2020 CW 31 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 07/27/2020 to 08/02/2020

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

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Changes

MC Action Required By changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217662 (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 2020-07-30T07;00;00Z N/A

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC207028 (Updated) Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices 2020-07-30T07;00;00Z 2020-09-04T07;00;00Z N/A
MC216864 (Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint 2020-08-20T07;00;00Z 2020-09-18T07;00;00Z N/A
MC216146 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report 2020-08-15T07;00;00Z 2020-10-05T07;00;00Z N/A
MC212697 (Updated) New Feature: AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-10-16T07;00;00Z N/A
MC216371 (Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails 2020-08-15T07;00;00Z 2020-09-18T07;00;00Z N/A
MC217255 (Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC215245 (Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases 2020-08-01T07;00;00Z 2020-08-28T07;00;00Z N/A
MC218929 (Updated) Outlook - new resource booking capabilities 2020-08-22T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC217887 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) 2020-09-10T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC207439 Updated July 31st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments 2020-07-31T07;00;00Z 2020-10-31T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217662 (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows This update provides your organization with our latest Microsoft-recommended browser https://docs.microsoft.com/DeployEdge/security-overview security features. The new Microsoft Edge is a modern browser with more frequent updates?-targeted at every 6 weeks-?to provide the latest protections for your users and data.
This update will respect your previously established default browser choice. In addition, we will not uninstall, or change settings for, Internet Explorer 11.
This update provides your organization with our latest Microsoft-recommended browser https://docs.microsoft.com/DeployEdge/security-overview security features. The new Microsoft Edge is a modern browser with more frequent updates?-targeted at every 6 weeks-?to provide the latest protections for your users and data.

This update will respect your previously established default browser choice. In addition, we will not uninstall, or change settings for, Internet Explorer 11.

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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC219211 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Graph False True N/A
MC219206 Outlook for Android will support Android 10 device password complexity levels False True N/A
MC219159 Reminder of changes coming to Office support on October 13, 2020 False True N/A
MC219149 Updated information on MC217599: transition to Power Platform Admin Center False True N/A
MC218561 (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams False True N/A
MC207028 (Updated) Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices False True N/A
MC219363 New Power Platform features coming to Teams False True N/A
MC219493 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Authentication Library False True N/A
MC219490 Notifications about Outlook mobile in Outlook False True N/A
MC219084 Microsoft Teams Call Merge False True N/A

MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218148 (Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/cortana-in-teams N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218561 (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/platform/graph-api/rsc/resource-specific-consent Resource-specific consent (RSC) for Microsoft Teams makes it possible for team owners to consent to apps accessing their team data without explicit admin approval. Admins may choose which team owners can consent.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=56605 Roadmap ID 56605
Timing; mid-August; complete in mid-September
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
Updated July 27, 2020; We have updated this post to ensure proper visibility. No changes have been made to the content below. We apologize for any confusion.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/platform/graph-api/rsc/resource-specific-consent Resource-specific consent (RSC) for Microsoft Teams makes it possible for team owners to consent to apps accessing their team data without explicit admin approval. Admins may choose which team owners can consent.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=56605 Roadmap ID 56605
Timing; mid-August; complete in mid-September
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC207028 (Updated) Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices Updated June 17, 2020; The message has been updated to extend the post for visibility.Beginning at the end of March, Microsoft will start to notify users in Outlook that they can get Outlook for iOS and Android on their mobile device.
This change does not apply in the European Union, European Economic Area, and certain other locations and for customers subscribed to government and education Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans. If your tenant is included in that list, then you may safely disregard this message.
With deep integration across OneDrive, Teams and Office apps, Outlook is the best way to experience Office 365 on a mobile device. Outlook mobile integrates Microsoft 365 enterprise-grade security to protect company data for a mobile workforce with built in protection against viruses, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. Many customers are not aware they can get additional functionality and commercial use rights to Outlook mobile as part of their Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services at no extra cost.
Updated July 28, 2020; The message has been updated to extend the post for visibility. No changes have been made to the content below.Beginning at the end of March, Microsoft will start to notify users in Outlook that they can get Outlook for iOS and Android on their mobile device.
This change does not apply in the European Union, European Economic Area, and certain other locations and for customers subscribed to government and education Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans. If your tenant is included in that list, then you may safely disregard this message.
With deep integration across OneDrive, Teams and Office apps, Outlook is the best way to experience Office 365 on a mobile device. Outlook mobile integrates Microsoft 365 enterprise-grade security to protect company data for a mobile workforce with built in protection against viruses, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. Many customers are not aware they can get additional functionality and commercial use rights to Outlook mobile as part of their Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services at no extra cost.
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MC216864 (Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint Microsoft uses the Fluent design system to ensure a cohesive and accessible design for all Microsoft products and users. Fluent will be applied to modern SharePoint which will result in some visual changes. You will notice larger and bolder typefaces, increased opacity for drop shadows, and rounded corners for square graphical elements.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63777 Roadmap ID 63777.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late June
We will begin rolling this out to Standard Release customers in early July
We expect the rollout to be completed by mid-July
Updated July 28, 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
Microsoft uses the Fluent design system to ensure a cohesive and accessible design for all Microsoft products and users. Fluent will be applied to modern SharePoint which will result in some visual changes. You will notice larger and bolder typefaces, increased opacity for drop shadows, and rounded corners for square graphical elements.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63777 Roadmap ID 63777.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late June
We will begin rolling this out to Standard Release customers in early July
We expect the rollout to be completed by mid-August (previously mid-July).
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MC216146 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report We are adding a report on the SharePoint site usage page, Average time spent per user.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57159 Roadmap ID 57159.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out mid-June 2020.
The rollout will be completed by mid-July.
Updated July 28, 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 rollout. The roll-out timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding a report on the SharePoint site usage page, Average time spent per user.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57159 Roadmap ID 57159.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out mid-July (previously mid-June).
The rollout will be completed by early September (previously mid-July).
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MC212697 (Updated) New Feature: AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams You will soon be able to set up a policy that allows your users to automatically claim an available license for Microsoft Teams.
When this will happen
This feature will roll out gradually, beginning in early June.
We anticipate the rollout will be complete by the end of July.
Updated July 28, 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 rollout. The new roll-out timeline is below. Thank you for your patience.
You will soon be able to set up a policy that allows your users to automatically claim an available license for Microsoft Teams.
When this will happen
This feature will roll out gradually, beginning in August (previously June).
We anticipate the rollout will be complete by the end of September (previously July).
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MC217662 (Updated) 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
Updated 29 July 2020; As promised, we are updating this message with details about the timing for business devices.

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 for education devices

Timing; No sooner than July 30, 2020 beginning with Windows Update-connected education devices.
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

Key Points for business devices

Timing; No sooner than August 31, 2020
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 Monday, August 31, 2020

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MC216371 (Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails Outlook for Android will roll out Play My Emails near the end of June to customers in the United States. Play My Emails lets you catch up with new email in your focused inbox.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=58736 Roadmap ID 58736.
When this will happen
We will begin gradually rolling this out to United States customers in late June.
We expect the roll out to to be complete in mid-July.
Updated July 29, 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 Android will roll out Play My Emails near the end of June to customers in the United States. Play My Emails lets you catch up with new email in your focused inbox.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=58736 Roadmap ID 58736.
When this will happen
We will begin gradually rolling this out to United States customers in late June.
We expect the roll out to to be complete in mid-August (previously July).
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MC212343 (Updated) New Feature: Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web With more meetings being held online, we are adding an option to end all meetings and appointments earlier when you schedule a meeting in Outlook on the web.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63384 Roadmap ID 63384.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature to Standard Release customers in mid-May 2020, and the rollout should be complete by late July.
Updated July 29, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this has completed roll-out and is available for your organization as applicable.
With more meetings being held online, we are adding an option to end all meetings and appointments earlier when you schedule a meeting in Outlook on the web.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63384 Roadmap ID 63384.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature to Standard Release customers in mid-May 2020, and the rollout should be complete by late July.
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MC219095 Configuration Change: Teams admin center We're making some changes to the way that Teams admin center operates with conditional access policies.
Currently, Teams admin center does not operate consistentlywhen conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. This isdue to a special exception in place for Teams admin center that inhibits theproper operation of conditional access policies. Starting September 01, 2020, we're making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teamsadmin center.
Key Points;
Timing; September 01, 2020
Action; review and assess
We're making some changes to the way that Teams admin center operates with conditional access policies.
Currently, Teams admin center does not operate consistently when conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. This is due to a special exception in place for Teams admin center that inhibits the proper operation of conditional access policies. Starting September 01, 2020, we're making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teams admin center.
Key Points;
Timing; September 01, 2020
Action; review and assess
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MC217255 (Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs Developers building Microsoft Teams apps that use tabs will soon be able to leverage native mobile device functionalities for richer app experiences. This experience is currently supported for the Teams desktop client and is being introduced to the Teams mobile app via new APIs.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64615 Roadmap ID 64615.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature in the Android and iOS app stores in late July 2020.
We expect rollout to be complete by the end of July 2020.
Updated July 30, 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
Developers building Microsoft Teams apps that use tabs will soon be able to leverage native mobile device functionalities for richer app experiences. This experience is currently supported for the Teams desktop client and is being introduced to the Teams mobile app via new APIs.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64615 Roadmap ID 64615.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature in the Android and iOS app stores in late July 2020.
We expect rollout to be complete by the end of August (previously July).
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MC215245 (Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases 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.
Updated July 30, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization, as applicable.
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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MC218929 (Updated) Outlook - new resource booking capabilities We are adding the ability for you to configure workspaces for your organization in Exchange Online. Those workspaces will then be available for booking through the Outlook calendar, similar to how users book a conference room.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65645 65645 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65646 65646.
When this will happen
You can begin creating workspaces now using PowerShell.
They will be accessible from Outlook on the web and in Insiders Fast in Outlook for Mac.
We will let you know when workspaces become accessible in Outlook for Windows.
Updated July 31, 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 adding the ability for you to configure workspaces for your organization in Exchange Online. Those workspaces will then be available for booking through the Outlook calendar, similar to how users book a conference room.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65645 65645 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65646 65646.
When this will happen
You can begin creating workspaces now, using PowerShell, and they will be accessible for various platforms as outlined below;
Outlook on the web; currently rolling out
Outlook for Mac - Insiders Fast; available now
Outlook for Windows Insiders Fast; rolling out mid-August
Outlook for iOS and Android; rolling out mid-August
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MC218148 (Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile We are pleased to offer Cortana voice assistance in the Teams iOS and Android mobile app, which allows users to perform communication, collaboration, and meeting-related tasks by speaking natural language. At the time of this release, the feature will be be enabled only for users in the U.S. Expansion to additional languages and regions will happen as part of future releases.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65346 Roadmap ID 65346
Timing; mid-August and complete by the first of September
Control type; admin control
Action; control who can use via TeamsCortanaPolicy
July 31, 2020; Updated post to include a link to Additional Information.
We are pleased to offer Cortana voice assistance in the Teams iOS and Android mobile app, which allows users to perform communication, collaboration, and meeting-related tasks by speaking natural language. At the time of this release, the feature will be be enabled only for users in the U.S. Expansion to additional languages and regions will happen as part of future releases.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65346 Roadmap ID 65346
Timing; mid-August and complete by the first of September
Control type; admin control
Action; control who can use via TeamsCortanaPolicy
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MC217887 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) We are adding a new setting to specifically control IP audio (IPAudioMode) as well as a new control for IP video (IPVideoMode) to allow IT administrators more control over how audio and video is managed in Teams meetings and group calls. In November 2019, we proposed changes in internet protocol (IP) policies for both video and audio in Teams meetings and group calls; based on your feedback, we revised the proposed changes. We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay in rollout may have caused.
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57082 Roadmap ID 57082.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out in late July 2020.
The rollout will be completed in early August 2020.
Updated July 31, 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 adding a new setting to specifically control IP audio (IPAudioMode) as well as a new control for IP video (IPVideoMode) to allow IT administrators more control over how audio and video is managed in Teams meetings and group calls. In November 2019, we proposed changes in internet protocol (IP) policies for both video and audio in Teams meetings and group calls; based on your feedback, we revised the proposed changes. We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay in rollout may have caused.
This message is associated with Office 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57082 Roadmap ID 57082.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-August (previously late July).
The rollout will be completed at the end of August (previously early August).
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MC209154 (Updated) Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app Updated April 27, 2020; With this update we are providing guidance on how to limit access for specific users through policy restrictions. Policy changes made now will be honored when Bookings is available in mid-May. Please see https://support.microsoft.com/office/5382dc07-aaa5-45c9-8767-502333b214ce Get access to Microsoft Bookings for more details.
We recently published MC210708 with the same information as this post. This was done to ensure all customers had proper visibility. We apologize for the duplication.

Microsoft Bookings, a self-service scheduling tool, will be available as an Office 365 web app in mid-May.

Updated July 31, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.
Updated April 27, 2020; With this update we are providing guidance on how to limit access for specific users through policy restrictions. Policy changes made now will be honored when Bookings is available in mid-May. Please see https://support.microsoft.com/office/5382dc07-aaa5-45c9-8767-502333b214ce Get access to Microsoft Bookings for more details.
We recently published MC210708 with the same information as this post. This was done to ensure all customers had proper visibility. We apologize for the duplication.

Microsoft Bookings, a self-service scheduling tool, will be available as an Office 365 web app in mid-May.

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MC207439 Updated July 31st: 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;
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.

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;
We are pleased to announce that the following temporary changes have been reverted;
OneNote in Teams; read only
Teams; frequency of presence checking
Teams; typing indicator interval. In addition to being re-implemented, we have made additional improvements so that the first indicator is sent as soon as a user starts typing, and we show the typing indicator to the recipient for longer.

The below changes will remain in place for the foreseeable future. We will publish new Message center announcements if circumstances change;
OneNote; Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
OneDrive Thumbnails; 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 backend operations; We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include migration, DLP, apps that scan the service, and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
SharePoint video resolution; Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
Teams; video resolution.
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. Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p.

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.
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.
We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218561 (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams Admin impact,New feature,User impact Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC207028 (Updated) Notifications in Outlook to obtain Outlook for iOS and Android on mobile devices Admin impact,New feature,User impact N/A
MC216864 (Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC216146 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report Admin impact,New feature,Updated message N/A
MC212697 (Updated) New Feature: AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC217662 (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC216371 (Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC212343 (Updated) New Feature: Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC217255 (Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC215245 (Updated) New Feature: Take control of self-service purchases Admin impact,New feature,Updated message N/A
MC218929 (Updated) Outlook - new resource booking capabilities Admin impact,New feature,User impact Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC218148 (Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile Admin impact,New feature,User impact Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC217887 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) Admin impact,New feature,Updated message N/A
MC209154 (Updated) Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217662 (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows No immediate action is required unless you would like to block this update. Once delivered, the new Microsoft Edge will update to the most recent version (no additional action required).
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.
Microsoft Edge requires steps to configure for K-12 education; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/education/deploy/install-microsoft-edge#how-to-configure-for-k-12-education review these requirements and how to enable specific features.
Additional Information
If you?d like help to upgrade all your organization?s devices to the new Microsoft Edge, https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-microsoft-edge-assistance-offered FastTrack can help with deployment and configuration at no additional charge for customers with eligible Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
For help with web app and site compatibility, https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-app-assure-assistance-offered learn more about the App Assure program.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/upgrading-to-the-new-microsoft-edge-through-windows-update/m-p/1499724#M3025 Our blog provides more information about this change and the benefits of the new Microsoft Edge.
We always value feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to submit via Message Center.
No immediate action is required unless you would like to block this update. Once delivered, the new Microsoft Edge will update to the most recent version (no additional action required).

For education devices

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.

Microsoft Edge requires steps to configure for K-12 education; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/education/deploy/install-microsoft-edge#how-to-configure-for-k-12-education review these requirements and how to enable specific features.

For business devices

To block this update, you must https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/microsoft-edge-blocker-toolkit download and deploy the Blocker Toolkit before Monday, August 31, 2020.

Additional Information

If you?d like help to upgrade all your organization?s devices to the new Microsoft Edge, https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-microsoft-edge-assistance-offered FastTrack can help with deployment and configuration at no additional charge for customers with eligible Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
For help with web app and site compatibility, https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-app-assure-assistance-offered learn more about the App Assure program.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/upgrading-to-the-new-microsoft-edge-through-windows-update/m-p/1499724#M3025 Our blog provides more information about this change and the benefits of the new Microsoft Edge.
We always value feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to submit via Message Center.

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MC219095 Configuration Change: Teams admin center While this change will allow Microsoft to further expand thecapability of Teams admin center with conditional access policy, there is apossibility that access to Teams admin center is initially restricted due tothe conditional access policy being applied. If this occurs, to access the Teams admin center, the conditional access policy could be unassigned from the impacted user or you can use a user who is not configuredwith a conditional access policy. While this change will allow Microsoft to further expand the capability of Teams admin center with conditional access policy, there is a possibility that access to Teams admin center is initially restricted due to the conditional access policy being applied. If this occurs, to access the Teams admin center, the conditional access policy could be unassigned from the impacted user or you can use a user who is not configured with a conditional access policy. N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218561 (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams N/A
MC216864 (Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint (Updated) Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint N/A
MC216146 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report New Feature; SharePoint, average time spent per user report (Updated) New Feature; SharePoint, average time spent per user report N/A
MC212697 (Updated) New Feature: AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams New Feature; AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams (Updated) New Feature; AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams N/A
MC217662 (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows (Updated) Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows N/A
MC216371 (Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails (Updated) Outlook for Android launches Play My Emails N/A
MC212343 (Updated) New Feature: Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web New Feature; Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web (Updated) New Feature; Option to end meetings and appointments early in Outlook on the web N/A
MC217255 (Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs (Updated) Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs N/A
MC218929 (Updated) Outlook - new resource booking capabilities Outlook - new resource booking capabilities (Updated) Outlook - new resource booking capabilities N/A
MC218148 (Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile (Updated) Cortana voice assistance in Teams mobile N/A
MC217887 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) Microsoft Teams; New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) (Updated) Microsoft Teams; New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode) N/A
MC209154 (Updated) Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app Updated - Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app (Updated) Microsoft Bookings to be added as an Office 365 app N/A
MC207439 Updated July 31st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Updated May 21st; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments Updated July 31st; Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments N/A

CW31 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC219354 Advanced eDiscovery limit improvements Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC219353 New migration landing page in the SharePoint admin center Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC219363 New Power Platform features coming to Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Power Apps in Microsoft 365 True N/A
MC219415 Modernizing the Message Center "Weekly digest: Office 365 changes" email Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False 08/14/2020
MC219414 Controlling Outlook data on Android and Tizen wearable devices Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC219411 Yammer Communities app available in Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC219427 Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will add support for SALT Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC219483 Updates coming to Power Platform Governance features Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps False N/A
MC219490 Notifications about Outlook mobile in Outlook Stay Informed Exchange Online True N/A
MC219576 Outlook for Mac: Preview toggle of new experience in Insider Slow Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC219570 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC219652 SharePoint lists and libraries - improved image columns Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC219651 Speaker attribution in Live Captions Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC219648 New Azure AD Conditional Access policies now apply to all client apps, including legacy authentication clients Stay Informed Identity Service False N/A
MC219641 Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months Plan For Change Skype for Business False N/A
MC219639 Exportability of Security reports Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection False N/A
MC219629 Introducing the Organizer only Teams meeting lobby policy option Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC219622 SharePoint: Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC219613 Updates to Teams usage reports in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the Teams Admin Center Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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