2021 CW 49 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 11/29/2021 to 12/05/2021

19 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

Subscibe to cloudscout.one Enterprise plan to get individual reports for your Office 365 tenant

Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC257468 (Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists 2022-01-31T08:00:00Z 2022-03-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-01-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment 2022-01-15T09:00:00Z 2022-02-19T09:00:00Z N/A
MC293779 (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" 2021-12-30T09:00:00Z 2022-01-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC267584 (Updated) Microsoft Exchange Online - Configuration Change for online meetings by default 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z 2022-01-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC280914 (Updated) Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policies 2022-01-31T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC289417 (Updated) In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio 2021-12-03T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC282784 (Updated) Play My Emails: Spotlight 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z 2022-02-28T08:00:00Z N/A
MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar 2021-12-31T08:00:00Z 2022-01-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC288633 M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC289970 (Updated) Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback 2022-01-06T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes 2022-01-15T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC298036 (Updated) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO The new default behavior allows Users in SharePoint to “delete” files labeled with a retention label configured to “retain items for a specific period” as this operation is no longer blocked with an error message. When deleted, these files will still be preserved for compliance purposes by moving a copy of them to the “Preservation Hold Library” of the site where they can be accessed by eDiscovery and other compliance solutions.
This change does not cause any loss of data meant to be retained, it simply allows users to remove the file from their library view while it’s preserved for compliance purposes.
This change does not alter the behavior of labels configured to “only delete items when they reach a certain age” or “don’t retain or delete items”. This change also does not affect how retention policies behave in SharePoint.
This change only applies to SharePoint. OneDrive files already have this experience.
The new default behavior allows Users in SharePoint to “delete” files labeled with a retention label configured to “retain items for a specific period” as this operation is no longer blocked with an error message. When deleted, these files will still be preserved for compliance purposes by moving a copy of them to the “Preservation Hold Library” of the site where they can be accessed by eDiscovery and other compliance solutions.
This change does not cause any loss of data meant to be retained, it simply allows users to remove the file from their library view while it’s preserved for compliance purposes.

This change does not alter the behavior of labels configured to “only delete items when they reach a certain age” or “don’t retain or delete items”. This change also does not affect how retention policies behave in SharePoint.

This change only applies to SharePoint. OneDrive files already have this experience.

N/A
MC294765 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery - Announcing general availability of case limit enhancements Large case support in Advanced eDiscovery won’t affect your organization’s current eDiscovery workflow in existing cases. When creating a new case, you will have the ability to choose between a normal case (the existing case format) or a large case (the new feature). With the large case setting, you can create up to 1 TB of content per collection and the commit the collection to a single review set. When collecting content using the large case format, cloud attachments and contextual Teams and Yammer content are automatically added to the review set. This functionality helps to provide you with a complete picture of digital communications. With the new large case format, you can manage large volume cases in excess of 40 million items per case, and effectively manage large data sets throughout the eDiscovery process.
Create new large case

Diagnostics page showing large case size limits

Large case support in Advanced eDiscovery won’t affect your organization’s current eDiscovery workflow in existing cases. When creating a new case, you will have the ability to choose between a normal case (the existing case format) or a large case (the new feature). With the large case setting, you can create up to 1 TB of content per collection and the commit the collection to a single review set. When collecting content using the large case format, cloud attachments and contextual Teams and Yammer content are automatically added to the review set. This functionality helps to provide you with a complete picture of digital communications. With the new large case format, you can manage large volume cases in excess of 40 million items per case, and effectively manage large data sets throughout the eDiscovery process.
Note: Based on customer feedback, several metadata fields for Teams transcripts content have been revised to help provide additional clarity and context when reviewing Teams transcripts. Updated fields include Conversation Name and Conversation Type, and now added to documentation is Conversation Family ID. Read more about this here: Document metadata fields in Advanced eDiscovery - Microsoft 365 Compliance | Microsoft Docs
Create new large case

Diagnostics page showing large case size limits

N/A
MC293779 (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" As shared previously in September (MC288465), users that are automatically forwarding from on-premises mailboxes through Office 365 will be subject to the automatic forwarding controls defined in the anti-spam outbound policies starting on November 1, 2021. This will impact users if the setting is configured as either Automatic, or Off. In either of these cases automatic forwarding from on-premises mailboxes will be blocked by the setting.
You are receiving this message because we have identified that you may have users that are currently automatically forwarding from on-premises through Office 365 where the outbound anti-spam policy being applied to them configured as Automatic.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early November and expect to complete rollout late November.
Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
As shared previously in September (MC288465), users that are automatically forwarding from on-premises mailboxes through Office 365 will be subject to the automatic forwarding controls defined in the anti-spam outbound policies starting on 11/1/2021. This will impact users if the setting is configured as either Automatic, or Off. In either of these cases automatic forwarding from on-premises mailboxes will be blocked by the setting.
You are receiving this message because we have identified that you may have users that are currently automatically forwarding from on-premises through Office 365 where the outbound anti-spam policy being applied to them configured as Automatic.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early November and expect to complete rollout late December (previously late November).
N/A
MC288633 M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB This update changes the behavior of deleted files that are set to be retained, and that have multiple versions of the file. They will be retained in the Preservation Hold Library as a single file with all versions as part of its version history just like they exist before being deleted. Previously, each version was retained individually as a separate file.
This change affects your ability to search those versions in eDiscovery. It provides consistency for eDiscovery searches regardless of whether the file has been deleted or not, searching only the last version of it by default rather than getting multiple matches for versions in between them.
If you have query-based holds configured in eDiscovery, there will be a change to how retained files are searched and retained as outlined above. For more information on query-based holds, please visit: Create eDiscovery holds in a Core eDiscovery case - Microsoft 365 Compliance | Microsoft Docs
Note: These changes do not impact the retention or deletion of your content or cause any changes to your retention labels or policies, all versions are still being kept, just as part of the version history of the file.
This update will change the behavior of deleted files that are set to be retained, and that have multiple versions of the file. They will be retained in the Preservation Hold Library as a single file with all versions as part of its version history just like they exist before being deleted. Previously, each version was retained individually as a separate file.
Additionally, this change will also affect your ability to search those versions in eDiscovery. Searching will now only work on the last version of a document by default rather than getting multiple matches for versions in between them which provides consistency for eDiscovery searches regardless of whether the file has been deleted or not.
If you have query-based holds configured in eDiscovery, there will be a change to how retained files are searched and retained as outlined above. If a file is deleted from a source covered by a query based hold policy, it will no longer retain specific document versions that meet the query criteria and instead only hold the latest version of document if it meets the query criteria when the document is deleted.
For more information on query-based holds, please visit: Create eDiscovery holds in a Core eDiscovery case - Microsoft 365 Compliance | Microsoft Docs
These changes do not impact the retention or deletion of your content or cause any changes to your retention labels or policies, all versions are still being kept, just as part of the version history of the file.
N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview. Beginning in January, 2022 the Advanced Communications add-on license will be required.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC257468 (Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists Updated November 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release will begin rolling out in mid-November (previously early November) and will be complete by end of November (previously mid-October).
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin early December (previously end of November) and be complete by mid-December (previously end of October).
Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release will begin rolling out in mid-January (previously mid-November) and will be complete by end of January (previously end of November).
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin early February (previously end of December) and be complete by mid-February (previously mid-December).
N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated November 24, 2021: We have updated the content to reflect that the Advanced Communications add-on license will not be required once Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin is generally available.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

Updated November 30, 2021: Real-Time Call Quality Analytics announced as public preview in September will be generally available in all Microsoft and Office 365 suites and will no longer require Advanced Communications license. Click here to learn more.
This new release (preview) of Real-time telemetry metrics for Admin will help you identify issues during a Teams meeting.
Note: This feature will be available for all customers as part of the Teams preview.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68758.

[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September and expect to complete in late September.

N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period expires.
In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different organizations, we have added the ability to configure this behavior for your tenant.
The default will be for this behavior to be “on”, allowing deletion as specified before. If this behavior is configured “off”, users are prevented from deleting these files and an error message is shown as has been the experience in SharePoint until now.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82063
[When this will happen:]
The rollout of this change will begin in early November and complete by the end of November.
Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period expires.

In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different organizations, we have added the ability to configure this behavior for your tenant.

The default will be for this behavior to be “on”, allowing deletion as specified before. If this behavior is configured “off”, users are prevented from deleting these files and an error message is shown as has been the experience in SharePoint until now.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82063

[When this will happen:]

The rollout of this change will begin in early November and complete by the end of December (previously the end of November).

N/A
MC294765 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery - Announcing general availability of case limit enhancements Currently available in public preview, this release adds support for large cases in Advanced eDiscovery, which increases the total amount of content that can be managed in a single Advanced eDiscovery case. This feature accommodates this increase in case size in response to time-sensitive, high-volume regulatory requests, investigations, and litigation in modern day regulated organizations.

With large case in Advanced eDiscovery, organizations will be able to:
Create collections with up to 1 TB of data
Commit collections with 1TB of pre-expansion data to a review set
Collect Teams chat conversations as HTML transcripts as opposed to individual items
Collect time-based content for before and after the responsive item for Teams chat conversations
Export 5 million documents or 500 GB of data (whichever is smaller) in a single export job
Manage large volume cases with more than 40 million items per case
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85630.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early November and is expected to be complete by early December.

Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your feedback.
Currently available in public preview, this release adds support for large cases in Advanced eDiscovery, which increases the total amount of content that can be managed in a single Advanced eDiscovery case. This feature accommodates this increase in case size in response to time-sensitive, high-volume regulatory requests, investigations, and litigation in modern day regulated organizations.

With large case in Advanced eDiscovery, organizations will be able to:
Create collections with up to 1 TB of data
Commit collections with 1TB of pre-expansion data to a review set
Collect Teams chat conversations as HTML transcripts as opposed to individual items
Collect time-based content for before and after the responsive item for Teams chat conversations
Export 5 million documents or 500 GB of data (whichever is smaller) in a single export job
Manage large volume cases with more than 40 million items per case
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85630.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early November and is expected to be complete by early December.

N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment To help you efficiently meet regulatory obligations and improve the discovery of all elements which are part of electronic communications, Advanced eDiscovery will soon support the ability to discover the specific version of a file at the time that it was shared. This is facilitated by a new Records Management capability that enables you to automatically apply a retention label to the version of files shared as cloud attachments.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70580 and 70718.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in late November and is expected to be complete by mid-December.
Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To help you efficiently meet regulatory obligations and improve the discovery of all elements which are part of electronic communications, Advanced eDiscovery will soon support the ability to discover the specific version of a file at the time that it was shared. This is facilitated by a new Records Management capability that enables you to automatically apply a retention label to the version of files shared as cloud attachments.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70580 and 70718.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early December (previously late November) and is expected to be complete by early January (previously mid-December).
N/A
MC293779 (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" As shared previously in September (MC288465), users that are automatically forwarding from on-premises mailboxes through Office 365 will be subject to the automatic forwarding controls defined in the anti-spam outbound policies starting on November 1, 2021. This will impact users if the setting is configured as either Automatic, or Off. In either of these cases automatic forwarding from on-premises mailboxes will be blocked by the setting.
You are receiving this message because we have identified that you may have users that are currently automatically forwarding from on-premises through Office 365 where the outbound anti-spam policy being applied to them configured as Automatic.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early November and expect to complete rollout late November.
[What you need to do to prepare:]
You should review the options below and make any changes necessary.
If you do not want users to be able to automatically forward to external recipients from on-premises, no action is required and users will be blocked starting on November 1, 2021.
If you want these users to be able to continue to automatically forward you will need to adjust the outbound anti-spam policy to On, or create a custom policy for the users before November 1, 2021.
You can find more information about creating an anti-spam outbound policy scoped to the impacted user in Configure outbound spam filtering in EOP.
If you are unsure which users are automatically forwarding, you can review the Control automatic external email forwarding in Microsoft 365 to identify which users in your tenant are automatically forwarding messages outside the organization.
Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
As shared previously in September (MC288465), users that are automatically forwarding from on-premises mailboxes through Office 365 will be subject to the automatic forwarding controls defined in the anti-spam outbound policies starting on 11/1/2021. This will impact users if the setting is configured as either Automatic, or Off. In either of these cases automatic forwarding from on-premises mailboxes will be blocked by the setting.
You are receiving this message because we have identified that you may have users that are currently automatically forwarding from on-premises through Office 365 where the outbound anti-spam policy being applied to them configured as Automatic.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in early November and expect to complete rollout late December (previously late November).
[What you need to do to prepare:]
You should review the options below and make any changes necessary.
If you do not want users to be able to automatically forward to external recipients from on-premises, no action is required and users will be blocked starting on 11/1/2021.
If you want these users to be able to continue to automatically forward you will need to adjust the outbound anti-spam policy to On, or create a custom policy for the users before 11/1/2021.
You can find more information about creating an anti-spam outbound policy scoped to the impacted user in Configure outbound spam filtering in EOP.
If you are unsure which users are automatically forwarding, you can review the Control automatic external email forwarding in Microsoft 365 to identify which users in your tenant are automatically forwarding messages outside the organization.
N/A
MC267133 (Updated) Music Mode for Teams Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature release can be used to transmit high fidelity music. Users will be able to conduct online music lessons, transmit music performances, or other non-speech content.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83520
[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late November (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout late January (previously late September).
GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late November (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout late January (previously mid-September).
GCC-High: We will begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously mid-September) and expect to complete rollout late February (previously early October).
DoD: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously early October) and expect to complete rollout early March (previously mid-October).

Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature release can be used to transmit high fidelity music. Users will be able to conduct online music lessons, transmit music performances, or other non-speech content.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83520
[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously late November) and expect to complete rollout late February (previously late January).
GCC: We will begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously late November) and expect to complete rollout late January (previously mid-September).
GCC-High: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously mid-January) and expect to complete rollout early March (previously late February).
DoD: We will begin rolling this out in mid-February (previously late January) and expect to complete rollout end of March (previously early March).

N/A
MC267584 (Updated) Microsoft Exchange Online - Configuration Change for online meetings by default Updated October 28, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Whether you’re working from home or meeting with people in other locations, we will be making a change so that all meetings created in Outlook will automatically be online to allow everyone to attend. This will rollout on desktop, web, mobile and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81995.
[When this will happen]
This will rollout starting in mid-September (previously August) and will complete by the end of November (previously end of October).
Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Whether you’re working from home or meeting with people in other locations, we will be making a change so that all meetings created in Outlook will automatically be online to allow everyone to attend. This will rollout on desktop, web, mobile and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81995.
[When this will happen]
This will rollout starting in mid-September (previously August) and will complete by late January (previously end of November).
N/A
MC280914 (Updated) Records Management–Announcing public preview of adaptive policy scopes for retention and label policies Updated October 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, Teams chats, channel messages (including private channels), and Yammer user and community messages.
Before this release, admins had to manually manage what was included in each policy by creating multiple custom scripts to add or remove locations from a policy. Adaptive policy scopes will automatically add and remove applicable locations to a policy as properties change for the associated user, site, or group.
Additionally, adaptive policy scopes are not subject to previous per-policy limits of only including 100 sites or 1000 mailboxes per policy which often caused duplicate policies in large organizations.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70578.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-October (previously early September) and be complete by the end of October (previously mid-October).
Standard release: will begin rolling out in mid-November (previously mid-October) and be complete by end of December (previously mid-November).
Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, Teams chats, channel messages (including private channels), and Yammer user and community messages.
Before this release, admins had to manually manage what was included in each policy by creating multiple custom scripts to add or remove locations from a policy. Adaptive policy scopes will automatically add and remove applicable locations to a policy as properties change for the associated user, site, or group.
Additionally, adaptive policy scopes are not subject to previous per-policy limits of only including 100 sites or 1000 mailboxes per policy which often caused duplicate policies in large organizations.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70578.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-October (previously early September) and be complete by the end of October (previously mid-October).
Standard release: will begin rolling out in mid-January (previously mid-November) and be complete by mid-February (previously end of December).
N/A
MC289417 (Updated) In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio In this feature update (preview), we are adding Visio in Microsoft 365 commercial plans for your tenant users at no additional cost. Visio in Microsoft 365 comes with a web app that offers core functionalities of Visio and allows users to create, edit, and share professional diagrams and integrates with a variety of Microsoft solutions, including Microsoft Teams, for a collaborative diagramming experience.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72235.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-October 2021 and expect to complete by the early November 2021.
Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
In this feature update (preview), we are adding Visio in Microsoft 365 commercial plans for your tenant users at no additional cost. Visio in Microsoft 365 comes with a web app that offers core functionalities of Visio and allows users to create, edit, and share professional diagrams and integrates with a variety of Microsoft solutions, including Microsoft Teams, for a collaborative diagramming experience.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72235.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-October 2021 and expect to complete by late January (previously early November).
N/A
MC289968 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Praise History in Microsoft Viva Insights Updated November 11, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received praise over the past six months. Praise history will be shown in Viva Insights and will include Praise sent from both the messaging extension and the Viva Insights app. Additionally, all Praise sent in Teams will include a link for users to view their personal Praise history in the Viva Insights Teams app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85639
[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early December (previously mid-November) and complete by the end of January (previously end of November).

Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received praise over the past six months. Praise history will be shown in Viva Insights and will include Praise sent from both the messaging extension and the Viva Insights app. Additionally, all Praise sent in Teams will include a link for users to view their personal Praise history in the Viva Insights Teams app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85639
[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early January (previously early December) and complete by the end of January (previously end of November).

N/A
MC296437 (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center We're enhancing Compliance Manager’s automated testing and evidence generation functionality, and enabling additional improvement actions and solutions for automated testing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72222.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in mid-November and is expected to be complete by late January.
Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We're enhancing Compliance Manager’s automated testing and evidence generation functionality, and enabling additional improvement actions and solutions for automated testing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72222.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early December (previously mid-November) and is expected to be complete by late January.
N/A
MC289895 (Updated) Azure Information Protection classic client is now retired and will stop functioning March 31st, 2022 To provide a unified and streamlined customer experience, Azure Information Protection classic client will be officially retired on March 31, 2022, which means AIP classic client will stop functioning on that date. All current Azure Information Protection customers must transition to Microsoft Information Protection unified labeling solution. Learn more here. Updated December 02, 2021: We have updated this message as a reminder to transition to the Microsoft Information Protection unified labeling solution.
To provide a unified and streamlined customer experience, Azure Information Protection classic client will be officially retired on March 31, 2022, which means AIP classic client will stop functioning on that date. All current Azure Information Protection customers must transition to Microsoft Information Protection unified labeling solution. Learn more here.
N/A
MC282784 (Updated) Play My Emails: Spotlight Updated October 29, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox.

[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570.
Timing: mid-November through the end of November
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review and assess

Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox.

[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570.
Timing: mid-November through the end of January (previously end of November)
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review and assess

N/A
MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this update users will be able to easily identify the right file and access primary commands. The new simplified view will permit users to focus on the content while at the same time being visually pleasing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85602.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): Will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to be complete in late September.
Standard release: Will begin rolling out in late September and expect to be complete at the end of November (previously mid-October).
Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this update users will be able to easily identify the right file and access primary commands. The new simplified view will permit users to focus on the content while at the same time being visually pleasing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85602.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): Will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to be complete in late September.
Standard release: Will begin rolling out in late September and expect to be complete mid-December (previously end of November).
Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
N/A
MC288633 M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB To improve the consistency of experience and improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual files as has been the case until now.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82062
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early November, and complete by late November.
Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity and have adjusted the timeline. Thank you for your patience.
To improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual files as has been the case until now.
Note: We had previously announced that this feature would begin rollout in the fall of 2021, however we are postponing this rollout until early 2022. This allow our customers more time to prepare and for us to ensure that the rollout plan accommodates the end of year activities and minimizes the risk of impact.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82062.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early January 2022 (previously October 2021) and be complete by mid-February (previously November 2021).
N/A
MC289970 (Updated) Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback Currently available in public preview, the Discrimination trainable classifier and Cross-tenant classifier feedback feature will soon be generally available within the Communication Compliance solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85654, 85655.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early November and is expected to be complete by early December 2021.
Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Currently available in public preview, the Discrimination trainable classifier and Cross-tenant classifier feedback feature will soon be generally available within the Communication Compliance solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85654, 85655.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early November and is expected to be complete by late January (previously early December).
N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) and images in the Planner task notes field.
NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85688.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling out the new rich text task notes field in mid-December and we expect to complete the rollout by early February.
Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) and images in the Planner task notes field.
NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85688.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling out the new rich text task notes field in mid-February (previously mid-December) and we expect to complete the rollout by late March (previously early February).
N/A
MC298036 (Updated) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) With Citrix Workspace app for Windows 2109 and VDA 2109, Teams supports screen sharing of specific applications running in the virtual session.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83116
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling out in mid-November and expect to complete by the end of November.
Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With Citrix Workspace app for Windows 2109 and VDA 2109, Teams supports screen sharing of specific applications running in the virtual session.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83116
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling out in mid-January (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by the end of March (previously end of November).
N/A

MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) New feature, Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment New feature, Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message New feature Admin impact N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC289417 (Updated) In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated message Feature update User impact Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Updated message New feature Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC296437 (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC289895 (Updated) Azure Information Protection classic client is now retired and will stop functioning March 31st, 2022 Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC288633 M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC289970 (Updated) Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC298036 (Updated) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) You may want to notify your tenant's admin about this new capability and update your support documentation accordingly.
https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/teams-add-on-licensing/microsoft-teams-add-on-licensing?tabs=small-business
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68758
You may want to notify your tenant's admin about this new capability and update your support documentation accordingly.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/use-real-time-telemetry-to-troubleshoot-poor-meeting-quality
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68758
N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO No action is needed to enable this feature; however if you wish to opt out of this change and continue preventing the deletion of files in SharePoint as described, you must make the below configuration change in advance of rollout.
To configure your tenant to continue preventing deletion of files labelled to retain from SharePoint, please utilize the SetAllowFilesWithKeepLabelToBeDeletedSPO function in the SPPolicyStoreProxy class of the SharePoint Client Object Model to set this behavior to false.
When the feature finishes rolling out, this configuration will be available within the Records Management solution settings.
You may also want to update any training materials and communicate this change to your users or team responsible for Information Governance and Records Management at your organization.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=82063
No action is needed to enable this feature; however if you wish to opt out of this change and continue preventing the deletion of files in SharePoint as described, you must make the below configuration change in advance of rollout.
To configure your tenant to continue preventing deletion of files labelled to retain from SharePoint, please utilize the SetAllowFilesWithKeepLabelToBeDeletedSPO function in the SPPolicyStoreProxy class of the SharePoint Client Object Model to set this behavior to false.

When the feature finishes rolling out, this configuration will be available within the Records Management solution settings.

You may also want to update any training materials and communicate this change to your users or team responsible for Information Governance and Records Management at your organization.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=82063

N/A
MC294765 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery - Announcing general availability of case limit enhancements Review and assess if the large case format will affect your organization’s eDiscovery workflow and, if necessary, update your internal documentation accordingly.
Learn more:
Use large cases in Advanced eDiscovery (preview)
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85630
Review and assess if the large case format will affect your organization’s eDiscovery workflow and, if necessary, update your internal documentation accordingly.
Learn more:
Use large cases in Advanced eDiscovery (preview)
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/advanced-ediscovery-large-cases?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/document-metadata-fields-in-advanced-ediscovery
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85630
N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change, however if you want to leverage this new capability, please read the following links to learn more about how to setup an auto-labeling policy for cloud attachments and discover these versions in eDiscovery.
Automatically apply a retention label to retain or delete content
Collect cloud attachments in Advanced eDiscovery (preview)
Learn more about Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365
Get started with retention policies and retention labels
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/advanced-ediscovery-cloud-attachments?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/apply-retention-labels-automatically?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/get-started-with-retention?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70580
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70718
You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change, however if you want to leverage this new capability, please read the following links to learn more about how to setup an auto-labeling policy for cloud attachments and discover these versions in eDiscovery.
Automatically apply a retention label to retain or delete content
Collect cloud attachments in Advanced eDiscovery (preview)
Learn more about Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365
Get started with retention policies and retention labels
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/advanced-ediscovery-cloud-attachments?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/apply-retention-labels-automatically?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/get-started-with-retention?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70580
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=70718
N/A
MC293779 (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" You should review the options below and make any changes necessary.
If you do not want users to be able to automatically forward to external recipients from on-premises, no action is required and users will be blocked starting on November 1, 2021.
If you want these users to be able to continue to automatically forward you will need to adjust the outbound anti-spam policy to On, or create a custom policy for the users before November 1, 2021.
You can find more information about creating an anti-spam outbound policy scoped to the impacted user in Configure outbound spam filtering in EOP.
If you are unsure which users are automatically forwarding, you can review the Control automatic external email forwarding in Microsoft 365 to identify which users in your tenant are automatically forwarding messages outside the organization.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/configure-the-outbound-spam-policy?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/external-email-forwarding?view=o365-worldwide#how-to-find-users-that-are-automatically-forwarding
You should review the options below and make any changes necessary.
If you do not want users to be able to automatically forward to external recipients from on-premises, no action is required and users will be blocked starting on 11/1/2021.
If you want these users to be able to continue to automatically forward you will need to adjust the outbound anti-spam policy to On, or create a custom policy for the users before 11/1/2021.
You can find more information about creating an anti-spam outbound policy scoped to the impacted user in Configure outbound spam filtering in EOP.
If you are unsure which users are automatically forwarding, you can review the Control automatic external email forwarding in Microsoft 365 to identify which users in your tenant are automatically forwarding messages outside the organization.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/configure-the-outbound-spam-policy?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/external-email-forwarding?view=o365-worldwide#how-to-find-users-that-are-automatically-forwarding
N/A
MC288633 M365 Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved in SPO & ODB No action is needed to enable this change; however you may want to communicate this change to your users or team responsible for eDiscovery, Information Governance and Records Management at your organization.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/create-ediscovery-holds?view=o365-worldwide#query-based-holds-placed-on-sites
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=82062
You might want to notify your users or team responsible for eDiscovery, Information Governance and Records Management about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/create-ediscovery-holds?view=o365-worldwide#query-based-holds-placed-on-sites
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=82062
N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes If your organization has custom applications interacting with our Microsoft Graph Planner API, make sure to update the apps to support the rich text task notes field as soon as it is available to take advantage of the new notes capabilities. We will maintain support for the existing plain text task notes field in our Microsoft Graph Planner API for at least 36 months.
If your organization has applications or workflows which parse the task notes to trigger logic based off contents in the notes field, we recommend users continue to input only plain text in task notes and not apply text formatting or insert images into task notes. Such apps should also be updated to avoid parsing task notes or applying logic to contents in the task notes as these are not recommended uses of the task notes field in our API.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85688
If your organization has custom applications interacting with our Microsoft Graph Planner API, make sure to update the apps to support the rich text task notes field as soon as it is available to take advantage of the new notes capabilities. We will maintain support for the existing plain text task notes field in our Microsoft Graph Planner API for at least 36 months.
If your organization has applications or workflows which parse the task notes to trigger logic based off contents in the notes field, we recommend users continue to input only plain text in task notes and not apply text formatting or insert images into task notes. Such apps should also be updated to avoid parsing task notes or applying logic to contents in the task notes as these are not recommended uses of the task notes field in our API.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85688
N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC282781 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview) N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO M365 Records Management & Information Governance – Update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO N/A
MC295570 (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment (Updated) Records management Advanced eDiscovery – Preserve and discover the file version shared as cloud attachment N/A
MC293779 (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" (Updated) Reminder: Auto Forwarding Policy For On-Prem Customers "Setting = Automatic" N/A
MC289417 (Updated) In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio (Updated) In Preview: Microsoft 365 now includes the core functionalities of Visio N/A
MC296437 (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center N/A
MC289895 (Updated) Azure Information Protection classic client is now retired and will stop functioning March 31st, 2022 Azure Information Protection classic client is now retired and will stop functioning March 31st, 2022 (Updated) Azure Information Protection classic client is now retired and will stop functioning March 31st, 2022 N/A
MC289970 (Updated) Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback (Updated) Communication Compliance discrimination classifier and cross-tenant classifier feedback N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes Rich text and images in Planner task notes (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes N/A
MC298036 (Updated) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (Updated) Application Screen Sharing for Citrix - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) N/A

CW49 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC301007 Support for viewing and managing application users in legacy web client is deprecated Plan For Change Dynamics 365 Apps False N/A
MC301050 Plan for Change: New RBAC permission required for Win32 app supersedence and dependency Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False 02/01/2022
MC301226 Important Information about upcoming changes to Microsoft Power Apps trial license renewals Plan For Change Power Apps False N/A
MC301249 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC301300 Update: Suggested Replies - Outlook for Office Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC301301 In Development for Microsoft Intune is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC301469 Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC301471 Updated SLAs for Microsoft Teams Calling Plans, Phone System, and Audio Conferencing Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC301473 Microsoft OneDrive & SharePoint Library dropdown menu Plan For Change SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business True N/A
MC301676 Markup Ink for Edit HVC (high-value Controls) Stay Informed SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC301679 Manage Surface Hub devices from Teams admin center Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC301680 Microsoft Teams: Pin your own video in Teams meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC301702 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC301708 Quick Create and Rules for Libraries Plan For Change SharePoint Online True N/A

Login to your account

Welcome Back, We Missed You!