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 294th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s Newsletter with Office 365 changes.
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Message center announcements
December 5, 2022 – December 11, 2022
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(Updated) OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtualized machines configured with unsupported versions of FSLogix
MC467233 | December 7 – Updated December 07, 2022: We have created a script which will allow customers to provide a list of VM names and remotely check to see if FSLogix is installed and if so, checks if the installed version greater is than the minimum version. It not only checks the version from the registry point of view, but also checks all the individual component versions as an extra measure. This script can be found here: GitHubNote:If your organization does not utilize OneDrive on virtual machines, you can… View more
Important Information about your Microsoft Power Platform admin center service
MC482643 | December 10 – Starting in January 2023, administrators will be able to restrict environment creation for Developer environments through Power Platform admin center. Previously, the only way to restrict environment creation was through PowerShell. For more information on this feature, please refer to this documentation. Action Needed: No action is required from you at this time. Optionally, you can review your environment creation settings using the following steps: Select the Gear icon in the upper-right… View more
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Users ability to delete chats
MC466199 | December 10 – Updated December 09, 2022: Due to an issue with admin controls in TAC that we are actively working on fixing, please refer to the PowerShell documentation to control the setting for enabling or disabling delete chat capability. Link: Set-CsTeamsMessagingPolicy Users will be able to 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 are not impacted…. View more
Viva Connections Toolbox displaying store apps
MC482569 | December 10 – In the current Viva Connections environment: for users to acquire more Cards to their Dashboard, they need use the “Add an app” under Settings and Dashboard Edit Page, but it does not include Viva Connections Apps provided by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). This is a major blocker of ISVs acquisition engine. We need to provide better entry points for users to discover and add ISV Cards.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100249 View more
Microsoft Teams: Meeting Toolbar Usability Improvements
MC482567 | December 10 – The updated Microsoft Teams meeting toolbar makes navigating meetings and discovering new features and capabilities easier than ever, including the ability to seamlessly switch between views and menu options.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 102065 View more
New Service Plans for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva SKUs
MC482179 | December 10 – As previously announced, we will be releasing our new experiences for Viva Engage and Answers in Microsoft Viva in early 2023. View more
Announcing Ability to Digitally Sign VBA Projects in Microsoft Access Databases
MC482182 | December 9 – When creating a Microsoft Access database, authors will be able to use a code signing certificate to digitally sign the database. The signature will cover VBA code and other elements of the database such as Access macros and action queries. This will enable databases to execute VBA code and other active elements when the Trust Center Macro Settings are set to only enable digitally signed VBA macros to run. View more
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs
MC440117 | December 8 – Updated December 8, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.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) Shared focus plan in Viva Insights
MC313659 | December 8 – Updated December 8, 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. View more
(Updated) Disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users
MC392295 | December 8 – Updated December 8, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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… View more
OneDrive: Sharing Experience – Sensitivity Labels inside the Sharing Dialog
MC481831 | December 8 – We apologize that we did not communicate ahead of time for this feature release.Sensitivity labels are used to classify and protect your organization’s data. These labels are completely customizable,and admins can apply a label to a specific file based on the organization needs. We’ve now added sensitivity labels inside the Sharing dialog, to provide you the ability to see what labels have been applied to your files prior to sharing them. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID… View more
Microsoft Teams Support for Co-organizer to Manage Breakout Rooms
MC481829 | December 8 – The Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms feature enables co-organizers to create, manage and move between Breakout Rooms like meeting organizers. We will be updating this feature for co-organizers to have the ability to:Create rooms Configure room settings, including appointing additional Breakout Room managers Assign participants Add/Remove rooms Open/Close rooms Send announcements Rename/Delete roomsThis message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 105014 View more
MC441064 | December 8 – Updated December 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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… View more
(Updated) Suggested Replies in Group Chats on Teams Desktop
MC400565 | December 7 – Updated December 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Suggested Replies are now available in group chats on Teams Desktop, allowing you to select a quick response when you are mentioned in a group chat or when you are having a 1:1 conversation within a group chat.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95618 View more
Add people to a group chat from compose box via @ mention
MC481196 | December 6 – Teams Chat is for fast-paced communication,and we want to ensure nothing gets in the way. Pull in via @mention provides a short cut to the add-dialog saving you time from realizing the person isn’t already in the chat and navigating (2-clicks) to the add-dialog manually. Users can now add someone to a group chat directly from the compose box via @ mention. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97736 View more
Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel
MC481105 | December 6 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel View more
Microsoft 365 admin center: Adoption Score New Insights and Page redesign for the ‘Meetings’ People Experience category
MC480721 | December 6 – We are releasing an updated meetings page with new insights and data on pre, during and post meeting features under people experiences in Adoption Score. The new page will have an updated scoring logic and will provide transparency on which recommended practices affect your score, which recommended practices show the most significant growth and also areas for improvement.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98170 View more
Microsoft Teams Rooms Companion Device Experience enhancement – Optimize video gallery for in-room participants
MC480719 | December 6 – When joining a meeting in a Microsoft Teams Rooms with a personal laptop running Microsoft Teams, the video galleries on both the Microsoft Teams Room and laptops will be optimized to display only remote attendees and will not display the room video or other in-room attendees’ videos on the room gallery or the personal laptop. (Proximity Join with Microsoft Teams Rooms is required).This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96212. View more
(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide
MC452198 | December 5 – December 5, 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
Manage Enhanced Teams Apps for the Microsoft 365 App (formerly Office.com) from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
MC480320 | December 5 – In April 2022, Microsoft announced the Preview of Enhanced Teams Apps for developers to extend personal apps and message extensions to other parts of Microsoft 365, like Office and Outlook. Previously, admins in the targeted release program were managing their Enhanced Teams Apps for the Microsoft 365 App (formerly known as Office.com) via the Teams Admin Center. We’re moving this experience to Integrated Apps on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Teams Admin Center will continue to remain the… View more
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