2020 CW 06 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 02/03/2020 to 02/09/2020

12 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 12 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC191153 Basic Authentication Retirement for legacy protocols in Exchange Online 2020-10-31T00;00;00Z 2020-10-13T00;00;00Z 10/13/2020

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MC198819 New Feature: Discover Office files in Outlook for Android 2020-02-20T08;00;00Z 2020-03-31T08;00;00Z N/A

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MC203206 Updated Feature: Meet the new pen toolbox In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, users will see two new tools in the pen toolbox, which is located in the Draw Tab, the ink lasso select tool and the eraser tool.
The lasso tool is new to Word. You use the Lasso to select ink on your document. You can select individual strokes or entire words or shapes. Once it's selected you can change, move, or delete the ink.
In Word the eraser also has been improved and includes the Point erase feature that PowerPoint has had for a while. The Point eraser works more like an eraser you'd have on a real pencil, only the ink you pass the eraser over will be erased.
In addition, each drawing tool, like the highlighter or pen, now shows you previously used colors which makes it easier to switch colors.
The new Ink Editor pen will also be available in the pen toolbox for Word to quickly perform edits using your pens. It's an easier way to launch the https://support.office.com/article/meet-the-new-pen-toolbox-6c09c1ee-11f1-4f5e-b3f2-caace9c23eb5 target=_blank style=background-color; inherit; color; rgb(0, 103, 184);;ink editing experience in Word.
We're also making a change to how customization's to the pen toolbox are saved. When you customize the toolbox - such as modifying the color of a pen - those changes are saved locally on your device, but they no longer roam to your other devices.
In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, users will see two new tools in the pen toolbox, which is located in the Draw Tab, the ink lasso select tool and the eraser tool.
The lasso tool is new to Word. You use the Lasso to select ink on your document. You can select individual strokes or entire words or shapes. Once it's selected you can change, move, or delete the ink.
In Word the eraser also has been improved and includes the Point erase feature that PowerPoint has had for a while. The Point eraser works more like an eraser you'd have on a real pencil, only the ink you pass the eraser over will be erased.
In addition, each drawing tool, like the highlighter or pen, now shows you previously used colors which makes it easier to switch colors.
The new Ink Editor pen will also be available in the pen toolbox for Word to quickly perform edits using your pens. It's an easier way to launch the https://support.office.com/article/meet-the-new-pen-toolbox-6c09c1ee-11f1-4f5e-b3f2-caace9c23eb5 target=_blank style=background-color; inherit; color; rgb(0, 103, 184);;ink editing experience in Word.
We're also making a change to how customization's to the pen toolbox are saved. When you customize the toolbox - such as modifying the color of a pen - those changes are saved locally on your device, but they no longer roam to your other devices.
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MC Link changes

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MC196886 New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/ome#important-updates-to-ome-to-enhance-email-authenticity---action-required N/A

MC Messages changes

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MC202780 We are listening - Microsoft 365 Customer Experience Quarterly CPE Pulse Update Available The Microsoft 365 team is pleased to announce the latest release of the Microsoft 365 CXP Quarterly Pulse Update. This release also highlights key announcements made at Ignite which are related to Pulse feedback.
The Quarterly report is available to Premier Microsoft 365 customers to view and download. From within your tenant, go to https://aka.ms/O365QuarterlyPulseReport https://aka.ms/O365QuarterlyPulseReport and sign-in with your account id.
Updated February 4, 2020; The download link for the report has been updated.
The Microsoft 365 team is pleased to announce the latest release of the Microsoft 365 CXP Quarterly Pulse Update. This release also highlights key announcements made at Ignite which are related to Pulse feedback.
The Quarterly report is available to Premier Microsoft 365 customers to view and download. From within your tenant, go to https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/TrustDocuments?command=DownloaddownloadType=DocumentdownloadId=23c2b7df-9bbd-4223-ae6e-069da4ca2ec6docTab=6d000410-c9e9-11e7-9a91-892aae8839ad_O365_Quarterly_Pulse_Report Office 365 Quarterly Pulse report download and sign-in with your account id.
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MC198819 New Feature: Discover Office files in Outlook for Android We are adding additional intelligent technology to the Search experience in Outlook for Android with the Discover capability, powered by Microsoft Graph.
We will roll out Discover for Outlook for Android early January 2020 to Office 365 Monthly Channel customers.
Discover in Outlook for iOS is already available to production customers (MC185652).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=58733 Roadmap ID 58733.
Updated February 4, 2020; Roll-out timeline has been updated.
We are adding additional intelligent technology to the Search experience in Outlook for Android with the Discover capability, powered by Microsoft Graph.
We will roll out Discover for Outlook for Android by the end of February (previously January) to Office 365 Monthly Channel customers.
Discover in Outlook for iOS is already available to production customers (MC185652).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=58733 Roadmap ID 58733.
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MC198313 New Feature: New features coming to the Office 365 app launcher and Office.com We are modifying how your users access Office.com apps.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
The rollout will be complete by early February 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59667 Roadmap ID 59667.
Updated February 5, 2020; Updated roll-out timeframe.
We are modifying how your users access Office.com apps.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of February 2020 (previously early February).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59667 Roadmap ID 59667.
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MC196886 New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity 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.
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 roll-out will be complete the first of April (previously 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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MC191153 Basic Authentication Retirement for legacy protocols in Exchange Online Beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note; this change does not impact SMTP AUTH.
There are several actions that you and/or your users can take to avoid service disruptions on client applications, and we describe them below. If no action is taken, client applications using 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Upcoming-changes-to-Exchange-Web-Services-EWS-API-for-Office-365/ba-p/608055';Basic Authentication for EWS will be retired on October 13, 2020.
Any application using OAuth 2.0 to connect to these protocols, will continue to work without change or interruption.
Updated February 7, 2020; Changed the Action by Date to accurately reflect October 13, 2020.
Beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note; this change does not impact SMTP AUTH.
There are several actions that you and/or your users can take to avoid service disruptions on client applications, and we describe them below. If no action is taken, client applications using 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Upcoming-changes-to-Exchange-Web-Services-EWS-API-for-Office-365/ba-p/608055';Basic Authentication for EWS will be retired on October 13, 2020.
Any application using OAuth 2.0 to connect to these protocols, will continue to work without change or interruption.
10/13/2020

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MC202661 Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template If you do nothing, your classic SharePoint team site home pages that contain only out-of-the box default web parts will automatically be updated to the modern home page template.
You may choose to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/transform/modernize-userinterface-site-pages upgrade other home pages that weren?t part of the automatic modernization.
If you you would like to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages#why-update-classic-team-site-home-pages-to-modern disable this upgrade on specific sites, you can do so by using a https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/sharepoint/sharepoint-pnp/sharepoint-pnp-cmdlets SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) PowerShell cmdlet
We recommend that you update your user training and notify your help desk of these upcoming changes.
Learn more
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages#why-update-classic-team-site-home-pages-to-modern Classic home page modernization
https://support.office.com/article/create-and-use-modern-pages-on-a-sharepoint-site-b3d46deb-27a6-4b1e-87b8-df851e503dec Create and use modern pages on a SharePoint site
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/transform/modernize-scanner Find the sites on your tenant that will be affected by this change
https://support.office.com/article/new-sharepoint-team-home-page-77cbbd3c-2a23-4a76-bfd7-c5bf95afe1c6 The new SharePoint team home page
If you do nothing, your classic SharePoint team site home pages that contain only out-of-the box default web parts will automatically be updated to the modern home page template.
You may choose to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/transform/modernize-userinterface-site-pages upgrade other home pages that weren?t part of the automatic modernization.
If you would like to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages#why-update-classic-team-site-home-pages-to-modern disable this upgrade on specific sites, you can do so by using a https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/sharepoint/sharepoint-pnp/sharepoint-pnp-cmdlets SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) PowerShell cmdlet
We recommend that you update your user training and notify your help desk of these upcoming changes.
Learn more
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages#why-update-classic-team-site-home-pages-to-modern Classic home page modernization
https://support.office.com/article/create-and-use-modern-pages-on-a-sharepoint-site-b3d46deb-27a6-4b1e-87b8-df851e503dec Create and use modern pages on a SharePoint site
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/transform/modernize-scanner Find the sites on your tenant that will be affected by this change
https://support.office.com/article/new-sharepoint-team-home-page-77cbbd3c-2a23-4a76-bfd7-c5bf95afe1c6 The new SharePoint team home page
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MC196886 New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity 1. Updated email layout for encrypted messages
We encourage you to create your own branding in preparation for this update. https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/add-your-organization-brand-to-encrypted-messages Learn how to add your organization?s brand to encrypted messages.
2. OME email will use the customer domain
Admins who have rules that refer to ?messaging.onmicrosoft.com? will need to update the rule. Any users who have mailbox rules that refer to the Microsoft domain will also need to update their rules. https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/define-mail-flow-rules-to-encrypt-email Learn how to define mail flow rules to encrypt email messages in Office 365.
3. Reduced odds that OME email will be identified as spam
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dkim-to-validate-outbound-email Use DKIM to validate outbound email sent from your custom domain in Office 365.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dmarc-to-validate-email Use DMARC to validate email in Office 365.
4. Capture non-delivery receipt (NDR) email
If you want to capture NDR email, create a bounces@<your organization domain; mailbox. See https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/recipients-in-exchange-online/create-user-mailboxes Create user mailboxes in Exchange Online.
1. Updated email layout for encrypted messages
We encourage you to create your own branding in preparation for this update. https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/add-your-organization-brand-to-encrypted-messages Learn how to add your organization?s brand to encrypted messages.
2. OME email will use the customer domain
Admins who have rules that refer to ?messaging.onmicrosoft.com? will need to update the rule. Any users who have mailbox rules that refer to the Microsoft domain will also need to update their rules. https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/define-mail-flow-rules-to-encrypt-email Learn how to define mail flow rules to encrypt email messages in Office 365.
3. Reduced odds that OME email will be identified as spam
Ensure that you have DKIM set up. Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dkim-to-validate-outbound-email Use DKIM to validate outbound email sent from your custom domain in Office 365.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dmarc-to-validate-email Use DMARC to validate email in Office 365.
4. Capture non-delivery receipt (NDR) email
If you want to capture NDR email, create a bounces@<your organization domain; mailbox. See https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/recipients-in-exchange-online/create-user-mailboxes Create user mailboxes in Exchange Online.
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MC203206 Updated Feature: Meet the new pen toolbox There is no action you need to take to prepare for this change, but you might consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk. Please click the Additional information link to learn more. There is no action you need to take to prepare for this change, but you might consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk. Please click the Additional information link to learn more. N/A

MC to RM link changes

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MC203112 Updated Feature: Microsoft 365 usage reports adds administrator roles 60861 N/A
MC203292 New Feature: Improving the sign in experience for Microsoft Teams 59526 N/A
MC203291 New Feature: Live Events in Yammer produced from your device 59993 N/A
MC203362 Updated Feature: Threat Protection Status Report 60590 N/A
MC203355 New Feature: New reports for Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection 60486 N/A

CW06 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC202944 Be aware and prepared ? web sites you use may not work in Chrome 80. Plan For Change False 02/17/2020
MC202930 Microsoft 365 admin center defaulting to new experience Plan For Change False N/A
MC203079 Microsoft Intune In Development for February is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC203112 Updated Feature: Microsoft 365 usage reports adds administrator roles Stay Informed False N/A
MC203206 Updated Feature: Meet the new pen toolbox Stay Informed Office Subscription False N/A
MC203292 New Feature: Improving the sign in experience for Microsoft Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC203291 New Feature: Live Events in Yammer produced from your device Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC203289 Updated Feature: New Service health status: 'False Positive' Stay Informed False N/A
MC203397 Known Issue: Dialing into Skype for Business/Teams conference IDs Stay Informed Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business False N/A
MC203386 Plan for Change: Change in experience when enrolling Android Enterprise dedicated devices in Intune Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC203362 Updated Feature: Threat Protection Status Report Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC203355 New Feature: New reports for Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A

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