2020 CW 32 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 08/03/2020 to 08/09/2020

12 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 7 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC219427 Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will add support for SALT 2020-09-28T07;00;00Z 2020-08-04T07;00;00Z N/A
MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC212265 (Updated) New Feature: Schedule pages and news posts in SharePoint 2020-08-07T07;00;00Z 2020-10-15T07;00;00Z N/A
MC216129 (Updated) New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC214927 (Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings 2020-08-31T07;00;00Z 2020-10-30T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization's security posture; it can be accessed at https://security.microsoft.com/securescore https://security.microsoft.com/securescore.
We are updating Azure ATP security recommendations;
Enable security features on Active Directory trusts
Remove unsecure SID history attributes from entities
Risky lateral movement paths
Unsecure account attributes
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/mtp/microsoft-secure-score Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization's security posture; it can be accessed at https://security.microsoft.com/securescore https://security.microsoft.com/securescore.
We are updating Azure ATP security recommendations;
Enable security features on Active Directory trusts
Remove unsecure SID history attributes from entities
Risky lateral movement paths
Unsecure account attributes
Note; As part of this rollout, we are removing ?Do not expire Passwords? security recommendation and updating total score for ?Enable policy to Block Legacy Authentication? security recommendation for Azure AD.
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MC219629 Introducing the Organizer only Teams meeting lobby policy option Currently, the tenant-level default setting for Automatically admin people? is Everyone in your organization. The other two options are Everyone in your organization and federated organizations or Everyone (no restriction). Although individuals can limit direct meeting access to the meeting organizer, you cannot currently make that a default setting for a given user or set of users.
With this change, you will have a fourth option. You will be able to set Automatically admit people to Organizer only (most restrictive).
Once you have assigned this value to any user, their default meeting settings will be that only the organizer can join directly; all attendees will need to enter via lobby.
Once this is your tenant default, it applies to all new meetings created by the user.
Should you make this the default setting, any prior meeting where the organizer did not modify the Meeting options.
Meeting organizers can select Meeting options in the meeting invitation to change this setting for each meeting they schedule.
Currently, the tenant-level default setting for Automatically admit people? is Everyone in your organization. The other two options are Everyone in your organization and federated organizations or Everyone (no restriction). Although individuals can limit direct meeting access to the meeting organizer, you cannot currently make that a default setting for a given user or set of users.
With this change, you will have a fourth option. You will be able to set Automatically admit people to Organizer only (most restrictive).
Once you have assigned this value to any user, their default meeting settings will be that only the organizer can join directly; all attendees will need to enter via lobby.
Once this is your tenant default, it applies to all new meetings created by the user.
Should you make this the default setting, any prior meeting where the organizer did not modify the Meeting options.
Meeting organizers can select Meeting options in the meeting invitation to change this setting for each meeting they schedule.
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC219641 Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months False True N/A
MC219564 Power Apps operated by 21Vianet and Power Automate operated by 21Vianet available soon False True N/A

MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC219570 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel https://docs.microsoft.com/officeupdates/current-channel https://docs.microsoft.com/officeupdates/current-channel#version-2007-july-30 N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC219427 Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will add support for SALT Soon, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-security-and/new-exact-data-match-edm-classification-helps-you-better-detect/ba-p/793526 Exact Data Match (EDM) will support SALT in the data hashing process to improve data security.
Key points
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65207 65207
Timing; August 28, 2020
Action; review and assess
UPDATE 8/2/2020; due to an error this message was not correctly targeted to the right set of customers. We apologize for the confusion, and will post a new message as appropriate.
Soon, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-security-and/new-exact-data-match-edm-classification-helps-you-better-detect/ba-p/793526 Exact Data Match (EDM) will support SALT in the data hashing process to improve data security.
Key points
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65207 65207
Timing; August 28, 2020
Action; review and assess
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MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates We?re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July; the rollout will be complete end of July.
Updated August 4, 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 updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out in mid-August (previously mid-July); the rollout will be complete end of August (previously July).
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MC214532 (Updated) Outlook on the web - In-product notification of full inbox Whenever someone has used 90% or more of their inbox capacity, Outlook on the web will display a notification until the user reduces stored messages to below 90% of inbox capacity.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64275 Roadmap ID 64275.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature to production tenants in mid-June; the rollout will be complete by the end of June.
We will then roll out the feature to the remainder of our tenants in early July; the rollout will be complete by the end of July.
Updated August 4, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. As part of the work to make it easier for users to manage their inbox storage, we have also updated the Storage settings page in Outlook. Learn more at; 'https://support.microsoft.com/office/mailbox-storage-limits-in-outlook-on-the-web-f170fe90-b859-4034-bcda-e186fc6a26f5';
Mailbox storage limits in Outlook on the web.
Whenever someone has used 90% or more of their inbox capacity, Outlook on the web will display a notification until the user reduces stored messages to below 90% of inbox capacity.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64275 Roadmap ID 64275.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature to production tenants in mid-June; the rollout will be complete by the end of June.
We will then roll out the feature to the remainder of our tenants in early July; the rollout will be complete by the end of July.
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MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation 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).
Updated August 4, 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 early August (previouisly mid-July).
The rollout will be complete mid-August (previously early August).
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MC212265 (Updated) New Feature: Schedule pages and news posts in SharePoint Updated June 26, 2020; On Monday, June 29th, 2020 we will be temporarily rolling back the page scheduling feature to address an issue that prevents customers from correctly enabling scheduling in their sites. Due to this rollback, page scheduling will no longer be available in your tenant. Pages and news posts that have been scheduled will have to be manually published. Please inform site owners and content creators in your organization. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to starting rollout again once the issues have been addressed. There will be an announcement in the message center when we are ready to roll out page scheduling.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62892 Roadmap ID 62892.
When this will happen
We will provide additional guidance via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
Updated August 4, 2020; We have resolved the issue that delayed our rollout of the page scheduling feature and are ready to begin our deployment. The updated timeline will start with a rollout to Targeted Release customers in early August, followed by General Availability in late August.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62892 Roadmap ID 62892.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out to Targeted Release customers in early August. Subsequently, we will begin rolling out to General Availability customers in late August.
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MC216129 (Updated) New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs We are adding new reports on the SharePoint site usage page to provide cumulative usage analytics for SharePoint hubs.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57160 Roadmap ID 57160.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out late June 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of July 2020.
Updated August 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 adding new reports on the SharePoint site usage page to provide cumulative usage analytics for SharePoint hubs.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=57160 Roadmap ID 57160.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out late June 2020.
The rollout will be completed by the end of August (previously July).
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MC214927 (Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings Outlook for Windows is introducing an option to allow users to save some settings in the Microsoft 365 cloud.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63037 Roadmap ID 63037.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out to Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel, Targeted, in late May. (This is Insiders Slow Channel which will soon be called Microsoft Beta.)
We expect to roll this out to the Monthly Channel, Production, in late June.
Updated August 7, 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. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below.
Outlook for Windows is introducing an option to allow users to save some settings in the Microsoft 365 cloud.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63037 Roadmap ID 63037.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out to Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel, Targeted, in late May. (This is Insiders Slow Channel which will soon be called Microsoft Beta.)
We expect to roll this out to the Monthly Channel, Production, in late September (previously late June).
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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;
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.

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.
Update August 8, 2020; Stream; The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts and search will not work for individual videos on the player page for the Singapore data center. Similar previously announced changes in other datacenters have been reverted.

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
MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message N/A
MC214532 (Updated) Outlook on the web - In-product notification of full inbox Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC216129 (Updated) New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC214927 (Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates Feature Update; Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates (Updated) Feature Update; Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates N/A
MC214532 (Updated) Outlook on the web - In-product notification of full inbox Outlook on the web - In-product notification of full inbox (Updated) Outlook on the web - In-product notification of full inbox N/A
MC216129 (Updated) New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs New Feature; Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs (Updated) New Feature; Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs N/A
MC214927 (Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings (Updated) Outlook for Windows introduces cloud settings N/A

CW32 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC219749 2020 wave 2 early access for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform available now! Stay Informed Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps False N/A
MC219746 Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web Plan For Change OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC219777 Override Anyone link expiration policy for individual OneDrive Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC219922 M365 Records Management: Proof of disposal for records - Roll-out Update Stay Informed Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC219951 Pin based verification process for support callers Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC219941 New privacy controls with the Microsoft Graph Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC220031 SharePoint default page templates Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A

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