2020 CW 14 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/30/2020 to 04/05/2020

22 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 18 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
MC207943 UPDATED - New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview 2020-05-31T07;00;00Z 2020-04-01T07;00;00Z N/A
MC200501 Updated Feature: Microsoft Stream cloud recordings 2020-05-15T07;00;00Z 2020-04-06T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect 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 Once the change is implemented, when multiple people are in a document at the same time, you will continue to see names of co-editors at the top right of the document window, but the ability to initiate a Chat with one of the co-editors from this location will no longer be available.
Depending on admin settings, some users of Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows may continue to see a Join Chat entry point for document co-editors that launches a Skype or Teams application window when clicked or tells the user Chat is unavailable.
Once the change is implemented, when multiple people are in a document at the same time, you will continue to see names of co-editors at the top right of the document window, but the ability to initiate a Chat with one of the co-editors from this location will no longer be available.
Some users of Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows may temporarily continue to see a Join Chat entry point for document co-editors that launches a Skype or Teams application window when clicked or tells the user Chat is unavailable.
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MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams Once available users will be able to engage in chat sessions in windows outside the Teams client.
There are several ways users can pop-out their conversations;
Double-click on a conversation in the chat list.
Click ?Pop out chat? from the context menu for a chat in the chat list.
Click the ?pop out? button in the top-right corner of the chat header.
Use the slash command /pop
Once available users will be able to engage in chat sessions in windows outside the Teams client.
There are several ways users can pop-out their conversations;
Double-click on a conversation in the chat list.
Click ?Pop out chat? from the context menu for a chat in the chat list.
Click the ?pop out? button in the top-right corner of the chat header.
Use the slash command /pop name.
Double-click on an avatar picture
Hover over a chat in the chat list and click on the 'pop out' button
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207943 UPDATED - New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview Administrators who have access to https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice365%2Fenterprise%2Fview-service-healthdata=02%7C01%7Cv-katgil%40microsoft.com%7C206a07aec6ed4e23105108d7cad8f590%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637200905499034132sdata=1F8YVIXkYoMwZodjVjQxk1WNGt0SdaZu4mzjC3o%2FIsE%3Dreserved=0 Service health in the Microsoft 365 Admin center will soon be able to see Exchange monitoring under the Service health tab.
We will begin rolling out this in public preview the first week of April 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of April.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62555 Roadmap ID 62555.
Updated March 30, 2020; This notification was sent to the incorrect audience. Please disregard this message. We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.
Administrators who have access to https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice365%2Fenterprise%2Fview-service-healthdata=02%7C01%7Cv-katgil%40microsoft.com%7C206a07aec6ed4e23105108d7cad8f590%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637200905499034132sdata=1F8YVIXkYoMwZodjVjQxk1WNGt0SdaZu4mzjC3o%2FIsE%3Dreserved=0 Service health in the Microsoft 365 Admin center will soon be able to see Exchange monitoring under the Service health tab.
We will begin rolling out this in public preview the first week of April 2020.
The rollout will be complete by the end of April.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62555 Roadmap ID 62555.
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MC207933 Full screen experience in Microsoft Endpoint Manager/Intune We announced in MC180431 in May 2019 and MC199921 in January 2020 that we were rolling out new create and edit UI experiences to Intune. The new experience simplifies the existing workflows by using a wizard style format condensed within one blade. This update will do away with ?blade sprawl? or any create and edit flows that require you to drill down into deep blade journeys.
How does this affect me?
The full screen experience will continue to be rolled out to Intune both in the https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/#home Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and the https://portal.azure.com/#blade/Microsoft_Intune_DeviceSettings/ExtensionLandingBlade/overview Intune on Azure portal, in the next few days. This update to the UI will not impact functionality of your existing policies and profiles, but you will see a slightly modified workflow. When you create new policies, for example, you will be able to set some assignments as part of this flow instead of doing so after creating the policy. You may find that some settings and options have been renamed but this does not impact functionality.
See the blog post at Additional information for screenshots of what the new experience will look like in the console.
What can I do to prepare for this change?
You do not need to take any action but can consider updating your IT pro guidance if necessary. We?ll update our documentation as this experience rolls out to various blades in the console.
We announced in MC180431 in May 2019 and MC199921 in January 2020 that we were rolling out new create and edit UI experiences to Intune. The new experience simplifies the existing workflows by using a wizard style format condensed within one blade. This update will do away with ?blade sprawl? or any create and edit flows that require you to drill down into deep blade journeys.
How does this affect me?
The full screen experience will continue to be rolled out to Intune both in the https://endpoint.microsoft.com Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and the https://portal.azure.com/#blade/Microsoft_Intune_DeviceSettings/ExtensionLandingBlade/overview Intune on Azure portal, in the next few days. This update to the UI will not impact functionality of your existing policies and profiles, but you will see a slightly modified workflow. When you create new policies, for example, you will be able to set some assignments as part of this flow instead of doing so after creating the policy. You may find that some settings and options have been renamed but this does not impact functionality.
See the blog post at Additional information for screenshots of what the new experience will look like in the console.
What can I do to prepare for this change?
You do not need to take any action but can consider updating your IT pro guidance if necessary. We?ll update our documentation as this experience rolls out to various blades in the console.
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MC207547 Co-editor chat access directly from Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents has been retired 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.
Updated April 1, 2020; Based on customer feedback we have updated the message for clarity.
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 April 3rd: 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.
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.

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.
Here are a few updates. The changes previously announced are down below for reference.

New announcements;
OneDrive;
Customers who use OneDrive Files On-Demand and choose to display items by using large thumbnails in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder will see generic icons instead of thumbnails for a subset of file types, such as PDF and video files. Photo file thumbnails (jpeg, jpg, png, etc) are not affected by this change.

SharePoint;
Updated (in bold) to provide additional clarity; 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, apps that scan the service, and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.

Previously announced;
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.
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.
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

Teams;
Frequency of Presence checking.
Interval we show when the other party is typing.
Reduced video resolution.
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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MC200501 Updated Feature: Microsoft Stream cloud recordings Updated February 19, 2020; We are updating the roll-out timeframe to ensure the best experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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-March (previously February) and expect to be complete by the end of April (previously 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 April 3, 2020; Based on feedback and analysis we have decided to not roll out the feature at this time. We are working on improvements to provide more control. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to move forward. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Updated February 19, 2020; We are updating the roll-out timeframe to ensure the best experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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-March (previously February) and expect to be complete by the end of April (previously 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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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207218 New Feature: Multi-Window Chat for Microsoft Teams .
Double-click on an avatar picture
Hover over a chat in the chat list and click on the 'pop out' button
Multi-Window Chat will be enabled by default and there is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to update training and documentation as appropriate. N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207943 UPDATED - New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview New Feature; Exchange Monitoring Public Preview UPDATED - New Feature; Exchange Monitoring Public Preview N/A
MC207439 Update April 3rd: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Update March 26; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Update April 3rd; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208137 New Feature: Exchange Monitoring Public Preview 62555 N/A
MC208100 Updated Feature: Outlook mobile updates the Search experience 53118,53120,53122,53299,53714,55044,56819,56821,56822,58137,58990,59023,60856,61149 N/A
MC208308 New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities 59642 N/A
MC208307 Updated Feature: Secure by Default 62398 N/A
MC208306 New Feature: Polls and Checklists in Teams 57022 N/A
MC208305 Updated Feature: Sharing behavior for non-Office resources 62859 N/A
MC208358 New Feature: SharePoint Spaces Preview 62752 N/A
MC208357 Updated Feature: Yammer uses your Office profile 53554 N/A
MC208356 Updated feature: Command bar menu updates for Power Automate (formerly Flow) 62855 N/A
MC208373 New Feature: Make All Company feed a connected community 62962 N/A
MC208372 Microsoft Compliance Score and Microsoft Compliance Manager changes in public preview 62656 N/A
MC208414 New Feature: SharePoint File Delete Lockout override 62665 N/A
MC208464 Updated Feature: Get files and items from folders and subfolders 62856 N/A
MC208463 Updated Feature: Updates for time management and calendaring in Outlook mobile 54450,61412 N/A
MC208460 New Feature: Create a SharePoint list from an Excel table 61013 N/A
MC208577 Teams Meeting experience improvements 62890,62904,62905 N/A

MC Urgency changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208464 Updated Feature: Get files and items from folders and subfolders Critical Normal N/A

CW14 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC208163 Updated Feature: Microsoft Secure Score provide better security posture visibility Stay Informed False N/A
MC208118 Introducing the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center for Intune management Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC208100 Updated Feature: Outlook mobile updates the Search experience Stay Informed Office Subscription False N/A
MC208308 New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC208307 Updated Feature: Secure by Default Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC208306 New Feature: Polls and Checklists in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC208305 Updated Feature: Sharing behavior for non-Office resources Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208358 New Feature: SharePoint Spaces Preview Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208357 Updated Feature: Yammer uses your Office profile Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise True N/A
MC208356 Updated feature: Command bar menu updates for Power Automate (formerly Flow) Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208343 Microsoft Intune In Development for April is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC208378 Update available for Office 365 ProPlus on the Monthly Channel Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC208373 New Feature: Make All Company feed a connected community Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC208414 New Feature: SharePoint File Delete Lockout override Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208464 Updated Feature: Get files and items from folders and subfolders Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208463 Updated Feature: Updates for time management and calendaring in Outlook mobile Stay Informed Exchange Online, Office Subscription False N/A
MC208460 New Feature: Create a SharePoint list from an Excel table Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC208577 Teams Meeting experience improvements Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A

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