2020 CW 28 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 07/06/2020 to 07/12/2020

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

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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC216995 Acronym answers are now available with Microsoft Search in SharePoint 2020-08-10T07;00;00Z 2020-10-16T07;00;00Z N/A
MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-08-20T07;00;00Z N/A
MC212330 (Updated) New Feature: Pre-publish overview in SharePoint 2020-07-20T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC205124 (Updated) New Feature: Poll added to Outlook 2021-02-28T08;00;00Z 2020-10-01T08;00;00Z N/A
MC213457 (Updated) New Feature: Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center 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
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email The Briefing email is a personalized brief in Outlook with important information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks, so you're prepared for the day ahead. If there is relevant content, users will receive the Briefing email at the beginning of each workday; at least one actionable insight must be detected for there to be a daily mail.
This feature is enabled by default.
Exchange Service Administrators or Company Administrators can disable this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin feature using PowerShell.
Your users can opt-out of the Briefing email by selecting Unsubscribe, located near the bottom of all Briefing emails.
The customized email is only available to an end user; no administrator or manager can see another individual?s Briefing email. All data is stored inside the user?s mailbox. Briefing email is subject to the same https://docs.microsoft.com/office365/admin/security-and-compliance/gdpr-compliance?view=o365-worldwide GDPR compliance terms as Office 365.
The Briefing email is a personalized brief in Outlook with important information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks, so you're prepared for the day ahead. If there is relevant content, users will receive the Briefing email at the beginning of each workday; at least one actionable insight must be detected for there to be a daily mail.
This feature is enabled by default.
Exchange Service Administrators or Company Administrators can disable this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin feature using PowerShell or within https://docs.microsoft.com/Briefing/be-admin#tenant-level-configuration Admin center.
Your users can opt-out of the Briefing email by selecting Unsubscribe, located near the bottom of all Briefing emails.
The customized email is only available to an end user; no administrator or manager can see another individual?s Briefing email. All data is stored inside the user?s mailbox. Briefing email is subject to the same https://docs.microsoft.com/office365/admin/security-and-compliance/gdpr-compliance?view=o365-worldwide GDPR compliance terms as Office 365.
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217999 Retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows False True N/A
MC217998 Reminder: SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired False True 08/07/2020
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email False True N/A
MC218032 Required columns will now sync as read/write False True N/A
MC218031 Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) False True N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email The https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks as well as protecting time for independent work. After this feature rolls out, your end users will receive an automatically generated Briefing email (from Cortana) unless you disable the feature for your tenant. Only users who have an Exchange Online license and whose Office language is English will receive the Briefing email.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57204 57204
Timeline; Starting early August and completing by the end of September
Roll-Out; User level
Control type; Admin via https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin PowerShell | User via Unsubscribe
Updated July 7, 2020; We have updated the message to provide additional clarity based on feedback. Please see updates below.
The https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks as well as protecting time for independent work. After this feature rolls out, your end users will receive an automatically generated Briefing email (from Cortana) unless you disable the feature for your tenant. Only users who have an Exchange Online license and whose Office language is English will receive the Briefing email.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57204 57204
Timeline; Starting early August and completing by the end of September
Roll-Out; User level
Control type; Admin via https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin PowerShell or Admin center | User via Unsubscribe

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MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation 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).
Updated July 7, 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 early July (previously mid-June).
We will roll out this new experience to Standard Release customers in mid-July (previously late June).
The rollout will be complete early August (previously late July).
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MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience We are pleased to announce that we will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57294 57294
When this will happen
We will be rolling this out in June.
Updated July 7, 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 pleased to announce that we will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57294 57294
When this will happen
We will be rolling this out in June and complete by late July
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MC212330 (Updated) New Feature: Pre-publish overview in SharePoint We?re introducing a new pre-publish panel that gives page authors key information about their pages and news posts before they publish.
This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63257 Roadmap ID 63257.
When this will happen
We will begin gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late-May; the rollout will be complete in early June.
We will update this post when we have information about the rollout for Standard Release customers.
Updated July 7, 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?re introducing a new pre-publish panel that gives page authors key information about their pages and news posts before they publish.
This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63257 Roadmap ID 63257.
When this will happen
We will begin gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late-July (previously May); the rollout will be complete in early August (previously June).
We will update this post when we have information about the rollout for Standard Release customers.
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MC205124 (Updated) New Feature: Poll added to Outlook Updated May 27, 2020; To ensure the proper experience we are adjusting the roll-out plan. The rollout for Outlook for the web has been extended. The rollout for Outlook for Mac will begin soon. We will communicate via Message center when we move forward with Outlook for Windows. We apologize for any inconvenience.Your end users will no longer need to download the Quick Poll add-in from the store and manually install it in Outlook to create a poll after we pre-install the Poll add-in.

The rollout for Outlook on the web (desktop) began the end of May (was late April) and will be completed by mid-June (was end of May).

The rollout for Outlook for Mac will begin in early June and be completed by the end of June.
We will communicate with you again when we have an estimated timeline for Outlook for Windows.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61203 61203 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61372 61372.

Updated July 8, 2020; To ensure the proper experience we are adjusting the roll-out plan. The rollout for Outlook for the web and Outlook for Mac have completed. The rollout for Outlook for windows has begun and we expect it to be complete in mid-August. We apologize for any inconvenience.Your end users will no longer need to download the Quick Poll add-in from the store and manually install it in Outlook to create a poll after we pre-install the Poll add-in.

The rollout for Outlook on the web (desktop) began the end of May (was late April) and will be completed by mid-June (was end of May). Complete

The rollout for Outlook for Mac will begin in early June and be completed by the end of June. Complete
The rollout for Outlook for Windows has begun and will be completed by mid-August.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61203 61203 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=61372 61372.

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MC215704 (Updated) SharePoint default page templates Default page templates allow site owners to set a default template for all editors who are creating pages and news on their site.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64529 Roadmap ID 64529.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in mid-June.
We will begin rolling this out to Standard Release customers in late June.
We expect the rollout to be complete by mid-July.
Updated July 10, 2020; We have temporarily rolled back the default page templates feature to address an issue that prevents customers from correctly setting default templates in their sites. This will only affect customers in our Targeted Release program. Due to this rollback, the ability to set a default template will no longer be available in your tenant. All set default templates will revert back to the Blank template. Please inform site owners and content creators in your organization. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to start rollout again once the issues have been addressed. There will be an announcement in the message center when we are ready to roll out default page templates.
Default page templates allow site owners to set a default template for all editors who are creating pages and news on their site.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64529 Roadmap ID 64529.
When this will happen
We will provide an update on the roll-out schedule when it is available.
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MC213822 (Updated) Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams Teams users will soon be able to search within a specific chat or channel in both the desktop and web Teams clients.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64017;Roadmap ID 64017.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out in late June, and the rollout will be complete in mid-July.
Updated July 10, 2020; We are pleased to announce that we have completed the roll-out for all tenants.
Teams users will soon be able to search within a specific chat or channel in both the desktop and web Teams clients.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64017;Roadmap ID 64017.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out in late June, and the rollout will be complete in mid-July.
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MC213457 (Updated) New Feature: Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/ Microsoft Teams Rooms provide a complete meeting experience that brings HD video, audio, and content sharing to meeting spaces of all sizes, from small huddle areas to large conference rooms. With this feature we are enabling easy management of Teams room devices in the Teams Admin Center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64022 Roadmap ID 64022.
When this will happen
The roll out will begin in mid-June 2020 and be complete by the end of June.
Updated July 10, 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
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/ Microsoft Teams Rooms provide a complete meeting experience that brings HD video, audio, and content sharing to meeting spaces of all sizes, from small huddle areas to large conference rooms. With this feature we are enabling easy management of Teams room devices in the Teams Admin Center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64022 Roadmap ID 64022.
When this will happen
The roll out will begin in mid-July (previously mid-June) and be complete by 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
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email Review and assess the impact for your organization. If you wishhttps://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-admin to disable the Briefing email using https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin PowerShell you can do so now.
To disable the feature;
https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/exchange-online-powershell-v2/exchange-online-powershell-v2?view=exchange-ps#install-and-maintain-the-exchange-online-powershell-v2-module Install the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module
Use the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module and run the following command
Set-UserBriefingConfig-Identity joe@contoso.com -Enabled
Additionally, you might consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. Learn more about https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview Cortana Briefing email and https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-privacy how Microsoft protects your privacy.
Review and assess the impact for your organization. If you wishhttps://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-admin to disable the Briefing email using https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin PowerShell or within https://docs.microsoft.com/Briefing/be-admin#tenant-level-configuration Admin center you can do so now.
To disable the feature for specific users;;https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/exchange-online-powershell-v2/exchange-online-powershell-v2?view=exchange-ps#install-and-maintain-the-exchange-online-powershell-v2-module Install the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module
Use the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module and run the following command; Set-UserBriefingConfig-Identity joe@contoso.com -Enabled $false
To manage at the tenant level;
Review; https://docs.microsoft.com/Briefing/be-admin#tenant-level-configuration Tenant-level Control
Additionally, you might consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. Learn more about https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview Cortana Briefing email and https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-privacy how Microsoft protects your privacy.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email New Feature; Cortana Briefing email (Updated) New Feature; Cortana Briefing email N/A
MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience N/A
MC212330 (Updated) New Feature: Pre-publish overview in SharePoint New Feature; Pre-publish overview in SharePoint (Updated) New Feature; Pre-publish overview in SharePoint N/A
MC215704 (Updated) SharePoint default page templates SharePoint default page templates (Updated) SharePoint default page templates N/A
MC213822 (Updated) Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams (Updated) Contextual search (Ctrl F) is coming to Teams N/A
MC213457 (Updated) New Feature: Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center New Feature; Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center (Updated) New Feature; Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center N/A

MC to RM link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217989 Upcoming features in Outlook for iOS and Android 60722,65440,65442 N/A
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email 57204 N/A
MC218031 Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) 64160,64161,64162 N/A
MC218148 Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile 65346 N/A
MC218143 Customization of quarantine notification 64781 N/A
MC218283 Office 365 ATP Campaign View enhancements 62495 N/A
MC218305 Communication compliance: analyze Teams chat data of users with on-premises mailbox 64186,64188 N/A
MC218304 Communication compliance: analyze Teams chat data of users with on-premises mailbox 64186,64188 N/A

CW28 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC217989 Upcoming features in Outlook for iOS and Android Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC218001 Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Stay Informed False N/A
MC217999 Retiring SharePoint 2010 Workflows Plan For Change SharePoint Online True N/A
MC217998 Reminder: SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired Plan For Change SharePoint Online True 08/07/2020
MC217997 (Updated) New Feature: Cortana Briefing email Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC218032 Required columns will now sync as read/write Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online True N/A
MC218031 Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) Stay Informed SharePoint Online True N/A
MC218020 Reminder: Office 2013 Client Connectivity to Office 365 Services Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False 10/13/2020
MC218018 Update available for Microsoft 365 ProPlus on Current Channel Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC218148 Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC218143 Customization of quarantine notification Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC218295 We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False 08/14/2020
MC218287 Microsoft Power Platform Release Wave 2 Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Power Apps in Microsoft 365, Power BI False N/A
MC218283 Office 365 ATP Campaign View enhancements Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC218305 Communication compliance: analyze Teams chat data of users with on-premises mailbox Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC218304 Communication compliance: analyze Teams chat data of users with on-premises mailbox Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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