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 284th 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.

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Message center announcements

September 19, 2022 – September 25, 2022




Major updates




(Updated) Upcoming behavior change to the “DoNotRewrite” List

MC373889 | September 20 – Updated September 20, 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.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,…
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Additional updates




Dynamics 365 Unified Interface – Grid columns shrink when selecting a row

MC437563 | September 23 – On Monday, September 19, 2022, we received user reports that, following a recent service update, grids column width decreases when selecting a record. Our investigation identified that the impact for this issue began Monday, September 19, 2022, at 1:20 AM UTC, and determined that it was caused by an upgrade to a third-party component used by grids. This component has a different behavior for column sizing, causing your grid to not fill the available space on your page. Action Needed: No action…
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Updated and more comprehensive Microsoft Teams app usage report for administrators

MC437558 | September 23 – For Teams administrators, Microsoft product team is working on an updated version of Teams app usage report which has many enhancements (mentioned in detail below). This report will be available to our public\GCC cloud customers in late September and will eventually be made available to GCCH and DoD cloud customers.The new app usage report brings in new enhancements like support for usage of line of business (LoB) apps, Tenant level install trend, enhanced quality of metrics reported, tenant…
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Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet

MC437557 | September 23 – VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. As a reminder (MC322553 in Feb 2022, MC393185 in June 2022), 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. The change described in this post is…
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Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change

MC437554 | September 23 – As communicated in our earlier message center post (MC343434 March ’22), we made updates to Teams related usage report in the Microsoft 365 admin center (and corresponding graph APIs) to be more accurate and upgraded. Considering the underlying data source was revamped, it also introduced differences in the usage data reported by Microsoft 365 admin center vs usage data in Teams admin center.As promised earlier, to bring in consistency across different reporting surfaces, we are updating the…
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Stream migration tool public preview and general availability

MC437552 | September 23 – Customers who wish to migrate existing Stream (Classic) content to Stream (on SharePoint) can soon use the Stream migration tool in public preview. This tool will allow you to transfer audio and video files to Stream (on SharePoint) while also bringing over all critical metadata and permissions associated with your Stream (Classic) content. Additionally, the tool will ensure that links and embeds of Stream (Classic) content will be redirected to the same content on Stream (on SharePoint)….
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Unread Toggle in Activity Feed

MC437263 | September 22 – Unread toggle will help users quickly view all the unread activities in their activity feed. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88389
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(Updated) Meeting effectiveness surveys and plans coming in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams

MC430100 | September 22 – Updated September 22, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.Surveys and shared plans to help promote effective meeting habits are being introduced for users with Viva Insights subscription.Meeting effectiveness surveys enable meeting organizers to view aggregated feedback from attendees on the meetings they organized. Organizers can also gain insights into successes and opportunity areas to promote a healthy meeting culture. And…
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(Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes

MC295027 | September 22 – Updated September 22, 2022: We have updated the content below to reflect support for images will be coming in the future and we will communicate via Message center when available. Thank you for your patience.We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) in the Planner task notes field. Support for images is coming in the future. NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.This message is…
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Collaborate in Teams meetings with Excel Live

MC436423 | September 21 – With “Excel Live”, you can share and collaborate with Excel workbook in a meeting. This is handy when you want to get work done with your colleagues in a meeting, it seamlessly turns the meeting window canvas to an Excel workbook collaboration without having to move between windows and screens. For e.g.: Budget sheet which needs input from all participants to collaborate, contribute, review and finalize. While you are in a meeting, open Share tray and scroll down to Excel Live section Select…
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Microsoft Viva: New Admin tab interface in Viva Learning

MC436422 | September 21 – Viva Learning is an enterprise learning and training experience that acts as a one-step solution for all the learning needs of your organization. If your enterprise is already using Viva Learning, admins will notice a change in the appearance of the Admin tab in Viva Learning.This new capability allows the Admin tab to act as a toolbox for admins to manage the learning requirements for their organization. The new Admin tab, which will have a Feature set capability, will be released on September…
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Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning cards are available for the Viva Connections Dashboard

MC436419 | September 21 – Viva Learning is an enterprise learning and training experience that acts as a one-step solution for all the learning needs of your organization. Viva Connections gives everyone a personalized destination to discover relevant news, conversations, and the tools they need to complete daily tasks. Both Viva experiences can be accessed on mobile and desktop devices in Microsoft Teams and are a part of the Microsoft Viva suite .By mid-September, you’ll be able to integrate Viva Learning and Viva…
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(Updated) New ‘Activity’ Column in OneDrive ‘My Files’ list view

MC408694 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are introducing a new Activity column in OneDrive My Files list view. The goal of this feature is to help users stay up-to-date on the files that they are working on with others by surfacing relevant activity information. We will show file activity related to actions, such as, user comments, edits, share, and @mentions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88913
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(Updated) Shared focus plan in Viva Insights

MC313659 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Viva insights is releasing new capabilities to help teams protect time for focused work. The shared focus plan will enable managers and team leads with a Microsoft Viva Insights license to foster mutual productivity norms and drive a positive team culture by inviting teams to coordinate focus time for uninterrupted work. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88839.
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(Updated) Grid view for Planner “Assigned to me” and plan drill-down views in Planner Web

MC428511 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.In addition to the existing board, chart, and schedule views, customers can now view their tasks in a grid/list format. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98104
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(Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview

MC360766 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Recurring Time Booking for Breaks, Learning, and Message Catch Up in Viva Insights

MC417898 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels general availability

MC390413 | September 21 – Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or…
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Meeting Category Trends and Details in the Viva Insights App in Teams and Meeting Category Insights Card in Digest Email

MC434658 | September 19 – Categories in Outlook and Teams allow users to easily tag, label, and group calendar events. In the Viva Insights app in Teams, using meeting category insights in the Effective meetings tab, users can see a percentage breakdown of how they are distributing their time across their categories.An upcoming update to this feature will allow users to: See how their meeting time distribution has changed over the last 3 months, the last 4 weeks, and the next 4 weeks under meeting trends View the list…
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(Updated) Site Limits for SharePoint Lists, Libraries, and Subsites

MC405984 | September 19 – Updated September 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.SharePoint recommends a maximum of 2,000 lists and libraries per site, and 2,000 subsites per site. These have been long standing limits for SharePoint but have not been formally enforced.There have been cases where some sites exceeded these limits, resulting in poor site performance and low-quality viewing experience. One of the most impacted areas is the API performance that degrades…
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Announcing Azure AD dynamic membership type group in Dataverse group teams

MC428521 | September 19 – Dataverse group teams has been enhanced to support the Azure AD Dynamic membership group. This new functionality allows you to leverage your Dynamic membership groups to manage the Dataverse group teams’ members using Azure AD group membership rule. How does this affect me? The rollout starts today, September 9, 2022, and will be available globally by October 7, 2022. When this capability is active in your region, you can start creating Dataverse group teams with your Azure AD Dynamic…
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(Updated) OneDrive sync app will automatically configure accounts

MC362284 | September 19 – Updated September 19, 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…
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