2020 CW 45 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 11/02/2020 to 11/08/2020

13 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 8 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC222346 (Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification 2020-12-31T07;00;00Z 2021-01-15T07;00;00Z N/A
MC222629 (Updated) Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do 2020-11-20T08;00;00Z 2020-12-15T08;00;00Z N/A
MC220415 (Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings 2020-12-31T07;00;00Z 2021-02-12T07;00;00Z N/A
MC221223 (Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees 2020-12-30T08;00;00Z 2021-01-31T08;00;00Z N/A
MC222600 (Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites 2020-11-30T08;00;00Z 2020-12-31T08;00;00Z N/A
MC222766 (Updated) Announcing general availability of Exact Data Match support for configurable match 2020-12-01T08;00;00Z 2020-12-31T08;00;00Z N/A
MC223753 (Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer 2020-12-14T08;00;00Z 2021-09-30T08;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC225508 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for October You will see the service release number updated in the Tenant Status blade of the Intune console soon. We?ve introduced some changes that we?re excited for you to try out. N/A
MC220415 (Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings There is no direct impact or change on your users; the default setting will continue to mask participant phone numbers only for external users.
With this control, you can disable masking or you can mask phone numbers (PSTN) from all meeting participants (both internal and external).
We will begin rolling out this out in early December (previously mid-October) and expect the rollout to be complete by mid-January 2021 (previously end of November). N/A
MC221223 (Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees Currently, Teams meetings are limited to 300 users. If someone tries to join a meeting after it reaches capacity, they are unable to do so.
If you choose to purchase the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications Advanced Communications add-on, users who are assigned an Advanced Communications license will be able to host a meeting with up to 20,000 people as view-only attendees after a meeting has reached capacity.
The inclusion of view-only attendees will not impact the normal interaction available between regular attendees who joined before the meeting reached capacity.
Once the maximum Advanced Communications limit is reached, no additional view-only attendees will be able to join.
View-only attendees can use Teams in the browser or a Teams desktop app (Windows or Mac). We expect to support Teams mobile apps in mid-October; we will communicate that support via a new Message center post.
View-only attendees do not need the Advanced Communication plan to join the meeting in a view-only capacity. However, they do need permission to bypass the Lobby based on set Lobby Policies or Options.
View-only attendees will follow all lobby and security policy mechanisms.
View-only attendees will do so with limited access to capabilities. For example, view-only attendees will be able to listen to all audio and view a screen or window shared during the meeting. However, they will be unable to share audio or video, and they will be unable to see chat or other applications that are shared during the meeting.
Meeting organizers will not be able to see view-only participants in attendee counts or reports; this feature does not support the e-discovery of data. Organizers cannot remove view-only attendees from a meeting.
This feature will begin rolling out at the end of November (previously October) and expect to be complete by the beginning of December (previously the end of November). N/A
MC223174 (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center There should be minimal impact to your organization as the workflows and experiences between the solutions offered between SCC and MCC are very similar. Additionally, your cases in eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery will already be available in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.
Moving forward, we plan to innovate and add value to the solutions in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, therefore we recommend transitioning your organization to using the solutions from the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.
There should be minimal impact to your organization as the workflows and experiences between the solutions offered between SCC and MCC are very similar. Additionally, your cases in Advanced eDiscovery will already be available in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.
Moving forward, we plan to innovate and add value to the solutions in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, therefore we recommend transitioning your organization to using the solutions from the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.
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MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC225373 Skype for Business admin center retirement False True 12/01/2020
MC225570 Reminder: Microsoft Teams web app to no longer support IE 11 after November 30, 2020 False True 11/30/2020
MC225995 Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings False True 11/19/2020

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC222233 (Updated) Updated sender display name for Message center email communication Updated September 16, 2020; We have updated the content below to provide more clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
The Admin center Message center team is updating the display name of the sender for Message center emails. This change is related to MC219415 (July 2020).
Key points
New sender display name; Microsoft 365 Message Center
Old sender display name; 365 Service Alert
Timing; mid-October
Rollout; tenant level
Action; review and assess
Updated November 3, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this has completed rolling out.
The Admin center Message center team is updating the display name of the sender for Message center emails. This change is related to MC219415 (July 2020).
Key points
New sender display name; Microsoft 365 Message Center
Old sender display name; 365 Service Alert
Timing; mid-October
Rollout; tenant level
Action; review and assess
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MC222346 (Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification Updated October 02, 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 will soon be alerting Teams meeting participants when there are five minutes remaining in a scheduled meeting. This is an informational notification and will not automatically end the meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67122 Roadmap ID 67122.
When this will happen
We will begin the rollout in late October(previously late September) and expect it to be complete in early November(previously early October).
Updated November 03, 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 will soon be alerting Teams meeting participants when there are five minutes remaining in a scheduled meeting. This is an informational notification and will not automatically end the meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67122 Roadmap ID 67122.
When this will happen
We will begin the rollout in late November (previously late October) and expect it to be complete in early December (previously early November).
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MC225508 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for October Your MicrosoftIntune account has been updated to the latest service build.
How does thisaffect me?
You will see theservice release number updated in the Tenant Status blade of the Intune consolesoon. We?ve introduced some changes that we?re excited for you to try out.
What do I needto do to prepare for this change?
Click additionalinformation below to learn more about what?s new in this service release. We?llcontinue to update the What?s New page with any features that are releasedbetween now and the next monthly service update.
More informationon how the Intune service updates each month is in this blog post; https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/intune-customer-success/microsoft-intune-service-updates/ba-p/358728 style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);Microsoft Intune Service Updates
Additional Information; http;//aka.ms/intunewhatsnewtoday Intune What's New
Your Microsoft Intune account has been updated to the latest service build. N/A
MC222629 (Updated) Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do Microsoft To Do mobile will soon support push notifications for shared list activities on work accounts. If you do nothing, when this feature rolls out, users in your organization will receive push notifications in the Windows, Android, and iOS versions of To Do for shared list activities such as task added, task completed, and task updated.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67114 Roadmap ID 67114
Timing; administration control available on September 22, 2020
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess before Monday, October 19, 2020
Updated November 04, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below.
Microsoft To Do will soon support push notifications for shared list activities on work accounts. If you do nothing, when this feature rolls out, users in your organization will receive push notifications in the Windows, Android, and iOS versions of To Do for shared list activities such as task added, task completed, and task updated.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67114 Roadmap ID 67114
Timing; Administration control available on September 22, 2020 - Rollout complete
Windows - Feature rollout complete
Andoid and iOS - Feature rollout beginning mid-November Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
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MC220415 (Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings 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) .
Updated November 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.
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.
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MC221223 (Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees Updated September 29, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65952 Roadmap ID 65952.
When this will happenThis feature will begin rolling out at the end of October and expect to be complete by the end of November (previously the end of September).
Updated November 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.
Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65952 Roadmap ID 65952.
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MC222600 (Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites List creation from SharePoint sites will get a visual refresh and users will get the additional capability to create lists from eight built-in templates. These updates are already part of the Microsoft Lists app and Lists in Teams rollouts ? we are bringing the same goodness to SharePoint sites too.
Key points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67137 67137
Timing; Targeted release; Gradually rolling out end of September through mid-October
Standard release; Gradually rolling out mid-October through end of October
Rollout type; Tenant level
Action; Review, assess and educate
Updated November 06, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. We appreciate your patience.
List creation from SharePoint sites will get a visual refresh and users will get the additional capability to create lists from eight built-in templates. These updates are already part of the Microsoft Lists app and Lists in Teams rollouts ? we are bringing the same goodness to SharePoint sites too.
Key points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67137 67137
Timing; Targeted release; Gradually rolling out end of September through mid-October - Complete
Standard release; Gradually rolling out mid-November (previously mid-October) through end of November (previously October)
Rollout type; Tenant level
Action; Review, assess and educate
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MC222766 (Updated) Announcing general availability of Exact Data Match support for configurable match Updated October 05, 2020; We have updated this post so that it displays as intended.
Exact Data Match (EDM) will now support more granular data configuration and will utilize a new upload agent.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65880 Roadmap ID 65880.
When this will happenThe new upload agent will be available in late October 2020.
Updated November 06, 2020; We have updated the rollout timing below. Thank you for your patience.
Exact Data Match (EDM) will now support more granular data configuration and will utilize a new upload agent.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65880 Roadmap ID 65880.
When this will happenThe new upload agent will be available in late November (previously October).
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MC223174 (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center Today, customers can access content search, eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery through;
Security and Compliance Center (SCC) via protection.office.com
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center (MCC) via compliance.microsoft.com
On Oct 30th, we will redirect customers accessing content search, eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery from SCC to the same solutions offered in MCC.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timeline; October 30, 2020
Action; Review and assess impact
Starting Oct 30th, users will be redirected to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center to access content search, eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery.
Updated November 06, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. We have updated the rollout timeline below to provide additional time to prepare. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Today, customers can access content search, eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery through;
Security and Compliance Center (SCC) via protection.office.com
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center (MCC) via compliance.microsoft.com
When implemented, we will redirect customers accessing Advanced eDiscovery from SCC to the same solutions offered in MCC.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timeline;Standard tenants; November 13, 2020
GCC, GCC-High and DoD tenants; December 18, 2020
Action; Review and assess impact
When implemented, users will be redirected to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center to access Advanced eDiscovery.
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MC223753 (Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer In order to provide the best experience for our customers, we will be focusing our efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, we will end support of Internet Explorer for My Apps, My Account, My Access, and My Groups beginning November 13, 2020. Instead we recommend the utilization of Edge, Chrome, or Firefox which is where we will continue to invest.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timing; November 13, 2020
Action; Review and assess
Updated November 06, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. To ensure appropriate time for customers to prepare we are moving out the date for this retirement. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
In order to provide the best experience for our customers, we will be focusing our efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, we will end support of Internet Explorer for My Apps, My Account, My Access, and My Groups beginning August 17, 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of Edge, Chrome, or Firefox which is where we will continue to invest.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timing; August 17, 2021
Action; Review and assess
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC221223 (Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees Admin impact,New feature,User impact Admin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC222600 (Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites New feature,User impact New feature,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC223174 (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center Admin impact Admin impact,Updated message N/A
MC223753 (Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer Updated message,User impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC225508 What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for October Click additional information below to learn more about what?s new in this service release. We?ll continue to update the What?s New page with any features that are released between now and the next monthly service update.
More information on how the Intune service updates each month is in this blog post; https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/intune-customer-success/microsoft-intune-service-updates/ba-p/358728 Microsoft Intune Service Updates
Additional Information; http;//aka.ms/intunewhatsnewtoday Intune What's New
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MC220415 (Updated) Admin setting for PSTN participant phone number masking in Teams meetings You will initially be able to change this setting via a PowerShell cmdlet. We will update this post with those details when they are available. There is no direct impact or change on your users; the default setting will continue to mask participant phone numbers only for external users.
With this control, you can disable masking or you can mask phone numbers (PSTN) from all meeting participants (both internal and external).
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MC221223 (Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees If you have purchased the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications Advanced Communications add-on, this feature will be ON by default for users who have been assigned a license for the Advanced Communications plan. You may use PowerShell to disable this feature for your entire tenant while you prepare to assign the licenses.
Note; The view-only attendance feature is provided using the Teams Live Events streaming services.
Learn more about the https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2020/08/03/take-communnext-level-microsoft-teams/ Advanced Communication add-on plan.
Currently, Teams meetings are limited to 300 users. If someone tries to join a meeting after it reaches capacity, they are unable to do so.
If you choose to purchase the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications Advanced Communications add-on, users who are assigned an Advanced Communications license will be able to host a meeting with up to 20,000 people as view-only attendees after a meeting has reached capacity.
The inclusion of view-only attendees will not impact the normal interaction available between regular attendees who joined before the meeting reached capacity.
Once the maximum Advanced Communications limit is reached, no additional view-only attendees will be able to join.
View-only attendees can use Teams in the browser or a Teams desktop app (Windows or Mac). We expect to support Teams mobile apps in mid-October; we will communicate that support via a new Message center post.
View-only attendees do not need the Advanced Communication plan to join the meeting in a view-only capacity. However, they do need permission to bypass the Lobby based on set Lobby Policies or Options.
View-only attendees will follow all lobby and security policy mechanisms.
View-only attendees will do so with limited access to capabilities. For example, view-only attendees will be able to listen to all audio and view a screen or window shared during the meeting. However, they will be unable to share audio or video, and they will be unable to see chat or other applications that are shared during the meeting.
Meeting organizers will not be able to see view-only participants in attendee counts or reports; this feature does not support the e-discovery of data. Organizers cannot remove view-only attendees from a meeting.
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MC223174 (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center If customers try to access eDiscovery, Advanced eDiscovery, or Content search through SCC beyond Oct 30th, they will be redirected to the respective solutions offered in MCC. Additionally, you may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. If customers try to access Advanced eDiscovery through SCC after the change has rolled out, they will be redirected to the respective solutions offered in MCC. Additionally, you may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
Note; This will no longer apply content search or eDiscovery as originally indicated.
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC222629 (Updated) Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do (Updated) Push notifications for work accounts in Microsoft To Do N/A
MC222600 (Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites (Updated) List creation from templates Visual refresh in SharePoint sites N/A
MC223174 (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center (Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center N/A
MC223753 (Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer (Updated) My Apps ends support for Internet Explorer N/A

CW45 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC225752 Extending the temporary limit increase for live events Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Teams, Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC225995 Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Forms, Microsoft Teams True 11/19/2020
MC226028 OneDrive: Bookmark for OneDrive for iOS Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC226037 New feature: Adding personal accounts in Teams coming soon on desktop Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True 11/19/2020
MC226038 Use Teams licenses to control access to Microsoft Teams Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True 12/03/2020
MC226053 Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new Yammer Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC226054 Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experience Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC226055 New: Microsoft Lists undo and redo commands Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A

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