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 306th 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

March 6, 2023 – March 12, 2023




Major updates




Retirement of custom default result sources in Microsoft Search for modern search experiences

MC526131 | March 11 – Classic SharePoint search supports the feature of result sources where you can define custom KQL filters on what items should be returned for your search result. This feature has been honored in Microsoft Search, but as the same result source is used across all verticals with SharePoint content it limits the flexibility and intention of the feature.In November 2021 Microsoft shipped the capability for administrators to add KQL to the verticals in Microsoft Search. Vertical configuration…
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Groups and Yammer Verticals in Microsoft Search in Bing retirement

MC524210 | March 7 – We will be retiring the Groups and Yammer Verticals from Microsoft Search in Bing in April 2023. This change aligns with our overall promise to customers to keep our enterprise search platforms (Bing,, SharePoint) coherent.
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Additional updates




Microsoft 365 roadmap updates

MC526134 | March 11 – We’re making some changes to the Microsoft 365 roadmapto better articulate preview availability and when features are scheduled to start rolling out.
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New Tenants as of March 31 will have Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint enabled by Default

MC526130 | March 11 – We’re making some changes to the default configuration for new tenants for Azure B2B integration with SharePoint & OneDrive.
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Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management setup guide updates

MC526129 | March 11 – The Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management setup guide on the Advanced deployment guides & assistance page is getting revamped to help you manage data in your tenant. We’ll differentiate deployment tasks based on your license: Office 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E5, and Microsoft 365 E5.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117373
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Toggle to try the Preview of new Outlook for Windows

MC526128 | March 11 – In Fall 2022, we expanded access to the preview of the new Outlook for Windows to all of Office Insiders in both Beta and Preview channels. With a wealth of feedback from these early adopters, we are excited to expand access to users in Current Channel. The experience is an option to try, and nothing will change without end users taking action. We will give notice before any required changes occur, after the preview has received sufficient usage and feedback.
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Important Changes to Whiteboard in Teams tabs

MC526127 | March 11 – Microsoft Whiteboard is making Whiteboard tabs in Teams configurable using Teams app permission policies. This provides more control and flexibility to enable or disable Whiteboard tabs in Teams and complements the already existing meeting policy for Whiteboard in Teams meetings.
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Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Customer Facing Analytics

MC526126 | March 11 – Soon, Viva Connections will include an analytics experience. Use analytics to understand how and when users engage with components of the Viva Connections experience, popular content types, and the platforms used to access the app.This feature is associated with Roadmap ID 93367Note: Viva Connections analytics data is aggregated and cannot be tracked to an individual user.
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SPO Site Sharing will now use Azure B2B Invitation Manager

MC525663 | March 10 – We are updating the SharePoint Online Site Sharing backend to use Azure B2B Invitation Manager instead of the legacy SharePoint Invitation Manager.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117557
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Renaming File viewer webpart to ‘File and Media’

MC525664 | March 10 – We are renaming file viewer webpart to ‘File and Media’ to make this webpart inclusive of more file types like videos.
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Microsoft Teams: Geo filtering for Teams apps

MC525662 | March 10 – Microsoft Teams App Developers will soon be able to target applications to select geographies (countries/regions) via partner center. Developers, at times, build applications that are only relevant in a few countries or regions for operational reasons or for adhering to different compliance requirements across countries & regions. Once this change rolls out, Microsoft Teams app users will only be able to see apps that are applicable for their country or region. This message is associated…
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SharePoint: New List Templates with Approvals

MC525660 | March 10 – We are introducing two new list templates with the Approvals app integration. With this change, Microsoft Lists templates, specifically Travel Requests with approvals and Content Scheduler with approvals, will begin to leverage integration with the Approvals app in Microsoft Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100502
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Updates to Office File Collaboration Settings on Windows and macOS

MC525659 | March 10 – We have an update to the OneDrive sync app advanced settings for Office file collaboration.Previously, two toggles were shown to allow users to opt out of Office file collaboration and decide on how to handle conflicts. After this change, users will no longer see these toggles and will be opted-in by default to avoid sync conflicts.File collaboration: This setting allows users to collaborate on and sync documents with Microsoft Office. Moving forward, this setting be hidden for users who have…
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Alerts when end user report a message as junk or not junk

MC525658 | March 10 – Applicable to Tenants with Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Plan 1 or Plan 2 or Microsoft 365 Defender plan. Today, Microsoft only generates alerts when end user reports an email as phish from outlook – “Email reported by user as malware or phish” (alert name)Starting March 20th, 2023, Microsoft will start generating alerts when end user reports an email as junk or not junk.”Email reported by user as junk” (alert name) whenever end user reports an email -As junk from any…
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(Updated) Admin Center: New Adoption Score People Experience Capabilities in public preview –Group-Level Aggregates

MC477011 | March 9 – Updated March 9, 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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License Management capabilities for Independent Software Vendors’ (ISV) SaaS Apps in Microsoft Teams

MC525151 | March 9 – To help streamline the license management experience, we are now offering ISVs the choice to enable Microsoft Teams License Management for their transactable SaaS offers at time of publishing, and for these offers, Teams customers will be able to manage their subscriptions and assign licenses directly in Teams. Microsoft Teams License Management for ISV SaaS offers will be accessible in two ways – In Teams Client App Store, via the Manage Apps section, the user can view their app subscription…
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Power Apps License Request Flow

MC525149 | March 9 – Beginning mid-March, we are improving the experience of managing self-service trials by providing admins with the ability to receive license requests from Power Apps users in your organization. Once a request is submitted by a user, you will see a notification on the Microsoft 365 admin center home page. To access the license request page in the admin center, go to the Billing > Licenses page, then select the Requests tab. Multiple requests can be approved/rejected at once.
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New admin controls for Global and Viva Goals Administrators

MC525144 | March 9 – Viva Goals Administrators (and Global Administrators) will now have a new admin page from which they can manage the existing Viva Goals policy settings for the tenant. In addition, now they will also be able to view and manage all the organizations on Viva Goals by updating the organization owner or admin privileges.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117475
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Feature release for Multi-geo admin audit

MC525141 | March 9 – We are delighted to announce a new feature release for Exchange Online Multi-geoenvironment. This feature allows admins to audit admin operations across all locations using the Search-UnifiedAuditLog cmdlet and Microsoft Purview. Starting in early March, this feature will be rolled out to tenants. You can begin testing the feature by using Microsoft Purview or Search-UnifiedAuditLog cmdlet and track admin operations. Please refer the below doc for more details on the options…
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Microsoft Loop App Coming to Public Preview

MC525137 | March 9 – Microsoft Loop is a web and mobile co-creation app. It is designed for your team to think, plan, and create together. The Loop App will be disabled by default for your organization. If you wish to enable the Loop App in your tenant, please follow the steps outlined below.You can learn more about Loop here:
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(Updated) Excel is blocking untrusted XLL add-ins by default.

MC524212 | March 7 – Updated March 7, 2023: We have updated the content below for clairty. Thank you for your patience.We are introducing a default change for Excel Windows desktop apps that run XLL add-ins: XLL add-ins from untrusted locations will now be blocked by default.For XLL add-ins in files from untrusted locations, you will no longer be able to enable content with a click of a button. A message will appear notifying you of the risk and a link to get more information about possible workarounds and support….
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(Updated) Virtual Appointment as a new Teams Meeting Template

MC488588 | March 7 – Updated March 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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 a free 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 meeting can…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Presenter Window Improvements in Screen Sharing

MC492903 | March 7 – Updated March 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.In Microsoft Teams, presenters will soon have the new Presenterwindow at their disposal while screen sharing.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100392
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(Updated) SharePoint: Update to Rules Email Notifications for Lists and Libraries

MC517325 | March 7 – Updated March 7, 2023: Thank you to everyone for providing feedback on this feature update. We have heard the concerns regarding this change and are working on a follow-up update to address the main concerns. We will share details about the change and a delivery ETA as soon as we have more concrete information. 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…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.16 update

MC516349 | March 7 – Updated March 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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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Autosuggest location for Emergency location

MC524208 | March 7 – This feature would allow users to easily get location recommendations for emergency location. Confirming the location via the autosuggest will mark the location as an assist driving emergency call directly to PSAP. We will still allow manual location confirmations. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94692
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