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 213th 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 12-18, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Microsoft Teams: webinars plus new meeting registration options

 

MC250958 | April 17 – We are excited to announce the forthcoming availability of Teams webinar capabilities, beginning rollout at the end of April 2021, completing in May 2021.Associated features that apply to webinars and meetings, include: Registration page creation with email confirmation for registrants.Reporting for registration and attendance. These capabilities will be available to users with the following licenses: Office 365 or Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5/Business Standard/Business Premium. For the rest of…

 

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

 

MC249775 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 2021: Thank you for your feedback. At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. 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…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams Revised In-meeting Share Experience

 

MC235111 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Microsoft Teams desktop users on Windows and Mac will soon have a revised share experience while in meetings.

 

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(Updated) Planner’s New Roster Containers

 

MC242586 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 2021: Thank you for your feedback. At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. 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…

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Forwarding report to be retired in June

 

MC250533 | April 13 – We will retire the Forwarding report from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning June 14, 2021. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates your organization may be using the Forwarding report.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Safe attachment file types report to be retired in June

 

MC250532 | April 13 – We will retire the Safe attachment file types report from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning June 14, 2021. We are also retiring the PowerShell cmdlets associated with the Safe attachment file types report: Get-AdvancedThreatProtectionTrafficReport and Get-MailDetailMalwareReport. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates your organization may be using the Safe attachment file types report.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Safe attachment message disposition to be retired in June

 

Act by: June 14

 

MC250531 | April 13 – We will retire the Safe attachment message disposition report from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning June 14, 2021. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates your organization may be using the Safe attachment message disposition report.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Malware detected in email to be retired in June

 

Act by: June 14

 

MC250530 | April 13 – We will retire the Malware detected in email report from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning June 14, 2021. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates your organization may be using the Malware detected in email report.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Spam detection report to be retired in July

 

Act by: July 30

 

MC250529 | April 13 – We will retire the Spam detection reportfrom Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning July 30, 2021. We are also retiring the PowerShell cmdlet associated with the Spam detection report, Get-MailDetailSpamReport. Before we fully initiate the retirement of the standalone Spam detection report, we will include spam catches in the Threat protection status report; today it includes only phish and malware catches. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates your organization…

 

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Additional updates

 

Teams meetings to support view-only attendees

 

MC250956 | April 17 – We originally communicated this in MC240169 (Feb ’21). Currently, Teams meetings are limited to 300 users. If someone tries to join a meeting after it reaches capacity, they are unable to do so. With this update, meeting organizers who are assigned an appropriate license will be able to host a Teams meeting that has overflow capacity. Up to 20,000 view-only attendees may join a meeting from late February through the end of June in order to accommodate heightened remote work scenarios. After…

 

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Impact on preview connections created on Microsoft built Graph connectors

 

MC250954 | April 16 – We communicated the preview availability of three, Microsoft built, on-prem Graph connectors (Windows file share, MSSQL, Oracle DB, Enterprise websites) in MC248003 (March ’21). We are pleased to share these connectors will be moving to GA in late April.Note: if you are not using the on-prem Graph connectors outlined above, you can safely disregard this message.

 

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Quarantine portal deep link in end user spam notification

 

MC250950 | April 16 – We are adding a deep-link in the end user spam notification to the quarantine console present in the security and compliance center.

 

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Reminder: Skype for Business Online Connector Retirement

 

Act by: May 15

 

MC250940 | April 16 – Originally announced in MC230065 (December 2020) and MC244740 (March 2021), Microsoft Teams PowerShell module is available to all tenant administrator. This is a reminder the Skype for Business Online connector will retire on May 15, 2021. After May 15, 2021 tenant admins will encounter connection failure when using the Skype for Business Online connector.Note:if your organization is not using the Skype for Business Online connector you can safely disregard this message.

 

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(Updated) Create and use approval templates in the Teams Approvals app

 

MC246003 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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

 

MC245847 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice in Teams Meeting Forms Polls

 

MC246707 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Slide Translation

 

MC245302 | April 16 – Updated April 16, 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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Teams: Create tasks from Teams chats or channel posts

 

MC250796 | April 15 – This new feature will allow users to create Tasks from Teams chats or channel posts and enable them to identify tasks that arise naturally in Teams conversations while ensuring important work isn’t overlooked. This will rollout on Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68696.

 

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Adding translator service to Service Health Dashboard

 

MC250795 | April 15 – This new translator toggle feature on the Service Health Dashboard (SHD) page will use Microsoft’s translation service to automatically translate the content of Incidents and advisories to the language selected by user. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82267.

 

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New policy settings available to control the feedback users can send to Microsoft

 

MC250671 | April 14 – Users have the ability to send feedback to Microsoft from within Microsoft 365 products if you have not disabled this feature for your organization. We are introducing policies to help you more easily manage in-product feedback and surveys for your organization. User feedback goes directly to our engineers and helps us shape the future of Microsoft products and services for all our users. The feedback we collect from your users will soon be available for you to review in the Microsoft 365 admin…

 

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Microsoft Forms data insights: Word Cloud for open text question

 

MC250669 | April 14 – We are introducing a new AI based data insight type Word Cloud for open text question in Forms. The key phrases from the open text responses will be extracted and be visualized with word cloud. This can help users to get a quick view on the top text phrases people answered with.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81840

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams Room: share wirelessly from iOS or Android Teams app

 

MC249622 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings

 

MC246221 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Microsoft Authenticator code matching for MFA notifications

 

MC242338 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 2021: At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. This release of Code Match for Multi-Factor Authentication is available for Android and iOS and will allow you to turn on code matching for the Microsoft Authenticator app and apply the behavior to specific users or groups. Once enabled, users will be required to match…

 

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(Updated) SharePoint Auto News Digest updates

 

MC248207 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 2021: We have updated the content below for additional clarity. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams

 

MC248006 | April 14 – Updated April 14, 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 IDs 66742.

 

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Deprecated Web client settings update

 

MC248117 | April 14 – 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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“Tasks by Planner and To Do” app name to be shortened to “Tasks” within Teams

 

MC250528 | April 13 – Reminder: Last year we announced the public preview of Tasks in Teams. At the same time, we also announced the planned three-stage naming sequence for how the app name would appear in Teams. This update reflects the final stage where we shorten Tasks by Planner and To Do to simply Tasks for simplicity, brevity and to better reflect the app combining the To Do and Planner experiences. You’ll still be able to find the app by searching Planner or To Do and this will not impact the functionality of…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC250482 | April 13 – 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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Outlook mobile clients will soon provide access to delegate mailboxes

 

MC250343 | April 12 – Your end users will soon be able to add and remove delegates from within Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android. Delegates will be able to access those mailboxes on their mobile app as well. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67273 and 67274.

 

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Microsoft Information Governance: update to retention and label policies for Microsoft 365 Groups

 

MC250342 | April 12 – Compliance administrators will soon be able to create and update existing retention policies and label policies so that they affect either a Microsoft 365 group mailbox or the associated SharePoint site.

 

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REMINDER: Microsoft Edge to replace Microsoft Edge Legacy with the April Windows 10 Update Tuesday (or “B”) release

 

MC250338 | April 12 – As announced in MC237900 (February 2021), we are replacing the out-of-support Microsoft Edge Legacy application with the new Microsoft Edge as part of the April Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update, also known as the Update Tuesday (or “B”) release. Support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application ended on March 9, 2021. When you apply this update to your devices, the new Microsoft Edge will be installed and the out-of-support Microsoft Edge Legacy will be removed. Please…

 

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2021 release wave 1 automatic update

 

MC250266 | April 12 – On April 2, 2021, we began rolling out the 2021 release wave 1 across our global customer base to enable new features and capabilities for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Our focus is on a continuous improvement and delivery model to deliver features, improvements, and overall quality of the product. A part of this delivery model is to automate as much as possible, and to do it consistently across our global customer base.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/04/19/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-15/

 

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