2020 CW 50 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 12/07/2020 to 12/13/2020

18 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 18 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy Introduction2020-12-18T08;00;00ZN/A

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MC220785(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience2020-12-31T07;00;00Z2021-01-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membership2021-01-31T08;00;00Z2021-03-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documents2021-01-31T08;00;00Z2021-04-30T08;00;00Z01/02/2021
MC224405(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for Spanish2021-01-31T08;00;00Z2021-03-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams2021-01-15T08;00;00Z2021-02-28T08;00;00ZN/A
MC228224(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 Apps2021-08-16T23;00;00Z2021-02-26T23;00;00ZN/A
MC229161Yammer APIs: URL changes to user, communities, or network photos.2021-01-18T08;00;00Z2021-02-26T08;00;00ZN/A
MC222346(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification2021-01-15T07;00;00Z2021-01-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC224422(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in Teams2020-12-31T08;00;00Z2021-02-28T08;00;00ZN/A
MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy Introduction2021-01-18T08;00;00Z2021-01-01T08;00;00ZN/A

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MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipMicrosoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68853 68853
Timing; rollout will begin in early December and complete by mid-December
Rollout; Tenant level
Control; Managed by meeting participants invite to meeting
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68853 68853
Timing; Target Q1 and will update with more details once available
Rollout; Tenant level
Control; Managed by meeting participants invite to meeting
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MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documents Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66189 Roadmap 66189
Timing;Targeted release (organization); beginning late November through late December 2020
Standard release; beginning early January through late March 2021
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess by January 2, 2021
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66189 Roadmap 66189
Timing;Standard release; beginning early January through late March 2021
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess by January 2, 2021
01/02/2021
MC222870(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingOur updated license overallocation logic has been enabled for all Enterprise Agreement customers. For customers who have not transacted a qualifying license transition order, any existing (fixed value) overallocation will be reset to zero starting November 2, 2020.
Note that existing licensed users will not see any disruption in their service.
We are postponing this change and will provide a new timeline via Message center in the future.
Note that existing licensed users will not see any disruption in their service.
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MC224405(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for SpanishOnce this change has rolled out, the Briefing email fromCortana will be supported in Spanish. We will add support for additional languages in the next few quarters.
The Briefing email is a personalized brief in Outlook with important information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks, so you're prepared for the day ahead. If there is an actionable suggestion, users will receive the Briefing email at the beginning of each workday; at least one actionable insight must be detected for there to be a daily mail.
This feature is enabled by default.
Exchange Service Administrators or Company Administrators can disable this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin feature using PowerShell.
Your users can opt-out of the Briefing email by selecting Unsubscribe, located near the bottom of all Briefing emails.
The customized email is only available to an end user; no administrator or manager can see another individual?s Briefing email. All data is stored inside the user?s mailbox. Briefing email is subject to the same https://docs.microsoft.com/office365/admin/security-and-compliance/gdpr-compliance?view=o365-worldwide GDPR compliance terms as Office 365.
Once this change has rolled out, the Briefing email from Cortana will be supported in Spanish. We will add support for additional languages in the next few quarters.
The Briefing email is a personalized brief in Outlook with important information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks, so you're prepared for the day ahead. If there is an actionable suggestion, users will receive the Briefing email at the beginning of each workday; at least one actionable insight must be detected for there to be a daily mail.
This feature is enabled by default.
Exchange Service Administrators or Company Administrators can disable this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Briefing/be-admin feature using PowerShell.
Your users can opt-out of the Briefing email by selecting Unsubscribe, located near the bottom of all Briefing emails.
The customized email is only available to an end user; no administrator or manager can see another individual?s Briefing email. All data is stored inside the user?s mailbox. Briefing email is subject to the same https://docs.microsoft.com/office365/admin/security-and-compliance/gdpr-compliance?view=o365-worldwide GDPR compliance terms as Office 365.
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MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionTiming; December 18, 2020
Control; via PowerShell
Action; Review settings and make changes by December 18, 2020
Timing; On hold and will communicate via Message center when ready to proceed.
Control; via PowerShell
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MC227452(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Targeted release (entire organization); gradually rolling out in late November; expect to be complete by the end of November 2020
Standard release; gradually rolling out mid-December 2020; expect to be complete by mid-January 2021
Targeted release (entire organization); gradually rolling out in late November; expect to be complete by mid-December (previously end of November)
Standard release; gradually rolling out mid-December 2020; expect to be complete by mid-January 2021
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MC229058Planner tasks storage location updateFalseTrueN/A
MC229138We?re making changes to search in SharePoint OnlineFalseTrueN/A
MC229143Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivityFalseTrue11/01/2021
MC229161Yammer APIs: URL changes to user, communities, or network photos.FalseTrueN/A

MC Link changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentshttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/word-email-summaries01/02/2021

MC Messages changes

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MC220785(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experienceUpdated October 09, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; end of October (previously early October) through end of November (previously mid-October)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
Updated December 08, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; end of October (previously early October) through mid-January (previously November)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
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MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipWe are updating a meeting participant's access to meeting chat. These changes will manage a users access to a meeting chat based on how they were invited to the meeting.Updated December 8, 2020; Based off of feedback from early rings we have decided to make some changes prior to proceeding with the rollout. We will update this post more details on the timing when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
We are updating a meeting participant's access to meeting chat. These changes will manage a users access to a meeting chat based on how they were invited to the meeting.
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MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsSharing e-mails for Word files will soon include the estimated time to read for document as well as its key points, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/celebrating-the-top-onedrive-moments-from-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1679821 as announced at Ignite.Updated December 8, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Sharing e-mails for Word files will soon include the estimated time to read for document as well as its key points, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/celebrating-the-top-onedrive-moments-from-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1679821 as announced at Ignite.
01/02/2021
MC228685(Updated) Introducing translation in Outlook for WindowsTranslation in Outlook for Windows is a new set of translation features that enable users to translate full messages or specific words and phrases.Updated December 08, 2020; We have updated content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.
Translation in Outlook for Windows is a new set of translation features that enable users to translate full messages or specific words and phrases.
01/06/2021
MC222870(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingMicrosoft is updating our license overallocation process to;
Improve the customer experience when executing specific license transition scenarios (like a step-up order or a seat reduction), and
Avoid unintended license consumption.
Our updated license overallocation process permits a customer to temporarily have more licenses assigned to users relative to the number of licenses currently owned.
Overallocation permits the customer to manage the transitioning of user license assignments to align with their new license types and counts while ensuring existing users have uninterrupted access to their services.
This updated process also supports automatic adjusts of overallocations on a periodic basis, eventually aligning with what the customer now owns.
A simple sample scenario;
A customer currently has an E3 subscription for 300 seats. After November 2, 2020, all customers on an Enterprise Agreement will be limited to assigning up to 300 users to an E3 license.
The customer subsequently places a ?Step-up? order for 100 seats of E5. The customer now owns 200 E3 seats and 100 E5 seats.
Prior to any overallocation process, up to 100 existing E3 users could have lost access to the service (100 more E3 licenses are assigned relative to the 200 now owned), even though 100 E5 licenses are now available.
Under the original overallocation logic, there was a fixed amount of overallocation to ensure no user would lose services, however this did not adequately protect customers from overconsumption.
With our updated overallocation logic, 100 E3 seats are automatically provided (matching what had been allocated), to ensure all existing E3 users will maintain access to their Microsoft 365 services. Additionally, as the customer transitions users, periodic adjustments are also made. e.g.; The customer subsequently transitions 75 users from E3 to E5.
When a ?periodic check? occurs, our logic recognizes the license transitions that have taken place and adjusts the overallocation down to 25 (from 100).
Customers remain responsible for their license consumption, therefore the 100 E3 users should be transitioned to E5 as soon as possible to align assignments with what the customer owns now.
Assuming the customer completed their license transitions to E5, when the next ?periodic check? occurs, the remaining 25 seat overallocation will now be adjusted down to 0.
Updated December 09, 2020; This change is being postponed for several months. We will deliver a new Message Center post 30 days in advance once the updated delivery date is confirmed. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft is updating our license overallocation process to;
Improve the customer experience when executing specific license transition scenarios (like a step-up order or a seat reduction), and
Avoid unintended license consumption.
Our updated license overallocation process permits a customer to temporarily have more licenses assigned to users relative to the number of licenses currently owned.
Overallocation permits the customer to manage the transitioning of user license assignments to align with their new license types and counts while ensuring existing users have uninterrupted access to their services.
This updated process also supports automatic adjusts of overallocations on a periodic basis, eventually aligning with what the customer now owns.
A simple sample scenario;
A customer currently has an E3 subscription for 300 seats. After the change rolls out, all customers on an Enterprise Agreement will be limited to assigning up to 300 users to an E3 license.
The customer subsequently places a ?Step-up? order for 100 seats of E5. The customer now owns 200 E3 seats and 100 E5 seats.
Prior to any overallocation process, up to 100 existing E3 users could have lost access to the service (100 more E3 licenses are assigned relative to the 200 now owned), even though 100 E5 licenses are now available.
Under the original overallocation logic, there was a fixed amount of overallocation to ensure no user would lose services, however this did not adequately protect customers from overconsumption.
With our updated overallocation logic, 100 E3 seats are automatically provided (matching what had been allocated), to ensure all existing E3 users will maintain access to their Microsoft 365 services. Additionally, as the customer transitions users, periodic adjustments are also made. e.g.; The customer subsequently transitions 75 users from E3 to E5.
When a ?periodic check? occurs, our logic recognizes the license transitions that have taken place and adjusts the overallocation down to 25 (from 100).
Customers remain responsible for their license consumption, therefore the 100 E3 users should be transitioned to E5 as soon as possible to align assignments with what the customer owns now.
Assuming the customer completed their license transitions to E5, when the next ?periodic check? occurs, the remaining 25 seat overallocation will now be adjusted down to 0.
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MC224405(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for SpanishThe https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview target=_blank style=;Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks as well as protecting time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English. We are expanding to support Spanish for users who have an Exchange Online license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68695 68695
When this will happen
Targeted release; rolling out in mid-October
Standard release; rolling out in mid-November and expect to be complete by early December.
Updated December 09, 2020; To ensure the best experience we have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The https://docs.microsoft.com/briefing/be-overview target=_blank style=;Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks as well as protecting time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English. We are expanding to support Spanish for users who have an Exchange Online license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68695 68695
When this will happen
Rolling out in early December (previously mid-November) and expect to be complete by the end of February (previously December).
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MC220785(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experienceUpdated December 08, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; end of October (previously early October) through mid-January (previously November)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
Updated December 10, 2020; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out.
Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=64931filters=searchterms=67089 Roadmap ID 67089
Timing; end of October (previously early October) through mid-January (previously November)
Roll-out; user level roll-out
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess
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MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in TeamsUpdated 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
Updated December 10, 2020; We have updated the rollout 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-December through mid-January
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MC225329(Updated) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the webUpdated October 30, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are updating the default and dark theme colors in Teams on the web and will also update Fluent icons to align other Microsoft 365 applications.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=68721 Roadmap ID 68721
Timing; Public Preview; late November (previously mid-November)
Standard release; mid-January (previously early December)
Government cloud; mid-February (previously mid-January)
Roll-out; tenant level
Action; review and assess
Updated December 10, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are updating the default and dark theme colors in Teams on the web and will also update Fluent icons to align other Microsoft 365 applications.
Key points
Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1filters=searchterms=68721 Roadmap ID 68721
Timing; Public Preview; mid-January (previously late-November)
Standard release; mid-February (previously mid-January)
Government cloud; end of February (previously mid-February)
Roll-out; tenant level
Action; review and assess
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MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsUpdated December 8, 2020; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Sharing e-mails for Word files will soon include the estimated time to read for document as well as its key points, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/celebrating-the-top-onedrive-moments-from-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1679821 as announced at Ignite.
Updated December 10, 2020; We have updated the post with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Sharing e-mails for Word files will soon include the estimated time to read for document as well as its key points, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/celebrating-the-top-onedrive-moments-from-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1679821 as announced at Ignite.
01/02/2021
MC228224(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 AppsOn August 17, 2020, Microsoft officially announced, via MC220490, the timeline for retiring support for Internet Explorer 11 in Microsoft 365 apps. We?d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the upcoming Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application retirement, which was announced in parallel with the IE 11 change.
To help customers currently using IE11 prepare for this, we are showing a banner at the top of Microsoft 365 services which contains a link to https://Microsoft.com/Edge the download page for new Microsoft Edge.
In Office for the Web, this banner will be a yellow browser bar in the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for the Web Apps.
The banner will only be shown to customers accessing the web apps through the IE11 browser
The banner is not modal - users will not have to interact with it before using the app in other ways, but they can dismiss it if they choose
The banner is shown to each user once a week. So if a user sees this in Word for the Web, they won't see it again when they boot Excel for the Web that same week.
Updated December 10, 2020; Thank you for your feedback. We will not be moving forward with rolling out the notification banner at this time. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
On August 17, 2020, Microsoft officially announced, via MC220490, the timeline for retiring support for Internet Explorer 11 in Microsoft 365 apps. We?d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the upcoming Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application retirement, which was announced in parallel with the IE 11 change.
To help customers currently using IE11 prepare for this, we are showing a banner at the top of Microsoft 365 services which contains a link to https://Microsoft.com/Edge the download page for new Microsoft Edge.
In Office for the Web, this banner will be a yellow browser bar in the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for the Web Apps.
The banner will only be shown to customers accessing the web apps through the IE11 browser
The banner is not modal - users will not have to interact with it before using the app in other ways, but they can dismiss it if they choose
The banner is shown to each user once a week. So if a user sees this in Word for the Web, they won't see it again when they boot Excel for the Web that same week.
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MC222346(Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notificationUpdated 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).
Updated December 11, 2020; We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 late December previously (early December).
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MC224422(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in TeamsWith 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 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66742 66742.
When this will happen
Windows 10 native notifications; mid-November through late November
Updated December 11, 2020; We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=66742 66742.
When this will happen
Windows 10 native notifications; mid-December (previously mid-November) through mid-January (previously late November).
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MC227292(Updated) 1:1 Call Recording Policy IntroductionUpdated 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.
Updated December 11, 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 deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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MC227452(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePointWith this update, anyone who can create and manage views in a list can configure the list or library form with header, footer, and body sections for both Microsoft Lists and SharePoint.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63519 Roadmap ID 63519.
Updated December 11, 2020; We are updating the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this update, anyone who can create and manage views in a list can configure the list or library form with header, footer, and body sections for both Microsoft Lists and SharePoint.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=63519 Roadmap ID 63519.
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MC229381Introducing text predictions in Outlook for WindowsText predictions Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020).
We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for Windows.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60340 Roadmap ID 60340.
Text predictions help Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020).
We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for Windows.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=60340 Roadmap ID 60340.
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MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipFeature update,User impactFeature update,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impact01/02/2021
MC222870(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingAdmin impact,User impactAdmin impact,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC224405(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for SpanishFeature update,User impactFeature update,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC222156(Updated) Introducing macOS native notifications in TeamsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC228224(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 AppsAdmin impact,User impactAdmin impact,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC224422(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in TeamsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC227452(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePointNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A

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MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipOnce this has rolled out, the changes will apply to new meetings. These changes will not be applied to previously scheduled meetings.
A participants access to meeting chat will be dependent on how they were invited to the meeting;
Single meetingOriginal and forwarded invitees maintain access to chat.
Directly added participants have access to chat for the duration of the meeting. Chat access is removed at meeting conclusion but they will be able to review the meeting chat history.
Recurring - Single instance of a meeting seriesOriginal invitees maintain access to chat.
Forward invitees or directly added participants have access to chat for the duration of the meeting. Chat access is removed at meeting conclusion but they will be able to review the meeting chat history.
Note; These changes do not impact channel meetings.
Once this has rolled out, the changes will apply to new meetings. These changes will not be applied to previously scheduled meetings.
A participants access to meeting chat will be dependent on how they were invited to the meeting;
Who can see the chat for a single meeting?People who are invited to the meeting or forwarded the meeting invitation after it is scheduled have access to the chat before, during, and after the meeting (up to the 1000-person limit).
People who are added to a meeting after it starts using the Invite someone field on the Participants pane (or are provided the meeting join coordinates in another way) will have access to the chat from the time they join to the time the meeting ends. They will not be able to see chat that takes place after the meeting ends.
Who can see the meeting chat for a recurring meeting series?People who are invited to the full series have access to the chat before, during, and after the meeting (up to the 1000-person limit).
People who are forwarded the invite of a single occurrence of the series or added to a meeting after it starts using the Invite someone field on the Participants pane (or are provided the meeting coordinates in another way) have access to the chat from the time they join to the time that meeting instance ends. They will not be able to see chat that takes place after the meeting ends.
Note; These changes do not impact channel meetings.
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MC222870(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingIf you only assign licenses using the Microsoft 365 admin center User Interface, this message is for awareness only.
If you utilize license assignment workflow automation (e.g. via PowerShell scripting) AND your automation logic permitted assigning more licenses than owned, you will need to update the automation logic to avoid an overallocation.
To avoid potential process failure, update Automation logic before November 2, 2020.
Note that already licensed users will not see any loss or impact to their service.
If you utilize Group Based Licensing, you should periodically verify your available licenses are adequate for group membership counts.
If you anticipate having an insufficient number of licenses to meet your needs, you may be able to place a license reservation on the https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.
You may also want to contact your account team, reseller or partner, who can address questions and place orders on your behalf.
Additional Information;
Our updated license overallocation process only applies to the following license transition scenarios; step-up transitions, intentional true downs, returns and credit scenarios.
To learn more about licensing, including License Reservations and how to make a License Reservation, please visit the https://docs.microsoft.com/licensing/license-faq Licensing FAQ.

Microsoft values feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to reach out to your account team, reseller or partner for more information. You may also provide feedback or questions via Message Center.

If you only assign licenses using the Microsoft 365 admin center User Interface, this message is for awareness only.
If you utilize license assignment workflow automation (e.g. via PowerShell scripting) AND your automation logic permitted assigning more licenses than owned, you will need to update the automation logic to avoid an overallocation.
To avoid potential process failure, update Automation logic before the change is rolled out.
Note that already licensed users will not see any loss or impact to their service.
If you utilize Group Based Licensing, you should periodically verify your available licenses are adequate for group membership counts.
If you anticipate having an insufficient number of licenses to meet your needs, you may be able to place a license reservation on the https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.
You may also want to contact your account team, reseller or partner, who can address questions and place orders on your behalf.
Additional Information;
Our updated license overallocation process only applies to the following license transition scenarios; step-up transitions, intentional true downs, returns and credit scenarios.
To learn more about licensing, including License Reservations and how to make a License Reservation, please visit the https://docs.microsoft.com/licensing/license-faq Licensing FAQ.

Microsoft values feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to reach out to your account team, reseller or partner for more information. You may also provide feedback or questions via Message Center.

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MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsWhen users share Word files, the sharing e-mail will include information about the estimated time it will take a user to read the document as well as a list of the key points in the document.
Note that files that have been marked as sensitive by Data Loss Prevention will not include this information.
When users share Word files, the sharing e-mail will include information about the estimated time it will take a user to read the document as well as a list of the key points in the document.
Note that files that have been marked as sensitive by Data Loss Prevention will not include this information.
01/02/2021
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 not 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. 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.N/A
MC229381Introducing text predictions in Outlook for WindowsWhen this update rolls out, users will see text predictions when writing an email message in English. When they see suggested text in Outlook for Windows, users can accept the suggested text with the tab or keep typing to ignore.
Text predictions are on by default; users can disabled them in the Mail options in Outlook for Windows.
Disabling this feature in Outlook for Windows will not affect text predictions in Outlook on the web or Outlook for iOS. Eventually, text predictions will support additional languages, which will not require an update to the application or settings.
When this update rolls out, users will see text predictions when writing an email message in English. When they see suggested text in Outlook for Windows, users can accept the suggested text with the tab or keep typing to ignore.
Text predictions are on by default; users can disable them in the Mail options in Outlook for Windows.
Disabling this feature in Outlook for Windows will not affect text predictions in Outlook on the web or Outlook for iOS. Eventually, text predictions will support additional languages, which will not require an update to the application or settings.
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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC226407(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipUpdates to meeting chat membership(Updated) Updates to meeting chat membershipN/A
MC227295(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documentsIntroducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documents(Updated) Introducing At a glance summaries in sharing e-mails for Word documents01/02/2021
MC228685(Updated) Introducing translation in Outlook for WindowsIntroducing translation in Outlook for Windows(Updated) Introducing translation in Outlook for Windows01/06/2021
MC222870(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingUpdate to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing(Updated) Update to license overallocation process for select subscriptions purchased through Microsoft Volume LicensingN/A
MC224405(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for SpanishCortana Briefing Email support for Spanish(Updated) Cortana Briefing Email support for SpanishN/A
MC225329(Updated) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the webTheme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the web(Updated) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the webN/A
MC228224(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 AppsReminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 Apps(Updated) Reminder of Upcoming IE11 Retirement in Microsoft 365 AppsN/A
MC224422(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in TeamsWindows 10 native notifications in Teams(Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in TeamsN/A
MC227452(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePointConfiguring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint(Updated) Configuring list or library forms for Microsoft Lists and SharePointN/A

CW50 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC228823Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messagesStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC228897Text formatting (bold, italic, underline) available in Microsoft FormsStay InformedMicrosoft FormsFalseN/A
MC228989Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC229058Planner tasks storage location updateStay InformedPlannerTrueN/A
MC229071Multiple number dialing available in Microsoft Teams chatStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC229081Dark mode on OneDrive for webStay InformedOneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC229082Changing the way updated message center posts sync to PlannerStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC229093Teams and OneDrive destinations in Migration ManagerStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC229138We?re making changes to search in SharePoint OnlinePlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC229142Known Issue - Network Admins need to be Group Admins to manage Connected Groups (Communities backed by M365 groups)Stay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC229143Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivityPlan For ChangeExchange Online, Microsoft 365 AppsTrue11/01/2021
MC229161Yammer APIs: URL changes to user, communities, or network photos.Plan For ChangeYammer EnterpriseTrueN/A
MC229331Presenter View in Teams Presentation SharingStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC229381Introducing text predictions in Outlook for WindowsStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC229540Yammer Community and QuestionsStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC229558Introducing text predictions in Outlook for iOSStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC229643Reminder: Microsoft Edge Legacy support to end on March 9, 2021Plan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC229724Announcing public preview of guest support in Yammer (native mode)Stay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A

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