2020 CW 21 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 05/18/2020 to 05/24/2020

17 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 19 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
MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates 2020-06-30T07;00;00Z 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC205801 (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop 2020-05-29T07;00;00Z 2020-06-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC205801 (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop 2020-06-30T07;00;00Z 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC211972 (Updated) csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-05-28T07;00;00Z N/A
MC207439 Updated May 21st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments 2020-05-25T07;00;00Z 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC213180 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI 2020-05-31T07;00;00Z 2020-06-16T07;00;00Z N/A
MC213177 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI 2020-05-31T07;00;00Z 2020-06-16T07;00;00Z N/A
MC207957 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-06-19T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213856 Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63383 63383, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63625 63625 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63628 63628.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out Outlook on the web the end of May.
We will begin rolling out Outlook mobile the first of June.
The rollout will be complete by end of July.
PowerShell scripts are currently available which allow you to enable this for all users. Should you enable it now, when the user-level feature is deployed to your tenant your users will have online meetings set-up as default for all their meetings.
When this feature is enabled, users can update their settings so all meetings created through Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android will be created as online meetings and will contain the appropriate Teams or Skype information for joining the meeting. This feature is not compatible with third-party online meeting providers.
If users choose not to enable this option, each time they create a meeting they will have the option to add an online meeting provider to that meeting.
If users choose to have all their meetings automatically created as online meetings, they can still disable the online meeting toggle (Teams or Skype) when creating a meeting if desired.
The online meetings setting roams between Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android so when a user enables it in one, it is honored in the other ones.
A user can set the default to create all meetings automatically as online meetings in Calendar settings in Outlook on the web, as shown here.
Or in Account Settings in Outlook mobile as shown here
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213632 Outlook for iOS - Retiring support for 27 languages False True N/A

MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213180 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=53602 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=53602 N/A
MC207957 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/best-practices-large-groups N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates We?re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture. This feature is related to MC208163 (April 2020).
When this will happen
We'll be rolling this out to Targeted Release and preview customers in mid-May; the rollout will be complete the end of May.
Updated May 18, 2020; We've updated the roll-out timeline below.
We?re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture. This feature is related to MC208163 (April 2020).
When this will happen
We'll be rolling this out to Targeted Release and preview customers in mid-June (previously May); the rollout will be complete the end of June (previously May).
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MC205801 (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop 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
Updated May 19, 2020; Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code which have delayed the rollout. We have updated the information below to reflect the new timeline. Thank you for your patience.
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 June (previouisly 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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MC205801 (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop Updated May 19, 2020; Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code which have delayed the rollout. We have updated the information below to reflect the new timeline. Thank you for your patience.
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 June (previouisly April).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=53935 Roadmap ID 53935
Updated May 20, 2020; Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code which have delayed the rollout. We have updated the information below to reflect the new timeline and experience. Thank you for your patience.
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 June (previously 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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MC211972 (Updated) csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings We're making some changes to settings within csTeamsMeetingPolicy.
Starting mid-June 2020, we're changing the behavior of meeting policies which allows users to create and schedule meetings;
AllowChannelMeetingScheduling
AllowMeetNow
AllowPrivateMeetNow
AllowPrivateMeetingScheduling
Updated May 21, 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.
We're making some changes to settings within csTeamsMeetingPolicy.
Starting mid-June 2020, we're changing the behavior of meeting policies which allows users to create and schedule meetings;
AllowChannelMeetingScheduling
AllowMeetNow
AllowPrivateMeetNow
AllowPrivateMeetingScheduling
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MC213856 Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile Outlook on the web users will soon be able to configure Outlook to setup all their meetings as online meetings when they use Skype or Teams as their online meeting provider. Outlook on the web users will soon be able to configure Outlook to setup all their meetings as online meetings when they use Skype or Teams as their online meeting provider.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63383 63383, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63625 63625 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63628 63628.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out Outlook on the web the end of May.
We will begin rolling out Outlook mobile the first of June.
The rollout will be complete by end of July.
PowerShell scripts are currently available which allow you to enable this for all users. Should you enable it now, when the user-level feature is deployed to your tenant your users will have online meetings set-up as default for all their meetings.
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MC207439 Updated May 21st: 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.
Here are a few updates. The changes previously announced are down below for reference.

New announcements;
Stream;
For the latest on Stream people timeline, please see MC211744.

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.

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;

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.

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;
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p
The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts in the US East and Europe West regions. Searches will continue to show results based on words in the video title and description.
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;
Stream;
The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts for these data centers; Europe North, Europe West, Singapore, South East Asia, U.S. East. Searches will continue to show results based on words in the video title and description. Additionally, transcript search will not work for individual videos on the player page in South East Asia and U.S. East. /li;

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.

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;

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.

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;
Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p.
For the latest on Stream people timeline, please see MC211744.
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.

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MC213180 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI We have maintenance planned for Power BI;
Starting May 20, 2020 18;00 UTC.
Ending May 20, 2020 21;00 UTC.
Updated May 22, 2020; We have updated the planned maintenance timeline below.
We have maintenance planned for Power BI;
Starting June 9, 2020 18;00 UTC.
Ending June 9, 2020 21;00 UTC.
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MC213177 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI Planned Maintenance; Power BI
We have maintenance planned for Power BI;
Starting May 20, 2020 18;00 UTC .
Ending May 20, 2020 21;00 UTC .
Updated May 22, 2020; We have updated the planned maintenance timeline below.
Planned Maintenance; Power BI
We have maintenance planned for Power BI;
Starting June 9, 2020 18;00 UTC .
Ending June 9, 2020 21;00 UTC.
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MC207957 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K We will soon be increasing Microsoft Teams team membership limit to 10 thousand members.
We will begin enabling this for all tenants at the end of April and will be complete at the end of May.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=62549 62549
Updated May 22, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature is now available to all tenants. Additionally, please see the Additional Information for best practices on managing large teams.
We will soon be increasing Microsoft Teams team membership limit to 10 thousand members.
We will begin enabling this for all tenants at the end of April and will be complete at the end of May.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=62549 62549
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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC205801 (Updated) 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 ; 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.
Teams-Skype interoperability is enabled by default, but we will honor existing settings.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-skype-interop Admins who wish to control 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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MC213766 Upload Center is being replaced by the in-app Files Needing Attention experience Once the Upload Center is retired in August 2020, users will no longer be able to find the files that did not save successfully under the Upload Center. Instruct users to go to File;Open;Files Needing Attention to Open/Discard files that did not save successfully. You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
Please click https://support.office.com/article/5c944ab8-1dd5-44f3-9dc6-9cd35846f8ab;AdditionalInformation to learn more.
Once the Upload Center is retired in August 2020, users will no longer be able to find the files that did not save successfully under the Upload Center. Instruct users to go to File ; Open ; Files Needing Attention to Open/Discard files that did not save successfully. You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
Please click https://support.office.com/article/5c944ab8-1dd5-44f3-9dc6-9cd35846f8ab;Additional Information to learn more.
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MC213856 Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile When this feature is enabled, users can update their settings so all meetings created through Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android will be created as online meetings and will contain the appropriate Teams or Skype information for joining the meeting. This feature is not compatible with third-party online meeting providers.
If users choose not to enable this option, each time they create a meeting they will have the option to add an online meeting provider to that meeting.
If users choose to have all their meetings automatically created as online meetings, they can still disable the online meeting toggle (Teams or Skype) when creating a meeting if desired.
The online meetings setting roams between Outlook on the web and Outlook for iOS and Android so when a user enables it in one, it is honored in the other ones.
A user can set the default to create all meetings automatically as online meetings in Calendar settings in Outlook on the web, as shown here.
Or in Account Settings in Outlook mobile as shown here
If you want your users to individually have the option to enable all their meetings as online meetings, there is nothing you need to do.
If you want to make online meetings the default for your organization, please configure your tenant in PowerShell with these parameters;
Set-OrganizationConfig -OnlineMeetingsByDefaultEnabled $True//This sets all Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile //meetings in the organization to online by default Set-OrganizationConfig -OnlineMeetingsByDefaultEnabled $False//This is the default value//Meetings are not online by default
If you set the parameter to $True, both Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile will honor the setting.
Learn more;
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/outlook-blog/connected-experiences-between-teams-and-outlook/ba-p/1383220;Connected Experiences between Teams and Outlook
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/set-mailboxcalendarconfiguration;Set-MailboxCalendarConfiguration
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig;Set-OrganizationConfig
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Updated Feature; Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates (Updated) Feature Update; Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates N/A
MC205801 (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop New Feature; Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop (Updated) New Feature; Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop N/A
MC211972 (Updated) csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings (Updated) csTeamsMeetingPolicy update to manage access to past meetings N/A
MC207439 Updated May 21st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Updated May 5th; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Updated May 21st; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments N/A
MC213180 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI Planned Maintenance; Power BI (Updated) Planned Maintenance; Power BI N/A
MC213177 (Updated) Planned Maintenance: Power BI Planned Maintenance; Power BI (Updated) Planned Maintenance; Power BI N/A
MC207957 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213683 Updated feature: Migration Manager moves out of public preview 57308 N/A
MC213778 Third-party single sign-on (SSO) for apps in Teams 59369 N/A
MC213856 Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile 63383,63625,63628 N/A
MC213822 Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams 64017 N/A
MC213970 Update to Sharing Links that block downloads 64278 N/A
MC213968 SharePoint default site theme changing from blue to teal 60592 N/A
MC214048 Screen recording available in Microsoft Stream 25687 N/A
MC214047 Document libraries and lists - save a view in Quick Edit and Quick Edit page size expanding 64143,64229,64231 N/A

CW21 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC213550 Personal Apps available in Teams mobile client Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC213632 Outlook for iOS - Retiring support for 27 languages Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Stay Informed False N/A
MC213618 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for May Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC213683 Updated feature: Migration Manager moves out of public preview Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC213766 Upload Center is being replaced by the in-app Files Needing Attention experience Plan For Change Office Client Applications True N/A
MC213778 Third-party single sign-on (SSO) for apps in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC213856 Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC213822 Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC213897 New Feature: Self service purchase user request workflow Plan For Change True N/A
MC213970 Update to Sharing Links that block downloads Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC213968 SharePoint default site theme changing from blue to teal Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC213966 Upcoming change to PowerApps form types Stay Informed Power Apps False N/A
MC213960 Update to Microsoft 365 Roadmap product filters Stay Informed False N/A
MC213947 Removing OneDrive admin center link from the OneDrive web page for admins Plan For Change OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC214011 Inline Edit Toggle for OneNote in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC213996 Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) V2 data to be retired Plan For Change Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business True N/A
MC214048 Screen recording available in Microsoft Stream Stay Informed False N/A
MC214047 Document libraries and lists - save a view in Quick Edit and Quick Edit page size expanding Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A

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