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 255th 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,
February 7-13, 2022

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Major updates

 

Message Center Email Notification Changes

 

Act by: April 1

 

MC329435 | February 11 – Beginning in early April 2022, admins within your tenant will no longer receive the Message center weekly digest and major update email notifications by default. Any existing admins who have customized their Message center email preferences will continue to receive these emails, based on their customized preferences, and this update will have no impact. This change will also not affect the opt-in state for email notification of Data Privacy related messages.New admins, specifically those with…

 

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(Updated) Certificate based Authentication for Security and Compliance Center PowerShell

 

Act by: February 20

 

MC316448 | February 11 – Updated February 11, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.With this update, which will improve the security of your tenant, Security & Compliance PowerShell will enable configuration of certificate-based authentication to allow unattended App-only access.

 

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

 

MC295021 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 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 toMicrosoft 365 Lists.Microsoft 365 Lists content is personalized to the individual userNote: The new Microsoft 365 Lists entry point cannot be disabled or customized.

 

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Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet

 

MC322553 | February 8 – VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. To help improve security, we are changing the behavior of Office applications to now block macros in files from the internet. Learn more in this blog post. This change only affects Office on devices running Windows and only affects the following applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word.

 

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Additional updates

 

Manage apps using the new Apps site (SharePoint Online)

 

MC329484 | February 11 – The new Apps site (previously known as the App Catalog) will help you as a SharePoint or global admin to quickly get started distributing custom apps or acquiring independent software vendor (ISV) apps in your tenant to extend functionalities of SharePoint, Teams, and Viva Connections. You can use the new Apps site to store and distribute solutions in a streamlined and modernized experience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88844.

 

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(Updated) Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029)

 

MC302456 | February 11 – Updated February 11, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional resources..Note: This is a re-post of MC300029 as it expired prematurely on the incorrect date and may not be visible to admins anymore.We will be updating guest user functionality within the Microsoft Teams app. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88430.

 

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Announcing public preview of Tenant-level analytics for Power Automate (cloud flows)

 

MC326911 | February 10 – Power Platform admins require intelligent tooling to monitor the distribution of cloud flow events by environment and keep track of key consumption metrics. With this public preview, admins can use out-of-box solutions to monitor usage, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) operations, and track inventory of cloud flows used to automate procedures across the organization. These out-of-box reports greatly improve the Microsoft Power Platform service admin’s ability to keep track of key metrics…

 

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Updated feedback experience in Message center posts

 

MC324461 | February 10 – We are updating the feedback experience in Message center posts so that admins can easily give more granular feedback on the posts.

 

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Yammer Administrator Role in Azure Active Directory

 

MC324459 | February 10 – A new role is being added to Azure Active Directory titled, “Yammer Administrator”. Users who are assigned the Yammer Administrator role will be allowed to manage all aspects of the Yammer service. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82187

 

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(Updated) Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC324150 | February 9 – Updated February 09, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. 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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Admin notifications for Custom app submissions

 

MC324204 | February 9 – We ask that you pardon our delay of this earlier planned feature release. As previously messaged (MC260561 – June 2021), this feature update makes it so that when a developer submits a custom app through the Teams App Submission API for IT admin approval, you will receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel. You’ll then be able to review and take the necessary steps to publish the app.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:82512.

 

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New Share to Stage APIs in Teams SDK

 

MC324203 | February 9 – Shared meeting stage allows meeting participants to interact with and collaborate on app content in real time. Until now, it was possible to share an entire app to the meeting stage using the Share to Stage button in Teams client.With this update, we are releasing new APIs in the Teams Client SDK that will provide developers with the ability to share specific parts of their app to the meeting stage from the app side panel experience.Note: If you aren’t using the Teams Client SDK, you can safely…

 

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(Updated) Expanded reactions in Microsoft Teams

 

MC296204 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timelines below. Thank you for your patience.This update will expand available reactions by allowing users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat messages. Users will be able to pick from >800 Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want.This will be available for Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac), Teams mobile (Android and iOS), and Teams on the web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88080.

 

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(Updated) New Content Scenarios for My Feed Web Part on SharePoint

 

MC311846 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We will be adding new content scenarios to the My Feed Web Part on SharePoint. The update will come with the following features. Suggested Task These are tasks or actions you have requested by or of you. They also may be tasks or actions you promise to do. These tasks are pulled from your email conversations. People Highlights These comprise of Birthdays, Work Anniversaries and Change of roles for…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates

 

MC267581 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 2022: 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) Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages

 

MC308286 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 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) Updated companion mode for iOS users

 

MC314286 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their iPhone can use a single tap to join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Room. Audio on their device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo doesn’t happen. Furthermore, the landing experience on the iPhone will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hand or react, chat, and see all…

 

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(Updated) Connected Templates

 

MC312070 | February 8 – Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are announcing the upcoming release of Connected Templates with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The connected templates will offer a new way of combining Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint templates. Prior to this integration, clients needed to deploy Microsoft Teams or SharePoint-specific templates.Microsoft Team Templates allow administrators to easily deploy consistent teams across…

 

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