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 221th 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,
June 7-13, 2021

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Major updates

 

Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access

 

MC261538 | June 11 – Your lists now automatically sync to your Windows device, improving performance when you work with your lists and allowing you to continue your work even when you’re offline or lose your internet connection.Lists sync is powered by a new general-purpose sync engine that gets packaged, installed, and updated through the OneDrive sync app’s existing update mechanism. The data is stored in a local database and requests are handled through a secure localhost HTTP server. Lists sync runs as a…

 

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SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites

 

MC261534 | June 11 – With this new feature, when you create a team in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint team site will automatically get created in tandem and you are also able to connect any existing SharePoint team site to a new team in Microsoft Teams. These are called Microsoft Teams connected team sites.For private channels in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint team site automatically gets created and is known as a channel site. These Teams connected team sites and channel sites are managed differently than your…

 

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Chat Bubbles

 

MC261530 | June 11 – Previously, Teams users needed to manually open a chat window to view the chat screen. Now thanks to this new feature, chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.

 

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

 

MC250958 | June 8 – Updated June 08, 2021: We have updated this post with additional details for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. 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…

 

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

 

MC248395 | June 8 – Updated June 08, 2021: At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. 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) Office for the Web – retiring File Share Embed

 

MC258428 | June 7 – Updated June 07, 2021: Based on your feedback we have made the decision to not retire the File Share Embed dialog. Thank you for your feedback.Note: Embedded files must be stored in a location where permissions are granted to the appropriate audience. ——————Previous message below for reference——————– 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…

 

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Additional updates

 

Install web version of Microsoft Lists as a Progressive Web App (PWA)

 

MC261537 | June 11 – You can now install the web version of Microsoft Lists as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps (with the exception of Safari). After you install the web version of Microsoft Lists as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser. it will work similarly to any stand-alone desktop application.This message is associated with Microsoft 365…

 

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Install web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App (PWA)

 

MC261535 | June 11 – You can now install the web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps (with the exception of Safari). After you install the web version of OneDrive as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82040.

 

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Edit your workbooks now with ActiveX

 

MC261532 | June 11 – 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 support to open and edit workbooks with ActiveX, Form controls and other legacy art objects in Excel web. In response to customer feedback, this represents another step forward to help customers quickly open Excel files and edit them with less friction in the process. This communication is meant to highlight the…

 

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PDF nighttime reading mode for OneDrive on Android

 

MC261353 | June 10 – With 3 new color modes for viewing PDFs—day, night, and sepia—users have more control over the appearance of PDFs and how much blue light they see. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72230.

 

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Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint): Updated Web player for video

 

MC261352 | June 10 – The web player for audio & video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint web parts) is being updated with a new user look and feel and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers.

 

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Extend Compliance Manager capabilities beyond Microsoft 365 assets

 

MC261351 | June 10 – Microsoft Compliance Manager is a feature in the Microsoft 365 compliance center that helps you manage your organization’s compliance requirements with greater ease and convenience. This new release of pre-configured assessment templates extends Compliance Manager capabilities beyond Microsoft 365 assets. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72223.

 

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Remove preview Tag from Large Gallery

 

MC260556 | June 10 – Removal of Preview label from Large Gallery. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66717

 

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

 

MC259743 | June 10 – Updated June 10, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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,…

 

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Microsoft Lists: @mention people in comments

 

MC261024 | June 9 – You’ll now be able to “mention” people you work with while adding a new comment to a list Item. This will help people share and collaborate on list items. The person who receives a notification can click a link that takes them directly to the comment in context, review the comment, and take the requested action. Please note:The @mention capability is not supported for Internet Explorer browsers. Please use a different browser to use this capability. This message is associated with Microsoft 365…

 

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New Service – Scheduler for Microsoft 365

 

MC260745 | June 8 – Scheduler is an add-on service for Microsoft 365 that enables a digital assistant to schedule your meetings through email. Licensed users just have to add the assistant’s email address to an email conversation to delegate the scheduling to the assistant for both, internal and external meetings.The Scheduler service will be available WW but in English only.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81948.

 

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(Updated) New Permissions management page in Microsoft 365 compliance center

 

MC256030 | June 8 – Updated June 08, 2021: We have updated this post with a link to Additional information. Thank you for your patience. 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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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC260706 | June 8 – 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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Teams Attendance Report

 

MC260565 | June 7 – This reporting dashboard will appear as a tab in the meeting detail will provide:Attendance information for Teams regular meetings. Registration information for Webinar prior to the meeting and joined registration and attendance data after the meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66585

 

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Live Transcription

 

MC260564 | June 7 – This feature update of Live transcription with speaker attribution in Microsoft Teams meetings is a written record of the conversations available during and after the meeting and will provide another way to both follow and review meeting conversations. This feature release will roll out on Teams desktop.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82029.

 

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Immersive reader on Teams mobile

 

MC260563 | June 7 – Hear posts and chat messages read aloud using Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams mobile apps on both Android and iOS. Immersive Reader was previously available only on the web and desktop apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82937

 

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Admin notifications for Custom app submissions

 

MC260561 | June 7 – To automate and simplify the approval process for custom apps this feature update will enable admins to receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel when a developer submits a custom app for IT admin approval.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82512.

 

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The device code flow user experience will now include an app confirmation prompt

 

MC260554 | June 7 – As a security improvement, the device code flow has been updated to include an additional prompt, which validates that the user is signing into the app they expect.

 

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Update to the OAuth 2.0 device authorization grant flow protocol

 

MC260483 | June 7 – As a security improvement, the device code flow has been updated to include an additional prompt when a user signs into an app. The addition of this prompt is to confirm that the user is signing into the app in which they intend to, to help prevent phishing attacks. How does this affect me? Starting June 2021, users will see this prompt when signing in using the device code flow. As a security measure, it cannot be removed or bypassed. You can view this article for more information. Please…

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/06/14/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-23/

 

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