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 239th 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,
October 11-17, 2021

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Major updates

 

(Updated) Removing Message Trace in SCC. Move Custom Queries to Message Trace in the new Modern EAC.

 

Act by: November 1

 

MC275807 | October 14 – Updated October 14, 2021: Based on recent customer feedback, we will delay retiring Message Trace from the Security and Compliance Center to make sure we provide the best experience for Message Trace in the new Modern Exchange Admin Center. This feature is now scheduled for removal from the Security and Compliance Center in November 2021 . The improved Message Trace feature can be found in the new Modern EAC along with the other mail flow reports and features.Attention: We will be retiring…

 

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(Updated) Recommended Files in Office: Excel for Microsoft 365, Word for Microsoft 365, PowerPoint for Microsoft 365

 

MC255074 | October 14 – Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Office displays a list of recommended files on the File tab, or start page, of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on Windows. This list allows you to keep track of work around you and quickly access files with activity you value most such as edits, mentions, comments by people you interact with.This feature uses machine learning to predict which files you’re most likely to want to work on next…

 

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(Updated) Excel Power View Retirement

 

MC284624 | October 13 – Updated October 06, 2021: We have made the decision to not proceed with the retirement of Power View from Microsoft 365. Thank you for your feedback.You can safely disregard the content below.—-Original message for reference—Silverlight, a component used in Power View, will no longer be supported beginning on October 12th. In response, we will be starting the process to retire Power View from Microsoft 365. As an alternative to Power View, we recommend using Power BI Desktop, which is where…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft 365 Compliance Center Core eDiscovery – Search by ID list retirement

 

MC291088 | October 13 – Updated October 13, 2021: We have updated this message with additional details for clarity. We will be retiring the option to Search by ID list, as it is not functioning to an adequate level and creates significant challenges for organizations who depend on consistent and repeatable results for eDiscovery workflows.

 

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Additional updates

 

New SharePoint Site templates – retail and non-profit

 

MC291893 | October 15 – This update will bring four new SharePoint site templates to retail customers, non-profits, and healthcare organizations. The updates will allow organizations to better track, manage information, and collaborate. This will rollout across desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85659.

 

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(Updated) Simplified DKIM configuration for email protection

 

MC291056 | October 14 – Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your patience.Domain Keys identified mail (DKIM) is part of email authentication mechanism which ensures the email is not modified during transit and can be used to validate the visible sender (FROM address) as part of the DMARC standard. By correctly configuring authentication through DKIM you can ensure better email deliverability and protect your domain from being spoofed.As part of Microsoft’s…

 

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(Updated) Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policies

 

MC280914 | October 14 – Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups,…

 

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(Updated) Meeting Join Custom Branding

 

MC268191 | October 14 – Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Additionally, this feature will be available as a preview until December 31, 2021. After that, an Advanced Communications license is required to continue using this feature, as noted below. This new release of meeting Join Custom Branding will allow tenant admins to upload their company logo to the Teams admin portal so it appears on the meeting pre-join and lobby screens for meetings organized by…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC291564 | October 14 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Teams Support of Internal Guest User (formerly known as State 3 and State 4 accounts)

 

MC291316 | October 13 – Teams is adding support for Azure AD’s internal guest users (users whose UserType value is “guest” with credentials managed by the host organization either on-prem or in the cloud). These internal user would sign-into Teams like any other users and would be able to collaborate with other users in the host organization.Note: This change is to support legacy scenarios (formerly known as guest user state 3 and 4), that may have blocked organizations from utilizing internal guest access previously….

 

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Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news

 

MC291100 | October 13 – This new feature will provide users the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft will be visible to only the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Users will be able to create and edit content that’s not ready for others to see except the people with whom users want to collaborate. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85629.

 

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View Switcher- a new dedicated menu of view options in Teams Meetings

 

MC291064 | October 12 – This new feature will place all of the view related options that are found in Teams Meetings (Gallery, Large Gallery, Together Mode) into a separate, dedicated menu called View Switcher. This will show up on the top left of the meeting window. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70754.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates

 

MC267581 | October 12 – Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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) OneDrive: New Command Bar

 

MC285602 | October 12 – Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.With this update users will be able to easily identify the right file and access primary commands. The new simplified view will permit users to focus on the content while at the same time being visually pleasing.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85602.

 

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(Updated) Music Mode for Teams

 

MC267133 | October 12 – Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature release can be used to transmit high fidelity music. Users will be able to conduct online music lessons, transmit music performances, or other non-speech content.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83520

 

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(Updated) Paging in Large Gallery

 

MC263055 | October 12 – Updated October 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 84464and 86480

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC291010 | October 12 – 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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Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams

 

MC290874 | October 11 – The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams. This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.

 

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Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher

 

MC290818 | October 11 – To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning mid-November 2021, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (https://office.com/apps), and app search experiences will be updated to only list relevant Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps. Following this update, the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences will only list Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps that meet one of the…

 

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