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 303th 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 13, 2023 – February 19, 2023




Major updates




(Updated) Authenticator number matching to be enabled for all Microsoft Authenticator users

MC468492 | February 16 – Updated February 16, 2023: Microsoft Authenticator app’s number matching feature has been Generally Available since Nov 2022! If you have not already leveraged the rollout controls (via Azure Portal Admin UX and MSGraph APIs) to smoothly deploy number matching for users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications, we highly encourage you to do so. We had previously announced that we will remove the admin controls and enforce the number match experience tenant-wide for all users of Microsoft…
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Self-service trial experience available for Viva Goals

MC516356 | February 16 – In March, individual users in your organization will be able to sign up for a self-service trial of Viva Goals from the website. This self-service experience allows individuals and teams to try Viva Goals with no requirement to input payment information, while providing complete visibility and control to their Microsoft 365 admin. Previously, only admin-initiated trials of Viva Goals were available, which were limited to one trial per tenant. Customers told us they wanted a way for multiple…
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Additional updates




Restricting Personal Accounts on Android in Microsoft To Do

MC517337 | February 17 – We are introducing the new capability to allow organization-only accounts in Microsoft To Do.
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Teams Help App Pops Out by Default

MC517333 | February 17 – In Teams, the Help app provides Teams guidance and support content. Previously, the Help app opened in full screen mode, filling the Teams window. With this update, Help will open as a pop out, in a separate window. This experience will allow users to view help content alongside what they are working on in Teams.
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Microsoft Teams: App Support In Channel Meetings

MC517332 | February 17 – With this update, apps will be support in channel meetings in Microsoft Teams.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81122
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SharePoint: Update to Rules Email Notifications for Lists and Libraries

MC517325 | February 17 – Rules can be created for lists and libraries to send automatic email notifications based on events in the target list or library. Previously, these email notifications were sent from SharePoint Online <>. In order to improve the security of the rules feature, email notifications will now be sent from the email account of the user who last modified the rule. If the rule was newly created, this will be the creator’s email address. We apologize for the delay in…
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(Updated) New OneDrive Shared Experience

MC514976 | February 17 – Updated February 17, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.We have made updates to the Shared> Shared with you experience that lives in the left nav on OneDrive Web to make it easier for users to quickly get back to shared content. The refreshed OneDrive Shared with you view will enable users to find files and folders shared with them over email, chats, and meetings all in one place. In addition, users can identify updates to files by using…
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(Updated) Editor Using Context IQ: Inline Search Within Documents in Word for the Web

MC467908 | February 17 – Updated February 17, 2023: Support for Viva Topics and Loops will not be part of this release and will be coming in the future.Editor using Context IQ allows users to easily search for and insert entities like People or Files in documents in Word for the Web while staying in flow. When users type the “@“ key, a menu will appear that allows them to search for, filter, and insert entities that exist across their M365 account.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103098
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Take Action on Meeting Category Insights in the Viva Insights app in Teams and on the web

MC516906 | February 17 – Categories in Outlook and Teams allow users to easily tag and label calendar events. Users can get insights on the time they spend per meeting category in the Viva Insights app in Teams. Using meeting category insights, they can see how their meeting time is distributed (percentage breakdown), how that has changed (meeting trends), and details about each of their meetings contributing to their categories (meeting details). An upcoming update to this feature will allow users to take actions on…
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Microsoft Teams: Join Meetings from Calendar View on Apple CarPlay

MC516905 | February 17 – Users will soon be able to view upcoming meetings and join meetings via the new meetings view on Apple CarPlay with Teams after connecting iPhone to vehicles that support Apple CarPlay. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 114306
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Microsoft 365 admin center: New Visio Usage Reports

MC516903 | February 17 – A new product usage report will be made available within Microsoft 365 admin center usage reports to help Admins understand how Microsoft Visio is used within their organization by daily active users and active users by platform. The report can be viewed for trends over the last 7/30/90/180 days, includes a per-user view, and contains the user’s last active date and license information.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID88834
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(Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview

MC360766 | February 16 – Updated February 16, 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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(Udated) Microsoft Bookings – Mobile Apps will not be available on Google Playstore and Apple App Store from 02/23/2023

MC485091 | February 16 – Updated February 16, 2023: We’ve updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Bookings is part of Microsoft 365 suite of products and is available through most commercial SKUs. It is currently available on the Web – Microsoft Bookings, as a Teams App and also on Mobile Apps on Google Playstore and Apple App store. Bookings will continue to exist on the web and as an App on Teams and there won’t be any loss of data for existing users.
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(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Quarantine Notifications enabled for Preset Security Policies

MC505088 | February 16 – Updated February 16, 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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Outlook for Mac updates will be released weekly to the Current Channel

MC516354 | February 16 – Outlook for Mac will soon transition from a monthly update cycle to a weekly update cycle. By providing faster updates, we will be able to provide you with new features and product updates more quickly.
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Microsoft Viva: Topic Discovery Analytics to Show Sites Processed

MC516353 | February 16 – This update will provide transparency on topic discovery through analytics, by showing the Sites processed counts in Microsoft Admin center. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100060
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Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.16 update

MC516349 | February 16 – The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows, 4.16, includes several new and improved features, such as: A revitalized Teams Rooms User interface Enhanced Layout Switcher Teams Premium support, including Watermark, End-to-end Encryption for meetings, and Sensitivity labels This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98422
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DMARC aggregate reports for enterprise

MC516348 | February 16 – As part of the DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance) standard, the owner of the domain whose MX is pointed to Office 365 can request DMARC aggregate reports through the RUA of the DMARC record. This will help the domain owner to monitor their domain’s traffic passing through Office 365 and adjust their sender authentication configurations to reach an actionable DMARC policy.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109535
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Stream Migration Tool and Delay Settings are Now Generally Available

MC516263 | February 15 – The Stream migration tool, which has been in preview since August of 2022, has now entered general availability. The tool is designed to help IT admins migrate video content from Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint). Admins can access the tool by logging on to the Stream Admin Center and then navigating to Stream Migration > Migration tool.As announced in January, Stream (Classic) will be retired on Feb 15, 2024 for all customers, except GCC customers. The successor service Stream (on…
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Admin Center Graph Connectors’ Limits Increased to 30 Connections

MC515534 | February 15 – This update will allow admins to increase the limit of ‘connections’ that can be created under the “Data sources” tab in the “Search & intelligence” section of the admin center. You can create up to 30 connections to configure graph connectors for your enterprise search needs. Your item count limits remain as per your quota or 50m items in total. Per connection item limits remain same at 5m items per connection.
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Pronouns on Profile Cards in Microsoft Teams and Outlook Web

MC515531 | February 15 – We’re adding a new feature to the profile card in Microsoft 365. Users in your organization will soon be able to add pronouns directly to their profile card in Outlook on the web and Teams. Pronouns are the words we use to replace someone’s name in a sentence, such as “he,” “she,” or “they” in English.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86382 and 115511
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New Sensitivity Labeling Bar in Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise

MC515530 | February 15 – For organizations who rely on sensitivity labels from Microsoft Purview to protect their documents, a new feature is rolling out that makes it easier for end users to see or change sensitivity labels for files and emails in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook on PC.The new sensitivity bar is conveniently located in your document’s name or your email’s subject line, making it easier to stay aware of your content’s sensitivity. This bar provides an at-a-glance, familiar, and actionable indicator…
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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

MC515275 | February 14 – 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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(Updated) Updated Files On-Demand Settings on Windows

MC499439 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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…
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Migration of quarantine notification frequencies

MC468486 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.This communication is an extension of the previous communication in MC383901We are updating the frequency interval available for user quarantine notification. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93304
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(Updated) The Room Remote feature for desktop

MC499441 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 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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(Updated) New Admin Capabilities in Viva Goals

MC467610 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Integrations in Viva Goals help save time and energy by automatically updating your key results and projects through connections to other applications from Microsoft and third parties. These integrations allow data to flow from the connected applications into Viva Goals so that results and projects are up to date. As Viva Goals is continuing to grow support for more integrations, we will be adding…
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(Updated) OneDrive: Sharing Experience – Share Menu Dropdown

MC403644 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: Based on early feedback we have decided not to proceed with this change. Thank you for your feedback.We’re updating the Share button in Microsoft OneDrive to provide easy access to additional sharing options. When you select Share in OneDrive for Business on Web, you’ll see a contextual menu with all choices available to you for sharing files or folders with your teammates.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83727
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(Updated) Admin Center: New Adoption Score People Experience Capabilities in public preview –Group-Level Aggregates

MC477011 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Adoption Score now includes Group-level aggregates for communication, mobility, collaboration and meetings experiences, and organizational messages are being added to selected Adoption Score people experiences within the Microsoft 365 admin center for preview.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98166, 100710 and 98163
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(Updated) Live Copy/Paste Support for Loop Components in Microsoft Whiteboard

MC470147 | February 14 – Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The ability to copy/paste live Loop components from other Microsoft 365 apps (such as Teams) is coming soon to Whiteboard for the web, Whiteboard app in Teams, and Whiteboard for Windows.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98161
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REMINDER: IE11 desktop application permanent disablement scheduled for TODAY, February 14, 2023

MC515177 | February 14 – The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application is scheduled to be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 devices today, February 14, 2023, through a Microsoft Edge update. All remaining devices that have not already been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update. Note, this update will be rolled out over the span of a few days up to a week, as is standard for Microsoft Edge updates (learn more). Redirection from…
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M365 Apps on windows support new compliance configuration for scoping labels based on files vs. emails

MC514980 | February 13 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint clients and Outlook email clients will support admin setting to have a different set of sensitivity labels. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99939
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Enabling New Call Controls with Survivable Branch Appliance

MC514979 | February 13 – In the event of a network outage, users will soon have access to new call controls with Survivable Branch Appliance. Users will be able to use contact search, dial by name, and initiate a call from their call history. When connected to the same SBA and network, VoIP calls to peers will be routed through PSTN if the call recipient has an associated phone number. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 111421
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Microsoft Syntex Pay-as-you-go Preview Update

MC514975 | February 13 – As announced at Ignite and MC477853 (December ’22), Microsoft Syntex is a new family of products that utilizes AI advancements to transform how content is created, processed, and discovered. The free preview of Microsoft Syntex pay-as-you-go is coming to an end in March.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101512
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