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 233th 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 30-September 5, 2021


Major updates


Microsoft Teams: Enable Teams users to purchase app subscriptions through the Teams app store


MC282989 | September 3 – At Build 2021 we announced the ability for Teams users to purchase third-party app subscriptions directly from the Teams app store. From within the store, users can view subscription plans offered and go through the checkout process to pay with a credit card.


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


MC261538 | September 3 – Updated September 03, 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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Play My Emails: Spotlight


MC282784 | September 2 – This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox.


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Insights in Microsoft 365 to become part of Microsoft Viva


MC282545 | September 2 – In the coming months, personal productivity and wellbeing insights that are currently available to users via the daily briefing email, MyAnalytics digest email, and Insights Outlook add-in will be updated to reflect the Microsoft Viva brand. Microsoft Viva is a new employee experience platform that empowers people and teams to be their best from anywhere. Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced in the flow of work through Microsoft Teams and Outlook, Microsoft Viva brings together…


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(Updated) We’re updating the Hybrid federated search


Act by: October 1


MC270671 | August 31 – Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the content below to provided additional clarity. Thank you for your patience. We’re making some changes to the Hybrid federated search, also called inbound hybrid search, where user searches from the SharePoint in Microsoft 365 Search Center display hybrid results. 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…


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


MC274188 | August 31 – Updated August 31, 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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(Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below


MC280286 | August 31 – Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 13 and below. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they’re running builds older than 1 year.


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Replacement of SCOM Management Pack for Office 365


MC281909 | August 30 – We apologize for not providing 30 days advanced notice, per our customer-committed process, regarding the replacement of the Office 365 Management Pack with the new and improved Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Management Pack for Microsoft 365 that’s available now for your use.Note: If your organization is not using System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) Management Pack (MP) for Office 365, you can safely disregard this message.


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Additional updates


Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business


MC282992 | September 3 – Update: We want to inform you that the timing has shifted for the Microsoft Whiteboard move to OneDrive for Business storage which will integrate seamlessly across the suite, so you can create, share, discover, and manage whiteboards as easily as any Office document.Previously (April – MC253185), the opt-in period was set to complete in September and setting to default-on would complete in October.The below timing changes will provide additional preparation time for your tenant. Additionally,…


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(Updated) Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online is now Generally Available


MC256838 | September 3 – Updated September 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online and OneDrive is now generally available.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81955


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Microsoft Forms: Manage and organize your forms and quizzes now


MC282783 | September 2 – This new Forms feature release will allow users to manage and group all forms and quizzes as desired and in their own way, to efficiently archive and categorize their forms into collections.This is rolling out desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70734.


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Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview)


MC282781 | September 2 – This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.


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SharePoint channel sites – Temporary permissions editing


MC282480 | September 1 – We recently provided guidance (June – MC261534) “SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites” about how to edit permissions for SharePoint team sites that are connected to a channel in Microsoft Teams. In the post, we specified that the addition, removal, or the editing of permissions for a channel site would need to be done in Settings for the team in Teams. To allow team owners more time to adjust to this change, we have temporarily enabled (for the first three weeks of…


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Forms word cloud poll for Teams meeting


MC282180 | August 31 – Microsoft Forms poll in Teams meeting, will soon have a new question type – word cloud. This question type can significantly improve your meeting engagement and involve everyone into the meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79497


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Introducing 2×2 gallery view for Teams meetings viewed in Safari browser


MC282167 | August 31 – Safari browser will soon be able to display up to four participant videos (2×2) during a Teams meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86513.


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(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by default


MC275344 | August 31 – Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We’re making some changes to Microsoft 365 Reports in the admin center. Reports found in the ‎Microsoft 365‎ admin center provide information about your organization’s usage data. By default, reports currently display information with identifiable names for users, groups, and sites. beginning next month, user information will now be hidden by default for all reports as part of our ongoing…


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Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates


MC281936 | August 31 – Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.


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