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 245th 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 29-December 5, 2021

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Quick Create and Rules for Libraries

 

MC301708 | December 4 – We are excited to announce that we are bringing the data visualization and task automation capabilities – previously only available for list data – to document libraries.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 88706, 88716, and 88710.

 

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(Updated) Play My Emails: Spotlight

 

MC282784 | December 3 – Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB

 

MC288633 | December 3 – Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity and have adjusted the timeline. Thank you for your patience. To improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual…

 

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Microsoft OneDrive & SharePoint Library dropdown menu

 

MC301473 | December 3 – We’re adding a dropdown menu that allows you to easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a team or site. Now when you select a team or site within OneDrive, you’ll be taken to the default document library instead of a list of document libraries to choose from. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81990.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Praise History in Microsoft Viva Insights

 

MC289968 | December 2 – Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received…

 

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Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO

 

MC289965 | November 30 – Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period expires.In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different…

 

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Additional updates

 

Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC301702 | December 4 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Microsoft Teams: Pin your own video in Teams meetings

 

MC301680 | December 3 – Currently, users can pin video feeds to increase the size of the desired video on their own screen. This new feature update will expand the ability for users to pin their own video on the stage as well as enable users to see their own video in an increased size on their screen.New feature will help to tackle various situations:No more overlaying of the me video box and other participant’s videoYou will be able to see your own video in a bigger scale and adjust the video formYou will have a…

 

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Manage Surface Hub devices from Teams admin center

 

MC301679 | December 3 – If your organization uses Teams devices for collaboration, now you will also be able to manage Surface Hub devices with Teams from the Teams admin center.This feature is currently going to be in Preview. We’ll be bringing the full-feature set soon after this release.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84536.

 

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Markup Ink for Edit HVC (high-value Controls)

 

MC301676 | December 3 – With markup (ink), users can draw on their photos to convey their messages and reveal the pattern and information perhaps unclear in an initial, surface look when self-teaching and even more important when sharing photos. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88481.

 

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(Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes

 

MC295027 | December 3 – Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) and images in the Planner task notes field. NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85688.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar

 

MC285602 | December 3 – Updated December 03, 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) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center

 

MC296437 | December 2 – Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re enhancing Compliance Manager’s automated testing and evidence generation functionality, and enabling additional improvement actions and solutions for automated testing. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72222.

 

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

 

MC280914 | December 2 – Updated December 02, 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) Microsoft Exchange Online – Configuration Change for online meetings by default

 

MC267584 | December 2 – Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Whether you’re working from home or meeting with people in other locations, we will be making a change so that all meetings created in Outlook will automatically be online to allow everyone to attend. This will rollout on desktop, web, mobile and Mac.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81995.

 

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(Updated) Music Mode for Teams

 

MC267133 | December 2 – Updated December 02, 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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Update: Suggested Replies – Outlook for Office

 

MC301300 | December 2 – Update: Outlook on the web will soon be rolling out suggested replies to customers in Outlook for Office.Note: Due to some issues that presented themselves prior to rollout, we paused our planned release until now. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70802.

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC301249 | December 2 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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Support for viewing and managing application users in legacy web client is deprecated

 

MC301007 | November 30 – Beginning February 2022, the list of “Application Users” will no longer be available under Advanced Settings in the Dynamics 365 legacy web client. This change will occur as part of a service update during your regional maintenance window. How do I prepare for this change? We recommend you become familiar with viewing and managing Application Users within the Power Platform admin center. Please see Manage application users in the Power Platform admin center for more information.

 

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

 

MC282781 | November 30 – Updated November 30, 2021: Real-Time Call Quality Analytics announced as public preview in September will be generally available in all Microsoft and Office 365 suites and will no longer require Advanced Communications license. Click here to learn more.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.This message is associated with Microsoft…

 

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(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists

 

MC257468 | November 30 – Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986

 

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