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 219th 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.

 

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May 24-30, 2021

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Major updates

 

Two new Direct Routing endpoints in Japan

 

Act by: June 25

 

MC258632 | May 28 – Direct routing service is adding capacity across regions and that capacity falls into already published Teams IP ranges and domains. Please make sure that all published Teams specific endpoints are permitted for your Direct Routing scenarios.

 

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Office for the Web – retiring File Share Embed

 

MC258428 | May 27 – We will be retiring the File Share Embed dialog from Office for the Web (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio) beginning July 1st 2021.Instead we recommend the utilization of SharePoint File Viewer Web Part or existing Graph APIs (e.g. PreviewItem,) which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint

 

Act by: August 16

 

MC222640 | May 26 – Updated May 26, 2021: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying the mandatory move of Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive and SharePoint from July 7th to August 16th in order to ensure availability of transcript driven captions and the ability to block downloads. Please see the updated timeline below. We’re changing the storage for new Teams meeting recordings to be stored on, and served from, OneDrive and SharePoint (ODSP) – instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)….

 

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Additional updates

 

M365 Certified App Security & Compliance in Teams Admin center

 

MC258899 | May 29 – Teams Admin center (TAC) is releasing a new feature to help admins conveniently view security, compliance and other information about third party apps directly in TAC. The “App Security & Compliance” feature will be available for all Microsoft 365 Certified apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83077

 

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On-demand channels post translation in Teams iOS and Android

 

MC258898 | May 29 – This release of on-demand channels post translation will allow users to translate channel posts that are in another language, into the language of their choice. This is rolling out on the Teams iOS and Android from the latest store builds. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83399 and 63219.

 

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SharePoint: Page Details Updates

 

MC258802 | May 28 – These updates will allow users to delete their page, edit the page URL, and copy a link to their page from within the page details panel. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81994

 

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Lower All Raised Hands

 

MC258800 | May 28 – Meeting organizers and presenters can lower all raised hands during a Teams Meeting.Note: Only meeting organizers and presenters can manage raised hands.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82643 and 83487.

 

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Introducing 2×2 gallery view for Teams meetings viewed in Edge and Chrome browsers

 

MC258796 | May 28 – Edge and Chrome browsers will soon be able to display up to four participant videos (2×2) during a Teams meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70589.

 

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Roaming bandwidth control

 

MC258623 | May 28 – Roaming bandwidth control is a new capability that allows admins to set dynamic bandwidth policies which are based upon the geographic location of users’ Teams clients. This allows admins to set more limited bandwidth controls for when users travel to remote or bandwidth constrained locations, and then relax limitations when they travel to a location with higher bandwidth capacity. Initially two settings from the Teams Meeting Policy will be included – AllowIPVideo, andMediaBitRateKb This…

 

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(Updated) Meeting Reactions in Teams Meetings

 

MC230680 | May 27 – Updated May 27, 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) Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice in Teams Meeting Forms Polls

 

MC246707 | May 27 – Updated May 27, 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) Multiple Spotlights coming to Teams meetings

 

MC246221 | May 27 – Updated May 27, 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, Mobile and on the Web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80425

 

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Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates

 

MC258427 | May 27 – We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

 

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Rich Yammer link previews in Teams chats

 

MC258425 | May 27 – With this change, when inserting a link of a Yammer conversation in a public community from their canonical (home) network, users with the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams installed will now get a rich preview directly in Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82243

 

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Play My Emails in Outlook launching internationally

 

MC258424 | May 27 – Play My Emails in Outlook for iOS and Android will soon be rolling out in English worldwide. The feature has rolled out in UK, India, Australia, and Canada (MC224750, November 2020).These updates are related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82004.

 

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Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams

 

MC258229 | May 25 – This new release will allow users to use a virtual laser pointer and make ink annotations when presenting through PowerPoint Live in Teams. Just as a presenter would use a physical laser pointer in a room, PowerPoint Live allows users to highlight by pointing at different places or data so the audience can easily follow along. This is rolling out on Microsoft Teams desktop, web and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81966.

 

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Reminder: Azure Active Directory – Enable support for TLS 1.2 protocol to avoid service impact

 

Act by: June 30

 

MC258228 | May 25 – Note: If you have already transitioned to TLS 1.2, you can safely disregard this message.As previously announced we will soon begin to retire support for following protocols and ciphers, in Azure Active Directory:TLS 1.1, TLS 1.0 , 3DES cipher suite (TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA) These protocols and ciphers are being retired to improve security when users/services interact with our cloud services.Multiple announcements have been made via public articles “What’s new in Azure Active Directory?”…

 

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SharePoint admin center: New columns on Active sites page

 

MC258227 | May 25 – In the SharePoint admin center, the Active sites pagewill provide new information: The “Created from” column will show the apps that were used to create sites. The “Teams” column will show which sites are connected to Microsoft Teams. In addition, you will have a new built-in view, “Sites connected to Teams,” which lists all the sites in your organization that are connected to Microsoft Teams. The “Created from” and “Teams” information will also be available in the details panel when you select…

 

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SharePoint admin center: Replace root site is now available to all customers

 

MC258225 | May 25 – Replacing (swapping) the root site is now available to all customers from the SharePoint admin center. Previously, customers with more than 10k users had to use PowerShell to replace their root site.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72224.

 

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(Updated) Outlook – new position for Send button in iOS

 

MC256025 | May 25 – Updated May 25, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: introducing organization-wide backgrounds (preview)

 

MC249777 | May 25 – Updated May 25, 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) Teams: Transfer calls between devices

 

MC242825 | May 25 – Updated May 25, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new Teams release will expand support and allow calling participants to transfer an ongoing VoIP, PSTN or Group call between Teams devices. Users will be able to transfer a call from one device to another or even add a second device to the same call. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68776.

 

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Additional Admin Functionality and Support for 1000 person meetings

 

MC258025 | May 25 – With the recent 1000 person meeting deployment, we are providing Admin additional support to troubleshoot meetings. We have added the following capabilities in Teams Admin Center: ‘Search’ based on partial text match by participant UPN, user name and other fields, Sort’ based on a selected set of fields and ‘Export’ the meeting participant list and call quality details for offline review purpose. NOTE: These capabilities will also be available for all meetings (not just 1000 person meetings).

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC258106 | May 25 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Together Mode Extensibility

 

MC258034 | May 24 – Creators can now build custom Together Mode scenes using our newly built Scene Studio – a web application in the new Microsoft Teams Developer Center – to bring new and exciting Together mode scenes to users. Creators can use these custom scenes for their own meetings, use a link to share with other users, or publish them more broadly to the organization or public Microsoft Teams store. Sharing a scene through a link allows creators to share their custom scenes with other users without having…

 

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Mac Native Notifications

 

MC258023 | May 24 – Note: if your organization does not use Mac OS you can safely disregard this message. 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 MacMinimum Requirements :1. Client Build Version should be 1.4.00.126632. Mac OS – 10.15 This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66743.NOTE: This message is a follow-up and update to MC222156 in which we stated that we would be…

 

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Planner File Recommendations

 

MC258022 | May 24 – This new Planner feature allows users to quickly add attachments to their tasks from an intelligently curated list of relevant files. The recommendations are based on the task and the user. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66364.

 

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Pinning on Outlook for iOS and Android

 

MC258021 | May 24 – This new Outlook for iOS and Android release will soon roll out the ability to pin messages on both platforms. After tapping the Pinned filter in the message list, all conversations will be easy to get to and keep track of. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID83043.

 

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