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 302th 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.


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Message center announcements

February 6, 2023 – February 12, 2023




Major updates




‘Forms’ app polling features for Teams meeting will be replaced by ‘Polls’ app

MC513669 | February 10 – Originally communicated in MC284259 (September ’21), we will be retiring the polling feature in the ‘Forms’ app in Microsoft Teams, however the timeline has been extended from the originally stated date. Instead, we recommend utilization of the ‘Polls’ app, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.
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Stream live events replacement service

MC513601 | February 9 – This is an important message for customers who use Stream (Classic) or Yammer to create and host Stream live events. Microsoft will retire the Stream live events service on September 15, 2023. Microsoft Teams live events, with encoder support, will become your new platform to host and run live events. For several years Microsoft has offered two venues for hosting live events — Stream and Teams. While both services allow you to create live events, each had a slightly different set of…
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(Updated) IPv6 coming to Azure AD

MC498471 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.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…
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(Updated) Retirement of some Teams/Microsoft 365 connectors

MC512209 | February 8 – Updated February 8, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.We will be retiring some Microsoft Teams connector apps (or Microsoft 365 connectors) starting March 2023. The list of retiring apps is available in the below documentation:Considerations when using Connectors in TeamsConnect apps to your inbox in Outlook on the web
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(Updated) Basic auth retirement for Office 365 Reporting Web Service

MC477010 | February 6 – Updated February 6, 2023: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We originally communicated this change in MC318316 (January 2022). We have updated the timeline for this change and are now ready to proceed.Currently, users accessing Reporting Web service use “Basic Authentication” and must provide their credentials. With this feature update, Microsoft will improve the security of your tenant by replacing “Basic Authentication” access in favor of the recommended OAuth…
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Additional updates




Microsoft 365 admin center: Windows 365 cloud PC advanced deployment guide

MC514084 | February 10 – The Advanced deployment guides & assistance page in the Microsoft 365 admin center and the website will have a new guide to help admins plan, deploy, and scale Windows 365 Enterprise in their organization. Windows 365 is a cloud-based service that provisions and hosts Cloud PCs as virtual machines for users. The guide includes a checklist with Cloud PC configuration tasks, best practices, tools, and recommendations based on a tenant’s configuration. This message is…
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Microsoft Teams: Ultrasound Howling Detection in Teams Meetings

MC514081 | February 10 – Currently in Microsoft Teams, when multiple users are in a Teams meeting in the same room, a feedback loop is created, causing an echo. With this update, if multiple users are participating with laptops from the same location, Teams will notify the user that another Teams device has been detected nearby and is already included with audio in the current meeting. Teams will automatically mute the microphone and speakers of the person that joined when a user joins with audio on. This message is…
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Service Health Integration for the Microsoft 365 Support Integration app in ServiceNow

MC514079 | February 10 – Microsoft 365 support integration app for ServiceNow, enables you to integrate Microsoft 365 service health and support with ServiceNow. You can research Microsoft known and reported issues, resolve incidents, and complete tasks using Microsoft recommended solutions and if necessary, escalate to Microsoft support agents.In the latest update (version 2.1) to the app, we have introduced a feature that allows customers to configure the app to create ServiceNow incidents whenever Microsoft…
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Microsoft Outlook: Extend Sensitivity Label to Meetings (GA Release)

MC513052 | February 10 – Sensitivity labeling will soon be available for meetings in Outlook.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98924
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Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring

MC513976 | February 10 – We are making some updates to improve SharePoint pages authoring. These updates include two changes to the text web part from multilingual proofing to better control over line spacing, and a change to how external images are handled in hero web part.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 117365
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Suggested Files in 1:1 Chats

MC513664 | February 10 – As an extension of Suggested Replies in 1:1 chats, you can now easily save time when you need to send a file in a chat by tapping on a “Share file” suggestion.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95065
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(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Quarantine Notifications enabled for Preset Security Policies

MC505088 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.We are updating the recommended quarantine notification policy in the Standard and Strict preset security policies. Policy Quarantine Policy Standard Delivery location Strict Delivery location Anti-Spam SpamQuarantineTag DefaultFullAccessPolicy* Junk folder DefaultFullAccessWithNotificationPolicy Quarantine Anti-Spam HighConfidenceSpamQuarantineTag DefaultFullAccessWithNotificationPolicy…
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(Updated) Preview – Enabling customization capabilities for SSPR, footer hyperlinks and favicon in Company Branding.

MC339117 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re updating the Company Branding component of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page to enable customization capabilities for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR), footer hyperlinks and favicon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88928.
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(Updated) Azure Active Directory: Customize Organizations’ Sign-In and Sign-Up Pages in Company Branding

MC384784 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 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) Reminder: Basic Authentication deprecation in Office Apps

MC499030 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the timing for this change below. Thank you for your patience.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…
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(Updated) Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts

MC400569 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 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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(Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams

MC428506 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This update will allow users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat or channels messages. Users can choose from over 800 existing Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want. Browse all the reaction options or use the search bar to the find the reaction you want.This feature update will also be delivered with a new reactions user experience to support the expanded reactions options. The…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Automatic lowering of a user’s Raised Hand after speaking

MC501981 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Teams will soon have a feature that will alert attendees in meetings that have raised their hands and already had their questions addressed to automatically lower their hand. This will allow meeting organizers the opportunityto focus on unanswered questions.This release will be rolling out only to Microsoft Teams Desktop users.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 90022.
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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Meeting Prep Inline Suggestions Coming to Outlook with Viva Insights

MC489163 | February 9 – Updated February 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.A new inline suggestion in Outlook is being released with Microsoft Viva Insights to support booking meeting preparation time. The book prep time suggestion will enable Viva Insights users to set time aside to review related documents, complete tasks or take on any other preparation steps before the meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109590
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Microsoft Viva Connections is Available on iPad

MC513051 | February 9 – Viva connections is being released to a new form factor – iPad (tablet). This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101167
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Export list as a dataset to Power BI

MC513050 | February 9 – We are adding a new option under the “Export” menu for Microsoft Lists: Export to Power BI. With this feature, users can easily and quickly create a dataset based on their list in the Power BI service, in their environment of choice. Datasets are sources of data that are ready for reporting and visualization in Power BI. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117379
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Video Closed Caption in PowerPoint Live

MC513049 | February 9 – Closed captions will soon be supported for embedded videos in PowerPoint Live for Teams. Video closed captions in PowerPoint Live will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop and Web and will allow PowerPoint Live users to create accessible presentations that include video.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 114494
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Microsoft Edge to replace built-in PDF engine with Adobe Acrobat PDF engine

MC512918 | February 8 – As part of the Adobe and Microsoft collaboration to re-envision the future workplace and digital experiences, we are natively embedding the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine into the Microsoft Edge built-in PDF reader. With the use of the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine, users will have a unique PDF experience that includes higher fidelity for more accurate colors and graphics, improved performance, strong security for PDF handling, and greater accessibility – including better text selection and read-aloud…
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Manage Enhanced Teams Apps for Outlook from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

MC512626 | February 7 – 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 ecosystem, like Microsoft 365 and Outlook.Previously, admins in the targeted release program were managing their Enhanced Teams Apps for Outlook 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 surface for managing apps on Teams…
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Account Linking Experience with new Microsoft Bing and Edge AI Features.

MC512607 | February 7 – Microsoft just announced new generative AI experiences coming to Microsoft Bing and Edge. These will become available as a preview to individuals accessing or using the new Discover feature in the Microsoft Edge Sidebar with their personal Microsoft Account (MSA). Some users who sign up for access to the new Bing experience with their MSA may also have linked that MSA account to their Azure Active Directory (AAD) work account. Even under these conditions, access to these new Bing…
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(Updated) Quarantine Admin Role Required for Exchange Admins for Quarantine Operations

MC447339 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the timing for this change. Thank you for your patience.Tenant Exchange Administrators who visit the Quarantine Security Portal ( need to be a Quarantine Administrator to perform Quarantine operations in the portal.
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(Updated) Microsoft Purview compliance portal | Retirement of Reports page

MC455898 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the timeline for this change.We will be retiring the Reports landing page from the Microsoft Purview compliance portal by the end of March 2023.
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(Updated) Exchange Online Customizable Message Expiration Timeout Interval Coming Soon

MC441064 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: 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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Video Filters in Teams Meetings

MC495330 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. 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 ID 86811
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Simplified App Update Experience

MC503298 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams now maintains an index of all of the apps (and the corresponding versions) a user has consented to. Using this index, an app is automatically updated in real time everywhere it is installed for the user. After the user updates the app in any one context, the updated version is available in all other installed contexts, without any other user action.This message is associated with…
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(Updated) Meeting Recap on Outlook on the web

MC500906 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.Meeting Recap is a new feature on Outlook on the web that allows meeting participants to quickly access meeting content, such as the meeting recording, easily from the calendar event. After a meeting has ended, users can open a meeting on their calendar to find links to meeting artifacts for easy access. The feature currently supports meetings scheduled using Microsoft Teams with the following…
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(Updated) [REMINDER] New details on IE11 desktop application permanent disablement scheduled for February 14, 2023

MC496928 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We are updating this message as a reminder to review and take action as appropriate.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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Praise Highlights in Profile Card in Teams and Outlook

MC500903 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have made the decision to not proceed at this time. Thank you for your patience.Praise in Microsoft Teams is designed to appreciate the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. For both, admins can use the Microsoft Teams admin center to enable/disable Praise.With…
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(Updated) Office App: Idle Session Timeout for Microsoft 365 Web Apps – Worldwide Cloud

MC343441 | February 7 – Updated February 7, 2023: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.Today’s release of Idle session timeout will allow IT admins to configure a tenant-wide timeout policy to automatically sign out users after a period of inactivity on Microsoft 365 web apps. This will help protect sensitive company data from unauthorized access while providing peace of mind for end users while working on unmanaged and/or shared devices. This feature is an improvement over, and…
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Secure Power Platform Environment Maker and Basic User security roles

MC512527 | February 7 – Beginning in March 2023, Power Platform Environment Maker and Basic User security roles will be made non-customizable. The update will be fully deployed by mid-April following our normal update process. For more information you can visit the Service Updates schedule. How this will affect your organization? We provide a set of predefined security roles to run out-of-the-box applications and services in alignment with the role customization policies across the Microsoft Cloud. This allows for a…
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Updates to Viva Insights Teams and Web App

MC512208 | February 7 – We’re consolidating the Viva Insights app in Teams and on into four tabs: Home, Wellbeing, Productivity, and Teamwork. We’re also updating the design, modifying the navigation, adding new insights and recommendations for qualifying managers, changing how we define teams, and bringing over some functionality from the now-retired MyAnalytics dashboard.Note: Senior leaders with three or more reporting layers will continue to see the previous Viva Insights app, including the…
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Microsoft Teams Rooms Licensing Support in Teams admin center

MC512207 | February 7 – Microsoft has recently introduced new Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro and Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic licenses for Teams Rooms on Windows, Teams Rooms on Android, and Surface Hub devices.To support these new licenses, Teams admin center now offers: The ability to view license information for Teams Rooms and Surface Hub devices. Differentiated management capabilities based on the license assigned to a device.
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SharePoint Platform: Theme updates

MC512200 | February 7 – In an update to the Classic change the look experience, updates the images of the Office (blue) theme will be made to match the colors used. The Office theme images will transition from blue to teal to create consistency in the experience of what you select and the impact to the site.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101150
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(Updated) Email notifications for “Issues in your environment that require action”

MC470137 | February 6 – Updated February 6, 2023: To ensure the best experience we delayed this release. We are preparing to roll out this change and the updated timeline is below. Thank you for your patience.In December 2021, a new section was added to the service health page in the Microsoft 365 admin center, featuring “Issues in your environment that require action.” These types of issues are not caused by Microsoft services being unhealthy, but by something specific to your organization that require an admin to…
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(Updated) SharePoint admin center: Streamlining management of site information across Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups

MC455520 | February 6 – Updated February 6, 2023: We apologize for the delay and have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.SharePoint is updating the site detail panel to include Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups information.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100053 Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-November 2022 and expect to complete by late February (previously late-December).
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(Updated) The Room Remote feature for desktop

MC499441 | February 6 – Updated February 6, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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