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 217th 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,
May 10-16, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Introducing Advanced Delivery for Phishing Simulations and SecOps Mailboxes

 

Act by: June 25

 

MC256473 | May 14 – We are introducing a new capability, Advanced Delivery, for the configuration of third-party phishing simulation campaigns and delivery of messages to security operations (SecOps) mailboxes. Admins will now be able to explicitly configure for the following scenarios and ensure messages configured as part of these scenarios are handled correctly across product experiences:Third-Party Phish simulation campaigns: Admins using a third-party phish education vendor to simulate attacks that can help…

 

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(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting ID

 

MC248395 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Reminder: Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365

 

MC240160 | May 12 – Updated May 12, 2021: We have updated this post with additional details and resources. In the upcoming days, we will be completing the changes to disable TLS1.0/1.1 protocols for OneDrive and SharePoint in M365 as we have previously communicated via multiple Message Center posts. If you experience any of the following error messages, It might be related to this change. Please take immediate action to complete the remediation steps as soon as possible to avoid usage interruption. Here is a list…

 

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Additional updates

 

Migrate content from Dropbox to Microsoft 365

 

MC256476 | May 14 – 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 Dropbox to Microsoft 365. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82015.

 

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Reminder: Retiring Delve mobile for iOS and Android

 

MC256463 | May 14 – As originally announced in MC242486 (March, 21), we will retire Delve mobile for iOS and Android on June 1, 2021. We recommend Outlook Mobile instead, which has similar features available. You’ll find profile information and files on the profile cards, and recommended documents on the Search tab. We’ll continue to invest development resources to improve the functionality in Outlook Mobile.

 

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SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboard

 

MC256460 | May 14 – In the SharePoint admin center, you will now have an all-new home page dashboard that enables administration at a glance with actionable charts and insights as cards. This new dashboard is customizable—you can add, remove and rearrange cards to suit your needs. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68812

 

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Announcing PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availability

 

MC256459 | May 14 – The comments feature in PowerPoint will be updated to the new PowerPoint modern comments experience. Modern comments help improve your collaborative experience with features such as resolving comments, anchoring comments to objects and text, improved @mentions, and more. PowerPoint modern comments are available today behind a tenant admin setting which is off by default. This update will change the default setting from off to on. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82731

 

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(Updated) Increasing interactive meeting participants and chat from 300 to 1000

 

MC242587 | May 13 – p>Updated May 13, 2021: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Currently, we allow only 300 users to be added to interactive meetings. We are going to increase the meeting participant and chat size from 300 to 1000.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID65951and 68844

 

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(Updated) Office App for Desktop Improvements

 

MC252056 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2021: We have updated the content below for additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. The new version of the Office App for Windows has improved performance, reliability, and includes the ability to open multiple instances of the app. This update is specifically for the Office app on Windows and does not impact individual applications within the Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc). This update contains an update to the app header, and users can now open more than…

 

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(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information types

 

MC254429 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. As previously messaged in (MC232031) and (MC233488), as part of your data classification efforts in the Microsoft 365 compliance center you can now customize built-in classifiers (sensitive information types) to meet your organization’s needs. We are rolling out some minor feature updates to enhance this customization experience.

 

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Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news posts

 

MC243944 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2021: We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Thank you for your patience. The Microsoft Immersive Reader, which is currently built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft apps, will soon be available for SharePoint pages and news posts. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70737.

 

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New Permissions management page in Microsoft 365 compliance center

 

MC256030 | May 12 – You will soon see a new Permissions landing page within the Microsoft 365 compliance center from which admins will be able to view and assign user roles and create and modify custom role groups, activities currently managed within the legacy Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72239

 

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Opt-out from Multi-Window Producer

 

MC256027 | May 12 – We recently rolled out the Multi-Window Producer experience (announced in MC248212, April 2021) to all users. Since the Multi-Window Producer experience for Live Events currently does not have the Call Health Panel, we are providing an opportunity for you to opt your users out of the Multi-Window Producer experience and continue using the single view experienceuntil the Call Health Panel is available for the Multi-Window Producer Experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap…

 

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Outlook – new position for Send button in iOS

 

MC256025 | May 12 – We are moving the “send” button to a more convenient and easy-to-reach position when using your thumbs to type in Outlook for iOS. This will also match the experience in quick reply.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83145.

 

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Setting to turn off/on comments for a list

 

MC255695 | May 11 – This new feature will enable users to soon be able to turn off/on comments for individual lists. Any user with manage list permission on the list will be able to access this setting in Advanced settings under List settings. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70706.

 

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OneDrive: Android – Jump to Page for PDF viewing

 

MC255694 | May 11 – You will soon be able to move from page to page while viewing PDF documents in Microsoft OneDrive Android app by typing the page number in Jump to Page. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81920.

 

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OneDrive: iOS – Jump to Page for PDF viewing

 

MC255693 | May 11 – You will soon be able to move from page to page while viewing PDF documents in Microsoft OneDrive iOS app by typing the page number in Jump to Page. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81919.

 

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(Updated) Organizers can lock meetings

 

MC251564 | May 11 – Updated May 11, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Within the desktop app in-meeting experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts.Users attempting to join a locked meeting by any means (e.g. from web, desktop, mobile, PSTN, and devices) will not be able to do so. There will be a message to say that the meeting is locked. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80669

 

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(Updated) Together Mode generally available

 

MC255068 | May 11 – Updated May 11, 2021: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience. General availability of Together Mode and removal of the Preview label.

 

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

 

MC244599 | May 11 – Updated May 11, 2021: We have updated this post with additional screenshots for more detail. 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 is present in usage reports available in M365 admin center (see more). However, these settings don’t apply to…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC255642 | May 11 – 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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Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents

 

MC255538 | May 11 – This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81954.

 

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Floor Plans for workspace booking in mobile devices

 

MC255537 | May 11 – This new feature will allow you to add floor plans to your reserved workspaces so users can easily see where a workspace is located. This is rolling out on Outlook iOS and Android Apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81950

 

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Group chat with external users in Teams GA

 

MC255536 | May 11 – This new external group chat feature enables your users to initiate and participate in group Teams chats with users from outside your organization, AAD identity required. Expanding on the existing ability for Teams users to find, participate in 1:1 chat, call and set up meetings with external users, external group chat in Teams supports up to 250 participants across multiple organizations in a single chat. This is rolling out on Teams desktop, web and mobile.External group chat is part of…

 

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Notifications pane in Outlook for Web will now be titled ‘Activity’

 

MC255535 | May 11 – The notifications pane under the bell icon in Outlook for Web will now be titled ‘Activity’ instead of the previous ‘Notifications’ This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72213

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/05/17/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-19/

 

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