2020 CW 41 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 10/05/2020 to 10/11/2020

16 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 15 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC216146(Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user report2020-10-05T07;00;00Z2021-01-15T07;00;00ZN/A
MC220931(Updated) Seamlessly share personal lists in To Do2020-10-26T07;00;00Z2020-11-20T07;00;00Z09/25/2020
MC222893(Updated) Information Governance: Retention for Yammer messages2020-11-15T08;00;00Z2020-12-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC220415(Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings2020-11-30T07;00;00Z2020-12-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC220427(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissions2020-10-31T07;00;00Z2021-01-01T07;00;00ZN/A
MC220785(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience2020-11-30T07;00;00Z2020-12-31T07;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC222346(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notificationOnce available in your tenant, Teams will alert participants when there are five minutes remaining during any scheduled private or channel meeting. The notification will appear on screen for 10 seconds and disappear without any user action. This is an informational notification and will not automatically end the meeting.Once available in your tenant, Teams will inform participants when there are five minutes remaining during any scheduled private or channel meeting. The notification will appear on screen for 10 seconds and disappear without any user action. This is an informational notification and will not automatically end the meeting.N/A

MC IsMajorChange changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC223174Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance CenterFalseTrueN/A
MC223176Upgrade macOS to access new Microsoft 365 for Mac updatesFalseTrue11/10/2020
MC223357Follow up to MC221113: Office 365 ATP External email forwarding controls and policy changeFalseTrueN/A
MC223753My Apps ends support for Internet ExplorerFalseTrueN/A

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC222178Flow Admin Center unavailableDescription;
Our internal monitoring has detected that you may have recently experienced failures when attempting to access Flow Admin Center. We have applied configuration changes to fix this issue.
How does this affect me?
You may have experienced failures prior to the changes. If you are still experiencing failures, please attempt to access the Admin Center through this ?https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com?;link as a temporary workaround.
For additional support, please contact Microsoft Support for assistance and reference ticket 205206374.
Our internal monitoring has detected that you may have recently experienced failures when attempting to access Flow Admin Center. We have applied configuration changes to fix this issue.

How does this affect me?
You may have experienced failures prior to the changes. If you are still experiencing failures, please attempt to access the Admin Center through this ?https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com?;link as a temporary workaround.

For additional support, please contact Microsoft Support for assistance and reference ticket 205206374.

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MC216146(Updated) New Feature: SharePoint, average time spent per user reportUpdated 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).
Updated October 06, 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-November (previously mid-July).
The rollout will be completed by mid-December (previously early September).
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MC220931(Updated) Seamlessly share personal lists in To DoIn MC215678 (June 2020), we announced that Microsoft To Do would support list sharing between personal Microsoft accounts and work or school accounts. We paused the rollout to incorporate your feedback. We are pleased to announce we are moving forward with this feature.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64658 Roadmap ID 64658
Timing; late September
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess by September 25, 2020
Updated October 06, 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.
In MC215678 (June 2020), we announced that Microsoft To Do would support list sharing between personal Microsoft accounts and work or school accounts. We paused the rollout to incorporate your feedback. We are pleased to announce we are moving forward with this feature.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64658 Roadmap ID 64658
Timing; mid-October (previously late September)
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess by September 25, 2020
09/25/2020
MC222757(Updated) Records Management: Regulatory record labelsAs announced at Ignite, we're introducing the public preview of regulatory record labels which further enhance immutability of labeled items. These new labels prevent metadata changes, records movements, and records versioning. They also block users and administrators from removing a label once applied.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63062 Roadmap ID 63062.
When this will happenThis feature is available now worldwide.
Updated October 06, 2020; Note; this only applies to customers with these licenses. If your organization does not have these licenses you can safely disregard this message.Microsoft 365 E5/A5
Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Compliance
Microsoft 365 Information Protection and Governance
Office 365 E5/A5
Office 365 Advanced Compliance

As announced at Ignite, we're introducing the public preview of regulatory record labels which further enhance immutability of labeled items. These new labels prevent metadata changes, records movements, and records versioning. They also block users and administrators from removing a label once applied.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63062 Roadmap ID 63062.
When this will happenThis feature is available now worldwide.

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MC222893(Updated) Information Governance: Retention for Yammer messagesAs announced at Ignite, we?re https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-security-and/what-s-new-in-microsoft-information-governance-and-records/ba-p/1681207 introducing the public preview of retention policies for Yammer for user and community messages in Yammer.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=63064 Roadmap ID 63064.
When this will happenWe?ll begin gradually rolling this out at the beginning of October and expect it to be complete by early November.
Updated October 06, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
As announced at Ignite, we?re https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-security-and/what-s-new-in-microsoft-information-governance-and-records/ba-p/1681207 introducing the public preview of retention policies for Yammer for user and community messages in Yammer.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=63064 Roadmap ID 63064.
When this will happenWe?ll begin gradually rolling this out at the end of October (previously beginning of October) and expect it to be complete by the end of November (previously early November).
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MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointWe?re changing the storage for new Teams meeting recordings to be stored on, and served from, OneDrive and SharePoint (ODSP) - instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic). Customers are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes.
This change will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action following this announcement.
Key points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=67138 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;67138
Timing;Early October (October 5, 2020) ? You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)
End of October (October 31, 2020) ? Meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will have support for English captions via the Teams transcription feature.
Early to mid-November (Rolling out between November 1 -15 , 2020) ? All new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint unless you delay this change by modifying your organization?s Teams Meeting policies and explicitly setting them to ?Stream?
Q1 2021 ? No new meeting recordings can be saved to Microsoft Stream (Classic); all customers will automatically have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint even if they?ve changed their Teams meeting policies to Stream?
Rollout; Tenant level
Control; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/tmr-meeting-recording-change Admin via PowerShell
Updated October 07, 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 changing the storage for new Teams meeting recordings to be stored on, and served from, OneDrive and SharePoint (ODSP) - instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic). Customers are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes.
This change will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action following this announcement.
Key points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=67138 67138
Timing;mid-October (October 19, 2020) ? You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)
End of October (October 31, 2020) ? Meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will have support for English captions via the Teams transcription feature.
Early to mid-November (Rolling out between November 1 -15 , 2020) ? All new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint unless you delay this change by modifying your organization?s Teams Meeting policies and explicitly setting them to ?Stream?
Q1 2021 ? No new meeting recordings can be saved to Microsoft Stream (Classic); all customers will automatically have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint even if they?ve changed their Teams meeting policies to Stream?
Rollout; Tenant level
Control; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/tmr-meeting-recording-change Admin via PowerShell
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MC211421(Updated) The Planner app in Teams will be renamed with an updated experience powered by Planner and To DoUpdated July 23, 2020; Gradual roll out of the new Planner experience in Teams is scheduled to begin in the next few days to all non-Government tenants, worldwide. Roll out is expected complete by early September, after which the Planner app in Teams will be renamed to Tasks. All users will see a banner announcing the new experience. The initial roll out will only affect Planner in Teams desktop and Teams web. A mobile version of the Tasks app in Teams will roll out after desktop/web roll-out completes.Note; We will communicate via Message center separately once we are ready to proceed with Government tenant (GCC, GCC-High or DoD) roll-out.
The Planner app in Teams will become the Tasks app. Users will now be able see their individual tasks and team tasks in a single app. We?re also introducing both a list view and a new mobile tasks experience within the Teams app for mobile devices. The Planner app will be renamed after the rollout is complete, as described below.
We will begin roll-out in July and expect to be complete in September.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57213 57213 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65385 65385
Updated October 9, 2020; Rollout of the Planner experience in Teams desktop and Teams web to all non-Government tenants, worldwide, has completed. Users can now see their individual tasks and shared tasks in a single app in Teams. Next we will change the app name in Teams from ?Planner? to ?Tasks by Planner and To Do? later this month. We will make this change over a weekend to reduce the likelihood of users seeing different names as the change rolls out. We will make an additional update to this Message Center post when we kick off that change. Once we've made the name change, users will see a banner announcing the change. In the future, we will shorten the app name to ?Tasks?. These name changes will not impact the naming for Planner or To Do experiences outside of Teams.On Teams mobile, the Tasks app will begin rolling out in the coming weeks, and we expect it to be available to all non-government clouds in November.Note; We will communicate via Message center separately once we are ready to proceed with Government tenant (GCC, GCC-High or DoD) roll-out.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=57213 57213 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65385 65385
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MC220415(Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetingsUpdated August 27, 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 MC209349 (April 2020) and MC217648 (July 2020), we added a level of privacy for participants who call in to a Teams meeting via audio conferencing (PSTN) by automatically masking any PSTN participant phone number to users from outside of your organization who might be on the call.
We are now adding an admin control for this feature.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67091 Roadmap ID 67091.
When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this out in early September and expect the rollout to be complete by the end of October (previously September).
Updated October 09, 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 MC209349 (April 2020) and MC217648 (July 2020), we added a level of privacy for participants who call in to a Teams meeting via audio conferencing (PSTN) by automatically masking any PSTN participant phone number to users from outside of your organization who might be on the call.
We are now adding an admin control for this feature.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67091 Roadmap ID 67091.
When this will happenWe will begin rolling out this out in mid-October (previously early September) and expect the rollout to be complete by mid-November (previously end of October) .
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MC220427(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissionsFor Outlook mobile clients, Microsoft is adding automatic signing and automatic message encryption using Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail extensions (S/MIME) as well as providing end user options to extend delegate mailbox permissions.
These updates are related to Microsoft 365 roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67271 67271, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67272 67272 (S/MIME) and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67273 67273, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67274 67274 (delegate permissions).
When this will happen
Rollout for auto sign and auto encrypt with S/MIME will begin at the end of August and be complete by the end of September.
Rollout for delegate mailbox permissions for end users will begin in early September and be complete by the end of September.
Updated October 09, 2020; We are pleased to announce that auto sign and auto encrypt with S/MIME are now available. To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we have delayed delegate mailbox permissions for end users. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
For Outlook mobile clients, Microsoft is adding automatic signing and automatic message encryption using Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail extensions (S/MIME) as well as providing end user options to extend delegate mailbox permissions.
These updates are related to Microsoft 365 roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67271 67271, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67272 67272 (S/MIME) and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67273 67273, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67274 67274 (delegate permissions).
When this will happen
Rollout for auto sign and auto encrypt with S/MIME will begin at the end of August and be complete by the end of September. Rollout complete
Rollout for delegate mailbox permissions for end users will begin in early November (previously September) and be complete by the early December (previously end of September).
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MC220785(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experienceUpdated September 22, 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
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; early October (previously mid-September) through mid-October (previously end of September)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
Updated October 09, 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
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; end of October (previously early October) through end of November (previously mid-October)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC220931(Updated) Seamlessly share personal lists in To DoAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact09/25/2020
MC222757(Updated) Records Management: Regulatory record labelsAdmin impact,New featureAdmin impact,New feature,Updated messageN/A
MC222893(Updated) Information Governance: Retention for Yammer messagesAdmin impact,Feature updateAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated messageN/A
MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC220427(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissionsFeature update,User impactFeature update,Updated message,User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC222346(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notificationYou might consider updating your end user training and documentation.
The notification cannot be configured or disabled in the admin portal.
You might consider updating your end user training and documentation.
The notification cannot be configured or disabled in the admin portal.
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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC223443Plan for Change: Custom Wi-Fi profiles with pre-shared keys on Android device administrator (Intune)Plan for Change; Custom Wi-Fi profiles with pre-shared keys on Android device administratorPlan for Change; Custom Wi-Fi profiles with pre-shared keys on Android device administrator (Intune)N/A
MC220931(Updated) Seamlessly share personal lists in To DoSeamlessly share personal lists in To Do(Updated) Seamlessly share personal lists in To Do09/25/2020
MC222757(Updated) Records Management: Regulatory record labelsRecords Management; Regulatory record labels(Updated) Records Management; Regulatory record labelsN/A
MC222893(Updated) Information Governance: Retention for Yammer messagesInformation Governance; Retention for Yammer messages(Updated) Information Governance; Retention for Yammer messagesN/A
MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointMicrosoft Teams; meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint(Updated) Microsoft Teams; meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointN/A
MC220427(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissionsOutlook mobile; S/MIME improvements and delegate permissions(Updated) Outlook mobile; S/MIME improvements and delegate permissionsN/A

CW41 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC223566Create choice columns with formatting in Microsoft ListsStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC223567Create choice columns with formatting in Microsoft ListsStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC223643Exchange Online - Voicemail notifications journaling updateStay InformedExchange Online, Exchange Online ProtectionFalseN/A
MC223644Toggle available to preview the new Outlook for MacStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC223652My Feed web partStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC223656Forms: Specific user sharing for response collectionStay InformedMicrosoft FormsFalseN/A
MC223660Enabling static parameters for the Power Apps web partStay InformedPower Apps in Microsoft 365, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC223668Application preloading will be enabled for canvas apps in Power AppsStay InformedPower Apps in Microsoft 365FalseN/A
MC223749Freehand by Invision available in the popped out meeting experienceStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC223753My Apps ends support for Internet ExplorerPlan For ChangeIdentity ServiceTrueN/A
MC223792Set duration on presence status in TeamsStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC223795We're improving Microsoft Search with personal query historyStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC223879Organizers can manage meeting options in the meeting experienceStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC223900PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updatesStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC223901Forms is getting a new start pageStay InformedMicrosoft FormsTrueN/A

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