2020 CW 12 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/16/2020 to 03/22/2020

8 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 8 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

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MC192001 Updated Feature: Updated SharePoint start page experience 2020-03-31T08;00;00Z 2020-04-30T08;00;00Z N/A

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MC207058 Updated Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity Currently OME mail contains a link to a Microsoft privacy statement.
With this update, you will be able to customize the link in the OME custom branding template so that it references your organization privacy statement. Your OME emails will direct users to a https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-US/privacystatement#mainnoticetoendusersmodule default privacy statement provided by Microsoft should you choose not to link to a customized privacy statement.

Currently OME mail contains a link to a Microsoft privacy statement.
With this update, you will be able to customize the link in the OME branding template so that it references your organization privacy statement. Your OME emails will direct users to a https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-US/privacystatement#mainnoticetoendusersmodule default privacy statement provided by Microsoft should you choose not to link to a customized privacy statement.

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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC206238 Updated Feature: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates We?re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.
We'll be rolling this out to customers on March 16, 2020.
Updated March 18, 2020; To ensure the best experience we are extending the roll-out of this feature.We?re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.
We'll be rolling this out to customers in the coming week (previously March 16, 2020).
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MC192001 Updated Feature: Updated SharePoint start page experience Updated December 3, 2019; We have completed the roll out to our Targeted Release customers and to ensure an optimal experience we are extending the completion to remaining customers until February 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We?re updating the SharePoint start page experience
We'll be gradually rolling this out to selected Targeted Release customers in early October 2019.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers on November 1, 2019.
The roll out will be completed by the end of February 2020 (previously November 2019).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=54821 Roadmap ID 54821.
Updated March 18, 2020; At this time, based on usage, we are stopping the roll out of the updated SharePoint start page experience. After April 1, all users who may have received the updated experience will revert back to the current experence as shown below and documented here; https://support.office.com/article/Discover-content-with-the-SharePoint-start-page-6b85097a-87e0-4611-a29a-dfd49b1a1220 Discover content with SharePoint start page. Future updates to this feature will be announced in the Microsoft 365 roadmap and Message center.

Note; Any Targeted Release customer who has set up a home site will no longer see the shared branding, navigation and footer experience between the home site and SharePoint start page. Other home site functionality will continue to work. See this for details; https://docs.microsoft.com/SharePoint/home-site Set up a home site for your organization.. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Updated December 3, 2019; We have completed the roll out to our Targeted Release customers and to ensure an optimal experience we are extending the completion to remaining customers until February 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We?re updating the SharePoint start page experience
We'll be gradually rolling this out to selected Targeted Release customers in early October 2019.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers on November 1, 2019.
The roll out will be completed by the end of February 2020 (previously November 2019).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=54821 Roadmap ID 54821.

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MC205517 New Feature: OneDrive Sync Version History Your Windows and Mac users will now be able to view and restore previous versions of their files directly in the desktop via File Explorer or the Mac Finder.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in mid-March.
The rollout will be completed by the end of March.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61527 Roadmap ID 61527.
Updated March 20, 2020; We have extended the roll-out timeline to ensure the best experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Your Windows and Mac users will now be able to view and restore previous versions of their files directly in the desktop via File Explorer or the Mac Finder.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in mid-March.
The rollout will be completed by the end of April (previously March).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61527 Roadmap ID 61527.
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MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC206623 New Feature: SharePoint mobile app to support customized themes 61374 N/A
MC206671 New Feature: Audience targeting in site, footer and hub navigation 34251 N/A
MC206748 Updated Feature: Device Management support for Collaboration Bars 62446 N/A
MC207058 Updated Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity 59001 N/A
MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams 57292 N/A

CW12 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC206623 New Feature: SharePoint mobile app to support customized themes Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC206581 Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC206671 New Feature: Audience targeting in site, footer and hub navigation Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC206748 Updated Feature: Device Management support for Collaboration Bars Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC206724 End User Spam Notification messaging updates Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC207058 Updated Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity Stay Informed Azure Information Protection, Exchange Online False N/A
MC207028 Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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