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 254th 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 31-February 6, 2022

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

(Updated) Microsoft OneDrive & SharePoint Library dropdown menu

 

MC301473 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists

 

MC248201 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience. We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.

 

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

 

MC289968 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: 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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(Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings

 

MC320163 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.We’re updating the default tag management settings based on customer feedback. The new defaults eliminate the need for team members to ask owners to create or edit tags on their behalf. The Teams admin center default for who can manage tags will be updated from “Team owners” to “Team owners and members.” Tenant admins still can override the default and limit Tag Create/Edit to Team…

 

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(Updated) Automatically Detect Music

 

MC309911 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of our customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed.To avoid suppressing music and to allow users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, we have built an ML-based music detector which will inform the user whenever music…

 

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

 

Act by: March 25

 

MC274188 | January 31 – Updated January 31, 2022: We have updated this message with a change to the default expiration days setting, new rollout dates, and additional details for clarity. To ensure the best experience we have postponed the start of final stage of this change until late March. The final stage is the part of the feature that actually stamps the expiration date on the file and physically deletes the file based on that stamped expiration date.For any tenant that does not have a custom policy in place…

 

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Additional updates

 

Turned-Off Basic Authentication – SMTP AUTH

 

MC321272 | February 5 – We are 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. You can always read the latest information about our plans to turn off Basic Authentication here . Today we turned off Basic Authentication for the SMTP AUTH protocol in your tenant. Based on our telemetry, no-one is currently…

 

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Briefing Email Language Expansion (JP, ZN)

 

MC321243 | February 4 – 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, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. We are expanding to support Exchange Online mailboxes in Japanese and Simplified Chinese.This message is associated with Microsoft…

 

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Final Reminder: Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps

 

Act by: February 15

 

MC321238 | February 4 – As mentioned previously (MC280287 – August) and (MC301049 – December), we will soon be moving Microsoft To Do’s backend to a more efficient service. For the best experience across all of your devices, and to avoid any issues with cross device syncing, you will need to update to the latest version.Note: As To Do tasks are also linked with Outlook Android and iOS apps, please make sure that you update them as well.

 

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(Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint

 

MC272451 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column. End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the…

 

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(Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags

 

MC286337 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: 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 88708.

 

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

 

MC317766 | February 3 – Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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Teams app setup policy group assignment

 

MC320692 | February 3 – App setup policies allow apps to be pre-installed and pinned to the app bar by the admin. App setup policies can now specifically be assigned to groups. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88304.

 

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Forms distribution and email notification feature

 

MC320691 | February 3 – Microsoft Forms will soon enable a feature that will allow users to share a Form/survey directly with other users and distribution lists within the organization which will also include automated follow up emails and updates. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88886.

 

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People-centric search in Microsoft Search

 

MC320462 | February 2 – Originally announced in MC275345 (August ’21), This new feature, People-centric search will soon roll out to Microsoft Search. This change will allow people in your organization to find content through people and understand people through their content.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68783.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages

 

MC308286 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This update will add the Microsoft Editor service to SharePoint Pages and News and enabling their spellcheck and grammar capabilities. This will allow proofreading to take place in SharePoint without relying on the Editor browser extension. This feature changes the suggestion’s colors to monochrome when they’re shown on a themed background to increase visibility. This message is associated with…

 

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(Updated) Add taxonomy columns from modern library views

 

MC313294 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We apologize for not sending an earlier update regarding our delayed rollout. We delayed the feature release to ensure the best possible experience for our users, and it is now ready. As previously mentioned (MC238780 – February 2021), this new feature will enable the ability to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint libraries.This message is associated with Microsoft…

 

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(Updated) OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Copy Link”

 

MC298387 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 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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(Updated) OneDrive: Sync client support for ARM on Windows (Preview)

 

MC299919 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. A preview of OneDrive sync for ARM on Windows is coming to devices in the Current Channel (Preview).Following the preview release to Current Channel (Preview), it will release GA.If you are not interested in the preview of OneDrive sync for ARM on Windows, you can safely disregard this message.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82182.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive: Sync client support for Apple Silicon (Preview)

 

MC299920 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.A preview of OneDrive sync that runs natively on Apple silicon is coming to devices in the Current Channel (Preview).Following the preview release to Current Channel (Preview), it will release GA.If you are not interested in the preview of OneDrive sync that runs natively on Apple silicon, you can safely disregard this message. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82035.

 

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(Updated) Filters on Microsoft search

 

MC316145 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Out of Box filters “File Type” and “Last Modified” will be getting an UI upgrade. From the right side panel these filters move in line with Search Results on top of the results list. This helps users discover and use these out of box filters easily. Filters can also be defined on Custom verticals. Custom filters can be defined on datetime and string, refinable properties. This message is…

 

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(Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access

 

MC294739 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are bringing back the Coming Soon option to preview the new location for the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and other modules in Outlook for Windows. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68205.

 

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(Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls

 

MC298824 | February 1 – Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls will soon be available. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68774.

 

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Microsoft Teams: Chat density

 

MC320165 | February 1 – Customize the number of chat messages you see on the screen. Use the compact setting to fit 50 percent more messages on the screen. Comfortable setting keeps the chat display as it is in Teams today.This will be rolling out on Teams desktop. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88064.

 

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People centric search rollout update (SharePoint, Office.com)

 

MC320162 | February 1 – Since previously communicated (MC275345 – Sept 2021), we have updated the people-centric search rollout timeline below. After the gradual rollout began in December, we have worked to improve your experience around finding content through people and understanding people through their content by offering greater consistency and reliability in SharePoint and Office.com. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:68783.

 

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(Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon

 

MC279627 | January 31 – Updated January 30, 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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