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 299th 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 16, 2023 – January 22, 2023




Major updates




(Updated) Microsoft 365: Microsoft Feed

MC487016 | January 17 – Updated January 17, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Feed provides users with a mix of relevant content from across Microsoft 365 that helpsusers discover and learn about people and interests relevant at work. The feed is personal to users and will show users content based on what’s likely to be most relevant to the current user at any given time. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 106124
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IPv6 coming to Azure AD

MC498471 | January 17 – With the growing adoption and support of IPv6 across enterprise networks, service providers, and devices, many customers are wondering if their users can continue to access their services and applications from IPv6 clients and IPv6 networks. Today, we’re excited to announce our plan to bring IPv6 support to Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). This will allow customers to reach the Azure AD services over both IPv4 and IPv6 network protocols (dual stack). For most customers, IPv4 won’t…
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Additional updates




(Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat

MC427758 | January 20 – Updated January 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below to account for mobile rollout. 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…
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(Updated) New Service Plans for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva SKUs

MC482179 | January 20 – Updated January 20, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility.As previously announced, we will be releasing our new experiences for Viva Engage and Answers in Microsoft Viva in early 2023. We are now assigning the new service plans to the corresponding SKUs to get ready for the release.
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The Room Remote feature for desktop

MC499441 | January 20 – The Room Remote feature enables touchless meetings by allowing users to control a nearby shared meeting room device from their Desktop/PC with Teams client.This feature was first launched on Mobile and will now be available on your Desktop device formfactor.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95482
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Cross-tenant synchronization (preview)

MC499440 | January 20 – Cross-tenant synchronization lets you automate creating user accounts across tenants in your organization. Users created by the synchronization process continue to authenticate in the same way they do on their primary tenant and each application can assign conditional access policies as appropriate. So now, users across your organization can access applications regardless of the tenant where they are hosted, including Microsoft applications like Teams and SharePoint, as well as non-Microsoft…
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Updated Files On-Demand Settings on Windows

MC499439 | January 20 – We have an update to the OneDrive sync app advanced settings for Files On-Demand on Windows. Previously, a toggle was shown to allow users to opt out of Files On-Demand. After this change, users who have Files On-Demand enabled will no longer see that toggle. Instead, users will see two buttons: Download files as you open them and Download all files now.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101520
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(Updated) General availability – Receive all chats messages in all scopes

MC485096 | January 19 – Updated January 19, 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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Reminder: Basic Authentication deprecation in Office Apps

MC499030 | January 19 – This is a reminder that Microsoft 365 Apps are disabling server sign-in prompts using Basic authentication in Office Apps (originally communicated in MC454810, November ’22). We are making this change because basic authentication is a legacy authentication method that sends a username and password with each request. As a result, an attacker can access these credentials and use them to access resources. Continued use of Basic Authentication is a big security concern, so we have decided to…
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(Updated) Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news

MC408994 | January 18 – Updated January 18, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re adding the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft is visible only to the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. It’s great for creating and editing content that’s not ready for others to see except the people you want to collaborate with.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85629
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OneNote In-App Support Feature in Win32

MC498604 | January 18 – The OneNote In-App Support feature is now available in Win32. Users can communicate with a support team using the messaging support feature directly.
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Windows and mobile app changes from Office to Microsoft 365

MC498546 | January 18 – As originally communicated in MC446132 (October ’22), the Office app is becoming the new Microsoft 365 app, your home to find, create, and share your content and ideas. The name change will apply to everyone who uses the Office app for work, school, or personal use. There will be no impact to existing accounts, profiles, subscriptions, or files. The app will update automatically with a new icon and Microsoft 365 name.
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(Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams

MC346909 | January 17 – Updated January 17, 2023: 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.
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