2020 CW 27 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 06/29/2020 to 07/05/2020

25 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 16 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do 2020-08-03T07;00;00Z 2020-10-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC207740 (Updated) Feature update: Structural navigation caching 2020-06-26T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC211364 New: Saved for later web part available on modern pages 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-09-01T07;00;00Z N/A
MC214328 (Updated) Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC208357 (Updated) Feature update: Yammer uses your Office profile 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do Once available, this feature will be enabled by default and users will have the ability to join lists that are shared from an external personal account. Enterprise users will not be able to share their lists with external personal accounts. Once available, this feature will be enabled by default and users will have the ability to join lists that are shared from an external personal account. Enterprise users will not be able to share their lists with external personal accounts.
When the feature begins to roll out to all customers in August, an admin setting will be available to manage the feature. The admin setting will enable you to restrict people in your organization from joining lists owned by people outside your organization by turning this setting off in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
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MC216880 New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile If you have a Project subscription associated with the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2126473 subscriptions listed here, then you will see the new service plan within the Microsoft 365 Admin center. Depending on which subscription you have, the corresponding service plan will roll out;

Subscription

Project Number

Service Plan

Office 365 Kiosk family

PROJECT_O365_F3

Project for Office (Plan F3)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E1/A1 family

PROJECT_O365_P1

Project for Office (Plan E1)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E3/A3 family

PROJECT_O365_P2

Project for Office (Plan E3)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E5/A5 family

PROJECT_O365_P3

Project for Office (Plan E5)

If you have a Project subscription associated with the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2126473 subscriptions listed here, then you will see the new service plan within the Microsoft 365 Admin center. Depending on which subscription you have, the corresponding service plan will roll out;

Subscription

Project Number

Service Plan

Microsoft 365/Office 365 F1/F3 family

PROJECT_O365_F3

Project for Office (Plan F)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E1/A1 family

PROJECT_O365_P1

Project for Office (Plan E1)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E3/A3 family

PROJECT_O365_P2

Project for Office (Plan E3)

Microsoft 365/Office 365 E5/A5 family

PROJECT_O365_P3

Project for Office (Plan E5)

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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217681 Retiring Teams support for devices running on Android 4.4 False True 08/01/2020
MC217599 Transition to Power Platform Admin Center False True N/A
MC217364 Retirement of the Outlook People Pane (formerly the Outlook Social Connector) False True N/A
MC217013 Reminder: Outlook Customer Manager to be retired False True N/A
MC216824 Upcoming Exchange Device Access and Conditional Access changes with Outlook mobile False True 08/01/2020

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do Microsoft To Do will support list sharing between personal and work accounts. This lets users in your organization join, view, modify, and add data to lists owned by personal Microsoft accounts.
This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=63052 63052
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out to Targeted release in mid-June and expect to be complete for all customers in mid-July.
Updated June 30, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. At this time we will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as originally outlined. Please see the changes below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Microsoft To Do will support list sharing between personal and work accounts. This lets users in your organization join, view, modify, and add data to lists owned by personal Microsoft accounts.
This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=64658 64658
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out to Targeted release in July (previously mid-June).
We will begin rolling out to all customers in August and expect to be complete by the end of September.
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MC207740 (Updated) Feature update: Structural navigation caching Updated April 28, 2020; We are updating the roll-out timeline for this feature to ensure the best experience. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We?re continuing to optimize page performance for publishing-enabled SharePoint sites that use structural navigation with a caching model as outlined in MC194438 (October 2019).
We'll gradually begin rolling this out to customers in late March 2020.
The rollout will be complete in late May (previously April).
Updated June 30, 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 full rollout. We will update this Message center post with additional details in the future. Thank you for your patience.
We?re continuing to optimize page performance for publishing-enabled SharePoint sites that use structural navigation with a caching model as outlined in MC194438 (October 2019).
We'll gradually begin rolling this out to customers in late March 2020.
The rollout will be complete in late 3rd quarter 2020 (previously June).
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MC217662 Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows We?re making some changes to the Microsoft Edge Legacy application for Windows 10 devices in education and business that are updated by Windows Update. This change will not impact devices that are updated by Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Key Points;
Timing; No sooner than July 30, 2020 beginning with Windows Update-connected education devices. Post to be updated for business timing.
Roll-out; Tenant level
Action; To block this update, you must https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/microsoft-edge-blocker-toolkit download and deploy the Blocker Toolkit before Thursday, July 30, 2020
We?re making some changes to the Microsoft Edge Legacy application for Windows 10 devices in education and business that are updated by Windows Update. This change will not impact devices that are updated by Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Key Points;
Timing; No sooner than July 30, 2020 beginning with Windows Update-connected education devices. Post to be updated for business timing.
Roll-out; Tenant level
Action; To block this update, you must https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/microsoft-edge-blocker-toolkit download and deploy the Blocker Toolkit before Thursday, July 30, 2020
07/30/2020
MC216880 New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April '20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the Microsoft Project tile in the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133076;Microsoft 365 app launcher. Additionally, if you have a Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription, the Project for Office service plan will allow Microsoft 365/Office 365 users to view project roadmaps built in Roadmap.
If your tenant does not have a Project license, this new service
plan will not apply to you. If you don?t want the Project icon to appear in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, then you can hide it by following the directions in the article, https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133447;Remove Project from the Office 365 App Launcher.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60646 60646
Timeline; Starting late July and complete by end of August.
Roll-Out; Tenant level
Control type; License management, PowerShell
Updated July 2, 2020; We have updated the subscriptions listed below to accurately reflect the changes. We apologize for any confusion.
Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April '20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the Microsoft Project tile in the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133076;Microsoft 365 app launcher. Additionally, if you have a Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription, the Project for Office service plan will allow Microsoft 365/Office 365 users to view project roadmaps built in Roadmap.
If your tenant does not have a Project license, this new service
plan will not apply to you. If you don?t want the Project icon to appear in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, then you can hide it by following the directions in the article, https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133447;Remove Project from the Office 365 App Launcher.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60646 60646
Timeline; Starting late July and complete by end of August.
Roll-Out; Tenant level
Control type; License management, PowerShell
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MC214700 (Updated) New Feature: Change how users Teams in Islands users schedule meetings from Outlook Updated June 23, 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
Skype for Business users who use Teams in Islands mode can schedule meetings from Outlook with either Teams or Skype. With this new policy, you can specify that meetings scheduled from Outlook will take place on Teams only. If you are not using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business in coexistence mode, you may ignore this message.
When will this happen?
This policy is now available for Outlook for Windows, Outlook on the web, Outlook for Android, and Outlook for iOS.
This policy will be available in early July (previously mid-June) for Outlook for Mac.
Updated July 2, 2020; We have updated the post to reflect the correct parameter of Teams vs TeamsOnly. We apologize for any confustion. 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
Skype for Business users who use Teams in Islands mode can schedule meetings from Outlook with either Teams or Skype. With this new policy, you can specify that meetings scheduled from Outlook will take place on Teams only. If you are not using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business in coexistence mode, you may ignore this message.
When will this happen?
This policy is now available for Outlook for Windows, Outlook on the web, Outlook for Android, and Outlook for iOS.
This policy will be available in early July (previously mid-June) for Outlook for Mac.
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MC214522 (Updated) New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby 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).
Updated July 2, 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 July (previously June) for worldwide tenants and GCC tenants will receive it at the end of July (previously June).
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MC214328 (Updated) Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices Teams administrators will soon be able manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled iOS and Android mobile devices as well as limit a device to a single corporate account.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64143 Roadmap ID 64143.
When this will happen
The rollout will begin in mid-June and will be complete by the end of June.
Updated July 2, 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
Teams administrators will soon be able manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled iOS and Android mobile devices as well as limit a device to a single corporate account.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64143 Roadmap ID 64143.
When this will happen
The rollout will begin in mid-June and will be complete by the end of July (previously June).
Note; The rollout for iOS has been completed.
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MC208357 (Updated) Feature update: Yammer uses your Office profile As communicated originally in MC188875, August 2019, we?re updating how Yammer uses Office profiles. User profiles in Yammer will now use the Office profile rather than the standalone Yammer profile. To ensure the proper experience we had delayed this roll-out. We are now ready to proceed and the updated timeline is below. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will begin roll-out of this feature in mid-April and expect to be complete by the end of June.
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=53554 Roadmap ID 53554.
Updated July 2, 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
As communicated originally in MC188875, August 2019, we?re updating how Yammer uses Office profiles. User profiles in Yammer will now use the Office profile rather than the standalone Yammer profile. To ensure the proper experience we had delayed this roll-out. We are now ready to proceed and the updated timeline is below. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will begin roll-out of this feature in mid-April and expect to be complete by the end of July (previously June).
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=53554 Roadmap ID 53554.
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MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. We will share updates about the admin setting availability in August so that you can review the setting to ensure it is set to the experience appropriate for your organization. N/A
MC214700 (Updated) New Feature: Change how users Teams in Islands users schedule meetings from Outlook This policy setting controls how your users who are in Islands mode schedule meetings only in Outlook
The policy is currently only available as a PowerShell script. You can edit an existing Teams meeting policy using the https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/skype/set-csteamsmeetingpolicy?view=skype-ps Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet or create a new Teams meeting policy by using the Grant-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet and assign it to users.
To specify which meeting add-in you want to be available to users;
Set AllowOutlookAddIn to True in TeamsMeetingPolicy and
Set PreferredMeetingProviderForIslandsMode in TeamsMeetingPolicy as follows; Allow users to select either the Skype for Business add-in or the Teams Meeting add-in in Outlook. TeamsAndSfb is the default value; if you do nothing, end user functionality remains unchanged.
Restrict meetings scheduled in Outlook to Teams. Remove the Skype for Business meeting add-in and enable just the Teams meeting add-in by setting the parameter to TeamsOnly. Note; this setting does not change existing Skype for Business meeting join links to Teams meeting join links. The setting affects only future meetings. It does not affect presence, chat, or PSTN calling, or any other capabilities within Skype for Business.
If you set the parameter to TeamsOnly and switch back to TeamsAndSfB, both meeting add-ins will be enabled. Such a change affects only future meetings; existing Teams meeting join links will not be migrated to Skype for Business links.
This policy setting controls how your users who are in Islands mode schedule meetings only in Outlook
The policy is currently only available as a PowerShell script. You can edit an existing Teams meeting policy using the https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/skype/set-csteamsmeetingpolicy?view=skype-ps Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet or create a new Teams meeting policy by using the Grant-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet and assign it to users.
To specify which meeting add-in you want to be available to users;
Set AllowOutlookAddIn to True in TeamsMeetingPolicy and
Set PreferredMeetingProviderForIslandsMode in TeamsMeetingPolicy as follows; Allow users to select either the Skype for Business add-in or the Teams Meeting add-in in Outlook. TeamsAndSfb is the default value; if you do nothing, end user functionality remains unchanged.
Restrict meetings scheduled in Outlook to Teams. Remove the Skype for Business meeting add-in and enable just the Teams meeting add-in by setting the parameter to Teams. Note; this setting does not change existing Skype for Business meeting join links to Teams meeting join links. The setting affects only future meetings. It does not affect presence, chat, or PSTN calling, or any other capabilities within Skype for Business.
If you set the parameter to Teams and switch back to TeamsAndSfB, both meeting add-ins will be enabled. Such a change affects only future meetings; existing Teams meeting join links will not be migrated to Skype for Business links.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do New Feature; Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do (Updated) New Feature; Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do N/A
MC207740 (Updated) Feature update: Structural navigation caching Updated feature; Structural navigation caching (Updated) Feature update; Structural navigation caching N/A
MC214328 (Updated) Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices (Updated) Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices N/A
MC208357 (Updated) Feature update: Yammer uses your Office profile Updated Feature; Yammer uses your Office profile (Updated) Feature update; Yammer uses your Office profile N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217584 Automatically block guest access to new OneDrive and SharePoint files until scans are complete 34247 N/A
MC217583 Automatically block guest access to new OneDrive and SharePoint files until scans are complete 34247 N/A
MC217689 The new tasks experience is becoming generally available for Outlook on the web 64940 N/A
MC217687 Endpoint Analytics is now available in Public Preview (Intune 65419 N/A
MC217661 Rename title column in SharePoint lists and libraries 65146 N/A
MC217651 OneDrive Sync Help Pane on macOS 65351 N/A
MC215678 (Updated) New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do 64658 N/A
MC217716 Microsoft Teams - Large Gallery view (Preview) - see up to 49 participants 65333 N/A
MC217815 Public preview: modern authentication unattended scripting option for Exchange Online PowerShell V2 60528 N/A
MC217813 Add additional properties to the profile card using the profile API in Microsoft Graph 61502 N/A
MC217892 General Availability of the new Yammer 65410 N/A
MC217887 Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) 57082 N/A

CW27 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC217584 Automatically block guest access to new OneDrive and SharePoint files until scans are complete Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC217583 Automatically block guest access to new OneDrive and SharePoint files until scans are complete Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC217578 In Development for Microsoft Intune is now available Stay Informed False N/A
MC217568 Transition to Power Platform Admin Center Plan For Change Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps False N/A
MC217599 Transition to Power Platform Admin Center Plan For Change Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Power Apps in Microsoft 365 True N/A
MC217689 The new tasks experience is becoming generally available for Outlook on the web Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC217687 Endpoint Analytics is now available in Public Preview (Intune Stay Informed False N/A
MC217681 Retiring Teams support for devices running on Android 4.4 Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True 08/01/2020
MC217662 Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True 07/30/2020
MC217661 Rename title column in SharePoint lists and libraries Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC217651 OneDrive Sync Help Pane on macOS Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC217716 Microsoft Teams - Large Gallery view (Preview) - see up to 49 participants Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC217815 Public preview: modern authentication unattended scripting option for Exchange Online PowerShell V2 Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC217813 Add additional properties to the profile card using the profile API in Microsoft Graph Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC217892 General Availability of the new Yammer Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC217887 Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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