2021 CW 03 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 01/11/2021 to 01/17/2021

61 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 15 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC Action changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201612 Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream migration: retirement date and timelines Awareness N/A
MC202803 New feature: Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview Awareness N/A
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams Awareness N/A
MC218794 TLS 1.0 and 1.1 retirement date in Office 365 to be October 15, 2020 Action 10/15/2020
MC219211 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Graph Action N/A
MC219493 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Authentication Library Action N/A
MC219641 Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months Awareness N/A
MC220490 Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and for using Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11 Awareness N/A
MC220545 (Updated) Improvements to optional diagnostic data collection to better diagnose issues in Office Awareness N/A
MC220851 Application Guard for Office available in public preview Awareness N/A
MC220987 (Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings Awareness N/A
MC221732 (Updated) New Feature: Inline message translation for Android Awareness N/A
MC222346 (Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification Awareness N/A
MC222492 Use Power BI along with Excel to increase productivity Awareness N/A
MC222818 (Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncing Action N/A
MC223426 (Updated) Retirement of Advanced eDiscovery 1.0 Action N/A
MC224343 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout Rooms Awareness N/A
MC224422 (Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in Teams Awareness N/A
MC224713 Increasing team membership to 25,000 members per team Awareness N/A
MC225010 Microsoft 365 Defender: Threat protection product rebranding Awareness N/A
MC225329 (Updated) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the web Awareness N/A
MC225373 Skype for Business admin center retirement Action 12/01/2020
MC225570 Reminder: Microsoft Teams web app to no longer support IE 11 after November 30, 2020 Action 11/30/2020
MC225591 Intune certificate updates: Action may be required for continued connectivity Action 12/31/2020
MC225995 Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings Awareness 11/19/2020
MC226053 Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new Yammer Awareness N/A
MC226346 (Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirement Action N/A
MC226884 Azure SSL/TLS Certificate Changes Action N/A
MC227096 Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams Awareness N/A
MC227102 New immersive experience for Yammer live events attendees Awareness N/A
MC227106 UX changes to data sources tab for cases in Advanced eDiscovery Awareness N/A
MC227199 Restrict sign-in to specific accounts in Microsoft Teams desktop Awareness N/A
MC227304 Introducing smart backgrounds for Planner Awareness N/A
MC227447 List rules make it easy to set up notifications of changes Awareness N/A
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event Awareness N/A
MC228536 Known Issue: Intune Enrollment MDM Certificate Missing on Co-Managed Devices Awareness N/A
MC228674 Exchange Online monitoring in the Microsoft 365 admin center (preview) Awareness N/A
MC229058 Planner tasks storage location update Awareness N/A
MC229142 Known Issue - Network Admins need to be Group Admins to manage Connected Groups (Communities backed by M365 groups) Awareness N/A
MC229724 Announcing public preview of guest support in Yammer (native mode) Awareness N/A
MC229932 Microsoft Defender ATP Service health Communications Awareness N/A
MC229944 We're introducing recommended bookmarks for Microsoft Search Answers Awareness N/A
MC230072 Action Required: Ensuring customers are protected from Solorigate Action N/A
MC230157 Deploy and use Forms in PowerPoint Awareness N/A
MC230158 (Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environments Awareness N/A
MC230569 Collect and review encrypted content with Advanced eDiscovery Awareness N/A
MC230715 Known issue: Certain notification settings may not take effect Awareness N/A
MC230717 Attack Simulator retirement Awareness N/A
MC230753 Updates to Microsoft Forms phishing activity notifications Awareness N/A
MC230772 Feature update for the Office 365 tab of the Enterprise new tab page in Edge Awareness N/A
MC232035 Teams auto attendant Island mode transfer behavior change Awareness N/A
MC232965 Microsoft Teams: Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac Awareness N/A
MC233430 Suggested communities on home page, new community creation, and improved pinned conversation treatment Awareness N/A
MC234048 Microsoft Teams connector apps webhook URL security improvement Awareness N/A

MC Category changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC201612 Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream migration: retirement date and timelines Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC202803 New feature: Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC218732 (Updated) New file sharing experience in Teams Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC218794 TLS 1.0 and 1.1 retirement date in Office 365 to be October 15, 2020 Plan For Change PlanForChange 10/15/2020
MC219211 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Graph Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC219493 Upgrade your applications to use Microsoft Authentication Library Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC219641 Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC220490 Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and for using Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11 Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC220545 (Updated) Improvements to optional diagnostic data collection to better diagnose issues in Office Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC220851 Application Guard for Office available in public preview Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC220987 (Updated) Introducing live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC221732 (Updated) New Feature: Inline message translation for Android Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC222346 (Update) Teams meetings, end of meeting notification Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC222492 Use Power BI along with Excel to increase productivity Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC222818 (Updated) Starting February 1, 2021 use the new, more performant and reliable OneDrive Sync Client for syncing Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC223426 (Updated) Retirement of Advanced eDiscovery 1.0 Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC224343 (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Virtual Breakout Rooms Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC224422 (Updated) Windows 10 native notifications in Teams Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC224713 Increasing team membership to 25,000 members per team Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC225010 Microsoft 365 Defender: Threat protection product rebranding Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC225329 (Updated) Theme and Fluent icon updates in Teams on the web Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC225373 Skype for Business admin center retirement Plan For Change PlanForChange 12/01/2020
MC225570 Reminder: Microsoft Teams web app to no longer support IE 11 after November 30, 2020 Plan For Change PlanForChange 11/30/2020
MC225591 Intune certificate updates: Action may be required for continued connectivity Prevent or Fix Issues PreventOrFixIssue 12/31/2020
MC225995 Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings Stay Informed StayInformed 11/19/2020
MC226053 Yammer embed widgets will be upgraded to the new Yammer Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC226346 (Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirement Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC226884 Azure SSL/TLS Certificate Changes Prevent or Fix Issues PreventOrFixIssue N/A
MC227096 Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC227102 New immersive experience for Yammer live events attendees Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC227106 UX changes to data sources tab for cases in Advanced eDiscovery Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC227199 Restrict sign-in to specific accounts in Microsoft Teams desktop Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC227304 Introducing smart backgrounds for Planner Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC227447 List rules make it easy to set up notifications of changes Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC228536 Known Issue: Intune Enrollment MDM Certificate Missing on Co-Managed Devices Prevent or Fix Issues PreventOrFixIssue N/A
MC228674 Exchange Online monitoring in the Microsoft 365 admin center (preview) Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC229058 Planner tasks storage location update Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC229142 Known Issue - Network Admins need to be Group Admins to manage Connected Groups (Communities backed by M365 groups) Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC229724 Announcing public preview of guest support in Yammer (native mode) Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC229932 Microsoft Defender ATP Service health Communications Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC229944 We're introducing recommended bookmarks for Microsoft Search Answers Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230072 Action Required: Ensuring customers are protected from Solorigate Prevent or Fix Issues PreventOrFixIssue N/A
MC230157 Deploy and use Forms in PowerPoint Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230158 (Updated) Deploy Project to multiple environments Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230569 Collect and review encrypted content with Advanced eDiscovery Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230715 Known issue: Certain notification settings may not take effect Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230717 Attack Simulator retirement Plan For Change PlanForChange N/A
MC230753 Updates to Microsoft Forms phishing activity notifications Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC230772 Feature update for the Office 365 tab of the Enterprise new tab page in Edge Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC232035 Teams auto attendant Island mode transfer behavior change Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC232965 Microsoft Teams: Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC233430 Suggested communities on home page, new community creation, and improved pinned conversation treatment Stay Informed StayInformed N/A
MC234048 Microsoft Teams connector apps webhook URL security improvement Stay Informed StayInformed N/A

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event 2021-02-28T08;00;00Z 2021-03-31T08;00;00Z N/A
MC228909 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center 2021-02-16T08;00;00Z 2021-03-05T08;00;00Z N/A
MC230176 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 2021-05-31T07;00;00Z 2021-01-14T07;00;00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event We will begin rolling out the updated Teams app for iPad in early January and expect the rollout to be complete late January 2021. We will begin rolling out the updated Teams app for iPad in early February (previously January) and expect the rollout to be complete late February (previously January). N/A
MC228909 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center We will begin rollout in mid-December and expected to complete it by early January. We will begin rollout in mid-December and expected to complete it by early January.
For GCC-High and DoD the rollout will complete in early February.
N/A
MC230176 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68747 68747
Timeline; Available starting early February 2021 and completing rollout by end of April
Requirement; Users with MyAnalytics license can access the features within the Insights Teams app
Roll-Out; Insights will be available as a Teams Personal app but will not be directly installed for your users.
Admin Control; via the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps Teams admin center
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68747 68747
Timeline; We will communicate via Message center when details are available.
Requirement; Users with MyAnalytics license can access the features within the Insights Teams app
Roll-Out; Insights will be available as a Teams Personal app but will not be directly installed for your users.
Admin Control; via the https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps Teams admin center
N/A
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels Timing; mid-February through end of March 2021
Roll-out; tenant level
Action; review and assess (or other)
Timing; mid-February through end of March 2021
Roll-out; tenant level
Action; review and assess (or other)
N/A

MC IsMajorChange changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC233437 Reminder - Retirement of SiteMailboxes in SharePoint Online False True N/A
MC233843 Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites False True N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC224417 (Updated) Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences For Microsoft 365 Monthly Enterprise Channel and Semi-Annual Channel customers, we are changing how Outlook add-ins behave when the https://docs.microsoft.com/deployoffice/privacy/optional-connected-experiences optional connected experiences privacy setting has been disabled in your tenant. This feature has already rolled out to the Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel (version 2008, build 13127.20296).
Key points
Timing; Monthly Channel; mid-September 2020
Monthly Enterprise Channel; mid-October 2020
Semi-Annual Channel; early January 2021
Rollout; tenant level
Action; review and assess
Updated January 12, 2021; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.
For Microsoft 365 Monthly Enterprise Channel and Semi-Annual Channel customers, we are changing how Outlook add-ins behave when the https://docs.microsoft.com/deployoffice/privacy/optional-connected-experiences optional connected experiences privacy setting has been disabled in your tenant. This feature has already rolled out to the Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel (version 2008, build 13127.20296).
Key points
Timing; Monthly Channel; mid-September 2020
Monthly Enterprise Channel; mid-October 2020
Semi-Annual Channel; early January 2021
Rollout; tenant level
Action; review and assess
N/A
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event Live event presenters will soon be able to use an iPad to make a presentation.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68846 Roadmap ID 68846.
Updated January 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Live event presenters will soon be able to use an iPad to make a presentation.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68846 Roadmap ID 68846.
N/A
MC228909 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center You will soon be able to manage Exact Data Match (EDM) from Microsoft 365 compliance center, providing an alternative to using PowerShell.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67100 Roadmap ID 67100.
Updated January 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below with more details for GCC-High and DoD customers. Thank you for your patience.
You will soon be able to manage Exact Data Match (EDM) from Microsoft 365 compliance center, providing an alternative to using PowerShell.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=67100 Roadmap ID 67100.
N/A
MC230065 (Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement We will be retiring the Skype for Business Online Connector on February 15, 2021 for all Skype for Business Online or Teams customers. This will simplify the admin experience by moving to a single PowerShell module for managing Skype for Business Online and Teams. Moving forward use the Teams PowerShell module, which is where we will continue to invest. Updated January 12, 2021; We have updated the post with additional details for clarity.
Skype for Business Online Connector will no longer be available for download after February 15, 2021.
Teams PowerShell module is where we will continue to invest. All new features, bug fixes and improvements will be delivered via Teams PowerShell module.
02/15/2021
MC230176 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 The https://aka.ms/InsightsDocumentation style= Insights app in Teams provides personalized insights to improve productivity and wellbeing and data-driven recommendations to help you build better work habits. Updated January 12, 2021; 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.
The https://aka.ms/InsightsDocumentation style= Insights app in Teams provides personalized insights to improve productivity and wellbeing and data-driven recommendations to help you build better work habits.
N/A
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels This feature update does not apply to EDU tenants.
We are updating how the Teams channel header displays hierarchical sensitivity labels to provide improved exposure to the confidentiality status of content in a channel.
Updated January 15, 2021; We have updated the content for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
This feature update does not apply to EDU tenants.
We are updating how the Teams channel header displays hierarchical sensitivity labels to provide improved exposure to the confidentiality status of content in a channel.
N/A

MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC224417 (Updated) Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences Admin impact,Feature update,User impact Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event Feature update,User impact Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A
MC228909 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center Admin impact,Feature update Admin impact,Feature update,Updated message N/A
MC230065 (Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement Admin impact,Retirement Admin impact,Retirement,Updated message 02/15/2021
MC230176 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 Admin impact,New feature Admin impact,New feature,Updated message N/A
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels Feature update,User impact Feature update,Updated message,User impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC230065 (Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement Administrators will no longer be able to download and use the Skype for Business Online Connector to manage online organizations and users after this change is implemented. Administrators can continue to use Skype for Business Online Connector till July 31, 2021 but after Feb 15, 2021 will not be able to download the module.
We recommend using Teams PowerShell module for all existing and future needs.
02/15/2021
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels Currently, the Teams channel header displays the child label for hierarchical sensitivity labels (e.g., Confidential ; Finance) in the channel header. We will now display the child label rather than the parent label. In this example, Confidential ; Finance, we will display Confidential in the channel header rather than Finance.
This will provide improved exposure to confidentiality status of content in the channel.
Currently, the Teams channel header displays the child label for hierarchical sensitivity labels (e.g., Confidential ; Finance) in the channel header. We will now display the parent label rather than the child label. In this example, Confidential ; Finance, we will display Confidential in the channel header rather than Finance.
This will provide improved exposure to confidentiality status of content in the channel.
N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC224417 (Updated) Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences (Updated) Outlook add-ins and optional connected experiences N/A
MC228362 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: use an iPad to present in a live event Microsoft Teams; use an iPad to present in a live event (Updated) Microsoft Teams; use an iPad to present in a live event N/A
MC228909 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center Microsoft Information Protection; manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection; manage Exact Data Match in Microsoft 365 compliance center N/A
MC230065 (Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement Skype for Business Online Connector retirement (Updated) Skype for Business Online Connector retirement 02/15/2021
MC230176 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 (Updated) Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available starting February 2021 N/A
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels N/A

MC Urgency changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC230072 Action Required: Ensuring customers are protected from Solorigate Critical Normal N/A

MC Workload Display Names changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC223426 (Updated) Retirement of Advanced eDiscovery 1.0 Exchange Online,Exchange Online Protection Exchange Online N/A
MC226346 (Updated) Data Investigations Preview retirement Exchange Online,Exchange Online Protection Exchange Online N/A

CW03 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC233843 Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites Stay Informed SharePoint Online True N/A
MC233909 Microsoft Secure Score and Microsoft Teams integration Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC233962 Microsoft Teams: User feedback improvements Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC234048 Microsoft Teams connector apps webhook URL security improvement Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC234077 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC234129 Outlook on the web - Message reminders Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC234234 Task publishing feature for frontline organizations now available in Microsoft Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams, Planner False N/A
MC234245 Introducing history menu in Microsoft Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC234252 Reminder: Configuration Change in Guest access for Microsoft Teams Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False 02/08/2021
MC234256 (Updated) Change in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels Stay Informed Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC234263 Updated subject lines for email communications from Message center Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC234381 New usage report for Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365 admin center Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC234414 Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Lists: column settings in Grid view Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC234416 Microsoft Lists and SharePoint Lists: Support for thousands separator in Number column Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC234534 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support Android 6.x and higher in April Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A

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