2020 CW 15 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 04/06/2020 to 04/12/2020

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 10 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
MC205801 New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop 2020-04-06T07;00;00Z 2020-05-29T07;00;00Z N/A
MC200395 Updated - New Feature: Enable Bing Image search and YouTube search in one combined setting for Forms 2020-04-15T07;00;00Z 2020-05-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC198342 Update - New Feature: Outlook on the web - Files view 2020-04-30T07;00;00Z 2020-04-15T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208577 Teams Meeting experience improvements Background effect in Teams meetings; Users will be able to select Microsoft provided background images prior to or during a video call.

New experience for launching instant channel meetings; Users will now see the Meet Now button in the Channel header in the top-right corner.
Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience; When launching a Teams meeting from a link, users will be provided with clearer options for how they would like to join the meeting.

Background effect in Teams meetings; Users will be able to select Microsoft provided background images prior to or during a video call. We will introduce the ability for users to upload their own custom images in May.

New experience for launching instant channel meetings; Users will now see the Meet Now button in the Channel header in the top-right corner.
Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience; When launching a Teams meeting from a link, users will be provided with clearer options for how they would like to join the meeting.

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MC206420 Plan for Change: Windows Support Updates for MDM for O365 This will only affect you if you enroll or plan to enroll any of the following OS?s;
Windows Phone 8.1 (support ended Feb 20, 2020)
Windows 10 Mobile (end of support May 11, 2020)
Intune typically maps to the Windows client devices OS servicing per the schedule here - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/
This will only affect you if you enroll or plan to enroll any of the following OS?s;
Windows Phone 8.1 (support ended Feb 20, 2020)
Windows 10 Mobile (end of support August 10, 2020)
Intune typically maps to the Windows client devices OS servicing per the schedule here - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208577 Teams Meeting experience improvements We are pleased to announce the following features will be available to improve your Teams Meeting experience;
Background effects in Teams meetings ? Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62890 62890
Rolling out beginning in mid April
New experience for launching instant channel meetings - Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=62905filters=searchterms=62904 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;62904
Rolling out starting in late April
Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience - Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=62905filters=searchterms=62905 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;62905
Rolling out starting in late April
Updated April 7, 2020; We have provided additional details in bold.
We are pleased to announce the following features will be available to improve your Teams Meeting experience;
Background effects in Teams meetings ? Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62890 62890
Rolling out beginning in mid April
New experience for launching instant channel meetings - Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=62905filters=searchterms=62904 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;62904
Rolling out starting in late April
Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience - Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=62905filters=searchterms=62905 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;62905
Rolling out starting in late April
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MC200395 Updated - New Feature: Enable Bing Image search and YouTube search in one combined setting for Forms Updated January 23, 2020; We've added additional details to outline the experience.
Use one toggle to allow end users in your organization to add images from Bing search as well as videos from YouTube search to Forms.

We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-February 2020.
The rollout will be completed by mid-March 2020.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=2filters=searchterms=60191 Roadmap ID 60191.

Updated April 8, 2020; To ensure the proper experience we have updated the roll-out timeline for this feature. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Use one toggle to allow end users in your organization to add images from Bing search as well as videos from YouTube search to Forms.

We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-February 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of April 2020 (previously mid-March).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=2filters=searchterms=60191 Roadmap ID 60191.

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MC198342 Update - New Feature: Outlook on the web - Files view The Files view in Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature..
We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-January 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of March 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59643 Roadmap ID 59643.
Updated April 8, 2020; Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code before we proceed with the roll-out. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the roll-out. Thank you for your patience.
The Files view in Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature..
We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-January 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of March 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59643 Roadmap ID 59643.
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MC206420 Plan for Change: Windows Support Updates for MDM for O365 Mobile Device Management for Office 365 (MDM for O365) is moving to align OS support to Windows platforms supported by Intune. We originally communicated this change as a part of MC146293. Updated April 10, 2020; We originally communicated a May 11 end of support date, but we are pushing out the end of support for Windows 10 mobile until August, 10, 2020 for both the Company Portal for the Windows 10 Mobile app and the Windows 10 Mobile Operating System.
Mobile Device Management for Office 365 (MDM for O365) is moving to align OS support to Windows platforms supported by Intune. We originally communicated this change as a part of MC146293.
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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC206420 Plan for Change: Windows Support Updates for MDM for O365 Notify your end users with unsupported Windows OS and your helpdesk. You can find a list of devices MDM for O365 manages by;
Logging in with your admin credentials to the site here; https://admin.microsoft.com/adminportal/home#/MifoDevices https://admin.microsoft.com/adminportal/home#/MifoDevices. Note you will often have to use an in-private browser to administer the service. If you don?t have Admin access, check with whomever manages your Office deployment. Often MDM for O365 was set by an Office or Exchange administrator.
MDM for O365 devices by user are available through Microsoft Graph. Getting started information is available here; https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/resources/intune-graph-overview?view=graph-rest-1.0 https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/resources/intune-graph-overview?view=graph-rest-1.0.
Notify your end users with unsupported Windows OS and your helpdesk. You can find a list of devices MDM for O365 manages by;
Logging in with your admin credentials to the site here; https://admin.microsoft.com/adminportal/home#/MifoDevices https://admin.microsoft.com/adminportal/home#/MifoDevices. Note you will often have to use an in-private browser to administer the service. If you don?t have Admin access, check with whomever manages your Office deployment. Often MDM for O365 was set by an Office or Exchange administrator.
MDM for O365 devices by user are available through Microsoft Graph. Getting started information is available here; https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/resources/intune-graph-overview?view=graph-rest-1.0 https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/resources/intune-graph-overview?view=graph-rest-1.0.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC200395 Updated - New Feature: Enable Bing Image search and YouTube search in one combined setting for Forms New Feature; Enable Bing Image search and YouTube search in one combined setting for Forms Updated - New Feature; Enable Bing Image search and YouTube search in one combined setting for Forms N/A
MC198342 Update - New Feature: Outlook on the web - Files view New Feature; Outlook on the web - Files view Update - New Feature; Outlook on the web - Files view N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208986 New Feature: Modern experience for ?managed metadata services, tagging and filtering 57315 N/A
MC209022 New Feature: Raise a Virtual Hand in Teams Meetings 62755 N/A
MC209098 Updated Feature: Streamlining the recipient experience for links shared with ?specific people? 63220 N/A

MC Urgency changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC209022 New Feature: Raise a Virtual Hand in Teams Meetings Critical Normal N/A
MC209012 Updated Feature: Microsoft Forms eDiscovery export format change Critical Normal N/A

CW15 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC208837 Known Issue: Intune Primary User (Preview) UI and reporting issue Stay Informed False N/A
MC208814 Basic Authentication and Exchange Online ? April 2020 Update Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC208818 Updates coming to Power Apps Data Loss Prevention Plan For Change Power Apps False N/A
MC208986 New Feature: Modern experience for ?managed metadata services, tagging and filtering Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC209022 New Feature: Raise a Virtual Hand in Teams Meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC209012 Updated Feature: Microsoft Forms eDiscovery export format change Stay Informed Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC209071 Awareness: End-user spam notifications missing Phish Mails Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC209119 Power Apps - Prompt for Champions program Stay Informed Power Apps False N/A
MC209098 Updated Feature: Streamlining the recipient experience for links shared with ?specific people? Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC209149 Content query web part performance banner Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A

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