2020 CW 24 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 06/08/2020 to 06/14/2020

20 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 11 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
MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation 2020-08-15T07;00;00Z 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC210696 (Updated) New Feature: Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows 2020-06-17T07;00;00Z 2020-08-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC210034 (Updated) New Feature: Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) 2020-06-26T07;00;00Z 2020-10-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC209728 (Updated) New feature: Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits 2020-06-30T07;00;00Z 2020-08-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC208308 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities 2020-06-29T23;00;00Z 2020-08-30T23;00;00Z N/A
MC207944 (Updated) New Feature: New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS 2020-06-15T07;00;00Z 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC213897 (Updated) New Feature: Self service purchase user request workflow 2020-08-28T07;00;00Z 2020-06-24T07;00;00Z N/A
MC214522 (Updated) New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC209920 (Updated) Prepare for update to the new My Apps and My Account experiences 2020-07-01T07;00;00Z 2020-08-20T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215356 New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email Employees will start to receive a weekly mail from SharePoint Online containing news that that they have not yet read based on sites that they are following.
If employees are not happy with the emails, they can unsubscribe from the email by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Sample News Digest
User controlled unsubscribe
Users will start to receive a weekly mail from SharePoint Online containing news that that they have not yet read based on sites that they are following.
If users are not happy with the emails, they can unsubscribe from the email by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Sample News Digest
User controlled unsubscribe
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MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization's security posture. It can be accessed at https://security.microsoft.com/securescore https://security.microsoft.com/securescore in the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/overview-security-center Microsoft 365 security center.
Based upon feedback from customers, we are https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-whats-coming;adding additional Azure Advance Threat Protection improvement actions.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization's security posture. It can be accessed at https://security.microsoft.com/securescore https://security.microsoft.com/securescore in the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/overview-security-center Microsoft 365 security center.
Based upon feedback from customers, we are updating https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-whats-coming;Microsoft Defender ATP Threat and Vulnerability Management security recommendations.
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MC210696 (Updated) New Feature: Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows We will begin rolling this out in mid-May, and the rollout will be complete in early June. Any long url to a file stored in OneDrive and SharePoint will automatically shorten to the name of the file and will include an icon that indicates the file type. Your users will be able to see this conversion as they compose an email.
In addition, users will be notified if recipients cannot access one of their links, and they will have the opportunity to address any issue prior to sending the email.
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MC209728 (Updated) New feature: Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits We'll be gradually rolling this out to standard release tenants in late April.
The rollout will be completed by the end of May.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to standard release tenants in late April.
The rollout will be completed by the end of July (previously May).
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215245 New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases False True N/A

MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208373 (Updated) New Feature: Make All Company feed a connected community https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/yammer/manage-yammer-groups/yammer-all-company-yammer-community N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215356 New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Using Microsoft intelligence, a curated selection of News posts are shared with employees through an email that comes from SharePoint. This is a great way for employees to catch up on News that they may have otherwise missed. Only published news posts are sent in the digest, and employees will have access to all the news posts that they are sent so rest assumed that employees won't see news that they don't have permission to see. If employees want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=64685 64685
Timing; Targeted release customers in mid-June and complete for all customers by early August.
Roll-out; User level roll-out
Control Type; User control
SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to users in your company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Using Microsoft intelligence, a curated selection of News posts are shared with users through an email that comes from SharePoint. This is a great way for users to catch up on News that they may have otherwise missed. Only published news posts are sent in the digest, and users will have access to all the news posts that they are sent so rest assured that users won't see news that they don't have permission to see. If users want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=64685 64685
Timing; Targeted release customers in mid-June and complete for all customers by early August.
Roll-out; User level roll-out
Control Type; User control
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MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation We are updating the layout and application navigation for the Office.com home page and the Office app in Windows 10 based on customer feedback.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64019 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64019 64019.
When this will happen
We will roll out this new experience to Targeted Release customers in early June.
We will roll out this new experience to Standard Release customers in mid-June.
The rollout will be complete mid-July 2020.
To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
We are updating the layout and application navigation for the Office.com home page and the Office app in Windows 10 based on customer feedback.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64019 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64019 64019.
When this will happen
We will roll out this new experience to Targeted Release customers in mid-June (previously early June).
We will roll out this new experience to Standard Release customers in late June (previously mid-June).
The rollout will be complete late July (previously mid-July).
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MC210696 (Updated) New Feature: Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows Outlook for Windows is improving the readability of links to OneDrive and SharePoint files that are shared with recipients. Senders will also be warned if Outlook detects potential access permissions issues for recipients.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=44590 Roadmap ID 44590.
Updated June 9, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Outlook for Windows is improving the readability of links to OneDrive and SharePoint files that are shared with recipients. Senders will also be warned if Outlook detects potential access permissions issues for recipients.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=44590 Roadmap ID 44590.
When will this happen?
We will begin rolling this out in mid-May, and the rollout will be complete at the end of July (previously June).
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MC210034 (Updated) New Feature: Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) As our customers embrace working from home, we are pleased to announce that we are introducing near real-time token revocation for critical events through Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE). We are starting with Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online. This will improve user experience, provide resiliency for temporary authentication issues, and help with online service demand. Updated June 9, 2020; Updating post to provide longer visibility.
As our customers embrace working from home, we are pleased to announce that we are introducing near real-time token revocation for critical events through Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE). We are starting with Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online. This will improve user experience, provide resiliency for temporary authentication issues, and help with online service demand.
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MC209728 (Updated) New feature: Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits Your end users will soon be able to share Word for the web documents in Review mode, which limits recipients to adding comments or leaving tracked changes in the document.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=27017 Roadmap ID 27017.
Updated June 9, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Your end users will soon be able to share Word for the web documents in Review mode, which limits recipients to adding comments or leaving tracked changes in the document.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=27017 Roadmap ID 27017.
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MC208373 (Updated) New Feature: Make All Company feed a connected community Updated June 5, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Live events and Office 365 Resources will soon be accessible to your users in the All Company community if you have enforced connected groups.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers in early April.
The rollout will be complete by the end of June (previously April).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62962 Roadmap ID 62962.
Updated June 9, 2020; Updated to include Additional Information resources. To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Live events and Office 365 Resources will soon be accessible to your users in the All Company community if you have enforced connected groups.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers in early April.
The rollout will be complete by the end of June (previously April).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62962 Roadmap ID 62962.
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MC208308 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities Your end users who enjoy Outlook on the web will soon have new tools to help refine their email messages.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early April 2020.
The rollout will be completed for Standard Release customers by the end of May 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59642 Roadmap ID 59642.
Updated June 9, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Your end users who enjoy Outlook on the web will soon have new tools to help refine their email messages.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early April 2020.
The rollout will be completed for Standard Release customers by the end of July (previously May).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59642 Roadmap ID 59642.
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MC207944 (Updated) New Feature: New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS OneDrive on MacOS is incorporating new methods for authentication.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to new OneDrive on MacOS customers in mid-April 2020.
The rollout will be completed in mid-May.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=16636 16636, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59235 59235.
Updated June 9, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
OneDrive on MacOS is incorporating new methods for authentication.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to new OneDrive on MacOS customers in mid-April 2020.
The rollout will be completed at the end of June (previously mid-May).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=16636 16636, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=59235 59235.
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MC213897 (Updated) New Feature: Self service purchase user request workflow Updated May 29, 2020; We have updated the message below to provide more clarity.
In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform products directly from Microsoft. This feature came with the ability for admins to turn off self-service purchase of individual products via Power Shell. Starting in July, we?re introducing the ability for a user who is blocked from purchasing a self-service purchase product to make a request that will be added to a queue in admin center. IT admins can then assign a requested license to the user from existing license or purchase new licenses to fulfill the request.
When this will happen
We will begin gradual roll-out of this feature in mid-June.
We anticipate the roll-out will be complete by the end of July.
Updated June 10, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. We will announce our new plan via Message center when we are ready proceed. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
We announced the self-service purchase user request workflow feature a few weeks ago and we?ve been reading your feedback and talking with you since that announcement.
As part of this process we?ve heard that some organizations will value having a workflow to enable users to request and receive license assignments. However, other organizations have told us that this feature will conflict with their existing processes, potentially confuse users and add more work for admins who have to manage multiple queues.
What?s changing
After hearing your feedback we are delaying the release of the self-service purchase user request workflow in order to add capabilities that will make this feature work better with for organizations with existing request processes. We?ll follow this announcement with more details on how that feature will work but we are actively working on our plans to make sure this feature works for all of our customers
When this will happen;

We are delaying the release of this feature effective immediately
We will follow up with a new announcement once we have more details

Previous message below for reference

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MC215245 (Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform products directly from Microsoft. This feature came with the ability for admins to turn off self-service purchase of individual products via Power Shell. Starting in July, we?re introducing new capabilities for IT Admins to manage information worker subscriptions in their tenant. In particular, IT Admins will be able to move information workers to another subscription or remove a subscription via a button in the Admin Center.
When this will happen
This feature will gradually roll out beginning in July.
We anticipate the rollout will be complete by early August.
Updated June 11, 2020; To provide clarity, this feature is to enhance the administration of self-service purchasing for tenants using it. If your tenant is not using the self-service purchasing capabilities this will not impact you.
In January we launched the self-service purchase feature that allowed users in a tenant to purchase Power platform products directly from Microsoft. This feature came with the ability for admins to turn off self-service purchase of individual products via Power Shell. Starting in July, we?re introducing new capabilities for IT Admins to manage information worker subscriptions in their tenant. In particular, IT Admins will be able to move information workers to another subscription or remove a subscription via a button in the Admin Center.
When this will happen
This feature will gradually roll out beginning in July.
We anticipate the rollout will be complete by early August.
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MC214522 (Updated) New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby We are providing Teams meeting organizers greater control over their meetings by making it possible to require all participants to wait in the lobby.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64343 Roadmap ID 64643.
When this will happen
We will roll-out this feature in early-June for worldwide tenants and GCC tenants will receive it at the end of June.
Updated June 11, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
We are providing Teams meeting organizers greater control over their meetings by making it possible to require all participants to wait in the lobby.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64343 Roadmap ID 64643.
When this will happen
We will roll-out this feature in early-June for worldwide tenants and GCC tenants will receive it at the end of July (previously June).
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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213621 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates You might consider reviewing the improvement actions that are being updated.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new;Introduction to Microsoft Secure Score
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new?view=o365-worldwide#whats-new;What?s new with Microsoft Secure Score
You might consider reviewing the improvement actions that are being updated.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new Introduction to Microsoft Secure Score
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score-new?view=o365-worldwide#whats-new What?s new with Microsoft Secure Score
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MC210696 (Updated) New Feature: Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows Any long url to a file stored in OneDrive and SharePoint will automatically shorten to the name of the file and will include an icon that indicates the file type. Your users will be able to see this conversion as they compose an email.
In addition, users will be notified if recipients cannot access one of their links, and they will have the opportunity to address any issue prior to sending the email.
The sender must be using the latest version of Outlook for Windows.
Once available in your tenant, your Windows for Outlook users will see the new experience when inserting a link to a file stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. This feature is already available for Outlook on the web.
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MC215703 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support iOS 12 and higher in September If you have no plans to use iOS, Check your Intune reporting to see what devices or users may be affected. Go to Devices ; All devices and filter by OS. You can add in additional columns to help identify who in your organization has devices running iOS 11. Request that your end users upgrade their supported OS version before September. If you have no plans
to use iOS, kindly disregard this message. If you use iOS, check your Intune reporting to see what devices or users may be affected. Go to Devices ; All devices and filter by OS. You can add in additional columns to help identify who in your organization has devices running iOS 11. Request that your end users upgrade their supported OS version before September.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation Feature Update; Office.com home page layout and navigation (Updated) Feature Update; Office.com home page layout and navigation N/A
MC210696 (Updated) New Feature: Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows New Feature; Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows (Updated) New Feature; Change in OneDrive and SharePoint files links created in Outlook for Windows N/A
MC210034 (Updated) New Feature: Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) New Feature; Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) (Updated) New Feature; Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) N/A
MC209728 (Updated) New feature: Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits New feature; Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits (Updated) New feature; Review mode in Word for the web prevents unintended edits N/A
MC208308 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities New Feature; Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities (Updated) New Feature; Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities N/A
MC207944 (Updated) New Feature: New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS New Feature; New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS (Updated) New Feature; New Authentication method for OneDrive on MacOS N/A
MC215245 (Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases New Feature; Take control of self-service purchases (Updated) New Feature; Take control of self-service purchases N/A
MC214522 (Updated) New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby (Updated) New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215581 Request/Release workflow for quarantined messages 62449,62450 N/A
MC215704 SharePoint default page templates 64529 N/A
MC215870 Feature: Actionable Messages Support in Outlook for Mac 45556 N/A
MC216146 New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report 57159 N/A
MC216129 New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs 57160 N/A
MC216108 We're improving Bookmarks in Microsoft Search 64686 N/A

MC Urgency changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC208308 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web, new editor capabilities Critical Normal N/A

CW24 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC215586 Public preview of Language Stay Informed False N/A
MC215581 Request/Release workflow for quarantined messages Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC215704 SharePoint default page templates Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC215703 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support iOS 12 and higher in September Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC215696 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support macOS 10.13 and higher in September Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC215678 New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC215870 Feature: Actionable Messages Support in Outlook for Mac Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC216146 New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC216129 New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC216108 We're improving Bookmarks in Microsoft Search Stay Informed Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC216107 Updates Available for Microsoft 365 Apps on all Channels Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A

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