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 231th 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.

 

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Message center announcements,
August 16-22, 2021

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Major updates

 

(Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint

 

MC274188 | August 19 – Updated August 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Additionally, We have updated this post to correct the setting modification capability limitations and will provide an additional update when those limitations are corrected. As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of time. Note:…

 

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Updates to spam reporting

 

MC278894 | August 17 – We’re working on creating consistent reporting experiences for customers, and as a result we’re retiring the standalone spam detections report. A new Spam detections report view will now be available in the Threat Protection Status report.

 

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(Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists

 

MC248201 | August 17 – Updated August 17, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience. We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.

 

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Microsoft 365 apps and services support for IE11 has ended

 

MC278815 | August 17 – As previously communicated, (MC220490 – August 17th, 2020), Microsoft 365 apps and services have been focusing their efforts on modern browser support over the last year. As of today, August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 apps and services no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and users may have a degraded experience, or be unable to connect to, those apps and services from IE11. These apps and services will phase out over weeks and months to help ensure a smooth end of support, with each app…

 

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Additional updates

 

Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon

 

MC279627 | August 20 – Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, unified experience across all devices, whether you’re on a large screen or a mobile phone. We’ve already shipped new, highly requested features to our web app, Android app and Teams clients, and there’s more on the way. As part of this new experience, we will also be updating our native applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS to provide a uniform experience across all devices.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap…

 

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1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2

 

MC279469 | August 20 – Microsoft Teams will now release ability to record and transcribe 1:1 VOIP and PSTN calls and show the recording and transcription in Call history in the calls details panel. This is a critical feature specifically for our Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) customers. In absence of chat, PSTN callees do not have a way to view call recordings and transcriptions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83497

 

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Tenant setting to disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows

 

MC279468 | August 20 – SharePoint tenant admins and global admins may disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows in their tenant by using a new parameter, -StopNew2013Workflows, in the Set-SPOTenant PowerShell command.NOTE: Minimum PowerShell version required to run this command is: 16.0.21513.12000 (Shipped on August 10, 2021).This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82078.

 

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(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible Sections

 

MC266077 | August 19 – Updated August 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature will allow users to create rich, information-dense SharePoint pages. As part of this release, we will enable the page author to configure sections within the SharePoint page to be able to expand, collapse and set the default page-load state for the section.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67147.

 

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(Updated) Admin notifications for Custom app submissions

 

MC260561 | August 19 – Updated August 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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Lightweight Plans in Planner

 

MC279089 | August 18 – With the upcoming “Meetings” solution: New hybrid work innovations in Microsoft Teams Rooms, Fluid, and Microsoft Viva, meeting participants can quickly capture tasks and expect them to automatically sync into the Microsoft 365 Task Ecosystem (Planner, To do/Outlook, and Teams Task app). To enable this, meetings create a plan in Planner for the captured tasks.To support this more ad-hoc form of task tracking, Planner now supports plans that don’t require an M365 Group, which we are calling…

 

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Cortana adds two new skills and Push To Talk is enabled by default

 

MC279087 | August 18 – Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Service Update and New Skills in Cortana. Service Update:A service update will occur on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows devices during the week of August 23rd, 2021. This service update will facilitate the release of additional features in the future. Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Service Update plus new skills in Cortana. No action is required for this service update, this is informational only. New skills in Cortana:There are two upcoming changes in…

 

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Breakout Rooms Presenter support

 

MC278893 | August 17 – We are adding the ability for organizer to extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. This feature will enable meeting organizers to add and remove presenters as Breakout Room managers.By taking control from Breakout rooms management panel, appointed presenters will be allowed to perform Breakout room operations as manager or meeting organizer, as well as joining Rooms as Breakout Room manager.This is rolling out on desktop only.This message is associated with Microsoft 365…

 

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Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment

 

MC278891 | August 17 – We are adding the ability for meeting organizers to pre-create rooms ahead of a meeting start and perform participant assignment tasks (both auto and manual) in advance.This is rolling out on desktop only.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81390.

 

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

 

MC247656 | August 17 – Updated August 17, 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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Change to the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS

 

MC278676 | August 17 – If your organization does not use iOS or watchOS, you may disregard the below message. We are changing the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS. Outlook for iOS: Outlook for iOS is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. With iOS 15 currently in beta, Outlook for iOS is preparing to remove support for iOS 13. Once iOS 15 is released to GA, the system requirements for Outlook for iOS will be updated to reflect support for iOS 15. Microsoft will update the…

 

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Pilot and deploy Teams for frontline with the FLW onboarding wizard

 

MC278674 | August 17 – The frontline worker (FLW) onboarding wizard empowers IT admins to pilot and deploy Teams for frontline workers in just a few steps. This wizard allows admins to streamline team creation, license assignment, and policy package assignment from the Microsoft Admin Center. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84468

 

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