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 327th 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

August 21, 2023 – August 27, 2023




Major updates




Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios

MC670895 | August 25 –

Last year, the Exchange Online data loss prevention (DLP) experience was retired from the classic Exchange admin center (EAC) (MC278896, August ’21 & MC400953, July ’22). We recommend customers use Microsoft Purview Unified DLP, which extends DLP protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams chats, devices, and more. The Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides access to advanced classification capabilities like EDM, ML, etc., along with rich alerts, incident…
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Teams Premium Trial

MC670435 | August 24 –

Beginning rollout in late September, users in your organization will be able to initiate a self-service trial of Microsoft Teams Premium using their Azure Active Directory (AAD) credentials with no requirement to input payment information, while providing complete visibility and control to their Microsoft 365 admin. Self-servicing allows end users to start the 60-day trial and generate signals on utilization for IT to identify users that would benefit from a Teams Premium license. These…
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(Updated) Stream live events replacement service

MC513601 | August 24 –

Updated August 24, 2023: To ensure organizations have time to make necessary changes we are updating the timing of this change from September 15, 2023, to January 30, 2024.

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 January 30, 2024. Microsoft Teams live events, with encoder support, will become your new platform to host and run live events.

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(Updated) SharePoint: User experience and Image Coherence in SharePoint Online (SPO)

MC653734 | August 24 –

Updated August 24, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are currently working to improve user experience by providing a coherent profile photo experience across Microsoft 365. This primarily impacts those users of SharePoint online (SPO) who neither have an exchange license nor are using Delve for uploading images. This may also impact a small number of SPO admin who upload the user profile image on behalf of the end…
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(Updated) Deploy new Microsoft Teams with Microsoft 365 apps

MC661241 | August 23 –

Updated August 23, 2023: The opt-out control is now available. Thank you for your patience.

Starting in September 2023, we will begin including new Microsoft Teams as part of the new and existing installations of Microsoft 365 apps for Windows depending on the schedule provided in this post. Currently, users can install the new Teams by using the View more



(Updated) Your Microsoft 365 services will automatically display your Power BI content by end of June

MC543384 | August 22 –

Updated August 22, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In Nov ‘22, Power BI (PBI) launched the preview of integration with Microsoft Graph, with the goal to increase discovery of PBI reports, dashboards and apps across several surfaces like Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Bing @ Work.

This setting allows users in your org to see certain Power BI metadata (such as content titles and types, or open and sharing history) in Microsoft 365…
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Web links from Microsoft Teams chats to open in Microsoft Edge; Teams chat will open side-by-side with link

MC669480 | August 21 –

The Microsoft Teams desktop app for Windows will open web links from Teams chats in Microsoft Edge to enable a new web and chat side-by-side experience.

By opening web links in Edge, users will be able to see those links side-by-side with their Teams chats—web links will open as new browser tabs and the Teams chats will open next to them in the Edge sidebar. This new, single-view Teams experience in Edge is designed to minimize switching between windows and to help users stay in the…
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Additional updates




(Updated) Near Real-Time Calendar Sync and Updates in Teams Mobile Calendar

MC669743 | August 26 –

Updated August 25, 2023: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Mobile users will soon be able to see near real time updates of their calendar meeting invites when created, updated, forwarded or deleted.

This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 138326

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What’s new in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for August 2023

MC670897 | August 25 –

Your Microsoft Intune account has been updated to the latest service build.

How does this affect me?

You will see the service release number updated in the Tenant Status blade of the Intune console soon. We’ve introduced some changes that we’re excited for you to try out.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

Click additional information below to learn more about what’s new in this service release. We’ll continue to update the What’s…
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Accessibility Improvements to Page Authoring

MC670896 | August 25 –

To support accessibility best practices, we’ve made some improvements to the Page authoring experience in SharePoint.

The first improvement will provide the functionality to mark images as decorative. The second improvement has changed the heading level 1 to be reserved for the page title in the title area.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID View more



Teams Android Devices: Updates to the Report an Issue Feature

MC670893 | August 25 –

Report an issue on Teams Android devices will be temporarily unavailable while we improve the feedback workflow and deliver new feedback mechanisms that will give IT admins control and even better functionality to support their organizations in a future app update.  

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(Updated) SharePoint: Microsoft Lists – Create a List From CSV and Export to CSV

MC668787 | August 25 –

Updated August 25, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended.

The Create a list from CSV feature in SharePoint will allow you to import data from a CSV file. We have also augmented the “Export to CSV” feature by providing another option to “Export to CSV with schema.” This export option will allow you to maintain the custom formatting, choice pills, rich text-based editing and people data, so that your source and destination lists will look…
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(Updated) Teams Android Devices: Updates to the Report an Issue Feature

MC670440 | August 25 –

Updated August 25, 2023: We have identified that this did not go to the correct audience. We will be removing this message and posting a new message to the correct audience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Report an issue on Teams Android devices will be temporarily unavailable while we improve the feedback workflow and deliver new feedback mechanisms that will give IT admins control and even better functionality to support their organizations in a future app…
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Outlook: Disallow Reactions on Specific Emails

MC670444 | August 24 –

We are developing a suite of improvements that support the Reactions in Outlook feature, including methods for a sender to disallow reactions on an email they are about to send, or methods for an admin to control which emails in their tenant should disallow reactions.

Different Outlook endpoints will differ in terms of timing of full support for the feature (i.e., UI entry point to Disallow Reactions and UI-disablement when reactions are disallowed). Server-side support will roll…
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Microsoft Teams: Improved Shared Line Experience

MC670443 | August 24 –

Teams calling allows users (delegators) to share lines with other users (delegates). Shared line appearance lets a user choose a delegate to answer or handle calls on their behalf.

We are launching a simplified experience for users who have set up call delegation which will be available on the Teams mobile app. Mobile users now have a Shared Line Appearance tab on the calls app. The new UI will allow delegates to easily view the different delegator lines they manage and their own…
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OneDrive and SharePoint: Colored Folders

MC670439 | August 24 –

Colored folders are part of the overall “personalization and organization” story for OneDrive and SharePoint. This feature will allow users to colorize their folders with a pre-set range of 16 colors. This colorization is applicable to both new and already existing folders. This feature will be available in OneDrive for Business as well as SharePoint Document Libraries.

This message is associated with Microsoft Roadmap ID <a…
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(Updated) Admin Policy for Collaborative Annotations

MC579612 | August 24 –

Updated August 24, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With privacy and security restrictions, we have implemented a user-level IT admin policy for admins to choose whether some or all users in the company can use Collaborative Annotations. Currently, there is a way to turn Annotations ON or OFF through cmdlet Set-SPOTenant-IsWBFluidEnabled, this will also influence Whiteboard.

This change is associated with…
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(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile

MC579610 | August 24 –

Updated August 24, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are introducing the capability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel for iOS and Android. Additionally, users will be able to view Recent files and attach the most used files upfront from the Recent section.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs <a…
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(Updated) Visio Organizational Trial offering

MC542827 | August 24 –

Updated August 24, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Beginning in May, we are enhancing our trial offering for Visio (MC306669, December 2021) by allowing users to sign up for a trial license, or request for a paid license with their AAD account. This update gives admins oversight and control over self-service trials and license requests. It also removes the need for users to input payment information when initiating a…
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Microsoft Forms – Google Forms to Microsoft Forms Migration via Microsoft 365 Admin Center (MMP)

MC670032 | August 23 –

Google Forms migration to Microsoft Forms through Microsoft 365 admin center will be supported, as an addition to the existing migration capability for docs, sheets and slides. Tenant admin will follow the same process as of today for Google Workspace migration in admin center, while Forms files migration will be supported. 

There will be no UI change in the admin center, while Forms data points will be included during pre-migration scan and post-migration report.

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Inking Support Coming to the New Outlook

MC670030 | August 23 –

On a touch-enabled device, add a canvas to your message and draw with your finger, a digital pen, or a mouse in Outlook. Select from different pen styles and edit your drawing to freely express yourself.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 151810

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Workflows replacing Connectors within Microsoft Teams channels menu

MC670029 | August 23 –

Microsoft Teams will be bringing workflows powered by Power Automate into the overflow menu for channels and replacing the Connectors option within the menu.

To make sure Microsoft Teams provides the best workflow experience for our users we are making it easier to configure workflows for channels. From the list of channels users will be able to go into the overflow menu for a specific channel (…) and select “Workflows”. Here they will see a list of workflow templates specific to…
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Improving the pipeline of Identity-related tables in Microsoft 365 Defender Advanced hunting

MC670027 | August 23 –

We’re improving the pipeline of Identity-related tables in Microsoft 365 Defender Advanced hunting. This change is designed to improve the latencies for identity-related data, bringing the delay times to a minimum.

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Power Platform – Two new telemetry data streams are now available in Public Preview

MC669993 | August 23 – We are announcing the Public Preview of two new telemetry data streams within Power Platform’s integration with Azure Application Insights:

·     Microsoft Power Automate cloud flow telemetry data

·     Dynamics 365 Customer Service telemetry data

With these new telemetry data streams, administrators can connect their workloads to Azure Application Insights to monitor, diagnosis and configure alerts within Azure Application Insights to manage Power Automate and Dynamics…
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Viva Goals: Roll-Up Expected Progress From Child Key Results to Parent

MC669742 | August 22 –

Currently in Viva Goals, while you can set up phased targets (ability to shape the expected progress curve) at the level of the child key result, the targets do not roll up to the parent key result or objective. This has caused confusion to both the child and the parent objective owners resulting in incorrect progress and status calculations and incorrect depictions of the expected progress values in the progress graphs. 

With this release, if the child key result has phased…
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Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking and Revocation – File Registration

MC669741 | August 22 –

When a sensitivity label is used to encrypt an Office file, it is automatically registered for tracking, and previously label-protected Office files are registered the next time they are opened in an updated client. This only applies to local files. Compliance administrators can track and revoke access to registered Office files.

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Microsoft Purview Information Protection Tracking and Revocation – End-User Tracking and Revocation

MC669740 | August 22 –

From the sensitivity menu, owners of Office files protected with a sensitivity label can access the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to view user access attempts and revoke access if needed.

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Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Matched items in audit logs

MC669739 | August 22 –

Coming soon to general availability is Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capability that will show you the exact cause of a flagged DLP policy violation. We’ve extended our support to show matched conditions across workloads (Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Endpoint), rules, and conditions.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117488

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Rosters in Microsoft Planner Supporting Container Sensitivity Labels

MC669735 | August 22 – Customers will soon be able to apply container labels to rosters in Microsoft Planner. This is enabled directly in Planner by using Microsoft Graph APIs. When this feature is rolled out, the roster sensitivity labels can be set to respect the policy settings. If the tenant admin has made container labels mandatory and has set a default label, then the default label will be used for roster creation through Microsoft Loop client.

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Follow up to MC513976: Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring

MC669730 | August 22 –

This is a follow up to MC513976 (February ’23) to inform you that the change to provide more control over spacing in the text web part has been rolled back based on customer feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your feedback.

—Original message content below for reference—

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…
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(Updated) Email notifications for “Issues in your environment that require action”

MC470137 | August 22 –

Updated August 22, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline 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 take action.

To ensure that these notifications successfully…
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(Updated) Message List Selection UI updates for Outlook on the Web and New Outlook for Windows

MC556159 | August 22 –

Updated August 22, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In order to save space on the message list in Outlook, we are making an UI update: From “selection circles on the left side of each row” to “Select mode that you have to get into before checkboxes appear“, using a button in the top-right corner of the Message List. Users may have to acclimate themselves to the new Selection user experience.

In addition,…
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(Updated) Viva Goals: Export OKRs to Powerpoint

MC668254 | August 22 –

Updated August 22, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Viva Goals is introducing the option to export OKRs to PowerPoint in various templates. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117483

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(Updated) Microsoft Viva: Use of Viva Topics in Viva Engage Grants Visibility of Topic Names

MC661222 | August 22 –

Updated August 22, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank  you for your patience.

In January, we announced the General Availability of Viva Topics in Viva Engage (Yammer) to customers. As part of the Viva Engage topics transition to Viva Topics, posts in Viva Engage (conversations, questions, polls, announcements, storyline posts) will be considered as<a…
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Preview: Python in Excel

MC669648 | August 22 – Python in Excel is rolling out to Public Preview in Excel for Windows for users with access to the Microsoft 365 Insiders program Beta Channel.

While Python in Excel is in Public Preview, users in your organization with access to the Microsoft 365 Insiders program Beta Channel will be able to use this feature as part of their subscription. Once the feature becomes generally available, an additional Python in Excel license will be required to use the feature.

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Microsoft Teams: Proactive Monitoring of Meeting Quality Using Real-time Telemetry (Premium)

MC669479 | August 21 –

The Real-Time Analytics feature in the Teams admin center allows admins to view their users’ meetings and identify issues related to audio, video, content sharing, and network connectivity. As an admin, you can use this information to investigate and address any problems with the meeting experience while the meeting is ongoing. Currently, the troubleshooting process for admins is manual and requires continuous admin involvement. The admin or engineer must search for a user, access their call…
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Viva Pulse Admin Experience: Add a Link to Internal Policies

MC669478 | August 21 –

The Viva Pulse Admin experience will soon have a new admin capability called, ‘Add a link to internal policies’. Currently in the customization set up, survey authors will see a general disclaimer message saying, “Important. Your organization may have policies governing appropriate survey questions for employees. Please ensure you have consulted any such policies before proceeding.” With the new ‘Add a link to internal policies’ feature, you can add a link to…
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Avatars: Hardware Requirements and Service Plan Update

MC669477 | August 21 –

You will soon see a new service plan associated with your Microsoft 365 or Office 365 license: Avatars for Teams (MESH_AVATARS_FOR_TEAMS). 

Avatars for Teams app is also updating the minimum hardware requirements to access this feature. The new minimum specified hardware requirement is a two core CPU with 6gb RAM. Users will not be able to utilize this feature if it does not meet the minimum hardware spec. This change is due to be able to provide users with a better Avatars…
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