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 236th 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,
September 20-26, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Exchange Online and Basic Auth – September 2021 Update

 

Act by: October 22

 

MC286990 | September 23 – We’re making some changes to improve the security of your tenant. We announced in 2019 we would be retiring Basic Authentication for legacy protocols, and in early 2021 we announced we would begin to retire Basic Authentication for protocols not being used in tenants, but not disable Basic Authentication for any in-use protocols until further notice. Today, we are announcing that we are restarting the program to end the use of Basic Auth in Exchange Online. Beginning October 1, 2022, we will…

 

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(Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps

 

Act by: October 31

 

MC280287 | September 23 – Updated September 23, 2021: Reminder to update Microsoft To Do apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before October 31, 2021If your organization does not use Microsoft To Do, you can disregard this message.We are moving Microsoft To Do’s backend to a more efficient service. For the best experience across all of your devices, you need to update to the latest version. Make sure your mobile and desktop To Do apps are version 2.49 or…

 

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

 

MC274188 | September 23 – Updated September 23, 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….

 

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Retiring the advanced hunting table named ‘DeviceTvmSoftwareInventoryVulnerabilities’

 

MC286340 | September 20 – The advanced hunting table named DeviceTvmSoftwareInventoryVulnerabilities will be retired in favor of two new tables. One table is focused solely on software inventory and the other table is focused on vulnerabilities. This change will provide better clarity and reduce noise/complexity when using advanced hunting for common threat and vulnerability management scenarios. Tables that are replacing DeviceTvmSoftwareInventoryVulnerabilities: DeviceTvmSoftwareInventory:This table serves as a…

 

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Additional updates

 

Hardware Support for AJA and Blackmagic Devices

 

MC287353 | September 25 – The ability for Teams clients to stream content from a client to the local network via Network Device Interface (NDI) is being expanded to enable streaming content to select attached hardware devices. Users with the ability to turn on NDI will also be able to push content to attached hardware devices from AJA or Blackmagic Designs. This will enable users to push content from Teams out via attached SDI or HDMI devices.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82812 & 83486

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) support for Advanced Delivery

 

MC286993 | September 23 – We’re adding support for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) domain entry to the Advanced Delivery policy. This enhancement enables security administrators to use DKIM domains in addition or instead of P1 sending domains to configure their third-party phishing simulations.This option adds flexibility as well as another secure method for third-party phishing simulation vendors that utilize large number of P1 sending domains in their phishing simulation campaigns. Vendors can instead sign all their…

 

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Microsoft Teams Room on Windows – In meeting experience update

 

MC286991 | September 23 – We will be updating the Teams meeting roster (viewable on the Teams Rooms console) to closely align with the current experience available on the Teams desktop application. This will provide new capabilities such as, participant grouping for instructed meetings, sorting roster by raised hand, an integrated user search and the ability to ask others to join meetings from an invite or from chat. In addition to this, we will be making the roster position on the console better align with that of the…

 

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(Updated) SharePoint channel sites – Temporary permissions editing

 

MC282480 | September 23 – Updated September 23, 2021: In two weeks, the window for editing channel site permissions from SharePoint will close. Once this window closes on October 7th 2021, all channel site level permissions will need to be managed from within Microsoft Teams. 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…

 

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(Updated) End-to-end encryption for Teams calling

 

MC259495 | September 23 – Updated September 23, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization. This…

 

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Restarting a Teams Live Event

 

MC286781 | September 23 – For some Teams Live Events, you may want to restart the event after it has already started, or after you have ended it. Until now, this capability was not available. However, soon you will be able to restart a Teams Live Event if it is accidently ended it or if there is a connection issue during the event. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82953

 

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Content from camera now launched in Teams

 

MC286780 | September 23 – As hybrid workplaces become more common, we’re excited to let you know that content from camera will soon be available in Microsoft Teams. This option enables users to stream content from directly from physical artefacts such as whiteboards and documents in a legible way. During a Teams call, users will be able to access the projection options simply by clickingShare > Content from camera. Two key projection options:Whiteboard mode: Users can point their laptop webcam to their whiteboard to…

 

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Image Utility Edit Control

 

MC286779 | September 23 – A set of utility tools to quickly fix and format an image on OneDrive for Business will soon be available. Capabilities will include; rotate, crop (freeform crop and fixed aspect ratio crop), and flip (horizontally and vertically). The update will also include a set of commonly used adjustments to adjust the quality of the photograph to change the look. This feature will be available as sliders for users to increase/decrease the intensity of each adjustment. Adjustments are additive to each…

 

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Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams moving to general availability

 

MC286563 | September 22 – In addition for Calling Plans and Direct Routing, Microsoft is introducing Operator Connect as third option for integrating PSTN calling capabilities in Teams.We did work closely with key operator partners worldwide for integrating our infrastructure to make it simple to integrate operator services in Teams, with close to none configurations required.Operator Connect enables Teams administrators to select the operator of their choice and then enable them for number provisioning in their tenant,…

 

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1:1 Calling in Safari

 

MC286561 | September 22 – This feature update will bring 1 to 1 calling from Teams to Safari. Users will be able to initiate a 1:1 call with another Teams user while using Teams on Safari.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87312.

 

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

 

MC279469 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback. 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…

 

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SPO View in File Explorer available in Microsoft Edge

 

MC286342 | September 20 – We recommend using the OneDrive sync app to sync SharePoint files with your computer, rather than using View in File Explorer. Sync with OneDrive Files On-Demand helps you work with all your cloud files in File Explorer without having to download all the files and use storage space on your device. In some special cases, we understand that some customers may still have a need to use View in File Explorer to access modern document libraries. Currently, The View in File Explorer option is only…

 

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Send Feedback on Image Tags

 

MC286337 | September 20 – Users will now be able to provide feedback on tags associated with an image by using the “Give feedback” option within the details pane of the document library. Using the feedback policy settings, tenant admins will be able to control how much feedback the users can choose to share with Microsoft. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68902.

 

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