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 265th 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,
May 2-8, 2022

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update

 

Act by: March 31

 

MC375736 | May 6 – In about 150 days from today, we’re going to start to turn off Basic Auth for specific protocols in Exchange Online for those customers still using it.

 

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(Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings

 

MC320163 | May 6 – Updated May 06, 2022: We have updated the rollout timelines below. 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. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318

 

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(Updated) Temporary Whiteboard collaboration for external and shared device accounts

 

MC337624 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: There’s a configuration issue with the instructions previously sent for this feature. The external and shared device accounts will work on ODB storage if you have external sharing allowed for SharePoint sites, but if you do not, then these accounts will not work. We are working on a resolution and expect it to be available at the end of May and be fully deployed by mid-June.Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business (ODB) is leveraging a new capability that allows…

 

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(Updated) Search history suggestions for Bing AAD users

 

MC335111 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are currently bringing search history suggestions to Bing for AAD users. Users who are signed in with their AAD account will be able to select suggestions from their search history in search box in Bing homepage, all vertical, and work vertical. This will help users to quickly access previous searches and save them time by only needing to enter a partial search term. We store up to 1000 suggestions…

 

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(Updated) Message Center Email Notification Changes

 

Act by: April 1

 

MC329435 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Beginning in mid-May (previously late April), 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…

 

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Outlook personal bookings page

 

MC375740 | May 4 – Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you maintain control of your calendar. You’ll be able to create custom meeting types to share with others so they can easily find a time to schedule a 1:1 meeting with you according to your availability and preferences. When someone schedules a meeting with you using your personal booking page, you will both receive an email confirmation. Attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you…

 

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Upcoming behavior change to the “DoNotRewrite” List

 

MC373889 | May 4 – With the deployment of the Tenant Allow/Block List, as being the single source of truth for Tenant Allows, other mechanisms for Tenant Allows are being removed. This will give SecOps teams one place to manage all Tenant Allows.Today, “DoNotRewrite” list is used to Skipwrapping URLs Detonation(SONAR) Verdicts. The intended purpose of “DoNotRewrite” is to give tenants the ability to skip the wrapping of URLs. With the deployment of the Tenant Allow Block List, it is expected that all tenant…

 

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Migrating the Safe Links Block List to Tenant Allow Block List

 

MC373880 | May 4 – Beginning in June organizations will no longer have the ability to add to the Safe Links Block List in the Global Setting menu. Following this, we will attempt to migrate the Safe Links Block List to the Tenant Allow Block List (TABL) on behalf of the organization. For any entries that we are unable to migrate, they will be marked as such in the Block List and organizations will have the ability to take action as needed.

 

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Additional updates

 

Some users can access an unsupported early test version of the new Outlook for Windows

 

MC376710 | May 8 – We are aware that some users can access an unsupported early test version of the new Outlook for Windows. This version is missing some of the features and enhancements that will be available later for our customers in the Beta Channel. We encourage our customers to wait for the beta version to be released.We recognize the need for tenants to control access to apps in their organizations, so we are releasing early the instructions to do so. We expect to provide more news in the coming weeks…

 

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(Updated) Pin shared libraries to Quick Access & Recent document libraries list in OneDrive for Business

 

MC343795 | May 6 – Updated May 06, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re adding the capability to pin shared libraries to the Quick Access section in OneDrive Web to easily find and access the places where you regularly work. We’re also surfacing a list of your recently used shared libraries in the “More Places” page within OneDrive to help you find the places that you’ve recently opened files from. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82165

 

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(Updated) Service health dashboard refresh and ability to show multiple services being impacted by a single issue

 

MC355213 | May 6 – Updated May 06, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.When there is a broadly impacting issue that affects multiple services across the Microsoft 365 services, Microsoft will create a single incident that will properly reflect the overall status of the different services if affects. In the message details of this incident, we will call out specific services impacted. With this change we will also be giving a refreshed user experience to the service health…

 

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Forms: Brand new first-run experiences for Forms new users

 

MC376250 | May 6 – For those newly coming to Forms, the brand-new product landing experience will help users understand through immersive first-touch experience about Forms capability, such as where they can use Forms and how. Users can navigate through the Forms templates categories and select pre-populated grab-and-go solutions to directly start a survey. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88947

 

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Net promoter score (NPS) survey insights – new visualizations available

 

MC376246 | May 6 – You can now access insights such as Net promoter score (NPS) volume which includes comments per month and Net promoter score (NPS) volume by channel derived from Microsoft Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys as answered by your users.In the admin center, go to Health > Product feedback > NPS survey insights. The Net promoter score (NPS) survey insights dashboard will continue with the following analytical tools and pivots for further analysis:Artificial Intelligence – powered categorization…

 

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Microsoft Teams: Custom Banner for Emergency Calling

 

MC376242 | May 6 – Admins can now inform their users about emergency calling through a customizable disclaimer banner that will appear in the Calls app. Users will be able to acknowledge the message by clicking on the banner. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:93054

 

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(Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point

 

MC335638 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are making it easier to share a Form with a collaborator or with respondents by clearly separating out the sharing process. This is a follow up to MC24233. Based on feedback, we made the decision to make additional changes before we proceeded with the full rollout. We are now ready to move forward and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your feedback and patience.This message is…

 

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(Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature

 

MC320691 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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(Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags

 

MC286337 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 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) Image Tags in SharePoint

 

MC272451 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 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) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions

 

MC333941 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This update will have Teams joining Microsoft 365 and Windows in updating all emojis and reactions to the new Microsoft Fluent emoji style, bringing users a more vibrant and expressive emoji experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88277

 

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(Updated) SharePoint: Create from the SharePoint app bar

 

MC350768 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Apologies for the delayed release of this new feature. Resources in the SharePoint app bar are expanding to include the ability to create sites, files, and lists as an action.

 

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

 

MC316434 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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) SharePoint: Updates to channel site layouts and parent site settings

 

MC355214 | May 5 – Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Two updates are coming for the SharePoint sites that get created for every team and private channel in Microsoft Teams. The first update is to simplify the layout for all private channel sites to make them more useful and easier to navigate between the parent site and the associated team. The second update is to adjust the way site theme and navigation is inherited when the Teams-connected sites are…

 

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View Together Mode for Everyone

 

MC373879 | May 4 – Microsoft Teams users in a meeting will soon have the option to turn on Together Mode for all participants in a meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83658

 

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(Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams

 

MC346909 | May 3 – Updated May 03, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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.

 

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(Updated) Planner tasks storage location update

 

MC289682 | May 3 – Updated May 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are pleased to roll this out after the delay (MC229058 – May ’21). Starting in mid-October 2021, a copy of some Planner tasks will be stored in a user’s Exchange mailbox. All Planner tasks will continue to be stored in the Planner Service.

 

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(Updated) Large Folder Delete on OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries on Web

 

MC341151 | May 3 – Updated May 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Currently large folders (>10k items) cannot be deleted from OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries on web. With this new feature we will allow users to delete them. The process of deleting a large folder will be the same as deleting any small folder on the web today.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88979.

 

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(Updated) 1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2

 

MC279469 | May 3 – Updated February 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Microsoft Teams will now release ability to record and transcribe 1:1 VOIP and PSTN calls and show the recording and transcription in Call history in the calls details panel. This is a critical feature specifically for our Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) customers. In absence of chat, PSTN callees do not have a way to view call recordings and transcriptions. This message is associated…

 

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New Admin PowerShell control for Loop components

 

MC371268 | May 2 – In response to customer feedback, we are introducing a new PowerShell control,IsLoopEnabled to control Loop components experiences in Microsoft 365. Now admins can control Loop components independently from other experiences. This allows admins to be able to disable Loop components while keeping the new Whiteboard in OneDrive enabled. Additionally, you no longer need to set IsFluidEnabled to True to enable other Fluid Framework powered experiences. We highly recommend admins to stop using…

 

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Site template history panel

 

MC371265 | May 2 – This new release of a new panel in Site settings will allow site owners to view the history of any site templates applied to the site and related site script actions.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93186

 

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