2021 CW 36 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 08/30/2021 to 09/05/2021

8 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 16 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 ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC247827 (Updated) Apply granular conditional access policies to SharePoint Online sites via sensitivity labels (preview) 2021-10-31T08:00:00Z 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC277647 (Updated) Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online 2021-10-18T09:00:00Z 2021-11-19T08:00:00Z N/A
MC280286 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below 2021-11-16T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC256838 (Updated) Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online is now Generally Available 2021-09-30T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC261538 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access 2021-10-31T08:00:00Z 2021-11-30T08:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC270671 (Updated) We're updating the Hybrid federated search The necessary configuration is provided as a Windows PowerShell script that is used to adjust an existing SharePoint Hybrid configuration to successfully work and authenticate using the new Microsoft 365 search engine.
There are three main procedures executed as part of the script:
Register a new Service Principal for Federated Search Skill in SharePoint Online.
Register a new Application Principal for Federated Search Skill in SharePoint On-Premises.
Grant appropriate permissions to SharePoint On-Premises Federated Search Skill Application Principal.
Running the script will require an account with SharePoint Farm Global Administrator privileges and must be run on all servers in the server farm.
There is no need to run the script on Reverse Proxy, SQL Server, Domain Controllers or Active Directory Federation Services machines.
Users will see no changes when this change is implemented.
Note: In the event you have not updated your servers by October 1, 2021 as outlined, users will no longer receive on-premises SharePoint results in SharePoint Online. Applying the configuration change will not affect the user experience.
The necessary configuration is provided as a Windows PowerShell script that is used to adjust an existing SharePoint Hybrid configuration to successfully work and authenticate using the new Microsoft 365 search engine.
There are three main procedures executed as part of the script:
Register a new Service Principal for Federated Search Skill in SharePoint Online.
Register a new Application Principal for Federated Search Skill in SharePoint On-Premises.
Grant appropriate permissions to SharePoint On-Premises Federated Search Skill Application Principal.
Note: In the event you have not updated your servers by October 1, 2021 as outlined, users will no longer receive on-premises SharePoint results in SharePoint Online. Applying the configuration change will not affect the user experience.
10/01/2021
MC275344 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by default You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are use or have access to Microsoft 365 reports in the admin center. When this change is implemented, administrative and report reader roles will not be able to see user identifiable information in the reports.
Global administrators can revert this change for their tenant and show identifiable user information if their organizations privacy practices allow. This can be achieved in the admin center by going to the Settings > Org Settings > Services page and selecting ‘Reports’. Under ‘choose how to show user information’, select ‘Show identifiable user information in reports’. Showing identifiable user information is a logged event in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center Audit log.
When user identification is enabled, administrative roles and the report reader role will be able to see identifiable user level information. Global reader and Usage Summary Reports Reader roles will not have access to identifiable user information, regardless of the setting chosen.
You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are use or have access to Microsoft 365 reports in the admin center. When this change is implemented, administrative and report reader roles will not be able to see user identifiable information in the reports.
This change also affects Microsoft 365 usage reports in Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Teams analytics and reporting in the Teams Admin Center, and the reportRoot: getSharePointSiteUsageDetail API (1.0 and beta) for SharePoint site detail.
Global administrators can revert this change for their tenant and show identifiable user information if their organizations privacy practices allow. This can be achieved in the admin center by going to the Settings > Org Settings > Services page and selecting ‘Reports’. Under ‘choose how to show user information’, select ‘Show identifiable user information in reports’. Showing identifiable user information is a logged event in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center Audit log.
When user identification is enabled, administrative roles and the report reader role will be able to see identifiable user level information. Global reader and Usage Summary Reports Reader roles will not have access to identifiable user information, regardless of the setting chosen.
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MC280286 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below You are receiving this message because one or more users in your organization might be using iOS mobile devices that are running on version 13 or lower.
The exiting Teams build 3.17.0 will continue to work on iOS 13 devices but there won't be any app updates going forward. In addition to this, you will not be able to reinstall the build from the app store if you uninstall Teams or reset your device.
You are receiving this message because one or more users in your organization might be using iOS mobile devices that are running on version 13 or lower.
Starting November you will not receive app updates on iOS 13 and below, however versions installed before November will continue to work on these devices. We recommend everyone to update to latest OS and app versions for best experience.
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MC261538 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access After Microsoft Nucleus.exe is installed and running, the sync process begins for users who recently used Microsoft Lists. All eligible lists that are visible from the Lists app (Favorites, My lists, Recent lists) will sync to the device. Users can continue working with their lists through the web app (browser) as before and they can choose to stop syncing individual lists. After an initial sync of an entire list, the sync engine only syncs the changes to the list. As an admin, you’ll be able to control various aspects of Lists sync using the Group Policies outlined in “Use Group Policy to control Lists sync settings” After Microsoft.SharePoint.exe is installed and running, the sync process begins for users who recently used Microsoft Lists. All eligible lists that are visible from the Lists app (Favorites, My lists, Recent lists) will sync to the device. Users can continue working with their lists through the web app (browser) as before and they can choose to stop syncing individual lists. After an initial sync of an entire list, the sync engine only syncs the changes to the list. As an admin, you’ll be able to control various aspects of Lists sync using the Group Policies outlined in “Use Group Policy to control Lists sync settings”
More information for controlling List sync behavior: Use Group Policy to control Lists sync settings
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC247827 (Updated) Apply granular conditional access policies to SharePoint Online sites via sensitivity labels (preview) Updated May 27, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Coming soon to preview, administrators will be able to use Conditional Access policies and associated sensitivity labels to require additional user authentication for accessing sensitive SharePoint sites when the user's context does not meet the requirements of the site.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70594.
[When this will happen]
Preview rollout will begin the end of May (previously April)
GA rollout will begin the end of August and should be complete by the end of September
Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Coming soon to preview, administrators will be able to use Conditional Access policies and associated sensitivity labels to require additional user authentication for accessing sensitive SharePoint sites when the user's context does not meet the requirements of the site.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70594.
[When this will happen]
Preview rollout will begin the end of May (previously April)
GA rollout will begin the end of August and should be complete by the end of November (previously end of September)
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MC270671 (Updated) We're updating the Hybrid federated search Updated July 21, 2021: We have updated the content below to provided additional clarity. Thank you for your patience.
We're making some changes to the Hybrid federated search. As part of search modernization in Microsoft 365 we’re updating the infrastructure used by SharePoint Server’s Hybrid federated search. As part of the process, customers who are using the Hybrid federated search with hybrid SharePoint deployments will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search with SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online.
If you are not actively using or have implemented the Hybrid federated search with on-premises SharePoint, you can safely ignore this communication.
[Key points]
Timing: By October 1, 2021 customers using the Hybrid federated search with SharePoint Server will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search features with SharePoint Online.
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review, assess, and apply configuration change by October 1, 2021
Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the content below to provided additional clarity. Thank you for your patience.
We're making some changes to the Hybrid federated search, also called inbound hybrid search, where user searches from the SharePoint in Microsoft 365 Search Center display hybrid results.
As part of search modernization in Microsoft 365 we’re updating the infrastructure used by SharePoint Server’s Hybrid federated search. As part of the process, customers who are using the Hybrid federated search with hybrid SharePoint deployments will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search with SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online.
If you are not actively using or have implemented the Hybrid federated search with on-premises SharePoint, you can safely ignore this communication.
[Key points]
Timing: By October 1, 2021 customers using the Hybrid federated search with SharePoint Server will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search features with SharePoint Online.
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review, assess, and apply configuration change by October 1, 2021
10/01/2021
MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint 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

Updated August 31, 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 will update this message center post when modification of the setting is available, 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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MC275344 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by default Updated August 06, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We're making some changes to Microsoft 365 Reports in the admin center. Reports found in the ‎Microsoft 365‎ admin center provide information about your organization’s usage data. By default, reports currently display information with identifiable names for users, groups, and sites. beginning next month, user information will now be hidden by default for all reports as part of our ongoing commitment to help companies support their local Privacy laws.
NOTE: This change is specific to administrative and report reader roles.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81959
[When will this happen:]
This change will go into affect as of September 1, 2021.
Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We're making some changes to Microsoft 365 Reports in the admin center. Reports found in the ‎Microsoft 365‎ admin center provide information about your organization’s usage data. By default, reports currently display information with identifiable names for users, groups, and sites. beginning next month, user information will now be hidden by default for all reports as part of our ongoing commitment to help companies support their local Privacy laws.
NOTE: This change is specific to administrative and report reader roles.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81959
[When will this happen:]
This change will go into affect as of September 1, 2021.
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MC277647 (Updated) Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online Coming soon to preview, Communication compliance policies that detect violations in Microsoft Teams will now analyze the content of documents shared in chat for potential policy match.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82084.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in mid-August and is expected to be complete by mid-September.
Updated August 31, 2021: The Public Preview is now available and we have updated the rollout timeline for when this feature will be Generally available.
Communication compliance policies that detect violations in Microsoft Teams will now analyze the content of documents shared in chat for potential policy match.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82084.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in mid-September and is expected to be complete by mid-October.
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MC280286 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 13 and below. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
[Key points]
Timing: The retirement will begin in early October and is expected to complete by mid-October.
Action: Instead of using iOS 13 or below, we recommend updating to OS versions 14 and above.
Updated August 31, 2021: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 13 and below. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
[Key points]
Timing: The retirement will begin in early November (previously early October) and is expected to complete by mid-November (previously mid-October).
Action: Instead of using iOS 13 or below, we recommend updating to OS versions 14 and above.
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MC256838 (Updated) Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online is now Generally Available Updated May 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online and OneDrive is now generally available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81955
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously late May) and expect to complete rollout in late August (previously mid-June).

Updated September 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online and OneDrive is now generally available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81955
[When this will happen]
We will begin rolling this out in late October (previously late July) and expect to complete rollout in late November (previously late August).

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MC261538 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
Lists sync lets you work on your lists offline, improves performance on all kinds of networks, and helps alleviate list throttling. Common operations on lists, such as changing list views, sorting, filtering, and grouping will happen locally and finish quickly even on very large lists. All of these operations will continue to work when you are offline or lose your Internet connection. Once reconnected to the Internet, your edits upload from your device to the cloud and you can resolve merge conflicts, if there are any.
The new Lists sync functionality will be on by default for all eligible lists (see Edit lists offline article for a list of current restrictions) and users will have the option to stop syncing any list. If users delete a list or lose access to a list it will be automatically unsynced from the local device.
Lists sync is currently only supported on Windows devices (Windows 10 or later) that have the OneDrive sync app installed.
Lists sync is powered by a new general-purpose sync engine that gets packaged, installed, and updated through the OneDrive sync app’s existing update mechanism.
The data is stored in a local database under the user’s profile directory and requests are handled through a secure localhost HTTP server. Lists sync runs as a separate background process (Microsoft Nucleus.exe).
When Lists sync is on, you’ll see a new icon next to the title of the list.

[Key points:]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68809
Timing: we will begin gradually rolling out the new functionality to Production starting in August 2021 with anticipated completion in September 2021.
Rollout: tenant level
Control type: user and admin control
Action: review and assess
Edit lists offline
Use Group Policy to control Lists sync settings

Updated September 03, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
Lists sync lets you work on your lists offline, improves performance on all kinds of networks, and helps alleviate list throttling. Common operations on lists, such as changing list views, sorting, filtering, and grouping will happen locally and finish quickly even on very large lists. All of these operations will continue to work when you are offline or lose your Internet connection. Once reconnected to the Internet, your edits upload from your device to the cloud and you can resolve merge conflicts, if there are any.
The new Lists sync functionality will be on by default for all eligible lists (see Edit lists offline article for a list of current restrictions) and users will have the option to stop syncing any list. If users delete a list or lose access to a list it will be automatically unsynced from the local device.
Lists sync is currently only supported on Windows devices (Windows 10 or later) that have the OneDrive sync app installed.
Lists sync is powered by a new general-purpose sync engine that gets packaged, installed, and updated through the OneDrive sync app’s existing update mechanism.
The data is stored in a local database under the user’s profile directory and requests are handled through a secure localhost HTTP server. Lists sync runs as a separate background process (Microsoft Nucleus.exe).
When Lists sync is on, you’ll see a new icon next to the title of the list.

[Key points:]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68809
Timing: we will begin gradually rolling out the new functionality to Production starting in early September (previously August) with anticipated completion in late October (previously September).
Rollout: tenant level
Control type: user and admin control
Action: review and assess
Edit lists offline
Use Group Policy to control Lists sync settings

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC277647 (Updated) Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC280286 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below User impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Retirement N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC270671 (Updated) We're updating the Hybrid federated search To apply the configuration change, please download the configuration script.
From the directory where the script was downloaded, run Update-FederatedHybridSearchForM365.ps1 -HybridWebApp [YourHybridWebApplication] [-Force].
For more information on the parameter values please run the following command:
Get-Help .\Update-FederatedHybridSearchForM365.ps1
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
Review: Plan hybrid federated search for SharePoint Server
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/hybrid/plan-hybrid-federated-search
https://www.microsoft.com/download/103240
To apply the configuration change:
Please download the configuration script.
From the directory where the script was downloaded, execute the script using SharePoint On-Premises Farm Administrator account, using the following command:
Update-FederatedHybridSearchForM365.ps1 -HybridWebApp [YourHybridWebApplication] [-Force]
For more information on the parameter values please run the following command:
Get-Help .\Update-FederatedHybridSearchForM365.ps1
When prompted, login using Microsoft 365 Global Administrator account.
Wait for script execution to finish, in case there are any issues, please contact Microsoft Support.
After script execution, users will see no changes when this change is implemented.
Please click Additional Information to learn more.
Review: Plan hybrid federated search for SharePoint Server
https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/hybrid/plan-hybrid-federated-search
https://www.microsoft.com/download/103240
10/01/2021
MC275344 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Reports in the Admin Center – user information pseudonymized by default There is no specific action required. You may want to update your documentation as needed.
Please click Additional Information to learn more
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=81959
There is no specific action required. You may want to update your documentation as needed.
Please click Additional Information to learn more
https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/reportroot-getsharepointsiteusagedetail?view=graph-rest-1.0
https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/reportroot-getsharepointsiteusagedetail?view=graph-rest-beta
https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/resources/report?view=graph-rest-1.0
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-analytics-and-reports/teams-reporting-reference
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=81959
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC277647 (Updated) Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online Public preview: Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online (Updated) Communication compliance ability to analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online N/A
MC280286 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on iOS version 13 and below N/A

CW36 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC281909 Replacement of SCOM Management Pack for Office 365 Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC281912 New enhancements for Insider risk management coming to preview Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC281936 Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC282167 Introducing 2x2 gallery view for Teams meetings viewed in Safari browser Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC282180 Forms word cloud poll for Teams meeting Stay Informed Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC282480 SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC282485 New automation features available for Microsoft Intune setup guide Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC282545 Insights in Microsoft 365 to become part of Microsoft Viva Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC282554 Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21085 for EUR Stay Informed Dynamics 365 Apps False N/A
MC282781 Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC282783 Microsoft Forms: Manage and organize your forms and quizzes now Stay Informed Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC282784 Play My Emails: Spotlight Plan For Change Exchange Online, Microsoft 365 Apps True N/A
MC282785 Upcoming Android 12 support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC282986 Plan for Change: Intune APP/MAM moving to support Android 9 and higher Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC282989 Microsoft Teams: Enable Teams users to purchase app subscriptions through the Teams app store Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC282992 Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite, OneDrive for Business False N/A

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