2020 CW 07 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 02/10/2020 to 02/16/2020

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 9 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 2020-05-15T19;36;00Z 2020-03-20T19;36;00Z N/A

MC How Affect 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 There are four changes in this update.
1. Updated email layout for encrypted messages
The recipient alert advising users about an encrypted message will not feature the Microsoft logo.
2. OME email will use the customer domain
OME email will use the organization domain instead of instead of Microsoft?s domain address ?messaging.onmicrosoft.com?. This change improves the authenticity of the one-time passcode and OME portal emails.
3. Reduced odds that OME email will be identified as spam
We are improving how we validate and identify that OME email originates from your domain in Office 365. This reduces the likelihood that mail servers that receive OME email will mark that email as spam. We?ve added DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) validation for outgoing encrypted mail. We?ve also set up special DKIM headers for one-time passcode email to prevent them from being marked as junk in Office 365.
4. Capture non-delivery receipt (NDR) email
Create a bounces@ mailbox to capture NDR email in the OME portal.
There are four changes in this update.
1. Updated email layout for encrypted messages
The recipient alert advising users about an encrypted message will not feature the Microsoft logo.
2. OME email will use the customer domain
OME email will use the organization domain instead of Microsoft?s domain address ?messaging.onmicrosoft.com?. This change improves the authenticity of the one-time passcode and OME portal emails.
3. Reduced odds that OME email will be identified as spam
We are improving how we validate and identify that OME email originates from your domain in Office 365. This reduces the likelihood that mail servers that receive OME email will mark that email as spam. We?ve added DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) validation for outgoing encrypted mail. We?ve also set up special DKIM headers for one-time passcode email to prevent them from being marked as junk in Office 365.
4. Capture non-delivery receipt (NDR) email
Create a bounces@ mailbox to capture NDR email in the OME portal.
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MC203853 Feature Update: Tasks powered by To-Do generally available When this change is implemented, users will no longer be able to see the classic Tasks experience in Outlook on the web. The new Tasks experience is powered by To Do, so users will see all their tasks as well as lists of tasks they have created, any flagged emails, and tasks and lists the have created in the To Do app. When this change is implemented, users will no longer be able to see the classic Tasks experience in Outlook on the web. The new Tasks experience is powered by To Do, so users will see all their tasks as well as lists of tasks they have created, any flagged emails, and tasks and lists they have created in the To Do app. N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201872 UPDATED: New Feature: Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome, providing the benefits of Microsoft Search in the browser to those end users.
This browser extension is scheduled to be available in Monthly Channel (Targeted) in February 2020.
It is expected to be released to Monthly Channel in early March 2020.
It will be included in the upcoming releases for Semi-Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59917 Roadmap ID 59917.
Note; This change only applies to devices in certain locations, based on the IP address of the device. At this time, countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As we add locations, we will notify you through Message Center.
UPDATE as of February 11, 2020; On January 22, 2020 we 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974';announced that the Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension would be made available through Office 365 ProPlus on Windows devices starting at the end of February. To those of you who provided feedback, thank you for taking the time to share your opinions! Based on your input, we are adjusting our approach to better address the concerns that were raised about managing the rollout. Please note the following changes to the plan;

The Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension will not be automatically deployed with Office 365 ProPlus.

Through a new toggle in the Microsoft 365 admin center, administrators will be able to opt in to deploy the browser extension to their organization through Office 365 ProPlus.
In the near term, Office 365 ProPlus will only deploy the browser extension to AD-joined devices, even within organizations that have opted in. In the future we will add specific settings to govern the deployment of the extension to unmanaged devices.

We will continue to provide end users who receive the extension with control over their search engine preference.

Due to these changes, the Microsoft Search in Bing extension will not ship with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus. We will deliver a new Message center post once a revised launch date has been determined, and that post will include details on the admin controls that will be available prior to launch. For additional information, please see 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030';this blog which will also be updated as plans are announced. Thank you again for your feedback, and please continue to share your input with us through Message center feedback.

Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome, providing the benefits of Microsoft Search in the browser to those end users.
This browser extension is scheduled to be available in Monthly Channel (Targeted) in February 2020.
It is expected to be released to Monthly Channel in early March 2020.
It will be included in the upcoming releases for Semi-Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59917 Roadmap ID 59917.
Note; This change only applies to devices in certain locations, based on the IP address of the device. At this time, countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As we add locations, we will notify you through Message Center.

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MC201872 UPDATED: New Feature: Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine UPDATE as of February 11, 2020; On January 22, 2020 we 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974';announced that the Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension would be made available through Office 365 ProPlus on Windows devices starting at the end of February. To those of you who provided feedback, thank you for taking the time to share your opinions! Based on your input, we are adjusting our approach to better address the concerns that were raised about managing the rollout. Please note the following changes to the plan;

The Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension will not be automatically deployed with Office 365 ProPlus.

Through a new toggle in the Microsoft 365 admin center, administrators will be able to opt in to deploy the browser extension to their organization through Office 365 ProPlus.
In the near term, Office 365 ProPlus will only deploy the browser extension to AD-joined devices, even within organizations that have opted in. In the future we will add specific settings to govern the deployment of the extension to unmanaged devices.

We will continue to provide end users who receive the extension with control over their search engine preference.

Due to these changes, the Microsoft Search in Bing extension will not ship with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus. We will deliver a new Message center post once a revised launch date has been determined, and that post will include details on the admin controls that will be available prior to launch. For additional information, please see 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030';this blog which will also be updated as plans are announced. Thank you again for your feedback, and please continue to share your input with us through Message center feedback.

Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome, providing the benefits of Microsoft Search in the browser to those end users.
This browser extension is scheduled to be available in Monthly Channel (Targeted) in February 2020.
It is expected to be released to Monthly Channel in early March 2020.
It will be included in the upcoming releases for Semi-Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59917 Roadmap ID 59917.
Note; This change only applies to devices in certain locations, based on the IP address of the device. At this time, countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As we add locations, we will notify you through Message Center.

UPDATE as of February 11, 2020; On January 22, 2020 we 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/introducing-and-managing-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office/ba-p/1110974';announced that the Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension would be made available through Office 365 ProPlus on Windows devices starting at the end of February. To those of you who provided feedback, thank you for taking the time to share your opinions! Based on your input, we are adjusting our approach to better address the concerns that were raised about managing the rollout. Please note the following changes to the plan;

The Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension will not be automatically deployed with Office 365 ProPlus.

Through a new toggle in the Microsoft 365 admin center, administrators will be able to opt in to deploy the browser extension to their organization through Office 365 ProPlus.
In the near term, Office 365 ProPlus will only deploy the browser extension to AD-joined devices, even within organizations that have opted in. In the future we will add specific settings to govern the deployment of the extension to unmanaged devices.

We will continue to provide end users who receive the extension with control over their search engine preference.

Due to these changes, the Microsoft Search in Bing extension will not ship with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus. We will deliver a new Message center post once a revised launch date has been determined, and that post will include details on the admin controls that will be available prior to launch. For additional information, please see 'https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030';this blog which will also be updated as plans are announced. Thank you again for your feedback, and please continue to share your input with us through Message center feedback.
***Original Message center post below for reference***

Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome, providing the benefits of Microsoft Search in the browser to those end users.
This browser extension is scheduled to be available in Monthly Channel (Targeted) in February 2020.
It is expected to be released to Monthly Channel in early March 2020.
It will be included in the upcoming releases for Semi-Channel (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channel.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59917 Roadmap ID 59917.
Note; This change only applies to devices in certain locations, based on the IP address of the device. At this time, countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As we add locations, we will notify you through Message Center.

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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 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.
Updated February 12, 2020; In order to ensure the best experience, we are pausing these Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates. The first change listed below (Updated email layout for encrypted messages) has been successfully rolled out to all tenants.We will communicate the updated timeline and needed preparation steps, in a new Message center post, when we are ready to move forward.
***Original Message center post below for reference***

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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MC200501 Updated Feature: Microsoft Stream cloud recordings Meeting recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream cloud storage. Tenant admins have an option to go the Microsoft Teams admin center to turn ON/OFF ?Allow cloud recording? setting for Teams meetings. The recording feature is currently disabled for customers whose Teams data is stored in-country if Microsoft Stream is not available in country. We will be changing this configuration by enabling the recording feature for customers even if Microsoft Stream data residency is not yet in country.
We will begin rolling this change in mid-February and expect to be complete end of March.
Note; This change applies to Teams meeting recordings only. There is a plan for implementing a similar change for Teams live events, and we will communicate via Message center when available.
Updated February 13, 2020; We have updated the post to emphasize the default state once this change is made.
Meeting recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream cloud storage. Tenant admins have an option to go the Microsoft Teams admin center to turn ON/OFF ?Allow cloud recording? setting for Teams meetings. The recording feature is currently disabled for customers whose Teams data is stored in-country if Microsoft Stream is not available in country. We will be changing this configuration by enabling the recording feature for customers even if Microsoft Stream data residency is not yet in country.
Once enabled ?Allow cloud recording? will be OFF by default. This roll-out will respect existing settings.
We will begin rolling this change in mid-February and expect to be complete end of March.
Note; This change applies to Teams meeting recordings only. There is a plan for implementing a similar change for Teams live events, and we will communicate via Message center when available.
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MC203667 Use Power BI along with Excel to increase productivity Licensed Power BI users may see a notification via the gray or yellow message bar in Excel to utilize Power BI to enhance their productivity. Users easily gather, shape, analyze, and explore key business data in new ways when using both apps together.
We will be gradually rolling this out in mid February.
The roll-out will be completed by end of March.
Updated February 14, 2020; Updated to provide clarity on audience.
Office 365 E5 licensed users who are entitled to Power BI and have not used Power BI in the last 6 months may see a notification via the gray or yellow message bar in Excel recommending they utilize Power BI to enhance their productivity. Current Power BI users and users with other Power BI licenses including Power BI (free) licenses will not see this notification. Users easily gather, shape, analyze, and explore key business data in new ways when using both apps together.
We will be gradually rolling this out in mid February.
The roll-out will be completed by end of March.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201872 UPDATED: New Feature: Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine New Feature; Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine UPDATED; New Feature; Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201872 UPDATED: New Feature: Office 365 ProPlus, changes to browser default search engine 59917 59917,61030 N/A
MC203670 Updated Feature: Teams Channel Cross posting 60946 N/A
MC203778 New Feature: Interactive Yammer email in Outlook on the Web 61055 N/A
MC203845 Updated Feature: Enhanced Power BI tab for Teams 61047 N/A
MC203923 New Feature: Outlook mobile enabled Delegate permissions for mailboxes 53666,53667 N/A

CW07 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC203629 Known issue: Intune passcode removal on some MDM-managed iOS devices Prevent or Fix Issues Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC203673 Updated Feature: Restricting form-based authentication in Office apps Stay Informed Office Subscription False N/A
MC203670 Updated Feature: Teams Channel Cross posting Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC203731 Updated Feature: Restricting form-based authentication in Office apps Plan For Change True N/A
MC203712 MC196886 Follow up - Office 365 Message Encryption and messaging.onmicrosoft.com Plan For Change Azure Information Protection, Exchange Online False 02/20/2020
MC203778 New Feature: Interactive Yammer email in Outlook on the Web Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC203853 Feature Update: Tasks powered by To-Do generally available Plan For Change Exchange Online False N/A
MC203845 Updated Feature: Enhanced Power BI tab for Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams, Power BI False N/A
MC203923 New Feature: Outlook mobile enabled Delegate permissions for mailboxes Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A

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