2020 CW 52 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 12/21/2020 to 12/27/2020

7 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 9 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC221223(Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees2021-01-31T08;00;00Z2021-01-06T08;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC221223(Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendeesThis feature will begin rolling out at the end of November (previously October) and expect to be complete by the beginning of December (previously the end of November).We have delayed this rollout and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.N/A

MC IsMajorChange changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC230505Block Download Permissions for Teams Meeting Recordings on OneDrive and SharePointFalseTrueN/A
MC230532We?re making changes to search in SharePoint OnlineFalseTrueN/A
MC230717Attack Simulator retirementFalseTrueN/A
MC231204Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) to include runtime inspection of Excel 4.0 macros (XLM)FalseTrue01/31/2021

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC221223(Updated) Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendeesUpdated November 06, 2020; To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below.
Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65952 Roadmap ID 65952.
Updated December 22, 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.
Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=65952 Roadmap ID 65952.
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MC230158(Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environmentsSupport for Production and Sandbox Dataverse (formerly the Common Data Service) environments will be rolling out soon to give you greater control over how Project is deployed in your organizations. You can leverage additional capabilities of the Dataverse platform to manage compliance, the application development lifecycle, and the security of Project.
With the support for additional environments, you can;
Create separate environments that correspond to specific teams or departments in your company.
Deploy different customizations of Project for different sets of users.
Use environments to separate Development, Testing, and Production.
Archive snapshots of an environment.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67516 67516
Updated December 22, 2020; We have updated this post with additional details for clarity.
Support for Production and Sandbox Dataverse (formerly the Common Data Service) environments will be rolling out soon to give you greater control over how Project is deployed in your organizations. You can leverage additional capabilities of the Dataverse platform to manage compliance, the application development lifecycle, and the security of Project.
With the support for additional environments, you can;
Create separate environments that correspond to specific teams or departments in your company.
Deploy different customizations of Project for different sets of users.
Use environments to separate Development, Testing, and Production.
Archive snapshots of an environment.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67516 67516
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MC231108(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channelWith this feature, users can add the Channel calendar app to a Teams channel when using the Teams desktop app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68910 68910 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68911 68911.
Updated December 22, 2020 for clarity.With this feature, users can add the Channel calendar app to a Teams channel when using the Teams desktop app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68910 68910 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68911 68911.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC230158(Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environmentsAdmin impact,Feature update,User impactAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC230158(Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environmentsTo support these new Project capabilities, we are also increasing the amount of Dataverse storage that is included across all Project SKUs.

Project P1
Project P3
Project P5
Base DB storage
3GB
5GB
5GB
Accrued DB storage
50MB
250MB
250MB

To support these new Project capabilities, we are also increasing the amount of Dataverse storage that is included across all Project SKUs.

Project P1
Project P3
Project P5
Default DB storage
3GB
5GB
5GB
Accrued DB storage
50MB
250MB
250MB
Default log storage
2GB
2GB
2GB
Default file storage
20GB
20GB
20GB
Accrued file storage
400MB
2GB
2GB

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MC231108(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channelThese feature makes it easy for members see to scheduled channel meetings.
Select new tab+ at the top of the channel
Find and add Channel calendar from available apps
Teams automatically creates a new post when a channel meeting is created. It will appear in the activity feed and/or in a banner notification depending on users notification settings. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar.
Note; the channel calendar is available only to team members. Guest users cannot access the channel calendar app.
This feature makes it easy for members to see scheduled channel meetings.
Select new tab+ at the top of the channel
Find and add Channel calendar from available apps
Teams automatically creates a new post when a channel meeting is created. It will appear in the activity feed and/or in a banner notification depending on users notification settings. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar.
Note; the channel calendar is available only to team members. Guest users cannot access the channel calendar app.
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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC230158(Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environmentsDeploy Project to multiple environments(Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environmentsN/A
MC231108(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channelAdd a shared calendar to a Teams channel(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channelN/A

CW52 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC231108(Updated) Add a shared calendar to a Teams channelStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC231135Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current ChannelStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC231140New meeting options for managing large Teams meetings in Outlook for WindowsStay InformedExchange Online, Microsoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC231184Power Platform - Update to Add-CustomConnectorToPolicy data loss prevention (DLP) PowerShell cmdletStay InformedDynamics 365, Microsoft Power Automate, Power AppsFalseN/A
MC231194Outlook on the web: Extension of suggested replies worldwideStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC231204Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) to include runtime inspection of Excel 4.0 macros (XLM)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteTrue01/31/2021
MC231205Introducing Approvals in Microsoft TeamsStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalse01/12/2021
MC231356Microsoft 365 informed network routing (public preview)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC231359Branch office survivability for Teams customers that have configured voice resiliencyStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A

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