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 297th 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

January 2, 2023 – January 8, 2023




Major updates




(Updated) Microsoft Teams user request configuration to external systems (URL redirect)

MC411463 | January 7 – Updated January 6, 2023: We are pleased to announce that the phased release of the PowerShell script to deactivate the ability for users to see and request blocked apps will begin in early February, with full general availability in March. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay and appreciate your patience as we work to improve this feature.Microsoft Teams apps help facilitate collaboration and enhance team productivity. Some organizations choose to control which apps their…
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Additional updates




SharePoint: External File Request in SharePoint Document Library

MC495329 | January 7 – With File Request feature in SharePoint Document Library, users have an easy and secure way to request and obtain files from anyone. Users can choose a folder in SharePoint Document Library where others can upload files using a link that is shared with them. Users you request files from can only upload files; they can’t see the content of the folder, edit, delete, or download files, or even see who else has uploaded files. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103625
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(Updated) General availability – Receive all chats messages in all scopes

MC485096 | January 6 – Updated January 6, 2023: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model for receiving all message, originally developed for Microsoft Teams Graph APIs, is being extended to bot scenarios. This feature was available for the channel scope and now is being extended to chat scope. With RSC, conversation owners can consent for a bot to receive all user messages in standard channels and chats without being @mentioned.This change…
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Microsoft Stream Video Analytics Plugin for web

MC495052 | January 6 – Microsoft Stream is releasing the Analytics plugin within the web player experience. Users can see the total Views and Viewer counts of the video over 7, 30, 90 days and an all-time count using line graphs on the plugin panel. They can also see and interact with the viewership retention chart on top of the video playback experience.Video owners and editors can disable the plugin for users with ‘view only’ permissions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99938
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Retiring Teams Mobile Support for Devices Running on iOS 14

MC495051 | January 6 – We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 14. We recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds i.e., iOS 15 and above, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they’re running builds that are older than one year. The deprecation of iOS 14 will start on March 1, 2023, and complete by March 7, 2023. We will also prompt users to move to supported OS versions before the…
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Admins will be unable to add new or edit existing reports in Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) during scheduled maintenance

MC494379 | January 6 – Planned Maintenance: Microsoft Call Quality DashboardWe have maintenance planned for Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard:Starting 01/07/2023 19:00 UTC.Ending 01/08/2023 06:00 UTC.
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(Updated) Azure Active Directory: Customize Organizations’ Sign-In and Sign-Up Pages in Company Branding

MC384784 | January 6 – Updated January 5, 2023: 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
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(Updated) Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts

MC400569 | January 5 – Updated January 5, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.New org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions have been introduced to make sure that apps can access meeting transcripts for a specific meeting. Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s transcripts to which it is installed to, rather than providing…
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Microsoft Teams Flyout Enhancements

MC494736 | January 5 – App flyouts are contextual menus found throughout the Microsoft Teams experience that enable users to launch installed apps and to discover and install new apps within the specific context the user is in. For example, when a user opens the Message Extension (ME) app flyout from a group chat, they are shown all of their ME-enabled installed apps which can be used within that group chat. Engaging with apps via the flyout allows users to remain in their flow of work and reduces confusion regarding…
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Group Policy for LookUp and Translate in Visio 2021 LTSC

MC494735 | January 5 – Note: This change only impacts Visio 2021 LTSC. If your organization is not using this version, you can disregard this message.Microsoft Visio is announcing the retirement of the Translate and LookUp features for Visio 2021 LTSC.With this group policy update we will give admins the ability to turn off these features.The policy was rolled out on October 11, 2022, with the build number 16.0.14332.20387 and above.You are receiving this message because your organization may be using the LookUp and…
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Teams update: Expanded view of the profile card in Teams

MC494734 | January 5 – We’re adding a new feature to Teams Beginning in February, users in your organization will be able to use expanded views of the profile card in Teams. The expanded view is already available in Outlook and includes more information, like an overview of the profile, contact information, organizational chart, and LinkedIn tab.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109526.
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Introducing New Views in Viva Goals

MC494733 | January 5 – Viva Goals is now rolling out new simplified list and detail views to customer tenants. This rollout will complete in late January 2023.The new view offers a refreshed information hierarchy with a flexible spreadsheet-like interface. It will allow you to resize column as well as access key information like status, progress, commentary, check-in history, alignment, and other OKR details by clicking on the cell. The user will have greater control over visualizing OKRs with multiple options for…
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Update of Administrator PowerShell Cmdlet to transfer Sways

MC494732 | January 5 – Microsoft Sway offers Administrators the capability to reassign Sways from one user to another. This is helpful when employees leave the company among other scenarios. A PowerShell Cmdlet exists today to support Administrators with this.
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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

MC494665 | January 4 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs

MC440117 | January 3 – Updated January 3, 2023: We have observed that Teams’ calendar is not auto refreshing for some of our users. Work around:Users will get the most updated view of their calendar byGoing to a different app and coming backclicking on today/ next or previous week and coming back Refreshing the page if they’re on web browser. We expect this issue to be fixed for all our users by the 1st week of February. Thanks for your patience.We will be releasing a new feature in Microsoft Teams that will now…
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