2021 CW 29 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 07/12/2021 to 07/18/2021

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 23 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
MC255538(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents2021-07-31T07;00;00Z2021-09-10T07;00;00ZN/A
MC244732(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messages2021-07-31T07;00;00Z2021-09-30T07;00;00ZN/A
MC244733(Updated) Customization of quarantine notification2021-07-31T07;00;00Z2021-09-30T07;00;00ZN/A

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC255538(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documentsThis new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=67199filters=searchterms=81954 Roadmap ID 81954.
[When this will happen]

This feature will start rolling out in Mid-May and complete rollout by late June.

Updated July 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1searchterms=67199filters=searchterms=81954 Roadmap ID 81954.
[When this will happen]

This feature will start rolling out in Mid-May and complete rollout by mid-August (previously late June).

N/A
MC268194(Updated) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in TeamsAdvanced
Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams is a new Office 365 feature which brings premium ATP
security value into Microsoft Teams
clients. This covers all production clients released today; desktop (Mac and PC), mobile
(iOS and Android), and web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=34298 Roadmap ID 34298

[When this will happen]
Production GCC; beginning in mid-July and complete by early August.
GCC-High and DoD; beginning in early September and complete by the end of October.

Updated July 12, 2021; We have updated the post to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.
Advanced
Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams is a new Office 365 feature which brings premium ATP
security value into Microsoft Teams
clients. This covers all production clients released today; desktop (Mac and PC), mobile
(iOS and Android), and web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=34298 Roadmap ID 34298

[When this will happen]
Production GCC; beginning in mid-July and complete by early August.
GCC-High and DoD; beginning in early September and complete by the end of October.

N/A
MC244732(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messagesWith this new quarantine policy, tenant admins will be able to configure end user access to messages quarantined by the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) anti-spam, Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) anti-phishing, anti-malware and Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) safe attachment policies. End users will also now have a process to request message release.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62449 62449 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62450 62450.

[When this will happen]
We will be gradually rolling this out to standard release customers at the early April. We expect the rollout to be complete by end of June.
We will be gradually rolling this out to government clouds beginning in early June, and we expect to be complete in end of June.

Updated July 13, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this new quarantine policy, tenant admins will be able to configure end user access to messages quarantined by the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) anti-spam, Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) anti-phishing, anti-malware and Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) safe attachment policies. End users will also now have a process to request message release.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62449 62449 and https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=62450 62450.

[When this will happen]
We will be gradually rolling this out to standard release customers at the early April. We expect the rollout to be complete by the end of August (previously end of June).
We will be gradually rolling this out to government clouds beginning in early June, and we expect to be complete by the end of August (previously end of June).

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MC244733(Updated) Customization of quarantine notificationWe are making it possible for you to customize quarantine notifications with your organization logo, custom display name, and a custom disclaimer.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64781 Roadmap ID 64781

[When this will happen]

We will begin rolling this out in to standard release customers in early April and we expect to be complete by end of June.
We will begin rolling this out to government customers in early June and we expect to be complete in end of June.

Updated July 13, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are making it possible for you to customize quarantine notifications with your organization logo, custom display name, and a custom disclaimer.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=64781 Roadmap ID 64781

[When this will happen]

We will begin rolling this out in to standard release customers in early April and we expect to be complete by the end of August (previously end of June).
We will begin rolling this out to government customers in early June and we expect to be complete by the end of August (previously end of June).

N/A
MC262781(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office: Updates to investigationsWe are improving Microsoft Defender for Office automated investigation email clustering and actions to ensure that actions only occur on malicious emails still in the mailbox. This will result in more accurate threat information, with fewer email actions, and refreshed actions/data.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=82056 Roadmap ID 82056.
[When this will happen;]
The rollout of the updated email clustering will begin in mid-June (June 21st) and will be complete by late July.
Updated July 13, 2021; We have updated the external resources below for additional detail. Thank you for your patience.
We are improving Microsoft Defender for Office 365 automated investigation email clustering and actions to ensure that actions only occur on malicious emails still in the mailbox. This will result in more accurate threat information, with fewer email actions, and refreshed actions/data.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=82056 Roadmap ID 82056.
[When this will happen;]
The rollout of the updated email clustering will begin in mid-June (June 21st) and will be complete by late July.
N/A
MC267581(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templatesThis new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70753 Roadmap ID; 70753

Timing;Targeted release (entire org); will roll out in mid-July and complete by mid-August 2021
Standard release; will roll out in mid-August and be complete by early September 2021

Roll-out; tenant level

Control type; user control / admin control

Action; review, assess and educate

Updated July 13, 2021; We have updated the external resources below for additional detail. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=70753 Roadmap ID; 70753

Timing;Targeted release (entire org); will roll out in mid-July and complete by mid-August 2021
Standard release; will roll out in mid-August and be complete by early September 2021

Roll-out; tenant level

Control type; user control / admin control

Action; review, assess and educate

N/A

MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC255538(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documentsNew feature,User impactNew feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC268194(Updated) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in TeamsAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC244732(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messagesAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC244733(Updated) Customization of quarantine notificationAdmin impact,Feature update,User impactAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated message,User impactN/A
MC262781(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office: Updates to investigationsAdmin impact,Feature updateAdmin impact,Feature update,Updated messageN/A
MC267581(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templatesAdmin impact,New feature,User impactAdmin impact,New feature,Updated message,User impactN/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC268194(Updated) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in TeamsYou should create a policy to
enable ATP Safe Links for Teams in order to protect your users.
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/turn-on-mdo-for-spo-odb-and-teams Turn on Safe Attachments for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams
You should create a policy to
enable ATP Safe Links for Teams in order to protect your users.
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/safe-links?view=o365-worldwide#safe-links-settings-for-microsoft-teams Safe Links in Microsoft Defender for Office 365
N/A
MC262781(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office: Updates to investigationsNotify your security operations team of this upcoming change that will reduce the number of actions they see, change data gathered during an investigation and update the deeplink from investigation/incident/action center to Explorer to use latest delivery location.
[Learn more;]
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/defender/investigate-incidents?view=o365-worldwide#evidence Incident and Investigation Evidence.
Notify your security operations team of this upcoming change that will reduce the number of actions they see, change data gathered during an investigation and update the deeplink from investigation/incident/action center to Explorer to use latest delivery location.
[Learn more;]
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/defender/investigate-incidents?view=o365-worldwide#evidence Incident and Investigation Evidence
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/email-analysis-investigations?view=o365-worldwide Email analysis in investigations for Microsoft Defender for Office 365
N/A
MC267581(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templatesYou might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/declarative-customization/site-design-overview PowerShell Cmdlets documentation for custom list templates
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more;
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/declarative-customization/site-design-overview PowerShell Cmdlets documentation for custom list templates
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/lists-custom-template Creating custom list templates
N/A

MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC255538(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documentsImmersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents(Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documentsN/A
MC268194(Updated) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in TeamsAdvanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in Teams(Updated) Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links in TeamsN/A
MC244732(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messagesRequest/Release workflow for quarantined messages(Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messagesN/A
MC244733(Updated) Customization of quarantine notificationCustomization of quarantine notification(Updated) Customization of quarantine notificationN/A
MC262781(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office: Updates to investigationsMicrosoft Defender for Office; Updates to investigations(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office; Updates to investigationsN/A
MC267581(Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templatesMicrosoft Lists; Custom list templates(Updated) Microsoft Lists; Custom list templatesN/A

MC Workload Display Names changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC260554The device code flow user experience will now include an app confirmation promptIdentity Service,Microsoft Intune,Mobile Device Management for Office 365Identity Service,Mobile Device Management for Office 365N/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexSharePoint OnlineN/A
MC260554The device code flow user experience will now include an app confirmation promptIdentity Service,Mobile Device Management for Office 365Identity Service,Microsoft Intune,Mobile Device Management for Office 365N/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointMicrosoft 365 suiteN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint OnlineSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexN/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suiteMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexSharePoint OnlineN/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointMicrosoft 365 suiteN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint OnlineSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexSharePoint OnlineN/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suiteMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointN/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointMicrosoft 365 suiteN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint OnlineSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexN/A
MC266261SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluationSharePoint Online,SharePoint SyntexSharePoint OnlineN/A
MC267954New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure ScoreMicrosoft 365 suiteMicrosoft 365 suite,Microsoft Defender for EndpointN/A

CW29 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC268723Suggested Replies support for new languagesStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC268726Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom EndpointsStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC268758Announcing Communication Compliance discrimination classifier (preview)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC268907Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC268957New default settings when opening Office filesStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC268960(Reminder) Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type) on One Drive and SharePoint OnlinePlan For ChangeOneDrive for Business, SharePoint OnlineFalse08/13/2021
MC268980Dynamics 365 ? Service Update 21072 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC270105Power BI sensitivity label data in Activity Explorer (preview)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC270123Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Power Platform 2021 release wave 2 plans available now!Stay InformedDynamics 365 Apps, Finance and Operations Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, Power AppsFalseN/A
MC270177Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chatPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsTrueN/A
MC270189Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support auto-labeling (client-side)Stay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC270667Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021Plan For ChangeSkype for BusinessFalse07/31/2021
MC270670Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed FeedStay InformedYammer EnterpriseFalseN/A
MC270671We're updating the Hybrid federated searchPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suite, SharePoint OnlineTrue10/01/2021
MC271070OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2Plan For ChangeOneDrive for BusinessTrue08/20/2021
MC271071OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2Plan For ChangeOneDrive for BusinessTrue08/20/2021
MC271072OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2Plan For ChangeOneDrive for BusinessTrue08/20/2021
MC271073Content type sync enhancements and site galleryStay InformedSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC271074Content type sync enhancements and site galleryPlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC271075SharePoint News BoostStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC271076Content type sync enhancements and site galleryPlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC271077Content type sync enhancements and site galleryPlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A
MC271079Content type sync enhancements and site galleryPlan For ChangeSharePoint OnlineTrueN/A

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