2021 CW 39 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 09/20/2021 to 09/26/2021

8 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 14 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
MC278675 (Updated) Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting 2021-11-17T09:00:00Z 2021-11-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC259495 (Updated) End-to-end encryption for Teams calling 2021-11-15T08:00:00Z 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC280921 (Updated) Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC282480 (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing 2021-10-22T09:00:00Z 2021-11-30T08:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC280287 (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps After October 2021, To Do app versions 2.48 or below will no longer sync across devices, but you’ll still be able to use To Do in offline mode. After October 2021, you can keep your To Do apps syncing by updating your apps to the latest version. If you log out before updating to version 2.49 or higher, you will lose all un-synced data. After October 2021, To Do app versions 2.48 or below will no longer sync across devices, but you’ll still be able to use To Do in offline mode. After October 2021, you can keep your To Do apps syncing by updating your apps to the latest version. If you log out before updating to version 2.49 or higher, you will lose all un-synced data.

10/31/2021

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC278675 (Updated) Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting We will be changing the named values under Spam confidence levels from the existing set (Not Spam, Moderate, Skipped, High) to Normal and High. This change is applicable to the field ConfidenceLevel within Email Events. There will be no change made to the Column Name or how data is represented. The only change is around the named values, that will align to the new values Normal and High, whenever a Spam ThreatType is detected.
[Key points]
Timing: begin in mid-September and complete by mid-October
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review, assess and update all saved queries
Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We will be changing the named values under Spam confidence levels from the existing set (Not Spam, Moderate, Skipped, High) to Normal and High. This change is applicable to the field ConfidenceLevel within Email Events. There will be no change made to the Column Name or how data is represented. The only change is around the named values, that will align to the new values Normal and High, whenever a Spam ThreatType is detected.
[Key points]
Timing: begin at the end of September (previously mid-September) and complete by end of October (previously mid-October)
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review, assess and update all saved queries
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MC279469 (Updated) 1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2 Updated August 24, 2021: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.
Microsoft Teams will now release ability to record and transcribe 1:1 VOIP and PSTN calls and show the recording and transcription in Call history in the calls details panel. This is a critical feature specifically for our Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) customers. In absence of chat, PSTN callees do not have a way to view call recordings and transcriptions.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83497
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin this roll out to Standard and GCC tenants in late September and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-October.
We expect to begin this roll out to GCC-High and DoD tenants in late October and expect the rollout to be completed by mid- November.
Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.
Microsoft Teams will now release ability to record and transcribe 1:1 VOIP and PSTN calls and show the recording and transcription in Call history in the calls details panel. This is a critical feature specifically for our Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) customers. In absence of chat, PSTN callees do not have a way to view call recordings and transcriptions.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83497
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin this roll out to Standard and GCC tenants in late September and expect the rollout to be completed by late October (previously mid-October).
We expect to begin this roll out to GCC-High and DoD tenants in late October and expect the rollout to be completed by mid- November.
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MC281886 (Updated) Take Action: Android Microsoft 365 apps and Company Portal will no longer be supported on Chrome OS devices Microsoft 365 recently began notifying users through in-app messaging for Android Microsoft 365 apps on Chrome OS devices that the apps will no longer be available in the Google Play Store starting September 23, 2021. Users will be able to access Microsoft 365 from the web. This change does not affect Android devices.
Due to this change, we will be removing the Android Intune Company Portal from the Google Play Store for Chrome OS devices on September 23, 2021. This means for Chrome OS devices using Microsoft Intune's app protection policies (APP, also known as mobile application management (MAM)), app protection policies will no longer apply for Android Microsoft 365 apps once they are removed from the Google Play Store and can no longer receive updates. Additionally, they will no longer receive APP/MAM feature and security updates once the Company Portal is removed on September 23, 2021.
Updated September 22, 2021: Based on customer feedback, this change is not yet active. We appreciate your patience and will communicate an updated timeline shortly.
Microsoft 365 recently began notifying users through in-app messaging for Android Microsoft 365 apps on Chrome OS devices that the apps will no longer be available in the Google Play Store starting September 23, 2021. Users will be able to access Microsoft 365 from the web. This change does not affect Android devices.
Due to this change, we will be removing the Android Intune Company Portal from the Google Play Store for Chrome OS devices on September 23, 2021. This means for Chrome OS devices using Microsoft Intune's app protection policies (APP, also known as mobile application management (MAM)), app protection policies will no longer apply for Android Microsoft 365 apps once they are removed from the Google Play Store and can no longer receive updates. Additionally, they will no longer receive APP/MAM feature and security updates once the Company Portal is removed on September 23, 2021.
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MC259495 (Updated) End-to-end encryption for Teams calling Updated August 24, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70780
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling this out in late September (previously late August) and expect the rollout to be completed by early October (previously mid-September).
Updated September 23, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70780
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling this out in early November (previously late September) and expect the rollout to be completed by end of November (previously early October).
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MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint 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

Updated September 23, 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: early November (previously 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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MC280287 (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps If your organization does not use Microsoft To Do, you can disregard this message.
We are moving Microsoft To Do’s backend to a more efficient service. For the best experience across all of your devices, you need to update to the latest version. Make sure your mobile and desktop To Do apps are version 2.49 or higher before end of October 2021 to avoid any issues with cross device syncing. Also since To Do tasks are also linked with Outlook Android and iOS apps. Please make sure that you update your Outlook android and iOS apps as well.
[Key points]
Timing: Before October 31, 2021

Roll-out: tenant level
Action: Update Microsoft To Do apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before October 31, 2021.

Updated September 23, 2021: Reminder to update Microsoft To Do apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before October 31, 2021
If your organization does not use Microsoft To Do, you can disregard this message.
We are moving Microsoft To Do’s backend to a more efficient service. For the best experience across all of your devices, you need to update to the latest version. Make sure your mobile and desktop To Do apps are version 2.49 or higher before end of October 2021 to avoid any issues with cross device syncing. Also since To Do tasks are also linked with Outlook Android and iOS apps. Please make sure that you update your Outlook android and iOS apps as well.
[Key points]
Timing: Before October 31, 2021

Roll-out: tenant level
Action: Update Microsoft To Do apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before October 31, 2021.

10/31/2021
MC280921 (Updated) Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation We’re making it easier for security teams to see the full picture of emails within Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft Defender 365. We launched a single, integrated view with the email entity page, and now we’re making it easier to see this information in multiple experiences. This feature release targets more consistency, and easier navigation, saving time and effort for the customers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82101

[When this will happen:]

We will start rolling out the email summary panel to our private preview customers first, then we will begin rolling out to Standard release beginning in late September and expect to complete by mid-November.

Updated September 23, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We’re making it easier for security teams to see the full picture of emails within Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft Defender 365. We launched a single, integrated view with the email entity page, and now we’re making it easier to see this information in multiple experiences. This feature release targets more consistency, and easier navigation, saving time and effort for the customers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82101

[When this will happen:]

We will start rolling out the email summary panel to our private preview customers first, then we will begin rolling out to Standard release beginning in early January (previously late September) and expect to complete by end of February (previously mid-November).

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MC282480 (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing We recently provided guidance (June - MC261534) “SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites” about how to edit permissions for SharePoint team sites that are connected to a channel in Microsoft Teams.
In the post, we specified that the addition, removal, or the editing of permissions for a channel site would need to be done in Settings for the team in Teams.
To allow team owners more time to adjust to this change, we have temporarily enabled (for the first three weeks of September) users to continue to edit site permissions in the SharePoint team site. This will allow you to audit and remove permissions that have been added directly to the SharePoint site.
[Key points:]
This temporary update is available to all customers until mid-to-late September 2021.
We will alert you via a follow-up Message center post to announce when this window is closing.
Updated September 23, 2021: In two weeks, the window for editing channel site permissions from SharePoint will close. Once this window closes on October 7th 2021, all channel site level permissions will need to be managed from within Microsoft Teams.
We recently provided guidance (June - MC261534) “SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sites” about how to edit permissions for SharePoint team sites that are connected to a channel in Microsoft Teams.
In the post, we specified that the addition, removal, or the editing of permissions for a channel site would need to be done in Settings for the team in Teams.
To allow team owners more time to adjust to this change, we have temporarily enabled (for the first three weeks of September) users to continue to edit site permissions in the SharePoint team site. This will allow you to audit and remove permissions that have been added directly to the SharePoint site.
[Key points:]
This temporary update is available to all customers until mid-to-late September 2021.
We will alert you via a follow-up Message center post to announce when this window is closing.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC278675 (Updated) Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC281886 (Updated) Take Action: Android Microsoft 365 apps and Company Portal will no longer be supported on Chrome OS devices User impact, Admin impact Updated message, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC280287 (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement 10/31/2021
MC280921 (Updated) Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282480 (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing User impact, Admin impact Updated message, User impact, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC280287 (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps Please make sure you update your To Do apps(Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before 31st October 2021. Update your To Do apps to the latest version in the appropriate app store.
For desktop versions of To Do, visit Windows Store or Mac App Store.
For mobile versions of To Do, visit the Google Play Store or iOS Store.
Learn More
https://support.microsoft.com/office/important-updates-are-available-for-microsoft-to-do-apps-e5cdff3d-caba-4018-a089-774132900646?storagetype=live
Please make sure you update your To Do apps(Android, iOS, Windows and Mac) and Outlook apps(Android and iOS) to the latest available version before 31st October 2021. Update your To Do apps to the latest version in the appropriate app store.
For desktop versions of To Do, visit Windows Store or Mac App Store.
For mobile versions of To Do, visit the Google Play Store or iOS Store.
Learn More
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/important-updates-are-available-for-microsoft-to-do-apps-e5cdff3d-caba-4018-a089-774132900646?storagetype=live
10/31/2021
MC282480 (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing You do not need to do anything to prepare. This is a temporary change to the way site permissions will be managed for Teams connected experiences. In a few weeks, all channel site permissions will be managed in Microsoft Teams Settings.
Learn more:
Manage Teams connected sites
Private channels in Microsoft Teams
https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels
You do not need to do anything to prepare. This is a temporary change to the way site permissions will be managed for Teams connected experiences. In a few weeks, all channel site permissions will be managed in Microsoft Teams Settings.
Learn more:
Manage Teams connected sites
Private channels in Microsoft Teams
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/assign-roles-permissions
https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC278675 (Updated) Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting (Updated) Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting N/A
MC281886 (Updated) Take Action: Android Microsoft 365 apps and Company Portal will no longer be supported on Chrome OS devices Take Action: Android Microsoft 365 apps and Company Portal will no longer be supported on Chrome OS devices (Updated) Take Action: Android Microsoft 365 apps and Company Portal will no longer be supported on Chrome OS devices N/A
MC280287 (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps (Updated) Important updates are available for Microsoft To Do apps 10/31/2021
MC280921 (Updated) Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation (Updated) Introducing the Email summary panel for consistent navigation N/A
MC282480 (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing (Updated) SharePoint channel sites - Temporary permissions editing N/A

CW39 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC286337 Send Feedback on Image Tags Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC286339 Yammer Topics APIs changes with Viva Topics Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC286340 Retiring the advanced hunting table named ‘DeviceTvmSoftwareInventoryVulnerabilities’ Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC286342 SPO View in File Explorer available in Microsoft Edge Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC286561 1:1 Calling in Safari Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC286563 Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams moving to general availability Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC286779 Image Utility Edit Control Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC286780 Content from camera now launched in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC286781 Restarting a Teams Live Event Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC286827 Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21093 for EUR Stay Informed Dynamics 365 Apps False N/A
MC286990 Exchange Online and Basic Auth – September 2021 Update Plan For Change Exchange Online True 10/22/2022
MC286991 Microsoft Teams Room on Windows - In meeting experience update Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC286993 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) support for Advanced Delivery Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC287353 Hardware Support for AJA and Blackmagic Devices Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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