2020 CW 48 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 11/23/2020 to 11/29/2020

8 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 10 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC227530(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restriction2020-12-07T08;00;00ZN/A

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MC223656(Updated) Forms: Specific user sharing for response collection2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-01-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC227530(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restriction2021-02-05T08;00;00Z2020-11-26T08;00;00ZN/A
MC218732(Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams2020-12-04T07;00;00Z2021-01-29T07;00;00ZN/A

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MC2272921:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionFalseTrue12/18/2020

MC Messages changes

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MC223656(Updated) Forms: Specific user sharing for response collectionUpdated October 27, 2020; We have updated this post with a link to Additional Information.
With this update, Microsoft Forms owners will be able to easily collect survey responses from specific users or security groups.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=67157 Roadmap ID 67157.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out the end of October 2020
The rollout will be completed by the end of November 2020.
Updated November 23, 2020; we have updated the deployment timeline below.
With this update, Microsoft Forms owners will be able to easily collect survey responses from specific users or security groups.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=67157 Roadmap ID 67157.
When this will happen
We'll be gradually rolling this out starting in early December (was end of October)
The rollout will be completed by the end of December 2020 (was end of November).
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MC224343(Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout RoomsUpdated 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
Updated November 24, 2020; We have updated this message to provide additional guidance.Minimum version required to run this feature;
Minimum desktop app version 1.3.00.24755
Minimum iOS build; 1.0.77.2020100603
Minimum Android build; 1.0.0.2020091301

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

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MC226053Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new YammerThe Yammer Embed feed, which is currently part of classic Yammer, is being upgraded to the new Yammer. Use an Embed to display a single My feed, Group feed, Topic feed, User feed, or Open Graph object feed on a web page.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=66150 Roadmap ID 66150
Timing; early December through late March
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
Updated November 24, 2020; We've updated the message below with additional details for site owners.
The Yammer Embed feed, which is currently part of classic Yammer, is being upgraded to the new Yammer. Use an Embed to display a single My feed, Group feed, Topic feed, User feed, or Open Graph object feed on a web page.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=66150 Roadmap ID 66150
Timing; early December through late March
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC226346(Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirementAfter much deliberation and discussion with our customers, we've decided not to release the Data Investigations tool to General Availability. As a result, we will remove this tool and any data associated with existing Data Investigationscases on December 31, 2020.Updated on November 24, 2020, with additional information on how to assess impact.
After much deliberation and discussion with our customers, we've decided not to release the Data Investigations tool to General Availability. As a result, we will remove this tool and any data associated with existing Data Investigations cases on December 31, 2020.
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MC227530(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restrictionThe Microsoft Defender for Endpoint team is happy to announce that live response for Windows Server 2019 will be available for public preview customers in the next few weeks.
Windows Server 2019 build 1903 needs no action
Windows Server 2019 build 1903 needs https://support.microsoft.com/help/4515384/windows-10-update-kb4515384 KB4515384
Windows Server 2019 build 1809 needs; https://support.microsoft.com/help/4537818/windows-10-update-kb4537818 KB4537818
We expect to support Windows Server 2012R2 and 2016 soon.
Updated November 25, 2020; We are making some changes to how we will be moving forward and will be providing information via Message center when we are ready to proceed. You can safely disregard this message. Thank you for your patience.The Microsoft Defender for Endpoint team is happy to announce that live response for Windows Server 2019 will be available for public preview customers in the next few weeks.
Windows Server 2019 build 1903 needs no action
Windows Server 2019 build 1903 needs https://support.microsoft.com/help/4515384/windows-10-update-kb4515384 KB4515384
Windows Server 2019 build 1809 needs; https://support.microsoft.com/help/4537818/windows-10-update-kb4537818 KB4537818
We expect to support Windows Server 2012R2 and 2016 soon.
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MC218732(Updated) New file sharing experience in TeamsUpdated October 20, 2020; We appreciate your patience and we are ready to proceed with this roll out. Please see the updated timeline below.
With this feature, users will have a file sharing and access control experience in Teams that is similar to their experience with other Microsoft 365 apps.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=51230 Roadmap ID 51230
Timing; We will begin in mid October and complete by the end of November.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
Updated November 27, 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. We will update this Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience.
With this feature, users will have a file sharing and access control experience in Teams that is similar to their experience with other Microsoft 365 apps.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=51230 Roadmap ID 51230
Timing; We will provide an update when we are ready to proceed.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionStarting December 18, we're changing how 1;1 Call recording is enabled. Currently, 1;1 Call recording is controlled by the -CsTeamsMeetingPolicy / AllowCloudRecording attribute. We're now changing it so that 1;1 Call recording can be controlled by its own policy. This means that after December 18, 1;1 Call recording will be controlled by the -CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute.
By default this new policy attribute will be set to false, so 1;1 call recording will not work unless you change this attribute to true.
Updated November 27, 2020 to clarify the default will be off unless action is taken.
Starting December 18, we're changing how 1;1 Call recording is enabled. Currently, 1;1 Call recording is controlled by the -CsTeamsMeetingPolicy / AllowCloudRecording attribute. We're now changing it so that 1;1 Call recording can be controlled by its own policy. This means that after December 18, 1;1 Call recording will be controlled by the -CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute.
By default this new policy attribute will be set to false, so 1;1 call recording will not work unless you change this attribute to true.
12/18/2020

MC MessageTagNames changes

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MC227530(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restrictionAdmin impactAdmin impact,Updated messageN/A

MC prepare changes

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MC226053Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new Yammer There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We recommend you share out the coming change to site owners, see drafted communication below.
See https://developer.yammer.com/docs/embed Yammer Embed in the Yammer Developer Center for more information.
Note;
This is not the 'Yammer Highlights' webpart on SharePoint Modern. We recommend you use Yammer Conversations if you'd like to upgrade that experience.
Feeds attempting to load feeds from an external network and feeds being accessed from an IE11 browser will not be upgraded, they will see the same current experience.
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We recommend you share out the coming change to site owners, see drafted communication below.
See https://developer.yammer.com/docs/embed Yammer Embed in the Yammer Developer Center for more information.
Note;
This is not the 'Yammer Highlights' webpart on SharePoint Modern. We recommend you use Yammer Conversations if you'd like to upgrade that experience.
Feeds attempting to load feeds from an external network and feeds being accessed from an IE11 browser will not be upgraded, they will see the same current experience.
Site owner communication;
Do you have Yammer embedded on your site? Exciting news ? the Yammer Embeds, which are currently on classic Yammer, are getting upgraded to the new Yammer - with the same new amazing look, feel, and functionality!
FAQ
What is Yammer Embed? They are embeddable JavaScript widgets that allow site owners to pull in Yammer feeds on their pages. Note; this is not the 'Yammer Highlights' webpart on SP Modern, we recommend you use 'Yammer Conversations' if you'd like to upgrade that experience.
Which Yammer Embed feeds are included? Home, user, topic, community, and open graph feeds will be upgraded.
Do I need to do anything? No, you do not need to make any changes at all. Users will simply see the new Yammer Embeds when they visit your site once we enable the new experience.
Will anything about the feed change? The content of the user, topic, community, and open graph feeds will be exactly the same, they?ll just have more features and greater functionality (i.e. pinned conversations will now show up in the embedded feeds). The ?Home Feed? has now been upgraded to be using our wonderful new discovery feed, so the content there will be everything you used to see in the home/my feed (?All Company? + people/communities you?re following/in) + more Yammer recommended content!
Are there any limitations? Yes, feeds attempting to load feeds from an external network and feeds being accessed from an IE11 browser will not be upgraded, they will see the same current experience.
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MC226346(Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirementIf your organizationis using the Data Investigations Preview functionality for production usage, you'll need to use the alternative functionalities listed below.
Note that all Data Investigations case data will be removed from your tenant on December 31,2020.
If your organization is using the Data Investigations Preview functionality for production usage, you'll need to use the alternative functionalities listed below.
Note that all Data Investigations case data will be removed from your tenant on December 31,2020.
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MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionIf you are currently using 1;1 Call recording and would like to continue doing so, please update the -CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute to true. You can do this immediately, and do not need to wait until December 18. If you do not change the attribute, once the policy enforcement is rolled out, users using the 1;1 Call recording feature will be able to use this feature.If you are currently using 1;1 Call recording and would like to continue doing so, please update the -CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute to true. You can do this immediately, and do not need to wait until December 18. If you do not change the attribute, once the policy enforcement is rolled out, users using the 1;1 Call recording feature will not be able to use this feature.12/18/2020

MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC223656(Updated) Forms: Specific user sharing for response collectionForms; Specific user sharing for response collection(Updated) Forms; Specific user sharing for response collectionN/A
MC226346(Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirementData Investigations Preview retirement(Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirementN/A
MC227467Managing Q&A and comments in Yammer live eventsManaging QManaging QA and comments in Yammer live eventsN/A
MC227530(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restrictionLive response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restriction(Updated) Live response for Windows Servers - action may be required for access restrictionN/A
MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy Introduction1;1 Call Recording Policy Introduction(Updated) 1;1 Call Recording Policy Introduction12/18/2020

CW48 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC227427In Development for Microsoft Intune is now availableStay InformedMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC227447List rules make it easy to set up notifications of changesStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC227448Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current ChannelStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC227452Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePointStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC227458Enabling page rotation for iOS to view OneDrive PDF filesStay InformedOneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC227467Managing Q&A and comments in Yammer live eventsStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC227531Microsoft Secure Score is adding recommendations for Microsoft Defender for EndpointStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC227532Introducing SharePoint Portal Launch SchedulerStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC227539We're improving results previews in Microsoft SearchStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC227644Announcing general availability of mandatory labeling policy in Office appsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A

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