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 226th 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 12-18, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Content type sync enhancements and site gallery

 

MC271079 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…

 

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Content type sync enhancements and site gallery

 

MC271077 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…

 

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Content type sync enhancements and site gallery

 

MC271076 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…

 

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Content type sync enhancements and site gallery

 

MC271074 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…

 

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OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Act by: August 20

 

MC271072 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.

 

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Content type sync enhancements and site gallery

 

MC271073 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…

 

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OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Act by: August 20

 

MC271071 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.

 

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OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Act by: August 20

 

MC271070 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.

 

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We’re updating the Hybrid federated search

 

Act by: October 1

 

MC270671 | July 16 – We’re making some changes to the Hybrid federated search. As part of search modernization in Microsoft 365 we’re updating the infrastructure used by SharePoint Server’s Hybrid federated search. As part of the process, customers who are using the Hybrid federated search with hybrid SharePoint deployments will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search with SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online.If you are not actively using or have implemented the Hybrid federated search…

 

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Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chat

 

MC270177 | July 14 – Co-authoring content in Teams just got easier. Now you can send a chat message containing a live component that can be edited inline—in real time—by everyone in the chat.

 

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Additional updates

 

SharePoint News Boost

 

MC271075 | July 17 – This new feature will allow you to prioritize important news and announcements at the top of news feeds across Microsoft 365. Additionally, you can even prioritize visibility of a news article for a set time that you can control. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70810.

 

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Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

 

Act by: July 31

 

MC270667 | July 16 – 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.

 

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Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Power Platform 2021 release wave 2 plans available now!

 

MC270123 | July 14 – Today, we published the 2021 release wave 2 plans for Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Microsoft Power Platform which is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between October 2021 through March 2022. The new features and enhancements provide you with significant capabilities to help transform your business using our applications. We’ve done this work to help you—our partners, customers, and users—drive the digital transformation of your business on your terms. Get ready…

 

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(Reminder) Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type) on One Drive and SharePoint Online

 

Act by: August 13

 

MC268960 | July 13 – As communicated in MC256835 (May, 2021), starting August 16th 2021 the service will start retaining 30 days worth of versions for any PST files stored OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team site document libraries. This change will prevent cases of previous versions of PST files from quickly consuming available storage. The change will only impact previous versions of PST files stored in your document library storage.As best practice PST files should not be uploaded on OneDrive for…

 

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New default settings when opening Office files

 

MC268957 | July 13 – This new feature allows users to set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams. The desktop setting can be selected if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82662.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates

 

MC267581 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the external resources below for additional detail. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messages

 

MC244732 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With this new quarantine policy, tenant admins will be able to configure end user access to messages quarantined by the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) anti-spam, Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) anti-phishing, anti-malware and Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) safe attachment policies. End users will also now have a process to request message release. This message is associated with…

 

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(Updated) Customization of quarantine notification

 

MC244733 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making it possible for you to customize quarantine notifications with your organization logo, custom display name, and a custom disclaimer. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64781

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC268907 | July 13 – 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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Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints

 

MC268726 | July 12 – Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.

 

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Suggested Replies support for new languages

 

MC268723 | July 12 – Suggested replies support for Outlook on the web, Outlook mobile extended to Arabic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, and Russian.This will rollout on web, and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82090.

 

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(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents

 

MC255538 | July 12 – Updated July 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81954.

 

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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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