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 261th 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,
March 21-27, 2022


Major updates


MX Record TTL Support Policy


Act by: May 2


MC346908 | March 25 – We’re announcing a support policy update to the Time To Live (TTL) value for MX records pointing to Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection.Starting May 2nd, the maximum supported TTL value for MX records will be 6 hours (21,600 seconds) or less for MX records corresponding to domains using Office 365 for email hosting. Exchange Online recommends setting the TTL values to 1 hour (3,600 seconds) but will support values up to 6 hours (21,600 seconds). This will help your organization fully…


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(Updated) Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds)


MC285905 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: To ensure an optimal experience we have decided to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. The rollout timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.Today, if you want to join a meeting hosted in a different cloud to one of your tenant, you are directed to use the Teams web experience. We are improving the experience to allow users to join meetings across clouds from their desktop app anonymously.


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(Updated) Microsoft Teams now follow Microsoft Office 365 preview users (Mac)


MC343440 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.As previously messaged (MC264092), we rolled out a new Teams policy that allows users to automatically be in the Public Preview channel of Teams if they are in Current Channel (Preview) for the Office 365 Client on Windows.We are now expanding the policy roll out to Mac users who are also in Office Current Channel (Preview).IT admins can modify this policy for end users so that if Office is getting…


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Retirement announcement for AIP Audit Logs pipeline forwarding audit logs to Azure Log Analytics workspaces


MC344413 | March 23 – Upcoming, we will no longer be onboarding new Log Analytics workspaces to store Azure Information Protection (AIP) audit logs.Note: Customers who have previously configured Log Analytics to store AIP audit logs will continue to receive forwarded audit logs into their workspaces until the data pipeline is fully retired.


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(Updated) LinkedIn Integration coming to Teams


MC335277 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.For those tenants that have LinkedIn integration available to their members, we are expanding its availability to Teams as a panel in one on one conversations. This is the first part of a series of updates which will also bring LinkedIn to the contact card in the coming months. Initially this is limited to contacts within the tenant, but as the contact card updates are released, then this will be…


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(Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists


MC248201 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 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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Basic Authentication – Exchange ActiveSync


MC345504 | March 21 – We’re 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.7 days from today we’re going to turn off Basic Authentication for Exchange ActiveSync protocol in your tenant. Based on our telemetry, no-one is currently using Basic Authentication with that protocol in your tenant and so we…


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Additional updates


Adding a restore option to the Manage Tags Tab


MC346913 | March 25 – In the near future, we will be adding a restore option on the Manage Tags tab (Manage Team > Manage Tags). This update will make it so that when tags are deleted, they will be kept in a deleted section in the Tags tab and can be restored for up to 30 days from the date of deletion.Note: This is similar to the lifecycle management for Teams Channels.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318.


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Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams


MC346909 | March 25 – Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well. Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190.We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout late April.


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(Updated) Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving


MC295024 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving out of the tab header bar and into the tab dropdown to help declutter the user experience. This impacts all first-party and third-party application tabs in chats, channels and meetings, such as Assignments, Grades, Planner or the Website tab. These tab actions will be found by clicking on the tab name to show a dropdown menu. These actions include: Reload tab Go…


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(Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring


MC299404 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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Introducing Power Platform admin center Home page


MC342090 | March 25 – We are introducing a new landing page to the Power Platform admin center. Rather than the default environments tab, which displays the list of owned environments, admins will be greeted with the newly introduced Home page. This new landing page experience for Power Platform admin center is aligned with admin experiences across other Microsoft services. We will begin rolling out this new experience on a regional basis beginning on March 17, 2022, and we expect it to be available for all…


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


MC326911 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the timeline below to include details for General Availability. Thank you for your patience.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…


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(Updated) OneDrive: Easily navigate to all your Teams files


MC336857 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.In OneDrive, we are adding a “Your Teams” section to the “More Places” page to allow you to easily find and work with all your files in Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88912.


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(Updated) Update: Suggested Replies – Outlook for Office


MC301300 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher and All Apps experiences


MC346294 | March 24 – To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning in April 2022, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (, and app search experiences will be updated to only list relevant Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps. Microsoft 365 applications listed in these experiences will not be affected. Following this update, Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps need to meet one of the…


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Create DocuSign requests using the compose extension


MC346255 | March 24 – DocuSign users will now be able to create a request within a Chat or a Channel using the compose extension.An adaptive card will display the request details once the request has been created and will be updated with the progress of the request at it is signed by the recipients. Notifications will be displayed to recipients & creators when a DocuSign request is created, signed/declined, cancelled, deleted or completed enabling users to know what’s happening with a request when it happens.


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Immersive Reader for Outlook Desktop


MC346254 | March 24 – Immersive Reader in Outlook Desktop includes all capabilities available in Immersive Reader Microsoft Word. It allows you to adjust the text of an email to read in the way that works best for you. Use Read Aloud to hear emails read to you as each word is highlighted, or modify spacing, color and more for a comfortable and easy to process email experience.


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Increased Scale and Throughput for Graph Connectors


MC346253 | March 24 – Microsoft Graph connectors enable your organization to index third-party content in Microsoft Search. The existing connection limit is 700,000. Microsoft is releasing an update to improve scale and throughput for Graph Connectors. The update will allow you to index up to 5M items in a single connection. This platform upgrade will also enable you to index content at a higher throughput of twenty-five documents per second.


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Power Platform admin center – Enhanced user information management experience


MC346241 | March 23 – The Power Platform admin center (PPAC) will receive an updated user information management experience and additional capabilities for admins. When will this happen? We will begin rolling out this new experience on March 22, 2022 and expect it to be completed by March 31, 2022. How does this affect me? We have added filters to the users list page that gives you capabilities to view all users, disabled users, disabled users who are consuming licenses and more. This updated experience aligns with…


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MailTips will recommend addressing accessibility issues before sending email messages


MC345824 | March 22 – The accessibility MailTip will soon appear when users compose an email with a potential accessibility issues. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93191


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(Updated) Pin a chat message


MC317764 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.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. We originally announced this feature in MC272167 (July ’21) and apologize for not communicating sooner about the change in schedule.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 82584.


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(Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access


MC294739 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 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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Introducing Real-time Call Analytics (RTA) for “Meet Now” (Ad Hoc meeting)


MC345524 | March 21 – When we shipped in September 2021, Real-time Call Analytics (RTA) was only available for “scheduled” meetings. We are happy to announce that the RTA Dashboard will also show “Meet Now” data. “Meet Now” is a Microsoft Teams feature which allow a user to start an impromptu meeting in fast and easy manner. In addition, Teams’ user can just click on the “Meet Now” button (which generates the meeting URL) to invite people who don’t have the Microsoft Teams app.


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