google Play Store for download. Now, customers can ideate, create & collaborate on the most popular mobile platformThis message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72196.

 

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We are supporting third party electronic signatures in the Teams Approvals app

 

MC246004 | March 23 – There may be times when managers need more formal attestation, such as a signature, before being able to act on an approval request. We’re working closely with key partners to allow Teams admins to enable electronic signature support within the Microsoft Teams Approval app (desktop and web). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81407.

 

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Create and use approval templates in the Teams Approvals app

 

MC246003 | March 23 – Tenant admins and team owners will have access to out-of-the-box templates in the Teams Approval app with this update. Templates make it easier for end users to create and submit an approval request. The Approvals app, which is available as a personal app for all Microsoft Teams users, provides a simple way to bring auditing, compliance, accountability, and workflows to both structured and unstructured Approvals in Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81408

 

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Microsoft Teams to allow only organization participants to bypass the meeting lobby

 

MC246000 | March 23 – We are updating the Microsoft Teams Meeting lobby settings to enable organization participants to skip the lobby while holding guests in the lobby until they are admitted. This feature is applicable to Teams desktop apps, Teams mobile apps, and Teams on the web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81376.

 

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Microsoft Teams: Call Merge

 

MC245998 | March 23 – Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1:1 call into another 1:1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66054.

 

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Expanding access to My Day from Outlook on the web to Office.com

 

MC245995 | March 23 – We are expanding access to My Day from Outlook on the web to Office.com. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72174.

 

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(Updated) Planner Mobile Push Notification Update

 

MC244889 | March 23 – Updated March 23, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are updating the delivery method for mobile push notifications in the Planner mobile apps for iOS and Android. Notifications from these apps will be delivered via a direct push method, where the contents of the notifications will be sent to the mobile device over Apple and Google push notification services. End users will see no changes to their existing user experience with Planner.Notification…

 

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Update on UserVoice sites

 

MC245855 | March 23 – Microsoft has partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to communicate with customers and collect feedback. We will be moving away from UserVoice feedback sites throughout the 2021 calendar year on a product-by-product basis as we look to move to 1st party solutions. How can I submit feedback to Microsoft? We have a variety of channels that allow customers to communicate with us. Please see the full list of alternatives here. Can I continue to submit feedback through active UserVoice…

 

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Microsoft Lists: new Integrate drop-down menu, powered by SharePoint

 

MC245847 | March 23 – As part of updating the command bar at the top of Microsoft Lists, we are introducing a new top-level menu item: Integrate. This is the home for features that help extend list experiences. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64869

 

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Teams desktop: Date/time format matches Mac and Windows OS language settings

 

MC245826 | March 22 – With this update, date/time formats in Teams will match the Mac and Windows OS regional settings on desktop. Previously, Teams would only show date/time in the format corresponding to the application language.

 

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Power Platform data loss prevention policy available to all Dataverse for Teams environments

 

MC245821 | March 22 – In March 2021, we added a PowerShell solution that applies data loss prevention (DLP) policy to all Dataverse for Teams environments within a tenant.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/03/29/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-12/

 

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