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 215th 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 26-May 2, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

View and manage feedback users are submitting to Microsoft about Microsoft 365 products

 

MC253498 | April 30 – You’ll soon be able to view and manage the feedback that your users send to Microsoft about Microsoft 365 products. This feedback will appear in the Microsoft 365 admin center in the Product feedbacknode. This new experience will allow you to get transparency into your users’ experiences and sentiment with the Microsoft 365 products they’re using.

 

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Connector results in All tab in SharePoint, Office.com and MSB

 

MC253495 | April 30 – With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together based on the search vertical configuration.

 

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(Updated) Introducing Designer in Word

 

MC223444 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re introducing Designer in Word for the web, a feature which offers formatting consistency and style variety for every document.

 

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(Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Windows)

 

MC240609 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.

 

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(Updated) Enforcing mailbox receiving limits

 

MC239262 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are updating the way we enforce our receiving limits in Exchange. Starting in May 2021, we will be more strictly enforcing limits across all mailboxes to protect the health of our systems and ensure optimal mail flow performance for all customers.Mailboxes that receive high message volume in a short time can cause mail flow delays, both for individual recipients and across your organization.With…

 

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(Updated) Block Download Permissions for Teams Meeting Recordings on OneDrive

 

MC230505 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. As part of the New Stream experience, new Teams meeting recordings will be stored in your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Based on customer feedback we are enhancing the feature so that these recordings are not downloadable by those with view-only permissions, and that those permissions be set by default.The New Stream experience was originally communicated in MC222640 (Standard) and MC229363…

 

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(Updated) 1:1 Call recording policy introduction

 

Act by: May 31

 

MC238796 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are changing how 1:1 Call recording is enabled by creating its own policy.

 

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

 

MC248005 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: webinars plus new meeting registration options

 

MC250958 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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Whiteboard storage changing to OneDrive for Business

 

MC253185 | April 28 – Microsoft Whiteboard—the collaborative canvas in Microsoft 365—is being rebuilt to integrate seamlessly across the suite, so you can create, share, discover, and manage whiteboards as easily as any Office document.Starting October 2021, all newly created whiteboards will be stored as files in OneDrive for Business. This will provide your organization with rich content management features, including:Data residency Additional permissionsSearchExternal SharingComplianceGovernanceNote: If your…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams Revised In-meeting Share Experience

 

MC235111 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 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) Introducing an enhanced Teams Calling experience

 

MC229945 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are simplifying the calling experience in the Teams desktop app (Windows and Mac) by providing a streamlined view that combines contacts, voicemail, and calling history.

 

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Update to Meeting creation and expiration policies

 

MC252588 | April 26 – We have made changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. Today, Teams meeting URLs can be accessed before, during, and after the scheduled meeting time, even if the scheduling permission for the meeting organizer has been revoked after the meeting was created. To implement this change, we have adjusted the behavior of some settings in csTeamsMeetingPolicy to give additional control to the Tenant Admins.We…

 

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Additional updates

 

Public preview: OneDrive Sync admin reports in the Microsoft 365 Apps Admin center

 

MC253597 | April 30 – We are releasing in public preview a new dashboard for IT administrators to check OneDrive sync app versions, sync status, sync errors on individual devices, and to monitor deployment progress of Known Folder Move.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65909.

 

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Access files offline in mobile

 

MC253494 | April 30 – The Teams mobile app now allows you to access files even when you are offline or in bad network conditions. Simply select the files you need access to, and Teams will keep a downloaded version to use in your mobile app. This is rolling out on the Teams Android App. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68750.

 

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Improvements to Service Health Dashboard and Incident Communications

 

MC253493 | April 30 – We are updating the Service Health dashboard to make it quicker and easier to find out about active issues of the services This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80175 When this will happen: The updates to the Service Health page will start to roll out in early May and we expect to complete the rollout by the end of June. How this will affect your organization: The Service Health dashboard will have a new user experience aimed to make it quicker and easier to find out about…

 

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

 

MC249393 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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) SharePoint site templates

 

MC249248 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC253409 | April 29 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Forms data insights: Word Cloud for open text question

 

MC250669 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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) Teams desktop app for Mac: Include computer sound in a meeting

 

MC235180 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 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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(Updated) Meeting Reactions in Teams Meetings

 

MC230680 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Meeting Reactions feature allows users to react to participants during a meeting. Reactions will be available on Teams Desktop and Teams Mobile apps.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs65946and 68905.

 

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(Updated) Exclude specific files from OneDrive sync on macOS

 

MC251868 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature setting will allow you to exclude newly added OneDrive files from syncing to the cloud by file name or extension on macOS devices. This will rollout to the OneDrive sync app on macOS. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80684.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive sync client update available for Mac

 

MC249623 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) New eCDN Ramp available for Microsoft Teams

 

MC244295 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Note: This was originally posted as MC242584 that was removed prematurely. Thank you for your patience.Soon you will be able to use a new Enterprise Content Delivery Network (eCDN), Ramp, should you need a CDN for live events in Microsoft Teams.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80825

 

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(Updated) New options for attachments in Outlook on the web

 

MC249244 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below and updated the body to include links to additional details. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Call Merge

 

MC245998 | April 29 – Updated April 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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Workbook Link Support Enabled in Excel for the web

 

MC253184 | April 28 – Delighting our customers with faster, smoother, and frictionless experiences in Excel for the web is an uncompromised goal across the Excel team. With this in mind, we recently added Workbook Link Support to Excel for the Web, to help customers quickly launch and edit their Excel documents.In response to customer feedback, this represents another significant step toward quickly opening Excel files and editing them with less interruption in the process. This communication is meant to highlight…

 

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New Azure AD built-in roles – Knowledge Admin, Knowledge Manager and Exchange Recipient Admin

 

MC252959 | April 28 – We have created 3 new built-in roles in Azure AD for you to manage Microsoft Viva Topics and Exchange Online admin settings. Knowledge Admin – Users in this role have full access to all knowledge, learning and intelligent features settings in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Knowledge Manager – Users in this role can create and manage content, like topics and acronyms. These users are primarily responsible for the quality and structure of knowledge. Exchange Recipient Admin – Users with this…

 

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Sending from a Proxy Address (Outlook on the Web)

 

MC252942 | April 27 – We’re excited to announce that Outlook on the web will natively support the ability to choose a proxy (alias) address from a drop-down list right within the compose pane. When the mail is received by a recipient, the FROM and REPLY TO will show that alias, regardless of where the recipient’s mailbox happens to live. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 59437

 

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Migrate content from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365

 

MC252941 | April 27 – In public preview, this new feature release will enable admins to take advantage of our expanded support for third-party cloud providers and migrate content from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82014

 

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Admins can install Apps in Meetings

 

MC252940 | April 27 – We are enabling IT admins to select Teams apps that can be installed in meetings for their organization. It will leverage the App setup policies, Installed apps section in which admins can specify the apps to install on behalf of their users. This is rolling out to Microsoft Teams desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81086.

 

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Microsoft Lists: Grid view keyboard improvements

 

MC252939 | April 27 – This new SharePoint feature will allow users to edit in grid view, and have a faster editing experience and greater levels of accessibility than before. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70670.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: introducing organization-wide backgrounds (preview)

 

MC249777 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel

 

MC231108 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With this feature, users can add the Channel calendar app to a Teams channel when using the Teams desktop app.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 68910 and 68911.

 

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(Updated) New experience of the Participant roster

 

MC246710 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Improved search experience in the participant roster

 

MC246708 | April 27 – Updated April 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Location Based Access Control

 

MC252197 | April 26 – Updated April 26, 2021: We have updated this post for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. Many of our largest customers, typically in the banking and financial industries, are governed by strict standards. Their employees have access to very sensitive data and can only access that data within the boundaries of a single country. Admins currently restrict access to sensitive data based on IP address. However, IP address is less accurate and less reliable than GPS data. Thus, admins need the…

 

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(Updated) Reduce background noise in Microsoft Teams Meetings (now available for MacOS users)

 

MC252330 | April 26 – Updated April 26, 2021: We have updated this post for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. The AI-based, real-time noise suppression that was added to Windows desktop client for Microsoft Teams in Nov 2020 will soon also be available on MacOS. This feature will automatically remove background noise from your meetings. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82826.

 

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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/2021/05/03/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-17/

 

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