2021 CW 34 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 08/16/2021 to 08/22/2021

17 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 17 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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Changes

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MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC247656(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App8/31/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-12-17T08;00;00ZN/A
MC248201(Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists8/20/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-11-30T08;00;00ZN/A
MC252704(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows9/30/2021 9;00;00 AM2022-01-21T08;00;00ZN/A
MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Mac8/31/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-12-17T08;00;00ZN/A
MC268724(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license9/30/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-12-20T08;00;00ZN/A
MC260561(Updated) Admin notifications for Custom app submissions9/17/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-09-30T09;00;00ZN/A
MC266077(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible Sections8/31/2021 9;00;00 AM2021-10-31T08;00;00ZN/A
MC274188(Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint12/20/2021 9;00;00 AM2022-01-31T09;00;00ZN/A

MC How Affect changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC274188(Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePointNew recordings will automatically expire 60 days after they are recorded if no action is taken. The 60-day default was chosen as, on average across all tenants, most meeting recordings are never watched again after 60 days. However this setting can be modified if a different expiration timeline is desired.
To change the default expiration days at the tenant level, there will be two methods available.
You can use PowerShell to modify “MeetingRecordingExpirationDays.” This can be done after September 1st, once the setting is present in PowerShell today even though the feature is not yet enabled. An example command is; Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -MeetingRecordingExpirationDays 50”
As this feature is rolled out, a new setting will be available in the Teams admin center.
Users (except for users with A1 licenses) can also modify the expiration date for any recordings on which they have edit/delete permissions, using the files details pane in OneDrive or SharePoint. A1 users will receive a 30-day expiration default that can be reduced but not increased. To retain recordings for longer than 30 days A1 users will need to download the file to a non-synced folder.
At either the tenant or user level (excluding A1 users as noted above), the expiration timeline can range from one day to several years, or even set to never auto-expire.
Additional clarifications;
The expiration setting is not a retention setting. For example, setting a 30-day expiration on a file will trigger an auto-deletion 30 days after the file was created, but it will not prevent a different system or user from deleting that file ahead of that schedule.
When a recording is deleted due to the expiration setting, the end user will be notified via email. The SharePoint tenant or site admin, or the end user with edit/delete permissions will be able to retrieve the file from the recycle bin for up to 90 days.
Any retention/deletion/legal hold policies you have designated in the Compliance center will override this feature. In other words, if there is a conflict between your designated Compliance policy setting and the expiration setting, the compliance policy timeline always wins.
The admin does not have the ability to override end-user modification capabilities.
This will not impact any existing meeting recordings created before the feature is deployed. Also, any changes to the default date in the admin console will only apply to newly created meeting recordings after the change is made.
The expiration days setting in Teams is controlled only via MeetingRecordingExpirationDays. CallRecordingExpirationDays is currently being ignored.
The min number of days that can be set on MeetingRecordingExpirationDays is 1 and the maximum is 99,999 (e.g. 273 years).
This feature does not impact meeting recordings stored in Microsoft Stream (classic Stream) but will affect recordings stored in the new Stream (built on OneDrive and SharePoint).
This feature is only available for Teams meeting recordings created by the Teams service in OneDrive and SharePoint. It is not available for other file types in OneDrive and SharePoint.
New recordings will automatically expire 60 days after they are recorded if no action is taken. The 60-day default was chosen as, on average across all tenants, most meeting recordings are never watched again after 60 days. However this setting can be modified if a different expiration timeline is desired.
Modification of the default value is not yet possible, but we will update this message center post when you are able to modify it. We will provide instructions on how to modify the setting in PowerShell or the Teams Admin Center at that time. You will be able to modify the setting before the feature goes live.
Users (except for users with A1 licenses) can also modify the expiration date for any recordings on which they have edit/delete permissions, using the files details pane in OneDrive or SharePoint. A1 users will receive a 30-day expiration default that can be reduced but not increased. To retain recordings for longer than 30 days A1 users will need to download the file to a non-synced folder.
At either the tenant or user level (excluding A1 users as noted above), the expiration timeline can range from one day to several years, or even set to never auto-expire.
Additional clarifications;
The expiration setting is not a retention setting. For example, setting a 30-day expiration on a file will trigger an auto-deletion 30 days after the file was created, but it will not prevent a different system or user from deleting that file ahead of that schedule.
When a recording is deleted due to the expiration setting, the end user will be notified via email. The SharePoint tenant or site admin, or the end user with edit/delete permissions will be able to retrieve the file from the recycle bin for up to 90 days.
Any retention/deletion/legal hold policies you have designated in the Compliance center will override this feature. In other words, if there is a conflict between your designated Compliance policy setting and the expiration setting, the compliance policy timeline always wins.
The admin does not have the ability to override end-user modification capabilities.
This will not impact any existing meeting recordings created before the feature is deployed. Also, any changes to the default date in the admin console will only apply to newly created meeting recordings after the change is made.
The min number of days that can be set on MeetingRecordingExpirationDays is 1 and the maximum is 99,999 (e.g. 273 years).
This feature does not impact meeting recordings stored in Microsoft Stream (classic Stream) but will affect recordings stored in the new Stream (built on OneDrive and SharePoint).
This feature is only available for Teams meeting recordings created by the Teams service in OneDrive and SharePoint. It is not available for other file types in OneDrive and SharePoint.
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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 AppUpdated June 22, 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 Roadmap ID 80600.
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out in early May and complete rollout by the end of July (previously mid-July).
Updated August 17, 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 Roadmap ID 80600.
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out in early May and complete rollout by mid-November (previously end of July).
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MC248201(Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from ListsUpdated July 01, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175.
Timing;
Targeted Release; rolling out in early early May.
Standard Release; rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June).
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
Updated August 17, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience.
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175.
Timing;
Targeted Release; rolling out in early early May.
Standard Release; rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June).
Government; we will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to complete by mid-October.
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; admin control
Action; review and assess
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MC252704(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for WindowsUpdated June 22, 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 Roadmap ID 80599.
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out to Standard release in mid-May and expect to complete the roll-out at the end of July (previously late June).
We will begin rolling this out to Government at the end of July (previously late June) and expect to complete in at the end of August (previously mid-July).
Updated August 17, 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 Roadmap ID 80599.
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out to Standard release in mid-May and expect to complete the roll-out at the mid-November (previously end of July).
We will begin rolling this out to Government at the mid-November (previously end of July) and expect to complete in at the mid-December (previously end of August).
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MC255080(Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for MacUpdated June 22, 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 Roadmap ID 82712
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling this out in late June (previously early June) and expect to complete the roll-out at the end of July (previously mid-July).
Updated August 17, 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 Roadmap ID 82712
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling this out in late June (previously early June) and expect to complete the roll-out mid-November (previously end of July).
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MC268724(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseThe capability of presenting your slides directly from the PowerPoint desktop apps to a meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams is now extended to the Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83640

[When this will happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in late July and expect the full rollout to be completed by late August.

Updated August 17, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The capability of presenting your slides directly from the PowerPoint desktop apps to a meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams is now extended to the Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83640

[When this will happen;]
We expect this rollout to begin in late July and expect the full rollout to be completed by mid-November (previously late August).

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MC260561(Updated) Admin notifications for Custom app submissionsUpdated July 19, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To automate and simplify the approval process for custom apps this feature update will enable admins to receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel when a developer submits a custom app for IT admin approval.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82512.
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling this out in early July and expect to complete rollout mid-August (previously mid-July).
Updated August 19, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To automate and simplify the approval process for custom apps this feature update will enable admins to receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel when a developer submits a custom app for IT admin approval.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82512.
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling this out in early July and expect to complete rollout late August (previously mid-August).
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MC266077(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible SectionsThis new feature will allow users to create rich, information-dense SharePoint pages. As part of this release, we will enable the page author to configure sections within the SharePoint page to be able to expand, collapse and set the default page-load state for the section.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67147.
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling out to Targeted release (select users and organization) in early July and expect to be complete for Standard release in late July.
Updated August 19, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature will allow users to create rich, information-dense SharePoint pages. As part of this release, we will enable the page author to configure sections within the SharePoint page to be able to expand, collapse and set the default page-load state for the section.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67147.
[When this will happen;]
We will begin rolling out to Targeted release (select users and organization) in early July and expect to be complete for Standard release in late September (previously late July).
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MC274188(Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePointUpdated August 06, 2021; We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of time.

Note; The cmd to preemptively change the MeetingExpirationDays setting in Teams is not available yet, we apologize for the inconvenience. It will be available for all tenants to set by September 1st before the expiration feature is enabled.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; 84580.
Timing; late September through mid-November
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control and admin control
FAQs; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#auto-expiration
Action; review, assess and decide what you want the default expiration period to be for your organization

Updated August 19, 2021; We have updated the rollout timeline below. Additionally, We have updated this post to correct the setting modification capability limitations and will provide an additional update when those limitations are corrected.
As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of time.

Note; The cmd to preemptively change the MeetingExpirationDays setting in Teams is not available yet, we apologize for the inconvenience. It will be available for all tenants to set by September 1st before the expiration feature is enabled.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID; 84580.
Timing; late September through mid-November
Roll-out; tenant level
Control type; user control and admin control
FAQs; https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#auto-expiration
Action; review, assess and decide what you want the default expiration period to be for your organization

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC263055(Updated) Paging in Large GallerySystem.Object[]System.Object[]N/A
MC263839(Updated) OneDrive: Sharing experience - "Shared with"System.Object[]System.Object[]N/A
MC266255(Updated) Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI - Citrix UsersSystem.Object[]System.Object[]N/A
MC268724(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseSystem.Object[]System.Object[]N/A
MC275344(Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by defaultSystem.Object[]System.Object[]N/A
MC276028(Updated) Plus addressing to be enabled for all Exchange Online customersSystem.Object[]System.Object[]01/14/2022
MC266077(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible SectionsSystem.Object[]System.Object[]N/A

MC prepare changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC274188(Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePointIf you want the default expiration to be different than 60 days, please modify it via PowerShell or (once available) in the admin center.
If you are going to specify a tenant level expiration standard, inform your user base about the change before we deploy it so that they are aware they will need to take action to retain their new recording files past the specified time period once the feature is enabled.
Learn more about the feature in these FAQs.
https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?ref=MessageCenter/;/messages/MC222640
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#auto-expiration
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=84580%2C
Once we enable the setting modification, please change the default if you do not want to inherit the 60-day default we are setting for you. An updated message center post will be published when modification is possible.
If you are going to specify a tenant level expiration standard, inform your user base about the change before we deploy it so that they are aware they will need to take action to retain their new recording files past the specified time period once the feature is enabled.
Learn more about the feature in these FAQs.
https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?ref=MessageCenter/;/messages/MC222640
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/cloud-recording#auto-expiration
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=searchterms=84580%2C
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MC Start Time changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC278674Pilot and deploy Teams for frontline with the FLW onboarding wizard8/17/2021 5;20;00 AM2021-08-17T05;20;13ZN/A
MC278675Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting8/17/2021 5;20;00 AM2021-08-17T05;20;58ZN/A
MC278676Change to the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS8/17/2021 5;23;00 AM2021-08-17T05;23;18ZN/A
MC278678Universal Print integration with OneDrive on the web8/17/2021 5;25;00 AM2021-08-17T05;25;13ZN/A

MC Title changes

MC IDMC TitleOld ValueNew ValueMC Action required by
MC268724(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseMicrosoft Teams; Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license(Updated) Microsoft Teams; Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseN/A
MC266077(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible SectionsSharePoint Collapsible Sections(Updated) SharePoint Collapsible SectionsN/A

CW34 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC IDMC TitleMC CategoryMC WorkloadMC Major ChangeMC Action required by
MC278674Pilot and deploy Teams for frontline with the FLW onboarding wizardStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC278676Change to the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOSPlan For ChangeExchange Online, Microsoft 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC278815Microsoft 365 apps and services support for IE11 has endedPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteTrueN/A
MC278871Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21083 for EURStay InformedDynamics 365 AppsFalseN/A
MC278891Breakout rooms: Pre-meeting room creation and participant assignmentPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC278893Breakout Rooms Presenter supportPlan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC278894Updates to spam reportingPlan For ChangeExchange OnlineTrueN/A
MC279087Cortana adds two new skills and Push To Talk is enabled by defaultStay InformedMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC279089Lightweight Plans in PlannerPlan For ChangePlannerFalseN/A
MC279093Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Service Health and Message center CommunicationsStay InformedMicrosoft Defender for EndpointFalseN/A
MC279444Plan for Change: Intune moving to support macOS 10.15 and later with the release of macOS 12Stay InformedMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC279445Plan for Change: Intune moving to support iOS 13/iPadOS 13 and higher later this yearStay InformedMicrosoft IntuneFalseN/A
MC279467Changes to Search in Microsoft Stream (Classic)Plan For ChangeMicrosoft StreamTrueN/A
MC279468Tenant setting to disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflowsStay InformedSharePoint OnlineFalseN/A
MC2794691:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2Plan For ChangeMicrosoft TeamsFalseN/A
MC279627Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soonStay InformedMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A
MC279631Update to role-based permissions for Activity explorerPlan For ChangeMicrosoft 365 suiteFalseN/A

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