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 211th 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 29-April 4, 2021


Major updates


Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting ID


MC248395 | April 2 – This release of Microsoft Teams Meeting ID will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by entering a digital ID.


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Spoof intelligence management enhancements for policy, insights and report


MC248392 | April 2 – The Spoof intelligence experience will introduce enhancements so that Security Administrators can gain better management of spoofing activity within their tenant. These feature updates will provide a clearer and easier way for Security Administrators to configure domain spoofing for both Cross-Org (External) and Intra-Org (Internal) email messages using a new “Tenant allow/block list policy” designed for Spoofing activity. Furthermore, users will be able to review insights provided by spoof…


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(Updated) Announcing Tenant-level Organizational Theme Capabilities for Global Admins


MC243041 | April 2 – Updated April 02, 2021: We have updated the post for clarity. Additionally, we have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Organizational Theme provides you the ability to define multiple themes within your organization, from the Microsoft 365 global admin center, using Microsoft 365 Groups. Each theme can be further customized by specifying mobile-specific and alternate dark mode logo experiences.


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(Updated) Teams live event producers will see a separate window experience for managing events


MC248212 | April 2 – Updated April 02, 2021: We have updated this message for accuracy. Thank you for your patience. Currently, a Microsoft Teams live event producer manages the a live event within the primary Teams window. With this update, producers will manage a live event in a separate Teams window.


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Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists


MC248201 | April 1 – We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.


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(Updated) New meeting options for managing large Teams meetings in Outlook for Windows


MC231140 | April 1 – Updated April 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. When organizing Teams meetings in Outlook for Windows for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists, Teams users will soon see a prompt to set meeting options.


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Changes to the way Exchange Online Protection (EOP) moves email to Junk folder


MC248005 | April 1 – Note:This change will only effect Exchange Online Protection (EOP) customers with Exchange online mailboxes. EOP standalone customers with hybrid environments will have no impact.Today EOP depends on the junk email rule to move spam/phish messages to a user’s Junk folder based on the spam confidence level set by EOP. Going forward EOP will use it’s own mailflow delivery agent to move malicious emails to the Junk folder depending on the policy set by security admins in Antispam policy. EOP will…


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(Updated) Improving the Message center user experience


MC226990 | March 31 – Updated March 31, 2021: We have completed the roll out for Worldwide tenants and expect to complete rolling out for Governments tenants by mid April. Thank you for your patience. Note: The Category column can be enabled in the view by selecting it from the Choose columns drop down. We are making it easier to discover relevant Message center posts and are providing an improved Message center reading experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67102.When this will happenWe…


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Teams for your personal life banners


MC247825 | March 30 – To inform users about the new productivity features and the ability to sign in with different accounts, we will show a banner in the activity feed for Teams mobile app users.


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Zip file partial downloads no longer available


MC247658 | March 30 – Starting May 2021, it will no longer be possible to download individual files or subsets of files within .zip file previews in OneDrive and SharePoint on the web . Instead we recommend downloading the entire .zip file, extracting its contents and using the files needed. In the past, we have received customer feedback that at times when a user selects a subset of files to download from within a .zip file, the files are not downloaded successfully. As we focus our investments on downloading…


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Updating Teams live event ‘Never record’ recording policy


MC246706 | March 29 – Updated March 29, 2021: We have updated the title to reflect the correct policy. We apologize for any confusion. We are changing the behavior of the ‘Never record’ recording policy for Microsoft Teams live events.


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Additional updates


Outlook on the Web: New calendar board view


MC248428 | April 3 – This coming calendar board release will bring a new view to the calendar in Outlook on the web. In addition to the current views, users will soon be able to select a board view which will provide an expanded view where they can manage workloads like calendar, tasks, goals, flagged emails, and files. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70746.


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New DLP solution overview page in M365 compliance center


MC248396 | April 2 – You will soon see a new Overview page for the Data loss prevention (DLP) solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70814


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SharePoint Auto News Digest updates


MC248207 | April 1 – You may already know about and use the SharePoint automatic news digest, which is sent to users with news that is relevant to them. We are adding new features to enhance the experience:The ability to brand your digest with your organization’s theme colors and logo Intelligent ranking so that users see the news most relevant to themEnhanced design for easier consumption of newsUpcoming Feature: This update to the news digest will also reflect organization boosted news when is available in your…


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(Updated) Improvements in managing attendee audio in Microsoft Teams Meetings


MC246704 | April 1 – Updated April 01, 2021: We have updated the message with additional details for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. 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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Deprecated Web client settings update


MC248117 | April 1 – We announced in previous releases that some environment settings will soon be deprecated for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform online services. These features will be officially removed from the user interface by the end of May 2021. How does this affect me? Once the below features are removed, they will not be available in Advanced settings in the Web client or in the Environment settings in the Power Platform admin center. Please note: Some deprecated features have a replacement…


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Customize apps in Microsoft Teams


MC248007 | April 1 – A new Microsoft Teams app customization feature gives you the ability to re-brand some Teams apps.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70769


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Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams


MC248006 | April 1 – 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.


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Microsoft built on-prem Graph connectors are now in public preview


MC248003 | April 1 – Graph connectors for four highly popular data sources (Windows file share, MSSQL, Oracle DB, Enterprise websites) are released to all the tenants under Targeted release. You can now create connections to these data sources and get the benefit of many intelligent experiences of Microsoft search.


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(Updated) Introducing a registration page for Microsoft Teams meetings


MC237807 | March 31 – Updated March 31, 2021: We have identified that this message was sent to the incorrect audience. We will be sending out a new notice, to the correct audience, via Message center in the near future. We apologize for any confusion. Microsoft Teams meeting organizers will be soon be able to create a custom registration page for any meeting, although the feature is designed for webinars. The feature is available for meeting organizers using Teams desktop applications (Win/Mac) and Teams on the web….


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(Updated) Focus mode for modern SharePoint pages


MC244912 | March 31 – Updated March 31, 2021: We have updated Roadmap ID to point to the correct item. Thank you for your feedback. We’re excited to share that this coming release will enable SharePoint page authors and viewers to focus on a greater amount of page content by hiding the site header, site navigation, and global navigation bar with one click. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70800.


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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel


MC247926 | March 31 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel


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New PowerPoint Live Presentation option with desktop and window sharing


MC247826 | March 30 – When making a Live Presentation, presenters will soon be able to add a video feed to the presentation. This feature is available for presenters using the Microsoft Teams desktop app for both Windows and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66587.


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Microsoft 365 Apps health dashboard is now generally available


MC247824 | March 30 – The Microsoft 365 Apps health dashboard is now generally available. This dashboard allows admins to monitor reliability and performance metrics; and provides custom guidance to help optimize and troubleshoot Microsoft 365 Apps on your client devices. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68934


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(Updated) New Teams meeting lobby setting – only invited users join directly


MC233466 | March 30 – Updated March 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Slide Translation


MC245302 | March 30 – Updated March 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new slide translation feature in Microsoft Teams (desktop) will enable all meeting attendees to translate presentation content, presented via PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting, into a language of their choice while in private view. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80601.


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New breakout room functionality coming to Microsoft Teams


MC247659 | March 30 – We announced breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams last fall (MC224343). We are adding persistent breakout rooms; theability to reassign participants when rooms are open; and the ability for organizers to set timers for breakout sessions.This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81372.


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PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App


MC247656 | March 30 – This new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80600.


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Microsoft Teams: Related Content for Teams Meetings (iOS and Android)


MC247654 | March 30 – We are extending access to Related content for teams meetings to Microsoft Teams mobile (iOS and Android). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81354.


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