2021 CW 23 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 05/31/2021 to 06/06/2021

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 21 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
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App2021-07-08T07;00;00Z2021-08-20T07;00;00ZN/A
MC252704(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows2021-07-31T07;00;00Z2021-08-20T07;00;00ZN/A
MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Mac2021-07-14T07;00;00Z2021-08-20T07;00;00ZN/A
MC258229(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams2021-07-10T07;00;00Z2021-07-16T07;00;00ZN/A
MC249248(Updated) SharePoint site templates2021-07-29T07;00;00Z2021-08-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC257468(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists2021-06-30T07;00;00Z2021-08-06T07;00;00ZN/A
MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App2021-08-07T07;00;00Z2021-08-31T07;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App We will begin rolling this out in early May and complete rollout by mid-May.
Government; will begin rollout in late May and complete rollout by early June.

We will begin rolling this out in early May and complete rollout by mid-July (previously mid-May).

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MC252704(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows We will begin rolling this out in mid-May and expect to complete the roll-out late June (previously late May).

We will begin rolling this out to Standard release in mid-May and expect to complete the roll-out late June (previously late May).
We will begin rolling this out to Government in late June and expect to complete in mid-July.

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MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacWe will begin rolling this out in early June and expect to complete the roll-out late June.

We will begin rolling this out in late June (previously early June) and expect to complete the roll-out mid-July (previously late June).

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MC258229(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in TeamsWe will begin rolling this out in late May and expect to complete rollout early June.We will begin rolling this out in early June (previously late May) and expect to complete rollout mid-June (previously early June).N/A
MC259296(Updated) Plan for Change: Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and SecurityIf you are using Basic Mobility and Security to deploy email profiles to devices, these profiles will be automatically updated to Modern Authentication protocols on July 1, 2021.
Note; End users on iOS will be prompted to re-enter their username and password to continue receiving email on their device.
If you are using Basic Mobility and Security to deploy email profiles to devices, these profiles will be automatically updated to Modern Authentication protocols; we will communicate a new timeline when we are ready to proceed.
Note; End users on iOS will be prompted to re-enter their username and password to continue receiving email on their device.
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MC249248(Updated) SharePoint site templatesTargeted Releases (selected users and organizations); rolling out from late May (previously late April) to mid-June (previously mid-May).
Standard Release; rolling out from mid-June (previously mid-May) to late June.
We will begin rolling out for Targeted Releases (selected users and organizations) in late June (previously May) and will complete for Standard Release in late July (previously late June).N/A
MC257468(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists Targeted release will begin rolling out in early June 2021 and will be complete by mid-June 2021.
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin in mid-June 2021 and be complete by end of June 2021.

Targeted release will begin rolling out in mid-June (previously early June) and will be complete by the end of June (previously mid-June).
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin at the end of June (previously mid-June) and be complete by early July (end of June).

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MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App Retirement of Yammer Desktop App
Timing;New Yammer Desktop experience (PWA) will be available at the end of March.
Communities App in Teams is currently available for users.
Block new downloads of current experience; April 1st, 2021
Retirement of current experience; June 30th, 2021
Retirement of Yammer Desktop App
Timing;New Yammer Desktop experience (PWA) will be available at the end of March.
Communities App in Teams is currently available for users.
Block new downloads of current experience; April 1st, 2021
Retirement of current experience; July 31st (previously June 30th)
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MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web AppThis new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80600 Roadmap ID 80600.

Updated June 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80600 Roadmap ID 80600.

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MC252704(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for WindowsUpdated May 27, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Windows. Clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80599 Roadmap ID 80599.

Updated June 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Windows. Clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=80599 Roadmap ID 80599.

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MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacThis new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Mac. Clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=82712 target=_blank style=;Roadmap ID 82712

Updated June 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Mac. Clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=82712 target=_blank style=;Roadmap ID 82712

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MC258229(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in TeamsThis new release will allow users to use a virtual laser pointer and make ink annotations when presenting through PowerPoint Live in Teams. Just as a presenter would use a physical laser pointer in a room, PowerPoint Live allows users to highlight by pointing at different places or data so the audience can easily follow along. This is rolling out on Microsoft Teams desktop, web and Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=81966 Roadmap ID 81966.

Updated June 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new release will allow users to use a virtual laser pointer and make ink annotations when presenting through PowerPoint Live in Teams. Just as a presenter would use a physical laser pointer in a room, PowerPoint Live allows users to highlight by pointing at different places or data so the audience can easily follow along. This is rolling out on Microsoft Teams desktop, web and Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=81966 Roadmap ID 81966.

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MC259296(Updated) Plan for Change: Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and SecurityPreviously mentioned in MC248393, Exchange Online announced that it would be ending support for Basic Authentication. You can learn more https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-and-exchange-online-february-2021-update/ba-p/2111904 here. In response to this change, we will be updating all email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and Security to switch from Basic Authentication to Modern Authentication on July 1, 2021.Updated June 02, 2021; This change has been put on hold and we will update the timeline when we have additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Previously mentioned in MC248393, Exchange Online announced that it would be ending support for Basic Authentication. You can learn more https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-and-exchange-online-february-2021-update/ba-p/2111904 here. In response to this change, we will be updating all email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and Security to switch from Basic Authentication to Modern Authentication.
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MC259297(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredAs outlined in MC243041 (March '21) we will be retiring support for tenant background images. Instead we recommend the utilization of the improvements we've made to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/setup/customize-your-organization-theme Organizational Theming.

Note; If you organization is not using tenant background images you can safely disregard this message.

Updated June 02, 2021; We have updated this post to provide more clarity on the change. Thank you for your feedback.

Note; organization branding applied to Azure Active Directory sign-in pages are NOT impacted by this change.

As outlined in MC243041 (March '21) we will be retiring support for navigation bar tenant background image. Instead we recommend the utilization of the improvements we've made to https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/setup/customize-your-organization-theme Organizational Theming. This change is strictly for the navigation bar.

Note; If you organization is not using navigation bar tenant background images you can safely disregard this message.

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MC249248(Updated) SharePoint site templatesUpdated April 29, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new SharePoint release of scenario-based site templates will help you expand what?s possible with content, pages, and web parts while helping you quickly get started building your own site. Each template contains pre-populated content and web parts that are fully customizable to meet the needs of your organization. This is rolling out on SharePoint Online and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70574 Roadmap ID 70574.

Updated June 03, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new SharePoint release of scenario-based site templates will help you expand what?s possible with content, pages, and web parts while helping you quickly get started building your own site. Each template contains pre-populated content and web parts that are fully customizable to meet the needs of your organization. This is rolling out on SharePoint Online and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70574 Roadmap ID 70574.

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MC257468(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft ListsPower Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes; small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=81986 Roadmap ID 81986

Updated June 03, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes; small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=81986 Roadmap ID 81986

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MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop AppAs https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1688689 announced at Ignite and MC226941 (November '20) the new Yammer experience and capabilities will now be available to our current Yammer Desktop App users, either through the Communities App in Teams or the new Yammer Desktop experience in the form of a Progressive Web App (PWA). The new installable Yammer Desktop Application (PWA) will be released by the end of March 2021 to all customers and the Communities App in Teams is already available for all users to download. We will be retiring the current Yammer Desktop Application on June 30th, 2021.

Updated June 04, 2021; We have updated the timing below. Thank you for your patience.
As https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-at-microsoft-ignite-2020/ba-p/1688689 announced at Ignite and MC226941 (November '20) the new Yammer experience and capabilities will now be available to our current Yammer Desktop App users, either through the Communities App in Teams or the new Yammer Desktop experience in the form of a Progressive Web App (PWA). The new installable Yammer Desktop Application (PWA) will be released by the end of March 2021 to all customers and the Communities App in Teams is already available for all users to download. We will be retiring the current Yammer Desktop Application on July 31st, 2021.

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web AppNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC258229(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in TeamsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC259296(Updated) Plan for Change: Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and SecurityUser impactUpdated message,User impactN/A
MC259297(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredAdmin impact,Retirement,User impactAdmin impact,Retirement,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC257468(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft ListsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop AppAdmin impact,New feature,RetirementAdmin impact,New feature,Retirement,Updated messageN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC259297(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredOnce this change is implemented tenant background images will no longer be supported.Once this change is implemented navigation bar tenant background images will no longer be supported.N/A
MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App If users in your organization are actively using the current Yammer Desktop app or plan to start using it soon we want to make sure you are informed of these upcoming changes. When the new installable Desktop Application is released we will have in-app banners to help users transition to the new Desktop experience. Up until retirement on June 30th, 2021 we will support the existing experience and address high priority items. After June 30th, 2021 if users open the current Yammer Desktop app they will see a blocking banner with information about the new desktop experiences available to them.

Additionally, on April 1st we will block new downloads of the current Yammer Desktop experience.

If users in your organization are actively using the current Yammer Desktop app or plan to start using it soon we want to make sure you are informed of these upcoming changes. When the new installable Desktop Application is released we will have in-app banners to help users transition to the new Desktop experience. Up until retirement on July 31st, 2021 we will support the existing experience and address high priority items. After July 31st, 2021 if users open the current Yammer Desktop app they will see a blocking banner with information about the new desktop experiences available to them.

Additionally, on April 1st we will block new downloads of the current Yammer Desktop experience.

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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web AppPowerPoint Live; Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App(Updated) PowerPoint Live; Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web AppN/A
MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacPowerPoint Live; Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Mac(Updated) PowerPoint Live; Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacN/A
MC258229(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in TeamsAnnouncing annotations in PowerPoint Live in Teams(Updated) Announcing annotations in PowerPoint Live in TeamsN/A
MC259296(Updated) Plan for Change: Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and SecurityPlan for Change; Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and Security(Updated) Plan for Change; Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and SecurityN/A
MC259297(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredTenant background image is being retired.(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredN/A
MC257468(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft ListsPower Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists(Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft ListsN/A
MC244744(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop AppRelease of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App(Updated) Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop AppN/A

CW23 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC259297(Updated) Support for tenant background images in the navigation bar is being retiredPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteTrueN/A
MC259301Exchange Admins can now use Integrated Apps in Microsoft Admin CenterStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC259302Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft TeamsStay InformedMicrosoft Teams, SharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC259303Microsoft Bookings - toggle to test the new experienceStay InformedMicrosoft BookingsFalseN/A
MC259305Announcing new options for custom sensitive information typesStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC259330Post on behalf of capability coming to YammerStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC259346Dynamics 365 ? Service Update 21055 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC259495End-to-end encryption for Teams callingStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC259500Teams Mobile - Large Gallery in meetings updateStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC259501Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3Stay InformedSharePoint Online, Yammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC259503Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021Plan For ChangeSkype for BusinessFalse07/31/2021
MC259655Plan for Change: Removing Threat agent status report from UIPlan For ChangeMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC259656Now GA for Communication Compliance: OCR support and 7 added languages for pre-trained classifiersStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC259743Briefing Email Language Expansion (FR, DE, IT, PT)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC259845Teams meeting invite recipients limit from OutlookPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC259919Actionable items in Microsoft SearchStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC259920Search across images with Microsoft SearchStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC259921Removing the option to use 'Office Presentation Service' from the Windows version of PowerPointPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 AppsTrueN/A
MC259924Power Platform admin center cross-tenant analyticsStay InformedMicrosoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Power Apps in Microsoft 365FalseN/A
MC259925Power Platform performance and diagnostics monitoring with Azure Application InsightsStay InformedPower Apps in Microsoft 365FalseN/A
MC259926Power Platform admin center Data Export to Azure Data Lake ServicesStay InformedMicrosoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365, Power Apps in Microsoft 365FalseN/A

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