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 243th 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,
November 15-21, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) Content type sync enhancements

 

MC295852 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.In July, we announced (MC271079) the rollout of a new sync mechanism for Syntex and SharePoint content types and the subsequent phasing out of the old mechanism. This new mechanism is now fully released to all customers.

 

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Basic Authentication – Monthly Usage Report – October 2021

 

MC298404 | November 16 – We’re making some changes to improve the security of your tenant. We announced in 2019 that we would be retiring Basic Authentication for legacy protocols, and in September 2021, we confirmed that we would begin to disable Basic Authentication for in-use protocols beginning October 2022.We previously communicated this change via Message Center: MC191153 (Sept. ‘19), MC204828 (Feb. ‘20), MC208814 (April ‘20), MC237741 (Feb. ‘21) and MC286990 (Sep. ’21). You can always read the latest information…

 

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Additional updates

 

Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring

 

MC299404 | November 19 – We’re making changes to the editing experience for SharePoint pages to make it easier for users to understand where they are by adding labels, reducing clutter by consolidating actions into a single web part toolbar, and putting authors into focus mode by default to remove visual distractions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82177.

 

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Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates

 

MC299403 | November 19 – We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

 

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Microsoft Viva Service health communications

 

MC299402 | November 19 – In September 2021 we announced that My Analytics and Workplace Analytics services are becoming part of the Microsoft Viva brand, via MC282545. As part of our continued effort to streamline our Service health communications, service incidents and advisories will be published under the ‘Microsoft Viva’ service listing. Additionally, the ‘Microsoft Workplace Analytics’ service listing will be removed, and all future incidents and advisories will be communicated under ‘Microsoft Viva’.

 

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Service health dashboard surfacing issues that require action

 

MC299401 | November 19 – There are times when issues may arise in your environment that require an admin to take action. These types of issues are not caused from the Microsoft services being unhealthy but something specific to your organization.

 

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Briefing Email from Microsoft Viva: Language Expansion (FR, DE, IT, PT)

 

MC299387 | November 19 – The Briefing email from Microsoft Viva helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. Currently, the briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English and Spanish. In June 2021, we announced in a message center post (MC259743) expanded support for Exchange Online mailboxes in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese…

 

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(Updated) Mirror my video

 

MC298410 | November 19 – Updated November 19, 2021: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.Now you will no longer have to see the text flipped. Imagine a scenario in which a primary school teacher has a small whiteboard in hand and is trying to teach school kids basic alphabets. Or imagine you have a virtual background with text in it. While the user on the other end of the meeting can see the text correctly, you see the text flipped. By providing you the option to un-mirror, you…

 

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

 

MC291064 | November 19 – Updated November 19, 2021: We have made the decision to not move forward with the feature at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.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…

 

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

 

MC259495 | November 19 – Updated November 19, 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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(Updated) Dynamic e911 for US WFH users

 

MC280290 | November 19 – Updated November 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Dynamic e911 provides the ability to dynamically detect a Teams user’s location for emergency calling. Today, e911 is available for users in admin configured locations on enterprise networks only. With this new feature, we will extend the capability to users working remotely from other dynamic locations.This is rolling out on Teams desktop, web and mobile.Note: The release of this feature supports…

 

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Isolated Audio for NDI and Hardware-Out

 

MC299212 | November 19 – Microsoft Teams will now optionally support isolated audio streams when using Network Device Interface (NDI) or Hardware-Out from Teams Meetings. NOTE: If you are not using NCI hardware you can safely disregard this message. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86757.

 

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Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint

 

MC299210 | November 19 – Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move/Copy user experience

 

MC288642 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to move and copy your files and folders.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85567

 

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(Updated) Exchange online archive–Automatic archive of mailbox items in Purges, Versions and Discovery Holds folders

 

MC288630 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have updated the content for additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We are rolling out an update which will automatically move any mailbox items preserved in the “Purges”, “Versions”, and “Discovery Holds” folders in the primary mailbox to the archive mailbox. Customers will no longer be required to create separate policies for archiving email content in the “Recoverable Items” folders mentioned. This change does not impact the “Deletions” folder which is…

 

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(Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags

 

MC286337 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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(Updated) Meeting Join Custom Branding

 

MC268191 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have made the decision not to move forward at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience. 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 members of their tenant. The logo will be seen by users joining on desktop, web, and mobile. This…

 

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(Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon

 

MC279627 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: During our gradual rollout of the new Whiteboard for Windows app, we learned that users love the new features but need some of the old ones back. We’ve also heard that some customers need more time before we automatically require transitioning new boards in OneDrive for Business (ODB) and more flexibility for rolling out the new unified Whiteboard for Windows app. So today, we’re doing two things:We’re pausing the Windows app rollout. Any users already upgraded will…

 

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(Updated) Anonymous join policy

 

MC297030 | November 18 – Updated November 18, 2021: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your patience. Administrators will be able to control the ability for anonymous users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting using a new per-organizer policy. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87503.

 

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Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls

 

MC298824 | November 18 – Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls will soon be available. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68774.

 

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Custom Backgrounds are now on Android Mobile

 

MC298659 | November 17 – We know you love custom backgrounds and blur on iOS, desktop and web, and we are excited to share that those same features are now available on Android mobile devices! This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82234.

 

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Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 7 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server)

 

Act by: June 15

 

MC298657 | November 17 – As announced in (MC257152 – May and MC288052 – Sept), the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterwards will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.With 7 months left before retirement, we highly recommend…

 

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(Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role

 

MC292796 | November 16 – Updated November 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the…

 

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(Updated) Hardware Support for AJA and Blackmagic Devices

 

MC287353 | November 16 – Updated November 16, 2021: We’ve updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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…

 

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(Updated) Introducing background effects on web

 

MC277112 | November 16 – Updated November 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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…

 

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OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Copy Link”

 

MC298387 | November 16 – Instead of a Copy link button, you’ll see an entire section where you can set permissions for the link and then copy it to share it with recipients. If you need to update the link permissions, you can do it directly from the Link Created dialog box as well. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83728.

 

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