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 220th 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 31-June 6, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Removing the option to use ‘Office Presentation Service’ from the Windows version of PowerPoint

 

MC259921 | June 4 – We will be retiring the feature ‘Office Presentation Service’ from the Windows version of PowerPoint (starting with build 16.0.14122.100000). We will be removing the ‘Office Presentation Service’ option/button from the “Present Online” menu under SlideShow ribbon in PowerPoint for Windows. Instead we recommend the utilization of “Present Live” in PowerPoint for the Web which is where we will continue to invest.

 

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Teams meeting invite recipients limit from Outlook

 

MC259845 | June 4 – We’re making some changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (WIn32 client only at this time). We will apply this limit for meetings created with more than 750 recipients in the invite. This limit does not apply to the content of Distribution Lists and therefore we encourage users to use Distribution Lists when inviting a large number of attendees to a Teams meeting.

 

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(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retired

 

MC259297 | June 2 – Updated June 02, 2021: We have updated this post to provide more clarity on the change. Thank you for your feedback. Note: organization branding applied to Azure Active Directory sign-in pages are NOT impacted by this change. As outlined in MC243041 (March ’21) we will be retiring support for navigation bar tenant background image. Instead we recommend the utilization of the improvements we’ve made to Organizational Theming. This change is strictly for the navigation bar. Note: If you…

 

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Additional updates

 

Power Platform admin center Data Export to Azure Data Lake Services

 

MC259926 | June 4 – This new feature enables organizations to build custom inventory reports and analytical views by enabling export of usage and inventory data for canvas and model-driven apps into customers’ own instance of Azure Data Lake. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82012.

 

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Power Platform performance and diagnostics monitoring with Azure Application Insights

 

MC259925 | June 4 – This new feature enables organizations using model-driven apps and Microsoft Dataverse to monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot errors and performance issues for Unified Interface form-loads, plug-ins, and platform API calls based off Dataverse telemetry made available in customer’s own instance of Azure Application Insights. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82011.

 

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Power Platform admin center cross-tenant analytics

 

MC259924 | June 4 – This new Microsoft Power Platform feature release will allow admins to view out of the box reports for usage, maker activity, and inventory of canvas and model-driven apps at the tenant and environment level. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82010.

 

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Search across images with Microsoft Search

 

MC259920 | June 4 – We’re rolling out image search to Microsoft Search. Image search in Microsoft provides a new search vertical to provide better search capabilities for images in your organization. After this change, a new image vertical will be available to allow for scoping your search results to images that satisfy the intent of the query.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68780.

 

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Actionable items in Microsoft Search

 

MC259919 | June 4 – We’re rolling out actionable items to Microsoft Search. After this change, search results will be supplemented with an assistive action menu providing. We’re rolling out actionable items to Microsoft Search. After this change, search results will be supplemented with an assistive action menu providing opens to open results in the browser or client, download, share, or copy links to search results to help with task completion.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70700.

 

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Briefing Email Language Expansion (FR, DE, IT, PT)

 

MC259743 | June 4 – The Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English and Spanish. We are expanding to support Exchange Online mailboxes in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81999.

 

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(Updated) SharePoint site templates

 

MC249248 | June 3 – Updated June 03, 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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(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists

 

MC257468 | June 3 – Updated June 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

 

Act by: July 31

 

MC259503 | June 2 – Note: If your organization has already transitioned from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, please disregard this message. Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021. At that point, access to the service will end.

 

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Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3

 

MC259501 | June 2 – We have updated the Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint to add new configuration options including: New horizontal layout – showcase Yammer conversations from your community, topic or user horizontally, making it easier to see many conversations at once New filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations – showcase recent questions from a community or topic​ New configuration option to show or hide the Yammer publisher– curate the content displayed This message is associated…

 

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Teams Mobile – Large Gallery in meetings update

 

MC259500 | June 2 – The “Large Gallery” layout for meetings on Teams mobile is getting an upgrade! This layout will become mobile-optimized, letting you swipe through all the participants in a meeting. This is rolling out on the Teams iOS and Android app.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82959.

 

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End-to-end encryption for Teams calling

 

MC259495 | June 2 – End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70780

 

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Microsoft Bookings – toggle to test the new experience

 

MC259303 | June 1 – Microsoft Bookings is getting a new experience and users can start accessing the preview with a toggle on the top right that says Try the new Bookings. Once this toggle is turned on, users can see and try the new experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81947.

 

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Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams

 

MC259302 | June 1 – This feature will allow users to edit modern SharePoint pages or news posts within Teams experience.Users can now pin a Page or News Post to a Teams channel and make edits without leaving Teams.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82969.

 

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Exchange Admins can now use Integrated Apps in Microsoft Admin Center

 

MC259301 | June 1 – Now Exchange Admin can access the Integrated apps experience in Microsoft Admin center under the Settings tab from where they can directly discover, deploy and manage Microsoft 365 add-ins. If the add-ins are part of M365 Apps developed by Microsoft partners they will also be able to discover other apps and deploy those add-ins, they have permissions to.

 

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(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App

 

MC247656 | June 1 – Updated June 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80600.

 

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(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Mac

 

MC255080 | June 1 – Updated June 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Mac. Clicking the “Present in Teams” button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82712

 

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(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams

 

MC258229 | June 1 – Updated June 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/06/07/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-22/

 

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