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 225th 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,
July 5-11, 2021

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Major updates

 

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

 

MC261538 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. Lists sync lets you work on your lists offline, improves performance on all kinds of networks, and helps alleviate list throttling. Common operations on lists, such as changing list views, sorting, filtering, and grouping will happen locally and finish quickly even on very large lists. All of these operations will continue to work when you are offline or lose your Internet…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a new menu in the title bar

 

MC254084 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Me Menu updates were originally announced in MC228368 (Dec ’20). To ensure the feature was ready, the rollout was delayed and we are now ready to proceed.Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant…

 

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Microsoft 365 profile update: Add topics to user profiles

 

MC267952 | July 8 – We’re adding new features to the profile card in Microsoft 365 and beginning in early August. Users in your organization will be able to add topics directly to their profile card in Microsoft 365 apps and services or through Office Delve. Topics are terms that individuals can add to their profile through their profile card or Office Delve.Users can add topics to their profile to make it easier for people to learn more about them.Topics can be skills, projects, and even hobbies.When others…

 

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Teams Call Quality Dashboard – Dimension Name Change

 

Act by: August 9

 

MC267951 | July 8 – We’re making a change to Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).On August 9, 2021, we’re renaming the Meeting Scenario dimension to Scheduling Source App. This is to better improve the user experience when creating custom queries by ensuring dimension names are easier to understand and will accommodate third-party applications in Microsoft Teams.

 

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(Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Mac)

 

MC240613 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.

 

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(Updated) Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update

 

Act by: July 31

 

MC264095 | July 7 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We’re making some changes to Guest Access in Microsoft Teams settings. Currently, Microsoft Teams prevents guest collaboration in the guest tenant once the Allow Guest Access in Teams setting is set to OFF in the M365 Admin Center.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge recommendation

 

Act by: July 30

 

MC264090 | July 7 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. This new release will enable some Windows 10 users, who are using Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows, to see a clickable recommendation to visit the browser extension page for Outlook in Edge where they can choose to install the extension. This notification will be displayed in any Windows browser (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and in Outlook for…

 

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Additional updates

 

Meeting Join Custom Branding

 

MC268191 | July 9 – This new release of meeting Join Custom Branding will allow tenant admins to upload their company logo to the Teams admin portal so it appears on the meeting pre-join and lobby screens for meetings organized by members of their tenant. The logo will be seen by users joining on desktop, web, and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79957.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive sync client update available for Mac

 

MC249623 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making updates available for the OneDrive sync app on Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70693.

 

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New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure Score

 

MC267954 | July 8 – We are adding twenty four recommendations for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats.

 

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New Microsoft Teams recommendations in Microsoft Secure Score

 

MC267953 | July 8 – We are adding five new security recommendations for Microsoft Teams.

 

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(Updated) Announcing redirect of compliance solutions from legacy SCC portal to M365 compliance center

 

MC244886 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below and revised the content for clarity. Thank you for your patience. The Microsoft 365 compliance centerprovides easy access to the data and tools you need to manage your organization’s compliance needs. It is the recommended portal for compliance solutions. We will soon begin redirecting users from the legacy Security & Compliance Center (SCC) portal to the Microsoft 365 compliance center for the following solutions: Audit log,…

 

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

 

MC259743 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 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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(Updated) Mac Native Notifications

 

MC258023 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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Microsoft Exchange Online – Configuration Change for online meetings by default

 

MC267584 | July 8 – Whether you’re working from home or meeting with people in other locations, we will be making a change so that all meetings created in Outlook will automatically be online to allow everyone to attend. This will rollout on desktop, web, mobile and Mac.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81995.

 

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Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates

 

MC267581 | July 8 – This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.

 

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Support for PSTN users to raise hand in meetings and for meeting organizers to manage PSTN audio capabilities.

 

MC267575 | July 8 – Presenters and Organizers can now prevent public switched telephone network (PSTN) participants from unmuting. This change also allows PSTN participants to request to speak by raising their hand in a meeting via dial-pad command (press *5). This is rolling out on desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80262.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List

 

MC267137 | July 7 – We understand that, from time to time, you might disagree with an Exchange Online Protection (EOP) filtering verdict. With this update, you will be able to override filtering verdicts using the Tenant Allow/Block List (TABL) in the Defender portal while your submission is being reviewed.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70591

 

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Music Mode for Teams

 

MC267133 | July 7 – This new feature release can be used to transmit high fidelity music. Users will be able to conduct online music lessons, transmit music performances, or other non-speech content.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83520

 

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Migrating admin experiences to the Power Platform admin center

 

MC267095 | July 6 – As part of our effort to improve the overall experience for admin operations, we are migrating all admin operations from the Dynamics 365 CE admin center to the Power Platform admin center beginning in August. Today, on the Power Platform admin center you can already manage and configure your Dynamics 365 instances, manage capacity, monitor usage and perform other admin operations, as well as submit and monitor support tickets submitted to Microsoft. When will this change take effect? We will…

 

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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/06/21/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-24/

 

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