2020 CW 05 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 01/27/2020 to 02/02/2020

16 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 10 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC196886 New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity 2019-12-27T19;36;47Z 2020-05-15T19;36;00Z N/A

MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC202537 Security defaults replacing Baseline Protection policies False True N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201582 New Feature: Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account Your end users will soon be able to https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 add a personal calendar and connect a TeamSnap account to Outlook on the web.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to all customers in April 2020.
The rollout will be completed in July 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54015 54015, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54970 54970, and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=57277 57277.
Updated January 28, 2020; Updated to reflect that PowerShell can be executed now and settings will be honored as the feature rolls out.
Your end users will soon be able to https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 add a personal calendar and connect a TeamSnap account to Outlook on the web.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to all customers in April 2020.
The rollout will be completed in July 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54015 54015, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54970 54970, and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=57277 57277.
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MC196886 New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity We are rolling out updates to Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) that enhance the authenticity of OME email.
We will roll out these features in early January 2020.
The rollout will be complete the first of February.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59001 Roadmap ID 59001.
Updated 1/28/2020; To provide an optimal experience we are updating the roll out time frame for this feature. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We are rolling out updates to Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) that enhance the authenticity of OME email.
We will roll out these features in early January 2020.
The rollout will be complete the first of April (previoiulsy February).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59001 Roadmap ID 59001.
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MC202505 Rename "Service Administrator" to "Service Support Administrator" in Microsoft 365 admin center, Azure AD portal We?re renaming Azure AD role from Service Administrator to Service Support Administrator in Azure AD portal and M365 Admin Center. This change is happening to align the name with what's there in MS Graph API and PowerShell.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to in early March 2020.
The rollout will be completed by mid-March.
We?re renaming Azure AD role from Service Administrator to Service Support Administrator in Azure AD portal and Microsoft 365 admin center. This change is happening to align the name with what's there in MS Graph API and PowerShell.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to in early March 2020.
The rollout will be completed by mid-March.
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MC201932 Be aware and prepared ? web sites you use may not work in Chrome 80. Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. In preparation for this change, Microsoft has updated the Microsoft 365 suite of products (Office Online, Power BI, etc.). This is a courtesy notification that web sites you use, if run in Chrome, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 releases on February 4, 2020, and should be tested to confirm if any updates are required.
Issues you may encounter if your apps aren't prepared;
Authentication in your applications may fail or loop
Line of Business apps that rely on cross-domain cookies may break
SaaS apps your organization uses run by other companies may stop working
We recommend that every customer take the time to test and fix their apps;
Download the Chrome beta, and test it with the SameSite flags enabled. (Detailed instructions in the Additional Information)
Update your apps to set the SameSite=None flag if needed.
Additionally, consider https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3/cookie-legacy-samesite-policies setting Group Policy to disable the change in Chrome until you're confident that apps you rely on will work in Chrome.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
Updated January 31, 2020; The SameSite behavior will begin rolling out to Chrome 80 Stable for an initial limited population starting the week of February 17, 2020. Utilize the following resource for tracking the status of this change; https://www.chromium.org/updates/same-site Chromium.org - SameSite Updates
Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. In preparation for this change, Microsoft has updated the Microsoft 365 suite of products (Office Online, Power BI, etc.). This is a courtesy notification that web sites you use, if run in Chrome, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 releases on February 4, 2020, and should be tested to confirm if any updates are required.
Issues you may encounter if your apps aren't prepared;
Authentication in your applications may fail or loop
Line of Business apps that rely on cross-domain cookies may break
SaaS apps your organization uses run by other companies may stop working
We recommend that every customer take the time to test and fix their apps;
Download the Chrome beta, and test it with the SameSite flags enabled. (Detailed instructions in the Additional Information)
Update your apps to set the SameSite=None flag if needed.
Additionally, consider https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3/cookie-legacy-samesite-policies setting Group Policy to disable the change in Chrome until you're confident that apps you rely on will work in Chrome.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
02/03/2020

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC200276 New Feature: Teams Read receipts roll-out update Read receipts will be rolled out on by default with admin and user level controls to manage. If you would like your users to choose if they want read receipts on or off then there is no action required.
If you do not want your user to have read receipts, please change the admin portal value for read receipts to off. If you want to require everyone to have read receipts change the value to everyone.
To summarize the 3 administrative settings available, now, in the Teams admin center under ?messaging?;
User Preference (DEFAULT); members of the tenant get to decide if they want read receipts ON or OFF. Default within the app is ON. Users can then turn it OFF.
Everyone; everyone in the tenant will have the feature ON with no option to turn it off.
Off; no one in the tenant has read receipts nor can they turn it on.
Read receipts will be rolled out on by default with admin and user level controls to manage. If you would like your users to choose if they want read receipts on or off then there is no action required.
If you do not want your user to have read receipts, please change the admin portal value for read receipts to off. If you want to require everyone to have read receipts change the value to everyone.
To summarize the 3 administrative settings available, now, in the Teams admin center under ?messaging?;
User Preference (DEFAULT); members of the tenant get to decide if they want read receipts ON or OFF. Default within the app is ON. Users can then turn it OFF.
Everyone; everyone in the tenant will have the feature ON with no option to turn it off.
Off; no one in the tenant has read receipts nor can they turn it on.
Please see the Additional Information for more details.
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MC201582 New Feature: Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account These features are On by default and can be disabled for your tenant in PowerShell in Set-OWAMailboxPolicy.
To control the addition of a personal calendar and the ability to make personal events affect work or school free/busy availability, use;
PersonalAccountCalendarsEnabled $True $False
$true; Users can connect to their Outlook.com or Google calendars to see those events in their Outlook on the web calendar. This is the default value.
$false; Users can't connect to their Outlook.com or Google calendars in Outlook on the web
To control the addition of TeamSnap, use;
TeamSnapCalendarsEnabled $True $False
$true; Users can connect to their TeamSnap calendars to see those events in their Outlook on the web calendar. This is the default value.
$false; Users can't connect to their TeamSnap calendars in Outlook on the web.
Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/client-access/set-owamailboxpolicy How to set the OWA policy using PowerShell
https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 More about personal calendars and TeamSnap
https://support.office.com/article/show-personal-events-on-your-work-or-school-calendar-6ffc71a9-0943-415a-8482-ce0122528a35 More about how your personal events affects your work or school availability
These features are On by default and can be disabled for your tenant in PowerShell in Set-OWAMailboxPolicy. You can disable this feature now and your settings will be honored as the feature is rolled out.
To control the addition of a personal calendar and the ability to make personal events affect work or school free/busy availability, use;
PersonalAccountCalendarsEnabled $True $False
$true; Users can connect to their Outlook.com or Google calendars to see those events in their Outlook on the web calendar. This is the default value.
$false; Users can't connect to their Outlook.com or Google calendars in Outlook on the web
To control the addition of TeamSnap, use;
TeamSnapCalendarsEnabled $True $False
$true; Users can connect to their TeamSnap calendars to see those events in their Outlook on the web calendar. This is the default value.
$false; Users can't connect to their TeamSnap calendars in Outlook on the web.
Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/client-access/set-owamailboxpolicy How to set the OWA policy using PowerShell
https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 More about personal calendars and TeamSnap
https://support.office.com/article/show-personal-events-on-your-work-or-school-calendar-6ffc71a9-0943-415a-8482-ce0122528a35 More about how your personal events affects your work or school availability
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC202505 Rename "Service Administrator" to "Service Support Administrator" in Microsoft 365 admin center, Azure AD portal Rename Service Administrator to Service Support Administrator in M365 Admin Center, Azure AD portal Rename Service Administrator to Service Support Administrator in Microsoft 365 admin center, Azure AD portal N/A

MC to MC link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC202765 Follow up to MC202761: App setup policies in Microsoft Teams MC202761 N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC202493 Updated Feature: Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics Power BI App 58080 N/A
MC202504 New Feature: Outlook mobile adds rich formatting 54805,60638,60641 N/A
MC202599 Updated Feature: Update to Security and Compliance center link in Admin center 60606 N/A
MC202537 Security defaults replacing Baseline Protection policies 55688 N/A
MC202661 Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template 60405 N/A
MC202765 Follow up to MC202761: App setup policies in Microsoft Teams 56783 N/A
MC202761 Feature Update: App setup policies in Microsoft Teams 56783 N/A
MC202803 New feature: Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview 60438 N/A
MC202831 New Feature: Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports in preview 60435 N/A
MC202846 New Feature: Legal hold for Teams private channels 60434 N/A

MC Workload Display Names changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201949 Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365 Service health and Message Center Microsoft Flow Microsoft Power Automate N/A

CW05 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC202482 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for January Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC202505 Rename "Service Administrator" to "Service Support Administrator" in Microsoft 365 admin center, Azure AD portal Stay Informed False N/A
MC202504 New Feature: Outlook mobile adds rich formatting Stay Informed Exchange Online, Office Subscription False N/A
MC202599 Updated Feature: Update to Security and Compliance center link in Admin center Stay Informed Office 365 Portal False N/A
MC202661 Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template Stay Informed SharePoint Online True N/A
MC202636 Retirement of Facebook data connector in Excel Plan For Change Office Subscription True N/A
MC202761 Feature Update: App setup policies in Microsoft Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC202803 New feature: Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview Stay Informed Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC202831 New Feature: Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports in preview Stay Informed Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC202846 New Feature: Legal hold for Teams private channels Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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