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 266th 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 9-15, 2022

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

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

 

MC285905 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We are removing this message as it is a duplicate of MC335634. Please refer to MC335634 moving forward. 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) Outlook personal bookings page

 

MC375740 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the post for clarity. Thank you for your patience.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…

 

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

 

MC284259 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: 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 experience we are delivering a new Teams app specifically for polling capabilities. This new app will be discoverable in Teams…

 

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Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 1 month on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server)

 

Act by: June 15

 

MC378271 | May 10 – As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and ultimately disabled via Windows Update, to help…

 

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(Updated) Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update

 

Act by: October 1

 

MC375736 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated this post to show as intended. Thank you for your patience. 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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Additional updates

 

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

 

MC317765 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Prepare your users for IE 11 retirement with “Reload in IE mode” instructions

 

Act by: June 15

 

MC337246 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.With the upcoming Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retirement (June 15th), for certain versions of Windows 10, we recommend that you move users to Microsoft Edge and explain how to access legacy websites by reloading those sites in Internet Explorer (IE) mode.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88905.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Access your Teams standard and private channel files

 

MC336858 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.With this new feature, users that navigate to a site in SharePoint or OneDrive will be able to access the files stored in the Teams standard and private channels associated with that site. Users will see an “In channels” section when you navigate to the default document library of a Teams-connected site. This functionality will be available in OneDrive & SharePoint web, including experiences like…

 

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(Updated) Create Videos on Office Mobile

 

MC305100 | May 13 – Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Office Mobile is a content hub which houses a bunch of content types – from your favorite Word, Excel, PowerPoint to Lens, Forms, PDFs, and now very recently, Videos. In CY21Q3, we announced an update which saw Stream video player integrated inside Office Mobile. This allowed users to access and play videos on their professional network with ease, be it Teams Meetings Recordings, demos or tutorials…

 

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Microsoft Lists: Calendar view item drag and drop

 

MC379025 | May 12 – The new feature, Microsoft Lists: Calendar view item drag, and drop will help reorganize Lists items in a calendar view. Users will be able to reschedule items by dragging and dropping them from one day to another in a Calendar view, or by pulling an item from the ‘Unscheduled’ pane that appears on the right, within Calendar view. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:93285

 

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Suggested Replies in Teams Desktop

 

MC379024 | May 12 – Suggested Replies present users with an option of three responses to choose from for selected messages and is now available to your users in Teams Desktop.We apologize for not informing you about this change prior to it being released. We continue to work to ensure we are being proactive in our communications. Thank you for your patience.

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC378424 | May 10 – 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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Automatic groupings available in Teams for channel posts

 

MC378419 | May 10 – A new Automatic Grouping will be available in Teams as a suggestion to use in channel posts. Users will be able to use “@Team Owners” in a channel posting and all Team Owners will be notified. This functionality will be available in both Web and Mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 94118

 

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(Updated) Teams Desktop Client Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join

 

MC335634 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This feature update to Cross Cloud Anonymous (CCA) Meeting Join in Microsoft Teams will allow users to join meetings as unauthenticated (anonymous) users.This release expands the current unauthenticated (anonymous) meeting experience available for different tenants within a single cloud to all remaining Microsoft clouds (Worldwide, GCC, GCC High and DOD).Note: This new functionality will only affect…

 

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(Updated) Forms: Brand new first-run experiences for Forms new users

 

MC376250 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.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…

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages

 

MC308286 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the post to provide additional details. 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.If you prefer to write…

 

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(Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview

 

MC360766 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Loop components are live, interactive, collaborative objects that you can embed in team chats and now also on emails. When you send a Loop component, everyone in the email can edit it inline—and see changes instantly. That means you can collaborate right inside an email message. To give it a try, compose a new email or reply to an existing one and insert a Loop component via the toolbar or copy and…

 

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(Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint

 

MC299210 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Office.com. Thank you for your patience.Note: we are postponing this feature for SharePoint and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues

 

MC335614 | May 10 – Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are adding the ability to subscribe to separate email notifications for the different types of service issues that show up on the Service Health dashboard. Currently admins can enroll in email notifications for incidents and advisories, we are adding additional granularity for admins to subscribe to Microsoft service issues and issues occurring within your organization that require admin action….

 

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Microsoft Teams: Frictionless app re-install for users

 

MC377799 | May 9 – This update will enable users to more easily find the apps that they use regularly via app flyouts, and they’ll be able to just @mention their favorite bot to start using it seamlessly in a new chat/team. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 87551

 

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Message center posts will include monthly active users specific to the Power BI, Automate, and PowerApps service updates

 

MC377798 | May 9 – Message center posts will include monthly active users (based off the past 30 days) related to change announcements for Power BI, Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365 and Power Apps in Microsoft 365. This experience was enabled for other Microsoft 365 services in January (MC315739). We are now expanding to additional services.This will help change coordinators and IT admins make a decision on which change they should address first vs deprioritize, based on the potential number of end users…

 

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Exchange Contacts Available in Calling Pickers in Teams

 

MC377797 | May 9 – Exchange contacts with associated phone numbers will be available as part of the drop down selection in all Calling people pickers, such as the Dialer or call transfer, for customers that have PSTN enabled.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93050

 

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