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 285th 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
September 26, 2022 – October 2, 2022
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Microsoft Bookings Mobile Apps will not be available on Google Play store and Apple App Store from December 1, 2022
MC441066 | September 30 – Microsoft Bookings is part of Microsoft 365 suite of products. It is currently available on the Web, as a Teams App and also as Mobile Apps on Google Play store and Apple App store. We will be retiring the Mobile Apps for Android and IOS on December 1, 2022 and we will be investing our resources on improving the mobile web experience of Bookings. View more
Microsoft Bookings – Old Web Version Will Be Retired on November 14
MC441063 | September 30 – Microsoft Bookings is part of the Microsoft 365 Suite of products and is available through most commercial SKUs. It is available on the Web. The new version of Bookings was launched last year and is the default experience for all new users. This version introduces many new features. Currently, users have the option to switch back to the old version. View more
MC441064 | September 30 – A common request from Exchange Online admins is for the ability to customize the message expiration timeout interval for messages sent by users in their organization. When a message in Exchange Online can’t be delivered or sent due to a temporary error, the message is queued for subsequent retries until either the message is delivered or sent, or until the message expires after the message expiration timeout interval has passed. In Exchange Online the service-wide default setting is 24 hours…. View more
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups
MC408435 | September 30 – Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. 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… View more
(Updated) Outlook on the Web: User Experience Update for RSVP
MC399868 | September 30 – Updated September 1, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to not move forward with this feature at this time. Thank you for your patience.We are releasing an update to the current RSVP user experience in Outlook on the web.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93326 View more
(Updated) Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings
MC394785 | September 30 – Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88253 View more
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS
MC415185 | September 30 – Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.You can now configure the availability of meeting transcription on Teams Mobile for users in your tenant, who can start transcription during the meeting and view meeting transcripts after the meeting on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97693 View more
(Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat
MC427758 | September 30 – Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.As remote teams become more common and spread across multiple time zones, Teams is introducing the schedule send feature that allows users to schedule chat messages to be delivered in the future. With this feature, we can help build better work-life balance and support flexible schedules by scheduling chat messages so that they only deliver during our peer’s work hours. Users can schedule… View more
(Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS
MC408689 | September 29 – Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI app has now enabled users the access to meeting video recordings and attendance reports directly inside their LMS. The feature will be available to use in all of the LMS’ that are incorporating the Teams Meeting LTI app. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96402 View more
(Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams
MC346909 | September 29 – Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well. Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190. View more
(Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams
MC402940 | September 29 – Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Language interpretation will allow professional language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive and efficient meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other without waiting for an interpreter to repeat… View more
Outlook: Policy to Enable/Disable the new Outlook for Windows for an entire organization
MC440661 | September 29 – The new Outlook for Windows desktop client is available to customers in the Office Insiders Beta Channel. We will continue to roll out the option to try this preview client to Office Insiders in Current Channel (Preview) starting in early October to provide the best emailing experience for your employees. If you do not want your employees previewing this new client yet, we are also releasing a policy to disable access to the client for any of your organizations. View more
Consolidating OneNote apps on Windows
MC440118 | September 28 – We are consolidating OneNote and OneNote for Windows 10. OneNote for Windows 10 listing in the Microsoft Store is being removed and replaced by the OneNote app on Windows listing going forward. For all future Microsoft Store downloads, OneNote will be installed instead of OneNote for Windows 10. View more
Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs
MC440117 | September 28 – We will be releasing a new feature in Microsoft Teams that will now enable users to pop out the scheduling form as a separate window.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99197 View more
(Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams
MC428506 | September 28 – Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This update will allow users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat or channels messages. Users can choose from over 800 existing Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want. Browse all the reaction options or use the search bar to the find the reaction you want.This feature update will also be delivered with a new reactions user experience to support the expanded reactions options…. View more
(Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update
MC439275 | September 28 – Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Users will now get a more comprehensive view into whether calls were transferred or forwarded in Microsoft Teams’ call history.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98455 View more
(Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook
MC389620 | September 28 – Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Outlook will provide consistent access control on protected emails (Protected by MIP Sensitivity labels, or RMS protected emails) for Microsoft 365 delegates and shared mailbox members. For delegates or shared mailbox members, when they have full access of the owner’s mailbox but are not allowed to read encrypted email, Outlook will have a new cmdlet setting to block the owner’s protected email… View more
(Updated) OneDrive: Sharing Experience – Share Menu Dropdown
MC403644 | September 28 – Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re updating the Share button in Microsoft OneDrive to provide easy access to additional sharing options. When you select Share in OneDrive for Business on Web, you’ll see a contextual menu with all choices available to you for sharing files or folders with your teammates.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83727 View more
Header and footer content mark changes for Microsoft Purview Information Protection in Word
MC439634 | September 28 – We’re improving behavior of Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MIP)content markings for headers and footers in Word to be more closely aligned with the behavior implemented by the Azure Information Protection (AIP) plugin for Office apps. This includes inserting header and footer content with the “in front of text” configuration so content markings won’t rearrange existing document content. View more
FindTime add-in is moving to a native feature called Scheduling Poll
MC439633 | September 27 – The FindTime add-in will now be a native feature called scheduling poll. People can use scheduling poll to choose specific time slots and share those with people inside and outside their organization so they can schedule a time with them. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93325 View more
(Updated) Upgraded usage analytics for Teams administrators and users.
MC437554 | September 27 – Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated this message to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.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… View more
(Updated) SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended
MC428505 | September 27 – Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.The SharePoint app bar is designed to improve the global wayfinding experience while dynamically displaying personalized content. The app bar makes important content and resources more accessible no matter where you are in SharePoint. While the app bar plays an integral role in the overall modern SharePoint experience, we acknowledge that for some customers there is a continued desire… View more
(Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet
MC437557 | September 27 – Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.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… View more
(Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity
MC411679 | September 27 – Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We will be retiring the support for ‘My activity’ in Teams mobile Activity App. This will be retired from other clients in the future.Activity will now support only activities directed to you (the option to view activities initiated by you will be retired). View more
Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel
MC439312 | September 27 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel View more
Microsoft Stream: Upload and Manage Files in the Stream Web App
MC439273 | September 26 – You can upload a new a video directly from the Stream Web app. If you have permissions, you can move the video file to a new location or make a copy.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100061 View more
Microsoft Purview Audit: General availability of New Search functionality
MC439267 | September 26 – Currently available in public preview (MC391072), we’re introducing new search functionality for Microsoft Purview Audit (Standard) and Audit (Premium). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93236. View more
(Updated) Azure Active Directory: Customize Organizations’ Sign-In and Sign-Up Pages in Company Branding
MC384784 | September 26 – Updated September 26, 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 View more
(Updated) Preview – Enabling customization capabilities for SSPR, footer hyperlinks and favicon in Company Branding.
MC339117 | September 26 – Updated September 26, 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. View more
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