2020 CW 46 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 11/09/2020 to 11/15/2020

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

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC224343(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout Rooms2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-01-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC220791(Updated) New Feature: Manage how long guests can access SharePoint Online and OneDrive documents2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-03-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC220987(Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-03-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC221432(Updated) Teams meeting participant report updates2020-11-30T08;00;00Z2021-03-19T08;00;00ZN/A
MC222345(Updated) New Yammer setting change2020-11-30T08;00;00Z2021-02-05T08;00;00ZN/A
MC221370(Updated) Teams custom meeting images2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-01-30T08;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC220987(Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings If you have enabled recording (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#set-up-teams-cloud-meeting-recording-for-users-in-your-organization Allow cloud recording) and transcription (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#prerequisites-for-teams-cloud-meeting-recording Allow transcription) policies for your tenant, your users will now see two options in the meeting control bar;
Recording and Transcription
Transcription
Note that recording is combined with transcription. If a user begins recording, the meeting will also feature a live transcription. The meeting transcript is automatically saved whether or not the meeting has been recorded if a user initiated the transcription.
The transcript file will be accessible for download post-meeting via chat as well as from the Transcript tab.
The meeting organizer will be able to delete the saved transcript when using the Teams desktop app.
We will begin rolling this out in mid-February (previously mid-November) and expect the rollout to be complete at the end of February (previously end of November).N/A
MC221432(Updated) Teams meeting participant report updatesThere are two areas of improvement;
Download point changed from roster viewThe Teams meeting organizer can download the Attendance Report from the meeting chat once the meeting is over. Only the meeting organizer will see the Attendance Report. The recording, transcript and participant list will be grouped together in chat if the meeting is recorded. Otherwise, only the participant list will be available in chat.
New participant dataThe report will now include these data points; duration, email address, meeting start time, and meeting title.
We will begin rolling this out early February (previously mid-September) and expect the rollout to be complete in mid-February (previously end of October).N/A

MC IsMajorChange changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC226053Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new YammerFalseTrueN/A
MC226346Data Investigations Preview retirementFalseTrueN/A
MC226539Updates to ?Records Management? default role group in SecurityFalseTrueN/A

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC224343(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout RoomsBreakout rooms allow meeting organizers to split main meetings into smaller sessions for focused discussions.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65332 65332
Timing; begin in mid-November and expect to complete by end of November
Control; Admin and Organizer
Updated November 09, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Breakout rooms allow meeting organizers to split main meetings into smaller sessions for focused discussions.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65332 65332
Timing; begin in early December (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by mid-December (previously end of November)
Control; Admin and Organizer
N/A
MC220791(Updated) New Feature: Manage how long guests can access SharePoint Online and OneDrive documentsUpdated September 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
You will soon be able to create a policy that automatically revokes access for external guests to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/sites/sites-and-site-collections-overview#overview-of-sharepoint-sites target=_blank style=;SharePoint Online (SPO) sites and individual OneDrives after a defined period of time.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=43797 Roadmap ID 43797.
When will this happen
We will begin rolling out to targeted release tenants by the end of September and standard release by mid-October.
We expect to complete the rollout the end of November.
Updated November 10, 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.
You will soon be able to create a policy that automatically revokes access for external guests to https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/sites/sites-and-site-collections-overview#overview-of-sharepoint-sites target=_blank style=;SharePoint Online (SPO) sites and individual OneDrives after a defined period of time.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=43797 Roadmap ID 43797.
When will this happen
We will begin rolling out to Targeted release tenants at the beginning of January 2021 and Standard release by mid-January.
We expect to complete the rollout the end of February.
N/A
MC220987(Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetingsUpdated October 15, 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
Live transcripts in Microsoft Teams meetings will provide another way to both follow and review meeting conversations. Note; Live transcription currently supports only spoken English (English-US).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65967 Roadmap ID 65967.
When this will happen We will begin rolling this out in mid-November (previously mid-October) and expect the rollout to be complete at the end of November (previously end of October).
Updated November 10, 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
Live transcripts in Microsoft Teams meetings will provide another way to both follow and review meeting conversations. Note; Live transcription currently supports only spoken English (English-US).
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65967 Roadmap ID 65967.
N/A
MC222818(Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncingThe old Groove client end of life journey started in 2017 with the introduction of OneDrive Sync application, bringing, among other features, advanced capabilities for sharing, and collaboration. Now that full functional parity has been achieved between Groove.exe and the OneDrive Sync client, Groove.exe will be retired.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timing;
January 11, 2021, support for Groove.exe will end.
February 1, 2021, Groove.exe sync with SPO will no longer allow users to to sync their OneDrive and Shared Libraries using Groove.
Action; Review resources and assess impact
Updated November 11, 2020; We have updated this message to ensure it is visible for all impacted tenants. The message body has not changed.
The old Groove client end of life journey started in 2017 with the introduction of OneDrive Sync application, bringing, among other features, advanced capabilities for sharing, and collaboration. Now that full functional parity has been achieved between Groove.exe and the OneDrive Sync client, Groove.exe will be retired.
Key Points;
Major; Retirement
Timing;
January 11, 2021, support for Groove.exe will end.
February 1, 2021, Groove.exe sync with SPO will no longer allow users to to sync their OneDrive and Shared Libraries using Groove.
Action; Review resources and assess impact
N/A
MC226057Announcing general availability of Microsoft 365 Endpoint DLPEndpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft 365 identifies sensitive information on endpoints and protects it from risky or inappropriate sharing, transfer, or use within applications and services that only exist on the endpoint, or originate from an endpoint, without the need to deploy any additional DLP software. To use this capability, you will need onboard the endpoint in your environment using your established device management onboarding process.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=68852 Roadmap ID 68852
Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft 365 identifies sensitive information on endpoints and protects it from risky or inappropriate sharing, transfer, or use within applications and services that only exist on the endpoint, or originate from an endpoint, without the need to deploy any additional DLP software. To use this capability, you will need to onboard the endpoint in your environment using your established device management onboarding process.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=68852 Roadmap ID 68852
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MC221432(Updated) Teams meeting participant report updatesUpdated September 29, 2020; We have begun rolling out but are adjusting the expected completion time. Please see the schedule update below.
In June (MC209710) we provided Teams meeting organizers with a participant report that includes join and leave times. We are making key changes to improve functionality and provide additional participant data in the report.
This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66459 Roadmap ID 66459.
When this will happenWe will begin rolling this out mid-September and expect the rollout to be complete at the end of October (previously mid-October).
Updated November 12, 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 June (MC209710) we provided Teams meeting organizers with a participant report that includes join and leave times. We are making key changes to improve functionality and provide additional participant data in the report.
This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66459 Roadmap ID 66459.
N/A
MC222345(Updated) New Yammer setting changeUpdated October 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.
In the next phase of the new Yammer experience rollout, all users of classic Yammer will see the opt-in toggle for new Yammer.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=70073 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=70073 target=_blank style=;70073
Timing; end of October (previously mid-October).
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin UI
Action; review and assess
Updated November 12, 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 the next phase of the new Yammer experience rollout, all users of classic Yammer will see the opt-in toggle for new Yammer.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=70073 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=70073 target=_blank style=;70073
Timing; begin rolling out mid-November and complete by mid-January.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin UI
Action; review and assess
N/A
MC225605Automatically delete (or restore) a Power Apps custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)We are simplifying custom form management with this update. When a list is deleted or restored, the custom form associated with that list will be automatically deleted or restored.Updated November 12, 2020; Based on customer feedback we have made some changes below to provide more clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We are simplifying Power Apps custom form management with this update. When a list is deleted or restored, the Power Apps custom form associated with that list will be automatically deleted or restored.
N/A
MC221370(Updated) Teams custom meeting imagesUpdated October 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
Microsoft Teams administrators will soon be able to upload a custom logo image for all tenant meetings; however it will be displayed only in meetings where the organizer has an Advanced Communication license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67113 Roadmap ID 67113.
When this will happen
The ability to upload the image will begin to appear in the Teams admin center in late October (previously September)
The logo will appear in meetings by late November (previously September).
Updated November 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.
Microsoft Teams administrators will soon be able to upload a custom logo image for all tenant meetings; however it will be displayed only in meetings where the organizer has an Advanced Communication license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67113 Roadmap ID 67113.
When this will happen
This feature will be available in mid-December.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC224343(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout RoomsAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC222818(Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncingAdmin impact,User impactAdmin impact,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC225605Automatically delete (or restore) a Power Apps custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)Admin impact,Feature updateAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated messageN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC220987(Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings You will need to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams#allow-transcription enable the Allow transcription policy in order to have live transcriptions in tenant meetings. Today this policy is only used for post-meeting transcription, but we will use this policy for live transcription as well.
Note; When using the web client, attendees cannot see the live transcript during the meeting but can view and download the transcript post-meeting.
If you have enabled recording (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#set-up-teams-cloud-meeting-recording-for-users-in-your-organization Allow cloud recording) and transcription (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#prerequisites-for-teams-cloud-meeting-recording Allow transcription) policies for your tenant, your users will now see two options in the meeting control bar;
Recording and Transcription
Transcription
Note that recording is combined with transcription. If a user begins recording, the meeting will also feature a live transcription. The meeting transcript is automatically saved whether or not the meeting has been recorded if a user initiated the transcription.
The transcript file will be accessible for download post-meeting via chat as well as from the Transcript tab.
The meeting organizer will be able to delete the saved transcript when using the Teams desktop app.
N/A
MC221432(Updated) Teams meeting participant report updatesWhen we introduced this feature in June, feature was disabled by default. It will remain off by default.
We will not change your policy setting; this update will honor your current state, whether that is on or off.
You can use a PowerShell cmdlet to turn this feature ON;
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global - AllowEngagementReport Enabled
There are two areas of improvement;
Download point changed from roster viewThe Teams meeting organizer can download the Attendance Report from the meeting chat once the meeting is over. Only the meeting organizer will see the Attendance Report. The recording, transcript and participant list will be grouped together in chat if the meeting is recorded. Otherwise, only the participant list will be available in chat.
New participant dataThe report will now include these data points; duration, email address, meeting start time, and meeting title.
N/A
MC225605Automatically delete (or restore) a Power Apps custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)By automatically deleting custom forms when their associated lists are deleted, and restoring custom forms when their associated lists are restored, site owners and list owners no longer have to manually manage these custom forms after managing their lists.
In addition, custom forms will also no longer be orphaned should their associated lists be deleted. If site owners or list owners wish to delete a custom form but retain the list, they may do so by https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/customize-list-form#delete-the-custom-form following these steps to delete a custom form.
A list can be restored from the site Recycle Bin (also called the first-stage Recycle Bin) and from the site collection Recycle Bin (also called the second-stage Recycle Bin). When a list is restore in this manner, the custom form associated with that list will also be restored.
By automatically deleting Power Apps custom forms when their associated lists are deleted, and restoring Power Apps custom forms when their associated lists are restored, site owners and list owners no longer have to manually manage these Power Apps custom forms after managing their lists.
In addition, Power Apps custom forms will also no longer be orphaned should their associated lists be deleted. If site owners or list owners wish to delete a Power Apps custom form but retain the list, they may do so by https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/customize-list-form#delete-the-custom-form following these steps to delete a Power Apps custom form.
A list can be restored from the site Recycle Bin (also called the first-stage Recycle Bin) and from the site collection Recycle Bin (also called the second-stage Recycle Bin). When a list is restore in this manner, the Power Apps custom form associated with that list will also be restored.
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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC224343(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout RoomsMicrosoft Teams - Virtual Breakout Rooms(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout RoomsN/A
MC222818(Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncingStarting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncing(Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncingN/A
MC225605Automatically delete (or restore) a Power Apps custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)Automatically delete (or restore) a custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)Automatically delete (or restore) a Power Apps custom form when its associated list is deleted (or restored)N/A

CW46 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC226347SharePoint spaces: Touch device supportStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC226359Announcing public preview of Microsoft 365 Audit retention dashboardStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC226368Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedOffice Client ApplicationsFalseN/A
MC226407Updates to meeting chat membershipPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC226523Upcoming licensing and technical enforcement deadlinesStay InformedDynamics 365, Microsoft Power Automate, Power AppsFalseN/A
MC226526Microsoft Forms: Confirm phishing option availableStay InformedMicrosoft FormsFalseN/A
MC226539Updates to ?Records Management? default role group in SecurityPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteTrueN/A
MC226548Changing default folder provisioning language during Known Folder MovesPlan For ChangeOneDrive for BusinessTrueN/A
MC226629Removing Chromium-based MDM config policies (Intune and other MDM providers) from Edge for AndroidStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suite, Microsoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC226631Exclude specific files from OneDrive syncStay InformedOneDrive for Business, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC226661Office Client Service health communicationsStay InformedOffice Client ApplicationsFalseN/A
MC226678Microsoft Graph connectors general availability updatePlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC226680Full screen support in new meetings experienceStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC226682We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsPlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC226683Secure by Default - Honoring EOP/ATP detonation verdictsPlan For ChangeExchange Online, Exchange Online ProtectionFalseN/A
MC226742Planned Maintenance: Teams and Skype for BusinessStay InformedMicrosoft Teams, Skype for BusinessFalseN/A
MC226759Microsoft Teams: AccountsPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A

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