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 271th 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.

 

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Message center announcements,
June 13-19, 2022

NUNO ÁRIAS SILVA

Major updates

 

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

 

MC337624 | June 17 – Updated June 17, 2022: As previously stated, Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business (ODB) is leveraging a new capability that allows temporary access for external and shared device accounts. This feature is now fully rolled out as of June 14, 2022.Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business (ODB) is leveraging a new capability that allows temporary collaboration during a Teams meeting. This applies to device accounts from Surface Hub and Teams Meeting Room devices, as well as any users…

 

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(Updated) Search history suggestions for Bing AAD users

 

MC335111 | June 17 – Updated June 17, 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) OAuth interface for Office 365 Reporting web service

 

MC318316 | June 16 – Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Currently, users accessing Reporting Web service use “Basic Authentication” and must provide their credentials. With this feature update, Microsoft will improve the security of your tenant by replacing “Basic Authentication” access in favor of the recommended OAuth user interface which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.

 

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IE11 desktop application has retired and is out of support as of June 15, 2022 (non-LTSC, non-Server)

 

MC392478 | June 15 – As previously communicated, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application has retired and is out of support as of today, June 15, 2022. Following industry best practices, the IE desktop application will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the next few months and after will ultimately be permanently disabled via a future Windows Update to help ensure a smooth retirement. If you have not set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge, we recommend doing so as soon as possible to help avoid…

 

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(Updated) Migrating the Safe Links Block List to Tenant Allow Block List

 

MC373880 | June 14 – Updated June 14, 2022: At the beginning of June, we attempted to migrate all entries on the Safe Links Block List to the Tenant Allow/Block List. Entries that were successfully migrated do not require any additional action. Entries that were unable to be migrated will require manual intervention. In the coming weeks tenants will be able to review and take action on the entries that were unable to be migrated. Note: Any entry migrated from the Safe Links Block List to the Tenant Allow/Block List…

 

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(Updated) Pairing naming convention between Teams channels and corresponding SharePoint folders

 

MC306666 | June 14 – Updated June 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We apologize for not sending an earlier update regarding our delayed rollout. We delayed the feature release to ensure the best possible experience for our users, and it is now ready. As previously mentioned (MC280294 – August), this new release will update the channel rename experience in Teams to simultaneously rename the corresponding folder in SharePoint sites whenever a channel in Teams is…

 

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Additional updates

 

Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring – Column reflow and RSS connector web part

 

MC393823 | June 18 – These updates include changes to our reflow automation for two-column sections and the RSS Connector web part by giving more control to users around the number of publications shown at one time and the number of articles shown per publication.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 93243

 

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Modern Meetings and Calls on Teams Web Client

 

MC393821 | June 18 – The modern meeting/calling experience will be available for Teams on the Web in Chrome and Edge browsers – including improved pre-join, dynamic view, and updated control bar.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92928

 

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Add DKIM Domain in Sending Infrastructure for Tenant Allow Block Lists-Spoofing

 

MC393818 | June 18 – For Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Exchange Online Protection, we are adding support for providing “DKIM verified domain” as the “Sending Infrastructure” within Tenant allow-block lists-Spoofing, so that Security Administrators can better manage Anti-Spoofing activity and override it based on Spoof Intelligence. Currently, what is supported in this field is either the domain from DNS PTR record or /24 IP Subnet. Additionally, being able to specify a ‘DKIM verified domain’ will help serve…

 

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Changes to OneNote features: Evernote Importer and IE Web Clipper

 

MC393188 | June 16 – We are announcing two changes to Microsoft OneNote features: With the retirement of Internet Explorer browser effective 15 June 2022 (MC306663 Dec ’21), we will also be retiring the OneNote Web Clipper for Internet Explorer effective the same date. The OneNote Web Clipper works best with a modern browser like Microsoft Edge.Effective 1st September 2022, we will also be retiring the Evernote to OneNote Importer, and it will no longer be available for download at…

 

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

 

MC393185 | June 16 – VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. As a reminder (MC322553 Feb ’22), 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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(Updated) Azure Active Directory: Customize Organizations’ Sign-In and Sign-Up Pages in Company Branding

 

MC384784 | June 16 – Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Update the Azure AD and Microsoft 365 login experience with new Company Branding capabilities. You can apply your company’s brand guidance to authentication experiences with pre-defined templates. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93320

 

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(Updated) Preview – Enabling customization capabilities for SSPR, footer hyperlinks and favicon in Company Branding.

 

MC339117 | June 16 – Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re updating the Company Branding component of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page to enable customization capabilities for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR), footer hyperlinks and favicon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88928.

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Password protected download of quarantined messages

 

MC384330 | June 16 – Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.With this change we are giving the ability to password protects items they download from quarantine. We want users to be confident that the items they are downloading to their systems will not execute involuntarily without their consent, and this capability will allow them to safely transport the items to external analysis tools. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID93305

 

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E-signature Approvals Fully Embedded Within Team Approvals for a Streamlined Experience

 

MC392640 | June 15 – Users can now seamlessly create and review e-signature approval requests directly in Teams removing the need to access the e-sign provider website.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92941

 

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Disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users

 

MC392295 | June 14 – Financial institutions consider chat messages as a form of data exfiltration, so it’s imperative for IT admins to gain flexibility and control over chat access for anonymous or unauthenticated users. The latter may be expected to join Teams meetings, but they should be restricted from seeing and accessingany type of electronic communication on chat.This feature provides additional security by only disablingchat write access for non-federated users and unauthenticated users who join Teams…

 

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Media Logging Enabled by Default

 

MC392294 | June 14 – We ask that you pardon us for not having provided advance communication of this release. To log diagnostic data for Teams meetings, users must have the option in the Teams client turned on. Up until recently Teams media logging was turned off by default for all machines. With this update, Media logging is enabled by default on high-end machines. Media logs contain diagnostic data about audio, video, and screen sharing in Teams meetings. They are required for support cases that are linked to…

 

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E-signature Approvals on Mobile: View and Take Action

 

MC392293 | June 14 – E-signature approvals will be available in the Approvals app in Teams. Users will be able to see a list of their e-sign requests for their chosen provider. They will be able to see the details and review the request. Request creators will be able to edit or cancel a request.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92939

 

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E-signature Approval Requests Creation on Mobile

 

MC392292 | June 14 – Users will now be able to create e-signature approvals on mobile devices.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92940

 

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Reminder Installation of .Net 4.8 and WebView2 required for Teams Meeting Add-In in Outlook

 

MC392289 | June 14 – As a reminder, .Net 4.8 and WebView2 are required for the Teams Meeting Add-In in Outlook.

 

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(Updated) Viva Topics in Teams

 

MC391950 | June 14 – Updated June 14, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.Viva Topics in Teams allows users to mention topics in their chat conversations so that others in the conversation can easily learn more about a topic by hovering over the topic name and viewing the topic card. This feature requires users to have a Viva Topics license. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72189

 

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(Updated) Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Configure Display Colors for Sensitivity Labels (preview)

 

MC388232 | June 14 – Updated June 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re simplifying the policy management experience and enhancing the user experience for seeing and selecting sensitivity labels within Office apps by enabling display color configuration for labels. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 88517and 93217.

 

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(Updated) OneDrive sync app will automatically configure accounts

 

MC362284 | June 14 – Updated June 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This release will enable the OneDrive sync app to sign into an account even quicker. Users will experience an improved single sign-on experience by automatically being able to see their OneDrive files within their file browser upon sign in or OneDrive app update.On Windows, users who are signed into the device with an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account will see their OneDrive folder start syncing…

 

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

 

MC392208 | June 14 – 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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Microsoft 365 Assessment tool for SharePoint 2013 workflows available now!

 

MC391952 | June 13 – SharePoint 2013 Workflows platform was introduced 10 years ago. Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use within Microsoft 365 and extend to 3rd parties. Power Automate is the Microsoft solution for workflow orchestration. It connects to all Microsoft 365 services and over 220 other services to let an enterprise build custom workflows. There are also many 3rd party solutions…

 

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Bing Image Search for Microsoft Whiteboard

 

MC391951 | June 13 – The ability to search online images through Bing is coming soon to Whiteboard web, Teams and Windows App. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93341

 

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