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 218th 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 17-23, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

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

 

Act by: July 15

 

MC256473 | May 21 – Updated May 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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

 

MC248212 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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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Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application retires on Windows 10 on June 15, 2022 (non-LTSC, non-Server)

 

Act by: June 15

 

MC257152 | May 19 – Today we announced that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterwards will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it. Internet Explorer 11 desktop applicationTiming: The IE11 desktop application retires on…

 

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(Updated) Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type)

 

Act by: August 13

 

MC256835 | May 18 – Updated May 18, 2021: We have updated the post to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. The PST version retention policy changes are being introduced to address concerns around storage impact of PST versions and will ensure PST file versions no longer consume storage for extended periods. When PST files are uploaded on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team site document libraries, Outlook constantly updates PST files generating multiple versions which leads to…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Graph privacy controls to fully replace the classic Office Delve control in May

 

Act by: July 1

 

MC251870 | May 18 – Updated May 18, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below and we are extending the transition period for the classic Office Delve controls. Thank you for your patience. In August 2020, we announced that Microsoft Graph privacy controls (MC219941) would be available in the fourth quarter. These Microsoft Graph privacy controls allow administrators to more granularly configure the visibility of Graph-derived insights which includes documents and sites across Microsoft 365 apps and…

 

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Additional updates

 

Customize the properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams

 

MC257689 | May 21 – The Microsoft Teams admin will soon be able to customize the following properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams within their tenant: App name App description App icons Accent color This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82243

 

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Office 365 Service Communications API availability in Microsoft Graph

 

MC257688 | May 21 – The Office 365 Service Communications API will soon be available via Microsoft Graph in Beta for Public Preview. This API provides access to Message Center and Service Health posts for your tenant. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68720

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for on-prem data sources now generally available

 

MC252333 | May 21 – Updated May 21, 2021: We have updated this post to include the Graph connector for on-prem Microsoft SQL Server which will be available in early June. Thank you for your patience. This is an update to our previous communication in MC248003. Graph connectors for four on-premises data sources (Windows file share, MSSQL, Oracle DB, Enterprise websites) are released to all the tenants in general availability. You can now create connections to these data sources in Standard Release.This message is…

 

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Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists

 

MC257468 | May 20 – Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986

 

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(Updated) New Guide: Discover and configure sites that require IE mode

 

MC254894 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2021: We have updated the post with additional details for clarity. Thank you for your patience. We’re releasing a new assistant for admins who want to configure Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) for Microsoft Edge. To detect the sites that need to use IE mode, many admins follow the Enterprise Site Discovery process. In this step-by-step assistant, you’ll get scripts to automate configuration of Enterprise Site Discovery, get IE mode recommendations from a cloud-based tool, and…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Dynamic View

 

MC242824 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2021: Based on initial feedback we are addressing issues and have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your feedback. Microsoft Teams is excited to introduce Dynamic view, a redesigned and optimized meeting stage that will optimize your experience of consuming shared content and engaging with video and audio participants. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65943

 

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(Updated) Admins can install Apps in Meetings

 

MC252940 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online is now Generally Available

 

MC256838 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online and OneDrive is now generally available.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81955

 

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Microsoft Search Usage reports for Modern Site Collections

 

MC257055 | May 19 – We’re rolling out new search usage reports to include top, abandoned, no results queries, impression distribution in addition to query volume trends for the Modern site collection admins.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70616.

 

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Update reminder: Headspace mindfulness content in Microsoft Viva Insights is here

 

MC257054 | May 19 – As stated in April of this year (MC243209), additional updates are being delivered with this app update. The Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams will introduce a curated set of guided meditations and focus music from Headspace. This will be accessible via the app Home page to help users start their day grounded, relax their mind before a big meeting, or find focus before starting an important project. The feature will initially only be available to those users who have English as their default…

 

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Outlook – Changes in how feedback is submitted

 

MC257051 | May 19 – We are updating how and where feedback is submitted inside Outlook. Feedback can still be submitted from inside Outlook, but you will notice changes in the submission process. This is rolling out across desktop, web, mobile and Mac.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81967.

 

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Title changes for Microsoft 365 Apps updates published to the Microsoft Update Catalog

 

MC257050 | May 19 – IT admins using Automatic Deployment Rules to deploy updates for Microsoft 365 Apps can use the updated titles to identify the desired update for automatic deployment without having to adjust the rule for every update cycle. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81979

 

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Prepare your SharePoint and OneDrive environment for end of support for Internet Explorer 11

 

Act by: August 16

 

MC257029 | May 18 – As shared in MC220490 last year, Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)after August 17, 2021.

 

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(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Slide Translation

 

MC245302 | May 18 – Updated May 18, 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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(Updated) Create and use approval templates in the Teams Approvals app

 

MC246003 | May 18 – Updated May 18, 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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Prevent issues with Journaling and Exchange Online mailbox limits

 

Act by: May 31

 

MC256939 | May 18 – As announced in MC239262 and on this blog post, Exchange Online is starting to enforce our published mailbox receiving rate limit, incrementally lowering the threshold until reaching the documented limit of 3600 messages per rolling hour.We’ve detected that some tenants have configured their alternate journaling mailbox to point to an address hosted in Exchange Online, which as described in the configuration documentation is an unsupported configuration and due to the new enforcement of limits…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC256934 | May 18 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Updates to U.S. Social Security Number sensitive information type definition for improved accuracy

 

MC256841 | May 18 – To improve the accuracy of the “U.S. Social Security Number” (SSN) sensitive information type, we are making the following changes to its definition:1. Three discreet confidence levels (High, Medium, and Low) depending on the level of accuracy. The three levels indicate the likelihood of a true positive considering the following:When the SSN was issued. SSNs issued pre-2011 had relatively strong definition due to additional checks.Whether the SSN are formatted (ddd dd dddd or ddd-dd-dddd) or…

 

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Sharing Links for Microsoft Lists is now available!

 

MC256837 | May 17 – This release will allow users to now share Microsoft Lists using the same sharing links that they have been using for files and folders. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81965

 

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Network planner improvements

 

MC256834 | May 17 – The new version of Network planner in the Teams Admin Center will use the latest bandwidth requirements of Teams clients to help you better estimate the bandwidth needs for your organization.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82737.

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/05/24/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-20/

 

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