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 280th 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

August 22, 2022 – August 28, 2022




Major updates




(Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings

MC320163 | August 26 – Updated August 26, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. 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…
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(Updated) Classic Global term store retirement – update

MC412836 | August 24 – Updated August 23, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.In mid-November 2021 (MC289683), we announced the rollout of the modern experience of the global term store for Syntex & SharePoint admin center. Aligning with our modernization efforts, we will start retiring the classic experience of the term store and recommend all our users to use the modern term store
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Additional updates




Microsoft Teams: Leave a Meeting From All of Your Devices

MC420060 | August 26 – We will be rolling out a new feature in Microsoft Teams that will allow multi-device users to leave all of their devices at once when leaving a meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97397
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Custom Download Location for Files in Teams

MC420059 | August 26 – Currently all file downloads from Microsoft Teams go to the Downloads folder. We are releasing a new feature that enables users to be able to choose their preferred download location for downloading files from Teams or specify a download location for each download.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94719
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Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.14 update

MC420056 | August 26 – Teams Rooms on Windows application version 4.14 includes key new features and improvements to existing functionality as follows: Front row experience update Pin and hide the room video Turn off split gallery with XML setting 18 videos support for dual display Teams rooms This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 95258
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Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention: Support for complex conditions (preview)

MC420054 | August 26 – Coming soon to public preview for Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP), we’re introducing support for complex conditions as part of a new DLP rule authoring experience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93274
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Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Maintain protection when creating PDF files from Office apps (GA)

MC420052 | August 26 – Currently available in public preview (MC387639), we’re introducing the ability to maintain label and protection for PDF files created from Microsoft Office apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88516
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Live Translated Captions in Meetings and Calls

MC420049 | August 26 – Users will now be able to choose the Live Captions in the language they prefer, with the help of Microsoft Cognitive Service Speech Translation Capabilities. This will help users fully participate in meetings where the spoken language may not be their most comfortable language to use. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94843.
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Automatically end stale Teams meetings

MC399073 | August 26 – Updated August 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams is enabled with a new feature that will allow meetings to automatically end if they’re identified as stale. If a user is the sole participant in a meeting 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting end time has passed, then a dialog will appear in the call prompting them to end the call or dismiss the notification. If no action is taken on the dialog within 3 minutes, the meeting will…
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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Recommendations to Send Praise in Viva Insights

MC408437 | August 26 – Updated August 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Praise in Microsoft Teams is designed to appreciate the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. For both, admins can use the Microsoft Teams admin center to enable/disable Praise. Praise…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups

MC408435 | August 25 – Updated August 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific…
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Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Introducing Adoption Score

MC419812 | August 25 – Today, we are pleased to introduce Adoption Score, a set of metrics and tools for Microsoft 365 admins to improve the everyday experiences of their workforce and to help organizations get the most out of their investment in Microsoft 365.
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Upcoming changes as we prepare for transition from Stream (classic) to Stream (on SharePoint)

MC419387 | August 24 – We want to make you aware of upcoming changes as we prepare for the transition from Stream (classic) to Stream (on SharePoint).1. Provisioning of Stream classic by default to stop for new customersFor new customers with requisite Stream license, if a user accessed Stream (classic) for the first time via URL or tile in Microsoft 365 app launcher, it provisioned classic Stream for them.Coming soon, this is going to stop. Stream (classic) will no longer be provisioned by default for such…
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Retirement of Trello & Yelp add-ins for Outlook

MC419386 | August 24 – The following Outlook add-ins are being retired:Trello – allows the user to create, edit, and comment on Trello boards without leaving the inbox.Yelp – allows the user to find and share great business around quickly through mail.Note: If your users do not utilize either of these add-ins, you can safely disregard this message.
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Turned-Off Basic Authentication – All Protocols

MC419137 | August 24 – We are 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. You can always read the latest information about our plans to turn off Basic Authentication here . Today we turned off Basic Authentication for POP3, IMAP4, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services, Offline Address Book, MAPI,…
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(Updated) Stream on SharePoint: Inline playback of videos in Hero web part

MC394844 | August 24 – Updated August 23, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.When users click to play a video in the Hero web part section of a SharePoint site, the video will play inline. This feature allows users to watch a video without being taken off the SharePoint page and allows users to browse or scroll through the other contents of the page while the video plays. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93351
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(Updated) Enable Q&A in Teams Meetings via Meeting Options

MC399074 | August 23 – Updated August 23, 2022: We have updated this message to ensure visibility. The content below has not changed.Teams meetings organizers can soon set up Q&A in their meetings via Meeting Options. Q&A is perfect for large or structured meetings – such as trainings, town hall, all hands and more.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97020
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Microsoft Viva: Recurring Time Booking for Breaks, Learning, and Message Catch Up in Viva Insights

MC417898 | August 22 – Microsoft Viva Insights is introducing new recurring time booking options to make it easier to take regular breaks during the workday, protect time to meet weekly learning objectives, and have daily time to catch up on emails and chats. These booking options will be accessible to the user through the Briefing email sent at the end of the week as well as through the Viva Insights app in Teams.The feature is only available to those with a Microsoft Viva Insights subscription. This message is…
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(Updated) OneDrive iOS: New information architecture

MC357317 | August 22 – Updated August 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This feature has started rolling out and we ask you to pardon that we did not provide adequate advance notice as is our customer commitment to you. This release adds a new bottom sheet menu to OneDrive for iOS to make options like share, annotations, delete, and bookmark easier to find.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85571
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