2020 CW 13 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/23/2020 to 03/29/2020

11 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 14 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC Action changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds Action Awareness N/A

MC Action Required By changes

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MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds 2020-03-31T07;00;00Z N/A

MC End Time changes

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MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams 2020-05-29T07;00;00Z 2020-06-19T07;00;00Z N/A
MC205458 Microsoft 365 preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and guidance regarding best practices for Microsoft Teams 2020-04-04T19;02;46Z 2020-05-25T19;02;00Z N/A
MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds 2020-08-01T07;00;00Z 2020-12-18T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205124 New Feature: Poll added to Outlook Your Outlook for Mac, Outlook for Windows, and Outlook on the web (desktop) users will soon be able to create a poll within Outlook without needing to find-and-install an add-in.
For Outlook for Mac, users will find Poll on the Message tab. After a user pins the add-in, it will appear under the contextual toolbar.
For Outlook on the web, when users create a new email message, they can access the add-in under ? gt; Poll.
For Outlook for Windows, users can accessPoll either via Insert tab gt; Poll or via Options tab gt; Use Voting Buttons gt; Poll.
Note; Screen captures for each version of Outlook are at the bottom of this message.
We plan to withdraw the current Quick Poll add-in from the store in January 2021. We will send a communication through Message Center before the final retirement of the Quick Poll add-in.
Should Mac and Outlook on the web users not uninstall the Quick Poll add-in, the new add-in will be automatically installed when it is withdrawn from the store. When a user preemptively uninstalls the old add-in, the new Poll add-in will be automatically installed.
Your Outlook for Mac, Outlook for Windows, and Outlook on the web (desktop) users will soon be able to create a poll within Outlook without needing to find-and-install an add-in.
For Outlook for Mac, users will find Poll on the Message tab. After a user pins the add-in, it will appear under the contextual toolbar.
For Outlook on the web, when users create a new email message, they can access the add-in under ? ; Poll.
For Outlook for Windows, users can accessPoll either via Insert tab ; Poll or via Options; Use Voting Buttons; Poll.
Note; Screen captures for each version of Outlook are at the bottom of this message.
We plan to withdraw the current Quick Poll add-in from the store in January 2021. We will send a communication through Message Center before the final retirement of the Quick Poll add-in.
Should Mac and Outlook on the web users not uninstall the Quick Poll add-in, the new add-in will be automatically installed when it is withdrawn from the store. When a user preemptively uninstalls the old add-in, the new Poll add-in will be automatically installed.
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MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds Our reporting indicates that your tenant has utilized one or more of these tools within the past 3 months. Please ensure you are using the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center in advance of the following retirement timelines;
April 1, 2020 - You will no longer be able to create new searches and holds, but you can still run, edit, and delete existing searches at your own risk. Microsoft Support will no longer provide assistance per https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2113221 this notice.
July 1, 2020 - The In-Place eDiscovery Hold functionality in the Exchange admin center will be placed in a read-only mode. This means you'll only be able to remove existing searches and holds.
Our reporting indicates that your tenant has utilized one or more of these tools within the past 3 months. Please ensure you are using the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center in advance of the following retirement timelines;
Updated timeline available here; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/legacy-ediscovery-retirement?view=o365-worldwide Retirement of legacy eDiscovery tools
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MC207943 New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview You are receiving this message because your tenant meets the minimum qualifications (detailed below) for this service.
Exchange monitoring analyzes health data that is specific to your organization and detects issues that impact your users. The dashboard view shows the number of active users for the past 30 minutes for various mail clients as well as active incidents.
You can see the health for the following clients based on mail read activity.
Outlook Desktop
Outlook Mac client
Outlook on the Web
Outlook mobile clients for Android and iOS
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Outlook Mobile clients for iOS and Android are targeted for release in Q2 CY2020.
It is important to note that active user count is measured based on one single activity, e.g., reading email, and it illustrates only the last 30-minute window.
However, when you navigate to see the near real time trend of distinct authenticated users as illustrated below, you can see a seven-day trend line compared with the previous week. Incidents are represented as a red line.
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There are three categories of incidents and advisories;
Customer infrastructure; an issue is detected in your organization infrastructure which requires your action to resolve.
Office 365 infrastructure; an issue is detected in Office 365 infrastructure for which Microsoft will provide regular updates and resolve.
Third-party infrastructure; an issue is detected in third-party infrastructure which affects your organization performance and which requires your action to resolve.
You are receiving this message because your tenant meets the minimum qualifications (detailed below) for this service.
Exchange monitoring analyzes health data that is specific to your organization and detects issues that impact your users. The dashboard view shows the number of active users for the past 30 minutes for various mail clients as well as active incidents.
You can see the health for the following clients based on mail read activity.
Outlook Desktop
Outlook Mac client
Outlook on the Web
Outlook mobile clients for Android and iOS
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Outlook Mobile clients for iOS and Android are targeted for release in Q2 CY2020.
It is important to note that active user count is measured based on one single activity, e.g., reading email, and it illustrates only the last 30-minute window.
However, when you navigate to see the near real time trend of distinct authenticated users as illustrated below, you can see a seven-day trend line compared with the previous week. Incidents are represented as a red line.
https://img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net/cms/api/am/imageFileData/RE4sgfP?ver=9701 title=click image for larger view;
There are three categories of incidents and advisories;
Customer infrastructure; an issue is detected in your organization infrastructure which requires your action to resolve.
Office 365 infrastructure; an issue is detected in Office 365 infrastructure for which Microsoft will provide regular updates and resolve.
Third-party infrastructure; an issue is detected in third-party infrastructure which affects your organization performance and which requires your action to resolve.
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams Multi-Window Chat is a new Microsoft Teams feature which enables users to multitask more efficiently by popping out their chat conversations into separate windows.
We'll begin roll-out to all customers starting in early April and expect to complete the roll-out by the end of May.
This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57292 57292.
Updated March 23, 2020; The initial roll-out will be for Windows clients only. We will provide support for Mac and Linux clients in the coming weeks.
Multi-Window Chat is a new Microsoft Teams feature which enables users to multitask more efficiently by popping out their chat conversations into separate windows.
We'll begin roll-out to all customers starting in early April and expect to complete the roll-out by the end of May.
This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57292 57292.
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MC207439 Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments As a part of https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/21/commitment-customers-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/ our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we're making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.
Last week, we shared details about adjustments in Microsoft Teams, such as how often we check for presence, the interval in which we show when the other party is typing, and reduced video resolution.
We are sharing a few other temporary changes you can expect.
OneNote;
OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial tenants, excluding EDU. Users can go to OneNote for the web for editing.
Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
You can find details on these and other OneNote related updates as http;//aka.ms/notesupdates http;//aka.ms/notesupdates.
SharePoint;
We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed migration, https://docs.microsoft.com/onedrive/developer/rest-api/concepts/scan-guidance?view=odsp-graph-online DLP and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
Stream;
People timeline has been disabled for newly uploaded videos. Pre-existing videos will not be impacted.
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.
As a part of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/21/commitment-customers-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/ our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we're making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.
Last week, we shared details about adjustments in Microsoft Teams, such as how often we check for presence, the interval in which we show when the other party is typing, and reduced video resolution.
We are sharing a few other temporary changes you can expect.
OneNote;
OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial tenants, excluding EDU. Users can go to OneNote for the web for editing.
Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
You can find details on these and other OneNote related updates as http;//aka.ms/notesupdates http;//aka.ms/notesupdates.
SharePoint;
We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed migration, https://docs.microsoft.com/onedrive/developer/rest-api/concepts/scan-guidance?view=odsp-graph-online DLP and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
Stream;
People timeline has been disabled for newly uploaded videos. Pre-existing videos will not be impacted.
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.
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MC205124 New Feature: Poll added to Outlook Your end users will no longer need to download the Quick Poll add-in from the store and manually install it in Outlook to create a poll after we pre-install the Poll add-in.
We?ll be gradually rolling this out to Outlook for Mac and Outlook on the web (desktop) beginning in late March 2020.
The rollout for Outlook for Mac and Outlook on the web will be completed in late April.
We expect to release Outlook for Windows to Monthly Channel customers in late April and to Semi-Annual Channel customers in January 2021.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61203 61203 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61372 61372.
Updated March 24, 2020; To ensure the proper experience we are adjusting the roll-out plan and will only be deploying to Outlook on the web (desktop) at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we move forward with other platforms. We apologize for any inconvenience.Your end users will no longer need to download the Quick Poll add-in from the store and manually install it in Outlook to create a poll after we pre-install the Poll add-in.

The rollout for Outlook on the web (desktop) will begin in late April and be completed by the end of May.

The rollout for Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac has been delayed. We will communicate with you again when we have an estimated timeline.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61203 61203 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61372 61372.

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MC207547 Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents has been retired The ability to initiate a Chat directly with a co-editor of a Word, Excel, PowerPoint document will be retired over several weeks beginning mid-April (across web, Windows and Mac versions of Office).
Moving forward, to communicate with others working in Office documents, we recommend using document Comments when you want to attach a comment to a specific selection within a document (on the Review tab on the ribbon), and Microsoft Teams Chat when you want to communicate with others immediately.
Updated March 26, 2020; Several days ago we announced that the ability to initiate a Chat directly with a co-editor of a Word, Excel or PowerPoint document would be retired over several weeks beginning mid-April (across web, Windows and Mac versions of Office). However due to continued issues with the feature, we made the decision to pull the retirement date in, rather than continuing to enable the current experience.
Moving forward, to communicate with others working in Office documents, we recommend using document Comments when you want to attach a comment to a specific selection within a document (on the Review tab on the ribbon), and Microsoft Teams Chat when you want to communicate with others immediately.
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MC207439 Update March 26: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments As a part of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/21/commitment-customers-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/ our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we're making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.
Last week, we shared details about adjustments in Microsoft Teams, such as how often we check for presence, the interval in which we show when the other party is typing, and reduced video resolution.
We are sharing a few other temporary changes you can expect.
OneNote;
OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial tenants, excluding EDU. Users can go to OneNote for the web for editing.
Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
You can find details on these and other OneNote related updates as http;//aka.ms/notesupdates http;//aka.ms/notesupdates.
SharePoint;
We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed migration, https://docs.microsoft.com/onedrive/developer/rest-api/concepts/scan-guidance?view=odsp-graph-online DLP and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
Stream;
People timeline has been disabled for newly uploaded videos. Pre-existing videos will not be impacted.
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.
As a part of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/21/commitment-customers-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/ our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we're making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.
Last week, we shared details about adjustments in Microsoft Teams, such as how often we check for presence, the interval in which we show when the other party is typing, and reduced video resolution.
Here are a few updates. The changes previously announced are down below for reference.

OneNote;
OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial and education tenants. To edit, please use OneNote for the web or the OneNote desktop app.

SharePoint;
The following blog is now available with some additional information about these temporary changes; https://aka.ms/ODSPAdjustments Awareness of temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online

Original announcement;

OneNote;
OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial tenants, excluding EDU. Users can go to OneNote for the web for editing.
Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
You can find details on these and other OneNote related updates as http;//aka.ms/notesupdates http;//aka.ms/notesupdates.
SharePoint;
We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed migration, https://docs.microsoft.com/onedrive/developer/rest-api/concepts/scan-guidance?view=odsp-graph-online DLP and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
Stream;
People timeline has been disabled for newly uploaded videos. Pre-existing videos will not be impacted.
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.

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MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds As we continue to invest in updated versions of eDiscovery, we are announcing the retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery Holds, supporting cmdlets and EWS operations. If you are still using any of these tools, please transition over to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center as soon as possible. eDiscovery in the Microsoft Compliance Center contains functionalities found in the Exchange Admin Center plus improved coverage of most Office 365 services, improved reliability, performance and scalability.
This message applies to customers who use;
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-ediscovery/in-place-ediscovery In-Place eDiscovery
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-and-litigation-holds In-Place Holds
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/new-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps New-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/set-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Set-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/start-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Start-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/stop-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Stop-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/mailboxes/search-mailbox?view=exchange-ps Search-Mailbox
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/getsearchablemailboxes-operation GetSearchableMailboxes
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/setholdonmailboxes-operation SetHoldOnMailboxes
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/getholdonmailboxes-operation GetHoldOnMailboxes
Updated March 27, 2020; Microsoft has been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand the impact this is having on our customers. We want to be strong partners and responsible global citizens. To ease one of the many burderns you are facing we are going to delay the scheduled retirement for the legacy eDiscovery tools listed below by three months. Updated retirement dates are included in the docs page you can find here; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/legacy-ediscovery-retirement?view=o365-worldwide Retirement of legacy eDiscovery tools

As we continue to invest in updated versions of eDiscovery, we are announcing the retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery Holds, supporting cmdlets and EWS operations. If you are still using any of these tools, please transition over to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center as soon as possible. eDiscovery in the Microsoft Compliance Center contains functionalities found in the Exchange Admin Center plus improved coverage of most Office 365 services, improved reliability, performance and scalability.
This message applies to customers who use;
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-ediscovery/in-place-ediscovery In-Place eDiscovery
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-and-litigation-holds In-Place Holds
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/new-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps New-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/set-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Set-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/start-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Start-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/policy-and-compliance-content-search/stop-mailboxsearch?view=exchange-ps Stop-MailboxSearch
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/mailboxes/search-mailbox?view=exchange-ps Search-Mailbox
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/getsearchablemailboxes-operation GetSearchableMailboxes
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/setholdonmailboxes-operation SetHoldOnMailboxes
https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/client-developer/web-service-reference/getholdonmailboxes-operation GetHoldOnMailboxes

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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207547 Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents has been retired Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents will be retired Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents has been retired N/A
MC207439 Update March 26: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Update March 26; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments N/A
MC200104 Updated: Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds Updated; Retirement of Exchange Admin Center In-Place eDiscovery and Holds N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207287 New Feature: Navigation update in desktop and mobile browsers 62448 N/A
MC207968 New Feature: Change in header behavior for modern SharePoint sites and hub sites 62754 N/A
MC207957 Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K 62549 N/A
MC207944 New Feature: New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS 16636,59235 N/A
MC207943 New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview 62555 N/A

CW13 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC207287 New Feature: Navigation update in desktop and mobile browsers Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC207439 Update March 26: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Stay Informed True N/A
MC207566 Updated Feature: Syncing files that are used by your local computer Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC207565 Updated Feature: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Stay Informed True N/A
MC207562 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for March Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC207547 Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents has been retired Plan For Change True N/A
MC207740 Updated feature: Structural navigation caching Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC207861 Updated Feature: Update available for Office 365 ProPlus on the Monthly Channel Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC207968 New Feature: Change in header behavior for modern SharePoint sites and hub sites Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC207957 Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC207944 New Feature: New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC207939 Limiting the Kaizala API usage to only org-mapped groups Plan For Change Microsoft Kaizala True 04/30/2020
MC207938 Kaizala endpoint URL changing for the Kaizala API Plan For Change Microsoft Kaizala True 04/30/2020
MC207933 Full screen experience in Microsoft Endpoint Manager/Intune Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A

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