2020 CW 11 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/09/2020 to 03/15/2020

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 6 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Please note: Only common Message Center messages are in this list you should always check your Message Center for additional messages

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC202661 Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template 2020-06-30T07;00;00Z 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205983 Updated Feature: Outlook mobile updates the roll out of Privacy Settings We are planning to roll out Privacy Settings in Outlook mobile again in the coming weeks.
With this update, users will be able to manage all of their account privacy settings in Outlook for iOS and Android via Settings gt; Preferences gt; Privacy Settings.
If people in your organization update their privacy settings for their primary work or school account in Outlook or in another Office app (e.g., they turn off Connected Experiences), those users will see the following alert in app message that leads to information about https://www.osupportweb.com/a/outlook-mobile/?s=privacyf=what-are-connected-experiences-in-my-privacy-settings Connected Experiences.

Only those who change the default settings in Outlook or Office will see a privacy alert.
Per our original rollout plan, those in your organization may use Outlook mobile with either a personal or non-work account.
If you are managing a users? app or device through mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM) tools, the privacy settings on the managed account will apply to all accounts accessed on Outlook mobile. The user will not be able to change privacy settings for their other accounts.
If you are not managing their app or device through an MDM or MAM, the user will be able to select which privacy settings apply to Outlook mobile accounts. However, should a user change the privacy setting in Outlook mobile, that change will have no impact on the privacy controls set by their administrators on their Office 365 accounts.

We are planning to roll out Privacy Settings in Outlook mobile again in the coming weeks.
With this update, users will be able to manage all of their account privacy settings in Outlook for iOS and Android via Settings Preferences Privacy Settings.
If people in your organization update their privacy settings for their primary work or school account in Outlook or in another Office app (e.g., they turn off Connected Experiences), those users will see the following alert in app message that leads to information about https://www.osupportweb.com/a/outlook-mobile/?s=privacyf=what-are-connected-experiences-in-my-privacy-settings Connected Experiences.

Only those who change the default settings in Outlook or Office will see a privacy alert.
Per our original rollout plan, those in your organization may use Outlook mobile with either a personal or non-work account.
If you are managing a users? app or device through mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM) tools, the privacy settings on the managed account will apply to all accounts accessed on Outlook mobile. The user will not be able to change privacy settings for their other accounts.
If you are not managing their app or device through an MDM or MAM, the user will be able to select which privacy settings apply to Outlook mobile accounts. However, should a user change the privacy setting in Outlook mobile, that change will have no impact on the privacy controls set by their administrators on their Office 365 accounts.

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MC205808 New Feature: Pending changes to the new Project (Project for the web) for your organization Prior to April 6 you will need to verify the availability setting for Project on the web to ensure the experience you require.
Currently using Project for the web;
If you want to continue making Project for the web available to your organization, you will need to do the following within the next 30 days of receiving this communication. Please review and ensure your Project for the web toggle setting is turned ?on.? Act now so there is no interruption after the April 6, 2020 deadline passes.
You can find the settings by navigating to your Microsoft 365 Admin Center, click on Settings | Settings | Project.
Currently not using Project for the web;
If you want to make Project for the web available to your organization, you will need to turn ?on? Project for the web.
You can find the setting by navigating to your Microsoft 365 Admin Center, click on Settings | Settings | Project.
Switch your Project toggle setting to ?on.?
After April 6, 2020, Project for the web will be enabled.
We will honor the setting you have in place for Project for the web after April 6, 2020.
Prior to April 6 you will need to verify the availability setting for Project on the web to ensure the experience you require.
Currently using Project for the web;
If you want to continue making Project for the web available to your organization, you will need to do the following within the next 30 days of receiving this communication. Please review and ensure your Project for the web toggle setting is turned ?on.? Act now so there is no interruption after the April 6, 2020 deadline passes.
You can find the settings by navigating to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/microsoft-365-admin-center-preview the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center, click on Settings | Settings | Project.
Currently not using Project for the web;
If you want to make Project for the web available to your organization, you will need to turn ?on? Project for the web.
You can find the setting by navigating to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/microsoft-365-admin-center-preview the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center, click on Settings | Settings | Project.
Switch your Project toggle setting to ?on.?
After April 6, 2020, Project for the web will be enabled.
We will honor the setting you have in place for Project for the web after April 6, 2020.
Note; If you receive the error message Unable to retrieve settings then please have a licensed user navigate to project.microsoft.com to initiate Project for the web.
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205808 New Feature: Pending changes to the new Project (Project for the web) for your organization False True N/A
MC206238 Updated Feature: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates False True N/A
MC206009 Updated Feature: Blocked file types in Outlook on the web False True 04/06/2020

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205801 New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop Your Teams and Skype for consumers users will soon be able to chat and make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls to one other.
We'll be gradually rolling this out the end of March 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of April.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=53935 Roadmap ID 53935
Updated March 11, 2020; Updated instructions to access the setting. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Your Teams and Skype for consumers users will soon be able to chat and make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls to one another.
We'll be gradually rolling this out at the end of March 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of April.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=53935 Roadmap ID 53935
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MC205808 New Feature: Pending changes to the new Project (Project for the web) for your organization We are making a change to Project, also known as Project for the web, that requires an action for you to perform within your organization?s Project for the web settings. This step will need to be taken by April 6, 2020. Please read on for more details.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=60644 60644.
Updated March 12, 2020; We are updating this message to provide additional clarity to locate settings, based on customer feedback.
We are making a change to Project, also known as Project for the web, that requires an action for you to perform within your organization?s Project for the web settings. This step will need to be taken by April 6, 2020. Please read on for more details.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=60644 60644.
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MC202661 Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template With this update, classic SharePoint team site home pages that have not been customized will be https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages automatically updated to a modern home page template.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early March 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of May.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=3filters=searchterms=60405 Roadmap ID 60405.
Updated March 12, 2020; In order to give customers more time to prepare for the automatic update, we are adjusting the roll-out timeframe. Additionally, based on feedback, we have updated the https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages supporting documentation with additional details.
With this update, classic SharePoint team site home pages that have not been customized will be https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/disable-auto-modernization-classic-home-pages automatically updated to a modern home page template.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in May (previously March).
The rollout will be complete by the end of June (previously May).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=3filters=searchterms=60405 Roadmap ID 60405.
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MC204488 Updated Feature: SharePoint Site Swap We are gradually enabling the capability to swap the location of a SharePoint root site with another site using a new PowerShell cmdlet, Invoke-SPOSiteSwap, as announced in MC187289 (August 2019) and MC189866 (September 2019). We are pleased to extend this feature to customers that have more than ~10,000 licenses. Customers with fewer than ~10,000 licenses already have this capability.
We will be gradually rolling this out to customers with ~10,000 licenses or more beginning in mid-March 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of April.
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=51259 Roadmap ID 51259.
Updated March 13, 2020; We have updated this message with additional details and resources.
We are gradually enabling the capability to swap the location of a SharePoint root site with another site using a new PowerShell cmdlet, Invoke-SPOSiteSwap, as announced in MC187289 (August 2019) and MC189866 (September 2019). We are pleased to extend this feature to customers that have more than ~10,000 licenses. Customers with fewer than ~10,000 licenses already have this capability.
We will be gradually rolling this out to customers with ~10,000 licenses or more beginning in mid-March 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of April.
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=51259 Roadmap ID 51259.
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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205801 New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop Teams-Skype interoperability is disabled by default.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-skype-interop Admins who wish to enable this feature will need to go to Microsoft 365 admin center ; External access and Enable users to communicate with Skype users.
You might also consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk.
Teams-Skype interoperability is disabled by default.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-skype-interop Admins who wish to enable this feature will need to go to Microsoft 365 admin center ; Org-wide settings ; External access and Enable users to communicate with Skype users.
You might also consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk.
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MC205808 New Feature: Pending changes to the new Project (Project for the web) for your organization Review your settings to ensure the proper experience is enabled, prior to April 6, 2020.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
Learn more;
https://aka.ms/turnprojectforthewebonoroff Turn Project for the web or Roadmap on or off for users in your organization
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103011 Project blog on TechCommunity for the latest news
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103012 Project Service Description
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2117129 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;What is Common Data Service?
*Note for Education customers; The Project for the web toggle will appear once the service plans appear in your Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Please see MC205289.
Review your settings to ensure the proper experience is enabled, prior to April 6, 2020.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
Learn more;
https://aka.ms/turnprojectforthewebonoroff Turn Project for the web or Roadmap on or off for users in your organization
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103011 Project blog on TechCommunity for the latest news
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103012 Project Service Description
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2117129 What is Common Data Service?
*Note for Education customers; The Project for the web toggle will appear once the service plans appear in your Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Please see MC205289.
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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 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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MC204488 Updated Feature: SharePoint Site Swap There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please see these documents for more information;
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/invoke-spositeswap?view=sharepoint-ps Invoke SPO-SiteSwap
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/modern-root-site Modernize your root site
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. If you would like to take advantage of Site Swap install the latest version of the SharePoint Online Management Shell and the Page Diagnostic Tool version 2.1 or later. Please see these documents for more information;
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/invoke-spositeswap?view=sharepoint-ps Invoke SPO-SiteSwap
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/modern-root-site Modernize your root site
https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=35588 SharePoint Online Management Shell
https://docs.microsoft.com/office365/enterprise/page-diagnostics-for-spo Page Diagnostic Tool
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MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC206010 New Feature: Edit metadata from within the SharePoint Document Library and List View web parts 61030 N/A
MC206009 Updated Feature: Blocked file types in Outlook on the web 55100 04/06/2020
MC205983 Updated Feature: Outlook mobile updates the roll out of Privacy Settings 58135,60109 N/A
MC206406 New Feature: Native Mode Alignment Tool for Yammer now available 50555,53550,53629 N/A

CW11 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC206010 New Feature: Edit metadata from within the SharePoint Document Library and List View web parts Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC206009 Updated Feature: Blocked file types in Outlook on the web Plan For Change Exchange Online True 04/06/2020
MC205983 Updated Feature: Outlook mobile updates the roll out of Privacy Settings Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC206149 Updates available for Office 365 ProPlus on the Monthly, Semi-Annual (Targeted) and Semi-Annual Channels Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC206131 Updated Feature: Forms Activity Reports in the Microsoft Admin Center Stay Informed Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC206238 Updated Feature: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Stay Informed True N/A

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