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 290th 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.
View a summary of the updates.
Message center announcements
November 7, 2022 – November 13, 2022
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Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Microsoft (MSA) accounts can be linked to earn Microsoft Rewards points
MC466201 | November 12 – Microsoft now offers the ability to link an Azure Active Directory (AAD) work account and a personal Microsoft account (MSA). With this change, AAD users with a linked MSA account can now earn Microsoft Rewards points for Microsoft Bing searches done in their browser or Windows search box while signed in with their AAD account. This expanded Rewards eligibility was made based on user feedback. The ability to link accounts will be enabled by default so account linking is available to an… View more
(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 to stop honoring ReportJunkEmailEnabled in OwaMailboxPolicy
MC455512 | November 8 – Updated November 8, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your feedback.Beginning November 25, 2022, ReportJunkEmailEnabled property in OwaMailboxPolicy will no longer work in favor of the consolidated User reported settings page in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal. From the Settings page, you’ll be able to customize the way users report messages in Outlook as phishing, junk, or not junk. Reported emails will be sent to the mailbox of your choice… View more
Relevance recommendation for Message center posts
MC466202 | November 12 – The new relevance recommendation in Message Center will help you determine how relevant a change is to your tenant. The recommendation (High, Medium, or Low) will be determined based on multiple factors, such as service usage and the type of change. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96289 View more
Microsoft Teams: Users ability to delete chats
MC466199 | November 12 – Users can now delete 1:1 chats, group chats, and meeting chats if they are a participant in Microsoft Teams. This permanently deletes the chat only for the user, other people in the chat and conversation history for them is not impacted. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 90723 View more
Outlook for the web – End user Reporting integrated with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (Exchange Online Protection)
MC466195 | November 12 – New built-in report buttons will be added to Outlook on the web (OWA) starting the end of November 2022. Admins can control the appearance and behavior of these buttons that allow users to report emails as phishing/ junk / not junk from the User Reported setting page in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal (security.microsoft.com). Admins can also customize where messages get reported to (custom mailbox, Microsoft, or both) and what the user sees when they report a message from these… View more
(Updated) Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings
MC394785 | November 11 – Updated November 11, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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
Manage Surface Hubs as Teams devices from Teams admin center
MC465912 | November 10 – With Microsoft Teams admin center, you’ll now also be able to manage your Surface Hub devices with Microsoft Teams.Note:If your organization does not use Surface Hub devices, you can safely disregard this message.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97218 View more
(Updated) Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management: Support for Microsoft Teams call data records
MC455895 | November 10 – Updated November 10, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams call data records (CDR) are system-generated messages that contain metadata for meetings and calls – for example, who joined and when they joined. Previously, this type of content was not managed by retention policies for Teams. We now are pleased to include support for these types of messages. CDRs will now be retained and deleted by your already-existing retention polices for… View more
(Updated) Modern Meetings and Calls on Teams Web Client
MC393821 | November 10 – Updated November 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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 View more
(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide
MC452198 | November 10 – November 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.When a deck is presented via PowerPoint Live in a Microsoft Teams meeting, all meeting attendees can use the Magnify Slide feature to privately zoom into the presentation while maintaining full fidelity of the slide content. When a meeting attendee magnifies a slide, it doesn’t change how the presenter or the other meeting attendees view the slides. The “Sync to presenter” button will also appear, which… View more
(Updated) Meeting effectiveness surveys and plans coming in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams
MC430100 | November 10 – Updated November 9, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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 effective meeting plans… View more
Office for the web rebrand on Service health and Message center
MC465552 | November 10 – In October we announced at Microsoft Ignite that the Office app for web (office.com), Windows, IOS, and Android will be rebranded to become the Microsoft 365 app (MC446132). As a continuation of this, the service listings on Service health and Message center will also be rebranded. In the month of November, the service titled “Office for the web” will be retitled “Microsoft 365 apps for the web”. View more
(Updated) Quick Access Teams and Sharepoint Document Libraries in win32 backstage
MC432475 | November 9 – Updated November 9, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Currently, users experience some frustration when using Office products because of all different routes that they must use to access all their content. The Quick Access feature will allow users to access shared libraries from both their SharePoint and Teams locations. When the user opens files from shared libraries, these libraries will show up in the form of a list which will encourage users to… View more
(Updated) Dynamic Caller ID in Calls app for Call Queue Agents
MC387640 | November 9 – Updated November 9, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Call queue agents can now place calls from the Calls app using a call queue phone number, defined in resource account, as their caller ID. This ensures the call is properly identified by the recipient and that the call back number is the call queue number rather than the agent’s personal line. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86992 View more
SharePoint Tenant URL Rename – General Availability
MC462923 | November 9 – As announced at Ignite 2022, the ability to rename your SharePoint domain URL is generally available to organizations that have less than 10,000 total sites (including OneDrive and SharePoint sites). View more
ContextIQ: Inline Search During Message Composing
MC462919 | November 9 – Context IQ allows users to easily search for and insert entities like people and files in a message they’re writing. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88943 View more
Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels
MC461864 | November 8 – 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 View more
Updating OneDrive for Business end users ability to create service requests directly
MC458663 | November 7 – The ability of OneDrive users to contact Microsoft directly in the form of support requests will be retired before the end of the calendar year 2022. Only an administrator will be able to open a support request with Microsoft.We will continue to ramp up our efforts in communication with end users from in product feedback and theFeedback portal. View more
New SharePoint site templates
MC458661 | November 7 – We are introducing 3 new SharePoint site templates dedicated to helping you create sites for your HR department, to showcase Events, and a template powered by Microsoft Syntex to do contract management. With our new HR and Events communication site templates you will be able to build sites that highlight and showcase your content and share this information broadly with your organization. The HR site brings together all of the information your employees need to navigate the complexities of… View more
Enhanced Admin Controls for Viva Insights
MC458654 | November 7 – We have added new capabilities for Admins in Viva Insights: Admins can allow end users to opt out of having their user metrics made available in advanced insights line-level query results, and Admins can now manage the new Viva Insights web experience in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center or by using PowerShell. View more
(Updated) New ‘Activity’ Column in OneDrive ‘My Files’ list view
MC408694 | November 7 – Updated November 7, 2022: We have updated this message with a link to additional information. 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… View more
(Updated) Outlook Cross Profile Calendar Sync for Android Managed Devices
MC411429 | November 7 – Updated November 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Cross Profile Calendar Sync for Outlook enables users with Android Work Profile configured to see a complete view of all account calendars in one place – making it easier for work profile users to manage their schedule from a mobile device.Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 92463Roll-out: Tenant Level – admins will enable Connected Apps for Outlook. Connected Apps is only applicable for Outlook Android… View more
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