2021 CW 33 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 08/09/2021 to 08/15/2021

7 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 18 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
(Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Mac)9/30/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-10-31T07;00;00ZN/A
(Updated) Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint): Updated Web player for video9/30/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-10-30T07;00;00ZN/A
(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix Users7/30/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-09-15T07;00;00ZN/A
MC260749(Updated) Microsoft Search: Find a meeting recording based on what was said9/13/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-10-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC263055(Updated) Paging in Large Gallery8/20/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-10-31T07;00;00ZN/A
MC268726(Updated) Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints11/12/2021 7;00;00 AM2021-11-30T07;00;00ZN/A
MC276895(Updated) Allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access Packs10/31/2021 8;00;00 AM2021-08-15T09;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
(Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Mac)When this has rolled out to your users, they will see the modern comments experience, which allows them to @mention and post comments without worrying that co-authors will see their comments before they are complete.
Modern comments provides a consistent commenting experience across Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users will be able to respond to comments directly from an email notification. The new design provides a focused view of comments as well as an optional all comments view via the Comments pane. With the new post model, Ctrl+Enter is a keyboard shortcut for posting comments.
The new experience shows comments to the right of the page by default. This default focused view hides all resolved comments so you can focus on active comments. The Comments button in the upper right corner of your Word window lets you switch to the Comments pane. This shows all comments in the document including resolved comments.
When this has rolled out to your users, they will see the modern comments experience, which allows them to @mention and post comments without worrying that co-authors will see their comments before they are complete.
Modern comments provides a consistent commenting experience across Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users will be able to respond to comments directly from an email notification. The new design provides a focused view of comments as well as an optional all comments view via the Comments pane. With the new post model, Ctrl+Enter is a keyboard shortcut for posting comments.
The new experience shows comments to the right of the page by default. This default focused view hides all resolved comments so you can focus on active comments. The Comments button in the upper right corner of your Word window lets you switch to the Comments pane. This shows all comments in the document including resolved comments.

Note; Modern comments will temporarily include support for an opt-out toggle in Word’s Options dialog. This will allow users to revert the comments experience to our legacy comments model while we continue to iterate on the new experience and listen to customer feedback. If you use Group Policy to manage Office settings, there will be a policy setting that admins can use to turn off the ability for users to opt-out of Modern comments.

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(Updated) Teams meeting invite recipients limit from OutlookUsers using Outlook (Win32 and Win64) will see an error message dialog when trying to schedule or reschedule a meeting with a number of attendees larger than the new 750 recipient limit and will be required to reduce the number of recipients or user Distribution Lists to send the meeting invite.Users using Outlook (Win32 and Win64) will see an error message dialog when trying to schedule or reschedule a meeting with a number of attendees larger than the new 750 recipient limit and will be required to reduce the number of recipients or user Distribution Lists to send the meeting invite.

Note; If using a client other than Outlook (Win32 or Win64), extra attendees will be automatically dropped.

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MC Link changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC277652General availability of Communication Compliance tagging improvementshttps://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/communication-compliance?view=o365-worldwide), https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/communication-compliance?view=o365-worldwide)https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/communication-complianceN/A

MC Messages changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
(Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Mac)Updated July 08, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.
[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 76166
Timing;
Current Channel Preview, April (previously March)
Current Channel, August (previously June)
Roll-out; User-level
Action; review and assess

Updated August 10, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.
[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 76166
Timing;
Current Channel Preview, March
Current Channel, August (previously June)
Roll-out; User-level
Action; review and assess

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(Updated) Teams meeting invite recipients limit from OutlookUpdated June 16, 2021; We have updated the message below to clarify this impacts Win32 and Win64 clients. Thank you for your patience.
We're making some changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (Win32 and Win64 client only at this time). We will apply this limit for meetings created with more than 750 recipients in the invite. This limit does not apply to the content of Distribution Lists and therefore we encourage users to use Distribution Lists when inviting a large number of attendees to a Teams meeting.
[When will this happen;]
We will roll-out this change beginning in late June and expect to complete by late August.
Updated August 10, 2021; We have updated the message below to clarify this impacts Win32 and Win64 clients. Thank you for your patience.
We're making some changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (Win32 and Win64 client only at this time). We will apply this limit for meetings created with more than 750 recipients in the invite. This limit does not apply to the content of Distribution Lists and therefore we encourage users to use Distribution Lists when inviting a large number of attendees to a Teams meeting.
[When will this happen;]
We will roll-out this change beginning in late June and expect to complete by late August.
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(Updated) Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint): Updated Web player for videoUpdated July 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The web player for audio video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint web parts) is being updated with a new user look and feel and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Please see Play video audio files on Microsoft 365 - SharePoint for more details.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82039
[When this will happen;]
We expect the rollout of this new feature to begin for Targeted release in early July (previously late June) and expect the full rollout to be completed for Standard tenants by late August.
Note; Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
Updated August 10, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The web player for audio video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint web parts) is being updated with a new user look and feel and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Please see Play video audio files on Microsoft 365 - SharePoint for more details.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82039
[When this will happen;]
We expect the rollout of this new feature to begin for Targeted release in early July (previously late June) and expect the full rollout to be completed for Standard tenants by late September (previously late August).
Note; Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
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(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix UsersDual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams will soon be available for users on Citrix VDI.
Note; If your organization is not using Citrix VDI you can disregard this message.
[When will this happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in mid-July and be completed by late July.
Updated August 10, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams will soon be available for users on Citrix VDI.
Note; If your organization is not using Citrix VDI you can disregard this message.
[When will this happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in mid-August (previously mid-July) and be completed by late August (previously late July).
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MC253495(Updated) Connector results in All tab in SharePoint, Office.com and MSBUpdated July 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together based on the search vertical configuration.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID Roadmap ID 72198.
Timing; We will begin the rollout in mid-June (previously late May) and expect to complete by mid-July.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Updated August 12, 2021; We are happy to inform you that the Result Clusters feature is now rolled out and is switched on by default. You can manage its visibility with the settings in the All vertical. Thank you for your patience.
With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together based on the search vertical configuration.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID Roadmap ID 72198.
Timing; We will begin the rollout in mid-June (previously late May) and expect to complete by mid-July.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
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MC260749(Updated) Microsoft Search: Find a meeting recording based on what was saidUpdated June 16, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This release will enhance Microsoft Search experience for Teams meetings that were recorded to OneDrive SharePoint. For Teams meeting recordings that were recorded and also transcribed live during the meeting, you can now search in Microsoft Search to find the meeting recording file based on the transcript.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82003.
[When this will happen;]
Targeted release; We will begin rolling this out in mid-July (previously mid-June) and expect to complete rollout in late July (previously late June).
Standard release; We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously late June) and expect to complete rollout early August (previously early July).

Updated August 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This release will enhance Microsoft Search experience for Teams meetings that were recorded to OneDrive SharePoint. For Teams meeting recordings that were recorded and also transcribed live during the meeting, you can now search in Microsoft Search to find the meeting recording file based on the transcript.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82003.
[When this will happen;]
Targeted release; We will begin rolling this out in mid-July (previously mid-June) and expect to complete rollout in late July (previously late June).
Standard release; We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously late June) and expect to complete rollout late September (previously early August).

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MC263055(Updated) Paging in Large GalleryThis feature introduces paging to help you view up to 98 videos by choosing Large Gallery (Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos). This is rolling out on Windows, desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84464.
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling this out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.
Updated August 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This feature introduces paging to help you view up to 98 videos by choosing Large Gallery (Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos). This is rolling out on Windows, desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84464.
[When this will happen;]
Large Gallery (9x9); We will begin rolling this out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.
Video Gallery (3x3); We will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to complete by late September
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MC268726(Updated) Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom EndpointsUpdated July 21, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.
This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.
[When this will happen;]
Standard; We will begin rolling this out in late August (previously mid-July) and expect to complete rollout by mid-October (previously late August).
Government; We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout by early October.
Updated August 12, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.
This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.
[When this will happen;]
Standard; We will begin rolling this out in late September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously mid-October).
Government; We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout by late October.
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MC276028(Updated) Plus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customersPlus addressing support in Exchange Online was released in September 2020 as an opt-in feature. This was due to preexisting usage of plus signs (+) for email addresses in the service. At the same time, we made plus addressing on by default for new customers.

With the successful introduction of the feature, we are now making plus addressing an always-on feature and removing the opt-in setting. Due to legacy mailboxes with email addresses containing plus signs (+), we are announcing a long notice period to allow customers to transition away from these mailboxes or addresses. This includes mailboxes on-premises.
[Key Points;]
Timing; Starting in January 2022, plus addressing will be turned on for all customers and the setting will be removed.
Action; Retire any email addresses that contain plus signs (+) for hosted and on-premises mailboxes to avoid email delivery disruptions.

Updated August 12, 2021; Based on initial feedback, there are several scenarios where organizations do not wish to have plus addressing enabled. For those organizations, a new setting will be added to disable it before the change takes place in 2022. Thank you for your feedback.
Plus addressing support in Exchange Online was released in September 2020 as an opt-in feature. This was due to preexisting usage of plus signs (+) for email addresses in the service. At the same time, we made plus addressing on by default for new customers.

With the successful introduction of the feature, we are now making plus addressing an always-on feature and removing the opt-in setting. Due to legacy mailboxes with email addresses containing plus signs (+), we are announcing a long notice period to allow customers to transition away from these mailboxes or addresses. This includes mailboxes on-premises.
[Key Points;]
Timing; Starting in January 2022, plus addressing will be turned on for all customers and the setting will be removed.
Action; Retire any email addresses that contain plus signs (+) for hosted and on-premises mailboxes to avoid email delivery disruptions.

01/14/2022
MC276895(Updated) Allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access PacksThis new group policy, AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs, setting controls whether users can install language accessory packs for Office even if they don’t have local administrator permissions on their devices. By default, Office users must have local administrator permissions on their devices to install language accessory packs. This policy will be applicable to the following products;
Outlook
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81957
[When this will happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in early September and and expect the rollout to be fully completed by late September.
Updated August 13, 2021; We have determined that this message was sent incorrectly. Please disregard this message and we will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. We apologize for any confusion.
This new group policy, AllowNonAdminUserInstallLAPs, setting controls whether users can install language accessory packs for Office even if they don’t have local administrator permissions on their devices. By default, Office users must have local administrator permissions on their devices to install language accessory packs. This policy will be applicable to the following products;
Outlook
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
OneNote.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81957
[When this will happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in early September and and expect the rollout to be fully completed by late September.
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MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix UsersDual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix Users(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix UsersN/A
MC263055(Updated) Paging in Large GalleryPaging in Large Gallery(Updated) Paging in Large GalleryN/A
MC276028(Updated) Plus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customersPlus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customers(Updated) Plus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customers01/14/2022
MC276895(Updated) Allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access PacksAllow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access Packs(Updated) Allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access PacksN/A

CW33 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC276895(Updated) Allow Non-Admin User to Install Language Access PacksStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC276896Announcing automatic redirection from Office 365 Security and Compliance Center to Microsoft 365 Defender portalPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteTrueN/A
MC277074Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channelsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC277112Introducing background effects on webStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC277124Retirement: Outlook for iOS and Android to stop syncing with Facebook, Meetup, and Evernote CalendarsPlan For ChangeExchange Online, Microsoft 365 AppsTrueN/A
MC277196Nucleus service plan addition to support Microsoft ListsPlan For ChangeSharePoint Online, OneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC277206Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21082 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC277410Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Windows)Plan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC277465Improved API support for working with files in the SharePoint recycle binStay InformedSharePoint Online, OneDrive for BusinessFalseN/A
MC277466SharePoint spaces adds styles for text and annotation iconsStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC277498Dynamics 365 – Infrastructure maintenance for Microsoft Dynamics 365Stay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC277638Integration of submission from quarantine with Admin and User SubmissionPlan For ChangeExchange OnlineFalseN/A
MC277639Microsoft 365 roadmap site updatesPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC277640Spam Notification in Call ToastStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC277647Public preview: Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint OnlineStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC277652General availability of Communication Compliance tagging improvementsStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC277809Final Reminder: Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type) on One Drive and SharePointPlan For ChangeSharePoint Online, OneDrive for BusinessTrueN/A
MC277815Duplicate logs in Microsoft 365 AuditPrevent Or Fix IssueExchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft TeamsFalseN/A

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