2021 CW 43 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 10/18/2021 to 10/24/2021

19 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 10 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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MC Action Required By changes

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MC289953 Users may need to take action to access OneDrive for Business from Office.com 2021-10-14T09:00:00Z 2021-10-29T09:00:00Z 10/29/2021

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267137 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List 2021-11-21T09:00:00Z 2021-12-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC277112 (Updated) Introducing background effects on web 2021-11-30T08:00:00Z 2022-01-07T08:00:00Z N/A
MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates 2021-11-13T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC291318 (Updated) Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App 2021-12-30T09:00:00Z 2021-10-29T10:00:00Z N/A
MC271911 (Updated) Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings 2021-11-30T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC284624 (Updated) Excel Power View Retirement 2021-11-15T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint 2021-11-30T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update 2021-10-30T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags 2021-11-15T09:00:00Z 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update During early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:

Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings
Whiteboard on Android
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard on Windows 10
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
Whiteboard on iOS
Note: Support for Whiteboard in the Teams mobile apps will begin rolling out, but any users who don't update their client will still be using Azure-based whiteboards.
During early opt-in, if someone is using an unsupported client, they will have the following experiences:
On Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS, the board gallery will not show any whiteboards that are stored in OneDrive for Business.
The unsupported client may allow creation of new whiteboards in Azure. These will not be in OneDrive for Business.
In a Teams meeting that includes users on mobile or Surface Hub, if someone else in the meeting starts a whiteboard, the user on the Surface Hub or mobile client may see an error message but they can workaround this by opening the whiteboard in the browser.

During early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:

Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings
Whiteboard on Android
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard on Windows 10
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
Whiteboard on iOS
Note: Support for Whiteboard in the Teams mobile apps will begin rolling out, but any users who don't update their client will still be using Azure-based whiteboards.
During early opt-in, if someone is using an unsupported client, they will have the following experiences:
On Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS, the board gallery will not show any whiteboards that are stored in OneDrive for Business.
The unsupported client may allow creation of new whiteboards in Azure. These will not be in OneDrive for Business.
In a Teams meeting that includes users on mobile or Surface Hub, if someone else in the meeting starts a whiteboard, the user on the Surface Hub or mobile client may see an error message but they can workaround this by opening the whiteboard in the browser.

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MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 Users on your tenant might be affected if they continue to use unsupported version after deprecation timelines. Users may be affected if they continue to use unsupported versions after the retirement timelines. N/A
MC292796 Co-organizer Meeting Role Once this feature has been enabled, a “Choose co-organizers” meeting option will be available. The default value for this option is “None.” The option operates similarly to when “Specific people” are selected as presenters for the meeting. The meeting organizer can click on the selector box to open a dropdown menu where they can choose from the list of qualified people who have been invited to the meeting.
To qualify for the co-organizer role, an invitee must be using an account that is on the same tenant as the organizer’s account. Organizers will be able to assign the co-organizer role to up to 10 people.
Co-organizers will be displayed as additional organizers on the meeting roster, and they will have most of the capabilities of an organizer in the meeting. Co-organizers can do the following:
Access and change meeting options
Bypass the lobby
Admit people from the lobby during a meeting
Lock the meeting
Present content
Change another participant’s meeting role
End the meeting for all
Co-organizers cannot do the following:

Create & manage breakout rooms
View & download attendance reports
Manage the meeting recording
Edit the meeting invitation
Remove or change the Organizer role
The “Only me” selection for the “Who can present?” meeting option has been updated to reflect that this will apply to “Only me and co-organizers.”

The “Only me” selection for the “Who can bypass the lobby?” meeting option has been updated to reflect that this will apply to “Only me and co-organizers.”
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting is optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.

Once this feature has been enabled, a “Choose co-organizers” meeting option will be available. The default value for this option is “None.” The option operates similarly to when “Specific people” are selected as presenters for the meeting. The meeting organizer can click on the selector box to open a dropdown menu where they can choose from the list of qualified people who have been invited to the meeting.
To qualify for the co-organizer role, an invitee must be using an account that is on the same tenant as the organizer’s account. Organizers will be able to assign the co-organizer role to up to 10 people.
Co-organizers will be displayed as additional organizers on the meeting roster, and they will have most of the capabilities of an organizer in the meeting. Co-organizers can do the following:
Access and change meeting options
Bypass the lobby
Admit people from the lobby during a meeting
Lock the meeting
Present content
Change another participant’s meeting role
End the meeting for all
Co-organizers cannot do the following:
Create & manage breakout rooms
View & download attendance reports
Manage the meeting recording
Edit the meeting invitation
Remove or change the Organizer role
The “Only me” selection for the “Who can present?” meeting option has been updated to reflect that this will apply to “Only me and co-organizers.”
The “Only me” selection for the “Who can bypass the lobby?” meeting option has been updated to reflect that this will apply to “Only me and co-organizers.”
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting is optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267137 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List We understand that, from time to time, you might disagree with an Exchange Online Protection (EOP) filtering verdict. With this update, you will be able to override filtering verdicts using the Tenant Allow/Block List (TABL) in the Defender portal while your submission is being reviewed.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70591
[When this will happen:]
We will roll this out starting in early August and be complete by mid-October.
Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We understand that, from time to time, you might disagree with an Exchange Online Protection (EOP) filtering verdict. With this update, you will be able to override filtering verdicts using the Tenant Allow/Block List (TABL) in the Defender portal while your submission is being reviewed.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70591
[When this will happen:]
We will roll this out starting in early August and be complete by mid-November (previously mid-October).
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MC277112 (Updated) Introducing background effects on web Updated September 28, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.
Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85738

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in early October (previously early September) and expect the rollout to be completed by late October (previously late September)

Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.
Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85738

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in late November (previously early October) and expect the rollout to be completed by early December (previously late October)

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MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout mid-October.
Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout by the end of November (previously mid-October).
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MC290876 (Updated) Prevent/Fix: Update Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows to Teams only mode Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated details below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
Problem detected: Teams Rooms on Windows will report unhealthy status as Skype for Business online service begins phasing out.
Note: If you use Skype for Business Server 2015, or Skype for Business Server 2019 (on premise) solution with Teams Rooms devices or don't use Microsoft Teams Rooms devices, you can safely disregard this message.
[When this will happen:]
The Skype for Business service resources pools removal work for existing tenants will start in early December and be complete in late February. This is a complex process and the rollout will take a few months to complete.
Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated details below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
Problem detected: Teams Rooms on Windows will report unhealthy status as Skype for Business online service begins phasing out.
Note: If you use Skype for Business Server 2015, or Skype for Business Server 2019 (on premise) solution with Teams Rooms devices or don't use Microsoft Teams Rooms devices, you can safely disregard this message.
[When this will happen:]
The Skype for Business service resources pools removal work for existing tenants will start in early December and be complete in late February. This is a complex process and the rollout will take a few months to complete.
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MC291056 (Updated) Simplified DKIM configuration for email protection Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your patience.
Domain Keys identified mail (DKIM) is part of email authentication mechanism which ensures the email is not modified during transit and can be used to validate the visible sender (FROM address) as part of the DMARC standard. By correctly configuring authentication through DKIM you can ensure better email deliverability and protect your domain from being spoofed.

As part of Microsoft's continuous effort to help organizations configure email authentication, we reduced the complexity involved in configuring DKIM to set of simple steps.
[When this will happen:]
The feature is live, and you can visit the DKIM configuration page https://security.microsoft.com or https://protection.office.com/dkimv2 to enable DKIM for your custom accepted domains, DKIM is already setup for the default domain automatically. Further details can be found in this document

Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your patience.
Domain Keys identified mail (DKIM) is part of email authentication mechanism which ensures the email is not modified during transit and can be used to validate the visible sender (FROM address) as part of the DMARC standard. By correctly configuring authentication through DKIM you can ensure better email deliverability and protect your domain from being spoofed.

As part of Microsoft's continuous effort to help organizations configure email authentication, we reduced the complexity involved in configuring DKIM to set of simple steps.
[When this will happen:]
The feature is live, and you can visit the DKIM configuration page https://security.microsoft.com/dkimv2 or https://protection.office.com/dkimv2 to enable DKIM for your custom accepted domains, DKIM is already setup for the default domain automatically. Further details can be found in this document

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MC291318 (Updated) Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App Viva Insights is enhancing the focus time experience for users of Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams. Users will have the ability to enroll in a focus plan and modify their focus plan settings directly from the Teams app, a function currently accessible from the Viva Insights web dashboard. Additionally, users will have access to a new focus mode experience. Users who have booked focus time will receive a notification as their focus time nears. Upon clicking the notification, the user will enter the focus mode experience in Microsoft Teams. The focus mode experience includes access to Headspace focus music and a focus timer. Users who do not have access to Headspace will have access to a breathing exercise when entering focus mode.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85661.
[When will this happen:]
We expect to begin rolling this update out in late November and expect the rollout to be fully completed by early December
Updated October 19, 2021: We have made the decision to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
Viva Insights is enhancing the focus time experience for users of Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams. Users will have the ability to enroll in a focus plan and modify their focus plan settings directly from the Teams app, a function currently accessible from the Viva Insights web dashboard. Additionally, users will have access to a new focus mode experience. Users who have booked focus time will receive a notification as their focus time nears. Upon clicking the notification, the user will enter the focus mode experience in Microsoft Teams. The focus mode experience includes access to Headspace focus music and a focus timer. Users who do not have access to Headspace will have access to a breathing exercise when entering focus mode.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85661.
[When will this happen:]
We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
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MC278896 (Updated) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) Between March and June 2022, we will be retiring the legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) from the classic Exchange admin center (EAC).In place of using the legacy Exchange (DLP) from the Exchange admin center, we recommend you use DLP in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, which offers a one-stop solution for DLP needs across SharePoint, One Drive for Business, Teams, Devices and more.
In addition to this, we are also announcing the availability of a migration wizard that will enable you to seamlessly migrate your organization's legacy (EAC) DLP policies to Microsoft 365 compliance center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70790.
[When this will happen:]
We'll be gradually rolling out the migration wizard to customers starting mid-September 2021 and complete by late October 2021.
Updated October 19, 2021: We are providing these resources for additional detail
Migration wizard documentation
Classic Exchange Admin center deprecation blog
Between March and June 2022, we will be retiring the legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) from the classic Exchange admin center (EAC).In place of using the legacy Exchange (DLP) from the Exchange admin center, we recommend you use the (DLP) in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, which offers a one-stop solution for (DLP) needs across SharePoint, One Drive for Business, Teams, Devices and more.

In addition to this, we are also announcing the availability of a migration wizard that will enable you to seamlessly migrate your organization's legacy (EAC) DLP policies to Microsoft 365 compliance center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70790.
[When this will happen:]
We'll be gradually rolling out the migration wizard to customers starting mid-September 2021 and complete by late October 2021.

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MC271911 (Updated) Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint, you'll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x - 2x) while watching the video. Watching a Teams meeting recording at a playback speed greater than 1 is a great way to save time!
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82002.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We expect to begin the targeted release rollout in early August and be fully rolled out by approximately early September
General Availability: We expect to begin the GA rollout in early September and expect that release to be fully rolled out by approximately late September
Updated October 20, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint, you'll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x - 2x) while watching the video. Watching a Teams meeting recording at a playback speed greater than 1 is a great way to save time!
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82002.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We expect to begin the targeted release rollout in early August and be fully rolled out by approximately mid-October (previously early September)
General Availability: We expect to begin the GA rollout in late October (previously early September) and expect that release to be fully rolled out by late November (previously late September)
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MC284624 (Updated) Excel Power View Retirement Updated October 06, 2021: We have made the decision to not proceed with the retirement of Power View from Microsoft 365. Thank you for your feedback.
You can safely disregard the content below.
----Original message for reference---
Silverlight, a component used in Power View, will no longer be supported beginning on October 12th. In response, we will be starting the process to retire Power View from Microsoft 365. As an alternative to Power View, we recommend using Power BI Desktop, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.
[Key points:]
Timing: Beginning October 12, 2021 this change will roll out as an update.
Action: Inform users of the retirement and direct them to utilize Power BI Desktop as an alternative.
Updated October 20, 2021:Upon review it was determined that the original announcement was correct and we will be moving forward with this retirement to ensure an optimal experience.
We apologize for any confusion created by the earlier incorrect update.
Silverlight, a component used in Power View, will no longer be supported as of October 12th. In response, we will be starting the process to retire Power View from Microsoft 365. As an alternative to Power View, we recommend using Power BI Desktop, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.
[Key points:]
Timing: Beginning October 12, 2021 this change will roll out as an update and will be implemented when clients are updated via their applicable channel.
Action: Inform users of the retirement and direct them to utilize Power BI Desktop as an alternative.
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MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column. End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the details pane.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68902
[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-September and expect the rollout to be completed by early October.

Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column. End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the details pane.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68902
[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin at the end of October (previously mid-September) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-November (previously early October).

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MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint Updated October 07, 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 late January 2022 (previously 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 October 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience
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 January (previously November) through late mid-February (previously January)
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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MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default in October 2021 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change in October 2021.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of August and will complete by the end of September, but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default beginning in late January 2022 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change beginning in late January 2022.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of November (previously August) and will complete by mid-December (previously end of September), but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

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MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags Users will now be able to provide feedback on tags associated with an image by using the “Give feedback” option within the details pane of the document library.
Using the feedback policy settings, tenant admins will be able to control how much feedback the users can choose to share with Microsoft.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68902.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this update to begin rolling out in early October and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-October.
Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Users will now be able to provide feedback on tags associated with an image by using the “Give feedback” option within the details pane of the document library.
Using the feedback policy settings, tenant admins will be able to control how much feedback the users can choose to share with Microsoft.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68902.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this update to begin rolling out at the end of October (previously early October) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-November (previously mid-October).

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MC290874 (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams.
This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.
[When this will happen]
Targeted release (entire org): We expect to begin and complete rollout in mid-October.
Standard release: We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-October and expect to complete the rollout in late October.
Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated links below to point to the correct resources. Thank you for your patience.
The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams.
This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.
[When this will happen]
Targeted release (entire org): We expect to begin and complete rollout in mid-October.
Standard release: We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-October and expect to complete the rollout in late October.
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MC292619 (Updated) SharePoint and OneDrive Image Edit - Filters Users will soon be able to quickly stylize their photos in OneDrive by applying filters. With filters, users can adjust the “look” of their photos with one click without having knowledge of photo editing.
NOTE: Currently, only Jpeg and Jpg files are supported. The feature will support PNG files in the future.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85625.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to roll this update out to Targeted Release customers in late October and expect the GA rollout to all customers to be completed in mid to late November.
Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the post to reflect that this applies to SharePoint and OneDrive. Thank you for your feedback.
Users will soon be able to quickly stylize their photos in SharePoint and OneDrive by applying filters. With filters, users can adjust the “look” of their photos with one click without having knowledge of photo editing.
NOTE: Currently, only Jpeg and Jpg files are supported. The feature will support PNG files in the future.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85625.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to roll this update out to Targeted Release customers in late October and expect the GA rollout to all customers to be completed in mid to late November.
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MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 5, 6 and 7. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to build new features and experiences. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
Note: We will also prompt users, via future message center communications, to move to supported OS versions before the retirements.
[Key points:]
Timing:
Android 5 – The retirement of Android 5 will start in early March (3/1/2022) and complete by mid-March
Android 6 – The retirement of Android 6 will start in early July (7/1/2022) and complete by mid-July. There will be no active development and bug fixes for this OS version after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till September 2022.
Android 7 – The retirement of Android 7 will start in early September (9/1/2022) and complete by mid-Sept. There will be no active development and bug fixes on the build after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till December 2022.
Action: Upgrade to newer Android builds.
Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android version 5, 6 and 7. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to build new features and experiences. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
Note: We will provide reminders, via future Message center communications, to move to supported OS versions before the retirements.
[Key points:]
Timing:
Android 5 – The retirement of Android 5 will start in early March (3/1/2022) and complete by mid-March
Android 6 – The retirement of Android 6 will start in early July (7/1/2022) and complete by mid-July. There will be no active development and bug fixes for this OS version after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till September 2022.
Android 7 – The retirement of Android 7 will start in early September (9/1/2022) and complete by mid-Sept. There will be no active development and bug fixes on the build after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till December 2022.
Action: Upgrade to newer Android builds.
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MC292796 Co-organizer Meeting Role Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.
[When this will happen:]

We expect this feature to begin rolling out in late November and expect the rollout to be complete by early December.

Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this feature to begin rolling out in late November and expect the rollout to be complete by early December.
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MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default beginning in late January 2022 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change beginning in late January 2022.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of November (previously August) and will complete by mid-December (previously end of September), but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default beginning in late January 2022 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change beginning in late January 2022.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of November (previously August) and will complete by mid-December (previously end of September), but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

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MC290874 (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated links below to point to the correct resources. Thank you for your patience.
The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams.
This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.
[When this will happen]
Targeted release (entire org): We expect to begin and complete rollout in mid-October.
Standard release: We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-October and expect to complete the rollout in late October.
Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated links below to point to the correct resources. Thank you for your patience.
The new release will bring the commenting capability available for Lists on the web to Lists within Teams. Users will be able to view, delete, and add comments on a list item inside Teams. Comments will stay with the list item regardless of it opening on SharePoint, Microsoft Lists on the web, or Teams.
This feature will roll out on desktop, web and mobile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70707.
[When this will happen]
Targeted release (entire org): We expect to begin and complete rollout in mid-October.
Standard release: We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-October and expect to complete the rollout in late October.
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MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 Updated September 21, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android version 5, 6 and 7. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to build new features and experiences. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
Note: We will provide reminders, via future Message center communications, to move to supported OS versions before the retirements.
[Key points:]
Timing:
Android 5 – The retirement of Android 5 will start in early March (3/1/2022) and complete by mid-March
Android 6 – The retirement of Android 6 will start in early July (7/1/2022) and complete by mid-July. There will be no active development and bug fixes for this OS version after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till September 2022.
Android 7 – The retirement of Android 7 will start in early September (9/1/2022) and complete by mid-Sept. There will be no active development and bug fixes on the build after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till December 2022.
Action: Upgrade to newer Android builds.
Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android version 5, 6 and 7. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to build new features and experiences. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds older than 1 year.
Note: We will provide reminders, via future Message center communications, to move to supported OS versions before the retirements.
[Key points:]
Timing:
Android 5 – The retirement of Android 5 will start in early March (3/1/2022) and complete by mid-March
Android 6 – The retirement of Android 6 will start in early July (7/1/2022) and complete by mid-July. There will be no active development and bug fixes for this OS version after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till September 2022.
Android 7 – The retirement of Android 7 will start in early September (9/1/2022) and complete by mid-Sept. There will be no active development and bug fixes on the build after that, but we will continue to provide last supported version in the play store till December 2022.
Action: Upgrade to newer Android builds.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267137 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC290818 Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App Launcher and All Apps experiences New feature Updated message, Feature update N/A
MC291318 (Updated) Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC278896 (Updated) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC271911 (Updated) Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC290874 (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC292619 (Updated) SharePoint and OneDrive Image Edit - Filters New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 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
MC290876 (Updated) Prevent/Fix: Update Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows to Teams only mode All Microsoft Teams Room (Windows) customers should update their Teams Room devices to "Microsoft Teams Only" mode. Teams Only mode is available with Microsoft Teams Room version 4.9.12.0 and above.
See Release Notes for more information. In Teams Only mode, users may still join Skype for Business meetings as a guest.
This mode can be changed via the Teams Admin Center or using XML configuration. See Supported Meeting modes App version 4.9 for more details.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/rooms-release-note#49120-7282021
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/xml-config-file#supported-meeting-modes-app-version-49
All Microsoft Teams Room (Windows) customers should update their Teams Room devices to "Microsoft Teams Only" mode. Teams Only mode is available with Microsoft Teams Room version 4.9.12.0 and above.
Note: SIP URI dialing capability is not available in Teams only mode. If your organization actively uses SIP URI dialing capability, please use "Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams (Default)" mode. Teams Rooms is adding support for SIP/ H323 dialing in Teams only mode in H1 CY2022. In addition, if you are actively using Skype for Business service with co-existence mode, there will be separate communication about Skype for Business online service pool removal and we will work with you to ensure your organization is ready to move to Teams.
See Release Notes for more information. In Teams Only mode, users may still join Skype for Business meetings as a guest.
This mode can be changed via the Teams Admin Center or using XML configuration. See Supported Meeting modes App version 4.9 for more details.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/rooms-release-note#49120-7282021
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/xml-config-file#supported-meeting-modes-app-version-49
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MC291056 (Updated) Simplified DKIM configuration for email protection It is recommended that DKIM is configured for all mail sending domains. To configure DKIM for a domain, the domain needs to be part of accepted domains of your tenant. All the accepted domains of your tenant will automatically appear on DKIM page, if you wish add additional domains to your tenants follow the steps mentioned here
More details on additional Advanced Security features provide as part of Microsoft Defender for office can be found here.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/setup/add-domain?view=o365-worldwide#add-a-domain
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/office-365-evaluation?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dkim-to-validate-outbound-email?view=o365-worldwide#steps-to-create-enable-and-disable-dkim-from-microsoft-365-defender-portal
https://protection.office.com/dkimv2
https://security.microsoft.com/
It is recommended that DKIM is configured for all mail sending domains. To configure DKIM for a domain, the domain needs to be part of accepted domains of your tenant. All the accepted domains of your tenant will automatically appear on DKIM page, if you wish add additional domains to your tenants follow the steps mentioned here
More details on additional Advanced Security features provide as part of Microsoft Defender for office can be found here.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/setup/add-domain?view=o365-worldwide#add-a-domain
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/office-365-evaluation?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/use-dkim-to-validate-outbound-email?view=o365-worldwide#steps-to-create-enable-and-disable-dkim-from-microsoft-365-defender-portal
https://protection.office.com/dkimv2
https://security.microsoft.com/dkimv2
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MC278896 (Updated) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) If you currently have policies being maintained in the classic Exchange admin center, you can use the above mentioned migration wizard to migrate policies.
To learn more about the migration wizard, click here.
Please click Additional Information to learn more about data loss prevention policies in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/migrate-legacy-exchange-dlp-policies-to-the-microsoft/ba-p/2198883
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70790
If you currently have policies being maintained in the classic Exchange admin center, you can use the above mentioned migration wizard to migrate policies.
To learn more about the migration wizard, click here.
Please click Additional Information to learn more about data loss prevention policies in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/dlp-migrate-exo-policy-to-unified-dlp
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/deprecation-of-the-classic-exchange-admin-center-in-ww-service/ba-p/2736358
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/security-compliance-and-identity/migrate-legacy-exchange-dlp-policies-to-the-microsoft/ba-p/2198883
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70790
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MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint We recommend that you notify your users about the upcoming change and new functionality and include steps to recreate library views and flows.

Learn more about image tag functionality: Work with Image Tags in a SharePoint Library
https://docs.microsoft.com/power-automate/sharepoint-overview
https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-27ae65b8-bc5b-4949-b29b-4ee87144a9c9
https://support.microsoft.com/office/work-with-image-tags-in-a-sharepoint-library-0fd368ae-56c6-478b-99a0-c06be92c1863?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68902

We recommend that you notify your users about the upcoming change and new functionality and include steps to recreate library views and flows.

Learn more about image tag functionality: Work with Image Tags in a SharePoint Library
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/sharepoint-overview
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/work-with-image-tags-in-a-sharepoint-library-0fd368ae-56c6-478b-99a0-c06be92c1863?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-27ae65b8-bc5b-4949-b29b-4ee87144a9c9
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68902

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MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags We recommend that you review and set up the feedback policies for your organization here.
By default, sharing feedback with Microsoft is enabled, and sharing image/content and email address is disabled.;
You can change this at any point by changing the following policies:
Allow users to submit feedback to Microsoft
Allow users to include log files and content samples when feedback is submitted to Microsoft
Allow Microsoft to follow up on feedback submitted by users
Learn more about image tags: Work with Image Tags in a SharePoint library
https://config.office.com/
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-feedback-ms-org?view=o365-worldwide
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68902
We recommend that you review and set up the feedback policies for your organization here.
By default, sharing feedback with Microsoft is enabled, and sharing image/content and email address is disabled.
You can change this at any point by changing the following policies:

Allow users to submit feedback to Microsoft
Allow users to include log files and content samples when feedback is submitted to Microsoft
Allow Microsoft to follow up on feedback submitted by users
Learn more about image tags: Work with Image Tags in a SharePoint library
https://config.office.com/
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/manage/manage-feedback-ms-org?view=o365-worldwide
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68902

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MC290874 (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
To aid collaboration within and across teams, see Add and reply to comments in list items.
https://support.microsoft.com/office/add-and-reply-to-comments-in-list-items-9407aab9-6d43-4756-af72-d38177814a6e
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70707
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
To aid collaboration within and across teams, see Add and reply to comments in list items.
https://support.microsoft.com/office/9407aab9-6d43-4756-af72-d38177814a6e
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70707
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MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 Prepare to upgrade users in your tenant to a supported OS version. Ensure users are aware of this change and update to a supported Android OS version to continue using Teams mobile. N/A
MC292796 Co-organizer Meeting Role There is nothing you need to do. The “Choose co-organizers” meeting option will be appear automatically on the meeting options page when the feature has rolled out.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=81391
There is nothing you need to do. The “Choose co-organizers” meeting option will appear automatically on the meeting options page when the feature has rolled out.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=81391
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267137 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List N/A
MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates N/A
MC290818 Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App Launcher and All Apps experiences Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App Launcher and All Apps experiences N/A
MC291318 (Updated) Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App (Updated) Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App N/A
MC278896 (Updated) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) (Updated) Retirement: Legacy Exchange Data loss prevention (DLP) N/A
MC271911 (Updated) Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings (Updated) Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings N/A
MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint Image Tags in SharePoint (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint N/A
MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update N/A
MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags Send Feedback on Image Tags (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags N/A
MC290874 (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams (Updated) Lists in Microsoft Teams: Comment and @mention people on list items in Teams N/A
MC292619 (Updated) SharePoint and OneDrive Image Edit - Filters OneDrive Image Edit - Filters (Updated) SharePoint and OneDrive Image Edit - Filters N/A
MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5,6 and 7 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 N/A

CW43 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC292396 Outlook for iOS and Android: Play My Emails available in Brazilian Portuguese Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC292401 Announcing public preview of Cloud Site List Management for Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC292619 (Updated) SharePoint and OneDrive Image Edit - Filters Stay Informed SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC292735 (Updated) Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5, 6 and 7 Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC292736 SharePoint: Updates to the site creation experience Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC292796 Co-organizer Meeting Role Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC293000 Communication Compliance – DLP policy recommendations (preview) Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC293037 Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21103 for EUR Stay Informed Dynamics 365 Apps False N/A
MC293184 What’s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for October 2021 Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC293206 SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is being extended Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A

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