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 212th 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,
April 5-11, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Microsoft Search: Earn Microsoft Rewards when using a work or school account

 

Act by: May 10

 

MC249775 | April 9 – Users in your organization will soon have the ability to earn Microsoft Rewards points when signed into select Microsoft 365 services (Microsoft Search in Bing) with their organizational (work or school) account.

 

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(Updated) Top Senders and recipient report to be retired

 

Act by: June 14

 

MC237975 | April 9 – Updated April 09, 2021: We have updated the timing of this retirement. Please review the timing below. Thank you for your patience. We will be retiring the feature the Top Senders and recipient report from Microsoft defender for office 365 beginning June 14th, 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of the Threat protection status report (View email security reports in the Security & Compliance Center – Office 365 | Microsoft Docs), which is where we will continue to invest.The…

 

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

 

Act by: June 1

 

MC235288 | April 9 – Updated April 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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 including spaces in the site level +New menu by default.

 

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(Updated) Planner’s New Roster Containers

 

MC242586 | April 6 – Updated April 06, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This release of a new type of container in Planner will allow plans to be created independent of an M365 group. This will be enabled by Roster containers, which is a simple list of members stored in Planner that can contain any user with a valid AAD ID in that tenant. We are calling plans contained by Rosters “Roster plans”. Upcoming follow-on features, taking advantage of this new Plan type, will…

 

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Additional updates

 

Microsoft Teams: introducing organization-wide backgrounds (preview)

 

MC249777 | April 9 – Currently, your end users can replace the background in a video meeting or call with an image, if you have enabled this feature for Teams desktop apps and Teams on the web. We are introducing, via a preview feature, the ability for you to provide backgrounds that end users have access to across the organization. This feature will require an Advanced Communications license when it becomes generally available in July. If users do not have an Advanced Communications license, any organization…

 

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(Updated) OneDrive sync client 64-bit update available for Windows

 

MC249393 | April 9 – Updated April 09, 2021: We have updated the post with additional details, for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We are making a 64-bit version of the OneDrive sync client available for Windows. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 70694 and 70695.

 

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(Updated) De-identify personally identifiable information in Teams admin usage reports

 

MC244599 | April 9 – Updated April 09, 2021: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Additionally, we have added a link for more information. Usage reports in Teams admin center currently exposes user identifiable information like AAD Id, User name, email etc. in various reports (like Teams user activity, device usage reports ) Currently, M365 admin center Teams usage report has capability to de-identify personal information which…

 

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(Updated) Introducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation

 

MC240066 | April 9 – Updated April 09, 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 this Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience. Your SharePoint modern communication and team sites will soon feature theSharePoint app bar which provides quick access to customizable global navigation as well as other intranet resources. The SharePoint app bar makes important content and resources…

 

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Organization logos in Outlook for iOS and Android

 

MC249626 | April 9 – This new Outlook for iOS and Android update will display your organization’s logo, that is defined within Azure Active Directory, in the left-hand navigation area and while composing messages and calendar events. This feature will help users differentiate their work accounts from their personal accounts in the app.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72214.

 

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Customized backgrounds in Microsoft Teams meeting video coming to mobile devices

 

MC249625 | April 9 – If you have enabled this feature for Teams desktop apps, users will be able blur their background in a video meeting or call or replace the background with an image. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82234

 

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OneDrive sync client update available for Mac

 

MC249623 | April 9 – We are making updates available for the OneDrive sync app on Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70693.

 

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Microsoft Teams Room: share wirelessly from iOS or Android Teams app

 

MC249622 | April 9 – With this update, your end users can wirelessly share the content of their mobile device (iOS and Android) in a Teams Room without needing to first set up a meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 70564 and 70565.

 

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New DLP alerts management dashboard in M365 compliance center

 

MC249616 | April 9 – You will soon see a new Data loss prevention (DLP) alert management experience within the Microsoft 365 compliance center. The DLP alerts dashboard is currently in preview. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72206.

 

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Outlook for iOS – More actions available in New Message and New Event press and hold menus

 

MC249609 | April 8 – This coming Outlook for iOS release will make Book a Workspace, New Message and New Event available through the New Message/New Event button. After long pressing the New Message/New Event button, users will be able to access actions within the New Message, and New Event press-and-hold menus which will bring features like New Message, New Event, and Book a Workspace to both the Mail and Calendar modules in Outlook for iOS. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72217.

 

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Opt-in to the new Teams live events multi-window producer experience

 

MC249608 | April 8 – Currently, a Microsoft Teams live event producer manages a live event within the primary Teams window. With MC248212 (April 1, 2021), we announced a new feature that allows producers to manage a live event in a separate Teams window. We are providing an opportunity to opt-in to this new feature before it rolls out to your tenant. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81804.

 

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Allowing anonymous presenters in Teams Live Events

 

MC249250 | April 7 – Note:This announcement only applies to customers who are currently able to utilize Live Events. If you do not currently have access to Live Events you may ignore this message.We originally communicated this in MC240167 (Feb ’21). With this update, meeting organizers will be able to allow anonymous presenters in a Microsoft Teams live event. This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70599.

 

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GoLocal support for Live Events

 

MC249249 | April 7 – Note: This announcement only applies to customers who are currently able to utilize Live Events. If you do not currently have access to Live Events you may ignore this message.This was originally communicated in MC242342 (March ’21). We have enabled GoLocal support for Live Events in France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates in March.

 

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SharePoint site templates

 

MC249248 | April 7 – This new SharePoint release of scenario-based site templates will help you expand what’s possible with content, pages, and web parts while helping you quickly get started building your own site. Each template contains pre-populated content and web parts that are fully customizable to meet the needs of your organization. This is rolling out on SharePoint Online and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70574.

 

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Version management now available on the “Office installation options” page in the Microsoft 365 admin center

 

MC249247 | April 7 – We’ve added new functionality to the Office installation options page in the Microsoft 365 admin center: version management.For Office installations configured to use Monthly Enterprise Channel, version management gives you the ability to do the following tasks:Roll back to a previous versionSkip an upcoming version If you’re having a problem with the current version of Monthly Enterprise Channel that you’re using, you can roll back devices in your organization to a previous version of Monthly…

 

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New options for attachments in Outlook on the web

 

MC249244 | April 7 – This new Outlook on the web feature will bring users an updated experience when receiving email attachments. We are updating the look and contents of the attachments, and consolidating all options under a single menu (similar to Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Windows). Additionally, users in tenants with OneDrive enabled will see new options in this menu and in the attachment previewer for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This will provide the ability to directly begin editing Office…

 

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(Updated) OneDrive iOS Files App Integration Temporarily Entering Read Only mode

 

MC240203 | April 6 – Updated April 06, 2021: We are targeting the new update to roll out by mid-April. With the improvements in our next release (version 12.23), customers will be able to write and read to OneDrive files under the Files folder in iOS Files app. The Shared folder will remain in read only mode. Thank you for your patience. Note:If your organization is not using OneDrive on iOS you can safely disregard this message.We’ve detected a problem with the OneDrive iOS Files App integration experience. While…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Forms: update in sharing with collaborators and recipients

 

MC242333 | April 6 – Updated April 06, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making it easier to share a form with a collaborator or with respondents by separating the sharing process. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79450.

 

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(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams

 

MC222156 | April 6 – Updated April 06, 2021: We have updated the rollout 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 ID 66743. When this will happen MacOS 10.14 and greater native notifications: mid-April (previously late March) through end of April (previously…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC248989 | April 5 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/04/12/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-14/

 

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