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 298th 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 9, 2023 – January 15, 2023




Major updates




(Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams desktop and web clients

MC450203 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2023: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.As announced in MC411679 (August ’22) we are retiring “My Activity” feature within the Activity app from Microsoft Teams desktop and web clients. Activity will now support only activities directed to you (the option to view activities initiated by you will be retired), where we will continue to invest our development resources.
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Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels

MC496248 | January 12 – We are announcing that Wiki’s will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
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Stream (Classic) Sets Retirement Date of Feb 15, 2024

MC496849 | January 12 – Microsoft will retire Stream (Classic) on February 15, 2024. Certain parts of the service will retire sooner unless you take action. For example, end users will be blocked from uploading new videos on May 15, 2023 and will not be able to access Stream (Classic) at all after October 15, 2023, unless you delay these changes by using the new migration settings in Stream (Classic) admin center. These new migration settings will become available to you in February. See the timeline in the link below…
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Retirement of apps based on selected templates

MC496251 | January 11 – We will be retiring the apps based on the following Teams App Templates – Poll, Survey, Checklist, Quiz and Training.Check the app store for alternate options.Note: If your organization is not using Teams App Templates you can safely disregard this message.
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(Updated) Migrating the Safe Links Block List to Tenant Allow Block List

MC373880 | January 10 – Updated January 10, 2023: Beginning February 13th 2023 the Safe Links Block List will no longer be enforced. Entries on this list will not be blocked at time of click. All entries should be moved to the Tenant Block List. The list will remain for an additional 30 days from February 13th 2023, until the end of March 2023 when it will be retired.We have stopped the automated migration efforts to migrate all entries from your Safe Links Block List to the Tenant Allow Block List. Organizations will…
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Additional updates




(Updated) Announcing Microsoft Teams Premium

MC445406 | January 14 – Updated January 14, 2022: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your patience.Today, we are excited to announce Microsoft Teams Premium. Built on the familiar, all-in-one collaboration experience of Microsoft Teams, this new offering makes every meeting from 1:1s to large meetings, to virtual appointments to webinars more personalized, intelligent, and protected. Unlike the disconnected experience and costs of multiple point products or add-ons, with…
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Actionable Missed call Notification in Activity

MC497317 | January 14 – Users will have the option to call back on a missed call directly from their activity feed. This will help users complete the underlying task quickly and improve triaging of activities.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 102236
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[REMINDER] New details on IE11 desktop application permanent disablement scheduled for February 14, 2023

MC496928 | January 12 – The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application is scheduled to be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 devices on February 14, 2023, through a Microsoft Edge update, not a Windows update as previously communicated. All remaining devices that have not already been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are scheduled to be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023. Similar to how Windows updates work, redirection from IE11 to…
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Microsoft Teams: Federated Group Calling

MC496927 | January 12 – We are releasing the capability for users to easily start a group Teams call with federated colleagues outside of the organization, including video and screensharing, all over an internet connection without any PSTN usage charges.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103042
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Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint): Create, View and Share Playlists

MC496926 | January 12 – This feature will allow users to organize their video and audio files into a playlist for easy organization, sharing and playback. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109564
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(Updated) Virtual Appointment as a new Teams Meeting Template

MC488588 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2023: We have updated the message to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.A new Teams Meeting Template, Virtual Appointment, will be added as a new template type accessible from the ‘New meeting’ dropdown menu in the Teams Calendar. This is an included experience that brings enhanced business-to-consumer meeting features into the lightweight and familiar Teams scheduling experience. When meeting with someone from outside of your organization, the Virtual Appointment…
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(Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview

MC360766 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2023: 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) Suggested Replies in Teams Desktop

MC379024 | January 12 – Updated January 12, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Suggested Replies present users with an option of three responses to choose from for selected messages and is now available to your users in Teams Desktop.We apologize for not informing you about this change prior to it being released. We continue to work to ensure we are being proactive in our communications. Thank you for your patience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92674
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(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide

MC452198 | January 12 – January 12, 2023: 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…
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Shared Device Mode for Outlook Mobile on Android

MC496631 | January 12 – Shared device mode is a feature of Azure Active Directory that allows you to use applications that support frontline workers and enable shared device mode on the devices deployed to themYour frontline workers can preview Outlook on their shared Android devices until full rollout begins. Enabling frontline worker workflows includes challenges not usually presented by typical information workers. Such challenges can include high turnover rate and less familiarity with an organization’s core…
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Announcing General Availability for Customer Lockbox

MC496463 | January 11 – We are excited to announce that Customer Lockbox for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 is now generally available (GA) in public clouds. Customer Lockbox provides a set of capabilities to help you govern Microsoft access to your data. When will this happen? The progressive rollout of the GA enhancements started this week and will be complete by January 20, 2023. Depending on the home region of your tenant, you can use the newly announced capabilities starting right away! How will this affect your…
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Introduction of organization insights in Microsoft Viva digest email

MC496249 | January 11 – The biweekly digest email will carry premium organizational insights for qualifying managers. Initially, these insights will include three rotating areas of focus: after-hour collaboration, meeting culture, and manager 1:1 time. Eventually, this pipeline of insights will grow.Users can navigate directly to the Viva Insights app in Teams for a more detailed view.
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Microsoft 365 admin center: New Teams Group Graph API and Teams Team Activity Counts

MC496246 | January 11 – We are adding new APIs within Microsoft Admin Center to support Microsoft Teams Groups and Teams Activity Counts. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109548
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M365 Admin Center: New Forms Graph APIs to track to help you track Forms activity user, activity,

MC496245 | January 11 – We are introducing a new Forms Graph API set to help you track Forms activity user, activity, and user detail metric in Usage Reports. Admins can use the API to get Forms related detailed user usage metrics, such as how many designers and how many respondents over a time period. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109557
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Microsoft Lists: Calendar Week Layout

MC496244 | January 11 – While creating a calendar view, users can now choose between month layout or the new week layout to visualize their list information in a way that works best for them. There is a provision to create multiple calendar views – using both month and week layouts. Week Layout also supports all features from the month layout including the drag and drop operations to reschedule items and conditional formatting to color code items on the canvas.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID…
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New Integration Management Settings for Global Admins in Viva Goals

MC496243 | January 11 – Viva Goals supports integrations with Microsoft and third-party apps and platforms so that the OKR implementation process is as simple, effective, and seamless as possible. Effective immediately, global administrators can manage which integrations are available to Viva Goals organizations in your tenant. Additionally, Microsoft Planner and Excel integrations with Viva Goals will be available by default.
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Notification Granularity for Teams Mobile through Intune

MC496241 | January 11 – Customers in fields like finance, healthcare, and law have been asking for a more granular control of what Teams Mobile shows and hides in a notification preview. In response, we are introducing an optional way for admins to control how much detail a user sees in a lock screen notification.Note: This feature is only available to customers with Intune. If you organization does not use Intune you can safely disregard.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 102651
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(Updated) General availability – Receive all chats messages in all scopes

MC485096 | January 11 – Updated January 10, 2023: We have updated the timeline and content 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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Video Filters in Teams Meetings

MC495330 | January 10 – Updated January 10, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.Video Filters are a new feature in Microsoft Teams meetings that will allow participants to augment their video stream with visual effects, such as frames and styles. These filters are built on the Teams Platform infrastructure and provided by Microsoft first- and third-party partners as apps and displayed as a collection of filters.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap…
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(Updated) New home experience for Viva Connections desktop

MC447338 | January 10 – Updated January 10, 2023: The New home experiences for Viva Connections desktop will begin rolling out to production tenants from January 17, 2023 and continue through Q1 of this calendar year. As a reminder, customers that already have an existing home site can choose to keep their existing desktop experience using our new PowerShell command that is already available to all customers since mid-November. More information about the PowerShell command is captured in this doc Get more details in…
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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

MC496168 | January 10 – 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
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Announcing General Availability for Microsoft Shifts UKG Connector

MC495886 | January 10 – Microsoft Teams Shifts connector for UKG Dimensions is now generally available. This bi-directional, near real-time connector provides a single, seamless interface to simplify scheduling.
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Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Retirement of legacy DLP reporting cmdlets

MC495880 | January 10 – As announced in November 2022 (MC455898), we’ve recently retired the Reports page from the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. Beginning in early February, we’re retiring legacy Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention reporting cmdlets.
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(Updated) Retiring Resume Assistant in Word

MC411669 | January 10 – Updated January 9, 2022: We are updating this message as a reminder that Resume Assistant will be retired. Thank you for your patience.Resume Assistant is being phased out, starting in September 2022. By the end of January 2023, it will be removed and no longer supported. Microsoft is committed to improving your Microsoft 365 subscription. As a result, we occasionally remove features and benefits that duplicate equivalent offerings that are available to subscribers. Timeline of removal from…
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