2020 CW 33 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 08/10/2020 to 08/16/2020

18 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 17 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles 2020-08-14T07;00;00Z 2020-09-14T07;00;00Z 09/14/2020

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MC215356 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z 2020-10-31T07;00;00Z N/A
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams 2020-09-20T07;00;00Z 2020-10-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles 2020-09-30T07;00;00Z 2020-11-06T07;00;00Z 09/14/2020
MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience 2020-08-20T07;00;00Z 2020-10-30T07;00;00Z N/A
MC217339 (Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview 2020-10-31T07;00;00Z 2020-11-30T07;00;00Z N/A

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MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation Currently the top section of the Office.com home page is comprised of a 'Start new' option(for creating new documents) and a horizontal list of core applications.
This horizontal top bar is being moved into a vertical navigation bar on the leftside of the page to improve usability. This update has no impact on Office.com or Office app functionality.
The current Office.com home page layout
The new Office.com home page layout
Currently the top section of the Office.com home page is comprised of a 'Start new' option(for creating new documents) and a horizontal list of core applications.
This horizontal top bar is being moved into a vertical navigation bar on the left side of the page to improve usability. This update has no impact on Office.com or Office app functionality.
The current Office.com home page layout
The new Office.com home page layout
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MC220282 Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio As an administrator, if you prefer to limit these capabilities, you can do so on a per-product basis. Project and Visio are available for control starting today via https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MSCommerce/ target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;PowerShell. You can also take control of any of your user?s self-service purchases, allowing you to move them from a self-service purchase to another license or to cancel their subscriptions completely. Additionally, we?ve released the ability for users who are prevented from making their own purchases to make a request for a license or for you as an admin to point users to an existing license request process. These features will give you the ability to control how users acquire software within your organization.
For additional information on controlling self-service purchase, see https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MSCommerce/ AllowSelfServicePurchase for the MSCommerce PowerShell module.
For questions about self-service purchase, including how it may impact your organization, please refer to the https://aka.ms/self-service-purchase-faq target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;self-service purchase FAQ.
As an administrator, if you prefer to limit these capabilities, you can do so on a per-product basis. Project and Visio are available for control starting today via https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MSCommerce/ PowerShell. You can also take control of any of your user?s self-service purchases, allowing you to move them from a self-service purchase to another license or to cancel their subscriptions completely. Additionally, we?ve released the ability for users who are prevented from making their own purchases to make a request for a license or for you as an admin to point users to an existing license request process. These features will give you the ability to control how users acquire software within your organization.
For additional information on controlling self-service purchase, see https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MSCommerce/ AllowSelfServicePurchase for the MSCommerce PowerShell module.
For questions about self-service purchase, including how it may impact your organization, please refer to the https://aka.ms/self-service-purchase-faq self-service purchase FAQ.
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MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience Once available, users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. This new experience will also include recently announced features such as 3x3 video, raise hands, and custom backgrounds.
This will roll-out OFF by default and users will have the ability to turn on the new experience via the user setting; General ; Turn on new meetings and calling experiences.
Note; In the future we will enable this functionality by default, but we want to provide users extra time to become familiar with having meetings open in their own sperate window. As we move forward we will provide more details via Message center.
New meeting experience;
New meeting/calls control location;
Steps for Users to turn on the new experience;
Step 1; Click on Avatar on top right of Teams and click Settings.
Step 2; Check the Turn on new calling an meetings experiences check box and then restart the Teams client.
Note; To provide additional transparency we expect the new experiences to be enabled with the following timeline. This is subject to change and we will provide appropriate notice for each phase through Message Center as we approach July and August.
June ? New experiences are available and users can enable through settings.
July ? Experiences are enabled by default and users can disable through settings.
August ? Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available.
Know limitations;
Meeting notes will launch to the main Teams client
Support for full screen content viewing will be coming in the future
Support for Invision Freehand Whiteboard will be coming in the future
Once available, users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. This new experience will also include recently announced features such as 3x3 video, raise hands, and custom backgrounds.
This will roll-out OFF by default and users will have the ability to turn on the new experience via the user setting; General ; Turn on new meetings and calling experiences.
Note; In the future we will enable this functionality by default, but we want to provide users extra time to become familiar with having meetings open in their own sperate window. As we move forward we will provide more details via Message center.
New meeting experience;
New meeting/calls control location;
Steps for Users to turn on the new experience;
Step 1; Click on Avatar on top right of Teams and click Settings.
Step 2; Check the Turn on new calling an meetings experiences check box and then restart the Teams client.
Known limitations;
Meeting notes will launch to the main Teams client
Support for full screen content viewing will be coming in the future
Support for Invision Freehand Whiteboard will be coming in the future
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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
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.
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 total score for ?Enable policy to Block Legacy Authentication? security recommendation for Azure AD.
The following Azure ATP security recommendations have already been updated;
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 no longer removing ?Do not expire Passwords? security recommendation and we are looking at alternative approaches to accurately represent secure score controls such as Do not Expire Passwords for customers with Hybrid environments and we will communicate via Message Center Post when we are ready to proceed.

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MC IsMajorChange changes

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MC219746 Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web False True N/A
MC220295 Introducing the Lists app in Teams False True N/A
MC220258 Microsoft Teams retirement of DMG on October 6th 2020 for macOS False True N/A
MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles False True 09/14/2020

MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218968 (Updated) Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/change-user-storage N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217074 (Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release We're pleased to announce that Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search is moving out of public preview and into general availability in September.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65331 Roadmap ID 65331.
When this will happen
We will roll this out to Targeted Release tenants in late June 2020.
We will roll this out to Standard Release tenants in mid-September 2020.
Updated August 10, 2020; The roll-out to Targeted Release has completed. We have updated the guidance on the general availability roll-out below.
We're pleased to announce that Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search is moving out of public preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65331 Roadmap ID 65331.
When this will happen
We will roll this out to Targeted Release tenants in late June 2020.
We are evaluating our timeline for General Availability based on feedback from the Targeted Release and will provide an update via Message center when we are ready to move forward.
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MC215356 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email Updated June 16, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. The message has been updated to provide additional clarity around the feature, timing and controls. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to users in your company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read that are relevant to them.
Using Microsoft intelligence, a curated selection of News posts are shared with users through an email that comes from SharePoint. This is a great way for users to catch up on News that they may have otherwise missed.
Only published news posts are sent in the email digest which is sent on a weekly basis.
If there are no news posts that are relevant for the user then no email is sent to the user.
Only news posts which users have access to view are sent, so rest assured that users won't see news that they don't have permission to access.
If users want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.
Tenant admin controls will be included whereby Tenants can opt out via a Power Shell command. Details of this will be available, ahead of release, in the documentation; https://aka.ms/autonewsdigest target=blank;Automatically sending news post digests

Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=64685 64685
Timing; Targeted release customers in mid-July (previously June and complete for all customers by mid-August (previously early August).
Roll-out; User level roll-out
Control Type; User control, Admin control via PowerShell (coming soon)

Updated August 10, 2020; This message has been updated to provide additional clarity on the schedule. Please see changes below.
Updated June 16, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. The message has been updated to provide additional clarity around the feature, timing and controls. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to users in your company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read that are relevant to them.
Using Microsoft intelligence, a curated selection of News posts are shared with users through an email that comes from SharePoint. This is a great way for users to catch up on News that they may have otherwise missed.
Only published news posts are sent in the email digest which is sent on a weekly basis.
If there are no news posts that are relevant for the user then no email is sent to the user.
Only news posts which users have access to view are sent, so rest assured that users won't see news that they don't have permission to access.
If users want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.
Tenant admin controls will be included whereby Tenants can opt out via a Power Shell command. Details of this will be available, ahead of release, in the documentation; https://aka.ms/autonewsdigest target=blank;Automatically sending news post digests

Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=64685 64685
Timing; Slow roll out starting in early September and expect to be complete by the end of September..
Roll-out; User level roll-out
Control Type; User control, Admin control via PowerShell available mid-August (will update post with documentation link when available)

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MC219225 (Updated) New Feature: License request workflow In May '20 we announced the Self-service purchase user request workflow in MC213897. Based on customer feedback we postponed the roll-out and made some improvements. We are pleased to share that starting in September, we are introducing a new feature to help users request licenses from their administrators. This feature will allow users in organizations who are blocked from acquiring software to make requests to admins that will be added to a queue in admin center. IT admins can then assign a requested license to the user from an existing license, purchase new licenses to fulfill the request, or use requests to track interest in a particular product.
For organizations who already have a process that allows users to request licenses, we will provide a method for admins to enter a message that will be shown to users to tell them how to make a request using your existing processes.
While this feature will initially be shown to users who are blocked from purchasing self-service products we will, over time, deploy this feature more generally to allow users who are blocked from acquiring any product to either make a request or to be directed to internal licensing request processes.
Note; This feature does not impact any current settings if organizations have disabled the Self-service purchasing capability.
When this will happen
We will release the ability for organizations with an existing process in place to set a message that will be shown to users in early August
We will begin the rollout of the feature to allow users to see the admin supplied message or to make a licensing request in early September
We anticipate this feature will be completely rolled out in September
Updated August 11, 2020; We are pleased to announce that the roll-out is complete for organizations with an existing process in place to set a message that will be shown to users. We will continue rolling out the feature to allow users to see the admin supplied message or to make a licensing request in early September, as outlined below.
In May '20 we announced the Self-service purchase user request workflow in MC213897. Based on customer feedback we postponed the roll-out and made some improvements. We are pleased to share that starting in September, we are introducing a new feature to help users request licenses from their administrators. This feature will allow users in organizations who are blocked from acquiring software to make requests to admins that will be added to a queue in admin center. IT admins can then assign a requested license to the user from an existing license, purchase new licenses to fulfill the request, or use requests to track interest in a particular product.
For organizations who already have a process that allows users to request licenses, we will provide a method for admins to enter a message that will be shown to users to tell them how to make a request using your existing processes.
While this feature will initially be shown to users who are blocked from purchasing self-service products we will, over time, deploy this feature more generally to allow users who are blocked from acquiring any product to either make a request or to be directed to internal licensing request processes.
Note; This feature does not impact any current settings if organizations have disabled the Self-service purchasing capability.
When this will happen
We will release the ability for organizations with an existing process in place to set a message that will be shown to users in early August
We will begin the rollout of the feature to allow users to see the admin supplied message or to make a licensing request in early September
We anticipate this feature will be completely rolled out in September
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MC218031 (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) We are pleased to launch https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/announcing-microsoft-lists-your-smart-information-tracking-app/ba-p/1372233 the first stage of Microsoft Lists, a Microsoft 365 app. Microsoft Lists home (web) is the central place for all the lists you access across different sites.
Key Points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64160 Roadmap ID 64160
Timing; targeted release in late July; complete for all by mid-October 2020
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
Updated August 11, 2020; We have updated this post to provide additional clarity. Please see updates below;
Note; Currently, there is no way to turn off the Microsoft Lists app completely for a tenant. However, we are working on providing admins the capability to turn off personal list creation via PowerShell. With this setting, users will be able to use the Lists app, but will only be able to create lists in SharePoint Sites. We are looking to implement this is September 2020.
We are pleased to launch https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/announcing-microsoft-lists-your-smart-information-tracking-app/ba-p/1372233 the first stage of Microsoft Lists, a Microsoft 365 app. Microsoft Lists home (web) is the central place for all the lists you access across different sites.
Key Points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64160 Roadmap ID 64160
Timing; Roll out has begun for organizations enabled for targeted release and will be complete by end of August. This will be followed by rollout for standard release organizations which will complete around mid-October 2020.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
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MC213423 (Updated) Feature Update: Office.com home page layout and navigation 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).
Updated August 11, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
We are 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-August (previously early August).
The rollout will be complete late August (previously mid-August).
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MC201582 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account Updated May 1, 2020; We are updating the roll-out timeline below to ensure the best experience.
Your end users will soon be able to https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 add a personal calendar and connect a TeamSnap account to Outlook on the web.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to all customers in mid-May (previously April).
The rollout will be completed in July 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54015 54015, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54970 54970, and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=57277 57277.
Updated August 11, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.
Updated May 1, 2020; We are updating the roll-out timeline below to ensure the best experience.
Your end users will soon be able to https://support.office.com/article/add-a-calendar-in-outlook-on-the-web-31f63381-331f-4ee3-8148-e6ce9af99e47 add a personal calendar and connect a TeamSnap account to Outlook on the web.
We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in mid-January 2020.
We'll begin gradually rolling this out to all customers in mid-May (previously April).
The rollout will be completed in July 2020.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54015 54015, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=54970 54970, and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=57277 57277.
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MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams With this feature, users will have a file sharing and access control experience in Teams that is similar to their experience with other Microsoft 365 apps.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=51230 Roadmap ID 51230
Timing; mid-August; complete mid-September
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
Updated August 13, 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
With this feature, users will have a file sharing and access control experience in Teams that is similar to their experience with other Microsoft 365 apps.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=51230 Roadmap ID 51230
Timing; late August (previously mid-August); complete late September (previously mid-September)
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles Some https://azure.microsoft.com/services/active-directory/ Azure Active Directory (AD) built-in roles have names that differ from those that appear in https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/microsoft-365-admin-center-preview Microsoft 365 admin center, the https://portal.azure.com/ Azure AD portal, and https://developer.microsoft.com/graph/ Microsoft Graph. This inconsistency can cause problems in automated processes. With this update, we are renaming 10 role names to make them consistent.
Key points
Timing; mid-August rollout; complete in early September 2020
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin UI
Action; Review and assess by August 14, 2020
Updated August 13, 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
Some https://azure.microsoft.com/services/active-directory/ Azure Active Directory (AD) built-in roles have names that differ from those that appear in https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/microsoft-365-admin-center-preview Microsoft 365 admin center, the https://portal.azure.com/ Azure AD portal, and https://developer.microsoft.com/graph/ Microsoft Graph. This inconsistency can cause problems in automated processes. With this update, we are renaming 10 role names to make them consistent.
Key points
Timing; mid-September (previously mid-August) rollout; complete in early October (previously September)
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin UI
Action; Review and assess by September 14, 2020
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MC212453 (Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience 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
Updated August 13, 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
Note; To provide additional transparency we expect the new experiences to be enabled with the following timeline. This is subject to change and we will provide appropriate notice for each phase through Message Center as we proceed.
New experiences are available and users can enable through settings. - Complete
Experiences are enabled by default and users can disable through settings. - Late August
Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available. - September
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MC218968 (Updated) Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center We're adding the ability for admin to manage OneDrive storage limits for individual users in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65148 65148
When this will happen
This change has begun rolling out and will be complete by the end of July 2020.
Updated August 14, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Additionally, we have updated this post with a link to Additional Information.
We're adding the ability for admin to manage OneDrive storage limits for individual users in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65148 65148
When this will happen
This change has begun rolling out and will be complete by the end of July 2020.
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MC218561 (Updated) Introducing resource-specific consent for Microsoft Teams 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
Updated August 14, 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/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; end of August (previously mid-August); complete end of September (previously mid-September)
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC218001 (Updated) Feature Update: Microsoft Secure Score improvement action updates 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).
Updated August 14, 2020; We are making some changes to the features that will be available as part of this roll-out. Please review changes below.
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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MC217339 (Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview Your users will soon be able to add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive and SharePoint shared libraries, and access those shortcuts from their OneDrive.
When this will happen
This public preview will slowly roll out in late July.
We will move from public preview to general availability by the end of September.
Updated August 14, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Your users will soon be able to add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive and SharePoint shared libraries, and access those shortcuts from their OneDrive.
This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=56384 target='_blank';56384
When this will happen
This public preview will slowly roll out in early September (previously July).
We will move from public preview to general availability by the end of October (previously September).
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MC216880 (Updated) New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile Updated July 2, 2020; We have updated the subscriptions listed below to accurately reflect the changes. We apologize for any confusion.
Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April '20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the Microsoft Project tile in the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133076;Microsoft 365 app launcher. Additionally, if you have a Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription, the Project for Office service plan will allow Microsoft 365/Office 365 users to view project roadmaps built in Roadmap.
If your tenant does not have a Project license, this new service
plan will not apply to you. If you don?t want the Project icon to appear in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, then you can hide it by following the directions in the article, https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133447;Remove Project from the Office 365 App Launcher.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60646 60646
Timeline; Starting late July and complete by end of August.
Roll-Out; Tenant level
Control type; License management, PowerShell
Updated August 14, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.
Updated July 2, 2020; We have updated the subscriptions listed below to accurately reflect the changes. We apologize for any confusion.
Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April '20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the Microsoft Project tile in the https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133076;Microsoft 365 app launcher. Additionally, if you have a Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription, the Project for Office service plan will allow Microsoft 365/Office 365 users to view project roadmaps built in Roadmap.
If your tenant does not have a Project license, this new service
plan will not apply to you. If you don?t want the Project icon to appear in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, then you can hide it by following the directions in the article, https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133447;Remove Project from the Office 365 App Launcher.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60646 60646
Timeline; Starting late July and complete by end of August.
Roll-Out; Tenant level
Control type; License management, PowerShell
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217074 (Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release Updated message N/A
MC215356 (Updated) New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC219225 (Updated) New Feature: License request workflow Admin impact,New feature,User impact Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC218031 (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) New feature,User impact New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC201582 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams Admin impact,Feature update,User impact Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles Admin impact,Feature update Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message 09/14/2020
MC217339 (Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC216880 (Updated) New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile Admin impact,Updated message N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams Teams honors the sharing controls defined in SharePoint. For example, if external sharing is disabled in SharePoint, then it is disabled in Teams as well. The default file link permission in Teams will be the same that is set at Tenant level, unless it is over ridden at site level.
Review your https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/turn-external-sharing-on-or-off file sharing options in the SharePoint admin portal to ensure that they align with the requirements in your tenant.
Teams honors the sharing controls defined in SharePoint. For example, if external sharing is disabled in SharePoint, then it is disabled in Teams as well. The default file link permission in Teams will be the same that is set at Tenant level, unless it is over ridden at site level.
Review your https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/turn-external-sharing-on-or-off file sharing options in the SharePoint admin portal to ensure that they align with the requirements in your tenant.
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MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles If you have PowerShell script or application that leverages these roles by display name, please update it by August 14, 2020.
We strongly discourage the use of display names in your script or code. Instead, you should reference the role template ID. See this https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/directory-assign-admin-roles#role-template-ids list of template IDs for Azure AD built-in roles.
If you have PowerShell script or application that leverages these roles by display name, please update it by September 14, 2020.
We strongly discourage the use of display names in your script or code. Instead, you should reference the role template ID. See this https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/directory-assign-admin-roles#role-template-ids list of template IDs for Azure AD built-in roles.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC217074 (Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release (Updated) Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search are now available in Targeted Release N/A
MC219225 (Updated) New Feature: License request workflow New Feature; License request workflow (Updated) New Feature; License request workflow N/A
MC218031 (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (web) N/A
MC201582 (Updated) New Feature: Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account Updated - New Feature; Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account (Updated) New Feature; Outlook on the web - Add a personal calendar, TeamSnap account N/A
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams New file sharing experience in Teams (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams N/A
MC218295 (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles (Updated) We are renaming 10 Azure Active Directory roles 09/14/2020
MC218968 (Updated) Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center (Updated) Manage OneDrive storage limits for users in the Microsoft 365 admin center N/A
MC217339 (Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview (Updated) Add shortcuts to shared folders in your OneDrive in Public Preview N/A
MC216880 (Updated) New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile (Updated) New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile N/A

CW33 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC220127 Move files and easily keep sharing Stay Informed OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online False N/A
MC220124 Microsoft Power Platform Release Wave 2 early access Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Power Apps in Microsoft 365 False N/A
MC220137 Multiple Number Dialing Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC220214 Plan for Change: Additional Endpoint Security Manager RBAC functionality coming to Intune Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC220194 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels Stay Informed Office Client Applications False N/A
MC220224 Microsoft Authenticator App Lock will be enabled by default Stay Informed Identity Service False N/A
MC220223 SharePoint admin center ? retiring four classic pages Plan For Change SharePoint Online True N/A
MC220222 Update to Meeting creation and expiration policies Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC220283 Retirement of Sway audit support Plan For Change Sway True N/A
MC220282 Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Project and Visio Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC220258 Microsoft Teams retirement of DMG on October 6th 2020 for macOS Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC220295 Introducing the Lists app in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC220429 Device tagging functionality in Teams admin center Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC220427 Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissions Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC220415 Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC220411 Encrypted sync in Microsoft Edge is now available Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC220404 Yammer Account Activity Page retirement Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise True N/A

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