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 267th 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 16-22, 2022


Major updates


(Updated) Safe Links Global Settings Migrated to Custom Policies


MC342072 | May 20 – Updated May 20, 2022: Beginning in June we will begin enforcing the policy settings for “Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps”, “Track Clicks”, and “AllowClickThrough” as you have it configured in the custom policies under Safe Links. If you have already reviewed your custom policies and made configuration changes no action is required. As a reminder the default value for this policy is “On” and any users, domains, or groups specified under a policy will be covered. Part of this change will…


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Configure the existing Stream tile in Microsoft 365 app launcher to go to the new Stream app on


MC381948 | May 18 – Stream (Classic) is transitioning to Stream (on SharePoint). Until Stream (Classic) fully retires, you can decide which Stream experience is most appropriate for your users on Do this by configuring the target destination of the existing Stream tile in the Microsoft 365 app launcher from the SharePoint Admin Center. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88823


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


MC343440 | May 17 – Updated May 17, 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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Additional updates


Custom organization branding for quarantine notification (custom sender address and Custom subject)


MC382821 | May 20 – We will be adding capabilities to making it possible for Security Operations (SecOps) to customize end user quarantine notifications with their respective organization sender address and custom subject. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93301.


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Skype for Business Planned Maintenance


MC382487 | May 20 – We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business.


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(Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web


MC380944 | May 19 – Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the message with additional content for clarity.We’ve added the ability to rename shortcuts you’ve added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature within OneDrive web.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93279


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(Updated) Mirror my video


MC298410 | May 19 – Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Now you will no longer have to see the text flipped. Imagine a scenario in which a primary school teacher has a small whiteboard in hand and is trying to teach school kids basic alphabets. Or imagine you have a virtual background with text in it. While the user on the other end of the meeting can see the text correctly, you see the text flipped. By providing you the option to un-mirror, you will be…


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(Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions


MC333941 | May 19 – Updated May 19, 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) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings


MC352623 | May 19 – Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.Soft focus and Adjust brightness are video filters in Teams video meetings. Users will soon be able to access and apply both settings, before and during meetings. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65944 Note: Soft focus is not available for EDU tenants.


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Change to deletion of whiteboards behavior


MC381447 | May 18 – Today when a user account is deleted, whiteboards stored in Azure that they own are deleted and whiteboards that are shared with others are not deleted. We are changing this behavior for boards stored in Azure.Note: For boards stored in ODB, these will be handled like any other content in ODB. For more information, see Set the OneDrive retention for deleted users.


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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel


MC381429 | May 17 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel


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(Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business


MC282992 | May 17 – Updated May 17, 2022: As previously announced, Whiteboard is in the process of transitioning to OneDrive for Business (ODB) storage. Based on customer feedback, we’re now extending the opt-in period for ODB storage for Whiteboard. We will resume transitioning to ODB storage in late May and complete by mid June. You can verify if your organization has already been transitioned by going to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, searching for Whiteboard and checking. If you’re transitioned, the message…


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(Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store


MC350372 | May 17 – Updated May 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams is designed to be the digital workspace of the organization, to help users connect and collaborate within the experience. With the updated Teams App Store launch a few months ago, a new experience is available to discover and install apps inside Microsoft Teams. Now, users on Teams can browse and find apps in the Teams Store that are blocked within the tenant and request them from the…


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Release of the preview for the new Outlook for Windows


MC381366 | May 17 – We are excited to release the preview of the new Outlook for Windows for customers who are part of Office Insider in the Beta Channel.


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(Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change


MC343434 | May 17 – Updated May 17, 2022: Thank you for your patience during this data alignment effort. After our last update to Teams related usage reports in M365 admin center (and graph APIs), we are now ready with improved underlying data source for usage reports available in Teams admin center too.


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