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 253th 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,
January 24-30, 2022

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) New Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app bar

 

MC295021 | January 27 – Updated January 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Resources in the SharePoint app bar will be expanding to include an entry point to Microsoft 365 Lists. Microsoft 365 Lists content is personalized to the individual user note: The new Microsoft 365 Lists entry point cannot be disabled or customized.

 

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OAuth interface for Office 365 Reporting web service

 

MC318316 | January 26 – Currently, users accessing Reporting Web service use “Basic Authentication” and must provide their credentials. With this feature update, Microsoft will improve the security of your tenant by replacing “Basic Authentication” access in favor of the recommended OAuth user interface which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Forms new App “Polls” in Teams

 

MC284259 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Microsoft Forms has always focused on providing the best polling experience to our customers. However, according to customer feedback and telemetry, we have determined that many people don’t know the “Forms” App provides polling capability in Teams. To provide a better…

 

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Additional updates

 

Booking Graph APIs are now on v1 endpoint

 

MC319378 | January 29 – Microsoft Bookings Graph APIs are now available on the v1 endpoint. If you are using the beta APIs, we encourage you to update your applications to the v1 APIs as soon as possible. Unlike beta APIs, v1 APIs are considered production ready and receive support from Microsoft. To get started, please see: Microsoft Graph Bookings APIs now available on the v1 endpoints the Microsoft Bookings API in Microsoft Graph

 

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Available now: New Content Type Hub Sync Site Script Action

 

MC319375 | January 29 – This feature update introduces a new site script action that expands the features of custom site templates to allow you to add the ability to sync content types from a content type hub to a specific site.Note: To take advantage of this update, and to use the content type hub sync site script action, the respective SharePoint site must have the taxonomy feature activated.

 

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to URL Protection Report

 

MC318994 | January 27 – We are enhancing the URL protection report by including new click actions to the reporting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88880.

 

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Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz

 

MC318990 | January 27 – The number of responses allowed per Form/Quiz is being increased from 50,000 to 5 million. After a Form passes 50,000 responses, the form can continue to collect additional responses and the Form owner can export the results as a .csv file for further analysis This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87750.

 

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(Updated) Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web

 

MC316434 | January 27 – Updated January 27, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience. Instead of automatically copying the link with default permissions, we want to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a sharing link and pasting it into the app of their choice. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88866.

 

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(Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center

 

MC296437 | January 27 – Updated January 27, 2022: 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) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists

 

MC257468 | January 27 – Updated January 27, 2022: 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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(Updated) SharePoint: Updates to the site creation experience

 

MC292736 | January 27 – Updated January 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We will be updating the site creation experience to make it easier for site creators to select the right type of SharePoint site, understand roles, and site permissions. Updates to this experience will include refreshed graphics, expanded site descriptions, and additional context for different permission levels in the Site permissions panel. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

 

MC318672 | January 27 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel

 

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‘Test-Message’ cmdlet is being temporarily disabled

 

Act by: February 22

 

MC318446 | January 26 – We’ve determined that we need to make additional updates to the recently launched ‘Test-Message’ cmdlet and will disabling the feature whilst those updates are completed. We will deliver a new Message Center post when these updates are complete and the ‘Test-Message’ cmdlet will be re-enabled. Thank you for your patience while we make the required updates.

 

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Bookings – Notification for new feature released

 

MC318315 | January 26 – We are bringing a new release in “Teams Bookings” app which notifies the schedulers/users about the new features introduced in the app. A “New” pill and an “Info (icon)” tool tip have been added to help users discover our new features, SMS notifications and mobile browser join. For future new feature releases, end users will continue to see the “New” pill and “Info icon.”Note: In order to view the “New” pills and “Info icon” tool tip for the new feature released select “Teams Bookings” app. The…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Exchange Online – Configuration Change for online meetings by default

 

MC267584 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: We have updated this post to ensure visibility. No changes have been made to the content 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) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon

 

MC279627 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: We have updated the content to provide additional details on this rollout. Whiteboard is creating a unified experience across devices. Soon, you’ll have the same experience no matter which device you are using Whiteboard on, and all whiteboards will be created in OneDrive for Business. When are these changes happening?: The automatic store rollout will begin in mid-February, completing by mid-March. The switch to ODB as the default for new content will begin in…

 

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

 

MC256838 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. The preview can still be enabled following the link instructions in the link 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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(Updated) Mute Notifications During Meetings

 

MC312489 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: We have updated the post to reflect that this update only applies to the desktop client. It will be made available for web at a future date. The ability to mute notifications during meetings will be rolling out to Teams desktop users in the coming weeks. This expands on the ability of Teams users to customize their notifications. It enables the users to turn- off their notifications during meetings, and thereby helping them focus. A user can choose to mute notifications…

 

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(Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates

 

MC281936 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below and the Roadmap will be updated to reflect the change. Thank you for your patience. 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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(Updated) OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Copy Link”

 

MC298387 | January 25 – Updated January 25, 2022: We have updated rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. 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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Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Power Platform 2022 release wave 1 plans available now!

 

MC318178 | January 25 – Today, we published the 2022 release wave 1 plans for Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Microsoft Power Platform which is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between April 2022 through September 2022. The new features and enhancements provide you with significant capabilities to help transform your business using our applications. We’ve done this work to help you—our partners, customers, and users—drive the digital transformation of your business on your terms. Get…

 

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Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2022 release wave 1 early access

 

MC318182 | January 25 – We are excited to announce that early access updates for the 2022 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Microsoft Power Platform will be available starting on January 31, 2022.

 

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Live Captions in all available languages and CART Captions on Teams Meetings on Web

 

MC317766 | January 25 – Live Captions in all available languages will now be available on Teams Meetings on web browsers. CART Captioning support will also be available on web browsers. Chrome/Edge/Safari on Win/Mac/Linux platforms will be supported. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84906, 84001.

 

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Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive

 

MC317765 | January 25 – This feature allows you to have threaded conversations on a video or audio filed saved in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online through a cohesive and familiar commenting experienced like the one used in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88521.

 

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Pin a chat message

 

MC317764 | January 25 – This new feature will enable users to pin a specific message and provide chat members with quick access to critical content whenever it’s needed. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 82584.

 

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Information Barrier Open and Owner Moderated Modes in Teams

 

MC317660 | January 24 – This feature update will enable Information Barriers (IB) with Teams to support the following two modes – Open and Owner Moderated.

 

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