2020 CW 47 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 11/16/2020 to 11/22/2020

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

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MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams2021-01-06T08;00;00Z2021-01-15T08;00;00ZN/A
MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint2021-03-31T07;00;00Z2021-08-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC223900(Updated) PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updates2021-01-10T08;00;00Z2021-01-29T08;00;00ZN/A
MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experience2021-02-10T08;00;00Z2021-03-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC224359(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settings2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-03-12T08;00;00ZN/A
MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reports2021-01-09T08;00;00Z2021-02-26T08;00;00ZN/A

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MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointThis change impacts your organization in several ways;
New featuresThe move to ODSP immediately unlocks long-awaited features including external and guest sharing, retention policy application (https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/apply-retention-labels-automatically), GoLocal support, and BYOK support for customers, with improved transcription quality, speaker attribution, transcript content search, and other features to follow in CY2021.
Meeting storageNon-Channel meetings will be stored in the OneDrive of the person who clicked the record button in a special folder labeled ?Recordings? ? that sits at the top of the recorder?s OneDrive. Channel meetings will be stored in a folderlabeled ?Recordings? under a folder named after the channel under the Team?s document library.
PermissionsAll meeting invitees - except for external users ? in non-channel meetings will automatically get a shared link to access the meeting recording. External users will need to be explicitly added to the shared list by the meeting organizer or the person that clicked the record button. For Channel meetings, permissions will be inherited from the owners and members list in the channel.
Feature gapsThe following gaps exist today;
Ability to block download of the video by meeting participants
Ability to view and edit the transcript in the player, but closed captions will be present
Non-English language transcripts/captions
Variable playback speed in video player
Transcript timeframe search (e.g., to find a specific point in time when something was discussed)
This change impacts your organization in several ways;
New featuresThe move to ODSP immediately unlocks long-awaited features including external and guest sharing, retention policy application (https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/apply-retention-labels-automatically), GoLocal support, and BYOK support for customers. Improved transcription quality, speaker attribution, transcript content search, and other features to follow in CY2021.
Meeting storageNon-Channel meetings will be stored in the OneDrive of the person who clicked the record button in a special folder labeled ?Recordings? ? that sits at the top of the recorder?s OneDrive. Channel meetings will be stored in a folder labeled ?Recordings? under a folder named after the channel under the Team?s document library.
Customers using A1 licenses and saving meeting recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint will have an automatic 30-day expiration set on meeting recordings later in 2021. Additional communications to follow.
PermissionsAll meeting invitees - except for external users ? in non-channel meetings will automatically get a shared link to access the meeting recording. External users will need to be explicitly added to the shared list by the meeting organizer or the person that clicked the record button. For Channel meetings, permissions will be inherited from the owners and members list in the channel.
Feature gapsThe following gaps exist today;
Ability to block download of the video by meeting participants
Ability to view and edit the transcript in the player.
Non-English language transcripts/captions
Variable playback speed in video player
Transcript timeframe search (e.g., to find a specific point in time when something was discussed)
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MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experience Message center will have improved search and filtering functionality. The list view will also be more customizable and interactive, and the message detail panel provides an enhanced reading experience.
Here are the detailed changes you can expect in this new experience;
Favorite messages to make them easier to find
In-line filtering control
New column in the Message center list highlights the services related to a post
Next and Back arrows in the message detail panel provide improved navigability
Pivots will be consolidated to Inbox and Archive
Sort by Act by date, Favorite, Last updated, Message ID, and Message title
Updated tag now precedes the message title after an update
Message center will have improved search and filtering functionality. The list view will also be more customizable and interactive, and the message detail panel provides an enhanced reading experience.
Here are the detailed changes you can expect in this new experience;
Favorite messages to make them easier to find
In-line filtering control
New column in the Message center list highlights the services related to a post
Next and Back arrows in the message detail panel provide improved navigability
Pivots will be consolidated to Inbox and Archive
Sort by Act by date, Favorite, Last updated, Message ID, and Message title
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MC226054(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experienceMicrosoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68722 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;68722
Timing; begin early December and expected to be complete by the end of January 2021.
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68722 68722
Timing; begin early December and expected to be complete by the end of January 2021.
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MC226678Microsoft Graph connectors general availability updateMicrosoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=68856filters=searchterms=67139 67139
Timing;
Targeted release - rolling out now and will complete by the end of November.
Standard release - available in February 2021
Upon rollout completion, index quota utilization from connectors content will become subject to billing. For more information on licensing and pricing details see also https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147613 target=_blank style=font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400; background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255);;License requirements and pricing.
NOTE; For customers actively using Microsoft Graph connectors prior to November 2020, you will not be charged, until February 2021.
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=68856filters=searchterms=67139 67139
Timing;
Targeted release - rolling out now and will complete by the end of November.
Standard release - available in February 2021
Upon rollout completion, index quota utilization from connectors content will become subject to billing. For more information on licensing and pricing details see also https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147613 License requirements and pricing.
NOTE; For customers actively using Microsoft Graph connectors prior to November 2020, you will not be charged, until February 2021.
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MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsMajor; Retirement
Timing; December 09, 2020
Action; Review and assess
Major; Retirement
Timing; January 11, 2021
Action; Review and assess
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MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceFalseTrueN/A
MC227106UX changes to data sources tab for cases in Advanced eDiscoveryFalseTrueN/A
MC226054(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experienceFalseTrueN/A
MC226678Microsoft Graph connectors general availability updateFalseTrueN/A
MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsFalseTrueN/A
MC226683Secure by Default - Honoring EOP/ATP detonation verdictsFalseTrueN/A
MC226759(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Accounts & Orgs moved to Profile menu's second level on web and desktopFalseTrueN/A
MC226941Yammer Desktop App UpdateFalseTrueN/A
MC226962Information about moving your core customer data to the Germany datacenter geo?FalseTrueN/A

MC Messages changes

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MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in TeamsUpdated October 15, 2020; Our deployment timeline has changed. Please see the new timeline below.
With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via their native OS notification system.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66743 Roadmap ID 66743.
When this will happen
MacOS 10.14 and greater native notifications; mid-November through early December
Updated November 17, 2020; Our deployment timeline has changed. Please see the new timeline below.
With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via their native OS notification system.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66743 Roadmap ID 66743.
When this will happen
MacOS 10.14 and greater native notifications; early December through mid-December
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MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointUpdated 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
Updated November 17, 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;October 19, 2020 (Complete) ? You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)
Rolling out starting January 11th, 2021 (Updated) ? 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?. Seeing the policy reporting as Stream is not enough. You need to explicitly set the policy value to ?Stream?.
Rolling out starting March 1st, 2021 to Enterprise Customers (Updated) ? 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?. We recommend that customers roll this feature out before this date so that they can control the timing of the release.
Rolling out starting July 7th, 2021 to Education Customers (Updated) ? 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?. We recommend that customers roll this feature out before this date so that they can control the timing of the release. We have updated this schedule to provide education customers the ability to complete in progress semesters.
Rollout; Tenant level
Control; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/tmr-meeting-recording-change Admin via PowerShell
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MC223900(Updated) PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updatesWe are bringing a new workflow and tools PowerPoint for Mac that will make it easy to record a rich slide show session.
If your users do not have Macs, you can safely ignore this message.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67104 Roadmap ID 67104
Timing; mid-November to early December
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
Updated November 17, 2020; Our deployment timeline has changed. Please see the new timeline below.
We are bringing a new workflow and tools PowerPoint for Mac that will make it easy to record a rich slide show session.
If your users do not have Macs, you can safely ignore this message.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67104 Roadmap ID 67104
Timing; mid-December to the end of December
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
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MC223174(Updated) Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance CenterUpdated 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.
Updated November 18, 2020; To ensure the best experience, we will be adjusting the roll out timeline to align for all customers. Thank you for your patience.
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; December 18, 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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MC225606(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterpriseWe are introducing a new layout for the https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/11/12/enterprise-new-tab-page/ Enterprise new tab page in Microsoft Edge version 87.0. Users signed in with their work or school account will see familiar Office productivity content from Office 365 and also have easy access to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-industry-news work-relevant company and industry news.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=68691 Roadmap ID 68691.
Updated November 19, 2020; We have updated the What you need to do to prepare section with additional details.
We are introducing a new layout for the https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/11/12/enterprise-new-tab-page/ Enterprise new tab page in Microsoft Edge version 87.0. Users signed in with their work or school account will see familiar Office productivity content from Office 365 and also have easy access to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-industry-news work-relevant company and industry news.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=68691 Roadmap ID 68691.
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MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceWe are making it easier to discover relevant Message center posts and are providing an improved Message center reading experience.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67102 Roadmap ID 67102.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature in early December 2020 and expect the rollout to be complete in early January 2021.
Updated November 19, 2020; We have updated the roll out timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are making it easier to discover relevant Message center posts and are providing an improved Message center reading experience.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=67102 Roadmap ID 67102.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out this feature in mid-December 2020 and expect the rollout to be complete in end of February 2021.
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MC220427(Updated) Outlook mobile: S/MIME improvements and delegate permissionsUpdated 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).
Updated November 20, 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 January (previously November) and be complete by the early February (previously December).
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MC224359(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settingsWe are updating the Meeting options to allow an organizer to manage participants ability to chat prior to, during and after a meeting.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=67175 67175
Timing; begin mid-November and expect to complete by the end of November
Control; Meeting Organizer
Updated November 20, 2020; We have updated the roll out timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are updating the Meeting options to allow an organizer to manage participants ability to chat prior to, during and after a meeting.
Key Points;
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=67175 67175
Timing; begin mid-January and expect to complete by early February
Control; Meeting Organizer
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MC226054(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experienceWe are developing a new landing experience in the Microsoft 365 admin center that provides a simplified admin experience for managing users, Teams, and billing along with recommended top actions for your organization. This experience is designed specifically for very small organizations (those with 10 or fewer users).Updated November 20, 2020; We have updated this message to ensure it displays as intended. Thank you for your patience.
We are developing a new landing experience in the Microsoft 365 admin center that provides a simplified admin experience for managing users, Teams, and billing along with recommended top actions for your organization. This experience is designed specifically for very small organizations (those with 10 or fewer users).
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MC226678Microsoft Graph connectors general availability updateMicrosoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search provide a set of out-of-the-box search connectors and search indexing APIs that enable Microsoft 365 customers to connect Microsoft Search to data sources outside of Microsoft 365. This release of Microsoft Graph connectors includes several connectors available within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center such as ServiceNow, Enterprise websites, MediaWiki, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and Azure SQL and more. For a detailed list of available connectors see also https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147512 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;Microsoft Graph connectors gallery.Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search provide a set of out-of-the-box search connectors and search indexing APIs that enable Microsoft 365 customers to connect Microsoft Search to data sources outside of Microsoft 365. This release of Microsoft Graph connectors includes several connectors available within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center such as ServiceNow, Enterprise websites, MediaWiki, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and Azure SQL and more. For a detailed list of available connectors see also https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147512 Microsoft Graph connectors gallery.N/A
MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsWe will be retiring tenant-wide search usage reports from the SharePoint admin center beginning December, 9, 2020. Instead we recommend the utilization of Microsoft Search Insights, which is where we will continue to invest.Updated November 20, 2020; We have updated the timeline for this change. Thank you for your patience.
We will be retiring tenant-wide search usage reports from the SharePoint admin center beginning January 11, 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of Microsoft Search Insights, which is where we will continue to invest.
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MC226759(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Accounts & Orgs moved to Profile menu's second level on web and desktopWe will be reorganizing the account and settings shown in the profile menu, in the application's title bar, to facilitate account and tenant switching for users who have been invited as a Guest in another organization, or who are using Teams with a work/school and a personal account side-by-side.Updated November 20, 2020; We have updated this message to ensure it is showing as intended. Thank you for your patience.
We will be reorganizing the account and settings shown in the profile menu, in the application's title bar, to facilitate account and tenant switching for users who have been invited as a Guest in another organization, or who are using Teams with a work/school and a personal account side-by-side.
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MC225606(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterpriseAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceAdmin impact,Feature updateAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated messageN/A
MC224359(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settingsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC226054(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experienceAdmin impact,New featureAdmin impact,New feature,Updated messageN/A
MC226759(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Accounts & Orgs moved to Profile menu's second level on web and desktopFeature update,User impactFeature update,Updated message,User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

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MC222640(Updated) Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePointCustomers are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes. Changes in this communication will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action.
Tenant admins can opt in or opt out of OneDrive and SharePoint as the Teams meeting recording storage location via a Teams policy in PowerShell. Additionally, customers who wish to have captions for their meetings will need to enable transcript recording in Teams.
In Q1 CY2021, saving Teams meeting recordings to Microsoft Stream (Classic) will no longer be allowed?. Precise dates will be communicated in a subsequent post.
Learn more; https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/tmr-meeting-recording-change Use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint or Stream for meeting recordings
Customers are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes. Changes in this communication will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action.
Tenant admins can opt in or opt out of OneDrive and SharePoint as the Teams meeting recording storage location via a Teams policy in PowerShell. Additionally, customers who wish to have captions for their meetings will need to enable transcript recording in Teams.
Learn more; https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/tmr-meeting-recording-change Use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint or Stream for meeting recordings
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MC225606(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterpriseUsers signed in with their Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account will see the new version of the Enterprise new tab page experience in Edge version 87.0 by default unless you disable the experience for the organization.
The Enterprise new tab page opens with Office productivity content.
The My Feed tab provides access to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-industry-news news sources that you can customize for your tenant.
Your users will be able to disable the feature or customize the new tab page appearance, as they can today. They will also be able to customize their news feed.
If neither you nor an end user have set a custom start page for new browser windows, the new tab page content will also populate a new browser window like a start page.
Users signed in with their Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account will see the new version of the Enterprise new tab page experience in Edge version 87.0 by default unless you disable the experience for the organization.
The Enterprise new tab page opens with Office productivity content.
The My Feed tab provides access to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-industry-news news sources that you can customize for your tenant.
Your users will be able to disable the feature or customize the new tab page appearance, as they can today. They will also be able to customize their news feed.
If neither you nor an end user have set a custom start page for new browser windows, the new tab page content will also populate a new browser window like a start page.

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MC226678Microsoft Graph connectors general availability updateIf you plan to use this service, you may need to purchase additional Graph Connector index quota. For more information on licensing and pricing details, please refer to details on Graph Connectors documentation site; https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147613 target=_blank style=background-color; rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family; sans-serif; font-weight; 400;;License requirements and pricing.If you plan to use this service, you may need to purchase additional Graph Connector index quota. For more information on licensing and pricing details, please refer to details on Graph Connectors documentation site; https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147613 License requirements and pricing.N/A
MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsAfter this change, users in your organization will be able to continue to find site collection analytics under classic site settings in SharePoint. Tenant administrators will be able to find tenant-wide search analytics across Bing, Office.com, and SharePoint home Microsoft Search entry points under Microsoft Search in the Microsoft admin center.
Administrators will no longer be able to view updated tenant-wide search usage reports in the SharePoint Online admin center, when this change is implemented.
If you use SharePoint admin center search usage reports and require usage data, you can download historical data for all the 5 reports (top queries, abandoned, queries, no result queries, query volume, and query rule usage) until December 9th, 2020.
After this change, users in your organization will be able to continue to find site collection analytics under classic site settings in SharePoint. Tenant administrators will be able to find tenant-wide search analytics across Bing, Office.com, and SharePoint home Microsoft Search entry points under Microsoft Search in the Microsoft admin center.
Administrators will no longer be able to view updated tenant-wide search usage reports in the SharePoint Online admin center, when this change is implemented.
If you use SharePoint admin center search usage reports and require usage data, you can download historical data for all the 5 reports (top queries, abandoned, queries, no result queries, query volume, and query rule usage) until January 11th, 2021.
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MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in TeamsIntroducing macOS native notifications in Teams(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in TeamsN/A
MC223900(Updated) PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updatesPowerPoint for Mac record slide show updates(Updated) PowerPoint for Mac record slide show updatesN/A
MC225606(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterpriseNews feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterprise(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterpriseN/A
MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceImproving the Message center user experience(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceN/A
MC224359(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settingsMeeting chat moderation settings(Updated) Meeting chat moderation settingsN/A
MC225606(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tab page for enterprise(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tag page for enterprise(Updated) News feeds added to Edge new tab page for enterpriseN/A
MC226054(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Simplified admin experienceMicrosoft 365 admin center; Simplified admin experience(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center; Simplified admin experienceN/A
MC226682(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsWe're moving tenant-wide search usage reports(Updated) We're moving tenant-wide search usage reportsN/A
MC226759(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Accounts & Orgs moved to Profile menu's second level on web and desktopMicrosoft Teams; Accounts(Updated) Microsoft Teams; Accounts Orgs moved to Profile menu's second level on web and desktopN/A

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MC213766Upload Center is being replaced by the in-app Files Needing Attention experienceOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC214684Office 365 ProPlus became Microsoft 365 AppsOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC214691Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012Office Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC215017(Updated) Outlook for Windows Introduces Roaming SignaturesOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC222132(Updated) Retirement of IDCRL based sign-in in Office Win32 clientsOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC222492Use Power BI along with Excel to increase productivityOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC223176Upgrade macOS to access new Microsoft 365 for Mac updatesMicrosoft 365 suite,Office Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 Apps,Microsoft 365 suite11/10/2020
MC224273Update channel name changes for iOS, Mac and Android Microsoft 365 appsOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC224417Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiencesOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC225700Microsoft 365 Apps channel selection will be set to Current Channel for all installations of OfficeOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC226368Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC226661Office Client Service health communicationsOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A
MC227085Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current ChannelOffice Client ApplicationsMicrosoft 365 AppsN/A

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MC226884Azure SSL/TLS Certificate ChangesPrevent or Fix IssuesIdentity ServiceFalseN/A
MC226941Yammer Desktop App UpdatePlan For ChangeYammer EnterpriseTrueN/A
MC226962Information about moving your core customer data to the Germany datacenter geo?Stay InformedExchange Online, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC226990(Updated) Improving the Message center user experienceStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteTrueN/A
MC227085Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current ChannelStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC227096Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in TeamsStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC227102New immersive experience for Yammer live events attendeesStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC227199Restrict sign-in to specific accounts in Microsoft Teams desktopStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC227278Use SharePoint tab to add pages, lists or document libraries to a channel in TeamsStay InformedMicrosoft Teams, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC2272921:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsFalse12/18/2020
MC227295Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsStay InformedOneDrive for Business, SharePoint OnlineTrue01/02/2021
MC227299What?s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for NovemberStay InformedMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC227303Introducing intelligent file recommendations for PlannerStay InformedPlannerFalseN/A
MC227304Introducing smart backgrounds for PlannerStay InformedPlannerFalseN/A
MC227307SharePoint site header updatesStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC227312Add Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team siteStay InformedMicrosoft Teams, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A

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