2021 CW 20 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 05/10/2021 to 05/16/2021

12 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 20 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

Please note: Only common Message Center messages are in this list you should always check your Message Center for additional messages

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC244599(Updated) De-identify personally identifiable information in Teams admin usage reports2021-06-18T07;00;00Z2021-06-01T07;00;00ZN/A
MC251564(Updated) Organizers can lock meetings2021-06-30T07;00;00Z2021-07-30T07;00;00ZN/A
MC255068(Updated) Together Mode generally available2021-08-20T07;00;00Z2021-07-16T07;00;00ZN/A
MC242587(Updated) Increasing interactive meeting participants and chat from 300 to 10002021-06-30T07;00;00Z2021-06-15T07;00;00ZN/A
MC244749(Updated) New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policy2021-06-10T07;00;00Z2021-07-16T07;00;00ZN/A
MC248395(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting ID2021-06-11T07;00;00Z2021-07-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC254429(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information types2021-07-02T07;00;00Z2021-07-31T07;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC250959(Updated) New conditions available for auto-labeling in Exchange Online Rollout will begin in mid-May (previously late April) and is expected to be complete by late June (previously late May).

Rollout will begin in late May (previously mid-May) and is expected to be complete by late June (previously late May).

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MC251564(Updated) Organizers can lock meetings We will begin rolling out in mid-May and expect to complete by the end of May.

We will begin rolling out at the end of May (previously mid-May) and expect to complete by mid-June (previously end of May).

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MC255068(Updated) Together Mode generally availableRemoval of the Preview label;
Standard release will begin at the end of May and complete by early June.
GCC will start in early June and complete by early July.
Removal of the Preview label;
Standard and GCC release will begin mid-May (previously end of May) and complete by early June.
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MC243944Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news postsRollout begins with Targeted release (select user and organization) in mid-March and ends withStandard release in mid-June

Rollout begins with Targeted release (select user and organization) in mid-March and ends with Standard release in mid-June

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MC244749(Updated) New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policy Rollout will begin in mid-April and is expected to be complete by early May.

Rollout will begin in mid-April and is expected to be complete by mid-June (previously early May).

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MC248395(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting IDMicrosoft 365https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80668 Roadmap ID 80668.
Timing; We will begin rolling this out in early May and expect to complete rollout by late May 2021.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess

Microsoft 365https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80668 Roadmap ID 80668.
Timing; We will begin rolling this out in early June (previously early May) and expect to complete rollout by early July (previously late May).
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control
Action; review and assess

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MC254429(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesRollout will begin in early May and is expected to be complete by end of May 2021.Rollout will begin at the end of May (previously early May) and is expected to be complete by end of June (previously end of May).N/A

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC244599(Updated) De-identify personally identifiable information in Teams admin usage reportsUpdated April 09, 2021; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable. Additionally, we have added a link for more information.

Usage reports in Teams admin center currently exposes user identifiable information like AAD Id, User name, email etc. in various reports (like Teams user activity, device usage reports )

Currently, M365 admin center Teams usage report has capability to de-identify personal information which is present in usage reports available in M365 admin center (see more). However, these settings don?t apply to usage reports available in Teams admin center.

We are introducing a capability where Global admin can de-identify PII information in Teams usage reports based on Anonymization setting available in M365 admin center. This will help global administrators to hide Personally identifiable information of users in your organization.

Updated May 11, 2021; We have updated this post with additional screenshots for more detail.

Usage reports in Teams admin center currently exposes user identifiable information like AAD Id, User name, email etc. in various reports (like Teams user activity, device usage reports )

Currently, M365 admin center Teams usage report has capability to de-identify personal information which is present in usage reports available in M365 admin center (see more). However, these settings don?t apply to usage reports available in Teams admin center.

We are introducing a capability where Global admin can de-identify PII information in Teams usage reports based on Anonymization setting available in M365 admin center. This will help global administrators to hide Personally identifiable information of users in your organization.

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MC250959(Updated) New conditions available for auto-labeling in Exchange OnlineUpdated April 29, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This update introduces new conditions for auto-labeling in Exchange Online. A policy can now apply a label to mail based on sender, recipient, subject, or header matches without requiring you to scan for sensitive content.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=72225 Roadmap ID 72225.

Updated May 11, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This update introduces new conditions for auto-labeling in Exchange Online. A policy can now apply a label to mail based on sender, recipient, subject, or header matches without requiring you to scan for sensitive content.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=72225 Roadmap ID 72225.

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MC251564(Updated) Organizers can lock meetingsWithin the desktop app in-meeting experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts.
Users attempting to join a locked meeting by any means (e.g. from web, desktop, mobile, PSTN, and devices) will not be able to do so. There will be a message to say that the meeting is locked.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=80669 80669

Updated May 11, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Within the desktop app in-meeting experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts.
Users attempting to join a locked meeting by any means (e.g. from web, desktop, mobile, PSTN, and devices) will not be able to do so. There will be a message to say that the meeting is locked.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=80669 80669

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MC255068(Updated) Together Mode generally availableGeneral availability of Together Mode and removal of the Preview label.Updated May 11, 2021; We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
General availability of Together Mode and removal of the Preview label.
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MC240160(Updated) Reminder: Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365This message post is a reminder of the ongoing progress of retiring TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols in Microsoft 365.

As previously communicated (MC126199 in Dec 2017, MC128929 in Feb 2018, MC186827 in July 2019, and MC218794 in July 2020), we are moving all our online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best in class encryption, and to ensure our services is more secure by default. The changes to enforce TLS1.2+ in our service started on October 15, 2020 and will continue to propagate through all Microsoft 365 environments for the next few months. If you have not taken steps to prepare for this change, your connectivity to Microsoft 365 might be impacted.

Note; If your organization has already taken steps to migrate from TLS 1.0 and 1.1, you can safely disregard this message

Updated May 12, 2021; We have updated this post with additional details and resources.
In the upcoming days, we will be completing the changes to disable TLS1.0/1.1 protocols for OneDrive and SharePoint in M365 as we have previously communicated via multiple Message Center posts. If you experience any of the following error messages, It might be related to this change. Please take immediate action to complete the remediation steps as soon as possible to avoid usage interruption. Here is a list of common error codes likely caused by incomplete remediation to prepare for the TLS enforcement change.
Window 7 and Window 8 Machine or Window 2018 server OneDrive Sync Client error; 0x8004de40 when log in or try to connect via OneDrive. 'https://support.microsoft.com/office/error-code-0x8004deb4-when-signing-in-to-onedrive-e8a8d97c-a87e-4dda-a67e-bae4fef05dcb' target=blank;Error Code; 0x8004deb4 when signing in to OneDrive and 'https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/troubleshoot/administration/authentication-errors-windows7' target=blank;Authentication errors when connecting to SharePoint or OneDrive from Windows 8 or 7
Application error; System.Net.WebException; The underlying connection was closed; Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC
An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host; 'https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/prepare-tls-1.2-in-office-365?view=o365-worldwide' target=blank;Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC
Connection disconnected; Unexpected error occurred when sending; 'https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/prepare-tls-1.2-in-office-365?view=o365-worldwide' target=blank;Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC
Token request failed; 'https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/troubleshoot/administration/authentication-errors-tls12-support' target=blank;Authentication errors occur when client doesn't have TLS 1.2 support
Authentication error; 'https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/troubleshoot/administration/authentication-errors-tls12-support' target=blank;Authentication errors occur when client doesn't have TLS 1.2 support

This message post is a reminder of the ongoing progress of retiring TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols in Microsoft 365.

As previously communicated (MC126199 in Dec 2017, MC128929 in Feb 2018, MC186827 in July 2019, and MC218794 in July 2020), we are moving all our online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best in class encryption, and to ensure our services is more secure by default. The changes to enforce TLS1.2+ in our service started on October 15, 2020 and will continue to propagate through all Microsoft 365 environments for the next few months. If you have not taken steps to prepare for this change, your connectivity to Microsoft 365 might be impacted.

Note; If your organization has already taken steps to migrate from TLS 1.0 and 1.1, you can safely disregard this message

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MC242587(Updated) Increasing interactive meeting participants and chat from 300 to 1000p;Updated April 22, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, we allow only 300 users to be added to interactive meetings. We are going to increase the meeting participant and chat size from 300 to 1000.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65951 65951 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68844 68844

p;Updated May 13, 2021; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.

Currently, we allow only 300 users to be added to interactive meetings. We are going to increase the meeting participant and chat size from 300 to 1000.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=65951 65951 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=featureid=68844 68844

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MC243944Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news postsThe Microsoft Immersive Reader, which is currently built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft apps, will soon be available for SharePoint pages and news posts.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=70737 Roadmap ID 70737.

Updated May 13, 2021; We are pleased to announce that this feature has completed rolling out and is available in your organization as applicable.
Thank you for your patience.

The Microsoft Immersive Reader, which is currently built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft apps, will soon be available for SharePoint pages and news posts.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=searchterms=70737 Roadmap ID 70737.

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MC244749(Updated) New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policyNew capabilities coming soon to the communication compliance solution in the https://compliance.microsoft.com target=_blank =;Microsoft 365 compliance center will give you additional guidance and control over your policy settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68687 Roadmap ID 68687.

Updated May 13, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

New capabilities coming soon to the communication compliance solution in the https://compliance.microsoft.com target=_blank =;Microsoft 365 compliance center will give you additional guidance and control over your policy settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=68687 Roadmap ID 68687.

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MC248395(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting IDThis release of Microsoft Teams Meeting ID will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by entering a digital ID.Updated May 13, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This release of Microsoft Teams Meeting ID will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by entering a digital ID.

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MC252056(Updated) Office App for Desktop ImprovementsThe new version of the Office App for Desktop will bring improved performance, reliability, and includes the ability to open multiple instances of the app at the same time.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70811 Roadmap ID 70811.
Updated May 13, 2021; We have updated the content below for additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback.

The new version of the Office App for Windows has improved performance, reliability, and includes the ability to open multiple instances of the app.
This update is specifically for the Office app on Windows and does not impact individual applications within the Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc). This update contains an update to the app header, and users can now open more than one app window at a time. Performance updates include efficiency improvements, like faster app loading time. This update should not impact the end user experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70811 Roadmap ID 70811.

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MC254429(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesAs previously messaged in (MC232031) and (MC233488), as part of your data classification efforts in the Microsoft 365 compliance center you can now customize built-in classifiers (sensitive information types) to meet your organization's needs. We are rolling out some minor feature updates to enhance this customization experience.Updated May 13, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

As previously messaged in (MC232031) and (MC233488), as part of your data classification efforts in the Microsoft 365 compliance center you can now customize built-in classifiers (sensitive information types) to meet your organization's needs. We are rolling out some minor feature updates to enhance this customization experience.

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC251564(Updated) Organizers can lock meetingsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC255068(Updated) Together Mode generally availableNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC240160(Updated) Reminder: Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365Admin impact,Retirement,User impactAdmin impact,Retirement,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC243944Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news postsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC244749(Updated) New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policyAdmin impact,Feature updateAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated messageN/A
MC248395(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting IDNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC252056(Updated) Office App for Desktop ImprovementsFeature update,User impactFeature update,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC254429(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesAdmin impact,Feature update,User impactAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC244599(Updated) De-identify personally identifiable information in Teams admin usage reportsThis change will de-identify the personally identifiable information in Teams user activity report Teams device usage report based on whether the de-identification setting is turned ON/OFF in M365 admin center (refer above screenshot). Currently, Only Global administrator role have access to this setting and is permissible to turn it ON/OFF.

Please note ; Current DEFAULT behavior of this setting in the Microsoft 365 admin center is OFF. Which means, Personal information will be displayed in clear text if Global administrator does not make any changes to this setting.
Changes to Teams user activity report in Teams admin center; If the de-identification setting is ON, Following changes are expected -

Report UI changes ? Display name column information will be de-identified.<Detailed table of change with screenshot will be added here;
Report Export changes ? ID, DisplayName and UserName columns information will be de-identified.<Detailed table of change with screenshot will be added here;
Changes to Teams device usage report in Teams admin center; If the de-identification setting is ON, Following changes are expected ?

Report UI changes ? Display name column information will be de-identified

Report Export changes ? ID, DisplayName and UserName columns information will be de-identified.

How these changes will benefit you;

Global administrators will have more control over the Personally identifiable information in Teams admin center usage repots.

This will be useful where teams users are concerned about monitoring and tracking based on personally identifiable data (By Providing de-identifiable capabilities)

This change will de-identify the personally identifiable information in Teams user activity report Teams device usage report based on whether the de-identification setting is turned ON/OFF in M365 admin center (refer above screenshot). Currently, Only Global administrator role have access to this setting and is permissible to turn it ON/OFF.

Please note ; Current DEFAULT behavior of this setting in the Microsoft 365 admin center is OFF. Which means, Personal information will be displayed in clear text if Global administrator does not make any changes to this setting.
Changes to Teams user activity report in Teams admin center; If the de-identification setting is ON, Following changes are expected -

Report UI changes ? Display name column information will be de-identified.

Report Export changes ? ID, DisplayName and UserName columns information will be de-identified.
Changes to Teams device usage report in Teams admin center; If the de-identification setting is ON, Following changes are expected ?

Report UI changes ? Display name column information will be de-identified

Report Export changes ? ID, DisplayName and UserName columns information will be de-identified.

How these changes will benefit you;

Global administrators will have more control over the Personally identifiable information in Teams admin center usage repots.

This will be useful where teams users are concerned about monitoring and tracking based on personally identifiable data (By Providing de-identifiable capabilities)

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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC251564(Updated) Organizers can lock meetingsOrganizers can lock meetings(Updated) Organizers can lock meetingsN/A
MC255068(Updated) Together Mode generally availableTogether Mode generally available(Updated) Together Mode generally availableN/A
MC240160(Updated) Reminder: Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365Reminder; Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365(Updated) Reminder; Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Microsoft 365N/A
MC244749(Updated) New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policyNew for Communication Compliance; policy health check and ability to pause policy(Updated) New for Communication Compliance; policy health check and ability to pause policyN/A
MC248395(Updated) Teams: Join a meeting with digital meeting IDTeams; Join a meeting with digital meeting ID(Updated) Teams; Join a meeting with digital meeting IDN/A
MC252056(Updated) Office App for Desktop ImprovementsOffice App for Desktop Improvements(Updated) Office App for Desktop ImprovementsN/A
MC254429(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesAnnouncing new options for custom sensitive information types(Updated) Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesN/A

MC Workload Display Names changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC2502662021 release wave 1 automatic updateDynamics 365 Apps,Microsoft Power AutomateDynamics 365 Apps,Microsoft Power Automate,Power AppsN/A

CW20 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC255535Notifications pane in Outlook for Web will now be titled 'Activity'Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 Apps, Microsoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC255536Group chat with external users in Teams GAStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC255537Floor Plans for workspace booking in mobile devicesStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC255538Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documentsStay InformedOneDrive for Business, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC255540Continuous access evaluation on by defaultPlan For ChangeIdentity ServiceTrue06/15/2021
MC255642Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC255693OneDrive: iOS - Jump to Page for PDF viewingStay InformedOneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC255694OneDrive: Android - Jump to Page for PDF viewingStay InformedOneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC255695Setting to turn off/on comments for a listStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC255721Dynamics 365 ? Service Update 21052 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC256025Outlook - new position for Send button in iOSStay InformedExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC256027Opt-out from Multi-Window ProducerStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC256030New Permissions management page in Microsoft 365 compliance centerStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC256459Announcing PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availabilityStay InformedMicrosoft 365 Apps, Office for the webFalseN/A
MC256460SharePoint admin center: New homepage insights dashboardStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC256463Reminder: Retiring Delve mobile for iOS and AndroidPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC256472SharePoint news in the Yammer feedStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC256473Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Introducing Advanced Delivery for Phishing Simulations and SecOps MailboxesPlan For ChangeExchange OnlineTrue06/25/2021
MC256476Migrate content from Dropbox to Microsoft 365Stay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC256505New Filters Public Preview is Now AvailableStay InformedMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A

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