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 230th 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,
August 9-15, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

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

 

MC277809 | August 13 – As communicated in MC256835 (May ’21), starting August 16th 2021 the service will retain 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 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 Business and…

 

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(Updated) Connector results in All tab in SharePoint, Office.com and MSB

 

MC253495 | August 12 – Updated August 12, 2021: We are happy to inform you that the Result Clusters feature is now rolled out and is switched on by default. You can manage its visibility with the settings in the All vertical. Thank you for your patience. With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together…

 

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(Updated) Plus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customers

 

Act by: January 14

 

MC276028 | August 12 – Updated August 12, 2021: Based on initial feedback, there are several scenarios where organizations do not wish to have plus addressing enabled. For those organizations, a new setting will be added to disable it before the change takes place in 2022. Thank you for your feedback. Plus addressing support in Exchange Online was released in September 2020 as an opt-in feature. This was due to preexisting usage of plus signs (+) for email addresses in the service. At the same time, we made plus…

 

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Retirement: Outlook for iOS and Android to stop syncing with Facebook, Meetup, and Evernote Calendars

 

MC277124 | August 10 – Beginning September 13th, 2021, Outlook for iOS and Android be no longer sync calendars from Facebook, Meetup, and Evernote.

 

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(Updated) Teams meeting invite recipients limit from Outlook

 

MC259845 | August 10 – Updated August 10, 2021: We have updated the message below to clarify this impacts Win32 and Win64 clients. Thank you for your patience. We’re making some changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (Win32 and Win64 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…

 

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

 

MC240613 | August 10 – Updated August 10, 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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Announcing automatic redirection from Office 365 Security and Compliance Center to Microsoft 365 Defender portal

 

MC276896 | August 9 – We will soon begin redirecting users from the legacy Office 365 Security and Compliance center (protection.office.com) to Microsoft 365 Defender portal (security.microsoft.com), for all security workflows including: Alerts, Threat Management and Reports.Items in the Office 365 Security and Compliance center that are not related to security will not be redirected to Microsoft 365 Defender. For compliance solutions redirection to Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, see (March 2021, MC244886).This is…

 

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Additional updates

 

Duplicate logs in Microsoft 365 Audit

 

MC277815 | August 13 – Known Issue: Duplicate logs in Microsoft 365 Audit Log Search and Office 365 Management Activity APIDue to a configuration issue, customers may see duplicate audit events generated during a time period between 7/28/2021 and 7/29/2021 from the following Microsoft services.

 

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Spam Notification in Call Toast

 

MC277640 | August 13 – We are thrilled to bring you Spam Call Notifications. This unique, vanguard feature release will enable calls that are likely Spam calls to be identified in the call toast. This is rolling out to Teams desktop and web.All answered or missed calls that are likely Spam calls will be reflected respectively in the call history screen as well. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85386

 

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Microsoft 365 roadmap site updates

 

MC277639 | August 13 – We will be making updates to the Microsoft 365 roadmap on how you view, filter, search for, and sort the information.

 

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Integration of submission from quarantine with Admin and User Submission

 

MC277638 | August 13 – Admin/ User Submissions coming from the quarantine portal were slotted into a separate submission channel than the channel that was used for the Admin submission coming from the submission portal and the user submission coming from the outlook report message Add-in.Maintaining two different submission channel increases the time it takes for submissions made to Microsoft to be graded. With this integration, there will be a reduction in the times it take for submission made to Microsoft to be…

 

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(Updated) Paging in Large Gallery

 

MC263055 | August 12 – Updated August 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This feature introduces paging to help you view up to 98 videos by choosing Large Gallery (Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos). This is rolling out on Windows, desktop and Mac.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84464.

 

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(Updated) Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints

 

MC268726 | August 12 – Updated August 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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SharePoint spaces adds styles for text and annotation icons

 

MC277466 | August 12 – This new SharePoint spaces feature enables the creation of immersive mixed reality environments that can be authored and published just like SharePoint pages. The new styles feature for text and annotation icons simplifies creation of consistent and great looking content. Text styles make consistent formatting easy to apply with just a click. Annotation icon styles allow customization of icon, size, and visual style for icons used to highlight specific content in the spaces 360° tour web…

 

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Improved API support for working with files in the SharePoint recycle bin

 

MC277465 | August 12 – We’re rolling out some API improvements for working with files in the SharePoint recycle bin. These changes will not impact end-user experiences, but will make the contents of recycled files accessible by APIs with the use of a special request header. These updates will also result in some new change log behavior. Applications that consume operations from the change log may need to be updated to work as intended. More details about these changes can be found on the SharePoint: Developer Blog.

 

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Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Windows)

 

MC277410 | August 11 – As originally announced in March of 2021, MC240609 introduced the Modern comments feature in Microsoft Word for Windows. This post extends that support content and contains updates to 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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Introducing background effects on web

 

MC277112 | August 10 – Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85738

 

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

 

MC261352 | August 10 – Updated August 10, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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. Please see Play video & audio files on Microsoft 365 – SharePoint for more details. This message…

 

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(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI – Citrix Users

 

MC266255 | August 10 – Updated August 10, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams will soon be available for users on Citrix VDI.Note: If your organization is not using Citrix VDI you can disregard this message.

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC277074 | August 10 – 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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More news and more information here – https://office365weekly.blog/2021/06/21/office-365-weekly-digest-2021-24/

 

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