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 309th email that Microsoft has sent to Tenant Admin’s Newsletter with Office 365 changes.


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Message center announcements

March 27, 2023 – April 2, 2023




Major updates




IT Admin Policy Change for the New Webinars experience on Teams

MC535700 | April 1 – With the launch of the new webinar experience, we introduced a new events policy. In order to ensure smooth transition to the new webinar experience, we temporarily continued the old webinar policy setting of AllowMeetingRegistration in controlling the availability of the new webinar. Now with successful introduction of the new webinar, we will be decoupling the settings that control the availability of the old (via AllowMeetingRegistration in meeting policy) and the new (via AllowWebinar in…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams user request configuration to external systems (URL redirect)

MC411463 | March 31 – Updated March 31, 2023: The general availability of PowerShell script to deactivate user request in the tenant is now April 2023. We apologize for inconveniences caused by the delay.Microsoft Teams apps help facilitate collaboration and enhance team productivity. Some organizations choose to control which apps their users can use, blocking apps from use until IT has reviewed and approved them. For these organizations, the recent app discovery update (MC350372) enables users to indicate which…
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OneNote to Block Embedded Files that Have Dangerous Extensions

MC534742 | March 29 – OneNote is making an important change to how it treats embedded files that have dangerous extensions. Previously, OneNote would show users a warning dialog when users tried to open an embedded file with a dangerous extension; users could open the file by choosing OK in the dialog.With this update, OneNote will show users a dialog that will let them know that their administrator has blocked them from opening the embedded file that has a dangerous extension, to also align with the same extensions…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams support for Targeted Release

MC510331 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams will support Targeted Release for commercial cloud customers. With this support, users opted-in to Targeted Release will be the first production users to see the latest Microsoft Teams features and help shape the product by providing early feedback. Prior to this, Targeted Release provided early access to OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Office for the web, Microsoft 365…
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Additional updates




Microsoft Viva: SharePoint content on and Edge New Tab Page Feed show related Viva Topics

MC535703 | April 1 – Microsoft Feed items will soon show a Viva Topic pill when it is relevant for SharePoint content. This allows the user to easily learn more about the topic and get to the people and content related to the topic for that item.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 118063
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Upcoming behavior change to the “DoNotRewrite” List

MC535702 | April 1 – With the deployment of the Tenant Allow/Block List, as being the single source of truth for Tenant Allows, other mechanisms for Tenant Allows are being removed. This will give SecOps teams one place to manage all Tenant Allows.Today, the “DoNotRewrite” list is used to Skip:Wrapping URLs DetonationVerdictsThe intended purpose of “DoNotRewrite” is to give tenants the ability to skip the wrapping of URLs. With the deployment of the Tenant Allow Block List, it is expected that all tenant allows (ex…
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(Updated) Teams Video Clip Auto-Generated Captions

MC534735 | March 31 – Updated March 31, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Teams Video Clip was released last November, we are updating the feature with auto-generated captions support.
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Power Platform and Dataverse coming to Service health and Message Center

MC535549 | March 31 – In an effort to deliver greater clarity on service health communications, we are making changes to the service listings available on Service health and Message Center. Beginning April 2023, Service health and Message Center will include Dataverse and Power Platform. When this will happen: This will be rolled out to Service health and Message Center by the end of April 2023. How this will affect your organization: Administrators can track issues related to Power Platform admin center, and other…
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SharePoint: Create Pages and News from the SharePoint app bar

MC535266 | March 30 – With this update, users will soon be able to start creating pages and news as an action from the SharePoint app bar. This means that no matter where users are in SharePoint, they can jump right into the creation process and stay in the flow of work.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98143
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Outlook: Mandatory Labeling Before Composing Emails for Mobile Users

MC535264 | March 30 – We have listened to customer feedback for Outlook mobile needing to meet the mission of “On the Go”, and for organizations to have mandatory labeling enabled without default labeling. We are releasing a feature that will allow Outlook mobile users to have a label selection before composing an email to send.This release will also include a new sensitivity bar below the subject line as well as support label colors. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109544
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Offline meetings in Microsoft Teams

MC535261 | March 30 – For events such as personal appointments, lunch break slots on calendar, and in-person meetings, you can now create a true appointment in Teams calendar by turning off the online toggle for a meeting.What to expect: By default, all meetings created from teams will be teams online meeting. The toggle is currently available only for private meetings and appointments. Offline events will not create chat thread and other teams meeting artifacts that are tightly coupled withteams’ online meetings….
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Microsoft Defender for Office allows submission of up to 100 emails

MC535260 | March 30 – Applicable to Tenants with Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Plan 1 or Plan 2 or Microsoft 365 Defender plan.Coming soon, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 will allow you to submit up to 100 emails at once from quarantine, threat explorer (or real-time detections tool) and User reported page to Microsoft for analysis.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 115509
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(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Windows 365 cloud PC advanced deployment guide

MC514084 | March 30 – Updated March 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timing below. Thank you for your patience.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…
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Microsoft Teams: Speaker View in Teams Meetings

MC534743 | March 29 – Microsoft Teams is introducing a new feature: Speaker View. This option can be selected from the view switcher within meetings, allowing users to effortlessly track the current active speaker. Speaker View is particularly effective in scenarios with a limited number of key speakers and a large audience, such as town halls, trainings, or lectures – especially from the student’s perspective. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 116009
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Office Apps on the Web can create PDFs that inherit the source files sensitivity labels

MC534739 | March 29 – When using Microsoft 365 Apps on the web for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, files that have a sensitivity label will also apply those labels to PDFs created in those apps. Documents that also have encryption cannot be converted to PDF without first removing protection.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117594
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Task publishing: Teams activity feed items for all team members/owners when an urgent task is published to their team

MC531216 | March 29 – Updated March 29, 2023: We are removing this message as it is a duplicate of MC531736. Thank you for your feedback.What’s changing:In response to numerous customer requests, we’re improving visibility when an urgent task is published to a Microsoft team. After this feature is rolled out, when an organization uses the task publishing featureto publish a task with a priority set to Urgent,each member or owner of the team that receives this task will receive a Teams activity feed informing them…
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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

MC534356 | March 29 – We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel
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Microsoft Viva: Display connected topics on people profile cards, now available WW.

MC534310 | March 28 – Display connected topics on people profile cards is coming soon. Want to learn more about what other topics someone is an expert on? Now, when you select someone’s name or picture in Outlook or other Office web apps, you can find that information on their profile card. Viva Topics will now integrate with the information that appears in the profile for each person.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88697
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Microsoft Viva Insights Powershell Tenant Controls

MC534309 | March 28 – Admin controls to view and update Tenant’s default Microsoft Viva Insights settings using PowerShell.
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eDiscovery support now available for Microsoft Loop Components created from Teams and Outlook via Microsoft Purview

MC534304 | March 28 – Loop componentsMicrosoft Loop components created in Teams or Outlook are now discoverable and have eDiscovery workflow support using the Microsoft Purview tool. These files are stored in the creator’s OneDrive for Business and are available for search and collection and render in review for both eDiscovery (Standard) and eDiscovery (Premium). The HTML offline export format is supported on eDiscovery (Premium). You can also download and re-upload the files to any OneDrive for Business to view…
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(Updated) Teams update: Expanded view of the profile card in Teams

MC494734 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Beginning in March, users in your organization will be able to use expanded views of the profile card in Teams. The expanded view is already available in Outlook and includes more information, like an overview of the profile, contact information, organizational chart, and LinkedIn tab.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109526.
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(Updated) New Message Recall in Exchange Online rolling out now

MC519224 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The new Message Recall feature in Exchange Online is starting to roll out now and should be available to all Exchange Online tenants worldwide by mid-March. The new feature is more than twice as effective at successfully recalling messages than the classic Outlook for Windows Message Recall feature, and offers a single aggregated recall status report for each recall. Learn more here. This message is…
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(Updated) Enable second video stream with “Teams Content Camera on Desktop”

MC532608 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We are revising the schedule for this release and will communicate the new timeline, via Message center, once available. Thank you for your patience.Users will be able to enable a second video stream to support both their Personal Video and Teams Content Camera on Desktop feature. When enabling the Teams Content Camera on Desktop feature, the Personal Video is expected to be maintained so long that the user selects a separate Camera to support the two video streams. This…
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(Updated) New Admin Capabilities in Viva Goals

MC467610 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 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) Access the Office add-ins from the Home tab and File Menu

MC475168 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The Office extensibility “get add-in” button will be moved from the Insert tab to the Home Tab. We also aligned the extensibility experience across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams with a consistent logo and a flyout where users can easily find their installed add-ins while browsing the recommended add-ins at the same time.Microsoft has a comprehensive extensibility ecosystem. You can gain…
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(Updated) Allow End Users to Upgrade Distribution Lists to Microsoft 365 Groups

MC510333 | March 28 – Updated March 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Admins will be able to allow end users (owners) of Distribution Lists to upgrade their List to a Microsoft 365 Group themselves. This feature is launching in preview and depending on the usability and feedback on this feature, additional changes may be scheduled in the future.
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Microsoft Teams: Teams button to Join Meeting from pre-join Screen for all Microsoft Teams Certified Peripherals

MC533818 | March 27 – Users can soon successfully join and participate in a meeting directly with their Teams Button on their Microsoft Teams certified peripheral. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95632
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Microsoft Teams certified Peripherals: Teams Button to bring Teams Meeting Stage to Foreground During Meeting

MC533817 | March 27 – Microsoft Teams users can soon bring up the meeting stage to the foreground by pressing their Teams Button during a meeting. Note: This feature only applies to devices with dedicated Teams Buttons. If the device has a dual-purpose button (supports both hookswitch and Teams Button), pressing the button will end the call.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98496
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Reminder Emails for Webinars

MC533814 | March 27 – To build excitement and drive attendance as the webinar draws near, you can leverage timely, automated reminder emails to ensure the event remains top of mind. These emails will be sent to every confirmed registrant at a configured date and time you set ahead of the event and will include a custom-branded header, webinar details, and a link to join the event.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122505 Standard Release: We have started rolling out this out and will complete…
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File Extension Change from .fluid to .loop

MC533813 | March 27 – As previously shared, Loop components and pages will switch from using the .fluid extension to the .loop extension, to align with the Microsoft Loop brand.
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Recent SharePoint admin actions

MC533812 | March 27 – We are delighted to announce a new feature release for the SharePoint admin center. With the recent actions panel, you can track progress of site setting changes you made from the Active sites page. A premium version of this feature is offered as part of Microsoft Syntex – SharePoint Advanced Management. The premium version allows you to review your most recent actions in the SharePoint admin center up to the last 30 days. Starting in the beginning of March, this feature will be rolled out to…
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Upgraded Viva Topics Admin experience

MC533808 | March 27 – We will soon be rolling out an updated admin experience for Viva Topics. This update is designed to create more consistency and clarity navigating the admin experience across the Viva suite.
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Microsoft Syntex: Content Assembly – Choose Fields in Modern Templates to Create Document Library Columns

MC533807 | March 27 – We will be rolling out the ability to map fields of a modern template to library columns in Microsoft Syntex Content Assembly.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98126
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Preview the new Microsoft Teams Windows client

MC533687 | March 27 – Today we’re starting to roll out the preview of the new Microsoft Teams desktop app for Windows. The new Microsoft Teams desktop app is built on a foundation of speed, performance, and flexibility—saving you time and helping your organization work together more efficiently.
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Now in public preview: Avatars for Microsoft Teams

MC533652 | March 27 – Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.This…
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